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Obamacare Victims Revolt: ‘We Don’t have that Kind of Money’

Katherine Rodriguez, Some users of Obamacare are finding the medical care they need to be too expensive to use due to high deductibles and high out-of-pocket costs. Michelle Harris is one of those people. Harris, a 61-year-old retired waitress in northwest Montana, has arthritis in both shoulders but is doing everything she can to avoid

Trump Rising: New Swing State Polls Show Momentum for the #TrumpTrain

Kathryn Blackhurst, Surveys show race tightening again, despite media rush to call the contest. Donald Trump received some good news Wednesday when a smattering of polls showed a much tighter contest with Hillary Clinton in several swing states than the media’s coverage would let on. A Bloomberg Politics poll released Wednesday showed the GOP nominee leading

Trump Has No Doubts About Winning White House

“We are gonna win,” the Republican presidential nominee told Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin on Wednesday. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony of his new luxury Washington hotel, Donald Trump characteristically showed no sign of self-doubt about his chances in the presidential race less than two weeks before Election Day. In an interview with Bloomberg Politics’ co-managing editor Mark Halperin, the

New Polls Out Amid Oct. ‘Surprise’ Intrigue

The new month begins with an avalanche of revelations as both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton remain vulnerable to the proverbial “October surprise.” New post-debate polls show that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump remain in a tight race as October kicks off with a slew of revelations. In North Carolina, a former conservative stronghold that’s evolved into

Trump surges in battleground, national polls

Donald Trump is surging in new battleground and national polls at a time when Hillary Clinton faces tough questions not only about her health but her sweeping criticism of her Republican opponent’s supporters. Several surveys appear to show the Republican presidential nominee effectively ending, at least for now, a post-convention slump that saw Clinton leading

Clinton loses long-held Ohio lead, Trump up by 5 points

A Bloomberg Politics poll released Wednesday shows Hillary Clinton losing her lead to Donald Trump in battleground Ohio, after a rough campaign stretch in which she faced criticism for demeaning Trump supporters as well as renewed speculation about her health.  The poll shows Trump, the Republican nominee, now leading 48-to-43 percent in a two-way Ohio

Hillary Clinton Channels Nixon

Cal Thomas,  One wouldn’t think Hillary Clinton and former President Richard Nixon would have a lot in common, but in responding to FBI investigators that she “could not recall any briefing or training by State related to retention of federal records or handling classified information,” Clinton took a page straight out of Nixon’s playbook. In

Party Conventions Highlight Growing U.S. Divide on Immigration

A vast divide widens as Clinton tilts left toward a pro-immigration platform and Trump promises a crackdown and mass deportation. On the first day of their convention, Democrats heard moving speeches from an 11-year-old American girl worried about her undocumented mother getting deported, a “Dreamer” brought to the country as a child without proper papers

After Gloating, Democrats Face Unity Problem of Their Own

Supporters of Bernie Sanders have flooded into Philadelphia. The Democratic National Committee gloated as Donald Trump struggled to project party unity during his convention, but they are now facing a very similar problem after their leader resigned on the eve of their own convention. Leaked e-mails showing DNC staffers favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the primary

Trump Says He Prevented Cruz Being ‘Ripped’ Off Stage in Cleveland

The Republican presidential nominee gives his first interview since the Republican National Convention. In his first interview since the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump said he prevented Ted Cruz from being ripped off the stage by entering Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena as hundreds of angry delegates lashed out at the Texas senator.  “You know what, he’s lucky I did it,” Trump told

Manafort takes heat from ex-Trump campaign manager over Melania speech flap

Donald Trump’s ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski took to task the man who replaced him Tuesday over allegedly plagiarized passages in Melania Trump’s convention speech, saying Paul Manafort should find out who’s responsible and hold them “accountable.” The passages in question were strikingly similar to first lady Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention address. As current campaign manager

Roger Stone: John Kasich Is a ‘Sore Loser’

The longtime political operative unloads on the Ohio governor. Roger Stone has been a Republican agitator, adviser and political trickster for decades. From his work for President Nixon to this year’s advocacy for Donald Trump, Stone has been a fixture in GOP politics.  The co-author several books, including Jeb! and the Bush Crime Family and The Clintons’