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Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminates Trump Support as GOP Cuts, Runs 2

Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminates Trump Support as GOP Cuts, Runs

Arnold Schwarzenegger, a staunch Republican, has had his fill of GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump. He joined the ranks of party faithful who are cutting and running in the wake of Trump’s demeaning comments about women and celebrity entitlement. The fallout is the latest following publication of a 2005 “hot mic” conversation between Trump and Billy Bush, who was then a host of celebrity show “Access Hollywood.”...
Donald Trump's World Vision: A Police State at Home, Endless War Overseas 4

Donald Trump’s World Vision: A Police State at Home, Endless War Overseas

Donald Trump was unable to clearly articulate his vision for America in the first presidential debate, but his more eloquent running mate, Mike Pence, brought a clarity to his plans that were more Orwellian than Jeffersonian–a police state at home and endless war overseas. Pence squared off against Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, in the first and only vice presidential debate of the campaign last night. ...
Clinton Widens Lead Over Trump, Ploy to Harp on Bill's Infidelities Backfires 8

Clinton Widens Lead Over Trump, Ploy to Harp on Bill’s Infidelities Backfires

Hillary Clinton continues to widen her lead over GOP rival Donald Trump, despite efforts by his campaign to drive wedge among her supporters by harping on husband Bill Clinton’s sexual indiscretions during his presidential term. The latest Morning Consult/Politico poll shows her up by 6 points–46 percent to 36 percent– with Independents Gary Johnson and Jill Stein polling 6 percent and 2 percent respectively....
Bernie Backs Clinton on Millennials; Rejects Trump Smear Campaign 10

Bernie Backs Clinton on Millennials; Rejects Trump Smear Campaign

Bernie Sanders has rejected Donald Trump's claims that Hillary Clinton called millennial voters "basement dwellers" in a primary campaign shot at Sanders' supporters, who are backing Clinton by double digits in the latest scientific polls. “If you listen to the whole discussion that she had, a very important point that she made is that a lot of young people who went into debt, worked very hard to get a good education, can’t find a job commensurate to the education that they received,” he said. ...
Hillary Clinton #Basement Dwellers: Anatomy of a New Right Wing Smear 12

Hillary Clinton #Basement Dwellers: Anatomy of a New Right Wing Smear

Hillary Clinton is being targeted by another right wing smear that’s taking an expression of empathy for millennials and turning it into an expression of contempt for young Bernie Sanders supporters. It’s a case study of twisted words and distorted intentions. The hashtag #basementdwellers started tending today on social media, after the right-wing spin machine tried to insinuate that Clinton used the term as a derogatory characterization of millennials....
Donald Trump Beauty Queen Smear Unravels; Accusations Trumped Up 14

Donald Trump Beauty Queen Smear Unravels; Accusations Trumped Up

Donald Trump and his minions did their best to smear former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, but some of the worst allegations the candidate made against her–that she’s a porn star with drug cartel connections–are false, according to fact-checking news outlets. Trump’s obsession with Machado reinforced perceptions that he is vindictive, has an uncontrollable temper and is delusional about constant conspiracies against him. ...
Donald Trump Fiddles With Beauty Queen as Campaign Crashes, Burns 16

Donald Trump Fiddles With Beauty Queen as Campaign Crashes, Burns

Donald Trump can’t stop talking about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado to the point of obsession, leaving his campaign floundering. Conservative supporters are desperately trying to get him refocused on issues like jobs and the economy. Trump, however, has shown no interest in talking about issues on the campaign trail. Instead he’s focused on smearing Machado any way he can. ...
Clinton Gains in Battleground States, As Trump Ineptness Becomes Issue 18

Clinton Gains in Battleground States, As Trump Ineptness Becomes Issue

Hillary Clinton has taken the lead in five key battleground states that Donald Trump must carry to have a chance at winning the election, according to the latest scientific poll. The results show the focus is shifting to Trump’s ineptness following Monday’s debate. Clinton appeared cool and competent during the 90-minute meeting. In the process, she dispelled any misgivings about her health....
Donald Trump 'Hateful Rhetoric' Sparks Jewish Protest in New York City 20

Donald Trump ‘Hateful Rhetoric’ Sparks Jewish Protest in New York City

Donald Trump’s “hateful and violent” rhetoric on the presidential campaign trail sparked a protest by a Jewish group today (Sept. 29) outside Trump Tower in New York City. The GOP candidate is trailing badly among Jewish voters nationwide because of his perceived anti-Semitic views. Trump didn’t help dispel concerns at a rally in Iowa yesterday (Sept. 28) after he asked “non-Christians” to identify themselves....
Donald Trump Denounced By Experts for 'Dangerous Rejection' of Science 22

Donald Trump Denounced By Experts for ‘Dangerous Rejection’ of Science

Donald Trump, a climate change denier who promises to allow unlimited fossil fuel production, has been denounced by more than 700 of the nation’s top scientists for a “dangerous rejection of scientific thinking” and an “embrace of conspiracy theories, anti-science attitudes.” The issue came up during Monday’s presidential debate when Democratic rival Hillary Clinton chided Trump for calling climate change a conspiracy perpetrated by the Chinese. ...
Howard Dean Refuses to Back Down on Trump 'Coke Head' Tweet (video) 24

Howard Dean Refuses to Back Down on Trump ‘Coke Head’ Tweet (video)

