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An Iraqi Shi'ite fighter fires artillery during clashes with Islamic State militants near Falluja, Iraq, May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Staff/File Photo

ISIS Fighters Say Trump Will Help Recruit New Followers

Foreign Affairs magazine analyzed Twitter users’ comments and interviewed people who recruit for the militant group also known as ISIS and found they overwhelmingly believe a Trump White House will help their cause.

August 28, 2016
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Christie Scrambles To Cover For Trump’s Immigration Flop

Christie defended Trump’s statements on immigration and deportation, insisting that the Republican presidential nominee has been consistent in his messaging despite rhetoric that suggests a waffling on his hardline stance.

August 28, 2016
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A Dim Attack On Dumb Policy

Simply pointing out the obvious alternatives to demonstrably failed policy does not sound policy make. Whether a President Trump supports Russia in Syria or not, Russia will remain there until its policy objectives—not America’s—are met.

August 28, 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
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally in Kissimmee, Florida, U.S. August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

Pay For Play? The Scandal Is Judicial Watch Misleading Gullible Media

Bahrain’s 2005 Clinton Global Initiative commitment doesn’t fit any sane definition of “pay to play.” But it does reveal the deception behind those screaming press releases from Judicial Watch, an outfit whose claims deserve to be treated like anthrax by any journalist with integrity.

August 26, 2016
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How The 22nd Amendment Has Hurt Democracy: A Ramble

Bill Clinton was the best president in my life, a bringer of peace and prosperity in the 1990s. Many enjoyed his sunny exuberance, his talents in the same class as Republican Theodore Roosevelt. Now I’m going there, a place that plunges me into angst: Why couldn’t Clinton run for president again and perhaps again?

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
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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Clinton Email Furor Reveals Hypocrisy On The Right

But take a moment away from pawing through the tens of thousands of her personal and professional emails now on public view and consider the long list of elected and appointed Republicans who have done exactly the same thing as Clinton—and worse.

August 25, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at a gathering of law enforcement leaders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, U.S., August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Hillary Clinton Is Exploring The Outer Limits Of Fundraising Like No Presidential Nominee Ever Has

Clinton isn’t tapping the brakes. She is instead on an extended tour through the nation’s elite enclaves — from Laguna Beach, Calif., to the Hamptons, Martha’s Vineyard to Magic Johnson’s house in Los Angeles — in an unrestrained fundraising blitz that makes even some supporters chafe.

August 25, 2016
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tapes an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show in Los Angeles, California, August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

How The Clinton Foundation Became A ‘Scandal’

The Washington Post yesterday reported that on three occasions Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin was contacted by donors to the Clinton Foundation asking for favors. The outcome of one was a meeting. The outcome of the others was nothing. That’s it.

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
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to Vice-President Joe Biden speak as they campaign together during an event in Scranton, Pennsylvania, August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

How Hillary Clinton Became A Hated Yankees Fan

The fun began in 1999, when the then-First Lady was contemplating running for the U.S. Senate from New York. She made the mistake of going on the “Today Show” and telling Katie Couric she’d always been a Yankees fan. The host objected.

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
Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell (R) takes part in an onstage interview with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson (L) at the Washington Ideas Forum in Washington, September 30, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

Did Colin Powell Advise Clinton To Use A Private Email?

Did Colin Powell suggest that Hillary Clinton should use her private email account as secretary of state—as he had admittedly done in that same job several years earlier?

August 23, 2016
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#EndorseThis: James Carville On The Clinton Foundation’s New Restrictions: ‘Somebody’s Going To Hell For This’

“As a human being I think the foundation does an enormous amount of good, but from strictly political standpoint…”

August 23, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at a gathering of law enforcement leaders including New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton (L) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, U.S., August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Democratic Strategists Prepare For An ‘Electoral Earthquake’

It all depends, Stanley Greenberg says, on how Democrats characterize not just Donald Trump, but other Republicans down-ballot. He thinks Democrats need to paint Trump as indicative of the larger problem of extremist Republican politics.

August 22, 2016
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Don’t Save The Speaker—Let Him Go Down With The Trump Ship

It would take more pages than there are minutes in the day, of course, to document fully the ways Paul Ryan Republicanism—“regular” Republicanism—should not in any way, shape, or form be considered “normal.”

August 22, 2016
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks to the media after a weekly Senate Republican luncheon

Republicans Will Likely Lose Senate Control: Poll Aggregation

According to a new aggregation of polls by The Huffington Post this week, the GOP will have a difficult time keeping its control of the Senate in the upcoming election cycle. HuffPost’s Senate model shows a 55 percent chance that Senate control will flip to Democrats.

August 22, 2016
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Rudy Giuliani Asks Viewers To ‘Go Online’ For Clinton Health Conspiracies

This is hardly the first baseless conspiracy theory to bubble into official Trump Campaign rhetoric. And while Stephen Bannon, the Breitbart executive and current Trump campaign “CEO,” may be encouraging surrogates to turn up their attacks, the real blame lies with Trump confidant and “dirty trickster” Roger Stone.

August 22, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at a gathering of law enforcement leaders at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, U.S., August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Clinton Leads Trump By Eight Points: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

The Aug. 14-18 survey showed 42 percent of Americans supported Clinton ahead of the Nov. 8 general election. That compares with 34 percent support for Trump. Another 23 percent of likely voters would not pick either candidate.

August 19, 2016
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Colin Powell Advised Hilary Clinton To Use Private Email Account

In a new article published in The New York Times today, the publication reports that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton stated to investigators that Colin Powell, former Secretary of State, told her to use a personal email account.

August 19, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign rally at the Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, Pennsylvania August 12, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A Party Double-Cross In Troubled Times

“This is a time to stand up and be counted — just like supporters of the civil rights movement once chose to do,” says my newly liberal friend, cut free after an agonizing journey.

August 19, 2016
Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign event with Vice-President Joe Biden in Scranton, Pennsylvania. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

Is The Left Really Wary Of Clinton?

The political media thrives on a boiling pot. Clinton’s widening lead in the polls drains some drama from the big story. The political punditry needs to drum up conflict, so why not revisit the alleged schism between Clinton and archliberals?

August 18, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tours John Marshall High School before holding a rally in Cleveland, Ohio August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Makela

‘Scientific American’, ‘WIRED’ Break Precedent To Come Out Against Trump

Regardless their and Scientific American’s steps against the Trump campaign are unusual forays into the political for two prominent science and technology publications. Guns and Ammo and National Geographic have 81 days to let the public know where they stand.

August 18, 2016