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Big Trump checks to vets groups sent on day of media report

Michael Biesecker, Jill Colvin and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 7:30pm

More than a dozen big checks flowed out of New York last week, bound for veterans' charities from Donald Trump. On Tuesday, he announced he had made good on his promise of last January to give the groups millions of dollars from a highly publicized fundraiser.

Poll: Americans want nomination system changed

Catherine Lucey and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:41pm

Bernie Sanders' pitch for changing the way presidential candidates are chosen appears to have broad public support.

Trump super PAC's new political guru must wait to do work

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:20pm

A super PAC's decision to hire a former Donald Trump campaign operative comes with a caveat: He can't immediately do all that much, in a period when there is so much to be done.

SiriusXM suspends Glenn Beck over Trump comments on show

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 12:51pm

Conservative host Glenn Beck has been suspended by SiriusXM satellite radio for agreeing with an author who asked hypothetically "what patriot will step up" to remove Republican Donald Trump from office if he's elected president and oversteps his authority.

Intelligence briefings come with presidential nomination

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 12:31pm

After the political convention confetti is swept away, a more sobering tradition of the presidential election begins: The regular, top-secret intelligence briefings for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee.

On cutting-edge voter data, Trump critically behind Clinton

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 8:03am

Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by months, even years, in using fast-evolving digital campaigning to win over voters, data specialists working with the GOP say.

Animal rights activists disrupt Sanders rally in Oakland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 12:10am

A group of animal rights activists briefly interrupted a Bernie Sanders rally in Northern California when they jumped barricades and tried to rush the podium.

Utah Fraternal Order of Police endorses Gov. Gary Herbert

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  May 30th - 4:52pm

The Utah Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Gov. Gary Herbert's re-election bid.

Poll: Voters feel disconnected, helpless in 2016

Steve Peoples and Emily Swanson, AP, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 3:16pm

Republicans and Democrats feel a massive disconnect with their political parties and helpless about the presidential election.

Hillary Clinton marches in hometown Memorial Day parade

Rachelle Blidner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 12:20pm

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has marched in her hometown Memorial Day parade in a New York City suburb.

Trump rallies veterans at annual Rolling Thunder gathering

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 4:50pm

Republican Donald Trump told a motorcycle rally on Sunday that people in the U.S. illegally often are cared for better than the nation's military veterans, without backing up his allegation.

Libertarians pick ex-New Mexico Gov. Johnson for president

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 3:10pm

The Libertarian Party again nominated former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate Sunday, believing he can challenge presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton because of their poor showing in popularity polls.

Gary Johnson wins Libertarian presidential nomination at party convention

Eli Watkins CNN  |  Posted  May 29th - 1:29pm

Libertarians on Sunday selected former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as their party's presidential nominee, at their party convention in Orlando, Florida.

Trump's movement campaign likely to turn on the margins

Bill Barrow and Sergio Bustos, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 29th - 11:40am

Donald Trump calls his presidential campaign a mass movement, but he must show he can coax enough support from voters who twice delivered the White House to Barack Obama.

Lee praises Trump's potential Supreme Court picks but hasn't endorsed him

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  May 28th - 8:36pm

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, really likes Donald Trump's list of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees, but that hasn't persuaded him to endorse the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Cleveland authorities to tout convention preparedness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 4:01pm

City officials plan to present an overview of security preparation for this summer's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, seeking to counter continuing concerns about readiness to host the event expected to bring 50,000 visitors to northeast Ohio.

AP-NORC Poll: Interest, not excitement in White House race

Julie Pace and Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 28th - 3:51pm

Mary Heintzelman shakes her head in disgust over the presidential election.

Cleveland says it's well-prepared to host GOP convention

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 1:50pm

City officials on Tuesday insisted that they're prepared to provide the security and medical care needed to keep people safe during the Republican National Convention in July.

McConnell says Trump has earned GOP nomination

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 9:10am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that while presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is "a phenomenon" and political outsider, he has earned the right to the GOP nomination and the party's support.