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  • Clinton campaign slams ‘utterly flawed’ AP report on foundation donors
    Dylan Stableford

    Clinton campaign slams ‘utterly flawed’ AP report on foundation donors

    Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign criticized an Associated Press report that more than half the people outside government she met with as secretary of state donated to the Clinton Foundation, saying the report “cherry-picked a limited subset of Secretary Clinton’s schedule to give a distorted portrayal of how often she crossed paths with individuals connected to charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation.”

  • President of group leading charge on emails: ‘Even the Clintons are admitting there's something wrong’
    Christopher Wilson

    President of group leading charge on emails: ‘Even the Clintons are admitting there's something wrong’

    In a Tuesday interview with Yahoo News, the head of conservative legal watchdog group Judicial Watch said that Clinton Foundation’s move to shut down funding was an admission of error. Fitton was referencing the Clinton Foundation’s new promise to stop taking foreign and corporate donations should former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton win the presidency in November. Former President Bill Clinton also promised to step down from the board should his wife win.

  • Obama says he doesn’t ‘worry too much about politics’ as November election looms
    Michael Walsh

    Obama says he doesn’t ‘worry too much about politics’ as November election looms

    President Obama’s Tuesday trip to flood-battered Louisiana may have turned into a political football, but he says he hasn’t paid it much mind. Obama batted down a question about the trip being politicized during a press conference in Baton Rouge, La. “First of all, one of the benefits of being five months short of living here [at the White House] is I don’t worry too much about politics,” he replied.

  • Donald Trump muddles hardline immigration stance from GOP primary
    Michael Walsh

    Donald Trump muddles hardline immigration stance from GOP primary

    Donald Trump’s nebulous immigration policy appears to be shifting away from the promise of mass deportations to something a bit more tenable: a focus on criminals living in the United States illegally. During the primary campaign, Trump advocated for a “deportation force” to remove the estimated 11 million people who have illegally immigrated into the United States. Last weekend, BuzzFeed and Univision reported that he told a Hispanic advisory council he would support legal status for some immigrants.

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Trump has no credibility with black voters
    Dylan Stableford

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Trump has no credibility with black voters

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says Donald Trump’s pitch to African-American voters won’t resonate in the black community unless the Republican nominee actually visits one. “If he’s going to change hearts and minds in African-American communities, he needs to go there and talk to African-Americans,” Abdul-Jabbar told Yahoo News on Tuesday. Last week, Trump argued that Democrats have taken black voters for granted and that those voters should vote for him.

  • Hillary Clinton reads Trump quotes with a straight face — except for one
    Dylan Stableford

    Hillary Clinton reads Trump quotes with a straight face — except for one

    Hillary Clinton had no trouble opening a jar of pickles on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday, mocking conservatives who have raised questions about her health. “I think apologizing is a great thing, but you have to be wrong,” Clinton said, reading a Trump quote taken from a fishbowl on Kimmel’s desk. “Number one, I have great respect for women,” Clinton said, reading another quote from the real estate mogul.

  • Republicans to query firms that ran Clinton's private server
    MICHAEL BIESECKER, EILEEN SULLIVAN and CHAD DAY

    Republicans to query firms that ran Clinton's private server

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans stepped up their attacks Monday on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and pointed to newly released messages to allege that foreign donors to the Democratic presidential nominee's family charity got preferential treatment from her department.

  • James Carville attacks Giuliani over Clinton health comments: 'Might have something going on in his brain'
    Yahoo News Now

    James Carville attacks Giuliani over Clinton health comments: 'Might have something going on in his brain'

    In an interview with Yahoo News on Monday, Democratic strategist James Carville stated that Rudy Giuliani might be the one suffering from medical issues in response to the former New York mayor’s attacks on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s health. “I think Rudy Giuliani might have something going on in his brain,” said Carville, who worked on Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign.

  • Donald Trump: ‘I’m not flip-flopping’ on immigration
    Dylan Stableford

    Donald Trump: ‘I’m not flip-flopping’ on immigration

    Donald Trump says he is not “flip-flopping” on his plan to deport millions of people who immigrated to the U.S. illegally, days after reports indicated he was hedging on one of his signature campaign vows. “I’m not flip-flopping,” the Republican nominee said on “Fox & Friends” on Monday. On Saturday, Trump met with his Hispanic advisory council at Trump Tower in New York City, where he reportedly told Hispanic leaders that he plans to unveil a new policy that would help find a way to legalize some of those living illegally in the United States.

