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AP Top Political News at 3:57 p.m. EDT

AP-NORC poll: Americans want nomination system changed
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Superdelegates. Closed-off primaries. Complicated caucuses....

NPR ombudsman has issues with funding by pro-Iran deal group
WASHINGTON (AP) -- National Public Radio should consider avoiding grants such as one the Ploughshares Fund provided for coverage of the Iran nuclear agreement and related issues, the radio network's ombudsman said. The White House recently identified Ploughshares as a group that helped sell the multinational deal to a skeptical public....

Where the money went: Trump details fundraising for vets
NEW YORK (AP) -- Under pressure to account for money he claimed to raise for veterans, an irritated Donald Trump lambasted the news media Tuesday for pressing the issue and listed charities he said have now received millions of dollars from a fundraiser he held in January....

Clinton scores prized endorsement from Gov. Jerry Brown
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hillary Clinton landed a coveted endorsement from California Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday, patching up a strained relationship between the two Democrats as she seeks to deliver a final blow to Bernie Sanders' campaign....

Intelligence briefings come with presidential nomination
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After the political convention confetti is swept away, a more sobering tradition of the presidential election begins: The regular, top-secret intelligence briefings for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee....

High court sides with property owners in wetlands case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is making it easier for landowners to bring a court challenge when federal regulators try to restrict property development due to concerns about water pollution....

A look at intelligence briefings for presidential candidates
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Harry S. Truman, who became president on April 12, 1945, upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, didn't learn about the Manhattan Project to develop an atomic bomb until his 12th day in office. Vowing never to leave another president uninformed, Truman began the practice of giving presidential nominees intelligence briefings to prepare them for the demands of the job. A look at how some of them went:...

Capitol Hill Buzz: McConnell dishes on Obama, conservatives
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is condescending. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid veers from friendly in private to nasty before TV cameras. And one of Washington's leading conservatives backstabs fellow Republicans....

Trump fosters rivalries as in 'Celebrity Apprentice'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rolling gamblers....

Trump super PAC's new political guru must wait to do work
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A super PAC's decision to hire a former Donald Trump campaign operative comes with a caveat: He can't immediately do all that much, in a period when there is so much to be done....

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