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Trump's team says Obama's birth is a settled issue, but Trump hasn't
Donald Trump is getting some not-so-gentle prodding from his team to renounce 'birtherism'       
180 points by USA Today | United States Barack Obama Democratic Party President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Bill Clinton Republican Party Hawaii
Hillary Clinton's plane: 5 things to know
The Democratic nominee is getting plenty of use out of her new jet.       
34 points by USA Today | Westchester County New York White Plains New York Westchester County Airport President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Airline Bill Clinton Rob Astorino
Hillary Clinton to visit ground zero on 9/11
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast Sept. 9, 2016, 8:32 a.m. After his stop in Washington, D.C., Donald Trump heads to Florida on Friday. Hillary Clinton can't coast in this election against Donald Trump's resilienceTrump plans another visit to Capitol...
38 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Party George W. Bush Hillary Rodham Clinton Bill Clinton President of the United States Vice President of the United States George H. W. Bush Barack Obama
Bill Clinton, After a Year of Restraint, Unleashes an Impassioned Self-Defense
In a series of swing-state appearances this week, Mr. Clinton struck back at criticism of the family foundation, by turns sarcastic and almost pleading.
11620 points by The New York Times | Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama Democratic Party George W. Bush President of the United States Lewinsky scandal United States presidential election 2008
The cost of repealing our motorcycle helmet law
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64 points by Detroit Free Press | Barack Obama Donald Trump Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party Bill Clinton United States presidential election 2008 Republican Party President of the United States
Louie Gohmert mocks Hillary Clinton memory gaps from FBI interviews
Rep. Louie Gohmert got some laughs at the annual Values Voters Summit Friday by poking fun at the gaps in what Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton recalls during her time as secretary of state. "I do want to warn since most people here are Christians and I am serious about ...
422 points by The Washington Times | Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama United States Secretary of State President of the United States John McCain Bill Clinton United States Cabinet Adoption and Safe Families Act
Dustin Moskovitz, Facebook co-founder, donates $20 million to Democrats, liberal causes
Arguing that the 2016 election cycle is a "referendum" on the direction of American society, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz said he and wife Cari Tuna are endorsing Hillary Clinton for president and will contribute $20 million to Democratic campaign groups and liberal causes this year. Mr. Moskovitz made the announcement ...
82 points by The Washington Times | Elections Dustin Moskovitz Referendum Democracy Initiative Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton President of the United States
President Obama condemns North Korea's fifth nuclear test
Elizabeth ShimWASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- North Korea's fifth nuclear test drew an immediate response from the White House on Friday.
17 points by UPI | President of the United States United States Air Force United States Barack Obama Bill Clinton United Press International Democratic Party International News Service
House holds moment of silence on steps of the Capitol ahead of 15th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks
Essential Politics: Gov. Jerry Brown signs landmark climate change law, race for California's U.S. Senate seat heats up Sept. 9, 2016, 8:02 a.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:Flanked by legislative leaders, Gov....
1 points by Los Angeles Times | United States California Orange County California English-language films Democratic Party Political philosophy Bill Clinton Law
Bill championed by families of 9/11 victims headed for veto showdown with the White House
Congress is set to send the president a bill to let 9/11 victims' families sue Saudi Arabia, despite the threat of a veto
2703 points by The Washington Post | United States Congress President of the United States September 11 attacks Bill Clinton Washington D.C. United States Capitol White House United States Senate
Facebook co-founder pledging $20 million to defeat Donald Trump
A billionaire Facebook co-founder says he is giving $20 million to help defeat Donald Trump, calling the Republican presidential candidate divisive and dangerous.
3 points by The Denver Post | President of the United States Bill Clinton Democratic Party Barack Obama United States Hillary Rodham Clinton George W. Bush Republican Party
Obama: U.S. will not accept a nuclear North Korea
U.S., allies promise new sanctions in light of the most recent nuclear test.       
102 points by USA Today | United States Nuclear weapon World War II People's Republic of China Missile Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Bill Clinton United Kingdom
Hillary Clinton’s email server is why this race is even close
A new poll shows 62 percent says it's "an important indicator of her character."
