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Democratic convention Day 1: CNN vets the claims

The Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia on Monday for the first night of its convention, and CNN's Reality Check Team put the speakers' statements and…

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Michelle Obama: 'When they go low, we go high'

Michelle Obama cast the presidential race as one between a positive role model for children -- in Hillary Clinton -- and a damaging one -- in Donald Trump --…

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Memorable lines from the DNC's opening night

Democrats kicked off their convention Monday night amid tension between Bernie Sanders' supporters and Hillary Clinton's allies. Speakers on the first night…

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Bernie Sanders: 'I am proud to stand with her'

Bernie Sanders on Monday led an orchestrated attempt by Democratic leaders to pull their party together, but simmering anger among his die-hard supporters…

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Violent crime rising in US cities, study finds

Violent crime is on the rise so far this year in major cities across the US compared to the number of homicides, rapes, robberies, assaults and shootings that…

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Disability advocate steals spotlight at DNC

Anastasia Somoza stole the spotlight at the first night of the Democratic National Convention with a moving speech on Americans with disabilities. Somoza was…

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Sources: DNC warned of hack months before

Federal investigators tried to warn the Democratic National Committee about a potential intrusion in their computer network months before the party moved to…

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Some Bernie believers still hold out hope

"We want Bernie" was the loudest cheer throughout the Wells Fargo Arena as Bernie Sanders gave his much-anticipated address to the Democratic National…


Silverman: 'Ridiculous' remark was unscripted

Comedian Sarah Silverman said her on-stage denunciation Monday night of Bernie Sanders supporters who aren't yet backing Hillary Clinton as "ridiculous" was…

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Democracy Spring plans mass sit-in, arrests at DNC

The revolution will not be improvised.

More than 50 protesters were detained by police on Monday following a tightly choreographed demonstration at an access…

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Elizabeth Warren takes on Trump at DNC

Elizabeth Warren took center stage at the Democratic convention Monday as the party faced challenges in unifying a party base torn apart by divisive primaries…

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Booker hits on economic inequality in convention speech

Cory Booker, long a rising star within the Democratic Party, took the national stage Monday night to deliver a sweeping oratory that harkened back to the…

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DNC media tent evacuated in storm

A huge thunderstorm has forced hundreds of journalists out of a media tent next to the Wells Fargo Center -- the host of the Democratic National Convention.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz's controversial tenure

A slew of leaked emails was the last straw for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who announced Sunday afternoon her resignation as chairwoman of the Democratic…

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Dems open convention without Wasserman Schultz

The Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday without its outgoing Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, following a…

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Hillary Clinton prepares to reintroduce herself to America

Hillary Clinton's challenge this week is reintroducing herself to a country that has known her for decades and getting through to the millions of Americans who…

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Sanders tries to calm skeptical supporters

Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders tried Monday to calm a crowd skeptical of Hillary Clinton, using a rally in advance of his convention…

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Al Gore endorses Hillary Clinton

Former Vice President Al Gore endorsed Hillary Clinton on Monday, the opening day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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The DNC email scandal explained

The Democratic National Convention was sent into upheaval over the weekend when Wikileaks released nearly 20,000 internal emails from the party -- some of…

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The massive implications of Trump's Muslim travel ban

Donald Trump's latest proposal to stop immigration "from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism" is an "expansion" of his blanket ban on Muslims,…

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Clinton nods to trepidation around first female commander in chief

Hillary Clinton told a group of veterans on Monday that even she needs to get used to the fact she could become the first female commander in chief in November…

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U.S. economy seen as safe haven in chaotic world

Contrary to the ominous picture painted by Donald Trump, America has once again emerged as a port of safety for investors navigating the stormy world.

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Obama: Trump 'is ultimately helping do ISIL's work for us'

President Barack Obama had strong words for Donald Trump's rhetoric over Muslims in the wake of terrorist attacks, saying -- using another acronym for ISIS --…

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Donald Trump to host Reddit AMA

Redditors will get a chance to ask Donald Trump anything they want on Wednesday evening.

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Trump bounces into the lead

The bounce is back.

Donald Trump comes out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, topping her 44% to 39% in a four-way…

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Celebs head to Democratic convention

A star-studded list of speakers, performers and attendees are descending upon Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention this week, where Hillary…

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McCain links Democratic foe to Clinton controversies

Hillary Clinton's sliding polls numbers are giving Senate Republicans a new opening, as they plot a more aggressive strategy seeking to tie the party's…

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Donald Trump's plan to win the week

Donald Trump isn't giving up the spotlight as Democrats meet in Philadelphia to formally make Hillary Clinton their presidential nominee.

