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The Buzz Around Rep . Xavier Becerra Possibly Being Clinton's VP Pick
As Donald Trump ’s lackluster fundraising raises questions about his ability to help down-ballot Republicans, Hillary Clinton met with House Democrats and assured them she will help try to win back the chamber this year. “I want the House,” Clinton told the room, according to Rep. Jim McDermott
Responding to Trump, Clinton Says He Has 'No Answers'
Hillary Clinton pushed back against Donald Trump's questions about her religion and her competence Wednesday, casting him as a candidate with not much else to say about how he'd lead the nation
The Latest: Sanders Theme Thurs: 'Where We Go From Here'
The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign. (all times EDT): 4:30 p.m. Sen. Bernie Sanders is thinking about "Where we go from here." His presidential campaign says that's the theme of his press conference Thursday in New York. Sanders, who has not formally left the presidential race or endorsed
The Latest: Trump Calls Clinton Campaign Funds 'Blood Money'
Donald Trump is suggesting that Hillary Clinton's commanding fundraising lead is attributable to the "blood money" she has raised
Republicans Pass 'Donald Trump Act' As Obama Vows Veto
Donald Trump may be thousands of miles from Washington on the Texas-Mexico border, but on Capitol Hill he's center stage in the fight over illegal immigration . "Donald Trump is trying to get to the White House, but it looks like he’s already infiltrated Congress," said Rep. Tony Cardenas,
Senate Passes Bill Reforming NSA Surveillance Powers
The Senate passed the USA Freedom Act today -- legislation that reforms the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program -- sending the measure to President Obama for his signature. Senators approved the measure with a vote of 67 to 32, 40 hours after key provisions to the PATRIOT Act
Rep. Adam Schiff Not Running for US Senate in California
Rep. Adam Schiff, an eight-term Democrat from California, has decided not to run for the open U.S. Senate seat in the Golden State in 2016, he told ABC News in an interview today. “I have decided not to run next year,” said Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on
What Washington Is Saying About Eric Garner
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING ERIC GARNER DEATH: Attorney General Eric Holder announced last night that the Justice Department will launch a civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner, the unarmed black man who died after being placed
Democrats Deny Pregnant Rep. Tammy Duckworth Proxy Vote in Leadership Elections
Democrats promote absentee ballots, early voting and removing barriers and obstacles from the polls -- except in House leadership races apparently. House Democrats rejected their pregnant colleague’s plea to submit proxy votes in the House Democratic Caucus’s leadership and committee elections next