Hillary Clinton held her first campaign rally since the presidential debates came to a close earlier this week and the campaign moved into its final, frantic stretch. She chose Cleveland as the site, with her campaign feeling increasingly optimistic about its chances in Ohio.
Encouraging early voting numbers and the Democratic nominee’s strong performance in the debates drew Clinton to this battleground, which polls show is close to a dead heat.
“Ohio is a symbol of the progress we have made,” Clinton press secretary Brian Fallon said before she took the stage. He said Clinton is positioned to perform even better than President Obama did in driving early voting turnout in Ohio in 2012.
So how exactly do those close to Hillary Clinton describe her relationship with Al Gore?
“It's bad,” top Clinton aide Huma Abedin apparently wrote in an email late last year. “There is no love lost in this relationship.”
The frank talk about tension between Clinton and the man who served as her husband’s vice president emerged in the latest batch of WikiLeaks disclosures Friday. The comments, revealed in a string of emails hacked from campaign chair John Podesta’s inbox, come into the public eye after Gore waited until the presidential race was almost over to finally endorse Clinton, which he did recently in Florida.
Hillary Clinton has said she started using a private email address instead of a government account as secretary of State because it was more convenient, but newly released messages show it wasn't necessarily that easy.
In fact, Clinton's emails kept winding up in people's spam folders, meaning messages from the country's top diplomat were sometimes getting missed.
"This is not a good system," she wrote to Huma Abedin, one of her closest aides, in November 2010.
Hillary Clinton praised the Black Lives Matter movement and reflected on the rifts exposed by this year's presidential election in an interview with a Florida hip-hop and R&B radio station that was aired Friday afternoon.
Clinton, who was also meeting with black activists during her campaign stop in Ohio, said they've helped "confront systemic racism in America.”
“I’ve met with them, I’ve listened to them -- they’ve come up with a lot of recommendations," she said. "I think they’ve played a very constructive role."
Exactly one year ago, Vice President Joe Biden announced he would not run for president. But if there were any thought he might not inject himself into the campaign with typical vigor, he's put it to rest with a campaign schedule on behalf of Hillary Clinton and Democratic Senate candidates as busy as anyone's.
But that doesn't mean he's happy about the way the campaign is going. In fact, the famously blunt Biden is casting the choice before voters in especially stark terms, casting Donald Trump as either "stupid" or "dangerous" -- perhaps even both.
"The press always asks me, 'Don't I wish I were debating him?'" he said at a campaign event near his home town of Scranton, Pa., on Friday.
Imagine San Francisco Giants fans pouring into Chavez Ravine to root the Dodgers to victory in the World Series. Imagine Donald Trump winning the White House and appointing Hillary Clinton his attorney general.
Now imagine something only somewhat less farfetched: Clinton defeating Trump and carrying Texas’ 38 electoral votes on Nov. 8.
Donald Trump looked out at a sea of supporters inside an airy exhibition center Friday and noted the pink “Women for Trump” signs.
He mentioned the size of the crowd, which was smaller than usual but still substantial, and accused the media of failing to tell the truth. “I think we’re going to do well with women for Trump.”
It was a boast. Yet the usual bravado was tinged with bewilderment. Trump cited three polls that showed him leading the race — mentioning none of the many that show him behind — bucking himself up as much as speaking to the audience.
Among the many striking moments of the presidential campaign was the father of a slain Army soldier speaking out against Donald Trump at the Democratic convention -- and Trump's subsequent attacks on Khizr Kahn's family and its Muslim faith.
Khan appeared Friday in a Hillary Clinton ad in which the grief-stricken parent tells the story of his 27-year-old son, Capt. Humayun Khan, who died fighting a suicide bomber in Iraq.
Khan describes the harrowing scene when his son threw himself on the bomber, saving his fellow troops. He was awarded military honors.