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Venturing to Mexico, Trump defends right to build huge wall

Steve Peoples and Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:31pm

On Mexican soil for the first time as the Republican presidential nominee, a firm but measured Donald Trump defended the right of the United States to build a massive border wall along its southern flank, standing up for the centerpiece of his immigration plan in a country where he is widely despised.

GOP senator calls on FBI to loosen hold on Clinton documents

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:01pm

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked the FBI on Wednesday to correct what he called its "mistake" of restricting access to unclassified files from its closed investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

Naked Donald Trump could be yours! Statue up for auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:24pm

Naked Donald Trump could be yours.

US congresswoman demands Venezuela release jailed Utah man

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:02pm

U.S. congresswoman Mia Love said Wednesday she will call on the State Department to do more to free a Utah man who's been jailed in Venezuela for two months on weapons charges.

Rubio, McCain turn toward general after primary wins

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:01pm

Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and John McCain of Arizona turned toward the general election Wednesday with GOP control of the Senate at risk, each facing lesser-known Democratic House members who've sought to link them to Donald Trump.

Will Hillary Clinton's GOP outreach alienate progressives?

Tal Kopan, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:38pm

Hillary Clinton is looking to take advantage of Donald Trump's lagging support among Republicans, courting them to her fold in the presidential race.

Clinton pitches her foreign policy to American Legion

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 1:31pm

Portraying a vote for her as a patriotic act, Hillary Clinton made a vigorous appeal to Republican voters Wednesday, arguing that she would best uphold American values, care for the military and protect national security interests.

After easy win, Rubio has bigger challenge to keep seat

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:01am

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential aspirations and insistence that he was done with the Senate didn't hurt him with GOP voters. Now it's time to see if the rest of Florida will be as forgiving as he seeks a second term.

Donald Trump says only core issue in immigration debate is 'the well-being of the American people'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:51pm

Donald Trump says only core issue in immigration debate is 'the well-being of the American people'

Arizona Supreme Court says legal marijuana measure on ballot

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:02pm

A voter initiative to legalize recreational marijuana will be on the November ballot after the Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a final legal challenge to the measure.

McCaskill confirms 2018 run during Missouri military tour

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 5:30pm

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has confirmed that she'll run for re-election in 2018.

GOP Rep. Ed Whitfield to resign from Congress next week

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:10pm

Republican U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield says he will resign from office next week, one year after announcing his retirement amid a House ethics investigation.

Trump says he and Pena Nieto discussed his call for border wall, but did not talk about his insistence Mexico pay for it

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:41pm

Trump says he and Pena Nieto discussed his call for border wall, but did not talk about his insistence Mexico pay for it.

Donald Trump: Meeting with Mexican President Pena Nieto 'great honor,' nations united by support for democracy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:31pm

Donald Trump: Meeting with Mexican President Pena Nieto 'great honor,' nations united by support for democracy.

After meeting with Mexico's president, Trump says countries must work to end illegal immigration, 'it must be solved quickly'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:31pm

After meeting with Mexico's president, Trump says countries must work to end illegal immigration, 'it must be solved quickly'

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:21pm

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says Donald Trump's visit demonstrates US, Mexico are important to each other.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he had "open and constructive" conversation with Donald Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:21pm

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he had "open and constructive" conversation with Donald Trump.

8 advocates for immigrants' rights arrested at Trump Tower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 2:01pm

The New York Police Department says eight protesters advocating for immigrants' rights have been arrested for blocking the entrance of Trump Tower.

GOP seeks to block McAuliffe's latest felon voting effort

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 11:11am

Virginia Republicans moved Wednesday to try to block Gov. Terry McAuliffe's latest effort to restore voting rights to thousands of felons, arguing that McAuliffe is defying a court order that said voting rights cannot be restored en masse.