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Monday, Jul 25, 2016 at 07:29 AM CDT

Hastert Attorney Wants Breach-of-Contract Lawsuit Dismissed

Hastert Attorney Wants Breach-of-Contract Lawsuit Dismissed

An attorney for Dennis Hastert has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a victim of sexual abuse seeking outstanding hush-money payments from the imprisoned former U.S. House speaker.

Monday, Jul 25, 2016 at 07:31 AM CDT

Clinton's Turn: Guide to the Democratic National Convention

Clinton's Turn: Guide to the Democratic National Convention

It's Hillary Clinton's turn. The Democratic National Convention opening Monday in Philadelphia is Clinton's chance to hit reset after a vigorous primary against Bernie Sanders and the unlikely movement...

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Party Disunity on Display as Dem Convention Opens

Party Disunity on Display as Dem Convention Opens

Hillary Clinton's campaign scrambled to extinguish a political firestorm over embarrassing hacked emails Monday, hoping a high-wattage line-up of speakers, including first lady Michelle Obama and liberal...

Sunday, Jul 24, 2016 at 07:57 PM CDT

Kaine Returns to Longtime Parish to Attend Mass

Kaine Returns to Longtime Parish to Attend Mass

Sen. Tim Kaine returned to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Richmond, Virginia, on Sunday, a day after being introduced as Hillary Clinton’s running mate, according to NBC News.

Sunday, Jul 24, 2016 at 07:17 PM CDT

Trump Aide Dismisses Russian Link to DNC Email Leak

Trump Aide Dismisses Russian Link to DNC Email Leak

A top Donald Trump campaign adviser dismissed allegations that Russian hackers were behind the DNC email leak, NBC News reported. Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort said it showed how “desperate” Hillary...

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Thousands Protest in Philadelphia on Eve of DNC

Thousands Protest in Philadelphia on Eve of DNC

Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia's sweltering streets Sunday, cheering, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilted...

Monday, Jul 25, 2016 at 04:39 AM CDT

Independent Bloomberg to Endorse Democrat Clinton at DNC

Independent Bloomberg to Endorse Democrat Clinton at DNC

Michael Bloomberg is expected to endorse Hillary Clinton during his speech at the Democratic National Convention, an adviser for the former New York City mayor told NBC News. Bloomberg is making the endorsement...

Sunday, Jul 24, 2016 at 12:00 PM CDT

Fact Checking Clinton’s Greatest Hits

Fact Checking Clinton’s Greatest Hits

In advance of the Democratic National Convention, which begins July 25 in Philadelphia, we present a wrap-up of some of the more egregious falsehoods from Hillary Clinton, who is set to accept her party’s...

Sunday, Jul 24, 2016 at 10:07 AM CDT

Trump on Convention Speech: 'It Was Very Optimistic'

Trump on Convention Speech: 'It Was Very Optimistic'

Donald Trump pushed back against critics who called his speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday night too pessimistic, telling NBC's Chuck Todd he offered an optimistic message because "we're going...

Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 at 09:53 PM CDT

Clinton on Running Mate: Kaine 'Gets Things Done'

Clinton on Running Mate: Kaine 'Gets Things Done'

Hillary Clinton introduced running mate Tim Kaine as "a progressive who likes to get things done," joining the Virginia senator in the crucial battleground state of Florida to help kick off next week's...

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