Want these election updates emailed to you right when they’re published? Sign up here. Last week, Politico reported that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was set to employ a “run out the clock” strategy, declining to respond to recurring controversies even at the risk of seeming nonresponsive. In the abstract, such a strategy could make sense. Clinton […]
A top Clinton Foundation official defended its “lifesaving work” Sunday amid new criticism and pay-to-play accusations over Hillary Clinton’s connections to its top donors.
by Rebecca Morin •
The film showcasing President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama’s first date earned more than $3 million at the box office in its first weekend of release.Southside With You, which transports the viewer to a 1989 Chicago outing between Obama …
The debate expectations game. A busy October for President Obama. And a curious New Hampshire visit from a former presidential candidate.
Donald Trump is a “psychopath,” a Democratic operative who managed President Barack Obama’s first campaign and now supports Hillary Clinton, claimed Sunday.
The former Obama adviser says Clinton is likely to win in a landslide.
Donald Trump’s new campaign manager on Sunday moved to clarify his new immigration policy, focusing on "being fair and humane" instead of deporting all undocumented immigrants.The new plan is, "if you want to be here legally, you have to…
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday distanced himself from his party nominee’s positions and campaign strategy, declining to answer tough questions about Donald Trump’s recent controversies.But he also said he knows Trump’s …
by Rebecca Morin •
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson said it’s "game over" on any chance of winning the White House if he does not make it to the debate stage."Winning the election, yes, I would say game over," Johnson said on Fox News Sun…
Donald Trump’s campaign manager said Sunday he will soon be courting black voters more directly, scheduling events in front of predominantly African-American audiences.
Donna Brazile, interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, on Sunday said recently released e-mails showing government access for donors to the Clinton Foundation don’t indicate any wrongdoing."This notion that, somehow or another, someone…
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who’s chairing Donald Trump’s transition team, defended the Republican nominee’s description of African Americans’ lives as marked by poverty and violence."The message is that if anybody lives in those circumstances…
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Sunday repeatedly avoided clarifying whether his running mate, Republican nominee Donald Trump, still wants to deport all undocumented immigrants in the United States or only criminals.In an interview with host Jake Tapper on…
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence insisted Sunday that Donald Trump has been “absolutely consistent” on how he’d treat undocumented immigrants as president and his recent comments on the topic have been that of “a CEO at work.”
by Kathryn Smith •
The most powerful presidential secretary in history, Missy LeHand made key introductions, advocated for legislation—and cemented Roosevelt’s biggest legacy.
by Mark K. Updegrove •
With Trump flailing amidst accusations of bigotry, here’s a look at a time when a similarly hyperbole-prone GOP nominee fought to keep racism on the sidelines.
by Eric Geller •
Some state election officials say offers to aid the fight against hackers could lead to Washington taking greater control.
by Eli Stokols •
With negative perceptions hardened, his late adjustments on policy and rhetoric could sway too few people to matter.