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ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(WASHINGTON) -- Following the release of the House Republicans on the Benghazi Select Committee’s final report, Hillary Clinton brushed off the document, saying it was nothing new and that it was “time to move on.”

“I'll leave it to others to characterize this report, but I think it's pretty clear it's time to move on,” Clinton told reporters while campaigning in Denver, Colorado.

“I said this when I testified for 11 hours that no one has thought more about or lost more sleep over the lives that we lost, the four Americans, which was devastating,” Clinton said. “We owe it to those brave Americans to make sure we learn the right lessons from this tragedy.”

Clinton also seemed to suggest that the Benghazi committee spent millions of taxpayers' money for nothing and that the report “took on partisan tinge.”

The report says U.S. State Department officials, including presumptive Democratic nominee Clinton, should’ve been on alert because there was intelligence leading up to the attacks suggesting the diplomatic consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi were not safe. The 2012 Libya terror attacks killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

In a statement earlier Tuesday, the Clinton campaign slammed the Benghazi Select Committee for releasing parts of the report overnight and argued committee Republicans are “finishing their work in the same, partisan way that we've seen from them since the beginning.”

“In leaking out select portions from their report in the middle of the night, without even allowing some of the committee's own members to see it, the Republican members are clearly seeking to avoid any fact-checking of their discredited, conspiracy theories,” Brian Fallon, spokesman for the Clinton campaign, said in the statement.

"After more than two years and more than $7 million in taxpayer funds, the Committee report has not found anything to contradict the conclusions of the multiple, earlier investigations,” the statement from the Clinton campaign read.

The statement went on to say that the report is an attempted takedown of Clinton ahead of the general election, pointing to Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s comments on Fox News and a former staffer’s claims that he was fired from the Benghazi committee for refusing to focus solely on Clinton.

“This Committee's chief goal is to politicize the deaths of four brave Americans in order to try to attack the Obama administration and hurt Hillary Clinton's campaign,” the statement read.

During a press conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill, Chairman of the Benghazi Select Committee, Rep. Trey Gowdy, fought back accusations that the report was partisan, arguing that the Republicans’ report mentions Clinton far less than the Democrats' report released yesterday. The Republicans’ report came to no new conclusions from previous investigations about Clinton’s wrongdoing in the Benghazi attack.

“My audience are fair-minded Americans who want to know what happened to their fellow citizens and they can draw their own conclusion,” Rep. Gowdy said Tuesday in a press conference on Capitol Hill, adding, “If you can read this report and you believe on the last page of the report that it is about one person instead of about four people, then there is nothing I can say that is going to diffuse you of that.”

The RNC released a statement following the press conference, saying, “Hillary Clinton was in charge, knew the risks and did nothing. Together the report’s findings make clear we cannot afford to let Hillary Clinton be our next commander-in-chief.”

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump hit Clinton on Twitter Tuesday, saying Benghazi was "just another Hillary Clinton failure."

Benghazi is just another Hillary Clinton failure. It just
never seems to work the way it's supposed to with Clinton.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2016

Less than a week ago, Trump also tweeted that Clinton lies to Benghazi families.

If you want to know about Hillary Clinton's honesty & judgment, ask the family of Ambassador Stevens.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2016

Trump has also praised Chairman Gowdy as a “seasoned prosecutor” when Gowdy was first appointed to lead the committee, but then later criticized Gowdy in 2015 on Twitter after he endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio for president.

I hope @TGowdySC does better for Rubio than he did at the #Benghazi hearings, which were a total disaster for Republicans & America!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2015

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iStock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- It’s less than three weeks away from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the GOP convention committee is giving a preview of its set design.

Jeff Larson, the CEO for the 2016 National Convention, said the committee has been working “great” with the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's campaign on a “daily basis, sometimes an hourly basis, working with them putting together pieces of the program.”

”It’s been a great working relationship with the campaign and putting together the pieces that we’re going to have just a stunning convention,” Larson said Tuesday at a news conference held on the floor of the Quicken Loans Arena.

Construction on the stage began on June 18, a month ahead of the convention, however Larson said over the next two days the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers will change dramatically.

