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Reuters/Ipsos Poll: Clinton Now Leads Trump By 5 Points

In a poll including third party candidates, 42 percent supported Clinton, 38 percent supported Trump, 7 percent supported Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and 3 percent supported the Green Party’s Jill Stein.

September 30, 2016
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Conservative Newspapers Explain Why They Refused To Endorse ‘Frightening’ Trump

Opinion editors at three major newspapers that have routinely endorsed Republicans for president — dating back more than a century in some cases — tell Media Matters they endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton because Republican nominee Donald Trump is “frightening” and potentially “dangerous.”

September 30, 2016
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Clinton Says Trump May Have Violated U.S. Law On Cuba

“The efforts that Trump is making to get into the Cuba market, putting his business interests ahead of the laws of the United States … shows that he puts his personal and business interests ahead of the laws and the values and the policies of the United States of America,” Clinton said.

September 30, 2016
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Debate Helps Clinton Gain Among Key Voting Blocs

The Democratic polling firm Democracy Corps conducted live dial meter testing that found she made significant leaps with unmarried white women and white working-class voters in terms of both favorability and voter preference.

September 30, 2016
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Trump Continues Attacks On Former Miss Universe With Middle-Of-The-Night Tweets

Donald Trump said Friday that Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton was “duped” into using his comments about a “disgusting” former Miss Universe to attack him.

September 30, 2016
Hillary Clinton stands along side Senator Elizabeth Warren at a campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk

If Elected, Clinton Under Pressure To Appoint Tough Wall Street Sheriffs

Progressive groups meeting with Hillary Clinton have urged her to break with the bank-friendly economic advisors who served her husband and President Obama.

September 29, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to the attendees of the United Food & Commercial Workers convention in Las Vegas

The Cincinnati Enquirer Endorses Hillary, And Other Miracles

The last time The Cincinnati Enquirer endorsed a Democrat for president was in 1916, when Woodrow Wilson was running for re-election during World War I.

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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Most Americans Say Clinton Won First Debate

A majority of Americans say Democrat Hillary Clinton won Monday night’s presidential debate, but her performance doesn’t appear to have boosted her level of support among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll released on Wednesday.

September 29, 2016
U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens as U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks about college affordability during a campaign event at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire, United States September 28, 2016.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Hillary Clinton Enlists Former Foe Bernie Sanders In Rally For Youth Votes

“Get your uncles, your aunts, get your friends to vote for Hillary Clinton,” said Bernie Sanders at a rally with her in New Hampshire.

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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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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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
Israel's President Shimon Peres speaks during an interview with Reuters at his residence in Jerusalem, June 2013. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Israel’s Elder Statesman Shimon Peres, Dead At 93

Shimon Peres was involved in almost every major political development in Israel since its founding in 1948, from its acquisition of nuclear weapons to its expansion of settlements and attempts to make peace with its neighbors.

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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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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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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Debate Prep: How Sexism Makes Hillary’s Task Infinitely More Difficult Than Trump’s

Clinton’s difficulty lies in the fact that for a woman, especially one facing off against a man, behavioral norms are still evolving, and she must dance around the obvious discomfort broadly experienced in American culture with the notion of female leadership.

September 26, 2016