Hillary Clinton 2016

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Trump's Slim Lead in Texas Is a Big Worry for Republicans

Democrats haven't won the state in 40 years

(Newser) - Could Texas turn blue? The state hasn't gone for a Democratic president since Jimmy Carter, but lots of political stories are taking note of Donald Trump's slim lead in the polls over Hillary Clinton. The gist of most: Trump is still expected to win, but it's going... 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 »

Leaked Emails Spell Trouble on the Left for Clinton

Progressives angry at insults, preparing a fight

(Newser) - A steady drip of hacked emails being released by WikiLeaks isn't getting anywhere near the attention Donald Trump would like, but they could still cause plenty of trouble for Hillary Clinton, reports Politico . If the polls are right and Clinton wins the White House, she can expect to confront... More »

Clinton, Trump to Dine Together Thursday Night

No one's really sure how the Alfred E. Smith dinner/roast is going to go

(Newser) - Fact-checkers held both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump over the fire for their remarks during Wednesday night's presidential debate, but on Thursday night, the candidates will get to roast each other free of the facts, CBS New York reports. It should prove to be an interesting evening at the... More »

Fact-Checkers Weigh In on Final Debate

Both sides made some dubious claims

(Newser) - The third presidential debate in Las Vegas was another busy night for the fact-checkers, who had an assortment of false claims, dubious statements, mischaracterizations, and exaggerations to look at from both candidates. Their verdict on some of the more controversial claims:
  • Donald Trump: "Her plan is going to raise
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7 Takes on the Final Debate

Trump may have landed a knockout punch on himself

(Newser) - Good news for Hillary Clinton: Many pundits say you won the final debate. Good news for Donald Trump: A lot of them say it was close. Good news for America: You'll never have to watch these two debate again. The showdown in Vegas turned out to be a more... More »

'Such a Nasty Woman': Big Lines From the Debate

Clinton and Trump square off a final time

(Newser) - Some of the lines drawing attention from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's third and final debate. (The Washington Post has a transcript here ):
  • Puppets: In a discussion of Vladimir Putin, Trump said Putin would respect him more. "That's because he'd rather have a puppet as
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Trump: 'I Didn't Apologize to My Wife ... I Didn't Do Anything'

Clinton says 'belittling women makes him bigger'

(Newser) - After an hour of debate on policy issues, Wednesday night's debate turned to the accusations by women against Donald Trump—and he dismissed them as "lies and fiction." The allegations that he groped women "have largely been debunked," he said, adding that he suspected Hillary... More »

Leaked Email: Clinton Looked to Tech World During VP Search

Bill Gates, Tim Cook, others among those considered

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton may have picked America's dad Tim Kaine as her running mate, but in an alternate universe her veep was one of America's tech giants. A leaked email sent by Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and released by WikiLeaks Tuesday names Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Apple... More »

Familiar Theme Emerges in Election Coverage

Common refrain: Clinton will win easily, now looking to Congress

(Newser) - A clear theme is emerging in political coverage, one that suggests a shift in thinking in DC from a probable Hillary Clinton victory to a certain Clinton victory, with the only question being how big it will be and whether the Democrats take over Congress. Examples:
  • "With Donald Trump’
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Giuliani: Sorry About False Clinton 9/11 Claim

Clinton never actually claimed to be in New York on 9/11

(Newser) - While campaigning for Donald Trump on Wednesday, Rudy Giuliani let loose on something he thought he heard Hillary Clinton say during the last presidential debate. "Don't tell me, if you said that, that you remember Sept. 11, 2001," he said. "I remember Sept. 11, 2001. Yes,... More »

Google Searches for 'Write-In' Just Surged Massively

Searches hit record level since 2004

(Newser) - Americans are apparently looking for someone, anyone, other than Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton to vote for in the presidential election—just as long as that someone isn't, you know, someone already on the ballot . Google Trends data shows that online searches for "write-in" jumped by more than... More »

How Trump's Troubles Could Actually Help Him

Overconfident Democrats may not vote

(Newser) - A Reuters analysis suggests an odd problem for Hillary Clinton: overconfidence among her supporters may lead them to skip Election Day altogether. With Donald Trump dealing with GOP defections and slipping poll numbers in the wake of his hot mic scandal, the prospect of depressed Democratic turnout is a real... More »

Who Won/Lost the Debate

One consensus: Trump survives a knockout blow

(Newser) - It was, says Politico , "the ugliest debate in American history." But who actually won the insult-filled affair ? Some assessments:
  • Chris Cillizza, Washington Post : He's got Clinton in his "winners" category because "she went into this debate with massive momentum in the race—much of
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Trump: It's Just 'Locker Room Talk'

Clinton calls him unfit for presidency

(Newser) - It took no time at all for Donald Trump's hot mic scandal to surface at Sunday night's debate—a nasty affair that got underway without a traditional handshake. Trump flatly rejected the suggestion that his comments amounted to a description of "sexual assault," in the words... More »

What to Expect in Tonight's Debate

Can Donald Trump overcome his new scandal?

(Newser) - Sunday night's presidential debate could hardly come at a more interesting time, with Donald Trump's hot mic trouble and Hillary Clinton's speech-transcript trouble. The town-hall-style debate at 9pm Eastern won't feature podiums but will have instead have the candidates on a stage answering questions from undecided... More »

Trump: I'll Dump 70% of Federal Regulations

He says Clinton is 'resting,' not prepping for debate

(Newser) - Donald Trump wants to more than merely decimate federal regulations: He told a town hall event in New Hampshire on Thursday night that he wants to wipe out a full 70% of them. "We are cutting the regulation at a tremendous clip. I would say 70% of regulations can... More »

Giuliani's Daughter: 'I Love Hillary'

She's not joining dad on the Trump train

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani is one of Donald Trump's leading surrogates, but his daughter has made it very clear that she won't be joining him on the Trump train. "I can confirm that I do support Hillary Clinton for president. Enthusiastically," Caroline Giuliani tells the New York Daily ... More »

Clinton Buys $63K in Weather Channel Ads Pre-Hurricane

This could be a smart buy in battleground state of Florida—or it could backfire

(Newser) - One wouldn't think buying commercial spots on the Weather Channel would be the obvious media choice for presidential candidates vying for votes, but with Hurricane Matthew barreling toward the battleground states of Florida and North Carolina just a month before Election Day, that's exactly what Hillary Clinton's... More »

Trump Just Gave Clinton the Perfect '3AM' Ad

His late tweets are a little troubling, writes Washington Post columnist

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton made the idea of a president receiving a 3am phone call famous in her 2008 race against Barack Obama, and now columnist Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post thinks she should resurrect a slightly different version for Donald Trump. Except "the question now may be: Do you... More »

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