Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Trump is still Trump in first debate and Clinton doesn’t take the bait

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump came to their first debate armed with a full arsenal of facts, provocations and precooked one-liners. She tried to show her middle-class sensibilities; he went on the attack on her political career.

Politics & Government

Clinton, Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror

In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a "racist lie" about President Barack Obama. Businessman Trump repeatedly cast Clinton as a "typical politician" as he sought to capitalize on Americans' frustration with Washington.

National Politics

WHY IT MATTERS: Social Security

THE ISSUE: More than 60 million retirees, disabled workers, spouses and children rely on monthly Social Security benefits. That's nearly one in five Americans. The trustees who oversee Social Security say the program has enough money to pay full benefits until 2034. But at that point, Social Security will collect only enough taxes to pay 79 percent of benefits. Unless Congress acts, millions of people on fixed incomes would get an automatic 21 percent cut in benefits.

National

Clinton puts Trump on the defensive in combative debate

Donald Trump aggressively tried to pin the nation's economic and national security problems on Hillary Clinton in the first presidential debate, belittling the former senator and secretary of state as a "typical politician" incapable of delivering the change many Americans crave.

National Politics

Debate Takeaways: Clinton gets under Trump's skin in debate

Donald Trump repeatedly clashed with Hillary Clinton during Monday's first presidential debate, interrupting her and appearing agitated at times as they tangled over the economy, her use of a private mail server and his unwillingness to release his income tax returns. Clinton maintained an even demeanor, smiling indulgently when Trump turned aggressive.

Videos

Trump describes 'extreme vetting' program to keep America safe - Election Rewind

In a rally in Youngstown, Ohio on Monday, Donald Trump called for "extreme vetting" measures to fight terrorism while Joe Biden hit the campaign trail with Hillary Clinton in Scranton, Pa., where he criticized Trump's plans as "un-American."
Cristina Rayas and Nicole L. Cvetnic McClatchy
Trump describes 'extreme vetting' program to keep America safe - Election Rewind 1:47

Trump describes 'extreme vetting' program to keep America safe - Election Rewind

Paul Ryan rebukes Trump's KKK controversy, saying 'This is the party of Lincoln' 1:26

Paul Ryan rebukes Trump's KKK controversy, saying 'This is the party of Lincoln'

Trump touts unity; Clinton goes for 'Made in America': Election Rewind 1:35

Trump touts unity; Clinton goes for 'Made in America': Election Rewind

Texas delegate on Cruz: 'It was like a middle finger to the convention' 1:13

Texas delegate on Cruz: 'It was like a middle finger to the convention'