Politics

Instead Of Releasing His Medical Records Trump Will Reveal His “Health Regimen” On Quack Dr. Oz Show

As with many, many Trump-related stories, the headline tempts one to believe this is from The Onion. But it’s not. Variety reports: Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump will sit down on “The Dr. Oz Show” on Sept. 15, where the Republican presidential nominee will talk about his “own personal health regimen,” according to an announcement from the show. …

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MEXICO: Proposed Senate “Anti-Trump” Bill Would Revoke Treaty That Ceded Western United States

The Independent reports: You could call it tit-for-tat with a dash of Mexican drama. Mexico is to consider a proposal to revoke its treaties with the US, including the 1848 agreement that transferred half its territory to Washington if Donald Trump is elected and tries to make the US’s southern neighbour pay for a border wall. A Mexican senator is …

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President Obama Condemns North Korea’s Nuclear Test As A “Grave Threat To International Peace And Stability”

Politico reports: President Barack Obama on Friday denounced North Korea’s latest test of a nuclear weapon, condemning the move “in the strongest possible terms as a grave threat to regional security and to international peace and stability.” “North Korea stands out as the only country to have tested nuclear weapons this century,” Obama said in a statement. “Today’s test, North …

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Colbert Goes Off On Bondi/Trump Scandal [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Stephen Colbert is not a Pam Bondi fan. And it doesn’t have as much to do with the allegations that she might have essentially taken a bribe to not sue Trump University — Colbert declares her “the only person in the world ever to make money from Trump University, other than Donald Trump” — as it …

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FLORIDA: Fort Lauderdale Newspaper Demands Federal Investigation Of Pam Bondi’s Pay-To-Play Scheme

From the editorial board of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel: Spin it any way you want, Donald Trump’s contribution to a political committee backing Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has a bad odor. An independent federal investigation is needed to determine if his foundation’s $25,000 gift was innocent and aboveboard — or had the effect of keeping the attorney general from …

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Washington Post: Where Is Melania?

From the Washington Post: It was late July when voters last heard from the potential first lady of the United States. Melania Trump delivered her speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, and then later stood with her husband, balloons dropping, waving to the crowd in what is starting to feel like a premature farewell to the campaign trail. …

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North Korea Conducts Largest Nuclear Test To Date

The Guardian reports: North Korea has confirmed it has conducted its most powerful nuclear test to date, marking the 68th anniversary of its founding with a reminder to the world that it may be edging closer to developing a warhead capable of striking the US mainland. Friday morning’s test, which triggered a magnitude 5.3 earthquake, drew immediate condemnation from North …

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Hillary Clinton Opens Up To Humans Of New York

“I was taking a law school admissions test in a big classroom at Harvard. My friend and I were some of the only women in the room. I was feeling nervous. I was a senior in college. I wasn’t sure how well I’d do. And while we’re waiting for the exam to start, a group of men began to yell …

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Mike Pence: Trump Is The Second Coming Of Reagan

And that’s supposed to be a good thing? Via Politico: Mike Pence declared Thursday that Donald Trump is the political second coming of Ronald Reagan, saying Trump will reinvigorate the Republican Party in the same way Reagan did in the 1980s. “The American people picked a bold truth teller in 1980, and I know they’re going to elect a bold …

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NORTH CAROLINA: New Poll Shows Trump +3

Via Politico: Donald Trump holds a slight lead over Hillary Clinton in North Carolina, according to a new poll released Thursday — the first nonpartisan, live-interview survey to show the Republican ahead this cycle. The poll, from Suffolk University in Boston, puts Trump ahead of Clinton among likely voters, 44 percent to 41 percent, within the margin of error of …

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IT’S IN SYRIA: Libertarian Gary Johnson Dumbfounds MSNBC’s Hosts By Asking, “What Is Aleppo?” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson on Thursday shocked the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” by seeming to not know what the Syrian city of Aleppo is. What would you do if you were elected about Aleppo?” MSNBC political commentator Mike Barnicle asked Johnson minutes into an interview with the former New Mexico governor. “And what is Aleppo?” …

