Politics

New WSJ/NBC Nationwide Polls Show Hillary +6

The Wall Street Journal reports: Hillary Clinton is maintaining her edge over Republican rival Donald Trump despite recent campaign setbacks, but the 2016 presidential race continues to tighten going into the homestretch, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found. After a rocky week of controversy over her health and for calling some of Mr. Trump’s supporters “deplorables,” the ...

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FLOTUS Delivers Her POTUS Impressions [VIDEO]

E Online reports: After more than two decades of marriage, First Lady Michelle Obama definitely knows her famous husband. The public figure sat down with Stephen Colbert Tuesday night to dish on Beyoncé, sleepovers at Buckingham Palace and her love of french fries. While all of the topics provided fascinating insight into America’s first family, the most unforgettable moment came ...

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REPORT: CNN Suspends Corey Lewandowski After Learning He’s Still Being Paid By Trump Campaign UPDATE: CNN Denies Claim, Says He’ll Be On-Air Today

Mediaite reports: Mediaite has learned from sources that Corey Lewandowski, the former embattled campaign manager for the Trump campaign who joined CNN as a political contributor on June 23rd, has been suspended by the cable news net. The network found out that Lewandowski was still being paid by the Trump campaign, separate from his severance package that he received after ...

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PutinTrump.org: New Site Launches To Expose Financial Ties Between Trump, Putin, And Russian Oligarchs

The Atlantic reports: Rob Glaser is one of the leading left-of-center campaign donors in America. With a fortune gained as an early employee at Microsoft and then as founder of RealNetworks, Glaser has backed causes including the Democracy Alliance and the early political career of Barack Obama. In this current cycle, Glaser is funding a new kind of political effort: ...

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Goes Viral With Blistering Takedown Of Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf told the Senate Banking Committee he was “deeply sorry” Tuesday over allegations the bank opened millions of accounts without customers’ permission in order to meet aggressive sales quotas. Sen. Elizabeth Warren was having none of it. The Massachusetts senator has built a reputation for being tough on shady Wall Street dealings and ...

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First Debate Might Draw Record 100M+ TV Audience

The Hill reports: The first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump promises to be the most watched ever, with an audience that could exceed 100 million people, according to experts interviewed by The Hill. A debate with an audience that size would be something never seen before in U.S. politics and would be a figure close to what ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: New Elon Poll Shows Dead Heat

Via Elon University: Confirming North Carolina’s status as a battleground state, the latest survey of likely voters in the state by the Elon University Poll found Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are virtually tied for the lead with less than two months to go until Election Day. Trump has a 44-43 percent advantage among likely voters in the ...

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MAKE IRONY GREAT AGAIN: Trump Junior’s Skittles Photo Was Taken By Anti-Trump Former Refugee

The BBC reports: David Kittos, 48, from Guildford, UK, woke up to find an image he had posted to Flickr in January 2010 had become embroiled in a political controversy. “This was not done with my permission, I don’t support his politics and I would never take his money to use it,” Mr Kittos told the BBC. “In 1974, when ...

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FLORIDA: New Monmouth Poll Shows Hillary +5

Via Monmouth: Hillary Clinton holds a 5 point lead over Donald Trump in the crucial swing state of Florida. Among Florida voters likely to participate in November’s presidential election, 46% currently support Clinton and 41% back Trump. Another 6% intend to vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson and 1% support Green Party candidate Jill Stein, with 5% who are undecided. This ...

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BOUNCE BACK: NBC National Poll Shows Hillary +5

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton is bouncing back after a week of bad polling news, upping her lead over Donald Trump to 5 points, according to a new national poll released Tuesday morning. Clinton has 50 percent support among likely voters, while Trump is at 45 percent, the NBC News poll found. In the same poll last week, Clinton led ...

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REPORT: George H.W. Bush Will Vote For Hillary

The Guardian reports: President George HW Bush is reportedly voting for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a Facebook post from John F Kennedy’s niece. The post by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend – the former lieutenant governor of Maryland and daughter of Robert F Kennedy – shows her posing with George HW Bush with the caption “The President told me he ...

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ARIZONA: Homocon US House Candidate Paul Babeu Files Bar Complaint Against US Rep. Katherine Clark

Arizona Central reports: Congressional candidate Paul Babeu tried to clarify Monday his role at a private Massachusetts school for emotionally troubled youths in an effort to redefine a part of his background that has dogged him during his runs for public office. Pushing back against his Democratic critics, the Pinal County sheriff filed a bar complaint against a member of ...

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Prosecutors: Christie Knew About Bridge Plot

Bloomberg reports: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie knew his top allies were involved in a plan to snarl traffic near the George Washington Bridge to punish a mayor who didn’t back Christie’s re-election, prosecutors told a jury at the start of a trial. Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni deliberately shut access lanes to the bridge to paralyze traffic in ...

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MICHIGAN: Republican Advisory Board Bans City Of Flint From Suing State Over Continuing Water Crisis

The Detroit Free Press reports: Days after Flint Mayor Karen Weaver served notice that her city might file a lawsuit against the State of Michigan over the Flint drinking water crisis, the state removed Flint’s ability to sue. Though Flint has not been under a state-appointed emergency manager since April 2015, the state still exerts partial control over the city ...

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Reince Priebus Threatens Kasich, Cruz, And Jeb: Back Trump Or We’ll Block Your Future Presidential Bids

The New York Daily News reports: Republican Party boss Reince Priebus on Sunday threatened GOP lawmakers who had yet to endorse Donald Trump with the possibility that he would work to prevent them from seeking the presidency if they ran again in the future. “People who agreed to support the nominee, that took part in our process, they used tools ...

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Jill Stein: Hillary Clinton Is Worse Than Trump

Politico published a lengthy interview with Jill Stein yesterday. An excerpt: As much as Stein despises Trump – and she really, really does – she describes the choice between him and Hillary Clinton as an abominable binary offering “death by gunshot or death by strangulation.” But her contempt has a more cutting quality when she talks about Clinton. She mocks ...

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Hillary +9 In Swing State Pennsylvania

The Los Angeles Times reports: Hillary Clinton has a 9-point lead among likely Pennsylvania voters as Donald Trump continues to struggle among groups key to winning the state, according to a Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll released Sunday. The survey, conducted Sept. 12-16, found Clinton leading the presidential race in the key battleground state, with 47% of respondents saying they intend ...

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STEADY: Hillary +2 In First Post-Pneumonia Poll

Politico reports: Hillary Clinton’s bout with pneumonia hasn’t hurt her standing among voters likely to cast a ballot in 2016, as the former secretary of state has maintained her lead over Donald Trump in a four-way matchup. Clinton is beating Trump 42 percent to 40 percent among likely voters, according to a Morning Consult poll conducted this week. She leads ...

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Scott Walker To Play Tim Kaine In VP Debate Prep

Politico reports: In Mike Pence’s prep sessions for the vice-presidential debate, the role of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) is being played by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a top GOP source told POLITICO on Saturday. The first mock debate has already been held. Walker, who ended his GOP primary campaign in September, was chosen because he has been in presidential debates ...

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Dem Sen. Chris Murphy To Donald Trump: If Hillary Is Assassinated, Her Blood Will Be On Your Hands

The Hill reports: Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) is accusing Donald Trump of suggesting his supporters kill Hillary Clinton, tweeting furiously that “blood will be on your hands.” Trump said Friday night at a campaign rally that Clinton’s Secret Service detail should have their guns taken away to “see what happens to her.” “I think that her bodyguards should drop all ...

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