Hillary Clinton’s run-out-the-clock strategy – POLITICO

Hillary Clinton’s run-out-the-clock strategy – POLITICO. · by Annie Karni · August 24, 2016 With 75 days until election day, Hillary Clinton’s team plans to “ride out” any negative reaction to a new set of emails. | AP Photo She is not planning on sitting for another televised armchair confessional to rehash regrets about a private email server. Nor is […]

The AP’s defense of its bad Clinton Foundation story is also bad – Vox

The AP’s defense of its bad Clinton Foundation story is also bad – Vox. · by Matthew Yglesias · August 24, 2016 Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Paul Colford, vice president and director of media relations at the Associated Press, issued a statement Wednesday afternoon defending AP’s reporting on Hillary Clinton’s meetings with Clinton Foundation donors, which has been widely […]

Trump: ‘Hillary Clinton Is a Bigot’ – NBC News

Trump: 'Hillary Clinton Is a Bigot' – NBC News. by Ali Vitali · August 24, 2016 JACKSON, Miss. — Donald Trump has spent the week calling for African-Americans to uproot voter trends, reject “the bigotry” of Hillary Clinton, and vote for him in November. But Wednesday night, Trump escalated the line of attack and labeled Clinton herself a “bigot.” “Hillary […]

AP Defends Story About Clinton’s State Dept Meetings With Foundation Donors

AP Defends Story About Clinton’s State Dept Meetings With Foundation Donors. After Hillary Clinton’s campaign reportedly asked the Associated Press to delete a tweet about its investigative story on meetings she held with Clinton Foundation donors during her tenure as secretary of state, the AP is standing by the story and its social media posts. The AP report, which was […]

Why the Clintons just can’t quit Clinton Inc.

Why the Clintons just can't quit Clinton Inc.. After years of complaints about shady dealings with mining magnates and brutal authoritarian petro-states, the Clintons are drastically scaling back the operations of the Clinton Foundation. BuzzFeed News reports that should Hillary Clinton win the election, the foundation will no longer accept money from foreign and corporate donors, and will aggressively downsize […]

Clinton’s e-mail ‘scandals’ are pure fiction – The Boston Globe

Clinton’s e-mail ‘scandals’ are pure fiction – The Boston Globe. by Michael A. Cohen · August 23, 2016 I’m fairly sure that when William Shakespeare penned the phrase “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” he did not have in mind the constant cycle of scandals that envelop Bill and Hillary Clinton. But the phrase easily applies. When it comes […]

The Fake $400 Million Iran ‘Ransom’ Story – The New York Times

The Fake $400 Million Iran ‘Ransom’ Story – The New York Times. by THE EDITORIAL BOARD · August 23, 2016 Na Kim The first thing to know about the latest controversy over the Iran nuclear deal is that the Obama administration did not pay $400 million in “ransom” to secure the release of three American detainees. Yet that’s the story […]

The bonkers conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton’s health, explained – Vox

The bonkers conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton's health, explained – Vox. by Tara Golshan · August 23, 2016 Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Donald Trump likes to insinuate that Hillary Clinton is in poor health: too weak and mentally “unstable” to fight ISIS, too “low-energy” to rally crowds. During a speech in Ohio, Trump said Clinton “lacks the mental and physical stamina” […]

Soldiers Added Hillary Clinton To A Poster Of Security Threats

Soldiers Added Hillary Clinton To A Poster Of Security Threats. So a couple of Army soldiers thought it was brilliant to spice up a training graphic by adding Hillary Clinton’s photograph to a chart warning about the misuse of classified material. Nobody outside of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, would ever see it, they may have thought when they began using […]

The Clintons’ ethics test: Government watchdogs weigh in on the Clinton Foundation’s latest maneuvers – Salon.com

The Clintons’ ethics test: Government watchdogs weigh in on the Clinton Foundation’s latest maneuvers – Salon.com. by Simon Maloy · August 23, 2016 Once again, the Clinton Foundation popped up to give the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton a nosebleed. A batch of emails turned up by a conservative activist group’s FOIA requests revealed, in the words of the Wall […]

Bernie Sanders’ New Group Hits Major Trouble on the Launchpad – NBC News

Bernie Sanders' New Group Hits Major Trouble on the Launchpad – NBC News. by Alex Seitz-Wald · August 23, 2016 As Bernie Sanders prepares to launch an organization meant to carry on his presidential campaign’s political revolution, it’s been jolted by legal questions, abrupt leadership changes and mass resignations. The group, dubbed Our Revolution, is set to debut Wednesday evening. […]

