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Marco Rubio to campaign with Mike Pence, while keeping distance from Donald Trump

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Marco Rubio is agreeing to appear with Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence, even as the Florida Senator and former presidential candidate keeps his distance from Donald Trump. ABC News reports that after several phone conversations, Pence and Rubio could begin campaigning in Florida within the next few weeks. After ending his presidential bid, Rubio is currently seeking re-election to the U.S. Senate. A statement from the Rubio campaign says that although “Marco has tremendous respect and admiration for Gov. Pence,” no…

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Donald Trump, former campaign aide settle confidentiality dispute

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Donald Trump has settled a $10 million legal dispute with a former political consultant he had accused of violating a nondisclosure agreement. Terms of the settlement, which included a counter lawsuit against Trump, were confidential. The decision brings to a close the latest move by the GOP presidential nominee to aggressively enforce terms of confidentiality agreements he requires nearly every employee to sign. Trump had sought $10 million in damages from Sam Nunberg after accusing the former aide of leaking information to reporters…

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Hillary Clinton campaign reports 34.2 percent tax rate

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Hillary Clinton‘s campaign says the Democratic nominee and her husband paid a federal tax rate of 34.2 percent and donated 9.8 percent of their income to charity last year. The Clintons are releasing their 2015 filings on Friday. Her campaign is also releasing returns from running mate Tim Kaine and his wife. The campaign says the Kaines have donated 7.5 percent of their income to charity over the last decade. They paid an effective tax rate of 25.6 percent in…

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Donald Trump’s trap: GOP nominee can’t let go of perceived slights

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For Donald Trump, it’s become a familiar pattern. The Republican nominee can’t let go of a perceived slight, no matter the potential damage to his presidential campaign or political reputation. Trump spent the days after winning the Republican nomination criticizing a U.S. district court judge’s Mexican heritage. The morning after accepting the Republican nomination at the party’s convention, Trump re-litigated months-old grievances with primary rival Ted Cruz. Now, he’s sparring with an American Muslim family whose son was killed in…

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Hillary Clinton aide says Bernie Sanders backers to come around

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The Latest on the Democratic National Convention and 2016 presidential campaign. (all times EDT): 7:10 p.m. A Hillary Clinton campaign adviser says he’s not worried about winning over Bernie Sanders’ supporters. “Most of them are going to come around.” That’s what John Podesta thinks. Podesta says he knows there are some in the Sanders camp who are still “emotional” and wish Clinton didn’t win more votes than the Vermont senator in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. But Podesta…

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Joe Henderson: DNC Day 3 – organization is everything

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Florida Democrats have long since undertaken the groundwork to deliver the Sunshine State to Hillary Clinton in November. In fact, you could say that began in 2008 and continued four years later when Barack Obama carried Florida in both of his presidential campaigns. The local operatives, so critical in big elections, who turned out the vote for Obama have stayed busy trying to do the same for Clinton. “They never left,” Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said. “Some of the players…

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Democratic donors, allies offer reward for Donald Trump tax returns

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The wealthy Democratic donors, many of them executives who run complex businesses, know firsthand how revealing tax returns can be. Perhaps that’s why they can’t stop talking about Republican nominee Donald Trump‘s refusal to release his. In their suites at the Ritz Carlton hotel, where many are staying during this week’s Democratic convention, and at its auxiliary swanky parties, the supporters of Hillary Clinton are sounding the alarm about Trump’s break with decades of presidential campaign tradition. Clinton put out…

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