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Cartoon: Ann Coulter Is Not Happy

“Perhaps it is in our interest to let some of them stay.”

August 27, 2016
Stephen Bannon CEO of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign is pictured during a round table with the Republican Leadership Initiative at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trump Campaign CEO Steve Bannon Repeatedly Failed To Disclose Breitbart News’ Financial Ties To Egyptian Businessman

Breitbart News has not disclosed its financial ties to former politician Mostafa El-Gindy in numerous pieces that cite him favorably, while Bannon and Breitbart News have baselessly accused Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton of engaging in pay-for-play deals with foreign countries.

August 27, 2016
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reacts to a question during a news conference after announcing the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had resigned, a day after an internal investigation cleared Christie in the "Bridgegate" scandal, during a news conference in Trenton, New Jersey, United States on March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo

Infamous Bridgegate Flack Joins Trump Campaign

Two days after his re-election, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he lost “confidence” in Stepien when emails appeared to show Stepien at least had knowledge of the lane closings at the center of the bridge scandal. Christie asked Stepien to withdraw his name from consideration as the state GOP chair.

August 26, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Minorities Not Buying Trump’s Bogus Kumbaya Chorus

Trump’s messaging style is blunt and simplistic. And he is clearly ignorant of what life is like outside the bubble of wealth he has floated in all of his 70 years. So it’s no surprise that his appeal to black voters would be both naive and offensive.

August 26, 2016
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Alt-Right Celebrates Denunciation In Clinton’s Speech: ‘We’ve Made It’

In Hillary Clinton’s powerful speech in Reno Thursday night, she called out the alt-right movement, and its “racist,” “race-baiting,” “anti-Muslim,” “anti-immigrant” and “anti-woman” tenets. The speech was intended to highlight the strong ties between Donald Trump and this group of nationalists, and paint the picture of a bleak future under a Trump presidency.

August 26, 2016
Campaign CEO Stephen Bannon listens during Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's round table discussion on security at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trump’s New CEO: A Domestic Violence Charge And Possible Voter Fraud

Donald Trump’s new CEO for his campaign, Stephen Bannon, was charged with domestic violence in 1996, according to a Politico report out this week, and may have committed felony voter fraud by having an active voter registration at a property set to be demolished in Florida.

August 26, 2016
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#EndorseThis: In Anderson Cooper Interview, Trump Improvises Immigration Stance

Reporting on Donald Trump’s attitude toward undocumented immigrants of late has felt like a slow-motion car wreck: In the course of a week, he has managed to alienate his newly-famous “alt-right,” nativist base while at the same time failing to meaningfully reach out to anyone who might otherwise have been repulsed by his ideas.

August 26, 2016
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Trump Is Redrawing Election Map, To Republicans’ Peril

It wasn’t too long ago that the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was boasting he could make states that traditionally vote Democratic, like California and New York, competitive in the 2016 presidential election. Three months later, it’s not these so-called blue states where Trump is “playing heavy”—it’s rock-ribbed Republican states.

August 26, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks at Futuramic Tool & Engineering in Warren, Michigan August 11, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Clinton Accuses Trump Of White Nationalist Ties In Nevada Address

The alt-right has long cheered Trump, but his ties to the movement intensified with his latest campaign shake-up. Stephen K. Bannon, who led the right-wing website Breitbart News, is now running Trump’s campaign.

August 26, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Trump Surrogates Cover Up Their Candidate’s Immigration 180

Now, Trump surrogates and supporters, including Ann Coulter, are in the ultimate bind: If even Trump gets boo’ed for his total 180 on immigration, what will happen to them? As it happens: They are laughed at for falling for a con.

August 25, 2016
Stephen Bannon CEO of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign is pictured during a round table with the Republican Leadership Initiative at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriStephen Bannon CEO of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign is pictured during a round table with the Republican Leadership Initiative at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Clinton To Hit Trump On Alt-Right Ties, Trump Camp Dismisses Link

In a speech planned for a Thursday campaign stop in Nevada, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton plans to hit Donald Trump on his campaign’s ties to the “alternative right,” or “alt-right,” a specific sect of conservatism in the States associated with racism, sexism, bigotry and nativism.