Why America Needs a National Lynching Memorial | Mother Jones

Why America Needs a National Lynching Memorial | Mother Jones. In early 2015, the Equal Justice Initiative released a comprehensive report on more than 4,000 lynchings of African-Americans between 1877 and 1950. The report, which identified more than 800 more instances of racially-driven mob killings than had been previously reported, called for a movement to unearth these acts of “racial […]

How #BlackLivesMatter Came to Define a Movement – The New York Times

How #BlackLivesMatter Came to Define a Movement – The New York Times. by NIRAJ CHOKSHI · August 22, 2016 William Royster, 21, during a protest in 2014 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., over the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers. Patrick Record/The Ann Arbor News, via Associated Press It had existed as a […]

Hey, Hillary, It’s Past Time to Shut Down the Clinton Foundation – The Daily Beast

Hey, Hillary, It’s Past Time to Shut Down the Clinton Foundation – The Daily Beast. Let me open by saying, for the benefit of readers who don’t know me, that I’ve written dozens of defenses of the Clintons going back 18 years, to the beginnings of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Until then I had mixed feelings about Clintonism—I wasn’t big […]

Virginia’s governor wants to give 200,000 ex-prisoners the right to vote. Republicans don’t. – Vox

Virginia’s governor wants to give 200,000 ex-prisoners the right to vote. Republicans don’t. – Vox. by German Lopez · August 22, 2016 Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks at the Democratic convention. Alex Wong/Getty Images Roughly 110 years ago, a Virginia state legislator defended a 1902 package of voting restrictions, arguing it was necessary to “eliminate the darkey as a political […]

FBI: 14,900 Hillary Clinton Documents Discovered In Email Probe

FBI: 14,900 Hillary Clinton Documents Discovered In Email Probe. By Ginger Gibson and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON – A judge ordered the State Department on Monday to review and determine the potential release of 14,900 documents, most of which are believed to be emails to or from Hillary Clinton, that turned up in an FBI investigation of her use of a […]

Obama More Concerned With Louisiana Response Than Optics: White House – NBC News

Obama More Concerned With Louisiana Response Than Optics: White House – NBC News. by Tim Stelloh and Kristin Donnelly · August 22, 2016 White House spokesman Josh Earnest pushed back at critics who have scolded President Obama for his response to what has been called the country’s worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy, saying on Monday that “there is all […]

Swift Boat 2.0 Is Now Underway. Where’s the Press? | Mother Jones

Swift Boat 2.0 Is Now Underway. Where's the Press? | Mother Jones. As we all know, the loathsome Swift boating of John Kerry in 2004 worked a treat. So this year Trump supporters are engaging in Swift boat 2.0: a surprisingly overt campaign claiming that Hillary Clinton is seriously ill but covering it up. Sean Hannity has been the ringleader, […]

Trump’s Hollow ‘Regrets’ – The New York Times

Trump’s Hollow ‘Regrets’ – The New York Times. by Charles M. Blow · August 22, 2016 Donald J. Trump during a rally in Charlotte, N.C., last week. Travis Dove for The New York Times Donald Trump is the candidate who is so rigid in his perverted self-righteousness that he doesn’t “like to have to ask for forgiveness.” He says he […]

Clinton campaign makes inroads with small donors – POLITICO

Clinton campaign makes inroads with small donors – POLITICO. by Isaac Arnsdorf · August 20, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s campaign ended July with $58.5 million on hand, up from $44.4 million on June 30. | Getty For the first time in July, more than half of her fundraising haul came in checks under $200. Hillary Clinton’s campaign grew its war chest […]

How the Democrats are failing Obamacare.

How the Democrats are failing Obamacare.. by Jim Newell · August 21, 2016 Robert Neubecker Robert Neubecker On May 20, about a month after UnitedHealthcare, one of the country’s major health insurers, announced that it would pull out of Arizona’s exchanges, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick wrote a letter asking for help. It was addressed to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia […]

Why are people still defending slavery in America? 5 common excuses, debunked – Vox

Why are people still defending slavery in America? 5 common excuses, debunked – Vox. by Victoria M. Massie · August 20, 2016 This year’s Republican and Democratic National Conventions yielded an unexpected takeaway: Most Americans don’t know much about slavery. On the latest episode of her MTV web series Decoded, comedian and activist Franchesca Ramsey highlighted the unfortunate tendency many […]

Donald Trump Is Going To Be Elected

Donald Trump Is Going To Be Elected. Donald Trump is going to be elected president. The American people voted for him a long time ago. They voted for him when The History Channel went from showing documentaries about the Second World War to Pawn Stars and Swamp People. They voted for him when The Discovery Channel went from showing Lost […]

