Forget about tax plans and spending programs, trade deals and regulatory reform.
When it comes to influencing the speed and direction of the economy, few things will matter more than how the next president deals with the millions of immigrants in the country illegally, and just as crucially, how many new legal immigrants are allowed in each year.
“In terms of where the economy would be four years and 10 years from now, the real difference, the game changer between the two [presidential candidates] is immigration,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, a forecasting firm.
Donald Trump doesn't plan to make an FBI review of new emails related to Hillary Clinton a central part of the campaign's final days, campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Monday.
Conway said Democrats are to blame for nominating a "serial liar" and predicted Trump would win because independents are sick of the Clintons.
"All along we've been asking questions about the wrong candidate," Conway said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "They should own her. She's unqualified, unfit and I think electing her would be a very risky choice. We don't need this ethical stain that has been Bill and Hillary Clinton for decades now."
FBI Director James B. Comey made a “mistake” that may set a “dangerous precedent,” former Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. wrote Monday.
In an op-ed article, Holder expressed deep concern concerning Comey’s decision to tell Congress on Friday that the FBI will examine newfound emails that might be relevant to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private server and the handling of classified materials.
Holder said the announcement violated a department policy that discourages the FBI and Justice Department from taking unnecessary actions close to election day, in order to avoid the appearance of bias.
When The Times' California politics team spoke with Americans outside Disneyland recently, we found people frustrated with the election, unhappy with the candidates and ready for the election to just be over.
Few had happy or hopeful descriptions. Some had to be urged to describe it in family-friendly words.
Check out what word people at the "happiest place on Earth" used to describe the election, and send us your descriptor:
The late resurfacing of a controversy involving Hillary Clinton’s emails will test the one stubborn truth in this demolition derby of a presidential campaign: Almost nothing has dramatically altered for any length of time the narrow lead in polls held by the former secretary of State.
Clinton has rebounded from other missteps, just as Donald Trump bounced back from what would be, in any ordinary campaign, candidacy-ending scandals.
The reason: Voters have hardened, and mostly negative, views of both nominees and have stuck with their choice regardless of any new revelations. Bad news has eventually paled against the level of distaste for the opponent.
Cars were idling bumper to bumper in the parking lot, waiting for one of 100 spots to open. A line of more than 90 people snaked through the hallway and out the doors of the branch library, swamped by Texans eager to vote early.
But Heather Neufeld, sitting nearby, was still studying her sample ballot as her two children romped on a play structure beneath a spreading live oak.
San Antonio has one of the most competitive congressional races in the country, and the 41-year-old stay-at-home mom wanted to know: What does the Republican incumbent think of his party’s presidential nominee?
California hasn’t always been a lock for the Democratic presidential nominee. Republicans won the state in nearly every presidential election between 1952 and 1988. Ahead of an election that could see more blue in the Golden State than ever before, here’s a look at how Democrats gained, lost and won back California.