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First Clinton v. Trump Debate Sets Record At 81 Million Viewers

First Presidential Debate 2016

Last night’s Presidential debate drew a record number of viewers: The first general election debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump averaged nearly 81 million viewers, according to data from Nielsen, making it the most watched presidential debate in modern history. Until last night, the most-watched debate in history was the 1980 debate between Jimmy […]

Clinton And Trump Clash In First Presidential Debate

First Presidential Debate 2016

It wasn’t exactly Lincoln-Douglas but, in the end, Hillary Clinton clearly outperformed Donald Trump last night.

Watching Tonight’s Debate Guide For Cord Cutters

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If you’re among that growing group of people who have cut the cord to their cable television provider, there are still ways to catch the debate if you’re so inclined. With the proper antenna, you can watch on any of the over-the-air networks and PBS or, you can check out the live-streaming services that will […]

Presidential Race Remains Tight Heading Into First Debate

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With just hours before the first debate, and six weeks until Election Day, the race for President remains tight.

Ted Cruz Proves His Political Opportunism Is More Important Than His Conscience

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In which Ted Cruz endorses the guy who called his wife ugly and said his father was involved in the Kennedy assassination.

No, Immigrants Aren’t Taking Your Job

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A new study debunks an old idea.

George H.W. Bush Reportedly Voting For Hillary Clinton

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According to one report, the GOP’s longest living former President plans to vote for a Democrat this fall.

Presidential Race Continues To Tighten With Seven Weeks To Go

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With just forty-nine days left in the campaign, and less than a week before the first debate, the race for President is tighter than ever.

RNC Chairman Threatens Punishment For Former Candidates Refusing To Endorse Trump

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The GOP civil war continues…..

Third Party Candidates Excluded From Presidential, Vice-Presidential Debate

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Once again, the debate commission controlled by the two major parties is excluding third-party candidates from the Presidential debates.

Trump’s Campaign Says He Now Believes Obama Was Born In The U.S.

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Donald Trump’s campaign is apparently finally acknowledging reality, although its claim that birtherism originated with the Clinton campaign in 2008 does not comport with the facts.

Even Trump’s Supporters Don’t Believe Mexico Would Pay For Trump’s Border Wall

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Apparently, even people who support Donald Trump don’t believe his claim that he can get Mexico to pay for his border wall.

With Eight Weeks To Go, A Tighter Race But It’s Still Advantage Clinton

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The election is now fifty-six days away and, while the race is tighter than it has been, it’s still one in which Hillary Clinton has seemingly all the advantages.

Clinton Health Scare Raises Questions

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Clinton stumbles and leaves an event early, leading to the news that her campaign has been withholding health information from the press.

The Minimum Wage

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The minimum wage has been a big part of this year’s election cycle, mainly due to Bernie Sander’s campaign and his idea of a national minimum wage. There has been lots of discussion of this, but most of it is just, well, bad. There are really two things that one can point to as to why wages above the market wage can be good.

Donald Trump’s Disturbing, Disqualifying Love Affair With Vladimir Putin

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Donald Trump’s admiration and praise for the dictatorial leader of Russia should be sufficient reason to disqualify him from being President of the United States.

Republicans Vow To Continue Investigations Even If Hillary Clinton Wins The White House

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House Republicans are vowing to continue their investigations even if Hillary Clinton wins the White House.

Libertarians Are to Blame for Donald Trump’s Racialized Rhetoric?

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The idea that Donald Trump has gotten his racialized rhetoric from libertarians is simply errant nonsense. The libertarian view, broadly speaking, is not defined by Murray Rothbard, Llewellyn Rockwell, and Ron Paul and those who share their views. This is but a small and even fringe group of what could be called the libertarian community.

Trump Campaign Raised $90 Million In August

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Falling short of the market set by Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump’s campaign announced that he raised $90 million in August: Together with his joint committees, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump raised $90 million in August, according to a CNN report. Trump’s fundraising total represents a $10 million increase from his July total but still trailed […]

With Nine Weeks To Go, Clinton’s Post-Convention Bounce Seems To Have Disappeared

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It’s the traditional start of the campaign season, and the race for President is getting close, at least at the national level.

Latino Voters Really Don’t Like Donald Trump, And That’s Hurting The GOP As A Whole

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Another poll shows that Latino voters are set to reject Donald Trump in record numbers, and now they’re turning against the GOP.

New Emails And F.B.I. Notes Show Clinton Still Hasn’t Put Email Issue Behind Her

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Another set of revelations shows that the Clinton campaign has yet to put the email story behind it.

Trump Surrogate: Without Donald Trump There Will Be ‘A Taco Truck On Every Corner’

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A Trump surrogate warns of a “taco truck on every corner” if Trump loses. That sounds like more of a promise than a threat if you ask me.

Trump Campaign Forces Volunteers To Sign Non-Disparagement Agreement

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If you want to volunteer for Donald Trump, you’ll have to agree to never disparage Trump, his family, his campaign, or any of his businesses. Forever.

Hillary Clinton Raises $143 Million For Campaign, Democratic Party In August

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign had a very prosperous August: Hillary Clinton raised $143 million in August, a total that includes her own campaign’s collections as well as money for joint fundraising committees with the national and state parties. Her campaign hailed the monthly fundraising haul Thursday as its best of the campaign cycle. The Democratic nominee […]

Donald Trump Doubles Down On Hard Line Immigration Policies

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After some two weeks in which it seemed like he might be moderating, Donald Trump doubled down on the most anti-immigrant portions of his immigration plan.

Republicans Starting To Cave On “No Hearings, No Votes” For Merrick Garland?

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Comments from one Republican Senator are raising the possibility we could see hearings and a vote on Merrick Garland during the post-election lame duck session of Congress.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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