Election 2016

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FBI Looking Into New Clinton Emails

FBI director wants to make sure new emails don't contain classified info

(Newser) - It seems Hillary Clinton's email scandal is going as a zombie this Halloween, because it's back from the dead. FBI director James Comey wrote a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday to inform it that the FBI would be looking at a number of previously undiscovered... More »

In Tight Race, Ill. Senate Debate Takes an Ugly Turn

Mark Kirk questions Tammy Duckworth's US heritage

(Newser) - Illinois Republican Mark Kirk's chances of keeping his US Senate seat took a hit Thursday night when he made an ugly—and inaccurate—remark about his opponent's heritage during a televised debate. After Democratic US Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who was born in Bangkok to a Thai mother and... More »

Trump: 'We Should Just Cancel the Election'

He's stopped donating to his own campaign

(Newser) - Donald Trump got a huge cheer from a crowd in Toledo on Thursday when he made an unusual proposal: "I'm just thinking to myself right now: We should just cancel the election and just give it to Trump," he said, per the Los Angeles Times . "What... More »

Sources Say Clinton Has a Job Lined Up for Joe Biden

He's rumored to be her pick for secretary of state

(Newser) - In a rearrangement of roles that would only be complete if President Obama became vice president, Hillary Clinton is rumored to be considering Joe Biden for her secretary of state if she becomes president. A source tells Politico that Clinton, who ran against both Obama and Biden for the Democratic... More »

Indians Scratching Heads Over Trump's Ad in Hindi

Trump uses a Narendra Modi slogan, with his name swapped in, in 30-second spot

(Newser) - Less than a fortnight remains before Election Day, and Donald Trump is attempting an 11th-hour outreach to an entirely new demographic: Indian-Americans, reports the Washington Post . And so he's released a TV ad in which he attempts to speak Hindi (with a New York accent, the Post notes),... More »

Trump Offers 'New Deal' for Black Americans

He praises Newt Gingrich for Megyn Kelly interview

(Newser) - Donald Trump's poll numbers among black Americans are abysmal—he's polling at around half the 6% Mitt Romney received in 2012—but he hasn't given up trying. On Wednesday, he offered a "new deal for black America" in a policy-heavy speech delivered to what the Washington ... More »

Joe Walsh: 'If Trump Loses, I'm Grabbing My Musket'

Ex-congressman mocked, slammed for call to arms

(Newser) - A former GOP congressman claims he will be taking up arms—antiquated ones—if Hillary Clinton wins the election. "On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump," Joe Walsh tweeted Wednesday. "On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm grabbing my musket. You in?" Walsh, who represented... More »

House GOPers Prepping for Long-Haul Clinton Probe

'We've got two years' worth of material already lined up': Rep. Jason Chaffetz

(Newser) - The good news for Hillary Clinton: Prominent House Republicans seem to be giving off vibes they've accepted the possibility she'll become president. The bad news for Clinton: Those same GOPers are gearing up for "years" of continued probes into Clinton's record should she win, the Washington ... More »

Gary Johnson Continues Slide in Polls

Libertarian candidate's numbers started plunging after he didn't make debates

(Newser) - Gary Johnson has been making a valiant go of it, but the Libertarian Party's candidate for president is starting to see his numbers slip away at the polls—or, as the Boston Globe puts it, "Gary Johnson is no longer a thing." Politico reports that about half... More »

Trump Gets Some Sunny News in Florida

New poll shows him with slight edge in Florida

(Newser) - A new Bloomberg survey of 953 likely voters from Friday to Monday suggests Donald Trump has pulled ahead of Hillary Clinton in Florida, with Trump at a 2-point lead over Clinton—45% to 43%—in a four-candidate race. But Republicans shouldn't count on those 29 electoral votes just yet,... More »

Trump Is Done With Big GOP Fundraisers

He promised to give campaign $100M, has given $56M

(Newser) - Donald Trump is done with holding big fundraisers, meaning the Republican National Committee might find itself short of cash for its get-out-the-vote operation. The Washington Post reports that Trump's final high-dollar event for the Trump Victory Committee, which splits funds between the party and the candidate, was Oct. 19,... More »

Colin Powell Announces Who He's Voting For

And it's not Donald Trump

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton secured the support of a fellow former secretary of state on Tuesday when Colin Powell announced he would be voting for her, New York magazine reports. "She is balanced, she has temperament, and no matter what anyone says she has stamina," the retired four-star general said.... More »

A Democratic Senate Is Looking More and More Likely

Dems need 4 Senate seats; new prediction says they could get 7

(Newser) - With a Hillary Clinton victory looking increasingly imminent, the outlook is getting rosier for a Democratic Senate as well, according to the Cook Political Report . MarketWatch reports that 24 Republican Senate seats are being decided this election. Democrats need to pick up four of those to set up a 50/50... More »

One Grossly Overlooked Fact: US Is Now Fighting 5 Wars

Silence is deafening, complains op-ed

(Newser) - Even though it's an election year, one vital issue has been all but ignored: "The United States is waging war in at least five countries simultaneously: Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Somalia," writes Damon Linker at the Week . Blame for the silence goes all around. Republicans want... More »

Trump Rips ObamaCare, Raises Questions on Himself in Process

Seems to imply at Miami campaign event he doesn't offer health care coverage to his own workers

(Newser) - The news that ObamaCare premiums are going to significantly rise next year didn't put many people in the best of moods Tuesday, and Donald Trump was no exception. First he said "it's over" for the administration's health care plan at a rally in Tampa, Fla., Monday... More »

Trump Has Hurled How Many Insults Online? NYT Has Count

281 people, places, things have been on receiving end of Trump's Twitter rage

(Newser) - While it may seem to some like Donald Trump has insulted nearly everyone and everything under the sun, that's definitely hyperbole—the actual count is closer to 300 objects of Trump's ire, at least online, Talking Points Memo notes. TPM's source: a two-page spread in Monday's... More »

Trump on New Accuser: 'Oh, Sure She's Never Been Grabbed Before'

The presidential candidate was discussing former adult film star's 'total fiction'

(Newser) - It's one thing to take a woman's accusations against you and claim they're false, and an entirely different thing to imply that, well, at least she's used to it. Donald Trump—lately accused by adult actress Jessica Drake of sexual misconduct in the form of hugging... More »

Trump: Everyone's Overreacting to My Election Remarks

GOP nominee tells radio host 'too much is being made' of comments on accepting election results

(Newser) - It's become de rigueur to become outraged at almost anything Donald Trump does or says these days, but reaction to his latest remarks about the election have been completely overblown, according to Trump himself. Besides his "nasty woman" comment from last Wednesday's debate, Trump also came under... More »

Clinton Throws Support Down-Ballot

President Obama, other top Dems work swing races in hopes of turning House, Senate

(Newser) - With Donald Trump's poll numbers sinking, and many analysts predicting a landslide will sweep the first major party female candidate into the Oval Office, Hillary Clinton has the luxury of being able to turn her attention down-ballot and on turning red and purple states blue, reports the Washington Post... More »

SNL's Trump 'Has Best Baldwin Brother, Stephen'

'Settle down, entire planet, settle down,' admonishes Tom Hanks as Chris Wallace

(Newser) - "I'm going to start this debate in the quietest voice possible," Alec Baldwin whispered in his third time out as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live . "In the past I have been big and loud, but tonight I am a sweet little baby Trump." That... More »

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