August 25, 2016
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Sean Hannity Has Given Donald Trump $31 Million In Free Publicity

Fox News host Sean Hannity, who has been informally advising Donald Trump’s presidential campaign while serving as its primary media cheerleader, has effectively turned his nightly prime-time show into Trump’s second campaign headquarters.

August 25, 2016
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As John McCain Fights For Reelection, The Trump Problem Cuts Two Ways: Both Against Him

Just shy of his 80th birthday, seeking his sixth Senate term, McCain is waging the most difficult and unhappy reelection fight of his long and storied career.

August 25, 2016
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Trump ‘Charm’ Offensive Will Not Work With Women

Trump’s problem with many Republican women is not political incorrectness. It’s not some largely harmless bit of ribaldry. It’s that any woman who’s been around the block once or twice can see the guy’s got a screw loose.

August 25, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with Member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage at a campaign rally in Jackson, Mississippi, U.S., August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Trump Flops On Immigration (Again), After Inviting Brexiter Nigel Farage On Stage

Trump’s comments on immigration came in the second part of an interview conducted on Tuesday with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity. They signaled a further softening in his immigration position as he tries to bolster support among moderate voters and minority groups.

August 25, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally in Tampa, Florida, U.S., August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

No, Trump Is Not Really Changing His Racist Tune

Trump, many say, is trying to have it both ways: appeal to swing voters while not losing his core base of racists and misanthropes. But he’s likely trying to have it more ways than those.

August 25, 2016
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Election 2016: Candidate Strategies Diverge Dramatically Leading Up To November

With just over two months leading up to the national election, the candidates strategies have diverged dramatically, due largely to the tone each of their campaigns has struck with voters thus far.

August 24, 2016
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#Endorse This: Trump Is ‘Urinating On You And Telling You To Dance In The Rain’

This week, Trump unveiled his pitch to black voters: “What have you got to lose?!” The refrain is so offensive on its face — Trump posits that the obvious answer is “nothing” — that many assume Trump isn’t reaching out to black voters at all, but rather to whites hesitant about electing an open racist.

August 24, 2016
Republican U.S. Presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Trump’s Campaign Purchased $55,000 Worth Of His Own Book

Donald Trump’s campaign spent $55,055 at Barnes & Noble, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission and a new report by The Daily Beast, on purchases of his own book.

August 24, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colorado, U.S., July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Trump Calls Immigrants ‘Great People’ And ‘Horrible People’ Within Span Of A Minute

A day after arguing that there are “gang members,” “killers,” and “bad people” that we need to “get out of this country,” Donald Trump is once again trying to contort himself into a new stance on undocumented immigrants living in the Unites States.

August 24, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks onstage during a campaign rally in Akron, Ohio, U.S., August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The Trump Campaign Is Now Fully Aligned With White Supremacists

Time was when one could sum up the connections of Donald J. Trump, Republican Party standard-bearer and King of the Twitterverse, to avowed white supremacists and right-wing white nationalists in a few retweets from the @realDonaldTrump account.

August 24, 2016
A combination photo shows U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) in Los Angeles, California on May 5, 2016 and in Eugene, Oregon, U.S. on May 6, 2016 respectively. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (L) and Jim Urquhart/File Photos

Clinton Leads Trump By 12 Points In Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Clinton’s latest lead represents a stronger level of support than polls indicated over the past few weeks. Earlier in August, she lead over Trump ranged from 3 to 9 percentage points in the poll.

August 24, 2016
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Trump Tax Returns Face More Pressure: Ally Roger Stone Calls For Release

Donald Trump’s tax returns have been a public issue this election cycle, as he has refused to them, which no candidate has done since 1976. Now, Trump is facing even more scrutiny, as his informal adviser and friend, political consultant Roger Stone, has joined in calls for the tax returns to be released.

August 23, 2016
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Trump Raised The Rates At Trump Tower Once Donors Were Footing The Bill

According to a new report released by The Huffington Post, GOP nominee Donald Trump raised the rental rates at Trump Tower by over 400 percent once donors were footing the bill.

August 23, 2016
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Trump Immigration Policy Backflip: Deportations ‘So Fast Your Head Will Spin’

A day after it seemed the GOP nominee may be softening his views on immigration, calling for a “humane and efficient” process to deal with undocumented immigrants living here, he told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that undocumented immigrants could expect mass deportations under his presidency.

August 23, 2016