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The Galveston County Daily News: Politics

July 31, 2016

Politics

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Officials dismiss Trump's assertions about NFL and debates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both the NFL and the Commission on Presidential Debates are rejecting Republican Donald Trump's assertions about the fall debates, which the billionaire businessman says have been rigged by his opponents to draw a smaller audience by scheduling two of them at the same time as a football game.

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Saturday 07/30/2016
Trump says presidential debates shouldn't compete with NFL
Posted: July 30, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he doesn't like going up against NFL games when he debates Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton this fall. The billionaire businessman also says that the football league has complained to him about the debate schedule in a letter.

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Courts deal setbacks to GOP voting restrictions in 3 states
Posted: July 30, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) — Courts dealt setbacks to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting, blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas.

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Friday 07/29/2016
Courts strike blows to GOP voter restricts in 3 states
Posted: July 29, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) — Courts have dealt setbacks to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting.

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Top Texas Democrat sees convention unity despite early fears
Posted: July 29, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The head of Texas' delegation to the Democratic National Convention says party unity has been accomplished despite a high-profile dust-up earlier in the week.

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Thursday 07/28/2016
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar needles Trump: 'I'm Michael Jordan'
Posted: July 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pro basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar needled Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump with humor Thursday and then skewered him with seriousness.

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Wednesday 07/27/2016
Clinton campaign seeks to make most of Kaine's Spanish
Posted: July 27, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is fluent in Spanish, and moved easily between languages when he spoke at his first campaign event with his Democratic running mate Hillary Clinton.

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Tuesday 07/26/2016
Clinton, Dems put gun control at center of convention stage
Posted: July 26, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With mothers of police violence victims on the stage and anti-gun protesters in the streets, Hillary Clinton and Democrats are giving gun control and efforts to curb police violence a starring role at their summer convention.

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Sanders backer's swipe at Clinton sparks Texas skirmish
Posted: July 26, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Bernie Sanders delegate from North Texas sparked a shouting match Tuesday among his state's delegation to the Democratic National Convention by condemning Hillary Clinton, but later said he misspoke in "a moment of passion."

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Saturday 07/23/2016
Trump's criticism of Cruz renews questions about temperament
Posted: July 23, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) — Donald Trump followed the script in his big speech to the Republican National Convention. Less than 12 hours later, he was free-form again, Trump being Trump, resurrecting a conspiracy theory linking the father of his chief rival from the primaries to John F. Kennedy's assassination.

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