The biggest change will be the installation of 636 LED panels, that make up the giant screen. According to the Committee on Arrangements, 856 seats will be removed from the arena to make room for the stage. The committee is also reserve 125,000 balloons and 1,000 pounds of confetti for the convention.

30 suites in @TheQArena will be converted - many will become TV studios! #RNCinCLE

— GOP Convention (@GOPconvention) June 28, 2016

2,472 seats will be added to the Convention floor for delegates. #RNCinCLE

— GOP Convention (@GOPconvention) June 28, 2016

“The stage design is an important element of the convention," Larson said. "It is where Mr Trump will speak and he will deliver his address and his vision to the world -- his vision of how he’s going to make America great again.”

It’s also the same stage where the vice presidential nominee will deliver his or her speech.

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"The legacy of Pennsylvania steelworkers lives in the bridges, railways and skyscrapers that make up our great American landscape. But our workers' loyalty was repaid you know it better than anybody with betrayal," Trump said during the speech, at an aluminum plant.

"Our politicians have aggressively pursued a policy of globalization - moving our jobs, our wealth and our factories to Mexico and overseas," he added.

Trump repeatedly said under his presidency he would order "American steel" to be used to reinforce bridges and build "skyscrapers soaring, soaring into the sky."

At one point during the speech he added that aluminum would also be used in addition to steel. The comment -- where he said "And aluminum!" -- was not in the prepared version of his speech that was released before delivery.

While standing in front of an unusual backdrop of what appeared to be stacked bales of crushed aluminum, Trump slammed globalization and said that it made "the financial elite" very wealthy, noting that "I used to be one of them. Hate to say it."

He went on to criticize NAFTA, the World Trade Organization, and the work of Bill Clinton's administration as well as Hillary Clinton's time as Secretary of State, accusing her of standing "idly" by "while China cheated on its currency, added another trillion dollars to our trade deficits, and stole hundreds of billions of dollars in our intellectual property."

"I've been talking about China for years but they didn’t listen, but they’re listening now," Trump said.

Trump outlined seven steps he would take to help bring back American jobs lost to globalization, including withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, renegotiating the terms of NAFTA, order the Secretary of Commerce to identify trade agreement abuses and "direct all appropriate agencies to use every tool under American and international law to end these abuses."

He later revisited the issue of China, singling them out as a country that he would want labeled as a currency manipulator and he would use tariffs and taxes to stop any further violations from happening.

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ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Americans overwhelmingly support barring gun purchases by individuals on the FBI’s terrorist watch list — an initiative that has thus far failed in Congress. And Hillary Clinton has moved ahead of Donald Trump in trust to handle terrorism, boosted by her response to the Orlando attack.

Eighty-six percent of respondents in an ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday favored a ban on gun purchases by those on the watch list. The survey also found an increase in support for an assault weapons ban, to 51 percent, even as most Americans were in favor of encouraging more people to carry guns legally for self-defense. With broad worries about other lone-wolf attacks, most favored increased surveillance of suspected terrorists, even if that intrudes on privacy rights.

See PDF for full results and charts.

Mirroring her rebound in the race for the White House, Clinton led Trump, 50 percent to 39 percent, in trust to handle terrorism in this poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates. That’s similar to the gap in March, after a more closely divided view last month.

Trust to Handle Terrorism

This reflected Clinton’s superior marks for her response to the shooting in Orlando. More respondents thought she did a better job than Trump in responding to the attack overall (46 percent to 28 percent) and showed better temperament in her response (59 percent to 25 percent). More said Clinton gave them confidence that she could handle a similar incident as president (53 percent to 34 percent). She also prevailed, albeit more narrowly, in having better proposals for preventing attacks (44 percent to 35 percent).

Clinton vs. Trump on Orlando

Clinton’s biggest gains in overall trust to handle terrorism came among some key groups, including those who preferred Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination, white men and white Catholics, as well as among Democrats in general. Trump lost ground in most of these groups, as well as (slightly) among men overall, those without a college degree and liberals.

