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Should Presidential Candidates Be Required To Undergo Independent Medical Reviews?

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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.

Some Alt-Right Basics

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Via RawStory:  The Alt-Right Dictionary: 7 terms you need to know to understand Trump’s most hateful supporters. And, straight from two of the self-proclaimed leaders of the movement from back in March at Breitbart:  An Establishment Conservative’s Guide To The Alt-Right.  

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

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

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

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

Clinton Hits Trump On Demagoguery, Ties To Extreme Right

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

Trump Flip Flops On Immigration Again

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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.

Donald Trump’s Immigration Flip Flop

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

Evan McMullin’s Presidential Campaign Not Going So Well

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

Clinton Foundation Donors Got Access to Secretary of State Clinton

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

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

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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.

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

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

Is Trump About To Flip-Flop On Immigration?

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

Michele Bachmann Advising Trump On Foreign Policy

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Former Minnesota Congresswoman and Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she’s advising Donald Trump on foreign policy: Tea Party firebrand Michele Bachmann says she is advising Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on foreign policy. The former Minnesota congresswoman attended a fundraiser in the state for Trump on Saturday, where she revealed to the press that she […]

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

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

Trump’s Speaking Style

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Tara Golshan has an interesting piece at Vox:  Donald Trump’s strange speaking style, as explained by linguists which is worth a read. I will say that it includes a quote that may qualify for Understatement of the Year: “His speeches are full of non sequiturs,” says Kristin Kobes Du Mez, a Calvin College historian Of the passages […]

What Happens To The GOP If Trump Loses?

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

Obama Under Attack For Not Visiting Louisiana In Wake Of Flooding

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

A Donald Trump Pivot? Don’t Count On It

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

The Election Isn’t Over Quite Yet

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

Keeping Control Of The Senate Just Got More Difficult For Republicans

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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.

Liz Cheney Wins GOP Primary For Wyoming’s House Seat

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Former Vice-President Dick Cheney’s daughter Liz Cheney is most likely headed to Congress after winning the Republican primary for Wyoming’s at-large Senate seat: Liz Cheney won the GOP primary for Wyoming’s at-large House seat Tuesday, clearing the biggest hurdle to Congress for the national security hawk and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Cheney […]

John McLaughlin, McLaughlin Group Host, Dead At 89

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

Trump Campaign Shakeup

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

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

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

Clinton Continues To Show That Virginia Probably Isn’t A Swing State This Year

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Another poll confirms that Virginia is firmly in the pocket of Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump’s Attacks On The Media Are Irresponsible And Irrational

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Donald Trump has spent more time recently attacking the news media than anything else. He ought to be condemned for it.

Latino Voters Overwhelmingly Favor Clinton Over Trump

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Not surprisingly, Latino voters are heavily turned off by Donald Trump and seemingly quite eager to vote against him in the fall.

Inside The Trump Implosion

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Things aren’t pretty inside the House of Trump these days.

Trump Shuts Down In New Jersey

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Despite previous promises that he’d win the state, it looks like Donald Trump is giving up on New Jersey: Donald Trump and his supporters claimed, once the Republican nomination was wrapped up, that traditionally blue New Jersey could be in play come November. With great fanfare, Trump’s campaign opened a New Jersey office on May […]

Donald Trump: The Only Way I Lose Pennsylvania Is If Democrats Cheat

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Another day, another round of irresponsible demagoguery from Donald Trump.

The Resurgence of Mercantilism

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On the left and the right, there’s been a resurgence of a long-ago discredited economy theory.

Another Round Of Battleground Polls Puts Clinton In The Lead

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Donald Trump’s path to 270 Electoral Votes is becoming less likely by the day.

Trump: I Was Being ‘Sarcastic’ When I Called Obama A Founder Of ISIS

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Donald Trump’s strange relationship with reality continues to come to light,

GOP Control Of The Senate At Risk As Trump Flounders

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With Donald Trump floundering, there are a whole lot of nervous Republican Senators up for re-election.

Trump Barely Leading In South Carolina?

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A new poll shows Donald Trump barely winning in a state that should be solidly red.

Donald Trump Calling Obama The “Founder” Of ISIS Requires One To Ignore History, And Reality

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President Obama’s ISIS policy has been far from perfect, but to call him a “Founder” of ISIS is to ignore both history and reality.

Wisconsin Unlikely To Go Republican In 2016

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Republican hopes that Wisconsin might go Republican this year seem to be slipping away.

Emails Revive Issues Regarding Clinton Foundation And Clinton Led State Department

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Allegations of influence peddling by Clinton Foundation donors are being rehashed thanks to the release of a new batch of emails.

Trump Polling Worse Among African-Americans Than Any Republican Since Barry Goldwater

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Donald Trump’s support among African-Americans is at historic lows, and seems unlikely to recover.

Trump Losing Support From Republican Women

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It just keeps getting worse.

Paul Ryan Easily Wins Primary

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Notwithstanding a push by Trump supporters and hard right pundits, House Speaker Paul Ryan easily won his primary challenge last night: WASHINGTON — The House speaker, Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, easily won his Republican primary on Tuesday, defeating a political newcomer who had received a late surge of attention after being praised by Donald […]

Donald Trump: “Second Amendment People” May Be Only Way To Stop Hillary Clinton On Judges

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Did Donald Trump really suggest assassination as a political weapon, even as a joke? It sure sounds like it.

More Bad News For Trump From State-Level Polling

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New polling from the states has good news for Hillary Clinton, and an even less plausible path to 270 for Donald Trump.

Susan Collins Joins Other Republicans In Opposing Trump, But What Took So Long?

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More Republican officeholders are distancing themselves from Donald Trump, but it’s time to start wondering what took them so long,

Filing Deadlines

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If you are curious as to the filing deadlines for the presidency, Ballotpedia has the list.

Anti-Trump Republicans Get Behind Campaign Of Some Guy Nobody’s Ever Heard Of

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The latest desperation bid from anti-Trump Republicans is guaranteed to make a GOP civil war more likely.

Virginia Not Exactly Looking Like A Battleground State

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The Old Dominion seems like it’s going to be even more firmly Democratic in 2016.

Let the Unskewing Begin!

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Via RawStory:  ‘Polling can be skewed’: Four Trump surrogates go on CNN for mass denial of Trump’s lousy polls. Many apparently did not learn the lessons of 2012.

New ABC Poll: Trump Weaknesses and Post-Convention Info

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The new ABC News/Washington Post poll has some interesting data, including an extensive comparison of pre- and post-convention numbers across an array of variables. Of the things that struck was the following paragraph: Trump’s ratings in general haven’t worsened — they just haven’t improved since he claimed the Republican nomination. And the trouble list is […]

Kasich on Trump and Ohio

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“There will be sections he will win because people are angry, frustrated and haven’t heard any answers. But I still think it’s difficult if you are dividing to be able to win Ohio. I think it’s really, really difficult.”–Governor John Kasich (R-Ohio). 538’s Now-cast give Trump a 16.4% chance to win the state at the […]

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