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Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration

Julie Pace and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:21pm

Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win back the White House.

Ben Carson gains support as the other political outsider

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:41pm

Ben Carson's genial way of politicking is proving to be a draw for voters who like Donald Trump's status as a outsider but not his belligerence.

Loose nut costs Air Force $62.4M in accident

Tom Lobianco, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:30pm

An Air Force reconnaissance airplane caught fire in April, endangering the lives of 27 airmen aboard the plane -- all because a retaining nut connecting oxygen tubing was not tightened properly, accident investigators have determined. The report blamed a private defense contracting company for the accident.

Trump: 'I swear' my hair is not a toupee

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:51pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says his trademark hairdo is for real.

Donald Trump's campaign team, dwarfed by rivals

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:51pm

Not only is Donald Trump an unconventional candidate, he's got a campaign operation that turns the conventional wisdom of electoral politics on its head.

Utahns would vote for Trump over Clinton despite disliking him more, poll shows

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:05am

Utahns don't like Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, and they dislike Republican frontrunner Donald Trump even more. Yet when the two go head-to-head in a new poll, The Donald wins.

Trump dumps insults on questioners, insists on control

Laurie Kellman and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:22am

For Donald Trump, the joy of the insult seems as compelling as the art of the deal.

State Department officials routinely sent secrets over email

Ken Dilanian, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:02pm

The transmission of now-classified information across Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email is consistent with a State Department culture in which diplomats routinely sent secret material on unsecured email during the past two administrations, according to documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

Cities say Trump's comments on immigrants in gangs unfounded

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:02pm

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says gangs in places such as Baltimore, Chicago, St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri, are populated with "rough dudes" in the country illegally. But officials in those cities say there's no evidence to support him.

NY Fed: September rate hike 'less compelling' now

Patrick Gillespie, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:36pm

The Federal Reserve could be hitting the brakes on a rate hike in September.

Jeb Bush holds 'successful' fundraiser in Utah

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:19pm

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush left Utah with a bigger war chest after a fundraising luncheon Tuesday at the home of a former U.S. ambassador.

Democratic Party lags in money before presidential year

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:12pm

The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor.

Trump, Cruz to hold joint event to blast Iran deal

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:21pm

GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are expected to headline a Capitol Hill rally against President Obama's proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, both candidates confirmed Thursday.

Clinton offers rural proposals in Iowa

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:11pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton is proposing more money for programs that help new farmers and she wants to increase access to fresh food as part of a rural agenda for her Democratic presidential campaign.

Prosecutors say congressman seeking to influence jurors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:21pm

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah has tried to influence potential jurors in his racketeering case by publicly boasting about his accomplishments in Congress, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Clinton mourns TV shooting, pledges to fight gun violence

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:51pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she was stricken by the news of two journalists shot to death on live television and promised to pursue policies that could cut down on gun violence if she is elected president.

Rick Perry shrugs off fundraising woes in return to Texas

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:54pm

As his lagging, cash-strapped campaign heads back to South Carolina, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Wednesday that he has been "short of money" his whole life.

Rubio: Donald Trump won't be Republican nominee

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:21pm

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says Donald Trump will not be the Republican presidential nominee because his message is not an optimistic one.

GOP candidate Jeb Bush holds fundraiser in Salt Lake City

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:21am

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was in Salt Lake City on Tuesday for a fundraising luncheon where he spoke about presidential candidate Donald Trump and the GOP's need to appeal to Latino and African American voters.