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After Trump's Tough Month, Clinton Opens Up a Big Lead

The Democrat is now up by double digits

(Newser) - After a month plagued with what the Washington Post is calling "self-inflicted controversies," Donald Trump has taken a beating in that paper's latest poll, "foreshadowing that the November election could be a referendum on Trump more than anything else." Hillary Clinton—who in May's... More »

Obama Immigration Defeat Could Help Dems Win

Democrats plan to mobilize Hispanic vote

(Newser) - The Supreme Court's tie vote on President Obama's immigration pla n yesterday killed off that part of his legacy—but it may have made it more likely that Hillary Clinton will be his successor. Democrats say the ruling, which blocks a plan to shield more than 4 million... More »

New Electoral Math Doesn't Add Up to President Trump

And it hasn't really changed in three months

(Newser) - The electoral math hasn't changed much in the past three months, and that's bad news for Donald Trump's presidential aspirations. The University of Virginia Center for Politics released a map at the end of March that projected 347 electoral votes for Clinton and 191 for Trump. They... More »

GOP Stalwart Says He'll Back Hillary

Brent Scowcroft was national security adviser for Ford, George HW, served 3 other GOP presidents

(Newser) - When you hear the name "Brent Scowcroft," certain things may come to mind, including "retired lieutenant general " and "heavyweight foreign policy adviser" to several GOP presidents, CNN notes. He served as national security adviser to Presidents Ford and George HW Bush, as well as in... More »

Clinton: Trump Has 'Flashy Slogans,' 'Reckless Ideas'

Clinton responded to Trump's attacks on her Wednesday

(Newser) - Hours after Donald Trump finished bashing her as a liar and crook , Hillary Clinton struck back during a rally Wednesday in North Carolina. “He’s going after me personally because he has no answers,” the Washington Post quotes Clinton as saying. “All he can do is try... More »

8 of Trump's Biggest Lines Against Clinton

She 'may be the most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency'

(Newser) - With news outlets fixated on his staff shakeups , possibly broke campaign , and hiring of fictional characters , Donald Trump sought to regain control of the narrative by attacking Hillary Clinton in a speech Wednesday at his SoHo development in New York City. Vox calls it a "Hillary Clinton slam-speech" that... More »

Trump Campaign's Cash: $1.29M, to Hillary's $42M

Clinton outraised him 9 to 1 in May

(Newser) - Donald Trump's campaign is so low on cash it wouldn't be considered a high roller at one of his casinos, according to financial disclosures released late Monday. The Trump campaign began June with just $1.29 million in cash, compared to $42 million for Hillary Clinton's well-heeled... More »

If Clinton Wants to Be Bold, This VP Pick Would Do It

Columnist makes the case for Sheryl Sandberg

(Newser) - The smart money is on Hillary Clinton making a predictable pick for her running mate—think Tim Kaine or Sherrod Brown, or perhaps Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, or Julian Castro, writes William Whalen at RealClearPolitics . But Whalen suggests another name that doesn't appear on the regular short lists: Facebook... More »

Trump Most Unliked POTUS Contender in Modern Times

The polls are in, and Trump has broken the record for 'political toxicity'

(Newser) - Donald Trump: presumptive GOP nominee, Cheeto Jesus , and, per Politico , a record-setter for "political toxicity." That's the site's analysis of Trump's standing with the American people after recent polls show he's reached a level of unpopularity "without historical peer in the modern era... More »

Here Are the VP Contenders Clinton Is Vetting (Spoiler: Not Sanders)

But Elizabeth Warren is on the list

(Newser) - The Wall Street Journal has revealed a list of potential running mates being vetted by Hillary Clinton, and it doesn't include Bernie Sanders. Possible future vice presidents currently in the early stages of vetting include Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Labor Secretary Tom Perez, Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro,... More »

Clinton: I'll Say 'Radical Islamism'

Trump boasts that he forced her into it

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has avoided using the phrase "radical Islam" when describing terror attacks, but that reluctance appears to be over. "To me, radical jihadism, radical Islamism, I think they mean the same thing," she said on the Today show at NBC . "I'm happy to say... More »

Trump: Orlando Proved Me Right on Terrorism

Critics bash his response as 'self-congratulations'

(Newser) - While President Obama deemed the massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando an "act of terror and an act of hate," the man looking to fill his shoes took a different approach. "Really bad shooting in Orlando. Police investigating possible terrorism," Donald Trump tweeted Sunday, shortly before... More »

WikiLeaks to Publish New Clinton Emails

Julian Assange promises more will be included in 'upcoming leaks'

(Newser) - Not content with WikiLeaks' archive of 30,322 emails and email attachments sent or received by Hillary Clinton's private email server? Julian Assange has good news. In an ITV interview, the WikiLeaks founder says more Clinton emails will be included in "upcoming leaks" on the site. It isn'... More »

Dems: Give Sanders a 'Major Role'

Many also want him on the Clinton ticket

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders sounds like he knows the writing is on the wall , but a new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds that most Democrats don't want their runner-up to head quietly back to Vermont: More than three-quarters of those surveyed want a "major role" for the Independent senator in shaping the... More »

Warren: I'm Ready to Work My Heart Out for Clinton

She endorses Hillary, praises Bernie on 'Maddow'

(Newser) - Things are falling into place for Hillary Clinton: Her endorsement from President Obama Thursday was followed by that of Elizabeth Warren, the progressive senator who could be key to winning over Bernie Sanders supporters. "I'm ready. I am ready to get in this fight and work my heart... More »

Clinton Launches Nuclear Meme Attack on Trump

He's going to need some ointment for that sick burn

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton set the internet on [fire emoji] [fire emoji] [fire emoji] Thursday when she hit Donald Trump with what the Verge describes as "an old, but hardly stale meme." “Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary," Trump tweeted . "He wants four more years of Obama—but... More »

Obama Endorses Hillary Clinton

'I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office'

(Newser) - President Obama officially endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Thursday, Politico reports. According to ABC News , the president made the endorsement via a video posted by the Clinton campaign. “I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office," Obama says in his... More »

Sanders Tells Obama He'll Work With Clinton, Won't Drop Out

He says a President Trump would be a 'disaster'

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders left a meeting with President Obama on Thursday vowing to "work together" with Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump, ABC News reports. And while he says he'll continue his campaign at least through the final primary—next Tuesday in DC—the Wall Street Journal notes he... More »

Clinton Worried She'd Have Trouble Getting Through Speech

'It just was a sense of momentous historic experience'

(Newser) - After making history on Tuesday , the first female presumptive nominee of a major US party spent much of Wednesday talking to the media about how it felt to make history—and about her plans for the future. Some highlights from Hillary Clinton's interviews with CNN , the New York Times... More »

Warren Plans to Endorse Clinton, Hasn't Ruled Out Vice President

And Clinton is open to an all-woman ticket

(Newser) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren—notably the only female senator not to endorse Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders—plans to officially back Clinton in the coming weeks, Reuters reports. An endorsement from Warren, who is popular with progressives, could bring Sanders' supporters over to Clinton's side. Reuters cites sources close to... More »

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