2016 Election

Howard Dean Says Sorry-Not-Sorry For Alleging That Donald Trump Used Cocaine Before Debate [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Howard Dean was largely unapologetic Friday morning when he returned to MSNBC, where he is a paid contributor, to defend his allegations that Donald Trump may have been high on cocaine during the first presidential debate. “People who stay up at 3:00 and 4:00 and 5:00 in the morning tweeting about sex tapes, these are not ...

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Trump In 1999: Ivanka Made Me Promise Not To Date Girls Younger Than Her And The Field Is Very Limited

The New York Daily News reports: Donald Trump must not play blackjack, because he wanted to hit on 17. The casino owner and future Republican nominee told Howard Stern in 1999 that his daughter Ivanka, who was 17 at the time, had made him swear not to date anyone younger than her. “I have a deal with her. She’s 17 ...

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PHOENIX: City Threatens To Sue Trump For Illegally Using Their Cops In Campaign Commercial [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Phoenix officials, infuriated over an ad for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign that includes city cops, fired off a letter Thursday demanding that the ad be taken down immediately. The ad, titled “Movement,” portrays Trump meeting with a variety of people — including, for about one second, uniformed police officers at what appears to be an airport, with ...

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Chicago Tribune Endorses Gary Johnson

Yesterday Gary Johnson was unable to name a single foreign leader that he admires. And today, this from the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune: As Nov. 8 looms, a dismayed, disconsolate America waits and wonders: What is it about 2016? How has our country fallen so inescapably into political and policy gridlock? How did pandering to aggrieved niche groups ...

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REPORT: Trump Foundation Not Licensed In New York

Another scoop from David Farenthold at the Washington Post: Donald Trump’s charitable foundation — which has been sustained for years by donors outside the Trump family — has never obtained the certification that New York requires before charities can solicit money from the public, according to the state attorney general’s office. Under the laws in New York, where the Donald ...

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FLORIDA: Hillary +4 In New Post-Debate Poll

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 4 points in the must-win swing state Florida following their first presidential debate, according to a new poll. Clinton edges out Trump 46 percent to 42 percent in the Mason-Dixon Polling & Research survey released Friday. Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson next grabs 7 percent, while Green Party presidential nominee Jill ...

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Pepe The Frog Creator: I’m Voting For Hillary

Esquire reports: In 2005, Matt Furie—then in his early 20s—created a comic book called Boys Club in which a cartoon frog named Pepe acted out the dumb, laid-back stoner culture of post-college bros. Pepe, along with a wolf, a dancing bear, and a sarcastic dog, would play harmless pranks on one another. Furie, who was living in San Francisco at ...

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USA Today: Trump Is An Unfit Serial Liar

From the editorial board of USA Today: In the 34-year history of USA TODAY, the Editorial Board has never taken sides in the presidential race. Instead, we’ve expressed opinions about the major issues and haven’t presumed to tell our readers, who have a variety of priorities and values, which choice is best for them. Because every presidential race is different, ...

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Trump Continues Miss Universe Attacks

Politico reports: Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning that Hillary Clinton was “duped and used” by former Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado, urging his followers to “check out [her] sex tape and past.” The tweetstorm started at 3:20 a.m., when Trump sent: “Anytime you see a story about me or my campaign saying ‘sources said,’ DO NOT believe it. ...

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Trump’s Latest Loony Conspiracy Claim: Google Is Suppressing “Bad News” About Hillary Clinton [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump has gone on the offensive after his underwhelming debate performance by criticizing debate moderator Lester Holt as biased and accusing Google of a conspiracy to rig search results in favor of Hillary Clinton. He also had surrogates attack his Democrat rival for her husband’s infidelities while suggesting she wants to “strip [the United States] of ...

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Dem Heavy-Hitters Star In New Hillary Ad [VIDEO]

Millennial outreach continues. Via Mediaite: How do you do, fellow kids? The Hillary Clinton campaign has put up a “Squad Goals” video, because that’s a thing that young people like, right? And who’s in Clinton’s “squad”? Why, President Obama, Joe Biden, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders. Take that, Tay Tay!

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New York AG Eric Schneiderman Expands Trump Probe To Include “Self-Dealing” By Trump Foundation

Talking Points Memo reports: The New York attorney general’s investigation of the Donald J. Trump Foundation appears to have broadened to include new allegations of self-dealing by Trump that surfaced after the probe began, TPM has learned. The town of Palm Beach, Florida, has provided documents to the New York Attorney General’s Office as part of the probe, a lawyer ...

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Trump Spox Katrina Pierson: Only Online Polls Are Valid Because The Media Skews Their Own Polls [AUDIO]

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: Trump campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson took a page from her boss and touted Trump’s performance in post-debate online polls that have no scientific accuracy whatsoever. After conservative talk show host Joe Pags told Pierson that “news organization polling” is tilted against Trump because media outlets “have some sort of vested interested in getting ...

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REPORT: 2012 Lawsuit Alleged That Trump Demanded That “Unattractive” Women Be Fired From His Resort

The Los Angeles Times reports: Donald Trump wanted only the pretty ones, his employees said. After the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes opened for play in 2005, its world-famous owner didn’t stop by more than a few times a year to visit the course hugging the coast of the Pacific. When Trump did visit, the club’s managers ...

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CNN Host Busts Corey Lewandowski As Reciting Talking Points From Leaked Trump Campaign Memo [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: CNN host Alisyn Camerota called out Corey Lewandowski on Thursday for repeating talking points from a leaked memo to Trump campaign staff. A memo obtained by CNN this week instructed official Trump campaign surrogates to hit Hillary Clinton harder, including attacks on her husband’s infidelities. When Camerota pointed out new allegations on Thursday that Donald Trump violated ...

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REPORT: Trump Violated US Trade Embargo On Cuba

Newsweek reports: A company controlled by Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, secretly conducted business in Communist Cuba during Fidel Castro’s presidency despite strict American trade bans that made such undertakings illegal, according to interviews with former Trump executives, internal company records and court filings. Documents show that the Trump company spent a minimum of $68,000 for its 1998 ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: The Hillary Shimmy Song

300K views overnight. Boing Boing recaps: From our prolific internet songwriter friend Jonathan “Song a Day Man” Mann, a wonderfully catchy little ditty for this shitshow of an election season. The Hillary Shimmy Song. Jonathan Mann writes a song every single day, and he has been doing that for the last 7+ years. You might recall that Jonathan Mann wrote ...

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Post-Debate Polls: Hillary Leads In Five Key States

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by single digits in five critical battleground states, according to post-debate polls for each battleground. Clinton tops Trump in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia in Public Policy Polling (PPP) surveys out Thursday. She owns a 7-point edge in Colorado, grabbing 51 percent to Trump’s 44 ...

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Megyn Kelly Rips Into Kellyanne Conway Over Trump’s History Of Misogynistic Comments [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps: This is one interview that stands above the rest in a sea of truly intense Election 2016 interviews. As you’ll recall, Megyn Kelly was dragged through the mud by Donald Trump for well over a year because she asked about his history of misogynistic quotes during a primary debate. Eventually, Fox News itself had to get involved and ...

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David Duke: I’m Winning Because Trump’s Winning

The Los Angeles Times reports: David Duke worked the Louisiana gun show like a preacher pursuing souls, cornering potential voters as they picked over firearms and ammo. The robes are gone and the rhetoric is softer than during his grand wizard days. But Duke has not shed his relentless proselytizing for the white race, even though voters have repeatedly rejected ...

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