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Rep. Louie Gohmert: Clinton is 'mentally impaired'
Rep. Louie Gohmert called for prayers for Hillary Clinton on Friday  — but they weren’t for her to win.       
1643 points by USA Today | Hillary Rodham Clinton John McCain Disability Barack Obama 2008 singles Adoption and Safe Families Act President of the United States George W. Bush
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
Where McCain, challenger stand in Arizona Senate race?
Voters have well-defined views of incumbent, but many have yet to make up minds about Ann Kirkpatrick.       
-1 points by USA Today | Arizona John McCain George W. Bush Republican Party United States presidential election 2008 Arizona's 1st congressional district Democratic Party Alaska
On Russia-backed TV network, Donald Trump doubts Russian influence
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told a Russia-funded television network that "it's probably unlikely" that Russia is trying to influence the U.S. election.
1 points by The Denver Post | Vladimir Putin Russia George W. Bush Alexander Litvinenko United States Boris Yeltsin Prime Minister of Russia Beslan school hostage crisis
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
Why it's weirdly fitting that a Donald Trump interview aired on RT
Trump keeps stumbling into being helpful to Vladimir Putin.
373 points by The Washington Post | Vladimir Putin Russia Prime Minister of Russia George W. Bush President of Russia Boris Yeltsin Moscow Moscow Kremlin
Donald Trump to campaign in Maryland
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will travel to Baltimore on Monday to speak with a conference of National Guard officers taking place in the Inner Harbor – his first visit to the city as a candidate.  Trump is set to speak to the annual conference of the National Guard Association...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Barack Obama Democratic Party George W. Bush John McCain President of the United States United States Vladimir Putin United States presidential election 2008
Supreme Court rejects Michigan Republicans who fear Trump effect, keeping practice of straight-ticket voting
The Supreme Court, acting in a partisan election dispute triggered by the rise of Donald Trump, has turned down an appeal from Michigan Republicans who sought to eliminate straight-ticket voting for the first time in 125 years. The justices by a 6-2 vote refused to allow the state to enforce a...
185 points by Los Angeles Times | Supreme Court of the United States United States Voting Appeal Law Elections President of the United States George W. Bush
Top Syrian Rebel Commander Killed in Airstrike
Abu Omar Saraqib was meeting with other rebel commanders on the outskirts of the embattled northern city of Aleppo when the attack occurred.
189 points by The Wall Street Journal | Syria Bashar al-Assad United States Hafez al-Assad Iraq Iraq War George W. Bush History of Syria
Trump allies say he now believes Obama born in U.S. -- but what does Trump say?
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast Sept. 9, 2016, 6:40 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...
22 points by Los Angeles Times | Barack Obama Democratic Party United States President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Hillary Rodham Clinton George W. Bush Republican Party
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
If you're a Republican looking to jump off the Trump train, now is your last, best chance
Trump's flirtation with Russia is impossible to ignore.
1613 points by The Washington Post | George W. Bush Vladimir Putin Democratic Party Ronald Reagan Barack Obama George H. W. Bush Republican Party John McCain
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
WARgrams released: How NSA used Iraq War as springboard for global intel gathering
Newly published documents from the beginning of the Iraq invasion reveal how the NSA used the “war on terror” to develop its global intelligence capabilities and strengthen the surveillance network exposed by Edward Snowden. Read Full Article at RT.com
579 points by Russia Today | Iraq War Iraq George W. Bush 2003 invasion of Iraq United States War on Terrorism Opposition to the Iraq War Al-Qaeda in Iraq
PolitiFact: Trump wasn’t against the Iraq War
During NBC’s “Commander-in-Chief Forum” on Sept. 7, Donald Trump said, “I was totally against the war in Iraq.”Our rulingTrump said he was “totally against the war in Iraq.” While he came to that position when the war became difficult, earlier on he was more accepting of military action. In 2002, as...
4 points by Concord Monitor | 2003 invasion of Iraq Iraq War President of the United States United States George W. Bush Iraq Canada Gulf War
Facebook co-founder promises $20 million to stop Trump
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast Sept. 9, 2016, 5:47 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...
712 points by Los Angeles Times | Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Dustin Moskovitz Facebook Democratic Party Hillary Rodham Clinton Barack Obama Mark Zuckerberg George W. Bush
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
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
Trump campaign: Comments on Putin are an indication that we'll 'work with people'
Donald Trump's campaign manager on Friday qualified Mr. Trump's recently praises of Russian President Vladimir Putin by saying the GOP presidential nominee is demonstrating a willingness to work with others and that Mr. Trump doesn't agree with Russia's political system. "He's not praising him so much as saying that we'll ...
10 points by The Washington Times | Vladimir Putin Russia George W. Bush Boris Yeltsin Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev Hillary Rodham Clinton President of Russia
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
Trump's foreign policy nuttiness was on full display in NBC forum
During NBC’s “Commander-In-Chief Forum” Wednesday night, Donald Trump demonstrated why he would be a constant embarrassment to his country should he ever be unleashed on the world stage with all the powers of the American presidency. Much of the post-forum buzz has been about interviewer Matt Lauer’s...
711 points by Los Angeles Times | President of the United States Iraq War George W. Bush Barack Obama United States 2003 invasion of Iraq Commander-in-chief Iraq
Donald Trump defends Putin - on Russian TV
Campaign 2016 updates: With Trump's resilience, Clinton can't afford to coast Sept. 9, 2016, 5:14 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...
