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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.

Former President Bill Clinton, left, stands on stage with his wife, Democratic presidentia

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.

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CNN: Hillary Clinton Lead Drops Despite Clinching Nomination

A new poll from CNN/ORC finds Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by five points. Two weeks after clinching the Democrat nomination, Clinton has 47 percent support against 42 percent for Trump. At the beginning of May, though, Clinton led Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican challenger Donald Tru

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.


Swing State Polls Show Close Race Between Clinton, Trump

Traditional swing states show a battle similar to the fight in 2012 between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, with one exception. The emergence of Pennsylvania as a toss-up contest has already shifted the landscape ahead of November.


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.”

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hold signs on June 16, 2016 a

CBS: Two-Thirds of Voters Believe Hillary Clinton Email Use Was Improper or Illegal

A new poll from CBS News shows Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump narrowing after she clinched the Democrat nomination. In this latest survey, Clinton leads Trump by six points, 43-37. In March, however, Clinton led Trump by 10 points, 50-40. Clinton’s drop in support since then is more than twice the drop in Trump’s support.

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Reuters Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump by 9 Points

Clinton’s edge is up very slightly since early June, when she lead Trump by 8 points. When Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein are included in the poll, Clinton’s lead over Trump edges higher to 10 points.

Rubber masks in the likeness of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and

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.

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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.”

: Presumptive Democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters at the

Sen. Rand Paul Endorses Col. Rob Maness for Senate from Louisiana

“The United States Senate is in desperate need of principled constitutional conservatives committed to protecting individual liberty and that is exactly why I am thrilled to endorse Col. Rob Maness for Senate in Louisiana,” Sen. Paul said in a statement.

Rob Maness, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Louisiana, speaks during the 2014

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.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in San Diego, Califor

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.

Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton speaks at the Southern Republican Leadership

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.


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.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at Hartnell College, W

Health Care Displaces Manufacturing as Tops in Jobs Under Obama

On Friday, the Labor Department reported that the economy gained just 38k jobs in May, far below economists’ expectations. Worse, the Feds revised estimates of job gains in the previous two months down, wiping 59k jobs off the labor rolls.

In a Friday, May 6, 2016 photo, Dr. Shane Prejean briefs a group of medical residents and

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.

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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.

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during

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.

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during

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.

Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL 23rd District) and chair of the Democratic N

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.

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Republicans Trust Trump Over Ryan to Lead Party

A strong majority of Republicans, 58 percent, say they trust Donald Trump to lead the party, almost 20 points more than the 39 percent who would pick Paul Ryan to lead the party.

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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.”

Utah Governor Gary Herbert on October 6, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah

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.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on January 30, 2016 in Clinton, Iowa.

Iranian Muslims Miss Hajj Due to Saudi Rift

Deteriorating diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran will cause Iranian Muslims to miss the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca this September.

Muslim pilgrims pray near the Islam's holiest shrine, the Kaaba, …