Tag Archives: 2016 elections

Civil Rights Museum Rejects Trump Visit

Greensboro’s CBS affiliate reports: A presidential nominee’s request to visit a Greensboro landmark is denied. The International Civil Rights Center and Museum was contacted by the Donald Trump campaign last weekend. Earl Jones, co-founder of the museum, says the campaign demanded certain things to make a visit by the GOP nominee possible. Jones says Trump’s people were trying to plan …

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New York Times: Why Trump Should Not Be President

One day after endorsing Hillary, the New York Times editorial board issued a scathing point-by-point rundown of why Trump should not be president. Here’s how it begins: When Donald Trump began his improbable run for president 15 months ago, he offered his wealth and television celebrity as credentials, then slyly added a twist of fearmongering about Mexican “rapists” flooding across …

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John Oliver On The Candidates’ Scandals [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast recaps: On the eve of the first presidential debate, a broadcast event moderated by NBC News’ Lester Holt that’s expected to attract as many as 100 million viewers, John Oliver returned to his Last Week Tonight hosting duties after a month-long hiatus (and one big Emmy win). There was, of course, a lot for the comedian to …

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Debate Boss: It’s Not A Good Idea For Moderators To Fact-Check Candidates During The Event [VIDEO]

CNN reports: The Commission on Presidential Debates has some advice for debate moderators this fall: leave the fact-checking to the candidates. The Trump campaign is taking the same position. So are some former moderators, like Jim Lehrer, who has facilitated twelve presidential debates. But many others — including a wide array of journalists — want the man moderating Monday night’s …

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NO PRESS: Trump Meets Privately With Netanyahu, Vows US Will Never Recognize Divided Jerusalem

Haaretz reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for an hour and 20 minutes on Sunday at Trump Tower in Manhattan. He will meet with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton later Sunday, at 6:30 P.M. EST (1:30 A.M Israel time). According to a Trump campaign press release, Trump told Netanyahu that if elected, “a Trump …

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Pence: Gennifer Flowers Won’t Attend Debate [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Mike Pence insisted today that Donald Trump won’t be bringing Gennifer Flowers to the debate tomorrow and said he was just trying to make a point. He told Chris Wallace, “Gennifer Flowers will not be attending the debate tomorrow night. Donald Trump was using the tweet yesterday really to mock an effort by Hillary Clinton and her campaign …

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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 Names Anti-LGBT Republican Sen. Mike Lee To New List Of Potential US Supreme Court Nominees

But Lee claims he doesn’t want the job. Via Politico: Utah Sen. Mike Lee on Friday swiftly shot down the idea that he would accept a nomination to the Supreme Court from Donald Trump. “Sen Lee already has the job he wants which is why he is campaigning to represent the great people of Utah again this year,” Lee spokesman …

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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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