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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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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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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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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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Newt Gingrich Keynotes Log Cabin Event, Cracks Up Room With “Sexist” Joke About Former Miss Universe

Politico reports: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich backed up Donald Trump’s weight-based attacks against a former pageant winner, telling an audience Wednesday night that “you’re not supposed to gain 60 pounds during the year that you’re Miss Universe.” The woman in question is former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who was thrust into the spotlight of the presidential election at Monday ...

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Federal Appeals Court: Ballot Selfies Are Constitutional

NBC News reports: A federal appeals court on Wednesday said New Hampshire’s ban on voting booth selfies “is like burning down the house to roast the pig.” In a unanimous vote, a three-judge panel of the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston upheld a lower court ruling that declared the state’s ban unconstitutional. It was the first time a ...

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Sen. Claire McCaskill: Let’s Weigh Trump Every Day

The Hill reports: Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) on Wednesday raised the issue of Donald Trump’s weight, poking at the GOP presidential nominee after two days of headlines regarding his 1996 comments about a Miss Universe winner. McCaskill tweeted that her female Democratic colleagues have discussed the issue and determined that they’re “concerned.” “Campaign stress? We think a public daily ...

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INSIDERS: Trump Was Bored, Disinterested, Distracted During Attempts To Prep Him For The Debate

The New York Times reports: During the primaries, the group briefing him for debates was small and closely held. By the weekend before the debate on Monday at Hofstra University, there were nearly a dozen people preparing Mr. Trump, including the retired Army generals Michael Flynn and Keith Kellogg, neither of whom has experience in presidential debates. There were early ...

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POLL: 47% Of Trump Backers Endorse Mean Trolling

Only 47%? Via Politico: The polarizing clash between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has brought out the worst in people, even to the point of severing friendships, according to a national Monmouth University poll released Wednesday. Seven-in-10 registered voters said the presidential election has brought out the worst in people (just 4 percent said this election has brought out the ...

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Senate Overrides Obama’s Veto Of 9/11 – Saudi Arabia Bill, First Congressional Override Of His Administration

USA Today reports: The Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override President Obama’s veto of legislation allowing lawsuits against foreign sponsors of terrorism, setting up an almost certain and historic defeat for the White House on the bill. The House is expected to follow suit within hours, making it the first veto of Obama’s presidency that has been overturned by ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Plans Unveiled For New Penn Station, Gov. Cuomo Sets Aggressive 2020 Completion Target

As you can see, the design echoes the original Penn, which was demolished to continuing lament over 50 years ago. Curbed New York reports: Brace yourselves, New Yorkers: a new Penn Station is officially coming—for real this time. Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans for the forthcoming Pennsylvania Station-Farley Complex, along with announcing the developers and builders who will collaborate ...

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Small Bump: Hillary +3 In First Post-Debate Poll

Politico reports: We have a brand-new post-debate poll that confirms Hillary Clinton got a small bump over Donald Trump from her performance. Clinton is up three points among likely voters in the POLITICO/Morning Consult poll of the four-way race for president. Before the debate Trump was up one point. Just 9% of respondents said the debate changed their mind about ...

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Wells Fargo CEO Loses $41M Bonus, Keeps Job

Fortune reports: Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf may not lose his job over the phony account scandal that has cost his bank its reputation (and $185 million in fines), but he will lose his bonus — and then some. After weeks of public outcry and prodding from some Wall Street analysts, the Wells Fargo board announced late Tuesday that it ...

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Former Israeli PM Shimon Peres Dies At Age 93

The BBC reports: Shimon Peres, who served twice as Israel’s prime minister and once as president, has died at the age of 93. Mr Peres suffered a stroke two weeks ago. His condition had improved before a sudden deterioration on Tuesday. His son Chemi led tributes to “one of the founding fathers of the state of Israel” who “worked tirelessly” ...

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YOU KNEW THIS: 70+ Online Presidential Debate Polls Were “Botted” By Thousands Of Pro-Trump Trolls

The Daily Dot has the details on what you already suspected: You may be getting trolled right now without even knowing it. Donald Trump supporters artificially manipulated the results of online polls to create a false narrative that the Republican nominee won the first presidential debate on Monday night. The efforts originated from users of the pro-Trump Reddit community r/The_Donald ...

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Howard Dean: Seriously, Was Trump On Coke? [VIDEO]

More revenge for #SickHillary. The Hill reports: Howard Dean doubled down Tuesday on his insinuation that Donald Trump’s debate-night sniffles were related to cocaine use. “That is actually a signature of people who use cocaine,” Dean said on MSNBC. “I’m not suggesting that Trump does, but I’m suggesting we think about it, because here’s the interesting constellation — he sniffs ...

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Last Night’s Debate Drew Record TV Audience

But the many millions who watched online are uncounted. Via CNN Money: More than 80 million people tuned in to see Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off, setting a new record in the sixty year history of televised presidential debates. The final numbers are still being tallied by Nielsen. But the debate averaged a total of 80.9 million viewers ...

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