243 points by The Washington Post | Voting E-mail President of the United States Poll Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton 2016 Voter turnout
A House Republican already wants to impeach Hillary Clinton
Theoretically, could they? Would they?
1421 points by The Washington Post | United States House of Representatives United States Congress Bill Clinton President of the United States United States Senate Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party Impeachment of Bill Clinton
Trump’s plan to stop a nuclear North Korea? Can’t tell you
If North Korea had weapons that could reach the United States, Trump will make sure they don't use them. How exactly? That's a secret.       
5338 points by USA Today | United States Bill Clinton President of the United States World War II White House Thomas Jefferson Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Cold War
Bill Clinton to make campaign stop in Pittsburgh today
Former president and potential future first spouse Bill Clinton is coming to Pittsburgh today to stump for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and her running mate Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia.
140 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Bill Clinton George W. Bush Democratic Party President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama George H. W. Bush United States House of Representatives
Facebook co-founder jumps into politics for first time - with $20 million to help Hillary Clinton and Democratic candidates
Dustin Moskovitz, a co-founder of Facebook, and his wife, Cari Tuna, announced they were making their first foray into political giving with a massive investment to combat Donald Trump and the GOP.
6129 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party Bill Clinton John McCain Hillary Rodham Clinton Dustin Moskovitz Warren Buffett George W. Bush Donald Trump
Hillary Clinton talks about God
Hillary Clinton found religion Thursday night — offering a rare address on her faith, her duty to love and humility. “Humility is not something you hear much about in politics, is it? But we should. None of us is perfect,” the Democratic presidential candidate told the National Baptist Convention in Kansas City. “It isn’t easy,...
188 points by New York Post | Bill Clinton President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party George W. Bush Criminal justice Law Barack Obama
Texas Take: September 9, 2016
Texas Take for Friday, Sept. 9, 2016
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | Vladimir Putin Donald Trump Hillary Rodham Clinton Columbine High School massacre George W. Bush Bill Clinton Boris Yeltsin Ivana Trump
The Daily 202: Did Obama squander an opportunity by nominating Merrick Garland?
Another nominee might have motivated Democrats more
104 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party Barack Obama Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton Joe Biden Donald Trump George W. Bush President of the United States
Obama extends post-9/11 state of emergency for 16th year
16,345 National Guard troops remain called up under 2001 Bush proclamation         
4307 points by Arizona Republic | George W. Bush President of the United States Iraq War Democratic Party Barack Obama Bill Clinton United States Ronald Reagan
Letter: Support Wallner, Luneau
Support Wallner, LuneauI hope that voters will come out to cast their ballot in the upcoming primary on Tuesday, Sept. 13. I would like to ask the voters in Ward 5 Concord or Merrimack District 10, which includes Hopkinton, to support state representatives Mary Jane Wallner and David Luneau in the...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | United States House of Representatives United States United States Senate Democratic Party Bill Clinton Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Alaska Chicago
US media, Trump’s own campaign freak out about his interview on ‘Kremlin RT’
Republican president candidate Donald Trump’s interview with Larry King, which aired on RT America Thursday night, is fueling the flames of growing US propaganda against Russia, even within his own campaign. Read Full Article at RT.com
1054 points by Russia Today | George W. Bush President of the United States Barack Obama Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton John McCain Bill Clinton Russia
What does North Korea want?
North Korea's claim that it conducted its fifth and most powerful nuclear test has set the international community on edge yet again.
163 points by CNN | North Korea South Korea Korean War Kim Il-sung Bill Clinton George W. Bush Kim Jong-il Barack Obama
Clinton attacks Trump in new ad
Hillary Clinton rolled out a TV ad attacking Donald Trump for saying he “alone” can fix America’s problems. “Donald Trump says he alone can fix the problems we face,” Clinton said, wearing a baby blue loose-collared shirt with the top two buttons undone. “Well, I don’t believe that’s how you get things done in our...
