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Chicago Story: Trump sends GOP donors spinning

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:12pm

Ron Gidwitz, Dan Webb and William Kunkler are veteran Republicans — and friends — from Chicago's political money circuit. They raised buckets of cash for Mitt Romney four years ago. This time, however, their party's nominee has sent them spinning off in three directions.

The Latest: Chelsea Clinton to remain on foundation board

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:04pm

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

Welcome to the Trump-Clinton conspiracy election

Ken Thomas and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:38pm

It's a conspiracy: The 2016 campaign features one candidate who warned against the "vast right-wing conspiracy" and another who was a leader of the so-called "birther" movement.

Trump rebukes racism claims as Clinton warns of radicalism

Jonathan Lemire and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:34pm

Donald Trump confronted head-on allegations that he is racist on Thursday, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while trying to make the case to minority voters that Democrats have abandoned them.

Don't like Trump or Clinton? Utah has 12 other options

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:02am

Utah voters who dislike Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: Don't despair.

AP-NORC Poll: Gender matters, but does it hurt or help?

Catherine Lucey and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:23am

There's no "glass ceiling" keeping a woman from the presidential nomination anymore, but most Americans still think Hillary Clinton's gender will influence the November election. They're just divided on whether it's more of a curse than a blessing.

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

Stephen Braun and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:54pm

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

Texas college students rally against gun law with sex toys

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 8:43pm

Hundreds of University of Texas students waved sex toys at a campus rally during the first day of classes, protesting a new state law that allows concealed handguns in college classrooms, buildings and dorms.

Another blow to health care as Humana exits Utah individual marketplace

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 6:58pm

Humana is pulling out of the Utah individual insurance marketplace, according to the Utah Department of Insurance. With the shutdown of Arches, that leaves the state with three carriers on the exchange for 2017.

Libertarian Gary Johnson: 'We should embrace immigration'

Tom Kludt, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:41pm

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson isn't buying comments from Donald Trump Tuesday that "there could certainly be a softening" of the Republican presidential nominee's stance on immigration

Before debates, Clinton aims to keep Trump expectations high

Julie Pace and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 1:13pm

By virtue of her long political resume, Hillary Clinton will enter her highly anticipated fall debates with Donald Trump facing the same kind of heightened expectations that often saddle an incumbent president. Trump, as the political newcomer, will be more of a wild card with a lower bar to clear.

The Latest: Maine governor's daughter hired by Trump, Pence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 2:32pm

The Latest on comments by Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage (all times local):

Nebraska legislative candidate to campaign on horseback

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:01pm

A retired Army colonel who is running for a seat in the Nebraska Legislature plans to campaign on horseback next month.

Hillary Clinton agrees to not campaign or run ads on 9/11

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:13am

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, will not campaign or run ads on Sept. 11.

Clinton stumps in Nevada; noon rally at TMCC in Reno

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:50am

Hillary Clinton is back campaigning in Nevada with a new emphasis on Donald Trump's extremism.

Hillary Clinton defends family foundation, calls AP report 'absurd,' 'a lot of smoke, no fire'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 7:50pm

Hillary Clinton defends family foundation, calls AP report 'absurd,' 'a lot of smoke, no fire'

Candidate for Nevada office to withdraw amid extortion claim

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 5:00pm

A Reno Republican running for the Legislature said Wednesday he will end his campaign after alleging his online accounts were hacked and nude photos of him were sent to GOP leaders as part of an extortion plot.

New Senate ad accuses Cortez Masto of failing to help senior

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:10pm

Outside groups are launching two new ads in an increasingly bitter Nevada Senate race to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Harry Reid. Here's a look at two commercials launched Wednesday:

Former President Bill Clinton defends Clinton Foundation, saying it creates jobs, saves lives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 4:01pm

Former President Bill Clinton defends Clinton Foundation, saying it creates jobs, saves lives.