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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 National Committee (DNC) on January 17, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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.

Supporters are seen during a Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rally at the The Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center on May 7, 2016 in Lynden, Washington.

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.

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Poll: 70 Percent of Ted Cruz Supporters Now Dislike Donald Trump

After Donald Trump’s landslide win in the Indiana primary, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz suspended his campaign, ending his quest for the nomination. But as Trump seeks to unify the party ahead of the general election campaign, he faces a big hurdle with Cruz supporters.

Cruz and Trump Whisper Chuck Burton, AP

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

Ted Cruz Downcast Patrick Semansky AP

Poll: Trump Edges Clinton when Voters Pushed

A new poll from Rasmussen Reports shows Donald Trump edging Hillary Clinton in a hypothetical general election match-up. The poll, of likely voters, finds Trump with 41 percent, followed closely by Clinton with 39 percent.

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton (left) and Republican hopeful Donald Trump are hoping to secure big wins in the New York presidential primary

GOP Race Down to ‘Jump Ball’ in Indiana

A victory by Donald Trump in Indiana’s Republican primary on Tuesday would make his win of the Republican nomination almost inevitable, and a Cruz victory would likely push the race into a contested ballot at the RNC convention in Cleveland this Summer.

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks with a supporter during a stop of his presidential campaign Thursday April 28, 2016 at an Elkhart, Ind. restaurant. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

Donald Trump’s Praise of Mike Tyson Draws Fire in Indiana

Donald Trump’s praise of Tyson drew a powerful rebuke Thursday from popular talk radio host Greg Garrison on his daily “Garrison” show on Indianapolis’ WIBC. “Well, Mr. Trump,” Garrison began his segment. “Tough is one thing. A serial rapist is quite something else.”

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds depictions of himself on, "The Simpsons" and a photo with boxer Mike Tyson, given to him by an attendee during a campaign stop at the Radisson Hotel, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Nashua, N.H.

HHS Gives Big PhRMA an Opening to Battle Discount Drug Program

While the political news is dominated by the Presidential primary, major drug companies are ramping up their efforts to kill a long-standing program providing discounted prescription drugs to critical care hospitals. Strangely, perhaps, the drug companies are getting a big

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Unions Flex Muscle on Puerto Rico Relief Bill

Unions are pushing Democrats on Capitol Hill to ensure that Puerto Rico pays its pension obligations before bondholders in any restructuring of the territory’s debt.

The Puerto Rican flag flies near the Capitol building as the island's residents deal with the government's $72 billion debt on July 1, 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Democrat Party Sweeps Aside Progressive Grassroots

Hillary Clinton moved closer to finally dispatching her rival, Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, in the Northeastern primaries on Tuesday. She swept four contests, losing only the smallest state, Rhode Island, to Sanders.

Hillary wins Pennsylvania Robyn Beck AFP Getty

Donald Trump Poised to Sweep Delegates Tuesday

Coming off a landslide win in his home state primary last week, Donald Trump is set to sweep five Northeastern states voting in primaries on Tuesday. If Ted Cruz and John Kasich are going to block Trump from securing the nomination ahead of the RNC convention, their time is running out.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks while campaigning at the Hagerstown airport April 24, 2016 in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Club for Growth Banks on Indiana to Stop Trump

The conservative group Club for Growth has booked $1.5 million in advertising in the upcoming Indiana primary. The ad explicitly urges voters to support Sen. Ted Cruz as a means of blocking Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination.

FILE - In this April 9, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump acknowledges supporters while leaving Trump Tower in New York. Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are all boasting about their New York City credentials. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Google Reaps Harvest of Obama Support

Internet giant Google has been one of the strongest political backers of President Barack Obama. As the Obama tenure in the White House comes to an end, several recent regulatory decisions have benefited Google handsomely.

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., left, speaks with Google CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007.

Donald Trump Looks to New York to Reboot Campaign

The New York primary on Tuesday begins a seven-week dash to the final state primaries in the Republican nomination process. Donald Trump currently has a very narrow and obstacle-strewn path to secure 1,237 delegates before the RNC convention in July.

WASHINGTON - JULY 21: Donald Trump, president of the Trump Organization, displays a picture of the New York City skyline showing his Trump World Tower (R) near the United Nations as he testifies before the Federal Financial Management, Government Information, and International Security Subcommittee Capitol Hill July 21, 2005 in …