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Clinton hits rivals on immigration in California campaign swing

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives at a community college as she makes a campaign stop in Sylmar, CaliforniaBy Mike Blake LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton fought on two fronts in California on Saturday as she sought to wrap up her battle with Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination, taking aim at him and at Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, with attacks on their immigration stances. Both Clinton and Sanders campaigned across California, stopping in immigrant communities, big cities and the agricultural heartland on the final weekend before Tuesday's primary in the nation's biggest state.


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House primaries in Ga., Calif., show pressures buffeting GOP

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2015 file photo, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. speaks with a reporter on Capitol Hill in Washington. Approaching elections in two House Republican strongholds illustrate the sharp elbows and vigilance that GOP candidates require in this anti-establishment time. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In two House Republican strongholds — a Georgia district sprawling from Atlanta's exurbs to the Alabama line and another in California's Central Valley — upcoming elections illustrate the sharp elbows and vigilance that this anti-establishment moment demands of GOP candidates.


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Ex-Texas official: Trump U probe dropped due to politics

Ex-Texas official: Trump U probe dropped due to politicsRepublican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has moved to muzzle a former state regulator who says he was ordered in 2010 to drop a fraud investigation into Trump University for political reasons. Paxton's ...


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Concerns in GOP over Trump’s verbal attacks on federal judge

Concerns in GOP over Trump's verbal attacks on federal judgeWASHINGTON (AP) — The federal judge who's hearing a Trump University lawsuit is "a hater of Donald Trump" and ought to be removed from the case. So says Donald Trump, in just one of the recent comments by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee that have legal experts worrying about his commitment to an independent judiciary and his views on presidential powers.


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Trump campaigns in California, denounces protesters at rally as ‘thugs’

A supporter of Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts after she was surrounded and egged by demonstrators after a campaign rally in San Jose, CaliforniaBy Julia Love REDDING, Calif. (Reuters) - Presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday denounced protesters in California as "thugs" a day after another demonstration outside one of his political rallies turned violent ahead of the state's presidential primary. Demonstrators traded blows on Thursday evening in the street outside the San Jose Convention Center, videos posted to Twitter and online by media showed. Hundreds of protesters waved Mexican flags, chanted anti-Trump slogans and burned Trump hats and at least one U.S. flag.


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Obama to Democrats: ‘I want us to run scared’ in election

U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he steps out of Air Force One upon his arrival in MiamiBy Roberta Rampton MIAMI (Reuters) - President Barack Obama warned Democrats on Friday that they need to work hard to defeat likely Republican nominee Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 presidential election but must avoid violence like that at a rally in California this week. "Strange things can happen in an election like this if we're not working hard, if we're not engaged, if we're not participating," Obama told donors at a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee. Obama decried the clashes between supporters of likely Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and protesters on Thursday at a rally in San Jose, California.


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Ex-Texas official: Trump U probe dropped due to politics

FILE - In this July 29, 2015 file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks during a hearing in Austin, Texas. Paxton moved June 3, 2016, to muzzle a former state regulator who says he was ordered in 2010 to drop a fraud investigation into Trump University for political reasons. Paxton's office issued a cease and desist letter to former Deputy Chief of Consumer Protection John Owens after he made public copies of a 14-page internal summary of the state's case against Donald Trump for scamming millions from students of his namesake real estate seminar. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton moved Friday to muzzle a former state regulator who says he was ordered in 2010 to drop a fraud investigation into Trump University for political reasons.


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Ex-Alabama governor says House speaker asked him for a job

Judge Jacob Walker swears in former Alabama Gov Bob Riley during the Alabama Speaker Mike Hubbard trial on Friday, June 3, 2016 in Opelika, Ala. (Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News via AP, Pool)OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard's pleas for help finding work — including emails to his political mentor— took center stage Friday as prosecutors continued trying to prove the Deep South Republican violated a state ethics law he once championed.


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