Anxiety was substantial; 86 percent of those polled said they were concerned about other lone-wolf attacks, including a majority, 53 percent, who were very concerned. There was continued skepticism that the government can prevent these incidents; two-thirds of respondents said they had little or no such confidence. That was down 10 percentage points from its level after the Dec. 2 attack in San Bernardino, California, but is still high.

Fifty percent of respondents approved of the way President Barack Obama has handled the threat of terrorism, versus 45 percent who disapproved — the best he has done on this issue since January 2014. That accompanies a more general improvement in his approval rating this month.

Lone Wolf Terrorist Attacks


Support varied for policy proposals to address the issue. Most divisive was the idea of nationwide ban on the sale of assault weapons (51 percent support, 48 percent oppose), with most on both sides feeling strongly about their position. That said, support for an assault weapons ban was up 6 points from its more-than-20-year low in December — the sole ABC/Post survey to date to find majority opposition to an assault weapons ban.

Support for Measures post-Orlando

The biggest increases in support were among Northeasterners (up 12 points, to 65 percent), middle- to upper-income adults (up 12 points, to 49 percent), Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents (up 11 points, to 69 percent), moderates (up 11 points, to 57 percent) and nonwhites (up 10 points, to 59 percent). There was a 20-point increase among strong conservatives, to 35 percent support overall.

In sharp contrast with views on assault weapons, there was wide agreement on trying to keep guns out of the hands of those on the FBI’s list of people with possible connections to terrorism. The 86 percent support for this proposal is similar to the level of support in past ABC/Post polls for expanded background checks on people buying guns at gun shows or online.

Additionally, 72 percent supported increasing surveillance of people suspected of links to terrorism, even if it intrudes on privacy rights. That followed a historical pattern of willingness to forgo privacy for safety when it comes to countering the threat of terrorism.

In another result, more respondents supported than opposed encouraging more people to carry guns legally for use in self-defense, 54 to 42 percent. Not surprisingly, 76 percent of those who opposed an assault weapons ban supported more people legally carrying guns, while 61 percent of those who backed a ban opposed encouraging carrying guns for self-defense.


Trump proposed temporarily barring Muslims who are not U.S. citizens from entering the United States. In exit polls, majorities of Republican primary voters supported this idea. By contrast, among all Americans, 52 percent opposed temporarily barring Muslims, and 43 percent supported it.

At the same time, more respondents agreed than disagreed with GOP criticism of Obama for his unwillingness to use the term “radical Islam.” Forty-eight percent said they thought “leaders should say terror attacks are caused by radical Islam because this accurately identifies the cause,” while 40 percent said “leaders should not use the phrase radical Islam because it lends legitimacy to terrorists by falsely suggesting that their actions are supported by Islamic teachings.”

Support for using the term “radical Islam” peaked among Republicans and strong conservatives; it was also high among men, whites, older adults and those who are better off financially. Support for temporarily barring non-U.S. Muslims also peaked among Republicans and strong conservatives, especially among Republicans and GOP-leaning independents who favored Trump for the nomination. Seventy-eight percent in this group favored a ban, versus 55 percent of Republican-leaning respondents who preferred someone else for the party’s nomination.


This ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted by landline and cellular telephone June 20 to 23, 2016, in English and Spanish, among a random national sample of 1,001 adults. Results for the full sample have a margin of sampling error of 3.5 points, including the design effect.

The survey was produced for ABC News by Langer Research Associates of New York City, with sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York City. See details on the survey’s methodology here.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — The latest adjustment in Donald Trump's proposed temporary ban on Muslims' entering the United States comes in relation to which Muslims would be affected.

Some kind of ban on Muslims has been the centerpiece of Trump's presidential campaign, but his description of it has changed since he introduced the concept in December.

It started as a temporary "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Now it would be limited to a ban focusing on "terrorist" countries.

But his aides have repeatedly denied that this represents a shift in policy.

Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson rejects the notion that Trump targeted all Muslims from the beginning, even though he did. And the new language was just a matter of "adding specifics to clarify his position," she said during a Monday appearance on CNN.

"There's been no change. Mr. Trump still wants to stop individuals from coming into their country who cannot be vetted," Pierson said.

