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10:56am

Tue August 25, 2015
It's All Politics

Donald Trump's Evolution On Campaign Fundraising

Originally published on Tue August 25, 2015 12:17 pm

Donald Trump holds financial documents at his campaign announcement in June. He had said he didn't need donors because he could pay for his campaign himself, but he recently said he'd be open to people "investing" in his campaign.
Christopher Gregory Getty Images

When billionaire developer Donald Trump entered the presidential race two months ago, he drew a sharp line between other candidates β€” needy candidates, always trading favors for money β€” and himself.

"I'm really rich. I assure you of that," he said as supporters cheered. "And by the way, I'm not even saying that in a bragga β€” that's the kind of mindset, that's the kind of thinking, you need for this country."

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5:03am

Tue August 25, 2015
Politics

Donald Trump Changes His Tune And Begins To Court Wealthy Donors

Originally published on Tue August 25, 2015 8:49 pm

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4:05am

Tue August 25, 2015
It's All Politics

Crime Program Aims To Close Trust Gap Between Government, Tribes

Originally published on Tue August 25, 2015 12:32 pm

Last October, a 15-year-old student and member of the Tulalip Tribes in Washington opened fire at his high school with a gun obtained from his father. The tribe had issued a restraining order against the father, but that information didn't show up in the federal criminal database β€” so he was able to buy the gun.
Ted S. Warren AP

The Justice Department is trying to make it easier for Native American tribes to gain access to national crime databases. Federal authorities say the program could prevent criminals from buying guns and help keep battered women and foster children safe.

The issue of who can see information in federal criminal databases might sound boring, until one considers a deadly shooting at a high school in Washington state last year.

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6:21pm

Mon August 24, 2015
It's All Politics

Sen. Menendez Bribery Case Heats Up With New Justice Filing

Originally published on Tue August 25, 2015 1:53 pm

The Justice Department indicted Sen. Robert Menedez on bribery and conspiracy charges earlier this year, and the lawyers in the case have been getting under each other's skin.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

This post was updated at 2:30 p.m. ET with comment from Sen. Menendez's spokesperson.

The Justice Department forcefully defended its prosecutors Monday against allegations of misconduct and perjury lodged by lawyers for Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and an eye doctor who served as one of his longtime donors.

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5:27pm

Mon August 24, 2015
The Two-Way

A Nasty Place On Wall Street: What Kind Of A Dive Is This?

Originally published on Tue August 25, 2015 2:48 am

Trader William McInerney keeps an eye on developments at the New York Stock Exchange, Monday.
Richard Drew AP

Stocks opened Monday with a swan dive: The Dow Jones industrial average plunged about 1,000 points, or 5 percent, in just minutes.

By midday, enough brave buyers had waded back in to push up prices β€” up to where losses were only around 1 percent or so.

But that didn't last. Around 3 p.m., the Dow dropped again, sliding nearly 700 points.

Stress-filled minutes ticked down until 4 p.m.: CLANG, CLANG, CLANG.

The closing bell rang. Brows were wiped, and commentators scrambled to explain why investors had seen both panic selling and panic buying.

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