  • Trump picks Twitter fight with 'Morning Joe' hosts after latest campaign shakeup
    Dylan Stableford

    Trump picks Twitter fight with 'Morning Joe' hosts after latest campaign shakeup

    Donald Trump’s new campaign manager insisted Sunday that the Republican nominee’s long-awaited “pivot” to a more presidential tone is underway. “He doesn’t hurl personal insults,” Kellyanne Conway said on CNN. Except when he’s watching cable news shows like MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” as was clearly the case Monday morning.

  • Manafort’s Ukraine ties being probed by FBI
    Michael Isikoff

    Manafort’s Ukraine ties being probed by FBI

    The Justice Department and the FBI are conducting a wide-ranging investigation into allegations of corrupt dealings by the government of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, including the hiring of Washington lobbyists for the regime by former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a senior law enforcement official confirmed to Yahoo News. The investigation, which was first reported by CNN, began two years ago after Yanukovych fled Kiev to Moscow and was replaced by the current government of Petro Poroshenko, the official said.

  • Ukrainian anti-corruption investigators will seek to question departing Trump campaign chair
    Michael Isikoff and Michael Walsh

    Ukrainian anti-corruption investigators will seek to question departing Trump campaign chair

    Ukrainian anti-corruption investigators will seek to question departing Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort as part of a widening investigation into $12.7 million in payments allegedly designated for him from a secret account kept by the political party headed by the country’s former pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, the head of a panel overseeing the probe told Yahoo News. Officials of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine “have to interrogate him. … This has to happen,” said Serhiy Leshchenko, chief of the Ukrainian Parliament’s anti-corruption subcommittee, in an interview from Kiev on Friday, hours after Manafort announced his resignation as chairman of the Trump campaign.

  • Trump launches first TV ad of general election
    Caitlin Dickson

    Trump launches first TV ad of general election

    Amid his latest campaign shakeup, Donald Trump released his first television ad of the general election on Friday and, like much of his presidential campaign, the commercial focused on immigration. Until Friday, the GOP nominee had yet to release a television ad, perplexing some observers as he slipped in the polls to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, whose campaign has spent millions on ads. The 30-second Trump spot, which the campaign said would air in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania for the next 10 days, is titled “Two Americas: Immigration” and aims to offer a stark contrast between Trump’s America and what the country would be like with Hillary Clinton as president.

  • Embattled Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort resigns
    Michael Walsh

    Embattled Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort resigns

    Trump announced Manafort’s departure in a statement. “This morning Paul Manafort offered, and I accepted, his resignation from the campaign. Manafort officially took over the GOP nominee’s operation after Trump fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in June.

  • Baton Rouge newspaper to President Obama: ‘Hurting Louisiana needs you’
    Dylan Stableford

    Baton Rouge newspaper to President Obama: ‘Hurting Louisiana needs you’

    President Obama declared a major disaster in Louisiana earlier this week, ordering the Federal Emergency Management Agency to respond to the flooding that left at least 12 people dead and forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people. “Last week, as torrential rains brought death, destruction and misery to Louisiana, the president continued his vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, a playground for the posh and well-connected,” the Advocate wrote in a Thursday editorial. “We’ve seen this story before in Louisiana, and we don’t deserve a sequel.

  • Video of stunned Syrian boy is latest symbol of the country’s constant pain
    Michael Kelley

    Video of stunned Syrian boy is latest symbol of the country’s constant pain

    A 5-year-old Syrian boy sitting in shock in an ambulance is reminding the world about the sheer destruction of pro-government airstrikes amid the ongoing civil war. Syrian or Russian jets struck the northern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, indiscriminately raining explosives on more than 300,000 civilians trapped in the eastern part of the city, which is held by rebels battling the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Bombs hit the family home of Omran Daqneesh, 5, who became the latest symbol of Syrian government bombing campaigns meant to drive rebel-held areas into submission as the war drags on in its sixth year.

  • Manafort was go-between in secret Ukraine lobbying campaign
    Michael Isikoff

    Manafort was go-between in secret Ukraine lobbying campaign

    Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland in July. Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, personally recruited a top lobbyist to join a $2.2 million campaign aimed at influencing U.S. policy toward Ukraine, but refused to tell him who was behind the effort, the lobbyist, former Republican congressman Vin Weber, tells Yahoo News.

  • Gloria Steinem on woman managing Trump campaign: ‘Like seeing an anti-Semitic candidate being managed by a Jewish person'
    Michael Walsh

    Gloria Steinem on woman managing Trump campaign: ‘Like seeing an anti-Semitic candidate being managed by a Jewish person'

    Feminist trailblazer Gloria Steinem was not much impressed by Donald Trump’s appointing a woman to manage his presidential campaign. Steinem, 82, addressed the latest Trump campaign shakeup during a wide-ranging interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric. According to Steinem, Trump is the candidate of discontent, hatred and nostalgia for a past that never existed.