When it comes to specifics, however, several key details about the supposed clarifications remain to be seen. The Trump campaign has not responded to ABC News' repeated requests to explain how he would determine the "terrorist" countries.

During a trip to Scotland to visit one of his golf courses last week, Trump said it "wouldn't bother me" if Muslims from Scotland went to the United States.

His son Eric Trump weighed in during an appearance on Fox News on Monday, saying he thinks the biggest difference is that someone from Scotland who is Muslim could be more easily vetted than those from other countries.

Eric Trump went on to say that the problem with letting in Muslims from places like Syria is that "they don't have files or documents." Such a clarification had never been made by a Trump associate about the proposed ban before this week.

Donald Trump previously said there would be some exceptions to the ban. He told The Washington Post in December that foreign leaders and athletes headed to the United States for competitions would be exempt.

He also said during a Wisconsin town hall in March that his "very rich" Muslim friends wouldn't have a problem getting into the United States.

"They'll come in," he said. "And you'll have exceptions."

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — House Republicans on the Benghazi Select Committee will release their long-awaited report later Tuesday morning on the events surrounding the 2012 Libya terror attacks that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

The report says there was intelligence leading up to the attacks that the diplomatic consulate and CIA annex there were not safe, and that top officials in the U.S. State Department, including Hillary Clinton and Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy , should have realized that, according to a committee member and staff who have seen it.

“It is not clear what additional intelligence would have satisfied either Kennedy or the Secretary in understanding the Benghazi mission compound was at risk short of an attack,” the report notes, according a source who has seen it.

Eighty new witness accounts, including nine eyewitnesses never interviewed before, will be included in this final congressional report on Benghazi. In all, the committee logged over 16,000 pages of transcripts.

The report will refute some findings of the previous investigations and focus on the fact the administration initially blamed the attack on an anti-Muslim video, sources on Capitol Hill say.

"Benghazi, Libya, was a terrorist haven and so those folks who were involved in not protecting these Americans certainly should be held accountable," committee member Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., told ABC News in an interview. "The folks who told a wolf tale, a lie in the aftermath of the attacks who told the American people a political tale about a YouTube video ought [to] also be accountable."

Democrats on the committee were not allowed to co-author this new report, but issued their own findings Monday: a 339-page report they say dispels "conspiracy theories" about the attack. In it, they quote former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus, who testified to the committee he was still uncertain of what exactly motivated the attackers to storm the diplomatic compound.

Republicans on the committee leaked portions of their report to pre-selected media outlets (not including ABC News) before making the report public and never gave Democrats on the committee a chance to review it.

"There is a reason Republicans leaked pieces of their report in the middle of the night and continue to hide it from Democrats even now -- they don't want us to fact check it against the evidence we obtained," a Democratic spokesman for the committee said early Tuesday. "Based on press reports, the Republican Benghazi report seems like a conspiracy theory on steroids -- bringing back long-debunked allegations with no credible evidence whatsoever."

The select committee, formed just over two years ago, is the eighth congressional committee to investigate the attacks. Its investigation is the 12th on Benghazi.

The panel has attracted partisan controversy since its formation. It was approved in a near party-line vote in the House in May 2014.

It is credited with uncovering Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, which was discovered as the committee looked into correspondence between Clinton and her team after the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

That discovery, first reported by The New York Times, prompted an FBI investigation into Clinton's handling of classified information on the server, which has dogged her presidential campaign.

Democrats -- who have long criticized the two-year, $7 million investigation (the cost of which they partially contributed to) -- have accused Republicans of using the panel to target Clinton because of her White House run, seizing on comments made by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., last fall as he considered a run for House speaker.

"Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee. A select committee," he said in a Fox News interview, comments he later walked back. "What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable."

After McCarthy's comments, Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said in an interview with CBS that he told Republican colleagues and friends to "shut up" about the investigation. In the panel's 11-hour interview of Clinton, he told the former secretary of state that the investigation was not about her, but the four U.S. victims of the terror attack.

Republican Reps. Mike Pompeo of Kansas and Jim Jordan of Ohio have authored a supplement to the committee's report with Gowdy's approval that accuses Clinton and top administration officials of knowingly misleading the public about the nature of the attack ahead of the 2012 presidential election. The members also claim that the administration "never launched men or machines" to Benghazi during the attacks.