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Viewers guide to the Democratic convention

Democrats kick off their convention Monday under the cloud of party chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's resignation and Donald Trump's 6 point bounce coming…

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Clinton's campaign manager: Russia helping Trump

Hillary Clinton's campaign manager is alleging that Russian hackers are leaking Democratic National Committee emails critical of Bernie Sanders in an effort to…

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Clinton says she won't engage in 'insult fest' with Trump

Hillary Clinton "felt sad" watching a Republican National Convention that was mostly about "criticizing me," she said an interview aired Sunday night on CBS' "…

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What Clinton's campaign learned from gamers

When you get tired of hunting Pokémon, Hillary Clinton's campaign hopes you'll get addicted to her new game too.

The campaign unveiled a new smartphone app for…


Kaine comes home to his spiritual center

After introducing himself to the nation as Hillary Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine returned Sunday with his wife, Anne Holton, to the place where they…

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What was in the DNC email leak?

Debbie Wasserman Schultz's stewardship of the Democratic National Committee has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process.


'See you in Philly': Protesters emboldened by Wasserman Schultz departure

Fueled by grievances over the party's treatment of Bernie Sanders and doubts over Hillary Clinton's progressive credentials, tens of thousands of protesters…

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn

Trump backer retweets anti-Semitic message, apologizes

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a prominent Donald Trump backer, on Sunday stumbled into controversy online by seeming to endorse an anti-Semitic Twitter…

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg to endorse Hillary Clinton

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent who considered his own presidential run this year, will endorse Hillary Clinton and speak at the…

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Trump rebukes David Duke 'as quick as you can say it'

Donald Trump said Sunday he rebukes the support of David Duke, the white supremacist who recently launched a Senate campaign in Louisiana, who said he was…

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Trump calls latest iteration of Muslim ban an expansion

Donald Trump said his latest proposal to stop immigration "from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism" is an "expansion" of his blanket ban on…

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Several swing state Democrats skipping Philly

As the Democratic National Convention kicks off in Philadelphia this week, some of the members of the party in the toughest races across the country will be…

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Sanders: 'Awful' DNC emails should cost party chair her job

Bernie Sanders says the release of Democratic National Committee emails that show its staffers working against him underscore the position he's held for months…

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Donald Trump on Roger Ailes' Fox News exit: 'So sad'

Donald Trump says Roger Ailes' forced exit from Fox News is "so sad."

The GOP nominee for president called the Fox News mastermind, his longtime friend, "such a…

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Benghazi victim's mother to Trump: Stop the mentions

The mother of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, who died during the 2012 Benghazi attacks, penned a short letter to the editor of The New York Times…

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Turkey: Decree makes it easier to hold suspects

Suspects in Turkey can now be detained for as long as 30 days without charge and the government can listen in on all conversations they have with their lawyers…

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Pundit cites 'Dora the Explorer' to criticize Kaine's use of Spanish

CNN political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes on Saturday criticized Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine for speaking in Spanish, saying it contrasted with this week's…

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Pence and Kaine: VP nominees, Marine dads

Republican and Democratic vice presidential picks Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine have at least one thing in common: They're both are…

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7 things you should know about Tim Kaine

In choosing Tim Kaine as her running mate, Hillary Clinton has selected a no-frills politician widely seen as a "safe" choice.

Kaine would be the first to say…

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David Duke running for Senate seat in Louisiana

Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke announced his U.S. Senate campaign Friday in Louisiana, promising to defend the rights of European Americans.

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Labor, abortion rights groups praise Kaine pick

Potential progressive backlash to Tim Kaine was slow to mount Friday evening after Hillary Clinton chose him as her running mate, though a few traditional…

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Trump, Warren reignite feud in wake of Kaine VP selection

Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren continued their ongoing Twitter feud Saturday in the wake of Hillary Clinton's decision to tap Tim Kaine as her running mate.

