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Trump’s Economic Policy Team Is Filled With His Capitalist Friends

As has been the case with the GOP’s nominee’s campaign, Trump’s rich friends are filling the spaces that would normally be occupied by Republican bigwigs who refuse to support his candidacy.

August 5, 2016

WATCH: Obama Calls Trump’s Claims Of A Rigged Election ‘Ridiculous’

President Obama held a news conference at the Pentagon on Thursday to discuss the war on ISIS, but as its been the case every time he answers reporters’ questions lately, he ended up responding to the latest ridiculous Trump controversy. This time, it was about the GOP’s nominee’s claims that the November presidential election could be rigged.

August 5, 2016
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Donald Trump Admits He Lied About ‘Secret’ Iran Video

After repeatedly stating that he had watched ‘secret’ footage of a U.S. plane unloading money in Iran the same day four American detainees were released, Trump took to Twitter to acknowledge that he never watched such a video, because, of course, it does not exist. “The plane I saw on television was the hostage plane in Geneva, Switzerland, not the plane carrying $400 million in cash going to Iran!” Trump clarified on Friday.

August 5, 2016

WATCH: This Is What Goes On At Trump Rallies

According to the footage released earlier this week, Trump rallies are a space where his supporters feel comfortable expressing extreme and racist, offensive behavior.

August 5, 2016
Former Nuclear Missile-Launch Officer: ‘The Prospect Of A Donald Trump Presidency Keeps Me Up At Night’

#EndorseThis: Former Nuclear Missile-Launch Officer: ‘The Prospect Of A Donald Trump Presidency Keeps Me Up At Night’

If someone who’s been near the nukes is afraid of a major presidential candidate, something ain’t right.

Former Nuclear Missile-Launch officer John Noonan appeared on MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes on Wednesday to elaborate on his now-viral tweets about the danger of a Donald Trump presidency. “Buckle the hell up,” the former Jeb Bush adviser tweeted. “Nuclear deterrence is about balance. Trump is an elephant jumping up and down on one side of the scale. So damn dangerous.”

August 4, 2016
Trump's Senior Junior Campaign Strategist, Timmy Jenkins, returns to Late Night to talk politics with Colbert.

WATCH: Trump Bully Kid Tells Colbert He’s Voting For Hillary Because Trump Is ‘Too Childish’

It’s been a bad week for Donald Trump — even by Donald Trump standards, and his Senior Junior Campaign Strategist agrees. Timmy Jenkins, the “Trump Bully Kid,” returned to the Late Show to help Stephen Colbert decode the latest wave of Trump controversies. Jenkins takes credit for the nicknames “Lyin’ Ted,” “Lil’ Marco,” and “Booby Jindal.” But even the mastermind behind Trump’s campaign strategy can’t stick with him after the GOP nominee’s disastrous last few days. Like many in the GOP, Jenkins has finally had enough of Trump, and will vote for Clinton despite her “cooties.”

August 4, 2016
Former U.S. President George W. Bush visits Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, Louisiana

Report: George W. Bush Criticizes Trump’s Policies Of ‘Isolationism, Nativism And Protectionism’

Bush did not name Trump at the fundraiser for Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), but his comments against policies of “isolationism, nativism and protectionism” were a clear jab at the GOP’s nominee platform.

August 4, 2016

Watch Hillary Clinton Answer Nearly 40 Years Of Sexism

Think Clinton’s “trust issue” started this election cycle? Think again. She’s been forced to talk about it for nearly four decades.

August 3, 2016

WATCH: Corey Lewandowski Brings Back Trump’s Birther Conspiracy Theory

“Have those ever been released, and the question was did he get in as a U.S. citizen or was he brought into Harvard University as a citizen who wasn’t from this country?”

August 3, 2016

Warren Buffett — ‘Under Audit, Too’– Challenges Trump To Release His Taxes

“I’ll bring my tax return, he can bring his tax return … and let people ask us questions about the items that are on there,” he continued, before arguing that Trump must be “afraid” of what voters would see in his taxes.

August 2, 2016
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The Koch Brothers Won’t Support Trump, But The Republican Party Is Still Theirs

The Koch’s Freedom Partners network has a budget of about $750 million, and they will spend it supporting Republican candidates across the nation. Make no mistake: While the Koch brothers have an ideological difference with Trump which they cannot overlook – on free trade — the Republican Party is still theirs.