"We cannot say whether the military could have saved lives in Benghazi. We can say with certainty that our nation’s leaders did not move heaven and earth to send military help with the urgency that those Americans deserved. We will never know if a more vigorous, comprehensive, and urgent response could have saved lives," their appendix reads.

Previous investigations into the attack have determined the military did all it could that night given the constraints of time and distance.

Accusing the majority of shutting them out of the drafting and interview process, Democrats released their own report Monday, which "debunks many conspiracy theories about the attacks." The report found that administration officials did not "make intentionally misleading statements" about the origins of the attack, but were relying on information provided under "fast-moving circumstances."

Democrats have also determined Clinton did not personally deny requests for additional security on the ground in Libya leading up to the attack.

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ABC News(CINCINNATI) -- There's no doubt Hillary Clinton is a huge draw for Ohio Democrats when she comes to the state, but it was a surrogate who joined her Monday in Cincinnati who had many voters cheering their hearts out.

Elizabeth Warren, the progressive champion and possible vice presidential pick for Clinton, showed she has the ability to bring out voters who normally would have stayed home or out of the process altogether.

“I’m here as a newbie. I’ve been a Republican all my life and I’m making the switch," said Jennifer Richardson, a speech pathologist from Cincinnati who now lives right across the border in Kentucky.

“She’s the reason why I came down today," Richardson, 48, said, referring to Warren. “There’s no mystery about where Elizabeth Warren stands. She’s very straightforward in her beliefs."

Richardson called Trump's candidacy "ugly" and said it forced her to look around. Now, the possibility of a Warren/Clinton ticket is "magnifying" to former Republican.

Sprinkled in the crowd of 1,500 at the Union Terminal at the Cincinnati Museum were Bernie Sanders supporters who were hesitant to make the switch to Clinton, but Warren put them over the edge, some said.

“I love Elizabeth Warren. Elizabeth Warren speaks for the common person more than anybody else in today’s political climate," said Greg Smith, of Cincinnati, a United States Postal Service worker who voted for Sanders in the primary. Smith said he's going to be disappointed if Clinton doesn't pick Warren for her VP.


.@elizabethforma goes to find @HillaryClinton after their speeches in OH to give her a hug goodbye @ABCPolitics

— Josh Haskell (@joshbhaskell) June 27, 2016


“She helps define the progressive side," Smith. "A lot of Bernie voters are going to come over just because Elizabeth Warren is here too."

For financial adviser Michele Bertaux, of Cincinnati, her support of Sanders is what attracted her to Warren and was the reason why she came to the Clinton campaign event.

“I continue to support his policies," said the 62-year-old. "My goal will be to continue to support those getting into the platform and holding Hillary to the extent that she started to move more progressive, to see that that maintains. And that's why I'm happy Elizabeth is here because that to me is a good sign. I adore Elizabeth warren as much as I adore Bernie!”

Warren is being formally vetted as a possible Vice President pick for Clinton, a source familiar with the process told ABC News Monday. Clinton was asked repeatedly about the prospect of putting Warren on the ticket while greeting supporters on the rope line after her remarks, but declined to respond.

“I’m not making any news today," she said with a smile.


Try try and try again...
.@HillaryClinton tells me "I'm not making any news today" re: @SenWarren as VP pick

— Cecilia Vega (@CeciliaVegaABC) June 27, 2016


During her remarks, Clinton called Warren "my friend" and a "great leader" as the two stood side-by-side raising their hands together at one point, similar to what one would see at a party convention. This marked Clinton's third visit to Ohio since becoming the presumptive nominee and although Warren's attacks on Trump received much fanfare from the crowd, supporters were heard chanting "Hillary, Hillary, Hillary" even before Clinton had said a word.

“I wanted to see Hillary Clinton in person. I think history is being made,” said Kate O’Donnell, who wasn't aware Elizabeth Warren was going to speak at the event until she arrived.

