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Bernie Sanders-style, grassroots effort a likely model, say Trump donors

What kind of Donald Trump do donors want to see?By Michelle Conlin NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump's presidential campaign is likely to launch a small donor fundraising effort akin to the grassroots one that powered another insurgent presidential contender, Democrat Bernie Sanders, according to two top donors who attended the first official meeting of Trump's national finance team. The Trump finance machine kickoff took place at New York City's Four Seasons Hotel amid growing concerns about the Republican presidential candidate's lack of a campaign infrastructure heading into a Nov. 8 election battle against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "There's a huge opportunity there." Sanders, who has effectively lost the 2016 presidential nomination to Clinton, broke fundraising records during his long-shot bid for the presidency, collecting more than $210 million through more than 7.4 million individual contributions, averaging $27 apiece.


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Warren to keep up assault on White House hopeful Trump over judge comments

Elizabeth Warren, candidate for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, addresses the second session of the Democratic National Convention in CharlotteBy Alana Wise WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren will keep up her assault on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday in a strongly worded speech labeling Trump a racist and accusing the Republican Party of fostering his intolerance. "Donald Trump chose racism as his weapon, but his aim is exactly the same as the rest of the Republicans," Warren will say in remarks to be delivered at a Washington meeting of the American Constitution Society, a liberal group. Warren, a fiery critic of Wall Street, is a favorite among liberals as a possible running mate for Hillary Clinton, who this week became the presumptive Democratic nominee for the Nov. 8 presidential election.


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Ohio becomes latest state to legalize medical marijuana

FILE - In this April 6, 2016, file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich delivers an annual State of the State address at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta, Ohio. Kasich has signed legislation legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio, though patients shouldn't expect to get it from dispensaries here anytime soon. The legislation signed Wednesday, June 8, 2016, allows patients to use marijuana in vapor form for certain chronic health conditions, while barring patients from smoking marijuana or growing it at home. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Wednesday legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio, though patients shouldn't expect to get it from dispensaries here anytime soon.


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Wooing Sanders supporters will be tough task for Clinton

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks during an election night rally in Santa Monica, CaliforniaBy John Whitesides and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Winning over Bernie Sanders supporters who flocked to his insurgent presidential campaign will be the first and possibly toughest order of business for Hillary Clinton after she became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee this week. Every time the Vermont senator mentioned Clinton's name at a rally in California on Thursday night, his supporters booed as if she was Donald Trump, the Republican businessman who will face off against Clinton in the Nov. 8 election.


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Sen. Warren lashes out at Republicans, Trump over judges

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2015 file photo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Two people with knowledge of Warren's plans say the Massachusetts senator will formally endorse Hillary Clinton for president in the next week or two. They spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, June 8, 2016, because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the endorsement before Warren makes it. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is using Donald Trump's criticism of a federal judge to launch a broadside against congressional Republican leaders and Trump himself, in her latest stinging attack on the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.


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Examining the legacy of Chief Justice Warren Burger

On June 9, 1969, a near unanimous Senate confirmed federal judge Warren Burger as Chief Justice of the United States, starting a 17-year tenure marked by landmark Court decisions.

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With debt payment looming, House weighs Puerto Rico bill

FILE - In this May 25, 2016 file photo, Puerto Rico's Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi, D-Puerto Rico, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a House Natural Resources Committee markup hearing on H.R. 5278, Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act. House Republican leaders and President Barack Obama pressured lawmakers in both parties to back legislation to help ease Puerto Rico’s financial crisis as the U.S. territory faces a $2 billion debt payment in just over three weeks. The House is scheduled to begin debate Thursday, June 9, 2016, on a bill that would create a financial control board and restructure some of Puerto Rico’s $70 billion debt. Pierluisi, is supporting the bill despite opposition from other lawmakers on the island. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders and President Barack Obama pressured lawmakers in both parties to back legislation to help ease Puerto Rico's financial crisis as the U.S. territory faces a $2 billion debt payment in just over three weeks.


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Trump son-in-law emerges as quiet force

FILE - In this May 2, 2016, file photo, Jared Kushner, left, and Ivanka Trump arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" in New York. A new power player has emerged among the feuding factions behind Trump’s presidential campaign, one that through the bonds of marriage enjoys a direct line to the Republican billionaire. Despite limited political experience and some family baggage, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is playing an active, and previously unreported, role in virtually every aspect of the New York real estate magnate’s presidential bid. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — A new power player has emerged among the feuding factions behind Donald Trump's presidential campaign, one that through the bonds of marriage enjoys a direct line to the Republican billionaire.


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Quotations in the News

"It's classic behavior by a demagogue. We've seen it many, many places and times in the world, and that's why I think it's so dangerous." — Hillary Clinton, in an interview with The Associated Press, about Republican presidential rival Donald Trump's propensity to use inflammatory rhetoric.

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3 women to launch super PAC to support Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by his wife Melania as he speaks during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club Westchester, Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. ( Photo/Mary Altaffer)WASHINGTON (AP) — Three of Donald Trump's female supporters will announce on Thursday a new super political action committee to help the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.


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