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Trump Becomes Latest GOP Nominee To Get Lost Inside The Fox News Bubble

Looking to make the media rounds on Tuesday morning in an attempt to clean up his Monday night debate mess, Republican nominee Donald Trump actually had only one destination on his schedule: Fox News, of course.

September 29, 2016
Republican U.S. Presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio August 1, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

The Decline And Likely Fall Of Donald Trump

A recent essay in The Wall Street Journal described Donald Trump thusly: “Rather like the crazy boy-emperors after the fall of the Roman Republic, he may have problems with impulse control — and an uncontrolled, ill-formed, perpetually fragmented mind.”

September 29, 2016
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Donald Trump’s Castro Connection

A company controlled by Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, secretly conducted business in communist Cuba during Fidel Castro’s presidency despite strict American trade bans that made such undertakings illegal, according to interviews with former Trump executives, internal company records and court filings.

September 29, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump walks with former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (L) and his son Eric Trumo (R) through the new Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., U.S., September 16, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Booty Call Rudy: When Giuliani Attacks The Clintons, Remember His Scandals

Why Rudolph Giuliani, who abused his mayoral perks to pursue an adulterous affair, is the perfect Trump surrogate to attack the Clintons’ marriage.

September 28, 2016
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Lewandowski Has CNN Blessing To Work With Trump, Says He Needs Approval To Answer Media Matters’ Questions

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski refused to answer questions from Media Matters about the ongoing payments he is receiving from the Trump campaign while he serves as a CNN contributor, claiming he can’t answer media questions without network approval.

September 28, 2016
Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Television Stations, answers questions during a panel discussion at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena, California July 24, 2006. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/File Photo

“Movement Afoot” To Expand Roger Ailes’ Role In The Trump Campaign

“There is a movement afoot” to bring ousted Fox News CEO and alleged sexual harasser Roger Ailes “more into the process” of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign, according to Washington Post reporter Robert Costa.

September 28, 2016
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Clinton Seeks To Keep Trump On Defensive After Presidential Debate

Democrat Hillary Clinton sought on Tuesday to keep Republican rival Donald Trump on the defensive a day after their first U.S. presidential debate with accusations he is a sexist, racist and tax dodger, while Trump suggested he would “hit her harder” next time by bringing up her husband’s infidelity.

September 28, 2016
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#EndorseThis: Colbert Says Trump ‘Had Some Problems With The Truth’ At Debate

“A lot of people are saying Trump didn’t seem prepared—possibly because he was not. Apparently Trump’s advisers said it was a waste of time to try to fill his head with facts and figures.”

September 28, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton looks on during their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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
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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
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Trump Supporters Rigged Online Polls After First Presidential Debate

That CNBC poll Donald Trump tweeted which showed him winning the debate over Hillary Clinton by a 61 percent to 39 percent margin? It was rigged.

September 28, 2016
The headquarters of the Democratic National Committee is seen in Washington, U.S. June 14, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

FBI Probes Suspected Foreign Hacks Targeting Phones Of Democratic Party Officials

The FBI is investigating suspected foreign attempts to hack mobile phones used by Democratic Party officials as recently as the past month.

September 27, 2016
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 27, 2016.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Wall Street Climbs In Wake Of First Presidential Face-off

A perceived victory by Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in Monday’s first presidential debate pushed stocks up on Tuesday.

September 27, 2016
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If ISIS Could Vote In Our Election, It Would Choose Donald Trump

it’s not just that Trump lacks presidential qualifications; is that he’s uniquely qualified to make things a lot worse. It’s already happening. ISIS is already using Donald Trump as a recruitment tool.

September 27, 2016
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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
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The Alt-Right Tries To Spin Trump Debate Performance And Fails

Despite attempts to shill for Trump, as usual, many in the alt-right are finding it difficult to reasonably deny that Clinton won, in every sense of the word.

September 27, 2016
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Donald Trump And The Return Of Seditious Libel

This year, for the first time since at least Richard Nixon, the leader of one of our major political parties has pledged to limit press freedom by restricting criticism of his prospective rule.

September 27, 2016
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VIDEO: Lester Holt Proved We Need Fact-Checking In Debates

Lester Holt challenged Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on claims he made during the first presidential debate, highlighting the value of having moderators who are willing to fact-check false claims in real-time.

September 27, 2016
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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
Donald Trump speaks during the first debate.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Debate Gaffe: Did Donald Trump Admit Paying No Federal Income Taxes?

Among the most telling consequences of Trump’s poor preparation was what sounded like a very damaging admission by the self-proclaimed billionaire that he doesn’t pay federal income taxes.

September 27, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves as she boards her campaign plane at the Westchester County airport in White Plains, New York, U.S., September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Reuters/Ipsos States Of The Nation: Clinton Leads In Florida

Hillary Clinton has pulled ahead of Republican rival Donald Trump in Florida and New Mexico, strengthening her position, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.

September 27, 2016
Donald Trump shakes hands with Hillary Clinton at the conclusion of their first presidential debate. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Clinton, Trump Clash Over Race, Experience In First Debate

“He (Donald Trump) has really started his political activity based on this racist lie that our first black president was not an American citizen. There was absolutely no evidence for it. But he persisted. He persisted year after year,” Hillary Clinton said.

September 27, 2016
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Clinton Gains, Trump Falls In Online Betting Markets After First Debate

Hillary Clinton’s probability of winning the White House gained in online betting markets following the first debate of the campaign on Monday night between her and Republican Donald Trump.

September 27, 2016
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Cartoon: A Career In Politics

How about a career in politics? Let’s ask Kellyanne Conway.

September 26, 2016
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Trump Isn’t Sure Whether His Foundation Followed Charity Laws

Trump didn’t seem to know what was going on with his own foundation but was adamant that he did not receive any funds, personally.

September 26, 2016