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Senate blocks stopgap bill to fund government

WASHINGTON — The Senate has blocked a spending bill needed to keep the government open beyond Friday's midnight deadline. Continue reading...

FBI chief says immunity for Clinton aide limited to laptop

WASHINGTON — FBI Director James Comey told Congress on Tuesday that his agency granted immunity to Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff because agents wanted to inspect her laptop as part of a now-closed FBI investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state. Continue reading...

Jabs by Clinton, Trump go personal in first debate

They clash on stamina, race, taxes, ISIS, foreign policy

Subscriber onlyHEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed in unusually personal terms during a first general-election presidential debate Monday evening, with Clinton accusing Trump of pushing "racist lies" about President Barack Obama's birthplace and Trump accusing Clinton of lacking the "stamina" to be president. Continue reading...

FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton deny their own words in debate

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's habit of peddling hype and fabrication emerged unabated in the first presidential debate while Hillary Clinton played it cautiously in her statements, though not without error. They both denied making statements that they are on the record as saying. Continue reading...

Debate preview: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown

WASHINGTON — After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face to face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for America's future. Continue reading...

Rivals rumble-ready; both meet Netanyahu

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday, giving each candidate the chance to tout their readiness to lead the nation and their knowledge of foreign policy on the eve of their first presidential debate, a little more than six weeks before Election Day. Continue reading...

Democrats, GOP pledge override of 9/11-bill veto

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Democrats and Republicans are vowing to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to allow families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the terrorists who killed nearly 3,000 people. Continue reading...

Clinton preps to pounce; Trump bones up on policy

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's next major opportunity to motivate supporters and sway a narrow band of undecided voters will come in Monday's 90-minute, prime-time debate. Continue reading...

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Bill on 9/11 suits vetoed; supporters vow override

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama vetoed legislation Friday that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged ties to the terrorists who carried out the attacks. Continue reading...

2 Arkansans keep Clinton's A-list supporters visible, on message

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- If singer Cher wants to highlight Hillary Clinton's climate policies, she has some Arkansans who are happy to hand her the talking points. Continue reading...

Cruz U-turns, says Trump gets his vote

Keeping word, Texan notes; Clinton camp digs at switch

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz announced Friday that he will vote for Donald Trump, an about-face coming months after the Texas conservative called Trump a "pathological liar" and "utterly amoral." Continue reading...

GOP lawmaker: Too many deals in email probe

FBI handed out immunity ‘like candy,’ Chaffetz says

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, and two other staff members were granted immunity deals in exchange for their cooperation in the now-closed FBI investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, a Republican congressman said. Continue reading...

In rebuke to White House, ban on paying Iran cash clears House

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — The U.S. House has passed a bill to outlaw cash payments to Iran in a rebuke of the Obama administration’s decision to send Tehran what Republicans charge was “ransom” on the same day American prisoners were released. Continue reading...

Obama vetoes 9/11 bill, possible override by Congress looms

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama nixed a bill Friday that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, arguing it undermined national security and setting up the possibility that Congress might override his veto for the first time of his presidency. Continue reading...

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