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AP-GfK Poll: Clinton a big winner over Trump in the debates

Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:21pm

Americans see Hillary Clinton as the clear winner over Donald Trump in this year's presidential debates, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. The survey shows commanding advantages for Clinton heading into the final days of the campaign.

Green Party candidate crashes debate in Maryland Senate race

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:21pm

Green Party candidate Margaret Flowers wasn't invited to a U.S. Senate debate in Maryland on Wednesday, but she took center stage there anyway. When she tried to participate, security at the University of Baltimore grabbed her by the arm and escorted her away from where Rep. Chris Van Hollen and Del. Kathy Szeliga stood waiting to begin.

AP-GfK Poll: Clinton appears on cusp of commanding victory

Julie Pace and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:12pm

Hillary Clinton appears on the cusp of a potentially commanding victory over Donald Trump, fueled by solid Democratic turnout in early voting, massive operational advantages and increasing enthusiasm among her supporters.

GOP faces obstacle in motivating Hispanic voters: Trump

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:11pm

Berta Delgado told the Spanish-speaking conservative activists at her door that she is "100 por ciento" Republican, and agreed with their assessment that Democratic Senate candidate Patrick Murphy is too liberal. She said she'd vote for Sen. Marco Rubio.

Paul Ryan and allies brace for fallout in leadership race from Trump backers

Deirdre Walsh and Manu Raju, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 1:41pm

Top House Republicans are moving to quiet dissent over Speaker's Paul Ryan's rocky relationship with Donald Trump as some on the far right of the GOP conference are threatening to stir up trouble in leadership elections next month.

Group: Senate flier exploits Hassan's 'Muslim-sounding name'

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:23pm

A Muslim civil rights group says a campaign flier targeting U.S. Senate candidate Maggie Hassan associates Muslims with violence and exploits her "Arab and Muslim-sounding name," though similar mailers are targeting candidates in other states and Hassan's last name has Irish roots.

Hacked emails show Clinton campaign's fears about Sanders

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:11pm

Allies of Hillary Clinton felt threatened by the power of Sen. Bernie Sanders' candidacy and wondered about getting some signal of support from President Barack Obama in the heat of the Democratic primaries, according to the latest emails in a hacked trove from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

Obamacare woes to linger long after Obama is gone

Stephen Collinson, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:29am

President Barack Obama leaves the White House in 12 weeks, but the law that bears his name will polarize politics long after he's gone.

The Latest: Trump campaign manager defends hotel 'pit stop'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:50am

The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

Trump's infrequent remarks on abortion draw strong reactions

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:10am

Only rarely has Donald Trump broached the topic of abortion during his presidential campaign. Twice, when he has done so, there has been stormy reaction.

A Washington ritual: Reading John Podesta's stolen emails

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:00am

Poring through thousands of private, stolen emails from Hillary Clinton's confidants has become a daily ritual in Washington.

AP-GfK poll: Hillary Clinton grabs potentially decisive advantages over Donald Trump in final days of 2016 campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:01pm

AP-GfK poll: Hillary Clinton grabs potentially decisive advantages over Donald Trump in final days of 2016 campaign.

Toomey's split strategy embraces Kaine and attacks Clinton

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:31pm

In a campaign pitch to moderate voters, Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is launching a TV ad that recounts praise from Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, but Toomey's also on TV attacking Hillary Clinton in other parts of Pennsylvania.

Indiana candidates back Chicago man's stalled pardon request

Tom Davies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:11pm

The Indiana gubernatorial candidates say they would likely grant a pardon to a Chicago man whose request hasn't been acted upon by Gov. Mike Pence for two years despite evidence he was wrongly sent to prison for an armed robbery conviction.

Nevada GOP congressman: Presidential vote will remain secret

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:21pm

Nevada Republican Rep. Joe Heck isn't saying who he'll vote for in the presidential race.

Senate race features prostitutes, David Duke, cross-dressing

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:34am

Louisiana's U.S. Senate seat features an open seat, two dozen candidates, prostitution allegations and a white supremacist contender.

Homeless advocates ask high court to block Ohio ballot rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 8:21am

The Ohio Democratic Party and advocates for the homeless are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up their case challenging rules for handling thousands of absentee and provisional ballots in the presidential battleground state.

New Clinton ads lay out closing arguments for campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:10am

Hillary Clinton is out with two new ads in the final days of the presidential race.

Policy Prescriptions: Clinton and Trump on the Islamic State

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 1:50am

If there's one thing Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump can agree on, it's that the Islamic State group is a global threat that needs to be eradicated.