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Poll: Nearly two-thirds of debate watchers said Hillary Clinton won

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Many UAA students still undecided after first presidential debate

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Polls show tight presidential race nationally in battleground states

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Top Democrats say they've concluded that Russia behind hacks

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'In Trump We Trust': Author Ann Coulter visits Anchorage on book tour

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    Poll: Nearly two-thirds of debate watchers said Hillary Clinton won

    by CBS News on Sep 27, 6:51

    Nearly two-thirds of voters said Monday that Hillary Clinton won the first general election debate that night at Hofstra University while close to a third said the same about Donald Trump, according to a CNN/ORC poll of voters who watched them face off. More of the people polled were more likely to describe themselves as Democrats, CNN […]

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    Many UAA students still undecided after first presidential debate

    by Liz Raines on Sep 26, 22:47

    More than 100 University of Alaska Anchorage students gathered Monday to watch the first debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. According to a poll by UAA’S debate team, 52 percent of the students — many of whom are first-time presidential voters — said they were supporting Clinton, while 15 percent were undecided. […]

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    Polls show tight presidential race nationally in battleground states

    by CBS News on Sep 26, 11:03

    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are deadlocked nationally and are virtually tied in two battleground states, according to new polls released Monday. In a head-to-head national contest, voters are split 46 percent to 46 percent between Clinton and Trump, according to a Bloomberg survey. Taking third-party candidates into account, Trump leads Clinton 43 percent to 41 […]

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    Top Democrats say they’ve concluded that Russia behind hacks

    by Deb Riechmann / AP on Sep 22, 14:54

    The top Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence committees say they have concluded that Russian intelligence agencies are making a “serious and concerted effort” to influence the U.S. presidential election. A joint statement issued Thursday by Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Adam Schiff goes farther than the Obama administration in pointing a finger at […]

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    ‘In Trump We Trust’: Author Ann Coulter visits Anchorage on book tour

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 16, 19:26

    Donald Trump has yet to make an appearance in Alaska, but one of his supporters, best-selling author Ann Coulter, visited Anchorage and sat down with KTVA’s Emily Carlson to talk about her new book, politics and Donald Trump. Coulter will speak at the William A. Egan Convention Center on Saturday, starting at 7:30 p.m. She’ll […]

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    Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine release new medical information

    by Emily Schultheis / CBS News on Sep 14, 18:14

    Hillary Clinton’s doctor said in a letter released Wednesday that the Democratic nominee is “healthy and fit to serve as President of the United States,” characterizing her pneumonia diagnosis as “mild” and “non-contagious.” The new information on Clinton came from her physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack, who both wrote the letter about her health last year and […]

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    Hillary Clinton left 9/11 memorial ceremony after feeling ‘overheated’

    by Reena Flores / CBS News on Sep 13, 19:33

    Hillary Clinton abruptly left the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony in New York City Sunday morning after feeling “overheated,” according to a campaign statement. “Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just an hour and thirty minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen,” Clinton campaign spokesperson Nick Merrill said […]

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    Hillary Clinton: Half of Donald Trump supporters in ‘basket of deplorables’

    by Reena Flores / CBS News on Sep 10, 18:18

    Hillary Clinton, speaking Friday at a big-ticket fundraiser in New York City, said half of Donald Trump’s supporters could be categorized into a “basket of deplorables,” implying that his backers hold “irredeemable” views on issues of race, gender and religion. “To just be grossly generalist, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I […]

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    Judge orders expedited release of 15,000 Hillary Clinton documents found by FBI

    by CBS News on Aug 22, 10:35

    At a heated hearing Monday, a federal judge pressed the State Department on when it would release the 15,000 documents uncovered by the FBI during its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Initially, the State Department attorney would not answer Judge James Boasberg’s repeated questions about the number of emails recovered by the FBI. The […]