O'Donnell's husband, Tom Goth, said he was feeling the chemistry between the two women on stage and was hoping "an announcement" would have come at the rally. Goth will have to wait as Clinton is not expected to make a formal announcement regarding her vice presidential choice until closer to the Democratic Convention at the end of July.

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ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(CHICAGO) -- Hillary Clinton acknowledged Monday that many voters just don’t trust her, admitting, during a rare moment of self-reflection: “I have work to do on this front."

"A lot of people tell pollsters they don’t trust me,” the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said during her keynote remarks at a women’s luncheon in Chicago. "Now I don’t like hearing that. And I’ve thought a lot about what’s behind it. And, you know, you hear 25 years worth of wild accusations anyone would start to wonder. And it certainly is true, I’ve made mistakes. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t. So I understand people having questions."

Addressing the skeptical voters directly, Clinton explained that while Donald Trump’s attacks are “nonsense," that “you can’t just talk someone into trusting you, you’ve got to earn it."

“So, yes, I could say that the reason I sometimes sound careful with my words is not that I’m hiding something, it’s just that I’m careful with my words,” she said. "I believe what you say actually matters. I think that’s true in life and it’s especially true if you’re president. So I do think before I speak.”

The issue of Clinton’s trustworthiness is a top concern among Democrats. An ABC News/Washington Post poll from earlier this year showed 57 percent of voters do believe Clinton is trustworthy.

Donald Trump has, of course, pounced on his opponent, calling her “Crooked Hillary” and recently launched a website, “”

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Many have been speculating in recent days about what presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton thinks about Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as her running mate.

But what does the average American think? Recent polling has given us hints about whether a Warren pick would set Clinton up for success or failure.

The Massachusetts Senator -- known for her liberal policies and focus on economic inequality and Wall Street reform -- was one of the last prominent Democrats to endorse Clinton for President.

But a source familiar with the process, said Warren is on the VP short list and is currently being vetted as a potential running mate.

Here are five poll numbers that show why Clinton may (or may not) pick Warren as her number two:

1.More than half of leaned Democrats think Clinton should choose someone else for her VP

According to a recent CNN/ORC poll, over half of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents believe that Clinton should select someone other than Warren as her vice president.

Fifty-four percent of respondents said that they would like to see someone other than Warren on the ticket, while only 34 percent of leaned Democrats said they would like to see the Massachusetts Senator as Clinton's pick. Given the importance of party unity in this election, these numbers do not work in Warren’s favor.

2. Liberals could be more likely to vote Clinton, but others may not

Polls show that picking Elizabeth Warren would help consolidate Clinton’s base -- but might not do much with independents and other key groups of voters.

Clinton has had trouble garnering the votes of independents and young voters during the primary process.

More than half of voters -- 51 percent -- say choosing Warren would have no impact on their vote and the rest are about evenly divided. Independents and undecided voters say the same thing, according to a national Monmouth University poll released last week.

But 48 percent of liberal and 38 percent of Democrats say a Warren pick would make them more likely to choose Clinton in November.

3. Warren is one of her most popular options among Democrats

In the same Monmouth poll, 38 percent of Democrats said that they would be more likely to vote for Clinton if Warren were her running mate. Only 11 percent of Democrats said such a choice would make them less likely to vote for the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Only Bernie Sanders fared better than Warren in a potential pairing, with 53 percent of Democrats saying they would be more likely to vote for Clinton if she selected Sanders as her running mate. Such a pairing is highly unlikely, however, leaving Warren as the next best choice.

Other options in the poll included Senators Tim Kaine, Cory Booker, and Al Franken, as well as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro. Each of these options left a negative impression, with respondents saying they would be less likely to vote for Clinton if she chose any of these men as her VP.

4. Picking two women won’t make much of a difference

If Clinton chose the Massachusetts senator as her vice president, Clinton would make history again – this time headlining a major party’s presidential ticket alongside another woman.

But just how much of a difference would that make? According to a CNN/ORC poll released on June 22, not much.

When asked how Clinton choosing a woman as her running mate would impact votes, a mere 4 percent said they would be more likely to vote for the pair, 10 percent would be less likely to vote for them, and a whopping 86 percent said it would not make a difference.

