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Clinton Cash: Bill, Hillary Created Their Own Chinese Foundation In 2014

On Wednesday, in a wide-ranging speech criticizing Hillary Clinton’s record and fitness of office, Donald Trump renewed questions about the Clintons, their eponymous foundation and their financial relationships with China. In 2011, while Hillary Clinton was serving as Secretary of State, Bill Clinton received $750,000 for two speeches, paid for by a Chinese business group and an entity controlled by the Chinese government.


Poll: Voters Trust Trump Over Clinton to Keep U.S. Safe

A new survey from Morning Consult finds Donald Trump edging Hillary Clinton on the vital issue of keeping the country safe. The poll, of more than 2,000 registered voters interviewed after the terrorist attack in Orlando, finds 41 percent of voters think Trump will do a better job keeping the country safe. Just 37 percent of voters think Clinton will better handle the nation’s security. A fifth of voters are undecided.


GOP Fainting Class Panics About House Majority

Hillary Clinton clinched the Democrat nomination last week and experienced a predictable jump in her poll numbers. Her gain was similar to the bump Donald Trump experienced in May, after he effectively won the Republican nomination.

GOP Fainting Class Panics About House Majority

For the GOP fainting class, though, who always see Democrat victories around every corner, the rise in Clinton’s poll numbers doom not only Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign but, even, the Republican hold on Congress. Pundit Ramesh Ponnuru breathlessly warns that “Republicans Should Worry About Losing the House.”

Trump Ended Primary with Just $2.4 Million in Bank

Donald Trump’s campaign for President ended the primary contest with just $2.4 million in the bank. The unconventional nature of Trump’s run for the White House is perhaps best reflected in its fundraising reports. Throughout the entire primary, Trump raised $58.9 million. This amount includes $43 million the candidate loaned to his campaign.

Poll: Voters Don’t View Hillary Clinton Nomination as ‘Historic’

Just 38 percent of voters viewed Clinton becoming the first female nominee of a major party as “historic.” Even among the small number of voters who name “women’s issues” as their top political concern, far less than half (43 percent), felt Clinton’s nomination was “historic.”

Donald Trump Faces Poll Fallout from Judge Remarks

Donald Trump has given back much of the support he earned after clinching the Republican nomination. Worse, a poll on the controversy itself finds a strong majority of the public sharply critcal of Trump’s remarks.


Pennsylvania Holds Key to 2016 Election

After hundreds of millions of dollars, countless rallies, events, forums and debates, controversies and scandals, the winner of the 2016 election is likely to come down to Pennsylvania. Up to a dozen other states are important and have large roles

Amb. Bolton Super PAC Releases Ads Backing Ayotte and Heck

The Bolton Super PAC is spending $50k over the next two weeks to digitally deliver the ads to targeted “clusters” of voters in both states. Republicans currently enjoy a 5-seat majority, but are defending seats in several battleground states this Fall. Rep. Joe Heck’s campaign in Nevada presents an important opportunity for Republicans to pick-up a Senate seat in November, insulating their majority from likely defeats elsewhere.

Illinois Owes FBI $3 Million, May Face Collection

Most embarrassing, perhaps, for Illinois is the $3 million it owes the FBI for processing background checks and fingerprint scans. The FBI may turn the unpaid bill over to the Treasury Department for collection.

Hillary Clinton (John Locher / Associated Press)

Brand Battle: Hillary Clinton’s Reputation Down With Democrats, While Trump Gains with Republicans

Clinton’s standing with Democrats has slipped since last month, with her overall reputation falling to 66 in the RepTrak index, from a high of 70.8. Trump’s reputation among Republicans has risen steadily since March, as he clinched the Republican nomination. His overall reputation among GOP voters has climbed from a weak 43 in March to 53.9 in the June RepTrak survey.

Reuters: Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump by 11 Points

A new poll from Reuters shows Hillary Clinton regaining a solid lead over Republican Donald Trump. Clinton is backed by 46 percent of likely voters, while 35 percent back Trump. Clinton’s 11-point lead is a sharp reversal from last month, when Clinton and Trump were tied.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump look set to slug it out for the White House in November's presidential election

Poll: Trump Beats Hillary Clinton on Honesty

A new Rasmussen survey finds Donald Trump with a 2-1 edge over Hillary Clinton on an important measure of honesty. Almost a third of likely voters, 30 percent, said Trump was more honest than the average politician. Just 15 percent of voters said the same about Hillary Clinton, though.

Hillary Clinton Relies on Superdelegates for Party Nomination

Hillary Clinton will close out the primary contests with a solid delegate lead over Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders. Clinton, however, will not have a majority of the pledged delegates necessary to win the nomination until the party faithful gather in Philadelphia. Her nomination is dependent on the overwhelming backing of the party insiders who hold “super delegate” status. Apparently all Democrats are equal, but some are more equal than others.


Libertarian Party Suits Up For 2016 Race

The Libertarian Party is potentially a viable “third option” for millions of voters turned off by the presumptive Democrat and Republican nominees, partly because it has automatic ballot access in over 30 states and a proven record of getting on the ballot in other states.

Hillary Clinton Could Drag Down Democrat Ticket

Since clinching the Republican nomination, the presumptive GOP nominee edged Hillary Clinton in the RealClearPolitics average of polls for the first time. Surveys from every major public poll show a toss-up race between Trump and Clinton, with a slim advantage for Trump.

Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL 23rd District) and chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on January 17, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Bernie Sanders Campaigns Against DNC Chief

Bernie Sanders, who’s continuing an uphill fight against frontrunner Hillary Clinton for the nomination, let it be known that he would be fundraising for the primary challenger to DNC Chief Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump, RNC Launch Effort to Tap Mega-Donors

Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee are pushing a new fundraising effort to tap mega-donors for the November election. The effort, spearheaded by two new fundraising committees, will allow donors to contribute up to $449,000 to the Republican campaign.

Utah Gov. ‘Speed Dates’ With Lobbyists, Will ‘Meet Anywhere, Anytime’

In a recent fundraising strategy session with his campaign team and allied lobbyists, which was recorded, Gov. Herbert discussed meeting with rounds of lobbyists one-on-one in kind of “speed dating” to discuss policy issues. “However we want to do this — if we want to have multiple meetings or we sit down and talk and you give us a check later or before. However you would like to do it,” Herbert said in a recording obtained by the Salt Lake Tribune. “I’ll just say, I’m available. I’m Available Jones.”

Reuters: General Election Narrows, Clinton-Trump Race Toss-Up

Reuters reports that the race has narrowed since last week, driven largely by a drop in Clinton’s favorability among voters. Only 45 percent of registered voters have a favorable opinion of Clinton, down slightly from last week. Trump’s favorable numbers have also dipped, however. Just 41 percent of voters have a favorable opinion of the real estate developer.

Gallup: Cruz Image Among Republicans Crashes

New survey data from Gallup shows Republican voters’ image of Sen. Ted Cruz has fallen precipitously in the last month. At the beginning of April, half of Republican voters had a positive image of Cruz, while just 35 percent had