Politics

VIRGINIA: Hillary +7 In New Washington Post Poll

The Washington Post reports: Hillary Clinton holds a commanding lead over Donald Trump in Virginia, with disdain for the Republican presidential nominee helping Clinton overcome her own vulnerabilities, a new Washington Post poll finds. Clinton leads Trump by a 14-point margin — 52 percent to 38 percent — among registered voters in the state and by an eight-point margin among ...

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CALIFORNIA: Independent Presidential Candidate Evan McMullin Misses Ballot Deadline, Plans Lawsuit

Politico reports: Independent conservative candidate Evan McMullin has missed the deadline to make it on to the California ballot, a top staffer confirmed Monday. Candidates had until Friday to file the 178,039 valid signatures of registered voters needed to get on the ballot. But on Monday, McMullin campaign chief strategist Joel Searby confirmed that the campaign had missed that deadline ...

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House Republicans: Charge Hillary Clinton With Perjury

The Hill reports: A pair of leading House Republicans on Monday laid out detailed instructions for the Justice Department to file perjury charges against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. More than a month after first requesting the department open a criminal probe into Clinton for alleged misstatements she made under oath, the GOP heads of the House Judiciary and Oversight ...

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Joe Biden Compares Trump To Joseph Stalin [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is getting some assistance from Joe Biden in his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Monday. The vice president argued that Trump is the most uninformed presidential nominee in history. “He would have loved Stalin. He would have loved Stalin,” Biden said about Trump, who has praised Saddam Hussein for his prowess in ...

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Wall Street Journal Editorial Board To Trump: Shape Up Or Surrender Your Nomination To Mike Pence

From the Wall Street Journal editorial board: Mr. Trump has alienated his party and he isn’t running a competent campaign. Mrs. Clinton is the second most unpopular presidential nominee in history—after Mr. Trump. But rather than reassure voters and try to repair his image, the New Yorker has spent the last three weeks giving his critics more ammunition. Even with ...

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Trump To Float Ideological Test For Immigrants: Must Agree With Religious Freedom And LGBT Rights

From the guy who has vowed to repeal same-sex marriage and whose party just approved the most viciously anti-LGBT platform in history. The Associated Press reports: Donald Trump will declare an end to nation building if elected president, replacing it with what aides described as “foreign policy realism” focused on destroying the Islamic State group and other extremist organizations. In ...

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It’s Been 16 Elections Since The Candidate Trailing After The Conventions Went On To Win The Popular Vote

Some historical perspective via Politico: No candidate in Donald Trump’s position at this stage of the campaign has gone on to win the popular vote in November in the modern polling era. That’s the sobering news confronting the Trump campaign as it seeks to rebound from his recent slump. Those who have studied presidential campaigns since 1952 — the advent ...

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NEW YORK: Hillary +30 In New Poll

Wow. The Hill reports: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has opened up a giant lead over Republican nominee Donald Trump in his home state of New York, according to a new Siena College poll. Clinton, a former New York senator, leads Trump by 30 points in the state, 57 percent to 27 percent. In a four-way matchup including Libertarian nominee Gary ...

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FLORIDA: Hillary +5 In New CBS Poll

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump in the battleground states of Florida and New Hampshire, according to a poll released Sunday morning. Clinton increased her lead to 5 points, 45 to 40 percent, in Florida in the new CBS News Battleground Tracker poll. In June, she led Trump by 3 points in the ...

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Liz Cheney: Hillary Clinton Is A Felon [AUDIO]

Back in 2014 Liz Cheney aborted her run for the US Senate in the face of humiliating polls and after a public battle with her lesbian sister Mary over same-sex marriage. Next week she faces a crowded primary for Wyoming’s at-large US House seat, so this is how she’s trying to make noise. From the transcript of yesterday’s appearance on ...

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ALABAMA: Anti-Gay GOP Governor Busted On Tape Lying To Lawmaker About His Adulterous Affair [AUDIO]

More trouble for Roy Moore’s bestie. Raw Story reports: Republican Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is taking heat after bombshell phone call recordings released this week show that he lied to a state congressman about the casino gambling industry manufacturing rumors about him having an affair. AL.com reports that Alabama State Rep. Allen Farley recorded a phone conversation that he had ...

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POLLS: Hillary Is “Running The Table” In Swing States

NBC News reports: Democrat Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump in some of the most diverse battleground states – including by double digits in two of them – according to four brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls. In the key battleground of Florida, which President Obama won in 2008 and 2012, Clinton is ahead of Trump by five points among ...

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TRUTH SERUM: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Admits Keeping GOP Control Is “Very Dicey”

The Associated Press reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that GOP prospects for keeping control of the Senate after the November elections are “very dicey,” sounding an alarm amid mounting Republican concerns about presidential nominee Donald Trump, Speaking to a Louisville-area civic group in his home state, McConnell said Senate Republicans were going to be “on defense” in ...

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New Hillary Ad Hits Trump On His Taxes [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a video on Friday blasting Donald Trump for not releasing his tax returns. The ad shows a series of Republicans, including 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, questioning why the business mogul won’t make his taxes public. “Donald Trump should release his tax returns,” ...

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Cruel And Inhuman Treatment: News Orgs Ask Court To Unseal Records Of Donald Trump’s 1990 Divorce

USA Today reports: Gannett Co., — the parent company of USA TODAY — and The New York Times Co. asked the New York Supreme Court Thursday to unseal the records of Donald Trump’s 1990 divorce from Ivana Trump. The divorce was granted on the ground of “cruel and inhuman treatment” but Donald and Ivana Trump later reached a settlement. The ...

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FLORIDA: Trump Drags Marco Rubio Down To Slim 3-Point Lead Over Dem US Senate Rival Patrick Murphy

Today in Senate-flipping news: Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy is catching up to Sen. Marco Rubio and is nearly tied with him in a new Quinnipiac University poll that suggests Donald Trump is a drag on the incumbent Republican. Rubio has a marginal 3-point lead over Murphy, 48 percent to 45 percent, in the latest poll of likely voters. However, ...

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72% Of Republicans Doubt Obama Is An American

NBC News reports: One way that Donald Trump launched onto the political stage five years ago was through his fervent claims that President Barack Obama was not a U.S. citizen. Though Obama has since produced birth certificates certifying his birth in Hawaii, recently, such rumors have been given new life by commentators and pundits on the right. But just how ...

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Cher To Host Series Of LGBT Fundraisers For Hillary Clinton In Miami Beach, Fire Island, And Provincetown

Politico reports: Cher is headlining a Miami Beach fundraiser for Hillary Clinton next week, marking the second LGBT-related event the star is holding for the Democrat. As invitations to the Aug. 19 fundraiser begin hitting email boxes on Thursday, Republican Donald Trump will be meeting in Orlando with a group of conservative Christian pastors who have criticized the gay rights ...

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IOWA: Secret Service Scrambles To Protect Hillary As Animal Rights Protester Rushes Stage [VIDEO]

Second time in one week. The Independent reports: Hillary Clinton was rushed at by an animal rights protester during a speech on the economy, the second time in a week. Ms Clinton was talking in Des Moines, Iowa, and facing the other way as a woman launched herself over the barrier and towards the stage. She has been named as ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Somebody Is Climbing Trump Tower With Suction Cups Because Sure Why Not [VIDEO]

From the New York Post: A man was climbing the side of Trump Tower in Midtown on Wednesday afternoon — prompting a massive police response. The climber had made about five floors above a landing, and appeared to be using giant suction cups for his ascent. Police raced to the scene and appeared to be trying to talk the dare-devil ...

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