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Why Tim Kaine has already made history

Hillary Clinton is hoping her decision to tap Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate will go down in history as a move that helped her capture the…

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Virginia Supreme Court strikes down order on felons' voting rights

The Virginia Supreme Court on Friday ruled against Gov. Terry McAuliffe's executive order seeking to reinstate the right to vote to approximately 206,000…

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Kaine in Miami: 'Bienvenidos a todos'

Tim Kaine took the stage alongside Hillary Clinton in Miami Saturday and offered his first greeting to voters as a vice presidential nominee -- in Spanish.

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Judge Curiel denies Trump U motion to dismiss case

A federal judge on Friday issued a tentative ruling to deny a bid to dismiss a lawsuit by unhappy customers of Trump University.

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo…

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Clinton's new VP pick could be point man on guns

Tim Kaine refers to April 16, 2007, as the worst day of his life.

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TV ratings for Trump's acceptance speech weren't 'huge'

According to Donald Trump, the "television ratings for this convention were through the roof."

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Clinton on Trump: 'I can't really imagine him on a white horse'

Hillary Clinton on Friday cast Donald Trump's nomination speech as arrogant and his entire Republican National Convention as dark and depressing, in her first…

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Trump: I wouldn't accept Cruz's endorsement

Ted Cruz won't endorse Donald Trump, but the Republican nominee said Friday he wouldn't take the support even if the Texas senator offered.

"If he gives it, I…

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Trump offers low-key response to Munich attack

Donald Trump gave an uncharacteristically subdued response Friday to the shooting rampage in Munich, Germany, offering his prayers to the victims.

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Obama: Trump's doom-and-gloom doesn't match reality

The deeply pessimistic outlook that Donald Trump offered at this week's Republican National Convention doesn't match reality, President Barack Obama insisted…

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This is how much loss of NBA All-Star Game will cost Charlotte

The NBA's decision to pull its All-Star Game out of Charlotte means an estimated loss of $100 million to the city's economy.

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Will the public get to see Mike Pence's tax returns?

Will Mike Pence release his tax returns or won't he?

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Hillary Clinton VP: Why consider Tom Vilsack?

As Hillary Clinton prepares to announce her vice presidential nominee as early as Friday, one man has emerged as the dark horse candidate: Tom Vilsack.

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Trump's kids might have saved the convention

In a party convention beset by distractions -- Melania Trump's plagiarism, Ted Cruz's defiance -- there's been one part of the program that delegates say has…

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Many 2012 Republican promises come true under Obama

Presidents get too much credit and too much blame for the economy on their watch.

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Trump accepts GOP nomination for president

Donald Trump conjured a dire picture Thursday of an America sliding deeper into poverty, violence and corruption and declared himself the only person who…

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George Harrison estate offended that RNC used his music

Donald Trump and the Republican National Convention have incurred the wrath of yet another musician.

The George Harrison estate blasted the use of his hit "…

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Trump is not 'softening' on trade

Donald Trump has revolutionized the Republican Party's trade policy. He's made "free trade" a dirty word and replaced it with what he calls "America first."…

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Sanders blasts Donald Trump's shoutout

The morning after the Republican National Convention wrapped up Donald Trump said he's confident that he'll win "a lot" of Bernie Sanders voters.

"We're going…

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Gingrich: Trump's 'revolutionary' appeal to black, LGBTQ voters

Newt Gingrich on Friday praised Donald Trump's convention speech, saying it connected with people who would not normally vote Republican and could lead to a "a…

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10 takeaways from Republican convention

Donald Trump painted a picture of a dystopian America -- and sold himself as the only one who can fix it.

As he accepted the Republican nomination here…

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Clinton selects Kaine as her running mate

Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to be her running mate, turning to a steady and seasoned hand in government to fill out the Democratic…

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Trump loses battle with teleprompter

Speculation about the Republican National Convention centered on two things.

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Mark Cuban: Trump's 'dream scenario' is to lose election

Mark Cuban is betting Donald Trump will lose the presidential election, but end up with his net worth increased tenfold.

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Donald Trump's America: Scary but fixable

It's scary out there.

Donald Trump painted a foreboding picture Thursday of an America adrift as he accepted the Republican presidential nomination with a sober…

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Obama welcomes leader of Mexico day after RNC

President Barack Obama has invited one of Donald Trump's fiercest global critics for talks a day after the businessman formally accepts the Republican…

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Are you safer than you were 8 years ago?

