Maine governor’s outburst tests limits of anger politics


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Maine governor’s outburst tests limits of anger politics
BOSTON (Reuters) – Years before Donald Trump dominated the news cycle with his angry style of politics, Maine Governor Paul LePage made headlines with a similarly brash approach.

Courting Republicans, Clinton to tout ‘American exceptionalism’
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a foreign policy speech meant to reach out to Republican and independent voters, Democratic President Hillary Clinton on Wednesday will argue for a robust commitment to U.S. leadership in the world and tout the idea of “American exceptionalism.”

Veteran Arizona sheriff defeats three in Republican primary
PHOENIX (Reuters) – The Arizona sheriff famous for his tough stance on illegal immigration and keeping jail inmates in tents easily won his Republican primary on Tuesday.

U.S. Senator McCain wins Arizona Republican nominating contest
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senator John McCain survived a Tea Party challenge when he won Arizona’s Republican nominating contest on Tuesday, enabling him to seek a sixth term as U.S. senator from the southwestern state, according to media projections.

Trump calls Democrats ‘party of slavery’ in minority outreach effort
EVERETT, Washington (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump on Tuesday night called Democrats the “party of slavery” and praised what he called the millions of African Americans with career success, as he tries to revamp his outreach to minority voters.

Senators press Mylan on ‘exorbitantly expensive’ EpiPen
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat Elizabeth Warren and 19 other U.S. senators voiced concern to the chief executive of Mylan NV about the high cost of its EpiPen on Tuesday, calling the device used in the case of life-threatening allergies “exorbitantly expensive.”

Trump may meet with Mexican president ahead of immigration speech
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump is considering traveling to Mexico City on Wednesday to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, just hours before the Republican presidential nominee delivers a speech in Arizona on immigration policy, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Wasserman Schultz wins Florida Democratic nod in House race: Miami Herald
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, who last month lost her job as head of the Democratic National Committee, won a bid on Tuesday to be her party’s nominee for a seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Miami Herald reported.

Poll shows Virginia lawmaker jailed in sex scandal leading mayor’s race
(Reuters) – A former Virginia politician who was jailed over a sex scandal involving a teenage girl leads a crowded field running for mayor of the state’s capital city, a poll showed on Tuesday.

Senator Grassley could be persuaded to hold hearing on Garland
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley opened the door to holding a hearing on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland if a majority of senators wish to do so after the Nov. 8 election, in comments posted online Tuesday.

Trade critic Trump visits Boeing Co’s backyard
EVERETT, Washington/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump, who has made his criticism of a pending Pacific trade agreement central to his campaign, on Tuesday was to visit a Seattle suburb that is home to a large Boeing Co plane manufacturing facility that depends heavily on sales to Asian markets.

Pacific trade pact remains top issue for Obama administration
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The successful conclusion of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade talks remains the top legislative item for the United States, a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama said on Tuesday.

Trump booster apologizes for Clinton ‘blackface’ tweet
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pastor Marks Burns, a prominent supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, apologized on Tuesday for sending out a tweet that showed a cartoon image of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in blackface.

EU-U.S. trade deal in doubt as France urges end to talks
PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – France cast serious doubt on Tuesday on the prospects of an EU free trade deal with the United States, adding to opposition within Germany and growing scepticism among Americans.

New Jersey Governor Christie vetoes minimum wage hike to $15/hr
(Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday vetoed a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next five years.

Obama shortens prison sentences of 111 convicts: White House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama shortened the prison sentences of 111 convicts on Tuesday in the second round of grants of clemency this month, the White House said.

Maine governor says may not finish term amid racism flap
(Editor’s note: This story contains language that may offend some readers in the fifth and final paragraphs adds background on LePage)

Special Report: Why an emblematic American city has turned to Trump
MUNCIE, Indiana (Reuters) – One night a month, retired auto workers shuffle into a former elementary school classroom here to discuss their legal fight against the company that cancelled their health care benefits seven years ago.

U.S. FBI to give media some Clinton notes over email use: CNN
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI plans to hand over some of its notes from its interview with U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton regarding her use of private email while secretary of state to news outlets that requested them, CNN reported on Tuesday.

Top Democrat urges FBI probe of allegations Russia seeking to influence U.S. vote
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is calling on the FBI to conduct a quick and thorough investigation into concerns the Russian government is trying to undermine the U.S. presidential election, including by tampering with official election results.

Exclusive: Six U.S. senators urge Obama to prioritize cyber crime at G20 summit
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Six U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to prioritize cyber crime at this weekend’s Group of 20 summit in China, in the wake of the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh’s central bank, according to a letter obtained by Reuters.

Trump hovers over McCain, Rubio U.S. Senate re-election contests
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican voters in Arizona and Florida are expected to pick Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio as their respective U.S. Senate nominees when they go to the polls on Tuesday, but one name not on either ballot, Donald Trump, looms large.

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