540 points by New York Post | Janet Napolitano George W. Bush Democratic Party Michael Hayden New York City United States Secretary of Homeland Security Bill Clinton Michael Chertoff
Obama extends post-9/11 state of national emergency for 16th year
16,345 National Guard troops remain called up under 2001 Bush proclamation       
4307 points by USA Today | George W. Bush President of the United States Iraq War Democratic Party Barack Obama Bill Clinton United States Ronald Reagan
Donald Trump interviewed on Russian-government funded TV show
Trump called into Larry King’s RT America show, “PoliticKing,” Thursday to discuss his bid for the White House.
456 points by Daily News | Russia President of the United States United States George W. Bush United States presidential election Bill Clinton Washington D.C. United States Constitution
Facebook cofounder pledges $20M to defeat Trump
A billionaire Facebook co-founder says he is giving $20 million to help defeat Donald Trump.
13 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | President of the United States Bill Clinton Democratic Party Barack Obama United States Hillary Rodham Clinton George W. Bush Republican Party
Republican leaders to ding Democrats over gun sit-in led by John Lewis

512 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Democratic Party Barack Obama United States United States House of Representatives President of the United States Bill Clinton Republican Party United States Senate
Facebook co-founder pledging $20M to defeat Trump
Dustin Moskovitz calls the Republican presidential candidate divisive and dangerous        
-1 points by The Detroit News | President of the United States Bill Clinton Democratic Party Barack Obama Hillary Rodham Clinton United States George W. Bush Republican Party
Clinton: GOP seeks ‘to undermine right to vote’
North Carolinians should reject Republicans’ “concerted effort to undermine the right to vote” by showing up at the polls in droves, Hillary Clinton said at a campaign rally Thursday.         
227 points by Arizona Republic | George W. Bush Vladimir Putin Voter turnout Elections Democratic Party President of the United States Bill Clinton Voting
For the Record: Gap narrows, plot thickens between Clinton and Trump
A new batch of swing state polling dropped Thursday, showing Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump shrinking in some key states.       
26 points by USA Today | Barack Obama President of the United States United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Swing state Democratic Party Donald Trump Bill Clinton
Trump says he was against Iraq war despite Howard Stern interview
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday said he was against the Iraq war all along despite telling radio interviewer Howard Stern in 2002 that he favored it.
73 points by | Howard Stern President of the United States Iraq War Democratic Party Barack Obama George W. Bush United States Bill Clinton
This San Diego teen was named a national student poet and read a poem at the White House
The papers in her hand crackling, Maya Salameh stepped behind a microphone in the White House State Dining Room on Thursday afternoon and read: "I speak to you / terrorists, skyjackers, lifejackers / and otherwise-flavored peddlers / of sacred hearsay," she began. The 16-year-old from San Diego...
686 points by Los Angeles Times | White House Michelle Obama Poetry Barack Obama First Lady of the United States High school President of the United States Bill Clinton
Fiction: Hillary’s First 100 Days
A speculative political fiction by the showrunner of “Veep.”
2344 points by The New York Times | Bill Clinton Barack Obama President of the United States Democratic Party George W. Bush Hillary Rodham Clinton United States presidential election 2008 Gerald Ford
Why Colorado is a key state in the 2016 presidential race
What to expect from the state's nine electoral votes.
29 points by The Washington Post | Barack Obama Voting Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton George W. Bush Bill Clinton Elections President of the United States
Why Arizona is a key state in the 2016 presidential race
What to expect the state's 11 electoral votes.
