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Live from Skidmore's debate watch party

Live from Skidmore's debate watch party

Zach Matson's live Twitter stream of the crowd's reactions throughout the debate

Trump, Clinton deadlocked in poll before first presidential debate

Trump, Clinton deadlocked in poll before first presidential debate

The candidates remain in a dead heat for both voter support and unfavorability.

In N.Y. House race, presidential election hard to avoid

NEW PALTZ

In N.Y. House race, presidential election hard to avoid

The race for New York's 19th Congressional District, which covers a large and politically split swath of the Hudson Valley, is a glimpse at what the 2016 presidential campaign might have been.

Poll: Clinton holds large lead over Trump in N.Y.

Poll: Clinton holds large lead over Trump in N.Y.

While the race for president may be tightening up nationally, in New York Hillary Clinton continues to own a commanding lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump.

Trump retreats from Obama ‘birther’ theory

WASHINGTON

Trump retreats from Obama ‘birther’ theory

Donald Trump said he would like to move on from the conspiracy theory that said the president was not born in the United States, which he has been clinging to for years.

Trump offers quick rundown of medical exam on ‘Dr. Oz’

Trump offers quick rundown of medical exam on ‘Dr. Oz’

After a whiplash-inducing morning of mixed messages, Donald Trump on Wednesday gave a small window into some of the results from his most recent physical examination in a taped appearance with television celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz.

Candidates flex debate muscles during TV forum

NEW YORK

Candidates flex debate muscles during TV forum

Hillary Clinton vowed not to send U.S. ground troops to Iraq “ever again” and Donald Trump insinuated that he had learned shocking new information involving President Barack Obama — without ever revealing it.

New 50-state poll shows why Clinton has advantage over Trump

New 50-state poll shows why Clinton has advantage over Trump

With nine weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump is within striking distance in the Upper Midwest, but Hillary Clinton's strength in many battlegrounds and some traditional Republican strongholds gives her a big electoral college advantage.

Democrats’ edge in voter registration declining, but looks can be deceiving

Democrats’ edge in voter registration declining, but looks can be deceiving

With Donald Trump behind in the polls, one apparent sign of hope for Republicans is the dwindling Democratic advantage in voter registration, particularly in battleground states like Florida and Pennsylvania.

Trump’s start in real estate included accusations of bias

NEW YORK

Trump’s start in real estate included accusations of bias

“Absolutely ridiculous,” Donald Trump was quoted saying of the government’s allegations in 1973.

Clinton to paint ominous portrait of Trump’s links to ‘alt-right’

Clinton to paint ominous portrait of Trump’s links to ‘alt-right’

Hillary Clinton plans to deliver a major address on Thursday denouncing Donald Trump’s embrace of the “alt-right” political philosophy, presenting his choice as an especially ominous turn in a presidential election full of them.

Manafort out as Trump’s chairman, a shake-up’s latest casualty

Manafort out as Trump’s chairman, a shake-up’s latest casualty

Paul Manafort, a Republican political operative since the 1970s, was supposed to impose order on Donald Trump’s chaotic presidential campaign.

5 US cities wake up to naked statues of Donald Trump

LOS ANGELES

5 US cities wake up to naked statues of Donald Trump

A stark-naked likeness of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared on a Los Angeles street corner early Thursday morning — and boy, is it unflattering.

Trump sounds like a Democrat on some economic issues

Trump sounds like a Democrat on some economic issues

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump isn’t always in line with the traditional GOP economic platform.

At Olde Bryan Inn, the Mug Club tradition dates back to 1979

At Olde Bryan Inn, the Mug Club tradition dates back to 1979

When newcomers walk into the Olde Bryan Inn, the first thing they do is look up at the ceiling. “Wow! What’s that? People are amazed,” says general manager Jason Lynch.

New life for old tools at Colonie store

New life for old tools at Colonie store

Is your basement or garage packed with old tools? If you donate them to the Tool Box in Colonie, you can tidy up and lend a hand to senior citizens at the same time.

Obama: Republicans should withdraw support for Trump

WASHINGTON

Obama: Republicans should withdraw support for Trump

In his strongest denunciation of Donald Trump so far, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said Trump was “unfit to serve as president” and urged the leaders of the Republican Party to withdraw their backing for his candidacy.

List of big-name Republicans supporting Clinton grows

List of big-name Republicans supporting Clinton grows

While some Republicans have refused to endorse Donald Trump, others have gone a step further and thrown their support behind Hillary Clinton.

Fact checking Clinton’s acceptance speech

PHILADELPHIA

Fact checking Clinton’s acceptance speech

Hillary Clinton, in accepting her party’s presidential nomination, described her love of tough issues, saying bluntly that “I sweat the details of policy.”

Clinton sees U.S. at ‘moment of reckoning’

PHILADELPHIA

Clinton sees U.S. at ‘moment of reckoning’

Hillary Clinton became the first woman to accept a major party’s presidential nomination Thursday night, a prize that generations of American women have dreamed about for one of their own.

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