8034 points by Los Angeles Times | Vladimir Putin Russia George W. Bush President of Russia Boris Yeltsin Moscow Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev
Atkins: Hill Clinton comes out blazing in rare presser
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton used her first press conference in 278 days to blast Donald Trump one day after appearing at the first joint event with her GOP presidential rival.Clinton said Trump’s claim at Wednesday night’s foreign policy forum that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a better leader than President Obama demonstrates that he’s unfit for the Oval Office.
6 points by Boston Herald | George W. Bush Ronald Reagan President of the United States Barack Obama United States Vladimir Putin Democratic Party Richard Nixon
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
Lib Dems recycle discredited claim they opposed Iraq War
Britain’s Liberal Democrat party is still using the discredited claim that it opposed the Iraq War, as part of an attempt to insist that only it can deliver a coherent foreign policy. Read Full Article at RT.com
30 points by Russia Today | 2003 invasion of Iraq Tony Blair Liberal Democrats George W. Bush Iraq War United States Gordon Brown United Kingdom general election 2005
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
The Latest: Clinton offers intimate look at her faith
WASHINGTON — The Latest on Campaign 2016 (all times EDT):7:45 p.m.Hillary Clinton is offering an intimate look at her Methodist faith and how it has influenced her life in public service.At the National Baptist Convention in Kansas City, Clinton recalled her father's nightly prayers, her mother's time as a Sunday School teacher and the youth minister who took her to see the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.Clinton said that thanks to her family and church, she "embraced an activist social justice faith."
-1 points by Boston Herald | President of the United States George W. Bush Ronald Reagan Barack Obama Democratic Party John McCain George H. W. Bush Richard Nixon
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
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
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
The phrase 'radical Islam' gets thrown around a lot. But what does it actually mean?
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized President Obama for refusing to use the phrase "radical Islam." But what do those words actually mean?
-1 points by The Washington Post | President of the United States Barack Obama Democratic Party John McCain Illinois George W. Bush Donald Trump Republican Party
Giuliani claims Trump suddenly 'confirms' Obama was born in U.S.
"I confirm that and Donald Trump now confirms that,” the former New York City mayor said.
1809 points by Daily News | George W. Bush President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Rudy Giuliani United States presidential election 2008 Barack Obama Iraq War John McCain
Donald Trump: I'd rather face Hillary Clinton alone on the debate stage
Donald Trump says he'd prefer to face Hillary Clinton one-on-one in the upcoming presidential debate. "No, I'd rather [it] be Hillary and myself because we're the only two with a chance of winning," Mr. Trump told RT's Larry King when asked about the debate lineup. Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary ...
15 points by The Washington Times | Vladimir Putin Donald Trump Boris Yeltsin George W. Bush Ivana Trump Fred Trump Dmitry Medvedev Hillary Rodham Clinton
‘I could talk to foreign leaders bypassing State Dept’: Powell to Clinton on private email use
Colin Powell advised Hillary Clinton, his successor as US Secretary of State, to use a private email “without going through State Department servers” and avoid basic security rules he described as “nonsense,” their seven-year-old exchange reveals. Read Full Article at RT.com
380 points by Russia Today | E-mail Mobile phone Personal digital assistant George W. Bush President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Personal computer BlackBerry
Coasting is no longer an option for Hillary Clinton, given Donald Trump's resilience
As Donald Trump’s resilience defies his erratic style, thin policy plans and incendiary pronouncements, Hillary Clinton is confronting the reality that coasting to election day is no longer a viable strategy. Clinton has abruptly switched gears in her effort to lure the vast numbers of suburban...
1815 points by Los Angeles Times | George W. Bush Joe Biden Barack Obama Democratic Party Ronald Reagan President of the United States United States presidential election 2008 Republican Party
Republicans warn that Trump’s critique of Clinton’s ‘look’ fuels accusations of sexism
The GOP nominee has been criticizing his opponent’s vigor and appearance.
1185 points by The Washington Post | John McCain George W. Bush Donald Trump Hillary Rodham Clinton Newt Gingrich Barack Obama Republican Party President of the United States
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
Postcard From Mecca
Travel to Mecca with Diaa Hadid as she makes the holy Muslim pilgrimage known as the hajj. Her daily dispatches will show the sights and sounds of an event that is expected to welcome two million people.
308 points by The New York Times | United States Hajj Barack Obama Democratic Party President of the United States Masjid al-Haram Iraq War George W. Bush
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
Will: Senator’s no populist, still popular
TERRACE PARK, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman probably will win a second term, despite the fact that he deserves to. The swarm of young people who gathered on a Saturday morning in this Cincinnati suburb to feast on doughnuts and his gratitude are among the 5,000 volunteer interns, including students from 35 campuses, who have made 3.5 million voter contacts. Portman’s supporters are a forgiving sort, undeterred by his many accomplishments and qualifications that could be disqualifying in this season of populist antagonism toward people who have actually governed.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Ohio George W. Bush Republican Party President of the United States William Howard Taft Warren G. Harding George H. W. Bush Ohio Republicans
Turkish coup, Muslim democracy and Western bad faith
Western democracies seeking to dominate the region have been the greatest impediment to accountability in Muslim world.
2832 points by Al Jazeera English | Islam Western world Democracy Jean-Paul Sartre Barack Obama George W. Bush Turkey Muslim world
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