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Ten Weeks Out: The Presidential Race Tightens A Bit, But Clinton Still Leads

Doug Mataconis · 41 Comments
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With ten weeks to go ,there’s been some tightening in the polls but Hillary Clinton continues to maintain a commanding lead in the race for the White House.

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Rick Perry Goes From The Presidential Campaign Trail To ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Doug Mataconis · 12 Comments

This is not exactly what Rick Perry had hoped he’d be doing this fall.

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Gene Wilder, Comedian And Film Actor, Dies At 83

Doug Mataconis · 19 Comments

A skilled comedian and unlikely leading man has passed away at the age of 83.

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John McCain Faces Primary, General Election Challenge In The Era Of Trump

Doug Mataconis · 12 Comments

John McCain is bidding for a sixth term in office, with a challenge from the right in tomorrow’s primary and Donald Trump at the top of the ticket in November.

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Should Presidential Candidates Be Required To Undergo Independent Medical Reviews?

Doug Mataconis · 51 Comments

Much like their predecessors, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have released only limited information about their health. It may be time for that to change.

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Most Americans Oppose Trump’s Positions On Immigration And Border Wall, Poll Finds

Doug Mataconis · 21 Comments

Sorry Donald Trump, but most Americans believe that people here illegally deserve a path to citizenship and oppose building a border wall.

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Sluggish Economic Growth, The Federal Reserve, And The 2016 Election

Doug Mataconis

Another sign of a weak economy as the Federal Reserve considers rate hikes and the Presidential campaign moves forward.

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French Court Strikes Down Burkini Ban

Doug Mataconis

A high-level French Court has struck down the ban on the so-called ‘burkini’ adopted by many towns along the French Riviera.

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Clinton Hits Trump On Demagoguery, Ties To Extreme Right

Doug Mataconis

Yesterday, Hillary Clinton pointed out truths about Donald Trump that his fellow Republicans were too scared to point out during the primary..

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Trump Flip Flops On Immigration Again

Doug Mataconis

Over the course of twenty-four hours, Donald Trump has had three separate positions on how he’d deal with illegal immigrants already in the country.

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French ‘Burkini’ Ban Provokes Backlash

Doug Mataconis

For largely irrational reasons, French police are arresting women on the beach for wearing swimsuits that are compatible with their faith.

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Donald Trump’s Immigration Flip Flop

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump is signaling a big shift in his immigration position.

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Summer Olympics Were Lowest Rated Since 2000

Doug Mataconis

Despite being much more conveniently located for viewers in the United States, viewership for the just-concluded Olympics were the lowest they’ve been in sixteen years.

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D.A. Henderson

D.A. Henderson, Leader Of Effort To Eradicate Smallpox, Dies At 87

Doug Mataconis

A true, albeit largely anonymous, hero of humanity has passed away.

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Evan McMullin

Evan McMullin’s Presidential Campaign Not Going So Well

Doug Mataconis

The “independent conservative” running for President is finding it hard to even get on the ballot.

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Clinton Foundation Donors Got Access to Secretary of State Clinton

James Joyner

A majority of her non-government visitors coincidentally donated to her nonprofit.

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With Eleven Weeks To Go, Hillary Clinton Appears To Be Unstoppable

Doug Mataconis

It’s eleven weeks — just 77 days — until Election Day, and things are looking pretty good for Hillary Clinton, and pretty bad for Donald Trump.

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Federal Court Blocks Department Of Education Guidelines On Bathroom Access For Transgender Students

Doug Mataconis

A Federal Court has barred the Federal Government from enforcing guidelines on the rights of transgender students in public schools.

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Is Trump About To Flip-Flop On Immigration?

Doug Mataconis

A report over the weekend raises questions about whether or not Donald Trump is changing positions on a central tenet of his campaign.

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Even If Clinton Wins, Don’t Expect Supreme Court Justices To Start Retiring Immediately

Doug Mataconis

Early indications are the Ruth Bader Ginsburg and other older Justices don’t plan on leaving any time soon.

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What Happens To The GOP If Trump Loses?

Doug Mataconis

A Trump loss in November could lead to battles inside the GOP that could take years to resolve.

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Good Bye Peak Oil Hypothesis

Steve Verdon

Remember Peak Oil? Whatever happened to that idea?

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Donald Trump’s Bad Reasoning on NAFTA

Steve Verdon

Donald Trump engages in some nice post hoc ergo propter hoc by implying that the decline in manufacturing jobs in North Carolina is due to NAFTA. Ignoring that other factors are more likely playing a far greater role in the loss of manufacturing jobs.

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Obama Under Attack For Not Visiting Louisiana In Wake Of Flooding

Doug Mataconis

President Obama is being criticized for remaining on vacation while Louisiana deals with historic flooding.

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A Donald Trump Pivot? Don’t Count On It

Doug Mataconis

One speech isn’t going to make up for what we’ve seen so far.

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The Election Isn’t Over Quite Yet

Doug Mataconis

Don’t be fooled into thinking that the election is “over,” because it isn’t.

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Keeping Control Of The Senate Just Got More Difficult For Republicans

Doug Mataconis

GOP control of Indiana’s Senate seat appears to be in jeopardy, and that will have serious implications for the battle to control the Senate.

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John McLaughlin, McLaughlin Group Host, Dead At 89

Doug Mataconis

A precursor to modern cable political news with an interesting past has passed away at the age of 89.

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Trump Campaign Shakeup

Doug Mataconis

After weeks of bleeding, the Trump campaign is undergoing a shake up, but it’s unlikely to fix what’s really wrong.

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Trump And GOP Elephant

Clinton Is Crushing Trump Among Younger Voters, And The GOP Is Paying The Price

Doug Mataconis

America’s largest voting bloc is heavily turned off by Donald Trump, and that is posing long-term problems for Republicans in general.

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