Politics

Sanders defends Clinton on basement tape: ‘I agree with her’

Hillary Clinton appears with Bernie Sanders at a rally in July in Portsmouth, N.H. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post) In two interviews Sunday, Sen. Bernie Sanders largely dismissed newly-published comments from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton about his campaign’s appeal to young voters. Before heading out for a series of pro-Clinton rallies in the Midwest, Sanders, who challenged Clinton in the ...

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“Virtue Signaling”… Or Why Clinton Is In Trouble

Submitted by Ben Hunt via Salient Partners' Epsilon Theory blog,   Hillary Clinton would make a sober, smart and pragmatic president.   Donald Trump would be a catastrophe.   ? LA Times Editorial Board endorsement, September 23, 2016 Yep, gotta get me some of that pragmatism! It’s code for “typical lying politician”, and of course the LA Times knows it. ...

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The Fed’s Monetary Politburo Is Finally Catching Some Flack

Submitted by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, Now that’s more like it. Echoing Donald Trump’s Monday night bull’s-eye regarding the Fed’s thoroughly political essence, Rep. Scott Garrett put more wood to Janet Yellen during Wednesday’s hearing: Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J., seized Trump’s mantle during Wednesday’s hearing, saying “the Fed has an unacceptable cozy relationship” with the Obama administration and Democrats.   “As the saying goes, ...

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Trump campaign manager suggests candidate broke embargo by spending money in Cuba, if indirectly

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters in Waukesha, Wis., on Sept. 28. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Donald Trump’s campaign manager denied Thursday that one of the GOP nominee’s businesses violated the U.S.-Cuban embargo in 1998, dismissing an investigative report that accused Trump of knowingly spending $ 68,000 staking out an investment on the island. “Read the entire story. It starts ...

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‘National Security for Dummies’ is no way to learn the presidency, John Warner says as he endorses Clinton

Then-Sen. John Warner, a Republican from Virginia, speaks during a hearing in 2007. (Brendan Smialowski/Bloombeg News) When it comes time to pick a commander in chief, preparation is essential, retired senator John Warner of Virginia said Wednesday, explaining his decision to buck his party and endorse Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. “You can’t pull up a quick text like ‘National ...

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Trump says debate microphone was ‘defective’

In the spin room after the first presidential debate on Sept. 25, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he “had a mic that wasn’t working properly.” (Reuters) Donald Trump said late Monday night that he believed he was given a defective microphone at the debate, asking at one point if, perhaps, it was on purpose. “They gave me a defective ...

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“I Think It’ll Be A Clown Show” – Why Tomorrow’s Debate Is So Important

Craig Bell, a 55-year-old software engineer from Columbus, Ohio, will be one of the 100 million estimated Americans set to tune in on Monday night at 9pm for the first debate between the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees.  As profiled by Bloomberg, what he sees will be as important as what he hears. “I don’t know how to say this ...

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Ted Cruz won’t say whether Trump is ‘fit to be president’

Sen. Ted Cruz (Tex.) speaks during the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters) AUSTIN — One day after Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump, the Republican nominee whom he once accused of being a “pathological liar” and “sniveling coward,” the Texas senator was still explaining himself. He called the decision “agonizing.” He revealed that he did ...

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