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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
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
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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

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

First Debate: Fairly Or Not, Media Pressure Is On Clinton

Donald Trump has never participated in a one-on-one presidential debate. Hillary Clinton has been in 10 of them. Yet it’s Clinton, not Trump, who is under the most pressure when the two presidential candidates face off Monday night in New York.

September 25, 2016
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Trump Vs. Clinton: Debate Will Mark Biggest Moment Of Election

Democrat Hillary Clinton, suddenly vulnerable in the presidential race, is under pressure to deliver a strong performance against Republican Donald Trump in their first debate on Monday, a moment that could be the most consequential yet of the 2016 election.

September 23, 2016
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Fox News Is Laying The Groundwork For Trump To Skip Out On Presidential Debates

Fox News figures are helping rationalize Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s threat that the 2016 presidential debates must have “fair” moderators or he won’t participate, pointing to Candy Crowley’s 2012 debate moderation in which she fact-checked Republican candidate Mitt Romney as an “unacceptable” example.

August 14, 2016