2 points by The Washington Post | Voting Voter turnout President of the United States Bill Clinton Election Poll George W. Bush Democratic Party
Trump and Clinton's presidential appearance: Darcy cartoon
How does fawning over Putin make Trump look presidential or a strong Commander-in-Chief ? Trump looks more like a useful idiot to Putin. CLEVELAND, Ohio --  Donald Trump has said he doesn't think Hillary Clinton has "a presidential look."   The question is does Trump act like a president, let alone look the part? Tuesday, in an ABC News interview, Trump said of Clinton:"Well, I just don't think she has a presidential look, and you need a presidential look."   Monday, while in Cleveland speaking before a group of men, Trump said with sarcasm, "and she looks presidential, fellows." Granted, Hillary Clinton doesn't look like past presidents.  They were all men, some with full beards.  Trump's comment was predictably sexist.   Spoken like a guy who criticized Carly Fiorina's looks.  Spoken like a guy who runs beauty pageants and a modeling agency that has been accused of taking advantage of young women and immigration loop holes.   Spoken like a guy whose media advisor is Roger Ailes, who was just forced out as head of Fox News as a result of multiple sexual harassment allegations. Spoken like a guy who tweeted cynically that military rapes should have come as no surprise after women were allowed to enlist. During NBC's Commander-in-Chief forum, Clinton looked as presidential as any man who has run.  But she also looked rusty, defensive and like she still hadn't grasped that the official language of the U.S. is not the legalese and wonkese she has proven fluent in. NBC's horrible format and moderator Matt Lauer's performance, further hindered Clinton.    Clinton and Trump were given 30 minutes each to answer a flurry of questions on weighty topics.    Lauer's performance has been universally panned for unfairness, sloppiness and sexism, according to The New York Times. Lauer interrupted Clinton repeatedly.  At one point, when a veteran in the audience asked Clinton for her plan to defeat ISIS, Lauer interjected, telling Clinton to reply "as briefly as you can." While Lauer requested that both candidates refrain from attacking each other, he didn't stop Trump from taking repeated swipes at Clinton and Obama.   Most egregiously, Lauer let Trump's false claim that he was "totally against the war in Iraq" go unchallenged. Lauer taking a softer tone with Trump should have been expected.   Lauer has interviewed Trump many times before on the "Today" show when the subject was just stuff like Trump's NBC show "The Apprentice" not ISIS.    NBC would have been better off even having Al Roker moderate. Trump-Putin bromance Trump may think he has a "presidential look" but he certainly didn't act like a U.S. president during the NBC forum. Is it presidential to fawn over Vladimir Putin as Trump continued to do during the Lauer interview?   While I agree that Obama has been played by Putin more than once, and has come off looking weak, that will never alter my opinion that Putin is really, really bad and dangerous guy. In the U.S., Putin has an 8% approval rating.  Trump is among those 8% having said that Putin is a better leader than Obama.    Putin's political opponents in Russia have  turned up dead, poisoned or imprisoned.   What does Trump think would happen to him if he was living in Russia and opposing Putin? How does kissing up to Putin make Trump look presidential or like a strong Commander-in-Chief ?  Trump looks more like a useful idiot to Putin, who is playing him just as bad as he played Obama. Intel briefing claim How presidential did Trump look talking about a classified intelligence briefing?   A qualified Commander-in-Chief wouldn't even discuss a classified intelligence briefing in public, let alone make the absurd assertions Trump did to Lauer. Trump claimed that he learned in his briefing that the Obama administration wasn't following the advice of the intel analysts.  Trump said he deduced this from reading the body language of the analysts briefing him.   Intel analysts are professionals trained to be non-partisan and just present the information in such situations.    U.S. Generals reduced to rubble. Did Trump look presidential and act like a Commander-in-Chief when he asserted he knows more than U.S Generals, who he said have been reduced to rubble? Apparently, Trump's qualified to speak about U.S Generals because once owned the New Jersey Generals of the defunct USFL, which Trump has been blamed for destroying.  In the same vain, Trump was qualified to speak about U.S. education at Cleveland's Arts and Social Science Academy because he founded the vaunted Trump University.
6 points by The Plain Dealer | President of the United States Donald Trump George W. Bush Barack Obama Today Hillary Rodham Clinton Bill Clinton Democratic Party
William Weld's fear: A Donald Trump win
Former Gov. William F. Weld says a Donald Trump presidency frightens him more than a Hillary Clinton administration — and he plans to target the brash billionaire more in his Libertarian vice presidential campaign.“I certainly plan to focus my analysis on Mr. Trump rather than Mrs. Clinton,” Weld said in a sit-down interview with the Herald yesterday.
