Politics

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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Staffer Says Christie “Flat Out Lied” About Bridgegate

NorthJersey.com reports: A former aide to Governor Christie said the governor lied about his knowledge of his administration’s involvement in the George Washington Bridge lane closures, according to a new court filing. Christina Renna, who worked under deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly, texted: “Are you listening? He just flat out lied about senior staff and (former deputy chief …

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PHILIPPINES: President Rodrigo Duterte Calls US Ambassador Philip Goldberg “The Gay Son Of A Whore”

The Guardian reports:  The Philippines’ firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte has sparked a fresh diplomatic row with his colourful language, calling the US ambassador “gay” in comments that prompted Washington to summon Manila’s envoy to complain. In the latest of series of tirades, Duterte used a local Tagalog language homophobic slur to express his displeasure with US Ambassador Philip Goldberg in …

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Pathetic Coward Trump Makes Death Threats Because He Can’t Stand Losing To A Girl

BOOM: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday tore into Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Twitter for remarks that were widely interpreted to be about the possibility of using violence to stop Hillary Clinton. During a rally Tuesday afternoon in Wilmington, North Carolina, the real estate mogul accused Clinton of wanting to “abolish” the Second Amendment, a usual refrain expressed …

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Democrats Demand That Secret Service Investigate Trump For Assassination Threat Against Hillary Clinton

The Hill reports: Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) says Donald Trump’s controversial line about “Second Amendment people” qualifies as an assassination threat against Hillary Clinton. Other Democrats joined Murphy in condemning Trump’s remarks. “This is simple – what Trump is saying is dangerous,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said in a statement. “A person seeking to be President of the United …

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POLL: Hillary Takes Slim Lead In North Carolina, 41% Of Trump Backers Agree That She Is The Devil

From Public Policy Polling: PPP’s newest North Carolina poll finds Hillary Clinton leading in the state, albeit by a narrow margin, for the first time since March. She’s at 43% to 41% for Donald Trump, 7% for Gary Johnson, and 2% for Jill Stein. In a head to head contest just between Clinton and Trump, she leads 47/46. Voters haven’t …

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Father Of Orlando Terrorist Attends Hillary Rally

The Orlando Sentinel reports: The Pulse nightclub shooter’s father attended Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s rally in Kissimmee Monday night. Cameras captured Seddique Mateen, Omar Mateen’s father, standing in the crowd. He later told a reporter for WPTV, a Palm Beach-based NBC affiliate, that he wanted to attend the rally as a member of the public and a Clinton supporter. …

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Presidential Debate Venues Plan For Third Podium

Just in case. Politico reports: The venues that will host the presidential debates are drawing up plans for a three-person forum that would provide a lectern for a third-party candidate to stand on stage next to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The directive comes from producers working for the Commission on Presidential Debates and it’s meant, they say, to force …

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins: I Won’t Vote For Donald Trump

“I will not be voting for Donald Trump for president. This is not a decision I make lightly, for I am a lifelong Republican. But Donald Trump does not reflect historical Republican values nor the inclusive approach to governing that is critical to healing the divisions in our country. When the primary season started, it soon became apparent that, much …

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Evan McMullin: Why I’m Running For President

Earlier today former CIA honcho Evan McMullin announced that he is running for president as an independent. McMullin appears unswayed by the fact that he’s missed the ballot deadline in 26 states and that he has only weeks to scramble for tens of thousands of signatures to get on the ballot in others, including California. From his open letter to …

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Monmouth: Hillary +13 Nationwide Among Likely Voters

And the hits keep coming. Monmouth reports: Hillary Clinton has taken a double digit lead over Donald Trump according to the latest Monmouth University Poll . This compares to the slim two point lead she held among likely voters just before the two major parties held their conventions. Both candidates remain unpopular, but the Democrat has a growing advantage on …

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NEW BATTLEGROUND: Hillary +7 In Second Georgia Poll

Trump DID say he would redraw the electoral map: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in Georgia, according to a new poll, the second recent survey showing her ahead in the state, which hasn’t voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since 1992. Clinton leads Trump by 7 points, 44 to 37 percent, in the JMC Analytics poll released Monday, with Libertarian …

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Troll Campaign Links Trump To NAMBLA

Death And Taxes reports: It seems everywhere on the internet, lots of people are talking about whether Donald Trump donated money to the North American Man-Boy Love Association and is refusing to release his tax returns out of fear he’ll be outed as a closeted pedophile. It’s all over Twitter. Google Trends registered a sharp spike in people searching for …

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Hillary +10 In CNN’s Poll Of Polls

CNN reports: The post-convention polls are in, and they consistently show Hillary Clinton entering the next phase of the presidential election campaign with the upper hand over Donald Trump. The CNN Poll of Polls incorporating the results of six major polls — all conducted after the party conventions concluded in late July — finds Clinton with an average of 49% …

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REPORT: Unknown Anti-Trump Republican To Declare Candidacy For President With Backing Of Top Donors

Politico reports: MSNBC host Joe Scarborough announced Monday that Evan McMullin, the chief policy director for Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, will launch a conservative bid for president. Citing “multiple sources” in a series of posts to Twitter, Scarborough said McMullin will run as an independent candidate and has “the backing of key $$ contributors in the Republican …

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Anti-Trump Super PAC Files Immigration Complaint Calling On Feds To Investigate Melania Trump

This is the second anti-Melania action by the group in one week. Via press release: The Democratic Coalition Against Trump announced today that it is filing paperwork requesting an immediate and thorough investigation by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to determine whether Melania Trump, wife of the Republican nominee for President of the United States, violated our nation’s immigration laws. …

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Jeb Bush’s Son To GOP: Get Behind Trump [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: The first member of the Bush family has put his thumb on the scale for Donald Trump. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, told state party activists on Saturday that they should hold their nose and get in line behind the Republican nominee. “From Team Bush, it’s a bitter …

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Psychiatric Org Tells Members: Don’t Call Trump Crazy

The Hill reports: Don’t call presidential candidates mentally ill, the American Psychiatric Association told its members this week. Following a bad week for Donald Trump, in which he insulted a Gold Star family and declined to endorse Speaker Paul Ryan before doing it anyway on Friday, many have started to question whether Trump has a personality disorder. Called the Goldwater …

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POLL: Hillary +12 In Battleground State Of Virginia

CBS News reports: The battleground state of Virginia looks a little less like a battleground today, as Hillary Clinton has opened up a lead there of 49 percent to 37 percent, echoing some of the movement seen in national polls this week. Clinton has nearly-unanimous Democratic backing at the moment while Trump isn’t doing as well with his fellow Republicans: …

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