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

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Donald Trump expresses 'regret' for campaign conduct

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Clinton, Kaine release new tax returns

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Republicans tell RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to de-fund Trump

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Three more senior aides depart DNC over hacked emails

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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 […]

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    Spokesman: Sullivan to speak at GOP national convention

    by Associated Press on Jul 16, 11:53

    A spokesman for U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan says the Alaska Republican will be speaking at the GOP’s national convention next week in Ohio. Sullivan spokesman Mike Anderson says Sullivan is scheduled to speak Tuesday evening. He says Sullivan will speak about the importance of keeping the Senate in Republican control and having a Republican once […]

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    Effort to name portion of federal legislation after murdered Alaskan moves forward

    by Eric Ruble on Jul 15, 21:48

    Part of a new federal law could soon be named after Breanna Moore, an Alaskan murdered by her boyfriend Joshua Almeda in 2014. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan want a provision of the Every Student Succeeds Law — or Senate Bill 1177 — to be titled Bree’s Law. This section of the law is […]

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    Alaska’s Republican delegates prepare for national convention

    by Liz Raines on Jul 15, 19:46

    The Republican National Convention starts Monday in Cleveland, Ohio, and Alaska’s 28 delegates are preparing for what could be a contentious convention. “We’re not allowed to bring whistles, noise makers, horns or drums. I mean, I was getting ready to bring my maracas,” said Marco Rubio delegate Erick Cordero as he reviewed the list of […]

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    Donald Trump tweets Mike Pence will be his VP

    by Rebecca Shabad / CBS News on Jul 15, 19:42

    I am pleased to announce that I have chosen Governor Mike Pence as my Vice Presidential running mate. News conference tomorrow at 11:00 A.M. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 15, 2016 Donald Trump announced on Twitter Friday that he has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his vice presidential candidate. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee’s […]

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    Donald Trump to name former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as VP pick

    by CBS News on Jul 14, 9:35

    Donald Trump has selected Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his running mate–he is expected to formally call Pence Thursday afternoon, reports CBS News’ Major Garrett, citing a GOP official close to the process. The addition of Pence to the ticket may help assuage concerns among conservatives worried that Trump is too moderate on social […]

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    Murkowski won’t attend GOP convention with primary looming

    by Becky Bohrer / AP on Jul 12, 16:54

    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski will be traveling in Alaska next week as part of her re-election campaign and won’t be attending the national Republican convention. Rachel Kallander, a spokeswoman for Murkowski’s re-election campaign, says the convention is about a month before Murkowski’s primary and that Murkowski has a packed travel schedule during the Senate break. […]

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    Sanders endorses Clinton in New Hampshire

    by CBS News on Jul 12, 8:01

    At long last, Bernie Sanders gave Hillary Clinton his endorsement at a campaign event Tuesday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. “I have come here to make it as clear as possible as to why I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president,” Sanders told a roaring crowd.”I have come here today not to […]

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    Republicans to consider softening party’s official language on LGBT

    by Jacqueline Alemany / CBS News on Jul 09, 10:37

    With the Republican National Convention less than two weeks away, moderate Republicans are drafting an amendment that would soften the GOP’s official position on gays and lesbians, CBS News has learned. The party’s official stance on LGBT issues will be debated during next week’s meeting of the RNC’s platform committee, a 112-member group of Republican […]