‘See something, say something’ culture is dangerous: How it spawns Islamophobia and keeps America insecure – Salon.com

‘See something, say something’ culture is dangerous: How it spawns Islamophobia and keeps America insecure – Salon.com. by Waqas Mirza · August 20, 2016 This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Early on the morning on June 17, 2016, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) announced to its Twitter followers some “minor delays” on the Orange Line. The delays resulted from […]

Trump: I Want GOP to Be ‘Home of the African-American Voter’ – NBC News

Trump: I Want GOP to Be 'Home of the African-American Voter' – NBC News. by Danny Freeman · August 20, 2016 FREDERICKSBURG, Va. — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continued his pitch to African-American voters Saturday evening by saying that his party must “do better” with the demographic. “The GOP is the party of Abraham Lincoln and I want our […]

Stephen Bannon hire shows Donald Trump’s campaign plans on losing – NY Daily News

Stephen Bannon hire shows Donald Trump's campaign plans on losing – NY Daily News. by Adam Edelman Make America great again — by lighting a match and flicking it into the dumpster of a floundering campaign. The reshuffling of Donald Trump’s brain trust could be a white flag — an intentional effort to tank the presidential election in spectacular fashion. […]

How Can America Recover From Donald Trump? – The New York Times

How Can America Recover From Donald Trump? – The New York Times. by THE EDITORIAL BOARD · August 20, 2016 Donald J. Trump after a speech in Portland, Me., this month. Brendan Bullock for The New York Times Donald Trump is heading to November like a certain zeppelin heading to New Jersey, in a darkening sky that crackles with electricity. […]

New York City Axes English Language Requirement For Taxi Drivers

New York City Axes English Language Requirement For Taxi Drivers. by Chris Prentice · August 20, 2016 NEW YORK (Reuters) – The average New York City taxi driver may still be sassy, but will not be required to speak English any longer. The change is the result of a new law that Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed in April and went […]

Trump To Black Voters: ‘What The Hell Do You Have To Lose?’

Trump To Black Voters: 'What The Hell Do You Have To Lose?'. DIMONDALE, Michigan (AP) — Republican Donald Trump again made a direct appeal to black voters Friday night, urging them to abandon the Democratic Party and give him a chance. Speaking at a rally in Dimondale, Michigan, an overwhelmingly white suburb outside of Lansing, the GOP nominee argued that […]

After Clinton bounce, polls indicate tightening race in key battlegrounds | Fox News

After Clinton bounce, polls indicate tightening race in key battlegrounds | Fox News. Hillary Clinton’s post-convention bounce may be coming back down to earth – at least in some parts of the country – as new polls show a tightening race against Donald Trump in several battleground states, especially when Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is factored in. A Monmouth University […]

University of Chicago: We Don’t Have Safe Spaces – The American Interest

University of Chicago: We Don’t Have Safe Spaces – The American Interest. by Anders Åslund · August 24, 2016 The University of Chicago is taking a stand for free expression and exchange of ideas on its undergraduate campus, Intellectual Takeout reports: The University of Chicago recently made it clear to its crop of incoming students that academic freedom and inquiry […]

Obama’s strategy on Clinton scandal: Play dumb | Washington Examiner

Obama's strategy on Clinton scandal: Play dumb | Washington Examiner. The Obama administration said Wednesday that it didn’t know too much and didn’t care to look into the latest scandal to hit Hillary Clinton’s campaign: the release of documents that appear to show she gave several donors to the Clinton Foundation special access to the State Department when she ran […]

Articles: Hillary’s Coughing and the Debates

Articles: Hillary's Coughing and the Debates. by Bruce Walker · August 25, 2016 Hillary’s flacks maintain that she has no serious health problems, but there is an increasingly public amount of evidence that they are lying. Her coughing fits, for example, have gone on for minutes during interviews and speeches and debates. The leftist establishment media has totally ignored this […]

Diversity: History’s Pathway to Chaos – Victor Davis Hanson

Diversity: History's Pathway to Chaos – Victor Davis Hanson. by Victor Davis Hanson Emphasizing diversity has been the pitfall, not the strength, of nations throughout history. The Roman Empire worked as long as Iberians, Greeks, Jews, Gauls and myriad other African, Asian and European communities spoke Latin, cherished habeas corpus and saw being Roman as preferable to identifying with their […]

Yes, the Public Option is a ‘Trojan Horse’ to Destroy Private Health Insurance | The Weekly Standard

