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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Donald Trump Calls Hillary Clinton ‘Unhinged’

WINDHAM, N.H. (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump on Saturday ended a tough week for his campaign in the state that launched him toward the presidential nomination and he did what Republicans have been urging him to do: Keep the focus on Democrat Hillary Clinton.

“Her greatest achievement is getting out of trouble,” Trump told supporters.

Trump’s victory in the Feb. 10 Republican primary in New Hampshire put him in position to win the party’s nomination, but he trails Clinton in the state by 15 points in the latest WBUR/MassINC poll, 47 percent to 32 percent.

Trump came to New Hampshire after a troubled week in which he tangled with fellow Republican leaders and sparred verbally with the parents of a Muslim soldier who died fighting for the United States in Iraq in 2004.…

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Karl Rove And Ginny Thomas Battle For The ‘Soul’ Of The Republican Party

The Washington Examiner‘s Byron York recently asked, “Are Republicans too divided to have a civil war?

He laid out a number of varied issues that have pitted conservative against conservative: immigration, national defense, Ted Cruz. And he concluded, “But the very number of divisions within the GOP makes it difficult to imagine the party falling into a classic civil war, with two sides lined up against each other over some irresolvable dispute.”

That line was written before Mother Jones‘ David Corn revealed #Groundswell, a cabal of ultra-conservative activists, journalists and policymakers who regularly conspire in their neverending #war against Obama.…

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WATCH: McConnell’s First Attack On ‘Bailout Bevin’ Is A Masterpiece Of Dirty Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is known for savaging his opponents — and he’s already living up to his reputation.

In 2014, he faces both a tough primary challenge in Tea Partier Matt Bevin and a possibly even tougher general election challenge from Kentucky’s Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who has a slight lead on him in the polls. With an estimated $50 million to spend and his career on the line, attack ads were inevitable — but they wouldn’t be McConnell-quality if they were predictable.

The first attack on Bevin is clearly designed to rob the entrepreneur of his status as a trustworthy “Kentucky conservative,” which is how the challenger has been framing himself, rather than as a “Tea Partier.”

The centerpiece of the ad “Delinquent” alleges that Bevin was late on his taxes both as a businessman and a private citizen — with a vacation house in Maine!…

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