Why US cut poll observers, despite fear of intimidation

The pullback worries civil rights advocates, who say that Donald Trump’s call for his supporters to monitor a “rigged” electoral system could lead to intimidation of minority voters at polling places.

Sanders is prepared to be a liberal thorn in Clinton's side

Sanders said he and other senators have started plotting legislation that would achieve many of the proposals that fueled his insurgent run for president, including a $15 federal minimum wage, tuition-free public college, ending "mass incarceration" and aggressive steps to fight climate change.

Attacks fly in sprint to the finish in presidential campaign

Hillary Clinton's campaign continued to make the case that he disrespects women, while Trump continued to question the integrity of the election process even while conceding that she is ahead in polls.

Popular ACA plan premiums to soar next year

Insurers are raising the 2017 premiums for a popular and significant group of health plans sold through by an average of 25 percent.

Tom Hayden, civil rights and anti-war activist turned lawmaker, dies at 76

Tom Hayden burst out of the 1960s counterculture as a radical leader of America’s civil rights and anti-war movements but rocked the boat more gently later in life with a progressive political agenda as an author and California state legislator.

How mega-donors helped raise $1 billion for Hillary Clinton

Even as Hillary Clinton's advisers fretted about the perception that she was too cozy with wealthy interests, they agreed to let lobbyists bundle checks for her campaign, leaked emails reveal.

Skirmish at Trump rally reveals what a divided nation shares

The tussle over a Donald Trump campaign sign after a June rally in San Jose, California, has sent one man, Anthony McBride, to jail for six days, and left another, Steven Tong, lamenting the loss of civility in our democracy.

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