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Bernie Sanders returns to the Senate for gun votes


Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders meets with Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid in Reid’s office on Capitol Hill, June 9, 2016. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images) For the first time since Jan. 2, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) walked into the Senate to cast votes. He’d left as an unpretentious populist …

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Amid Trump super PAC confusion, pro-Clinton Priorities USA posts best fundraising month


Groups backing Democratic contender Hillary Clinton have a huge financial advantage over pro-Trump super PACs. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) Priorities USA Action, the leading super PAC backing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, collected more than $12 million in May in its best fundraising month yet. The haul was driven by a handful of wealthy …

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RNC’s Hispanic spokeswoman won’t say whether she has difficulty defending Trump


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally on June 18 in Phoenix. (Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press) This item has been updated and corrected. The Republican National Committee’s top Hispanic media spokeswoman declined to say Sunday whether she’s uncomfortable defending her party’s presumed presidential nominee, Donald Trump, despite previously …

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Some Sanders fans think he can still win at the convention


Kentucky delegate Janice Thomasson addresses a group of activists looking for ways that Bernie Sanders can still become the Democratic nominee for president. (David Weigel/The Washington Post) CHICAGO — It was an optimistic slogan — #StillSanders — though it was difficult to agree on what it meant. The people who scrawled that on …

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Three in four voters of color ‘strongly’ dislike Trump


Donald Trump at a June 10, 2016 rally in Richmond. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Despite Donald Trump’s insistence that he loves “the Hispanics” and “the African-American people” the feeling doesn’t appear to be mutual. The Republican presidential nominee is deeply unpopular with voters of color, 88 percent of whom reported …

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Congressional Black Caucus balks at two political reforms being pitched by Bernie Sanders


Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arrives for a news conference at his campaign headquarters in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) The Congressional Black Caucus is voicing strong opposition to two key political reforms being sought by presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in the run-up to the Democratic National Convention: abolishing superdelegates and …

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Donald Trump calls profiling Muslims ‘common sense’


Donald Trump closes his eyes during a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting in Orlando during a campaign event in Manchester, N.H., on June 13. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) After doubling down on his proposal to ban some immigrants by including those from countries with a history …

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