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Hillary Clinton calls Donald Trump a 'creep,' says her 'skin crawled' during debate

Clinton's new book "What Happened" includes moments from the campaign she wishes she could "go back and do over."

What Trump said about various people during his Phoenix rally

An off-script Trump tells us how he really feels.

The Finance 202: Here's how Louise Linton could change the tax debate

Yes, really.

Trump's angry, dishonest rant about his Charlottesville comments, broken down

Trump ignores his most controversial comments, and invents plenty of details.

Trump blames the media for nearly all of his problems as president

At a rally in Phoenix, about the only time he mentioned the racial tensions and violence from Charlottesville was in the context of defending himself.

The Health 202: Congress appears ready to buck Sessions on medical marijuana

The attorney general is no fan of legalized pot.

The Daily 202: Trump's penchant for revisionist history on display during Arizona rally

POTUS selectively recounts his Charlottesville response.

As Trump ranted and rambled in Phoenix, his crowd slowly thinned

For 75 minutes, the president defended his response to Charlottesville, threatened a government shutdown and got a number of other things off his chest.

Watch Trump's full speech in Phoenix

President Trump addressed his supporters at a rally in Phoenix on Aug. 22.

Trump's Phoenix rally ignites mixed reactions

President Trump held a rally in Phoenix on Aug. 22. Here's what his supporters and opponents had to say.

Trump laments 'poor' Jeffrey Lord, the CNN analyst fired for tweeting a Nazi salute

The network parted ways with Lord after he tweeted Sieg Heil' — a phrase banned in Germany because of its association with Hitler and the Nazi party — during a public spat with a liberal activist.

Sanders to Trump: 'There are no nice Nazis'

The Vermont senator opened a new line of attack against the president's Charlottesville reaction and urged activists to stay inside the Democratic Party.

Trump's Phoenix rally ignites mixed reactions

President Trump held a rally in Phoenix on Aug. 22. Here's what his supporters and non-supporters had to say.

Trump has no intention of denouncing the alt-right. He has every intention of escalating his war with the media.

At a rally in Phoenix, about the only time he mentioned the racial tensions and violence from Charlottesville was in the context of defending himself.

Trump lamented 'poor' Jeffrey Lord, the CNN analyst fired tweeting a Nazi salute

The network parted ways with Lord after he tweeted Sieg Heil' — a phrase banned in Germany because of its association with Hitler and the Nazi party — during a public spat with a liberal activist.

Trump's turbulent Phoenix rally, in 3 minutes

President Trump gave a contentious speech at a campaign rally in Phoenix on Aug. 22, attacking the media, GOP senators and "obstructionist" Democrats. Here are the highlights.

Trump: 'If we have to close down our government, we're building that wall'

President Trump threatened to shut down the government over building his promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border during a campaign rally in Phoenix, on Aug. 22.

Trump threatens shutdown, suggests controversial pardon at Arizona rally

The president's divisive remarks on Charlottesville violence lead thousands to gather outside the arena.

What you need to know about former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio's record on illegal immigration

We take you through the saga of Joe Arpaio's legal controversies stemming from his illegal-immigration crackdown.

Trump hits McCain and Flake in Arizona without naming them — and appears to relish it

"I will not mention any names. Very presidential, isn't it?" Trump said mockingly.

Trump has no intention of denouncing the alt-right. He had every intention of escalating his war with the media.

At a rally in Phoenix, about the only time he mentioned the racial tensions and violence from Charlottesville was in the context of defending himself.

Trump lamented 'poor' Jeffrey Lord. Here's a reminder why CNN fired the conservative analyst.

The network parted ways with Lord after he tweeted Sieg Heil' — a phrase banned in Germany because of its association with Hitler and the Nazi party — during a public spat with a liberal activist.

Trump on the media: 'They are trying to take away our history and our heritage'

President Trump told his supporters in Phoenix on Aug. 22, that the media is "trying to take away our history and our heritage" and is giving a platform to hate groups.

Trump rampages against McCain and Flake but says 'I will not mention any names'

President Trump issued scathing attacks against Arizona's senators during his Phoenix rally on Aug. 22, but said, "I will not mention any names. Very presidential."

