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Sunday, October 23, 2016
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Donald Trump and the Alt-Right

How Donald Trump Took Hate Groups Mainstream

Trump did not become the object of white nationalist affection simply because his positions reflect their core concerns. Extremists made him their chosen candidate and now hail him as “Emperor Trump” because he has amplified their message on social media—and, perhaps most importantly, has gone to great lengths to avoid distancing himself from the racist right.

October 23, 2016
Hillary Clinton poses for photo. She leads Trump in latest Reuters Ipsos electoral college estimate by 326-212.

New Reuters/Ipsos States Poll: Clinton 326, Trump 212 In Electoral College

Some national polls had the race tightening though others had Clinton maintaining her solid lead. But the Reuters/Ipsos project illustrates that the broader picture remains bleak for Trump with 17 days to go.

October 22, 2016
Trump to sue accusers

Donald Trump Threatens To Sue Accusers After Election

During a policy speech, Trump promised to sue the women who have come forward in the last two weeks to accuse him of sexual assault, calling them liars.

October 22, 2016
Trump Clinton

How False Equivalence Ruins Trump-Clinton News Coverage

News outlets covering the presidential election have made the mistake of treating Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as two equally flawed candidates. That false equivalence has made it harder for voters to understand the categorical differences between their options on November 8.

October 22, 2016
Donald Trump During the Debate

Donald Trump Still Trails Hillary Clinton In National Polls

Hillary Clinton led Donald Trump 44 percent to 40 percent, according to the Oct. 14-20 Reuters/Ipsos poll, a 4-point lead.

October 22, 2016
Putin Answers Media's Questions in Paris

Donald Trump’s Very Weird Russia Thing

Donald Trump, the Republican Party presidential nominee, has a Putin thing. The Trump campaign has a Russia thing. And Trump Tower has a Russian mobster-running-an-illegal-gambling-operation thing.

October 22, 2016
President Robert Mugabe addresses to his supporters during an election rally in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe June 26, 2008.  REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

Trump’s ‘Rigged Election’ Remarks Are ‘A Gift To Dictators,’ Say Africans

“Donald Trump is a gift to all tin-pot dictators on the African continent. He is giving currency and legitimacy to rigging because if it can exist in America, it can exist anywhere,” said an opposition leader in Zimbabwe.

October 21, 2016
Photo by Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Conservative Press Wallows In Latest Clinton Conspiracy

Watching Trump’s ugliness projected onto a big screen, conservatives recoil. But they’re really just watching a self-portrait.

October 21, 2016
Teen girls want Trump to know.

6 Amazing Things 13-Year-Old Girls Would Like Donald Trump To Know

These girls may barely be teens, but that’s not stopping them from challenging Trump supporters to rethink electing, as one young woman put it, “a sexist, racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, homophobic, transphobic, anti-choice, ignorant moron.”

October 21, 2016
Hillary Clinton wants to keep guns out of the hands of children

Extremism On Second Amendment Violates Common Sense

Keeping a loaded gun unsecured and within easy reach of a toddler ought to be considered a criminal act of negligence. It’s time to admit that upholding a person’s right to own a gun doesn’t need to conflict with efforts to keep young children’s tiny hands away from pulling triggers.

October 21, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally .

Reuters/Ipsos Poll: Half Of Republicans Would Reject Election Result If Clinton Wins

According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, only half of Republicans would accept Clinton as their president. If she wins, almost 70 percent said it would be because of vote rigging.

October 21, 2016
New Shocking Unaired "Access Hollywood" Trump bus footage

#EndorseThis: Shocking Unaired Footage From Trump’s ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape

Terrible Terry has a choice couplet for Donald Trump: “Everybody knows when you go for the grope, Terry gonna say nope! That ain’t new, son!!”

October 21, 2016
Trump fundraising issues

Trump Campaign Cannot Overcome Serious Funding Deficit

Trump’s fundraising deficit has resulted from a series of campaign crises that made wealthy donors reluctant to contribute to his campaign.

October 21, 2016
Prison system

‘13th’ Offers Searing Exposé Of Mass Incarceration Of Black Men

In “13th”, the director of “Selma” draws a line from Appomattox through convict leasing, through lynch law, through the Southern strategy, through mass incarceration, through the commodification of black bodies and black misery by private prison entrepreneurs.

October 21, 2016
Michelle Obama speaks out against Trump's comments

And Then Michelle Obama Showed Up

Michelle Obama is the face and the voice of the new political spouse. She’s using all of her power to help other women lay claim to their own, and she is going to help elect the first woman to be president of the United States.

October 21, 2016
Donald Trump listens as Hillary Clinton speaks.

American Democracy Meant To Be Messy, Not Ugly

Donald Trump is the most unconventional candidate to come along in 200 years. We must know by now that Trump means what he says. It’s not over until he says so. So get ready for an Election Day that breaks all the records. It’s bound to be ugly, not messy.

October 21, 2016
Donald Trump speaking at Al Smith dinner in New York

Full Al Smith Dinner Video: See Why Trump Bombed (And Why Giuliani Seethed)

When Trump grimly attacked Clinton as “corrupt” and anti-Catholic, the well-heeled guests did what they never do at the Al Smith dinner: They booed angrily.

October 21, 2016
Bannon O'Keefe Trump Nexus

The James O’Keefe-Donald Trump-Breitbart News Nexus

Trump is using convicted criminal James O’Keefe’s heavily edited video to support his claims of a “rigged election” — a page out of Breitbart’s playbook.

October 21, 2016
Cartoon: Putin approves Trump's post-election plan

Cartoon: The Putocrat

October 21, 2016
Hillary Clinton reacts to Donald Trump joke at Al Smith charity dinner in New York

As Clinton Smiles, Trump Draws Jeers At Tense Al Smith Dinner

At one point during the dinner, which raised $6 million for Catholic charities, Trump said Clinton was “pretending not to hate Catholics.”

October 21, 2016
Chris Wallace moderates final presidential debate

Chris Wallace And The Banality Of Conservative Dishonesty

What makes Wallace such an effective purveyor of dishonesty is that he’s good at playing the part of the reasonable, “even-handed” journalist, even when what he’s saying is wrong.

October 20, 2016
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 on rigged election

Trump: ‘I Will Respect Election Results If I Win’

The Republican candidate reinforced his comment at a rally in Delaware, Ohio, on Thursday, saying he would respect the result “if I win.”

October 20, 2016
Voting registration extended in Virginia

U.S. Judge Orders Virginia To Extend Voter Registration

A federal judge ordered Virginia to reopen its voter registration window and allow residents to continue to sign up through Friday after its online registration portal was unavailable to many users earlier this week.

October 20, 2016