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Monday, April 23, 2018
Donald Trump at final presidential debate

Trump’s ‘Nasty Woman’ Comment Becomes Rallying Cry For Female Voters

The more Donald Trump makes this election all about himself, the more women of America will choose to make it about themselves. And in that event, Trump clearly loses.

October 20, 2016
Trump at the final debate

Donald Trump’s Scorched Earth Tactics Have No Upside

By claiming the election is rigged, Trump could be unintentionally signaling to his supporters that voting no longer matters.

October 20, 2016
Trump Clinton face off in final debate

Trump Might Not Accept Election Results, Calls Clinton ‘A Nasty Woman’

Donald Trump suggested he might reject the outcome of the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election if he loses, a possibility Hillary Clinton called “horrifying.”

October 19, 2016
Chris Wallace moderates third and final debate

Debate: Will Fox News’ Chris Wallace Let Trump Off Easy?

Given the constraints Wallace has placed on himself — and his network’s history of conservative misinformation — here’s what to expect at final the debate.

October 19, 2016
Trump, Dictator, Media

The Importance of Keeping Trump Afloat

Dr. Bornstein, please keep Donald healthy. He can’t lose it if he’s not in it. America needs Trump to plunge headfirst into the black lagoon — and stay there.

October 17, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Debate

Dreaming Of Writing Debate Lines For Hillary

Clinton could have hit him back harder in their second debate. The mogul got off easy.

October 15, 2016
Carter and Regan Debate

The Unmaking Of The Presidential Debate

How did an institution meant to elevate presidential campaigns end up making them even stupider than before?

October 14, 2016
trump defensive

How To Decode Mike Pence’s Misogyny (And Why It Matters)

No one yet knows the true dimensions of the 2016 electorate (the people who actually cast a ballot on Election Day). But we do know that women historically vote in greater numbers than men.

October 6, 2016

Actually, Foreign Nations Pay Billions For U.S. Military Bases

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton quietly negotiated a deal in 2011 that obliges Japan to continue paying $2 billion annually toward the cost of U.S. military bases there.

October 1, 2016

The Biggest Choke of Trump’s Political Life: 6 Reasons His Debate With Hillary Was An Unmitigated Disaster

The twilight zone nature of the presidential campaign continued Tuesday, with the fallout from the first debate hounding Donald Trump, bouying Hillary Clinton and leaving millions of voters wondering if the race’s dynamics have shifted from the near-tie in recent polls.

September 28, 2016
hillary clinton polls

Early Polls Show Clinton Bump After First Debate

A CNN poll of verified individuals showed that 62 percent believe Clinton won the debate, compared to just 27 percent for Trump. Another poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, showed 51 percent of debate watchers believing Clinton won, compared to 42 percent for Trump.

September 28, 2016

Clinton And Trump, Who Disagree Sharply On Gun Rights, Seem To Agree On ‘No Fly, No Buy’ Restriction

One of the starkest differences on policy that exists between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is on guns, specifically what limitations there should be on gun ownership and the role of Congress and the courts in establishing clear guidelines.

September 27, 2016
clinton debate strategy

Clinton’s Ingenious Debate Strategy Lays Bare Trump’s Racism, Sexism and Venality

In the annals of feminism, Monday’s debate will rank with the epic tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King.

September 27, 2016
debate moderator

Campaigns Differ On Whether Debate Moderator Should Challenge Lies

Campaign managers for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton disagreed Sunday on whether the moderator of Monday night’s debate, NBC’s Lester Holt, should challenge false assertions by the candidates.

September 26, 2016
The images of U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump are seen painted on decorative pumpkins created by artist John Kettman in LaSalle, Illinois, U.S., June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

How Hillary Clinton Can Win The First Debate Before It Even Starts

Hillary Clinton has an advantage here. She gets to shake Donald Trump’s hand. If there’s one hand he desperately doesn’t want to shake, it’s Hillary Clinton’s.

September 25, 2016

How Trump Has Managed to Dumb Down The Immigration Debate

The findings suggest Trump is having a direct impact on the immigration debate, ultimately turning people’s attention away from practical, bipartisan solutions and towards platitudes and rhetorical nonsense.

June 19, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump jokes about how difficult he says it is for him to listen to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's voice, as he holds a rally with supporters in Fresno, California, U.S. May 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump Rules Out Presidential Debate With Sanders

“I heard that he was going to debate me, then I heard that he was not going to debate me, then I heard that he was going to debate me. Now you’re telling me that he is not going to debate me. Well, you know, I hope that he changes his mind again.”

May 27, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign rally in Grand Prairie, Texas February 27, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The Sanders/Trump Debate Would Only Legitimize Trump

Trump’s stoking of Sanders’ supporters’ anger by insisting the system is “rigged against Sanders” will bolster the Bernie or Bust movement. And Bernie will have played right into future President Trump’s hand.

May 27, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (L) and Bernie Sanders both gesture during a Democratic debate hosted by CNN and New York One at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York April 14, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Bernie Sanders Discusses Possible Trump Debate On Kimmel

A day after Donald Trump showed willingness to debate Bernie Sanders on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Sanders discusses the possibility of debating Trump with Kimmel.

May 27, 2016
Trump Voters, Liberals

Sanders May Debate Trump, Not Clinton, Before California Contest

An unconventional debate between a billionaire Republican and a democratic socialist is shaping up in California after presidential candidates Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders expressed an interest in squaring off against each other.

May 26, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters on the night of the Michigan, Mississippi and other primaries at his campaign rally in Miami, Florida March 8, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Bernie’s Softball Candidacy

Imagine if Hillary Clinton had flown to the Vatican and stationed herself at Pope Francis’s door for an ambush interview. She’d be caricatured as a power-mad shrew or worse.

April 20, 2016

Why Hillary And Bernie’s New York Debate Was The Most Aggressive Clash Yet

The two candidates offer pretty distinct visions of change.

April 15, 2016
Brooklyn from the air.

Clinton, Sanders Square Off In A Spirited New York Debate

New York, which will award 291 delegates on a proportional basis Tuesday, offers Clinton her latest, best chance to put the nomination out of Sanders’ reach.

April 15, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton shake hands before the start of the Univision News and Washington Post Democratic U.S. presidential candidates debate in Kendall

Clinton, Sanders Spar Over Immigration In U.S. Presidential Debate

One of the evening’s most dramatic moments came when a Guatemalan immigrant in the audience at Miami-Dade College asked a question in Spanish of both candidates, noting that her husband had been deported, leaving her and her five children behind.

March 9, 2016

Cartoon: Donald Trump Is Yuge

Melania loves him for it.

March 4, 2016