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Debate Night: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:00am

After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for the nation's future.

Politics, outsider status shield Trump from House oversight

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:50am

Donald Trump's status as a Washington outsider fuels his fiery populism and also is helping to shield him from the scrutiny House Republicans are devoting to Hillary Clinton, a former U.S. senator and secretary of state.

Lawmakers consider creating board exam for teachers in effort to keep standards high

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 9:04pm

Lawmakers are looking at creating a standardized assessment for teachers amid concern over a Utah State Board of Education rule adopted in June that allows schools to hire people without formal training to be teachers.

Foster parents, agency heads urge Senate to act on Family First Prevention Services Act

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 8:33pm

A diverse coalition is urging the Senate's immediate action on the Family First Prevention Services Act, which would allow states to use federal foster care funds for in-home services to help preserve families. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is a sponsor.

Clinton, Trump buff foreign policy bona fides on debate eve

Lisa Lerer and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 8:30pm

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, giving each candidate fresh foreign policy talking points on the eve of their first presidential debate.

The Latest: Clinton says Israel's security vital to the US

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 7:00pm

The Latest on Campaign 2016 on the eve of Monday's presidential debate at 9:00 p.m. on MSNBC from Hofstra University (all times local):

Utah senator revives proposal to beef up state's hate crime laws

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 7:00pm

A state senator is reviving a bias-crimes bill that was shot down by the Utah Senate last year.

Have You Seen This? Obama is Bush’s photographer

Martha Ostergar, Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 2:12pm

A funny and fairly sweet moment between current President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush is a nice reminder that we’re all just people trying to do people things.

Clinton, Trump to meet separately with Israel PM Netanyahu

Ken Thomas and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 12:03pm

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are meeting separately with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday in sessions that could set the tone for relations between the allied countries during the next presidential administration.

Former WWE wrestling executive becoming GOP mega donor

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 11:20am

Linda McMahon, the former wrestling executive who shook up Connecticut with two expensive and contentious, yet unsuccessful U.S. Senate races, has jumped into a larger political ring, becoming a sought-after Republican mega donor who's involved in campaigns across the country, including the battle for president.

Road to debate: Trump built image as he built business

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 10:30am

Donald Trump once claimed to be publicity shy.

Gary Johnson's climate moonshot: 'We do have to inhabit other planets'

Eli Watkins, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 9:33am

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson offered an outta this world solution on Sunday to the planet's environmental crises.

Clinton as communicator, from Wellesley to campaign trail

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 9:13am

Hillary Clinton has said it herself: She's not the most naturally gifted public communicator.

AP-GfK poll shows voter distaste for Putin-style leadership

Emily Swanson and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 8:01am

Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin "a leader — unlike what we have in this country."

As Clinton focuses on debate, Trump says he'd champion women

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 12:43am

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is arguing that he'll do more to help women from the White House than Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. At the same time, he's taunting her over the infidelities of her husband.

The Latest: Trump, Clinton to meet with Netanyahu

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 10:11pm

The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):

Study finds 20M would lose health coverage under Trump plan

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 9:04pm

A new study that examines some major health care proposals from the presidential candidates finds that Donald Trump would cause about 20 million to lose coverage while Hillary Clinton would provide coverage for an additional 9 million people.

WHY IT MATTERS: Clinton, Trump present voters clear choice

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:00am

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offer voters distinct choices this fall on issues that shape everyday lives. Actual ideas are in play, as difficult as it can be to see them through the surreal layers of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Clinton team hopes 'birther' flap will motivate black voters

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 11:11am

Democrats wasted no time looking for political opportunity after Donald Trump falsely accused Hillary Clinton of starting the rumor that President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S.