5. More than a quarter of registered voters have never heard of Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is still an unfamiliar face to many people across the country. Four in 10 registered voters say they either haven’t heard of Warren or don’t know enough to have an opinion of her, according to a recent CNN/ORC poll.

That number spikes at 48 percent of people in the Midwest, where Clinton needs to hold states like Michigan and Wisconsin, while scooping up states like Iowa and Ohio.

Warren’s favorability rating is just barely above water, with 31 percent seeing her as favorable and 29 percent seeing her as unfavorable.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Frustrated Democrats on the House special committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi, Libya terror attack released separate findings Monday, preempting the long-awaited results expected to be announced by the committee Republicans as early as Tuesday.

Committee Democrats, led by Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., say it was necessary to release their own report because the Republicans, led by Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., refused to issue a joint report that would incorporate opinions of the minority group.

The Benghazi Select Committee was established over two years ago even after numerous official investigations had already occurred, paving the way for a highly contentious process that Democrats say is aimed at attacking former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and derailing her presidential bid.

The Democrats' 339-page report makes 21 findings it says "debunks many conspiracy theories about the attacks." Some of the findings have been shared in previous reports, such as the conclusion that "the State Department’s security measures in Benghazi were woefully inadequate," as this report puts it, and that the Defense Department could not have done anything differently that night to save lives.

It also seeks to counter an argument often made by Republicans: that the Obama administration lied about the attackers' motivations, blaming an anti-Muslim video for inspiring a spontaneous attack, rather than concluding it was a coordinated action by terrorist militants.

"Administration officials did not make intentionally misleading statements about the attacks, but instead relied on information they were provided at the time under fast-moving circumstances," the report reads.

The report quotes March testimony from Gen. David Petraeus, who was the CIA director at the time of the attack.

"I’m still not absolutely certain what absolutely took place, whether it was a mix of people that are demonstrating with attackers in there, whether this is an organized demonstration to launch an attack, whether ... there was a protest and it grew out of the protest," Petraeus told the committee.

Petraeus said the video of the attack also makes it unclear if there were protesters mixed in with attackers.

The Democrats' report also concludes that the committee found no evidence that Clinton personally denied any security requests from personnel in Benghazi.

The report also includes a 45-page indictment of Republicans' management of the committee and investigation, and claims the majority wasted time and resources for political purposes, while excluding Democrats from several witness meetings and interviews.

Aides to Gowdy and the majority staff did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

Republicans have also leveled criticism at Democrats throughout the process, and have accused them of coordinating with Clinton's campaign and refusing to help press the administration to fulfill document requests.

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John Sommers II/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) -- Hillary Clinton on Monday brought a champion of the Democratic Party’s progressive wing, Elizabeth Warren, to the campaign trail in Ohio, where the Massachusetts senator slammed Donald Trump more like Clinton’s running mate than an opening act.

"Now, I'm here today because I'm with her. Yes, her. We're all here today because we're with her," Warren said. "And we're going to work our hearts out to make Hillary Clinton the next president of the United States. Yes. I'm ready. Are you ready for this?"

Clinton and Warren took the stage together at Union Terminal at the Cincinnati Museum and raised their hands in the air as a team united, similar to what one would see at a party convention. Clinton called Warren her friend and a great leader, saying, "you just saw why she is considered so terrific, so formidable because she tells it like it is."

As she has the past two months, Warren continued attacking Trump on everything from his appearance, noting his "goofy hat," to his business practices.

"The guy who wants it all for himself. And watch out because he will crush you into the dirt to get whatever he wants. That's who he is," Warren said as cheers drowned out her words line after line. "Donald Trump cheered on Britain's current crisis, which has sucked billions of dollars out of your retirement accounts, because he said, ‘Hey, it might bring more rich people to his new golf course."

Warren said Trump's "a nasty man who will never become president" and, at one point, paused as cheers of "Hillary, Hillary, Hillary" echoed through the Union Terminal at the Cincinnati Museum.

But Warren wasn't in the battleground state just to slam Trump. She praised Clinton's record of "fighting for working families" and her plans to raise the minimum wage.

