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Hillary Clinton warns Donald Trump would plunge economy into recession

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Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that Donald Trump would send the U.S. economy back into recession, warning his “reckless” approach would hurt workers still trying to recover from the 2008 economic turbulence. Clinton’s address in Ohio, one of the most important battleground states, sought to define Trump as little more than a con man, whose ignorance and ego would tank the global economy, bankrupt Americans and risk the country’s future. “Every day we see how reckless and careless Trump is. He’s…

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Hillary Clinton talks teamwork in wake of Orlando tragedy

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Hillary Clinton on Monday said the Orlando nightclub massacre called for “statesmanship, not partisanship.” The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee spoke on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program. “This is a moment for Republicans, Democrats and Independents to work together as one team,” she said, according to a rush transcript. “The American team.” “I think that our fellow American citizens expect that … I remember we all came together as one nation after 9/11 and we should recapture that spirit,” she added. A gunman…

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Bernie Sanders wants his issues heard at convention

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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he has a long list of issues he plans to pursue when the Democratic Party holds its nominating convention in Philadelphia at the end of July. After meeting with President Barack Obama, Sanders tells reporters that the U.S. is the wealthiest nation in the world and should not have millions of senior citizens and disabled veterans struggling to put food on the table because of inadequate Social Security benefits. He says the U.S. should not…

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Steve Schale: Unsolicited advice for Bernie Sanders

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One of the hardest things for a campaign, particularly one completely engaged in the fight, is to see beyond itself.  Typically, this only gets worse when campaigns, both ones winning and losing, reach the desperate phase — the point when you have simply run out of options because the end is near.  Every candidate wants to win, so no campaign, at any level of the ballot, is immune. Right now, Bernie Sanders falls into this box. Over the past month…

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Haley Barbour handicaps Donald Trump’s VP picks

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The former head of the national Republican Party has plugged Newt Gingrich as one possible vice presidential pick for likely GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. “I think of it as six words: Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich,” Haley Barbour said on Tuesday’s “Morning Joe” program on MSNBC. Barbour, a lobbyist, served as chair of the Republican National Committee in 1993-97 before becoming governor of Mississippi between 2004-12. Gingrich, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1995-99, co-wrote the…

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‘Self-funded’ Donald Trump preparing to seek big-donor money

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The billionaire presidential candidate who prides himself on paying his own way and bashed his competition for relying on political donors now wants their money — and lots of it. Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, recently hired a national finance chairman, scheduled his first fundraiser and is on the cusp of signing a deal with the Republican Party that would enable him to solicit donations of more than $300,000 apiece from supporters. His money-raising begins right away. The…

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Donald Trump says he’s narrowed potential VPs to 5 or 6 experienced politicians, has not ruled out Chris Christie

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Donald Trump, the Republicans’ presumptive presidential nominee, says he’s narrowed his list of potential running mates to “five or six people,” all with deep political resumes. He says he has not ruled out New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a former rival who has embraced the billionaire’s campaign with gusto. “I have a list of people that I would like,” Trump said Tuesday in an interview with The Associated Press. The real estate mogul and former reality television star said he’s…

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