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Another 'Unprecedented' First for Trump & Co.

Donald's campaign has paid out $8.2M to his family businesses

(Newser) - The word "unprecedented" has been used many times in association with Donald Trump's presidential run, and now Politico has another to add to the list. The site found the GOP nominee's campaign has paid $8.2 million out to his own family's businesses, or about 7%... More »

Meet Trump's 'Dangerous' New Campaign Chief

Breitbart co-founder 'loves the fight'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has doubled down on Trumpism with the appointment of new campaign CEO Stephen Bannon —and many people, including some who worked with him at Breitbart News, sound pretty worried about where he's going to take the campaign. One thing is clear: It's not a move... More »

RNC: Trump Is Staying on the Ballot

He says the campaign is 'going really well'

(Newser) - Donald Trump is the GOP nominee for president and there will be no refunds or exchanges, the Republican National Committee insisted Wednesday amid rumors that Trump's missteps had panicked it so badly it was looking at options for a replacement and planning to pressure him to drop out. "... More »

Poll: Cruz's Plan to Stop Trump Backfires Big Time

Indiana voters aren't pleased with divide-and-conquer scheme

(Newser) - The tables have turned for Sen. Ted Cruz in Indiana ahead of Tuesday's primary vote, though not in the direction he was hoping. On Saturday night, the Indianapolis Star reported that the Texas senator had a healthy 16-point lead over Trump in voter support (44.8% to 29%, per... More »

Sanders Insiders: He Goofed in 2015

Should've gone after Hillary Clinton, and voters, sooner and more aggressively

(Newser) - What Bernie Sanders has touted as his devotion to his home state and his refusal to get negative against Hillary Clinton may be exactly what's hampered his campaign. That's according to more than 15 people in Sanders' camp—either professionally or personally—who tell the New York Times... More »

Ben Carson Backs 'Cerebral' Trump

Ex-presidential candidate calls Trump a 'leader with an outsider's perspective'

(Newser) - Donald Trump may have once called out Ben Carson's "pathological temper" and likened him to a child molester , but in the world of campaign politics, rivals often have short memories—or extremely forgiving ones. Proof positive: Ben Carson's official endorsement of the GOP front-runner, which he announced... More »

Trump's Luxury Brands Have Lost Their Glitter

And he really only has himself to blame, per Politico

(Newser) - For more than 10 years, BAV Consulting has kept an eye on the Donald Trump brand, documenting its peaks and valleys in consumer opinion. But as Politico reports, the Donald's hold on the luxury goods market—which has helped amass him a portfolio that Bloomberg has estimated is worth... More »

Trump Makes 2 Huge Moves

Plans major ad blitz, gains access to RNC voter files

(Newser) - Donald Trump has made a big to-do about spending next to nothing so far in his presidential campaign, but that may be changing. Sources in his camp tell Fox News he plans to kick off a major ad blitz, spending up to $2 million a week or more. This would... More »

Did Biden Leak Son's Dying Wish in Calculated Move?

VP may be just as calculating about run as he is emotional: Politico

(Newser) - Joe Biden "placed an ad in the New York Times" in August to gauge interest in a presidential run, reports Politico , citing "multiple sources." That "ad" came in the form of Maureen Dowd's Aug. 1 column about the dying wish of Beau Biden "that... More »

This Poll Might Be the One Hillary Needs to Worry About

Support among women drops sharply

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is currently holding several weeks of "Women for Hillary" rallies ... but in a span of just eight weeks, support for Clinton among Democratic-leaning female voters dropped 29 percentage points. A Washington Post - ABC News poll back in July found that 71% of such voters expected to... More »

Trump's Running a Weird Campaign and He Knows It

'I hope they attack me, because everybody who attacks me is doomed'

(Newser) - "Let Trump Be Trump" is the sign that hangs in the presidential candidate's campaign headquarters in his eponymous NYC tower, and there doesn't seem to be any indication that the Donald's staffers are letting him do anything but that. The real-estate tycoon has coasted to the... More »

GOP Presidential Field Just Got Smaller

Rick Perry drops out of the 2016 race

(Newser) - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is dropping out of the race for president, ending his second bid for the Republican nomination and becoming the first major candidate of the 2016 campaign to give up on the White House. His struggling campaign has been strapped for campaign cash and stuck polling... More »

Latest to Join 2016 Scrum for President: John McAfee

He's founding his own party, the Cyber Party, obviously

(Newser) - A familiar face, but a new one to politics, is running for the nation's nuclear codes. John McAfee, best known for his antivirus software, has filed the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for president, and he tells CNNMoney he'll be founding a new party... More »

'I'm in': Scott Walker Joins Crowded GOP Field

Wis. governor says 'Americans deserve a leader who will fight and win for them'

(Newser) - Make room, GOPers: Scott Walker is running for president. "I'm in. I'm running for president because Americans deserve a leader who will fight and win for them," he tweeted ( this time for real ) today. But for the Wisconsin governor—who dropped a "barn-burner... More »

Woman Says She's Tipster Who Destroyed Gary Hart

Dana Weems says she clued in newspaper about presidential candidate's dalliances

(Newser) - More than 25 years ago, Gary Hart's presidential campaign came to a screeching halt after a Miami Herald article investigating his supposed extramarital affairs and a photo of Hart with 29-year-old model Donna Rice sitting on his lap were published. Now, after years of speculation—and refusal by the... More »

Jeb Bush Might Defy Mom for 2016 Run

Former Fla. governor sending mixed signals

(Newser) - Jeb Bush could be fundraising, taking part in debates, and traveling around the country just for the heck of it—or the former Florida governor could actually be planning a 2016 presidential run. There have been increasing whispers about that long-anticipated 2016 Bush-Hillary Clinton battle as Jeb's advisers are... More »

If Biden Runs in '16, Iowa's Got His Back

Does his appearance at today's Harkin Steak Fry mean he's eying a run?

(Newser) - Iowa Senator Tom Harkin is hosting his 36th "steak fry" fundraiser today, an event described by the Des Moines Register as "a stepping stone to the White House." This year's guest of honor? Joe Biden. His appearance has tongues wagging that the Vice President is considering... More »

Clinton Easily Tops Republicans in Florida Poll

GOP analysts fear facing Clinton 'will be impossible'

(Newser) - With the 2016 elections right around the corner (well, a three-year corner), Hillary Clinton boasts 11-point leads over her closest Republican rivals in the swing state of Florida, according to a new Quinnipiac poll . Clinton leads former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 51%-40%, and Sen. Marco Rubio 52%-41%. She also holds... More »

Media: Romney Charged Us $1K a Day for Travel

News outlets fight 'exorbitant' trail bills

(Newser) - Major news organizations are fighting what they say are exorbitant prices charged by Mitt Romney's campaign for reporters' travel expenses including food and transportation. Outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today have told the campaign they will be contesting charges that topped $1,000... More »

Election Day: Romney Stumps, Obama Shoots Hoops

Bball is an Election Day superstition for the prez

(Newser) - Mitt Romney and President Obama are taking two very different approaches on how they'll spend their last few hours as candidates, reports CNN . Obama will follow presidential candidate tradition and hunker down in his hometown of Chicago to await an outcome, as well as his personal tradition of playing... More »

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