August 1, 2016
Former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski sings the U.S. National Anthem on the floor during the first session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Who Could Defend Trump’s Comments About The Khan Family? Well…

Roger Stone’s tweet links to an article on a low-budget conspiracy site that accuses Mr. Khan of having links to groups planning a “military conquest” of the U.S., and shamelessly suggests that Mr. Khan’s son, Humayun Khan, may have been planning a suicide attack on his fellow soldiers.

August 1, 2016

WATCH: Trump, One Of The Great Dictators?

Like Trump, dictators throughout history have often been charismatic demagogues who love matching their bombastic rhetoric with equally eye-grabbing movements.

July 29, 2016

Rev. William Barber II Brought Down The House At The DNC

“Some issues are not left versus right or liberal versus conservative, they are right versus wrong,” Barber said. “We need to embrace our deepest moral values and push for a revival of the heart of our democracy.”

July 29, 2016

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Approves Of Tim Kaine, ‘America’s Cool Step-Dad’

To Oliver, Kaine won the night. “Forget the President,” he said, introducing a 6-minute rant on the glory of the Virginia senator’s speech. “Tim Kaine is where it’s at.”

July 28, 2016

Inside Dr. Jill Stein’s Philadelphia Headquarters

Dr. Jill Stein’s campaign headquarters in south Philadelphia looked exactly as you would expect – megaphones lined one wall. There was an improvised recycling station. Everyone looked like a hipster stereotype, but older. Around ten members of the campaign were trying to figure out Stein’s schedule for Wednesday – is it a live stream or a TV interview […]

July 28, 2016

Black Lives Matter and ‘Bernie or Bust’ Clash Outside The DNC

On the 25-minute walk from the train station to the convention, a swarm of incredulous Sanders delegates could be seen walking back the other way from the Wells Fargo Center, after the Vermont senator decided to end the roll call vote and nominate Hillary Clinton for the presidency.

July 27, 2016

‘Bernie Or Bust’ Movement Makes Noise In Philadelphia

“His hands are tied,” Green said about Sanders. “He’s endorsed Hillary and he can’t say anything bad about her because he would still like to be part of the political race. He’s leaving up to us. He knows we will not follow Hillary.”

July 27, 2016

Sanders Delegates Boo As He Encourages Them To Elect Clinton And Kaine

“Immediately, right now, we have got to defeat Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine,” Sanders said, as his delegates began booing against the cheers of some.

July 25, 2016
A woman is silhouetted against a projected image of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) logo during its Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting in Washington, in this May 31, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Jason Reed/Files

The DNC Will Feature Undocumented Immigrants As Assets To The Nation

While the RNC featured the parents of victims killed by undocumented immigrants on stage, the DNC will include speakers who are undocumented immigrants themselves in order to shine a sympathetic light on their experience.

July 25, 2016

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Breaks Down ‘Apocalyptic’ Republican Convention

Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver came back on Sunday after a month-long absence to comment on what was perhaps the most bizarre Republican National Convention in history, or as the HBO host called it, “the most apocalyptic thing ever to happen” in Cleveland.

July 25, 2016
Republican National Convention delegates yell and scream as the Republican National Committee Rules Committee announces that it will not hold a recorded vote on the Rules Committee's Report and rejects the efforts of anti-Trump forces to hold a roll-call vote, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Trump’s Convention Was The Whitest Thing On TV — His Electorate Will Be, Too

This year’s Republican National Convention was the whitest event on TV. While Donald Trump made sure to line up some minority speakers who could attest that he’s not a racist, despite his multiple attacks against minorities, the ethnic composition and themes of the convention attendees undermined that effort in a big way.

July 22, 2016
People walk in the rain past a U.S. flag painted on a building in the Manhattan borough of New York, February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Inside A Manhattan Republican’s RNC Watch Party

The Republicans in New York City are not the Trump crowd, or so it seemed. They didn’t even want to lynch Hillary Clinton, like the crowds at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland have been demanding all week.

July 22, 2016
Former Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz gives a thumbs up after speaking during the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

9 Lies From Day 3 Of The Republican National Convention

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, gross domestic product has grown between 1.5 and 2.5 percent every year since 2012. In addition, private sector jobs have grown and the unemployment rate has declined under the Obama administration.

July 21, 2016
Ohio voters cast their votes at the polls for early voting in the 2012 U.S. presidential election in Medina Ohio

Great News For Voting Rights In Wisconsin And Texas

District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos had previously ruled against the Texas law, also finding that it had “a discriminatory impact on minority voter turnout.”

July 21, 2016