|Manson Family killer granted parole for fourth time, but release not assured|
|Exclusive - Trump on Icahn: most top dealmakers are miserable but Carl is nice|
By Emily Flitter and Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump had to do a bit of damage control on Thursday after repeatedly dropping Carl Icahn's name in a campaign speech and then saying most good business negotiators were "vicious, horrible, miserable human beings." Icahn, the billionaire investor, called Trump, the real estate mogul turned U.S. presidential candidate, to ask for an explanation after Trump made the comments in a speech. After that conversation, Trump told Reuters in a phone interview that he did not mean to include Icahn in his characterization. Trump, who is leading the Republican field in the polls by a wide margin, was telling the audience at a rally in Greenville, South Carolina, that the U.S. needed strong negotiators in key government roles.
|Clinton likens GOP's views on women to those of terrorists|
|Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration|
|Democratic Party lags in money before presidential year|
|Politics as blood sport: Trump looks to kick Bush when he's down|
By James Oliphant and Emily Flitter WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - At almost every turn lately, Donald Trump has tried to get under Jeb Bush’s skin. In interviews and on social media, Trump relentlessly needles and mocks Bush, almost to the exclusion of his many other rivals in the Republican presidential field. Trump's incivility is unusually raw and personal for any modern presidential campaign, particularly at this early stage, when most of the contenders are busy blasting Democrats, not each other.
|Deal to develop parkland near dunes riles conservationists|
|Connecticut political staffer gets year in prison for kickback scheme|
|Trump lead grows, Clinton slips: poll|
Billionaire Donald Trump extended his lead yet again atop the Republican presidential field, with front-running Democrat Hillary Clinton slipping and Vice President Joe Biden faring better than her against Republicans, poll results revealed Thursday. Trump, the combative real estate mogul, leads the 16 other Republican candidates with 28 percent support among registered voters nationwide, up from 20 percent in a similar July 30 survey by Quinnipiac University. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson placed a distant second with 12 percent, followed by former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Marco Rubio, each with seven percent.
|Trump vows never to eat Oreos again, citing move to Mexico|
|Trump: 'I swear' my hair is not a toupee|
|Planned Parenthood report says fetal tissue videos were distorted|
Planned Parenthood told U.S. congressional leaders on Thursday that manipulations and deletions used in the editing process of secretly recorded videos slamming the organization rendered the tapes unreliable for government inquiries. In an 11-page letter to Republican and Democratic congressional leaders, the reproductive healthcare group's president, Cecile Richards, detailed the findings of an analysis conducted by research firm Fusion GPS and commissioned by Planned Parenthood. In recent weeks, the Center for Medical Progress has released eight videos showing Planned Parenthood technicians gathering fetal tissue from abortions.