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FLORIDA: Orlando Sentinel Eviscerates AG Pam Bondi’s Claim That Hillary Clinton Is Trying To Bully Her

From the Orlando Sentinel: Last night, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi went on Fox Business to claim that Hillary Clinton was trying to bully her by sullying Bondi’s good name in connection with the Trump University mess. “I will not be collateral damage in a presidential campaign. Nor will I be a woman bullied by Hillary Clinton,” Bondi told anchor …

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Progressives Slam NBC Host Matt Lauer For Failing To Fact-Check Trump On Claims About Iraq War [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Democrats and Hillary Clinton allies are less than thrilled with Wednesday’s Commander-In-Chief Forum, hosted by Matt Lauer on NBC. At an event that saw both Clinton and conservative challenger Donald Trump challenged on their stances toward national defense and foreign policy, liberal operatives and Clinton supporters took exception to what they perceived as unbalanced questions, criticizing Lauer for …

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Liberal Redneck On The War On Drugs [VIDEO]

Comedian Trae Crowder takes an unusually serious turn in his latest clip. Watch below as he frankly discusses the “pillbilly” epidemic and how prescription drug abuse is ravaging rural America, including members of his own family. Crowder takes particular aim at the FDA’s recent decision to place the pain relief supplement Kratom on its most-restrictive Schedule I list. Kratom is …

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LIVE VIDEO: Commander-In-Chief Forum

NBC’s Commander-In-Chief forum is just beginning in New York City with Matt Lauer as the moderator. Representatives for each candidate participated in a coin toss earlier today with the result being that Hillary Clinton is to go first. Watch below.

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Zimbabwe Dictator And Trump Fan Robert Mugabe Says Obama Should Prove He’s Not “The Son Of A Whore”

Vessel News reports: Recent comments made by Philipino President Duterte where he labeled President Obama the “son of a whore” overshadowed the outgoing leader of the free world’s G20 jaunt. It appears another head of state is jumping into the fray, adding further insult to injury. According to Zimbabwe Today, reporters asked Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday his thoughts …

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TEXAS: Department Of Justice Accuses State Of Lying To Public About Newly Relaxed Voter ID Requirements

The Texas Tribune reports: The federal government is accusing Texas of circulating “inaccurate or misleading information” to poll workers and would-be voters about relaxed identification requirements for the November elections. “Limited funds are being spent on inaccurate materials,” the U.S. Department of Justice wrote in a legal filing Tuesday. The filing asked U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos to “issue …

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Mike Pence Breaks With Trump’s Birtherism: I Believe Obama Was Born In Hawaii, I Accept His Birthplace

First he breaks with Trump on tax returns and now this. The Hill reports: Donald Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, on Wednesday said he accepts that President Obama was born in the U.S., something the GOP presidential nominee himself has shied away from discussing. “I believe Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. I accept his birthplace,” the Indiana governor told …

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Florida GOP Rep. David Jolly Brings Jar Of Mosquitoes To US House Floor To Slam Impasse On Zika Funding

The Associated Press reports: Most people are trying to avoid Florida mosquitoes, blamed for dozens of cases of the Zika virus. But Republican Rep. David Jolly decided to make a point Wednesday by bringing a container of them to the House floor. “The politics of Zika are garbage right now,” the Florida lawmaker said in a short, angry speech condemning …

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Evan McMullin Stuck With Accidental Running Mate

Oops. Via Politico: Evan McMullin is running as an independent conservative alternative to Donald Trump. Who McMullin is running with, however, is a bit of a mystery. In all nine states where he has officially qualified on the presidential ballot, McMullin has listed a “Nathan Johnson” as his vice presidential nominee. McMullin’s campaign won’t provide any more information about Johnson …

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