US business leaders with political aspirations
WASHINGTON (AP) — With President Donald Trump and Jamie Dimon sparring over the JP Morgan Chase CEO's boast that he could beat Trump if he decided to run for president, here's a quick look at some other notables from the business world who also tried to enter politics, or who had notable stints in government.
State puts Graveline on ballot as independent in AG’s race
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former federal prosecutor is on the November ballot as an independent candidate for Michigan attorney general.
The Board of State Canvassers put Chris Graveline (GRAV'-uh-lin) on the ballot Friday after he successfully sued over Michigan's rules for independent candidates. An appeal by the secretary of state failed Thursday.
Vietnam War-era prisoners of war gather in Texas for reunion
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — More than 120 Vietnam War-era prisoners of war are reconnecting with one another at a Dallas-area reunion hosted by developer Ross Perot Jr. and a nonprofit veterans' organization.
The "Return to Freedom" reunion marks the 45th anniversary of the repatriation of the 662 American POWs held by the North Vietnamese government. NAM-POWs Corp., the nonprofit veterans' group co-hosting the reunion, said 458 of those POWs are alive today with an average age of 78.
Don Carter, owner who helped bring NBA to Dallas, dies at 84
DALLAS (AP) — Don Carter, the owner who was instrumental in bringing the NBA to Dallas with the expansion Mavericks in 1980, has died. He was 84.
The Dallas County medical examiner said he died Wednesday night. The cause was not disclosed.
Carter co-founded the franchise with Norm Sonju, the club's first president. Carter sold majority interest to Ross Perot Jr. in 1996 but kept a minority stake.
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WASHINGTON – Randy Spronk climbed off a combine in Edgerton, Minn., this week and boarded a Delta flight to the nation's capital to deliver a warning.
WASHINGTON – Randy Spronk climbed off a combine in Edgerton, Minn., this week and boarded a Delta flight to the nation’s capital to deliver a warning.
From The Santa Fe New Mexican:
Oct. 2, 1917: Crowd at San Geronimo Fiesta Greatest Known.
Nearly 300 Automobiles Parked at Old Pueblo, With Visitors From All Corners of the Country; Tourist Travel to New Mexico and Southwestern Colorado Record-Breaking, Declares Mr. Wadleigh.
Sept. 9, 1992: Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot, whether he is running or not, is officially on the ballot in New Mexico as an independent candidate for president.
Astounding. That's the best word to describe the tumultuous election night and the (to most people) surprise victory of Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton hoped to win with votes of Northeasterners, including those who have moved south along Interstate 95 to North Carolina and Florida (44 electoral...
Trump first Republican since Reagan to win Cayuga County by double digits
It's been more than three decades since a Republican presidential candidate won Cayuga County by such a large margin.
Trump wins Utah to extend GOP’s 5-decade winning streak
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's surprising turn in the spotlight as a presidential toss-up state fizzled Tuesday as Republican Donald Trump comfortably won to extend the GOP's five-decade winning streak in the state.
Trump won with a smaller percentage of the vote than Republican presidential candidates in recent history but did enough in the conservative, predominantly Mormon state to outdistance Democrat Hillary Clinton and independent candidate Evan McMullin.
Twenty years after President Bill Clinton narrowly carried Alcorn County over Republican Bob Dole, Hillary Clinton lost the county in a landslide Tuesday to Donald J. Trump. Alcorn County continued its hard turn to the right in presidential votes, giving Trump/Pence an easy win with 80 percent of...
Reform Party candidate lays out plan to sink Trump, Clinton
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — If you don't want to see either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in the White House, and you live in the Rocky Mountain West, Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente would like a few minutes of your time.
PHOENIX — Donald Trump is running against democracy itself.
Here, in the land of Barry Goldwater, democracy is fighting back.
White House Brief: Things to know about Gary Johnson
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson is counting on voter disgust at Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to give him the best showing in November of any third-party candidate since billionaire Ross Perot in 1992. Things to know about the former New Mexico governor:
THOMAS TASCHINGER: Will minor parties flip the presidency to Trump or Clinton?
It's time for that strange and slightly scary game we play every four years: Will votes for Libertarian or Green Party candidates give the presidency to a Democrat or Republican who wouldn't have won otherwise?
At this point the answer is a familiar one - we don't know. But it has happened.
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Most-watched presidential debates on television
The most-viewed presidential debates, since they began regularly in 1976.
1. Hillary Clinton (D) vs. Donald Trump (R), first debate, 2016 — 84 million viewers.
2. Ronald Reagan (R) vs. Jimmy Carter (D), only debate, 1980 — 80.6 million viewers.
3. Bill Clinton (D) vs. George Bush (R) vs. Ross Perot (I), second debate, 1992 — 69.9 million viewers.
4. Jimmy Carter (D) vs. Gerald Ford (R), first debate, 1976 — 69.7 million viewers.
POINT OF VIEW Open the presidential debates to third-party candidates
In 1988, the League of Women Voters withdrew its sponsorship of the Presidential Debates because, “The League refuses to help perpetrate a fraud.” According to then-LWV president Nancy M. Neuman, the Commission on Presidential Debates’ (CPD) demands to control the selection of questions, composition of the audience and access to the press was “outrageous.”
Don’t like Trump or Clinton? Utah has 12 other options
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah voters who dislike Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: Don't despair.
There are a dozen other candidates on the Utah ballot so far who want to serve as America's next commander-in-chief, including a former CIA officer, a marijuana-friendly former governor and a doctor who once ran against Mitt Romney for governor of Massachusetts and calls for all student loan debt to be forgiven.
A new generation of New York Yankees fans are likely to experience something they never have seen — a losing season.
How long has it been since the Yankees finished a season under .500?