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Clinton turns focus to down-ballot candidates in final days

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 9:52pm

Hillary Clinton is expanding her focus in the final days of the presidential race, seeking to help down-ballot congressional candidates.

The Latest: Clinton says Trump election stance a threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 8:42pm

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

Clinton, McMullin campaigns seizing on Trump's stagnation in Utah

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 6:25pm

The battle for Utah voters in the presidential race is about to heat up even more, with Democrat Hillary Clinton deploying new campaign resources in the state, including a Washington, D.C.-based BYU graduate.

AP Interview: Kaine already reaching out to GOP

Kathleen Ronayne and Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 4:01pm

Tim Kaine is sounding a hopeful note that a Democratic White House could work with Republicans to bridge deep divides laid bare by this bitter presidential campaign.

For Clinton, struggle to change public perception persists

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 3:51pm

Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in three debates. She leads in many preference polls of the most competitive states. Barring a significant shift in the next two weeks, she is in a strong position to become the first woman elected U.S. president.

George HW Bush letter to Bill Clinton suggests there is some grace in politics

Eugene Scott, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 3:40pm

Hillary Clinton posted a letter on Instagram from former President George H.W. Bush to her husband welcoming former President Bill Clinton to the White House, amid increased questions about whether Donald Trump will accept the results of a November election.

Race in GOP-friendly Missouri could determine Senate control

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 2:51pm

The clamor for change fueling Republican Donald Trump's presidential campaign may help a little-known Democrat upset a powerful GOP senator in red-state Missouri on Election Day. And with just a handful of competitive races around the country, the outcome in Missouri could help determine control of the Senate.

WHY IT MATTERS: America and the World

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 12:01pm

THE ISSUE: How should America use its influence in a world where being a superpower doesn't get you what it once did? As instability and human tragedy in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria have shown, the U.S. alone cannot impose solutions or force the surrender of adversaries like the Islamic State group, which cannot be deterred by the threat of nuclear attack.

Trump says he'll sue sexual misconduct accusers

Jeremy Diamond and Eugene Scott, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 11:06am

Donald Trump vowed Saturday to sue the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct in recent days.

As Dems seek House wins, Fla. lawmaker walks Trump tightrope

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 7:41am

Clasping the $4,000 check that Orlando area real estate agents handed him, Rep. John Mica stood in the F&D Cantina restaurant and described his pathway to a 13th term in Congress.

WHY IT MATTERS: Voting Rights

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 2:10am

THE ISSUE: Who should be able to vote and how easy should it be? It's a question that goes to the core of democracy.


Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 2:00am

THE ISSUE: The right to bear arms is fundamental to the U.S., carved into the Constitution and seemingly embedded in the national DNA. But after a seemingly endless stretch of violence, Americans are confronting how far those rights extend, propelling gun issues to the forefront of this year's elections.

WHY IT MATTERS: Islamic State

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 1:32am

THE ISSUE: The Islamic State group seized swaths of land in Iraq and expanded its territory in Syria in a dramatic blitz in 2014, taking advantage of unrest in both countries. The militant group slaughtered civilians in its march to try to establish a radical caliphate, and has spawned a string of deadly attacks across Europe, the Middle East and the United States.

Pence continues to massage Trump's controversial remarks

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 1:31am

It's become a familiar routine for Mike Pence.

WHY IT MATTERS: Homegrown Extremism

Deb Riechmann and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 1:22am

THE ISSUE : Radical Islamic militancy that has sustained itself for decades overseas has inspired a series of attacks on U.S. soil in the last year and a half.


Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 1:22am

THE ISSUE: There are an estimated 21.6 million veterans in the United States. Among them, nearly 9 million are enrolled in health care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. About 4.3 million veterans get disability compensation from the VA and nearly 900,000 have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

WHY IT MATTERS: Executive Authority

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 1:22am

THE ISSUE: "Your Majesty" isn't in the American political lexicon. But when a president sets a major policy by edict, skirting Congress, it invariably sets off a debate that traces back to the time of kings and queens — and the Founding Fathers who rejected the authority of the crown.

WHY IT MATTERS: Immigration

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 1:22am

THE ISSUE : An estimated 11 million people are living and in many cases working in the United States illegally. The questions of what to with them and how to curb future illegal immigration have been a campaign issue for more than a decade. Never more so than now. Illegal immigration goes to the heart of Donald Trump's presidential campaign. It's a source of his strength among supporters, contention among critics and confusion over what he really intends to do.

More than 27,000 Virginians register to vote after extension

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 22nd - 5:11pm

The Virginia Department of Elections says more than 27,000 people registered to vote during a brief extension of the state's voter-registration deadline.