Tag Archives: 2016 elections

Conway: Trump Is the Babe Ruth Of Debating

Politico reports: On the eve of the first presidential debate, Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, described her candidate Sunday as “the Babe Ruth of debating,” a glowing assessment that’s unusual at a time when both camps typically work to rein in expectations. “He’s a brilliant debater,” Conway said on ABC’s “This Week.” “Newt Gingrich put it best. The former …

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OHIO: Cincinnati Enquirer Endorses Hillary, Breaks 100 Year Tradition Of Backing GOP Presidential Nominees

From the editorial board of the Cincinnati Enquirer: Presidential elections should be about who’s the best candidate, not who’s the least flawed. Unfortunately, that’s not the case this year. Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, the most unpopular pair of presidential candidates in American history, both have troubled relationships with truth and transparency. Trump, despite all of his bluster …

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New York Times: Hillary Clinton For President

From the editorial board of the New York Times: In any normal election year, we’d compare the two presidential candidates side by side on the issues. But this is not a normal election year. A comparison like that would be an empty exercise in a race where one candidate — our choice, Hillary Clinton — has a record of service …

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INSANITY: 20% Of LGBT Voters Support Trump

NBC News reports: A large majority of registered LGBT voters support Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, according to results of two weeks of the NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll. Seventy-two percent of registered LGBT voters support Clinton, compared to 20 percent who support Trump. On the campaign trail, Trump has touted himself as the better candidate to fight for …

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Jill Stein To Protest Outside Presidential Debate

Because reasons. Via Politico: Jill Stein didn’t get invited to the first presidential debate, but the Green Party candidate is still hoping to cause a stir. In the hours before Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton take the stage, Stein and her supporters plan to hold a “Let Jill Debate” protest and subsequent “People’s Debate.” Both events are to be held …

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Trump Campaign To Make $140M Ad Buy

The Associated Press reports: Donald Trump’s campaign is planning for what it says will amount to $140 million worth of advertising from now until Election Day. The total, if executed, would include $100 million in television airtime and $40 million in digital ads, according to senior communications adviser Jason Miller. The plan represents a new approach for the billionaire businessman, …

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Feds Investigate Trump Foreign Policy Advisor Over Alleged Private Discussions With Senior Kremlin Officials

CNBC reports: One of Donald Trump’s foreign policy advisors is being probed by U.S. intelligence officials to determine whether he has had private discussions with senior Russian officials, Yahoo News reported, citing sources. In particular, members of the intelligence community are concerned that Carter Page has spoken with the Kremlin about the possibility of lifting economic sanctions on Russia, sources …

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Ted Cruz Endorses “Immoral Liar” Who Called His Wife Ugly And Accused His Father Of Helping To Kill JFK

CNN reports: Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump for the presidency Friday afternoon, a stunning turn of events after a contentious primary filled with nasty personal attacks and a dramatic snub at the Republican National Convention. “After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the …

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Eric Trump: Millennials Love My Father Because He’s So Much Like Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

Oh, good grief. Via Politico: For son Eric Trump, Donald Trump will ultimately win over millennials against Hillary Clinton because like Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, the Republican nominee “has been an entrepreneurial guy” who became “the epitome of the American dream.” “He’s gone from nothing into a man who’s just — “ Trump said Friday on Fox News’ “Outnumbered,” as …

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Libertarian Gary Johnson Gets All Presidentialy [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: When we last heard from Gary Johnson, he was getting tongue-tied over Aleppo. But in another interview this week with MSNBC, he stuck his tongue out to prove that he should be on the presidential debate stage. In a sit-down with MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt, the libertarian candidate said he could catch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump …

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Trump Taps Frothy Mix For Catholic Advisory Group, Vows To Legalize Anti-LGBT Business Discrimination

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: In one fell swoop, Donald Trump has fortified the anti-LGBT positions he expressed over his campaign and tapped as an adviser former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, a two-time presidential candidate with a notoriously anti-LGBT history. The actions are the result of Trump’s creation of a 35-member Catholic Advisory Council, which includes, in addition …

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Obama Slams Trump’s Comments On Race: Even 8-Year-Olds Know Slavery Wasn’t Good For Black People

ABC News reports: President Barack Obama said the nation’s police have “a really tough job” for which they should be honored and supported, but he said the perception of discrimination in the justice system should be “a source of concern for all Americans.” Speaking in an exclusive interview with “GMA” co-anchor Robin Roberts at the Smithsonian National Museum of African …

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McClatchy/Marist Poll: Hillary +6 Nationwide

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leading Republican Donald Trump by six points nationally, according to the latest McClatchy/Marist poll released Friday. Clinton has 45 percent support among likely voters, while Trump claims 39 percent. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson carries 10 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein is at 4 percent. In a two-way matchup, Clinton …

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Los Angeles Times Endorses Hillary: Thin-Skinned Unqualified Demagogue Trump Would Be A Catastrophe

From the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times: American voters have a clear choice on Nov. 8. We can elect an experienced, thoughtful and deeply knowledgeable public servant or a thin-skinned demagogue who is unqualified and unsuited to be president. Donald J. Trump, a billionaire businessman and television personality, is the latter. He has never held elected office and …

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White Supremacist Richard Spencer Tells BBC: Donald Trump’s Arrow Is Pointing In Our Direction [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: In a BBC report that aired Thursday, a white nationalist leader named Richard Spencer explained that Donald Trump is following in the footsteps of what the white nationalist movement has been doing for years. “Donald Trump came along and I feel like my movement and ideology, we can be a kind of vanguard for a presidential candidate,” Spencer …

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Trump Warns Debate Moderators: Don’t Fact Check Me

The Hill reports: Donald Trump says NBC’s Lester Holt should not correct his or Hillary Clinton’s facts while moderating the first presidential debate. “I think he has to be a moderator,” the Republican nominee said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday. “I mean, if you’re debating somebody and if she makes a mistake or I make a mistake … we’ll take …

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Hillary Does Comedy Skit With Zach Galifianakis On Funny Or Die’s Between Two Ferns Show [VIDEO]

The Verge reports: In yet another play for the hearts of the nation’s youth, Hillary Clinton has appeared on Zach Galifianakis’ web talk show Between Two Ferns. This time however, it stands to pay off for Clinton — she gets to sit mostly in silence and offer deadpan responses to Galifianakis’ deadpan jokes. Even her slow blink works well with …

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The Trump Campaign Has Paid Trump $8.2M So Far

Politico reports: Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has paid his family’s businesses more than $8.2 million, according to a POLITICO analysis of campaign finance filings, which reveals an integrated business and political operation without precedent in national politics. The GOP presidential nominee’s campaign has paid his various businesses for services including rent for his campaign offices ($1.3 million), food and facilities …

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Celebs Promise That Mark Ruffalo Will “Get His Dick Out” In His Next Movie If You Vote For Hillary [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Vote for Hillary Clinton and you’ll get to see Mark Ruffalo’s private parts. Hollywood’s biggest names — Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, among others — made a promise that Ruffalo will appear nude in his next film if you promise to hit the voting booths on Election Day. The one rule on …

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