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CNN Commentator Gets Mass Payout From Trump Campaign

Corey Lewandowski will no longer be getting monthly severance payments

(Newser) - Corey Lewandowski will no longer be receiving regular payments from the Trump campaign, USA Today reports. The former campaign manager and current CNN commentator received the rest of his severance agreement in a single lump payment from the Trump campaign. It was likely a payment of $80,000. "Everything... More »

Donald Conducted Illegal Business in Cuba: Newsweek

Report says Trump's secret business venture in Havana in late '90s broke trade embargo

(Newser) - First Kurt Eichenwald dove into Donald Trump's business ties abroad . Now, in a new éxposé for Newsweek , the writer reveals Trump's company secretly conducted business in Cuba in the late '90s, even though such dealings were illegal under the American trade embargo. Based on interviews with... More »

Advisers Know How to Prep Trump for Next Debate

They just don't know if he'll agree to do it: 'NYT' report

(Newser) - Donald Trump was pretty pleased with his performance against Hillary Clinton at Monday's debate, even though scientific polls —not the easily manipulated online polls that Trump is citing —show most Americans pick Clinton as the clear victor. Even some of his own campaign advisers don't feel... More »

Arizona Republic Endorses 1st Dem in 126 Years, Faces Backlash

Paper broke with tradition that goes back to its founding

(Newser) - The Arizona Republic —which was founded as the Arizona Republican in 1890, 22 years before Arizona became a state—broke with 126 years of history Wednesday by endorsing a Democrat over a Republican for president for the first time. "This year is different," the paper's editorial... More »

Oops: Army Accidentally Sends Anti-Trump Tweet

Link to story about Trump lies 'not an official position'

(Newser) - The US Army has apologized for a partisan post about a potential commander-in-chief that appeared on its Twitter feed. The post—a link to a TheNewCivilRightsMovement.com story headlined "Donald Trump Lied 87 Times Last Week—Or Once Every 3 Minutes, 15 Seconds"—was quickly taken down amid... More »

SNL Gets Hollywood Star for Its New Donald Trump

Alec Baldwin will play the candidate during the upcoming season

(Newser) - People were already having a hard time telling Jack Donaghy and Donald Trump apart , so why not? According to the Hollywood Reporter , Alec Baldwin will be playing Trump during the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live, starting with the season premiere Oct. 1. Trump was most recently portrayed by current... More »

Chelsea Clinton Has Words for Donald Trump

After Trump was proud he didn't bring up Bill's 'indiscretions' in front of her

(Newser) - After Monday's debate, Donald Trump noted that "everything I wanted to say I got out, except for the transgressions of Bill [Clinton]." He explained that he didn't want to bring up Gennifer Flowers or Monica Lewinsky "with Chelsea in the room," and that he... More »

Trump Praises His Own Debate Performance

'I didn't want to embarrass her,' he says

(Newser) - Donald Trump held a rally in Melbourne, Fla., on Tuesday night, where he regaled an enthusiastic crowd with tales of his debating prowess. CNN reports that he declared himself the winner of Monday night's debate—contrary to the opinion of many analysts —and praised online polls as "... More »

Clinton-Trump Debate Was Most-Watched Ever

More than 80M people watched Monday's showdown

(Newser) - It's official: America loves the odd-couple pairing of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. CNN reports Monday's first presidential debate between the two was the most-watched showdown in six decades of televised presidential debates. Initial Nielsen numbers show it averaging 80.9 million viewers with little drop-off in viewership... More »

Why Trump Bashed Rosie O'Donnell During Debate

She became his 'boogeyman' a decade ago

(Newser) - Of things unlikely to ever be mentioned during a presidential debate, Rosie O'Donnell would be near the top, just ahead of, let's say, Moon Boots. Regardless, Donald Trump said this toward the tail end of Monday's debate: “Rosie O’Donnell, I said very tough things to... More »

Giuliani: If I Were Trump, I'd Blow Off Last 2 Debates

Unless the moderator would promise to moderate and not be 'an ignorant fact check'

(Newser) - Donald Trump thinks that he was the clear winner of Monday's debate and that moderator Lester Holt did a "great job" with "very fair" questions. But if Rudy Giuliani were Trump, he'd take a hard pass on the last two debates, per the Hill . Or at... More »

Trump: Pageant Winner's Weight Was a 'Real Problem'

Alicia Machado 'gained a massive amount' after win, he says

(Newser) - Donald Trump's treatment of a former beauty pageant winner became campaign fodder during Monday night's debate, and Trump wasn't feeling very apologetic Tuesday morning. "I know that person," Trump said on Fox and Friends, referring to former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. "And she was... More »

Late Night Skewers Trump's Sniffles

And more, via Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, and Seth Meyers

(Newser) - Donald Trump's sniffles, "Ghost Abraham Lincoln," and even the candidates' initial salutations all made star appearances on Monday's late-night roster as hosts tackled the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, per the Hollywood Reporter . Some takes from the after-prime-time set:
  • Stephen Colbert's
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Fact-Checkers Weigh In on Debate

Clinton hasn't fought ISIS her 'entire adult life'

(Newser) - The first presidential debate was a busy night for the fact-checkers—who were asked to "get to work" by Hillary Clinton after Donald Trump said she had been fighting ISIS her "entire adult life," the Los Angeles Times reports. ISIS, in fact, first emerged in 2004 as... More »

5 Takes on the Clinton-Trump Showdown

Clinton 'went right for Trump's ego'

(Newser) - The Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump showdown on Monday night was billed as the most anticipated in many years, and it did not disappoint, according to the Hill , which describes the clash as one between "the more incisive and prepared Clinton and Trump, who leaned heavily on instinct and combativeness."... More »

Trump Owned Clinton in the Debate Over Trade

Analysis: He started the night strong on this topic

(Newser) - Generally speaking, pundits think Hillary Clinton came away as the overall winner in Monday night's debate. But at Slate , Jordan Weissmann writes that the night didn't start out that way at all: The first question was on trade, and Trump "absolutely savaged" a seemingly ill-prepared Clinton on... More »

Who Won? Instant Analysis of First Debate

Early assessments from pundits favor Clinton

(Newser) - The first of three presidential debates is in the books, and while pundits will be dissecting it for a while, here's some instant analysis in the wake of round one:
  • Conor Friedersdorf, the Atlantic : "My impression, for what it's worth: Hillary Clinton won decisively. But I never
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Clinton Hits Trump for 'Racist' Crusade Against Obama

He says he's proud of getting Obama to release his birth certificate

(Newser) - Donald Trump may have tried to lay the birther issue to rest earlier this month, but it returned during Monday's presidential debate. "[Trump] really started his political activity based on this racist lie that our first black president was not an American citizen," the New York Times... More »

Trump: I'll Release Tax Returns When She Releases Emails

He's hiding something, says Clinton

(Newser) - Donald Trump got the question everyone expected he'd get at Monday night's debate: When will he release his tax returns? He initially gave a familiar response: “I don’t mind releasing. I’m under a routine audit. As soon as it’s finished, it will be released,... More »

Donald Trump Fact-Checked by Donald Trump's Twitter

He did indeed say global warming was made up by the Chinese

(Newser) - When the conversation turned to global warming during the first presidential debate Monday, Donald Trump was quickly disproved by Donald Trump's Twitter account. CBS News reports Hillary Clinton claimed Trump called global warming a Chinese hoax. "I did not," Vox quotes Trump's response. "I do... More »

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