Politics

Hillary +9 In New National USA Today Poll

USA Today reports: As the most caustic campaign in modern American history nears its close, Hillary Clinton has built a formidable lead over Donald Trump approaching 10 percentage points, a USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds. But she faces a deeply divided nation that is alarmed about the prospect of Election Day violence and what may be ahead. A 51% majority ...

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FLORIDA: Trump +2 In New Bloomberg Poll

Yikes: A new poll puts Donald Trump ahead of Hillary Clinton by 2 percentage points in Florida, good news for the GOP nominee, whose campaign has been starved for positive headlines in recent weeks. The Manhattan billionaire leads the former secretary of state among Floridians likely to vote, 45 percent to 43 percent, according to the Bloomberg Politics poll, released ...

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Notorious RBG To Make Opera Debut

The New York Daily News reports: Here comes the judge — in an opera. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg slips out of her robe into something befitting royalty for her one-night-only performance in the Washington National Opera’s production of Donizetti’s “The Daughter of the Regiment” on Nov. 12. The role in this 1840s opera comes as Ginsburg has been ...

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FLORIDA: Hispanics Boo Rubio Off The Stage [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio got booed off a stage in Orlando on Sunday, by a crowd that was overwhelmingly Latino. It happened at Calle Orange, a street festival in downtown Orlando geared toward the city’s large Puerto Rican community. The icy reception was an indication of the challenges that Rubio, a Republican of Cuban heritage, has faced in ...

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ARIZONA: New Monmouth Poll Shows Dead Heat

Politico reports: Two weeks out from Election Day and Arizona is a toss-up, according to a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday afternoon. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are deadlocked in Arizona, a state that has gone red in 15 of the last 16 presidential elections and where Trump leads by just 1 percentage point. In a four-way race, Trump tops ...

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Trump Camp Issues Unrealistic Electoral Map

NBC News scoffs: A new memo released by Donald Trump’s campaign shows how his team hopes to compete in toss-up battleground states in the waning weeks of the 2016 election. But the Trump team’s battleground map is far more optimistic than assessments by almost all outside experts, including NBC News. Trump’s campaign lists a total of 12 tossup states: Nevada, ...

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REPORT: Dems Very Likely To Take Senate Majority

The Hill reports: The nonpartisan Cook Political Report predicted on Tuesday that the Democratic Party would see a net gain of five to seven Senate seats in next month’s election, giving them a slim majority regardless of which party takes the White House. Cook said that Senate Republican candidates appeared to be doing well across the country, despite the unpopularity ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Hillary +7 In New York Times Poll

The New York Times reports: No state that voted for Mitt Romney in 2012 has posed a bigger challenge for Donald J. Trump than North Carolina. He has trailed in every survey there since the first presidential debate, and he does not have a credible path to the presidency without its 15 electoral votes. A New York Times Upshot/Siena College ...

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Hannity Tells Kellyanne Conway: For Trump To Win The Electoral College He Must “Run The Table” [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Monday night, host Sean Hannity laid out an electoral college path to victory for Trump during his interview with Conway, stipulating that the real estate mogul must “run the table” in swing states in order to win. The path laid out by Hannity left out an electoral vote from Maine, prompting Conway to correct him and note that ...

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Rachel Maddow On Trump’s Poll Monitors [VIDEO]

Last night Rachel Maddow delivered a report on Donald Trump’s repeated demands for his supporters to monitor polling stations, allegedly in order to prevent voter fraud. The piece is an excellent history lesson on how the Republican Party continues to be under a court-ordered 1981 “consent decree” to prevent them from once again intimidating voters as they did in New ...

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Hillary +5 Nationwide In New NBC Poll

NBC News reports: Hillary Clinton’s 5-point lead over Donald Trump remains virtually unchanged since last week—but after prolonged in-fighting among GOP party leaders, a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters (57 percent) see a lasting fracture in the Republican Party, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll. In a four-way match-up, Clinton enjoys 46 percent support this week among likely ...

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President Obama Reads Mean Tweets [VIDEO]

Via Us Weekly: It’s a social media showdown! President Barack Obama appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday, October 24, and took the opportunity to troll Donald Trump during the famous ‘Mean Tweets’ sketch. POTUS was a good sport as he read out a long list of insults people had posted about him, from mocking his ugly dad jeans, to ...

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PENNSYLVANIA: Former Dem AG Kathleen Kane Sentenced To 10 To 23 Months In Prison For Perjury

The New York Times reports: The brief, unlikely political career of Kathleen G. Kane, Pennsylvania’s brightest rising star when she was elected state attorney general less than four years ago, came to a humiliating close on Monday, when a judge sentenced her to 10 to 23 months in prison for her conviction on charges of perjury and abuse of her ...

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Elizabeth Warren To Trump: Nasty Women Will Cast Our Nasty Votes To Get Rid Of You Forever [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Elizabeth Warren has a message for Donald Trump: Nasty women vote — and they’re not voting for you. Warren on Monday turned the tables on the Republican presidential nominee calling Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman” during the final presidential debate last week, saying those women are going to vote against him come November. “Nasty women have really ...

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Curt Schilling Joins Breitbart

New York Magazine reports: With it looking increasingly unlikely Donald Trump will be heading to the White House, the prospect that he will partner with his campaign CEO, Breitbart executive chair Steve Bannon, to launch a Trump TV network seems more and more probable. In the meantime, the right-wing website is staffing up with potential on-air talent. On Monday, Breitbart ...

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Jan Brewer: Donald Trump Has Been “Waterboarded” By All These Accusations Of Sexual Assault [VIDEO]

Via the Daily Beast: Former Arizona Gov. and Donald Trump supporter Jan Brewer defended the Republican nominee for threatening to sue the women accusing him of sexual assault. And she did so with some unfortunate imagery. “He’s been waterboarded by these issues,” Brewer said on CNN’s State of the Union, prompting uncomfortable laughter from her fellow panelists. “It seems like ...

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John Oliver On The Opioid Epidemic [VIDEO]

The Week recaps: “I would like to talk to you about drugs,” John Oliver said on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, but not in some 1960s “reefer madness” way. “Unfortunately, America is now in the midst of a new drug crisis, and it seems that no one is safe from it,” he said. That would be the “epidemic of addiction to ...

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Karl Rove Does The Math: Trump Can’t Win [VIDEO]

Media Matters has the transcript: “He has 186 electoral votes in states that he either leads outside of the margin of error or is thought comfortably put away. That compares to Romney’s 206. That’s Romney’s states minus Arizona and North Carolina, where he’s behind, plus Iowa, where he’s ahead. There’s only one other — he’s ahead in Ohio by less ...

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TEXAS: Trump +3, Hillary Within Margin Of Error

CBS News reports: Hillary Clinton holds a three-point lead over Donald Trump in Florida, while in Texas – a state that has voted Republican by wide margins in recent years – Trump leads by a mere three points. The poll numbers show voters’ frustration about the dialogue in the race – and what may amount to a wasted opportunity for ...

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Reince Priebus: Trump Is Going To Win [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says he expects Trump will win the election. He’s pushing back on criticism of Trump for saying he might not accept the election’s results. Priebus says Trump is referring to narrow scenarios in which only a few hundred votes separate the candidates. Priebus also tells CBS’ “Face the Nation” ...

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