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Hillary Clinton For Martyr Of The Year?

The gang-up on Clinton amounted to political torture, the likes of which will be remembered for generations. That makes Hillary Clinton the Martyr of the Year.

December 8, 2016
The press/Donald Trump

Meet The Press: The Hustlers, Hucksters, And Hacks Who Helped Elect Trump

Why do great civilizations fall? Is it political corruption, overextended militaries, or even public health crises? For future historians’, the most convincing explanation for America’s fall, should Donald Trump end up her author and finisher: bad journalism.

December 7, 2016
Donald Trump

White Grievance And The Coming Storm

For more than a year Trump’s “truthful hyperboles” and barbaric campaign persona have played to the fantasists on the right and on the left. Either we have elected an opportunistic, conservative businessman who is only just beginning to understand the constraints on his office, or we are standing on the doorstep of the apocalypse.

November 21, 2016
Trump, Kellyanne Conway

Of Course The Press Played A Major Role In Trump’s Victory

Question: How well did the press succeed in getting Trump to release his tax returns? In getting him to release relevant health information about himself? In getting him to hold a press conference during the final months of the campaign?

November 15, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gestures as he speaks to the Economic Club of New York luncheon in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 15, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Don’t Be Too Smug About Your Victory, Mr. Trump

You proved all pollsters wrong, and you surprised the world. Now, for the good of the world, please don’t allow this victory to blur your judgment and seek common ground with your adversaries at home and abroad.

November 11, 2016
The media devoted more time to Clinton's emails

The Media’s Final Email Flop, A Fitting End To Journalism’s Troubled Campaign Season

For the entire year, the networks have devoted zero minutes to in-depth policy discussions, but they dedicated 125 minutes to Clinton emails. Media Matters found that in the week following’s Comey’s announcement, five major newspapers published 100 stories about the emails, 46 of which appeared on the front page.

November 7, 2016
Huma Abedin emails on Anthony Weiner's laptop

What The FBI Found In The Emails On Anthony Weiner’s Laptop

Abedin informed the FBI in April that, like many State Department officials, she found the government network technology cumbersome, and she had great trouble printing documents there. As a result, she sometimes transferred emails from her unclassified State Department account to either her Yahoo account and printed the emails from there.

November 7, 2016
Clinton holds 4-point lead over Trump

CBS Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump By 4-Points

In the final days of the U.S. presidential election, Clinton holds a 4-point lead in the ABC/Washington Post poll and a CBS news poll released on Monday.

November 7, 2016
Cartoon: FBI agent displays the wrong badge

Cartoon: The Badge

November 6, 2016
FBI clears clinton (again)

FBI Clears Hillary Clinton (Again) In Latest Email Review

FBI Director James Comey made the announcement in a letter to Congress on Sunday, saying the agency had not changed its conclusions from July that no criminal charges were warranted against Clinton for her use of a private email server for government work.

November 6, 2016

FBI Veterans, Historians See Leaks As ‘Dangerous’ And ‘Unprecedented’

Several historians and former agents said the unusual leaking of information and subsequent media reports can do damage not only to the current presidential election but also to the FBI’s effectiveness and the nation’s democracy.

November 5, 2016

In The Shadows, Rogue FBI Agents Deface Democracy

Leaking investigative material is always a violation of rules that protect the rights of all citizens. Violating those rules to achieve a partisan objective before the election is an assault on democracy.

November 4, 2016
Comey testimony, Gorsuch nomination, Trumpcare vote this week

FBI Director Won’t Let Democracy Be

Obama appointed Comey FBI director because he seemed like the best man in the Bush administration — a tragic error that could lose his team the political World Series. Obama’s choice is clear. For the common good, Director Comey must be stopped.

November 4, 2016
Fox News mouth piece Brett Baier

Bret Baier Is A Fox News Mouthpiece For Unknown Sources On FBI Stories

The reports leave little doubt that Fox News is acting as “the pipeline for the fifth column inside the bureau” that is publicly seeking to influence the election.

November 3, 2016
clinton debate strategy

Outrageous False Trump-Clinton Equivalencies Are Distorting The Election

These new disclosures about Trump—the FBI investigating his ties with Russia; his long record of destroying legal documents related to ongoing lawsuits; not paying in full for agreed-upon services; not paying tens of millions in income taxes—cannot be compared in any substantive way to whatever mistakes Clinton made while using a private email server as secretary of state.

November 2, 2016

Obama On FBI Procedures: ‘We Don’t Operate On Innuendo’

President Obama defended Hillary Clinton on Wednesday and said investigations should not allow suggestions or innuendo to influence public opinion.

November 2, 2016
President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton

Legitimize What Can’t Be Proven: Comey’s ‘October Surprise’

Comey the ‘terrific lawyer’ and ‘standup guy’ no longer exists. What we have instead is a spineless partisan who planted an IED in the middle of the 2016 presidential election—apparently because he feared criticism from GOP congressmen who drink from “Presidential Bitch” coffee mugs.

November 2, 2016

Is Comey’s FBI Sitting On A Scandal That Could Destroy Trump’s Candidacy?

According to Reid, the FBI director “possess[es] explosive information about close ties and coordination between Donald Trump, his top advisers, and the Russian government—a foreign interest openly hostile to the United States, which Trump praises at every opportunity.”

November 1, 2016
Clinton campaign Trump's Russia ties

Clinton Campaign: FBI Must Release Information About Trump’s Russia Ties

Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook questioned why the FBI had not released information about its investigation into Russia’s role in the U.S. election or ties to Trump and his senior aides.

November 1, 2016
comey email speculation

Former Prosecutors Criticize Media’s ‘Uninformed Speculation’ On FBI Email Letter

In interviews with Media Matters, several signatories of the letter were critical of the “firestorm of misinformation” and baseless speculation that has dominated media coverage of Comey’s actions since Friday.

November 1, 2016
John podesta

No, A DOJ Official With Podesta Ties Isn’t ‘Overseeing’ The FBI’s Email Review

The official in question leads the FBI’s Office of Legislative Affairs, and in that capacity he is responsible for communications with Congress, not active investigations.

November 1, 2016
Hillary Clinton with Warren Buffet

Comey Fallout: The Economy Votes For Clinton

Unlike conventional political polls, the markets don’t dwell much on questions of a candidate’s honesty, trustworthiness or sexual behavior. With few exceptions, America’s business leaders have endorsed Clinton’s candidacy.

November 1, 2016
Clinton still leads Trump in polls

Reuters/Ipsos Poll: Hillary Clinton Still Leads Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton has a 5 percentage point lead over Donald Trump, which is down slightly from 6 percentage points posted in the five-day tracking poll last Thursday.

October 31, 2016
Comey under fire by media

FBI Director’s Letter Receives Criticism From Across The Political Spectrum

Media figures from across the political spectrum are criticizing FBI Director James Comey for defying Justice Department rules and precedent.

October 31, 2016
Trump supporters will they show up to vote?

The Great 2016 Campaign Mystery: Who’s In The Electorate?

There’s another factor that could spell a departure in the 2016 race from the presidential contests of 2012 and 2008, which will not be known until after the vote is in — just who will decide to vote? The trick for pollsters will be to find ways of measuring any such changes to the composition of the electorate. The trick for everybody else: understanding what it means for our politics.

October 31, 2016