Bannon’s mention of Sen. John McCain, George W. Bush draws boos at California GOP convention

People gather around Stephen K. Bannon, center, before his speech Friday at the California Republican Party convention at the Anaheim Marriott. Mere mentions of former President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain drew loud boos and catcalls as former Trump advisor Stephen K. Bannon derided the GOP leaders in his address to California Republicans Friday night at their fall convention in Anaheim.

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Halfway through Britain's seven-week snap election campaign, some in Theresa May's team came to the conclusion that they had a problem - the candidate. At a gathering of senior staff in Conservative campaign headquarters in central London, one of May's top operatives told the sitting prime minister that she risked crashing and burning like Sarah Palin did in 2008.

Westporter Off to Become U.S. Senate Page

Ethan Parker, 16, of Westport is off to Washington, D.C. this summer to work as a U.S. Senate page under the sponsorship of New York Sen. Charles Schumer, the Senate minority leader. The Greens Farms Academy honor roll sophomore is one of 30 students from across the country who will serve the 100 senators.

President Obama, Mayor Garcetti talk homelessness on the tarmac

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took a few extra minutes today to greet President Barack Obama as he arrived at Los Angeles International Airport for what is likely one of his last visits to the city as leader of the country. In a conversation that lasted for several minutes at the bottom of the staircase from Air Force One, Garcetti and Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who was also on hand to greet the president, engaged Obama on the LAX tarmac in a discussion about the upcoming election, as well as Los Angeles' homelessness and transportation measures, according to the mayor.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has opened an investigation into the Donald J. Trump Foundation "to make sure it's complying with the laws governing charities in New York," he said Tuesday. A source familiar with the matter confirmed Schneiderman's remark and said the New York Attorney General's office "has opened an inquiry into the Trump Foundation based on troubling transactions that have recently come to light."

Obama’s Race Gambit

In the heady atmosphere leading up to the 2008 presidential election, a messianic Senator Barack Obama proclaimed he was "five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." That transformation, echoed by Michelle Obama, was to change the conversation, change our traditions, change our history, and move the nation to a different place.

Potter, Randall counties see uptick in voter interest

More Potter and Randall county residents will likely register to vote in November's presidential election than in previous cycles, and county officials are stressing that now is the time for residents to make sure their registrations are up to date. As of July 15, 82,827 Randall County residents were registered to vote, a number that's already higher than the 78,657 total voters registered for the November 2012 general election.

Obama to Tell Foe-to-Friend Story at Hillary Clinton Event

When they take the stage at their first joint campaign appearance on Tuesday, President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will show off a new phase in their storied relationship: co-dependents. Clinton's chances of winning the White House hinge on rallying Obama's coalition to her cause.