  • Donald Trump: 'I don't want to pivot'
    Dylan Stableford

    Donald Trump: 'I don't want to pivot'

    Despite weeks of calls from Republican leaders for a pivot from his freewheeling primary campaign, Donald Trump says he doesn’t want to moderate his tone for the general election. “Everyone talks about, ‘Oh, you’ve got to pivot,’” Trump said in an interview with WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wis., on Tuesday. Stephen Bannon, the executive chairman of conservative website Breitbart News, was named chief executive of the Trump campaign, while pollster Kellyanne Conway was promoted to campaign manager.

  • Polls show Trump’s path to victory getting narrower
    Caitlin Dickson

    Polls show Trump’s path to victory getting narrower

    Hillary Clinton is now leading Donald Trump by wide margins in Virginia, according to a new Washington Post poll. The numbers released Tuesday show the Democratic presidential nominee beating her Republican rival 52 to 38 percent — a 14-point lead — among registered Virginia voters. Up until the last two presidential cycles, Virginia had been a reliably Republican stronghold.

  • Russia launches first Syria raids from Iran base
    AFP

    Russia launches first Syria raids from Iran base

    Russia said Tuesday its warplanes flew out of an Iranian airbase for the first time to bomb jihadist groups in Syria, as fighting raged for control of the ravaged city of Aleppo. The deployment marks a major switch in the bombing campaign the Kremlin launched in September to support Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, as until now Moscow had only flown raids out of its bases in Syria and Russia. Washington, which heads a separate coalition fighting IS jihadists in Syria and Iraq, said it was warned of the raid ahead of time as required by a mutual agreement on flight safety.

  • Donald Trump calls for ‘extreme vetting’ of new immigrants
    Holly Bailey

    Donald Trump calls for ‘extreme vetting’ of new immigrants

    Donald Trump on Monday elaborating on his call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, proposing a new ideological test for anyone seeking to enter the country. Speaking in what is expected to be a hotly contested swing district in the battleground state of Ohio, the Republican presidential nominee said his administration would take on the “ideology of radical Islam” and stand up against the “oppression of women, gays and people of different beliefs.” He cited a spate of recent terror attacks, including last year’s deadly shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, and the massacres in Paris and Brussels.

  • Biden joins Clinton on the trail as Trump struggles mount
    Liz Goodwin

    Biden joins Clinton on the trail as Trump struggles mount

    Vice President Joe Biden told voters at a Monday afternoon rally in his blue-collar hometown that Hillary Clinton understands the concerns of the middle class, while Donald Trump is seeking to exploit them. “He’s trying to say he cares about the middle class,” Biden said. During her brief remarks before Biden spoke, Clinton stressed her own ties to Scranton — her grandfather and father lived there, and she was christened at a local church — and tied it into her economic message.

  • Independent candidate Evan McMullin: Trump is tapping into America’s ‘darkest prejudices’
    Michael Walsh

    Independent candidate Evan McMullin: Trump is tapping into America’s ‘darkest prejudices’

    Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin told Yahoo News on Friday that Donald Trump has tapped into a very real frustration and desire for change among everyday Americans. McMullin, a former CIA case officer, launched his long-shot campaign for the White House this week to give disaffected conservatives an alternative to the Republican Party’s nominee on Election Day. The CIA veteran spoke to Yahoo News Guest Anchor Stephanie Sy about why Americans are ready for a third-party candidate, how Trump poses a threat to national security and what can be gleaned from the billionaire’s rise to the top of the GOP.

  • DEA loosens reins on medical marijuana research, but activists want more
    Michael Walsh

    DEA loosens reins on medical marijuana research, but activists want more

    Groups fighting to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level were disappointed with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s announcement on Thursday that it will keep the plant in the same class of drugs as heroin — despite a growing movement calling for its outright legalization. The Marijuana Policy Project, a group dedicated to pot policy reform in the U.S., for instance, is disappointed that the Obama administration will not remove the drug’s Schedule I classification, which is reserved for drugs with “no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” For context, cocaine is classified as a Schedule II drug, as it can be used as a topical anesthetic. Robert J. Capecchi, director of federal policies for MPP, said the current science clearly shows that there are medical benefits to marijuana use, but federal hurdles make it difficult for researchers to meet the criteria set forth by the federal government.