Howard Dean, a medical doctor and former Democratic party head, is refusing to back down on his remark that Donald Trump was acting like a coke head during Monday’s presidential debate. He touched off an uproar among right wingers and Fox News that was rich with hypocrisy. Dean made an almost passing remark in a Tweet that has since become a lightning rod for right wing outrage. ...
Donald Trump's 'Miss Piggy' Details Pain She Suffered Over Insults (video) 28

Donald Trump’s ‘Miss Piggy’ Details Pain She Suffered Over Insults (video)

Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, whom Donald Trump immortalized her as “Miss Piggy,” appeared on the “Today” show this morning and told how Trump’s repeated insults when she was only a teenager destroyed her self-esteem and led to eating disorders. The GOP presidential candidate ridiculed her with names like “Miss Piggy, Miss Housekeeping, Miss Eating Machine."...
Donald Trump has turned out to be Wall Street's guy after all. (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump Lied About Stop and Frisk During Debate, Says NYPD

Donald Trump piled on lie after lie during the first debate when he insisted that “stop-and-frisk” policing reduced crime in New York City, the NYPD said in a hard-hitting fact-check of the GOP candidate. Trump has advocated the controversial tactic along with racial profiling to combat crime in urban areas, and insisted it works....
How Reality Television Is Shaping Perception About Televised Debates 30

How Reality Television Is Shaping Perception About Televised Debates

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appeared in the first televised debate to choose the free world’s next leader. But you wouldn’t know it by public reaction. Most people appear to be judging the debate by the same standards as “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Reality television, like the real housewives series, appears to be having more influence on voter’s through processes than anyone may have previously realized. ...
Clinton Buries Health Issue; Trump Like Punch Drunk Fighter in First Debate 32

Clinton Buries Health Issue; Trump Like Punch Drunk Fighter in First Debate

Hillary Clinton laid to rest right-wing rumor mongering about her health with a strong performance in the first presidential debate. Donald Trump came across like a punch-drunk fighter, who was, at times, belligerent, incoherent and confused. Going into the debate, Republican pundits repeatedly said Trump had only one mission to accomplish. He needed to look “Presidential.” He was anything but....
Kim Kardashian Explains Why She's Supporting Hillary Clinton for President 34

Kim Kardashian Explains Why She’s Supporting Hillary Clinton for President

Kim Kardashian created some drama for more than 83 million followers on social media by waffling on her choice for president. But she made up for it with a compelling and well-thought-out endorsement of Hillary Clinton. The reality star said she was voting just for herself, but for her children as well. I believe Hillary will best represent our country and is the most qualified for the job....
John Oliver Dissects Clinton, Trump Scandals on Last Week Tonight (video) 36

John Oliver Dissects Clinton, Trump Scandals on Last Week Tonight (video)

John Oliver takes a hard look at supposed scandals involving Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. They have been exaggerated so much as to render them almost meaningless. Hillary’s, that is. Trump’s, it turns out, are pretty much as described. “You can be irritated by some of Hillary’s; that is understandable. But you should then be fu*king outraged by Trump’s,” he said. ...
Hillary Clinton Surges Among African-Americans; Trump Trips On Stop-Frisk 38

Hillary Clinton Surges Among African-Americans; Trump Trips On Stop-Frisk

Hillary Clinton is surging among African-American voters, according to a new nationwide tracking poll. Donald Trump’s brief gains last week melted away following his controversial endorsement of racial profiling and stop-and-frisk policing, which has unfairly targeted minorities. Clinton support among likely African-American voters hit 81 percent in the new NBC/WallStreetJournal poll....
Donald Trump on the Hook to Russians for Hundreds of Millions of Dollars 42

Donald Trump on the Hook to Russians for Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Donald Trump is on the hook for “hundreds of millions of dollars” to Russian businessmen, including cronies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Russian mafia figures. His debts pose a huge national security risk if he becomes president. Trump has sought to minimize his ties to the Putin regime, although he’s spoken highly of Putin and other dictators. ...
Donald Trump hospital visit raises new concerns about his health. (Photo: Getty)

Donald Trump Family History of Alzheimer’s Returns as Campaign Issue

Donald Trump’s family history of Alzheimers disease, an issue during his heated primary campaign, has returned to center stage in the presidential election, driven largely by repeated attacks on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s health. He may already be exhibiting early signs of the disease. Trump, 70, will be the oldest president ever elected if he wins in November. But his health is largely a mystery. ...
Donald Trump Loots His Campaign Kitty to Tune of $8.2 MILLION! 44

Donald Trump Loots His Campaign Kitty to Tune of $8.2 MILLION!

Donald Trump will come out a winner in the 2016 presidential, no matter what happens on election day. He’s already pocketed $8.2 million and rising by paying his companies for basic campaign services, an amount unprecedented in the annals of American elections. The latest figures were compiled by politics Web site Politico and confirm a Sept. 13 IM report on a possible Trump plan to turn his campaign into piles of cash. ...
Trump's Real Inner City Plan: Racial Profiling, Stop-and-Frisk Oppression 46

Trump’s Real Inner City Plan: Racial Profiling, Stop-and-Frisk Oppression

Donald Trump reached out to African-Americans with the admonition: “What have you got to lose?” As it turns out, plenty, starting with freedom. Trump has endorsed both racial profiling and “stop-and-frisk” policing and would impose it nationwide if elected president. Rudolph Giuliani, a close Trump advisor, imposed “stop-and-frisk” policing during his tenure as Republican New York City mayor. The policy caused an uproar among civil liberties groups and minorities...