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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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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."...

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

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....

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

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 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!

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

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...

Trump Jewish Support Ebbs, Black Support Up But Within Norms–Polls

Donald Trump’s support among Jewish voters, especially those who contribute, has ebbed away largely because of his own campaign rhetoric. While his black support has grown, it doesn’t exceed the norms of support for previous Republican presidential candidates, according to new polls. Overall, in a poll of likely voters nationwide, Democratic rival Hillary Clinton holds a five point lead, 50 percent to 45 percent, according to the latest NBC/Surveymonkey poll. ...

Trump Trickle Down Economic Plan Will Gut Middle Class, Pile on Debt

Donald Trump’s economic plan is based on the same supply-side, trickle-down theory that caused the national debt to soar under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush and led to ruinous recessions. As always, the biggest gains go to the rich and super wealthy. The centerpiece of the plan is a $2.4 trillion tax cut over ten years that will go mostly to the rich and corporations. ...

Donald Trump Turns to ‘Quack’ TV Doc Mehmet Oz for Health Opinion?!?

Donald Trump, trying to answer questions about his health, turned to TV DocMehmet Oz, who was accused last year of being a “charlatan” and a “quack” by a group of top doctors from around the country. They wanted Oz booted from the Columbia University’s medical faculty. Trump appeared on Dr. Oz’s television show taped yesterday with the results of a physical in hand conducted by his own discredited doctor, Harold Bornstein....
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