Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has not held a single press conference since the start of 2016, triggering charges that she's trying to duck questions from reporters on the campaign trail.

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The Washington Post reports that access to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton may have been influenced by donations to the Clinton Foundation when she was secretary of state.

The Post's Rosalind Helderman got ahold of the emails after a lawsuit made them public. An excerpt from Helderman's story:

Donald Trump's missteps since the conventions have put Hillary Clinton in a dominant position.

If the election were held today, according to the latest NPR analysis of polling, demographics and on-the-ground reporting, Clinton would win in a landslide of 2008 proportions. She has solidified her leads in key battleground states and crosses the threshold of 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House in the NPR Battleground Map with just states where she already has a significant lead.

Hillary Clinton's recent surge in the polls is being fueled in part by a demographic that President Obama lost handily four years ago — white, college-educated voters.

"In over a half-century, no Democratic presidential candidate has carried white voters with a college degree," said Michelle Diggles, a senior political analyst with the center-left think tank Third Way, who described the split between the white working class and whites with a college degree as "the most underreported story of this year."

Kate Stein / WLRN

At a subdued speech Thursday in Miami Beach, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump once again hammered Hillary Clinton on tax policy and attempted to drill into prospective voters his credentials as an economy-builder.

It was difficult to measure the reaction of his audience, the nonpartisan National Association of Home Builders.

 

Trump drew laughs with a comment that Clinton's speeches are, "so short... Go home and go to sleep!"

But he saw little reaction to lines like, "Wouldn't it be nice if we could actually get along with Russia?"

Clinton, Trump Essentially Tied In Latest Poll

Aug 10, 2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has pulled into a statistical tie with Republican opponent Donald Trump in Florida, according to a poll released Tuesday.

THIS POST WAS UPDATED AT 4:01 P.M. ET

A fresh batch of previously-unreleased State Department emails are raising new questions about the relationship between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department during the years Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State.

The parents of two Americans killed in Benghazi, Libya, are suing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for wrongful death, alleging the 2012 attack "was directly and proximately caused" by the then-secretary of state's mishandling of government secrets.

The lawsuit filed this week in federal court in Washington, D.C., argued that Islamic terrorists were able to track the movements of Ambassador Chris Stevens and plot the deadly siege because of Clinton's use of a personal email server to conduct government business.

Among the 3,000 people Hillary Clinton drew to a rally in Florida last night was the father of the man responsible for killing 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12, according to a local news report.

A Clinton campaign official tells NPR that the rally in Kissimmee, Fla., on Monday was open to the public. NBC affiliate WPTV identified one attendee as Seddique Mateen, the father of Omar Mateen, who was killed in a shootout with police after carrying out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night, delivering a speech that lays out her plan to address terrorist threats and create jobs.

Carolyn Kaster / AP via Miami Herald

COMMENTARY (Updated July 29, 2016)

On immigration, this month’s Republican and Democratic conventions were as different as pit bulls and collies.

Caitie Switalski / WLRN

After a major political party made history Tuesday by electing a woman to be their presidential candidate, the opposing party’s nominee took the podium in Doral to react.

 

Republican candidate Donald Trump held a press conference at his Doral resort Wednesday morning. He said, Hillary Clinton isn’t the right woman to be in the white house.

 

“I’d love to see a woman become president, and it’ll happen absolutely," he said. "But I think it would be bad for women if it were Hillary Clinton.”

 

There's a lot of talking going on in Philadelphia this week, as Democrats host their national convention. So with a lot of promises being bandied about, we check in with PolitiFact editor Angie Holan to do some on-site fact-checking.Click here to listen to the conversation between WUSF's Steve Newborn and PolitiFact Editor Angie Holan.

Here's the scoop from PolitiFact:

What Clinton’s candidacy means to women worldwide

Jul 27, 2016

She doesn't talk about it much on the campaign trail.

But as she is lauded at home with a historic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton is being praised abroad for decades of quiet work that put the rights of women around the world at the top of the agenda.

“She’s a strong voice for women since Beijing and that strong advocacy has not gone unnoticed by women around the world,” says Martha Karua, Kenya’s former justice minister, referring to a pioneering UN conference in 1995 on women.

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