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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 »

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 »

In Leaked Emails, Aides Were Candid About Clinton's Flaws

They were annoyed by her reaction to email scandal

(Newser) - The Clinton WikiLeaks keep on coming: In the latest release of emails from hacked campaign chief John Podesta, Podesta and other Clinton aides complain about her reaction to the emerging furor over her private email server. In one message from April last year, Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden... 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 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 »

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 »

Clinton Campaign HQ Evacuated Amid Powder Scare

Suspicious powder found in letter sent to NYC office

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's campaign headquarters in Brooklyn had to be evacuated Friday evening after suspicious white powder was found in a letter, police say. The letter was opened at Clinton's Manhattan office and ended up at the Brooklyn HQ for reasons that are unclear, police say. CNN reports that... More »

Weird Al Moderates the Final Presidential Debate in Song

And accidentally opens some sort of flaming portal

(Newser) - The Gregory Brothers' "life's work" is making sure that everything is turned into a song, they write in the New York Times . To that end, they've been making auto-tuned jams out of political clips for years. But Wednesday's final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump... More »

US Rep, 'Genteel Southerner' Has Thoughts on Nasty Women

Texas' Brian Babin defends Donald Trump's 'nasty woman' comment

(Newser) - "Sometimes a lady needs to be told when she's being nasty." That's not—in the words of New York Magazine —"a line straight out of a terrible porn script." Rather, it's US Rep. Brian Babin defending Donald Trump's "nasty woman"... 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 »

8 Best Lines From Boo-Filled Clinton, Trump Dinner

The GOP candidate was booed at Catholic charity gala

(Newser) - A day after Wednesday night's bad-tempered debate, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sat just one seat apart from each other at a New York City charity dinner . They were on either side of Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, at the 71st Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner,... 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 »

Clinton 'Relieved' Debates Are Over

She says Trump sounds like a sore loser

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton—along with weary voters, political commentators, and whatever alien civilizations are picking up our TV broadcasts—is glad the presidential debates are over. Politico reports that Clinton and her staff seemed triumphant when they boarded her campaign plane after the Las Vegas debate. "I had my very... More »

Trump on Accepting Results: 'I'll Keep You in Suspense'

He won't commit during debate

(Newser) - Donald Trump made headlines late in Wednesday's debate by refusing to say he would accept the results of the November election if he loses to Hillary Clinton. It's a "startling break with American democratic tradition," declares the Washington Post . Clinton, meanwhile, called his resistance "horrifying,... 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 »

Trump Predicts Trouble for Roe v. Wade

He promises to appoint anti-abortion judges

(Newser) - The third and final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton got off to a low-key start Wednesday with a focus on issues instead of scandals—and without a handshake, notes the AP . On one of the first topics, abortion, Trump predicted that Roe v. Wade would be in trouble... More »

Clinton Apparently Got Debate Handshake Protocol Changed

Campaign apparently wants to play it safe

(Newser) - Traditionally, the spouses and family members of the two presidential candidates shake hands as they enter the debates and cross each other's paths on their way to their seats. That could change tonight: Two sources tell the New York Times that after the last debate, when Donald Trump attempted... More »

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