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Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is being formally vetted as a possible Vice President pick for Hillary Clinton, according to a source familiar with the process.

The Massachusetts Senator, considered a leader among progressives, is campaigning with Clinton Monday for the first time since endorsing her June 9 in an interview on MSNBC.

Warren has been a vocal opponent of Trump in recent weeks, openly engaging in debates with the presumptive Republican nominee over social media.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Hillary Clinton’s double-digit lead over Donald Trump in the latest national poll is significant, but her standing among minority voters is even more dramatic.

The ABC News-Washington Post poll released Sunday has Clinton leading among non-white voters with the biggest gap yet: 77 percent of non-white voters side with the presumptive Democratic nominee, compared with 15 percent who prefer her Republican counterpart.

"It is an election that is totally driven by the divisions in the country," ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd said today on Good Morning America.

"It is white voters overwhelmingly for Donald Trump; non-white voters overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton. Older voters for Donald Trump, younger voters for Hillary Clinton. The educated voters for Hillary Clinton, high school voters for Donald Trump," he said.

While Trump has maintained a lead among white voters, the gap there is shrinking. In a March ABC News-Washington Post poll, Trump had a 9-point lead among white voters, which then went up to 24 points in May but is now back to a 10-point lead.

Meanwhile, the deficit among non-white voters has been larger throughout. Clinton has consistently held a lead in that group.

In the March poll, she received 73 percent of the vote preference among non-white voters, compared with Trump's 19 percent.

That gap decreased slightly in late May, even when the overall poll was effectively a dead heat as Trump had 46 percent of the vote preference to Clinton's 44 percent. In that poll, Clinton led among non-white voters with 69 percent to Trump's 21 percent.

This latest ABC News-Washington Post poll shows that she has gone back up among non-white voters, creating the biggest gap yet.

Clinton's lead is clearest among black voters, with her holding 90 percent to Trump's 8 percent of the vote among that demographic, though it’s also significant among Hispanic voters.

The poll, which has Clinton leading 69 percent to Trump's 20 percent among Hispanics, came in the wake of Trump's allegations that a judge from Indiana could not be impartial in a case involving the now-defunct Trump University because of his family's Mexican heritage.

That controversy, coupled with Trump's regular calls to build a wall along the U.S. southern border with Mexico, has Latino voters uneasy about the unwelcome spotlight.

J. Santos Trejo is one such voter in Texas. He is a 42-year-old landscaper in Houston who became a U.S. citizen in recent years after arriving from Mexico more than two decades ago.

Trump "is talking too much about Latinos,” he told ABC News.

Trejo said he doesn't know whether Trump "really means" what he's saying "or if he's just talking like that to be famous. I don't know what he's thinking in his heart."

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ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is praising the Supreme Court’s ruling on a 2013 Texas law that would have greatly reduced the number of abortion clinics in the state.

Just minutes before taking the stage with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Ohio, Clinton voiced satisfaction with the decision on Twitter.

“SCOTUS's decision is a victory for women in Texas and across America. Safe abortion should be a right—not just on paper, but in reality,” Clinton wrote.

The Supreme Court decision, 5-3, is a major win for pro-choice advocates.

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Gregory Rec/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images(BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine) — The First Lady of Maine, Ann LePage, wife of Governor Paul LePage, has taken a job as a waitress at a restaurant in Boothbay Harbor. The restaurant, located on the water on Pier 1, is called McSeagulls and specializes in seafood. Despite having no prior experience, LePage said she'd always wanted to waitress but didn't have the spare time.

The Boothbay Register reports that the first lady may be working for tips because Paul LePage is currently the lowest paid governor in the country with a salary of $70,000. Mrs. LePage says, “It's about the money. I want to buy a car this year. It also gives me a chance to meet people and understand the community better,” she said. “To me the coast of Maine is paradise.”

Her husband is one of the most polarizing public figures in the country -– Politco called him “America’s Craziest Governor” — so she anticipates some feedback.

“My motto is kill them with kindness,” Mrs. LePage said. “I'm just a regular person who happens to be married to the governor.”

“I'm having a ball,” said LePage. “You've got to be a people person. It's hard work.”

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