Donald Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again," morphed throughout the just-concluded Republican National Convention into "Make America Safe Again.…

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RNC Day 4: Trump becomes nominee

Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president in Cleveland on Thursday, the last day of the Republican National Convention. In his acceptance…

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Day 4 of GOP convention: CNN vets the claims

The Republican Party gathered in Cleveland on Thursday for the fourth night of its convention, and CNN's Reality Check Team put the speakers' statements and…

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World reacts to Trump's acceptance speech

In officially accepting the Republican nomination for President, Donald Trump vowed to put "America first" and put forward a credo of "Americanism, not…

Peter Thiel

Gay Silicon valley billionaire makes GOP history

Peter Thiel encouraged the GOP to not get distracted by culture wars on stage Thursday night, saluting Donald Trump for not focusing on such things as he made…

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Who said it: Ivanka Trump or Hillary Clinton?

Donald Trump would use the power of the federal government to "change labor laws" to ensure companies pay women and men equally, and he would pursue universal…

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Manafort doubts FBI statistics after Clinton decision

Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort said Thursday the FBI's statistics on crime should be viewed skeptically since the agency recommended that Hillary…

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Most memorable lines from RNC's final night

It's been a hectic and, at times, surprising fourth night at the Republican National Convention. Here are the most memorable lines from the final night:


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Ivanka Trump delivers in prime-time

Ivanka Trump pitched her father, Donald Trump, to the nation's female voters Thursday night, revealing a softer side of the billionaire businessman in a way…

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Hillary Clinton hate for sale on the streets of Cleveland

On the streets outside the Quicken Loans Arena, in the shadows largely tucked away from most media coverage, there is a booming market for cheap, privately…

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Pokemon Go takes State Department briefing

The Pokemon Go craze came to the State Department on Thursday, when a reporter was called out for playing the popular game during a briefing.

"You're playing…

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Ted Cruz grilled by Texas delegation

Ted Cruz vigorously defended his decision not to stand by a pledge to endorse the Republican presidential nominee in a remarkable 25-minute back-and-forth with…

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Trump super PACs battle in Cleveland

The battle for supremacy among super PACs backing Donald Trump is intensifying as rival groups -- almost all of which have struggled to collect top dollars --…

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Trump Yourself tool calls you a loser, gives email address to Clinton

You could be hurt by the many colorful insults Donald Trump likes to toss around about women, Mexicans, Muslims, and African Americans. Or you could embrace…

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Cruz stands by refusal to endorse Trump

Ted Cruz on Thursday strongly defended his refusal to endorse Donald Trump during his Republican National Convention speech, saying he's not "in the habit" of…

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After 12 years, Trump impersonator finally cashing in

Twelve years and three wigs later, John Di Domenico is finally cashing in.

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McConnell: Cruz controversy 'won't make any difference'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday dismissed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's theatrics at the Republican convention, calling them "inconsequential" as…

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2016 RNC guide: What to watch on Day 4

On the Republican National Convention's second night, two of his children Donald Trump Jr. and Tiffany Trump brought the crowd to its feet, revealing personal…

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Feds try to search Wall Street Journal reporter's phone

A Wall Street Journal reporter was detained by federal agents at the Los Angeles airport who demanded to confiscate her two cell phones -- and was surprised…

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Dems post photo of diverse interns after Ryan selfie

Wait until you see how Democrats on Capitol Hill responded to House Speaker Paul Ryan's selfie with a group of interns.

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Republicans on how they really feel about Cruz

Ted Cruz built his political career on his reputation as an unyielding conservative, but his refusal to endorse former rival Donald Trump in his speech to the…

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Donald Trump Jr.: We don't need Cruz's endorsement

Donald Trump Jr. said Thursday that his father does not need Ted Cruz's endorsement going into the general election.

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Gary Johnson: Cruz did say to vote for Gary Johnson, didn't he?

Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson said Thursday that Ted Cruz's call to "vote your conscience" essentially encouraged people to support the former New…

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Clinton closes in on VP choice: Kaine and Vilsack leading the way

Hillary Clinton is spending two days at home in New York, finalizing her decision for a running mate, before formally introducing her Democratic ticket during…

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Democrats call for unity on 1st day of DNC

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was the prime time speaker on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The crowd roared for him and…

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Sanders says his, Clinton's campaigns have come together

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said in his speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday night that despite disagreements, "there was a significant…

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Michelle Obama speaks on hateful language

First Lady Michelle Obama said in her speech at the Democratic National Convention, "when they go low, we go high."

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