Yes, the Public Option is a 'Trojan Horse' to Destroy Private Health Insurance | The Weekly Standard. Recently, there’s been renewed interest in reviving the “public option.” Loosely, the public option is a policy proposal to create a giant government-run health insurer that would compete with private insurers. The rationale behind it is that a publicly run insurance company would […]

WSJ: Chelsea Not Quitting Clinton Foundation Board

WSJ: Chelsea Not Quitting Clinton Foundation Board. Former President Bill Clinton has vowed to quit the Clinton Foundation board of directors if his wife, Hillary Clinton, is elected president in November and he becomes the first spouse. But the Clintons’ daughter, Chelsea, who also is a board member, says she plans to stay, The Wall Street Journal reports. That concerns […]

Obama Caught With Pants Down On Chemical Weapons In Syria | The Daily Caller

Obama Caught With Pants Down On Chemical Weapons In Syria | The Daily Caller. Syrian President Bashar Assad likely held on to a few of his chemical weapons, despite assurances by the U.S. officials that he gave them all up to Russia. A new confidential report by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, obtained by Foreign Policy, “indicate […]

Debate Prep: Can Trump Score a ‘Knockout’ This Fall?

Debate Prep: Can Trump Score a 'Knockout' This Fall?. by Matt Lewis · August 24, 2016 The beauty of sports and politics is that you never really know how things are going to shake out. Sometimes Truman beats Dewey; sometimes Douglas beats Tyson. That’s why Donald Trump still has a chance to turn things around — in the debates. And […]

Iran vessels make ‘high speed intercept’ of U.S. ship: U.S. official | Reuters

Iran vessels make 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: U.S. official | Reuters. WASHINGTON Four vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) “harassed” a U.S. destroyer on Tuesday by carrying out a “high speed intercept” in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said on Wednesday. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said […]

U.N. report: Assad again used chemical weapons, defying Obama – POLITICO

U.N. report: Assad again used chemical weapons, defying Obama – POLITICO. by Nahal Toosi Bashar Assad’s regime was responsible for at least two cases of using chlorine in his country’s civil war. | Getty Even after he supposedly turned over his entire stockpile of chemical weapons three years ago, Bashar Assad is still crossing Barack Obama’s “red line,” a U.N. […]

The Era of American Primacy Is Far from Over | The National Interest Blog

The Era of American Primacy Is Far from Over | The National Interest Blog. Is the era of American primacy over, and should the United States conduct a fundamental geopolitical retrenchment as a result? These questions are now being debated more seriously within the U.S. foreign-policy community than they have been for decades, and answering them correctly requires understanding four […]

Hillary Clinton’s Cakewalk With the Press

Hillary Clinton's Cakewalk With the Press. he media coverage of the presidential race is so tilted to the Democrats that even liberal analysts feel obliged to declare it. USA Today media columnist Michael Wolff asserted that this campaign isn’t between Trump and Clinton. It’s between Trump and the media that have turned against him in a big way. During the […]

Nigel Farage to Trump Rally: ‘You Can Beat the Pollsters… You Can Beat Washington’

Nigel Farage to Trump Rally: 'You Can Beat the Pollsters… You Can Beat Washington'. Jackson, Mississippi – UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage addressed a 10,000+ strong crowd at the Coliseum in Jackson, Mississippi, telling them to “put on their walking boots” and urging them to form their own “People’s Army” to defeat the U.S. political establishment. Mr. Farage – […]

Taming Trump: Is Kellyanne Conway Creating the New Tone? | The American Spectator

Taming Trump: Is Kellyanne Conway Creating the New Tone? | The American Spectator. by Melissa Clouthier Donald Trump’s speeches have been on point recently. He’s been more disciplined (ignore Twitter) and his message has been the kind that wins, rather than alienates, people. Could Kellyanne Conway’s influence be making the difference? We hope so. One thing is sure, Kellyanne’s star […]

Americans Are Opting Out of Patriotism

Americans Are Opting Out of Patriotism. by Jarrett Stepman · August 24, 2016 Can America thrive as a post-patriotic society? A Florida elementary school recently caused a stir on social media when a man posted an image of his niece’s waiver from reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. The waiver form asked parents if they would like to opt their child […]

Dershowitz: How progressives show anti-Israel hate

Dershowitz: How progressives show anti-Israel hate. WASHINGTON – Increasingly, says civil liberties activist Alan Dershowitz, “progressive” groups are rejecting coalitions with those who support Israel – especially Jews. “Hard-left activists are trying to exclude Jews who do not renounce Israel from ‘progressive’ organizations,” the constitutional scholar writes in an opinion piece today. He cites Rabbi Susan Talve, a longtime activist […]

