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Pennsylvania joins Florida in considering ‘whiskey & Wheaties’

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In addition to the Sunshine State, Pennsylvania lawmakers have now filed legislation to break down the wall of separation between liquor and other goods. On Saturday, the Philadelphia-based Billy Penn news site reported that bills in that state’s “House and Senate would create a new category of license that would allow grocery and convenience stores to add hard liquor to their shelves.” For decades, Pennsylvanians had to purchase distilled spirits at “state stores,” government-run retail outlets, and wine and beer…

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Clinton team sees recount effort as waste of resources

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Hillary Clinton’s aides and supporters are urging dispirited Democrats to channel their frustrations about the election results into political causes — just not into efforts to recount ballots in three battleground states. The former Democratic presidential candidate and her close aides see the recount drive largely as a waste of resources, according to people close to Clinton. The effort is being fueled by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who’s formed an organization to try to force recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan…

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Experts ask Hillary Clinton to seek recount in 3 battleground states

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A group of election lawyers and data experts have asked Hillary Clinton‘s campaign to call for a recount of the vote totals in three battleground states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — to ensure that a cyberattack was not committed to manipulate the totals. There is no evidence that the results were hacked or that electronic voting machines were compromised. The Clinton campaign on Wednesday did not respond to a request for comment as to whether it would petition for…

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In White House math, certain places offer clues on outcome

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Did Donald Trump succeed in at last winning over college-educated whites uneasy with the billionaire reality TV star? Did he drive a wave of working-class white voters? Did Hillary Clinton rebuild Barack Obama‘s winning coalition – young voters, urban liberals and minorities – while picking off moderate Republicans? Those questions are central to who will win Tuesday’s presidential election, and a handful of locales could provide some early answers on election night. The Associated Press has identified 10 counties seen…

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Hillary Clinton turns focus to down-ballot candidates in final days

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Hillary Clinton is expanding her focus in the final days of the presidential race, seeking to help down-ballot congressional candidates. In Pittsburgh on Saturday, Clinton assailed incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, saying he had failed to “stand up” to Donald Trump in the face of his comments about Mexican immigrants and a Muslim-American military family. She also noted that Trump had “said terrible things about women” and “spread the lie that our first black president wasn’t born in America.” “If…

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Donald Trump team says ‘we are behind’ but can still win the race

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Donald Trump‘s campaign bluntly acknowledged Sunday that the real estate mogul is trailing Hillary Clinton as the presidential race hurtles toward a close, but insisted he still has a viable path to win the White House. With barely two weeks left and early voting underway in most of the U.S., Trump’s team said “the race is not over” and pledged to keep campaigning hard — even in states like Virginia and Pennsylvania that polls show are now trending Clinton’s way.…

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Balloons drop, mark end of Hillary Clinton’s convention

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The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT): 11:35 p.m. Balloons are falling on Hillary Clinton‘s convention in Philadelphia. Red, white and blue balloons are raining down on Democrats and blanketing the stage as Clinton and vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine celebrate their nomination with their families. The convention-closing party included pyrotechnics that seemed to startle even Clinton, as well as an elaborate “card stunt” that doesn’t appear to have come off as planned.…

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