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    Donald Trump expresses ‘regret’ for campaign conduct

    by CBS News on Aug 18, 18:41

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — GOP nominee Donald Trump, speaking with teleprompters in front of him for the second rally in a row, expressed “regret” for his campaign conduct, just days after another major campaign shake up​ and his poll numbers continuing to fall. “Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose […]

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    Clinton, Kaine release new tax returns

    by CBS News on Aug 12, 19:48

    NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton released her latest tax return on Friday, which showed that she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, reported earning more than $10.7 million in 2015 and paid a combined federal, state, and local effective tax rate of 43.2 percent. The Clintons donated about $1 million, or 9.8 percent of their […]

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    Republicans tell RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to de-fund Trump

    by CBS News on Aug 11, 17:51

    Last Updated Aug 11, 2016 4:30 PM EDT More than 70 Republicans have signed an open letter urging RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to cut off funding to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and instead use the funds to finance Republican Senate and House races, according to a letter obtained by CBS News. “We believe that […]

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    Three more senior aides depart DNC over hacked emails

    by CBS News on Aug 02, 13:02

    A week after Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s ouster over a controversial trove of hacked emails and documents, the scandal claimed three more casualties Tuesday as other top staffers departed the committee. CEO Amy Dacey, CFO Brad Marshall and communications director Luis Miranda all left the DNC, effective immediately, according to a statement from the […]

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    Sullivan condemns Trump comments criticizing military family

    by Associated Press on Aug 01, 13:40

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan is condemning comments from his party’s presidential nominee about the parents of a decorated Army captain killed in Iraq. Donald Trump has publicly feuded with Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the bereaved parents of a decorated Muslim Army captain killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq. […]

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    Hillary Clinton: ‘America is once again at a moment of reckoning’

    by CBS News on Jul 28, 21:31

    Last Updated Jul 28, 2016 9:19 PM EDT PHILADELPHIA – With her speech formally accepting the Democratic nomination Thursday night, Hillary Clinton capped off a week of oratory defending the strength of the American spirit and outlining the general election argument against Republican nominee Donald Trump. “America is once again at a moment of reckoning,” Clinton […]

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    Alaska Democratic chair: Higher standard for women leaders like Hillary Clinton

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Jul 28, 11:08

    The chairwoman of the Alaska Democratic party says the party’s presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, and all woman leaders are held to a higher standard than men. Casey Steinau says the perception is that Clinton has to come across as “warm,” but no one is saying Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump isn’t warm enough. Steinau says […]

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    Some Alaska Sanders delegates to support Clinton in November

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 12:45

    Last updated at 12:59 p.m. on Monday, July 25 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Latest on Alaska delegates at the Democratic national convention: A spokesman for the Alaska Democratic party says the party did not have any plants among Bernie Sanders’ supporters ahead of an event earlier this year with Democratic National Committee chair Debbie […]

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    Former DNC leader Wasserman Schultz won’t gavel convention open

    by Associated Press on Jul 25, 10:41

    Outgoing Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman says she won’t gavel her party’s national convention to order on Monday afternoon. She abruptly cancelled that plan just a few hours before she was to gavel open the nominating convention. In a brief phone conversation with the Sun Sentinel newspaper of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Wasserman Schultz said: […]

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    Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine to be vice president

    by CBS News on Jul 22, 16:28

    Hillary Clinton says in a text message to supporters that she’s picked Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to join her on the Democratic ticket as their party’s nominee for vice president. In the message, Clinton says: “I’m thrilled to tell you this first: I’ve chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running mate.” Top Clinton aides had […]

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    Donald Trump offers dark vision of America in GOP convention speech

    by CBS News on Jul 21, 21:13

    On the final night of a convention filled with mishaps — of the plagiarism, non-endorsement varieties — Donald Trump painted a bleak picture of America, even as he officially accepted the Republican party’s nomination for the presidency. His name was stamped in bold font across the convention hall jumbotron as he walked on stage. “I humbly and gratefully accept your […]