12 points by Boston Herald | John McCain Ted Kennedy Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton Paul Cellucci Barack Obama Bill Clinton American people of English descent
Baracktrema obamai: Parasitic flatworm laying eggs in turtle lungs named after US president
A new species of parasitic flatworm infecting turtles in Malaysia was named after outgoing US President Barack Obama. The scientist who discovered the worm says he has already named a number of species after people he “admires.” Read Full Article at RT.com
1318 points by Russia Today | Turtle Barack Obama Cuora Turtles Cuora amboinensis Box turtle Democratic Party Bill Clinton
Four gaps separate pair who would be president
The first Republican presidential debate was almost exactly 13 months ago. The first actual balloting was almost exactly seven months ago. The two presidential tickets have been fixed for about 45 days. And yet custom holds that the official …
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | George W. Bush John McCain Barack Obama Bill Clinton President of the United States Democratic Party George H. W. Bush Al Gore
Goldman Sachs bans employee donations to Trump’s election campaign
Wall Street bank Goldman Sachs has changes its regulations prohibiting top employees from making political contributions to now include the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, reports online magazine Politico. Read Full Article at RT.com
506 points by Russia Today | President of the United States Political action committee George W. Bush United States Senate Democratic Party Federal government of the United States Goldman Sachs Bill Clinton
House to vote on Sept. 11 legislation as veto threat looms
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House is slated to vote on a bipartisan bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, setting the stage for a showdown with President Barack Obama on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the attacks. The Senate ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States Saudi Arabia Bill Clinton President of the United States Barack Obama United States Senate Democratic Party United States Congress
How Hillary Clinton could win
Hillary Clinton has advantages heading into the final stretch of the campaign that any presidential candidate would envy: a fleet of popular surrogates, a mountain of cash and an opponent who is often sidetracked by self-inflicted wounds.
2775 points by CNN | Barack Obama Joe Biden Democratic Party John McCain Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton United States presidential election 2008 President of the United States
Poll: Arizona a toss-up between Clinton, Trump
Close race in typically red state is a departure for Arizona as 22.9% of likely voters are undecided.       
30 points by USA Today | Bill Clinton Democratic Party President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Arizona George W. Bush United States presidential election 2008 Barack Obama
Letter: Charity under cloud
The Clintons’ vow to ban foreign and corporate donations to the Clinton Foundation if Hillary Clinton is elected president won’t silence the “pay-to-play” allegations now hounding the candidate (Aug. 29). If the Clinton Foundation isn’t mothballed should a Hillary Clinton presidency become a reality, then she will be sending the signal that the door to the Oval Office opens wide for those who are rich, powerful and well-connected.— Mike Rice, Wellfleet
-1 points by Boston Herald | Bill Clinton George W. Bush Hillary Rodham Clinton White House Richard Nixon Ronald Reagan Seal of the President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower
Morning Spin: Chicago Teachers Union huddles to discuss potential strike
Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Topspin A day after classes resumed at Chicago Public Schools, teachers union leaders will huddle to discuss a potential strike. The union's governing...
100 points by Chicago Tribune | Barack Obama United States Senate Democratic Party Chicago Michelle Obama Hillary Rodham Clinton Trade union Bill Clinton
House to vote on allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia
WASHINGTON — The House will vote today on a bill that could allow families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia over its alleged support for terrorism, according to a GOP leadership aide.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Democratic Party Supreme Court of the United States Bill Clinton United States Capitol United States President of the United States United States Congress United States Senate
Miners rally for bill to protect health, pension benefits
WASHINGTON — Thousands of unionized mine workers and supporters rallied at the Capitol on Thursday to push for a bill that would protect health-care and pension benefits for about 120,000 former coal miners and their families.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Bill Clinton Democratic Party Pension George W. Bush Coal Mitch McConnell United States Senate Kentucky
Editor’s Note: Russia fills void in Middle East
Russia is determined to supplant the United States as the primary foreign power in the region        
-1 points by The Detroit News | United States Barack Obama Iraq War George W. Bush President of the United States Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton Bill Clinton