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Clinton and Trump Chase Last-Minute Support on U.S. Election Eve

By Amanda Becker and Emily Stephenson PHILADELPHIA/MANCHESTER, N.H., Pa., Nov 8 – The U.S. presidential campaign neared its end on Monday in the same angry tone it began, with Republican Donald Trump calling Democrat Hillary Clinton a “phony” and Clinton accusing him of splitting the country, as a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll showed Clinton with

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Clinton Email Problem Resurfaces as FBI Announces Review

By Mark Hosenball and Jonathan Allen WASHINGTON/NEW YORK – The FBI is investigating more emails as part of a probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system, it said on Friday, in a new twist to the U.S. presidential campaign that could damage the Democratic candidate just 11 days before Election Day. Federal

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In Clash of Billionaires, Bloomberg Calls Trump White House Race ‘a Con’

By Amy Tennery and Jonathan Allen PHILADELPHIA, July 27 – New York media mogul Michael Bloomberg assailed fellow billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday, calling his U.S. presidential race a “con” and ripping into his history of bankruptcies and lawsuits. “Trump says he wants to run the nation like he’s running his business? God help us,”

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Obama is ‘Fired Up’ for Clinton as Democrats Seek to Unify Party

By Amanda Becker and Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON, June 10 – U.S. President Barack Obama formally endorsed Hillary Clinton’s White House bid on Thursday and called for Democrats to unite behind her after a protracted battle with Bernie Sanders for the party nomination. U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts also backed Clinton on Thursday, telling MSNBC’s

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Former Los Angeles Mayor Starts Anti-Trump Campaign

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 1 – Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said on Wednesday he had formed a political action committee and started raising money to help fight Donald Trump’s Republican presidential campaign in key states with large Latino immigrant populations. “I’m focusing all my efforts from now to November on stopping Trump,” Villaraigosa said

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Between Bernie, the Vatican, and a Muslim American Liberation Theology

Khaled A. Beydoun On April 15, the Bernie Sanders campaign will make a visit far from the presidential electoral map: The Vatican. Pope Francis invited the presidential hopeful to a conference addressing social and economic inequality, acknowledging Sanders’ relentless campaign against structural poverty and its attendant perils. While the presidential field is comprised of five

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Cruz Crushes Trump in Wisconsin, Says Party Will Unite

By Steve Holland MILWAUKEE, April 6 – Republican Ted Cruz easily won the Wisconsin presidential primary on Tuesday, dealing a blow to front-runner Donald Trump’s hopes of amassing enough delegates for the party’s nomination and boosting chances of a rare contested convention. Cruz’s double-digit win over Trump was a breakthrough for Republican Party forces battling to

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Sanders Says Democrat Party Leaders May ‘Rethink’ After Wins

By Jason Lange WASHINGTON, March 28 – Fresh from Democratic presidential primary wins over the weekend in three U.S. states, Bernie Sanders said on Sunday he had political momentum that could help him win the backing of Democratic power brokers in his race against Hillary Clinton. Sanders easily won nominating contests in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii

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Between Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism: Bernie Sanders and the ‘Muslim Vote’

Khaled A. Beydoun It was dubbed a historic upset.  Prominent pollsters predicted that “Hillary Clinton had a greater than 99 percent chance of winning Michigan.”  Yet, the energy and zeal for Bernie Sanders on the ground in Dearborn, MI—my hometown, and home to the most concentrated Arab and Muslim American population in the United States—rendered

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