Trump rails on 'the crooked media' and praises 'Fox & Friends' and Hannity

President Trump attacked the media, including the New York Times, CNN and the Washington Post, during his rally in Phoenix on Aug. 22 "Fox has treated me fairly," Trump said. "How good is Hannity? ... And Fox & Friends in the morning is the best show."

Trump tells Congress to get rid of the filibuster

While recounting the defeat of the Republican health-care plan in the Senate during a rally in Phoenix on Aug. 22, President Trump reiterated his call for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to get rid of the filibuster.

Trump says former sheriff Joe Arpaio 'can feel good'

President Trump spoke about possibly pardoning former Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a rally in Phoenix on Aug. 22. Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt in July.

Trump laments CNN firing Jeffrey Lord: 'Poor Jeffrey'

President Trump attacked CNN repeatedly in Phoenix on Aug. 22, and expressed regret over their firing of conservative commentator and Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord.

Trump renews attacks against media to crowd chanting 'CNN sucks'

President Trump cast wide blame on the "fake media" in Phoenix on Aug. 22.

Trump reminisces on campaign trips to Arizona

President Trump said he was thrilled to be back in Phoenix' during a rally in Phoenix on Aug. 22.

Andy Thorburn: Overhaul | Campaign 2018

First-time Democratic candidate Andy Thorburn released an ad embracing single-payer health care, in his campaign to replace Rep. Edward R. Royce .

Military leaders consolidate power in Trump administration

Far beyond the battlefield, generals are exerting influence across the executive branch.

In a swing district, a Democrat runs on single-payer health care

Andy Thorburn could debate health care from a position of total awareness. He ran Global Benefits Group, an international insurance company, until finally stepping back to the board this year.

In a swing seat, a Democrat runs on single-payer

Andy Thorburn could debate health care from a position of total awareness. He ran Global Benefits Group, an international insurance company, until finally stepping back to the board this year.

Trump tours border security equipment

President Trump toured a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol hangar in Yuma, Ariz., on Aug. 22. He viewed border protection equipment, including a drone, helicopter and boat, and joked with several border protection agents.

Trump and the art of the vehicular photo op

President Trump just can't resist a photo opportunity with American-made vehicles.

President Trump seems to really love photo ops with big vehicles

He just can't resist a photo op in an American-built vehicle.

Rex Tillerson totally undercut Trump's 'We will win' rhetoric on Afghanistan

Trump said repeatedly Monday that the U.S. military would win in Afghanistan. That's apparently news to his secretary of state.

Trump is stepping into a political 'powder keg' in Arizona

The state's racial and political dynamics are a microcosm of the nation right now: extremely fragile.

Kelly kisses baby at Marine meet-and-greet

President Trump's chief of staff John Kelly greeted Marines with the president and gave a baby a kiss in Yuma, Ariz., on Aug. 22.

McAuliffe emerges from Charlottesville crisis as a counterbalance to Trump

The Virginia governor, who may run for president in 2020, says Trump failed to lead

Trump meets Marines in Arizona

President Trump shook hands, took pictures and signed memorabilia at a meet-and-greet with Marines in Yuma, Ariz., on Aug. 22.

Dakota Access Pipeline owner sues Greenpeace, arguing it broke organized crime law

An oil and gas company became the second one to accuse Greenpeace of breaking a federal organized crime law.

Phoenix prepares for Trump's rally and the chaos it may bring

Campaign organizers expect more than 10,000 supporters to show up to the Phoenix Convention Center Tuesday night and there are numerous counterprotests planned for outside the rally.

Trump will not pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio at Phoenix rally, White House says

Trump had said last week he was 'seriously considering' a pardon of Arpaio, whose hardline immigration stance has made him a political lightning rod

Fact Check: Are there 20 U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organizations active in Afghanistan and Pakistan?

The president used a figure for terror groups that mixes apples and oranges, making it too high.

Trump lands in Arizona

President Trump arrived in Arizona on Aug. 22, for a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border and a campaign-style rally.

Trump's incorrect claim that 20 'U.S.-designated' terrorist groups operate in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The president used a figure for terrorist groups that mixes apples and oranges, making it too high.

Is Trump making the political environment for top civil servants worse?

Micromanagement by political appointees is a hundred times worse than under Obama,' a retired EPA official says.

The Trumps return to D.C.

President Trump, first lady Melania and their son Barron left New Jersey on Aug. 20, for Washington, D.C., at the end of the president's "working vacation."