France’s Burkini Ban is the Ridiculous Yet Totally Predictable Result of Legislating Morality – Hit & Run : Reason.com

France's Burkini Ban is the Ridiculous Yet Totally Predictable Result of Legislating Morality – Hit & Run : Reason.com. by Anthony L. Fisher · August 24, 2016 Arthur Pollock/Polaris/NewscomViral images of a Muslim woman being compelled by police to remove her “burkini” on a beach on Nice, France, combined with reports of women being fined for wearing the modest swimwear […]

Clinton’s inescapable cloud of corruption | Washington Examiner

Clinton's inescapable cloud of corruption | Washington Examiner. While many in the media have declared the presidential election all but over, damning accusations of pay to play at the Clinton Foundation and reports that the FBI found 15,000 work-related documents that Hillary Clinton failed to turn over represent the political land mines that still lay between her and the presidency. […]

Another email dump, more proof of Clinton Inc. sleaze | New York Post

Another email dump, more proof of Clinton Inc. sleaze | New York Post. So much for Hillary Clinton’s claim to have handed in all of her work e-mails: Turns out the FBI found another 14,900 — meaning she “missed” at least a third of what the law required her to fork over. It’ll be weeks before the public learns anything […]

Donald Trump drives agenda while Hillary Clinton hides behind jokes – Washington Times

Donald Trump drives agenda while Hillary Clinton hides behind jokes – Washington Times. · by Charles Hurt “The amounts involved, the favors done, and the significant number of times it was done require an expedited investigation by a special prosecutor immediately, immediately, immediately,” Donald Trump said. (Associated Press) more > ANALYSIS/OPINION: Never in modern American political history has a more […]

Trump Turned Down the NAACP’s Invitation. Smart Move – WSJ

Trump Turned Down the NAACP’s Invitation. Smart Move – WSJ. Donald Trump is taking lumps for his clumsy and crude “What the hell do you have to lose?” black outreach effort. Black voters, until recently, seem to have been an afterthought for the Republican presidential nominee, who is much more focused on turning out the millions of white voters who […]

Donald Trump: An Unexpected Opportunity | National Review

Donald Trump: An Unexpected Opportunity | National Review. by Victor Davis Hanson · August 23, 2016 Seasoned Republican political handlers serially attack Donald Trump and his campaign as amateurish, incompetent, and incoherent. The media somehow outdid their propaganda work for Barack Obama and have signed on as unapologetic auxiliaries to the Hillary Clinton campaign — and openly brag that, in […]

Where’s Hillary? Clinton off campaign trail as Trump seeks comeback | Fox News

Where's Hillary? Clinton off campaign trail as Trump seeks comeback | Fox News. by Joseph Weber Hillary Clinton is riding a summer wave in the polls – yet the Democratic nominee has left the campaign trail in recent days to fundraise in America’s wealthiest enclaves, potentially giving rival Donald Trump the opening he needs as he works to regain his […]

Obama Admin Won’t Tell Congress How It Paid Iran $1.3 Billion

Obama Admin Won’t Tell Congress How It Paid Iran $1.3 Billion. The Obama administration is withholding from Congress details about how $1.3 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds was delivered to Iran, according to conversations with lawmakers, who told the Washington Free Beacon that the administration is now stonewalling an official inquiry into the matter. The Departments of State, Treasury, and […]

Is Putin’s Russia Headed for a Systemic Collapse? – The American Interest

Is Putin’s Russia Headed for a Systemic Collapse? – The American Interest. by Kirk Bennett · August 23, 2016 YANA LAPIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images Putin’s plan seems to be to sit tight and await a hike in oil prices—but long periods of stagnation haven’t gone well for Moscow in the past. The durability of the Russian political and economic system molded by […]

The health problem Clinton actually has | Washington Examiner

The health problem Clinton actually has | Washington Examiner. The Internet is awash with rumors about Hillary Clinton’s health, but there is one medical condition she is actually known to have. That is hypothyroidism, a condition affecting about 10 million Americans in which the thyroid is underactive, resulting in a variety of symptoms including fatigue, weakness and weight gain. For […]

Articles: The Symbiotic Relationship Between Liberal Democrats and Hollywood

Articles: The Symbiotic Relationship Between Liberal Democrats and Hollywood. by Michael Bargo, Jr. · August 24, 2016 There is a mutually supportive relationship between Hollywood elites and the Democrat Party of the U.S. It is interesting to explore this relationship, how it benefits both, and why it continues. Every election cycle, candidates for the Democrat Party go to dinner parties […]