Wednesday, July 27, 2016

2016 US Presidential Election: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride* - FURTHER UPDATES

New: Hillary Clinton's challenge: Igniting excitement

Hillary Clinton's allies did everything in their power to set up her big moment Thursday night. Now it's up to her to deliver. Read More

New: Can Clinton meet the moment?

She’s not a natural at this, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. Read More

New: Pressure's on Hillary Clinton after Obama's grand-slam speech, Trump's errors

It would have been a good speech, even for the oratorically gifted Obama, under any circumstances. But coming just six days after Trump delivered the darkest, angriest, scariest, vainest acceptance speech in modern presidential history, it was devastatingly effective.' Read More

New: Clinton Is ‘Sane’ And ‘Competent,’ Unlike Trump, Bloomberg Tells U.S.

The billionaire ex-Republican, who has endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, made the case that Trump’s career is characterized by a litany of collapses and missteps, and that the Republican presidential nominee’s boasts don’t match reality. Americans who want a great businessperson in the White House should look for someone who isn’t Trump, Bloomberg said. Read More

New: Opinion: DNC hack requires swift, forceful response from Washington

President Obama and other Western leaders need to send a strong and lasting message to Moscow that meddling in democratic institutions is off limits. Read More

New: Donald Trump’s Call for Russia to Hack the U.S. Might Be a Felony

The GOP nominee says all kinds of crazy things on the campaign trail. But this one could open him up to prosecution—if the Department of Justice was really willing to go there. Read More

New: Donald Trump's admiration for Vladimir Putin is trouble

Trump has long been fascinated with Russia and, before its dissolution, the Soviet Union. Read More

New: Trump & Russia: Campaign Will Not Release Tax Returns [UPDATED]

On the heel of revelations the Russian government has been both using paid internet trolls to support Trump in addition to hacking the DNC and manipulating metadata to release emails to Wikileaks to damage Hillary Clinton, Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort told CBS News this morning Donald Trump will not release his tax returns for public inspection. This refusal not only breaks tradition with every major party candidate in recent history (since 1976) but also contradicts Trump’s previous attack on Mitt Romney in 2012 for engaging in identical behavior. Read More

New: Trump: I Was Being Sarcastic When I Asked Russia to Hack Hillary

In an interview on Fox & Friends, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that comments he made on Wednesday calling for Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails were meant to be a joke. Read More
But no one is laughing.
New: Trump: Putin’s ‘doing a better job’ than Obama

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump says Russian leader Vladimir Putin is "doing a better job" than President Obama. Read More

New: Melania Trump website scrubbed from internet

Melania Trump’s professional website was recently deleted from the internet, according to The Huffington Post. The deletion comes amid questions from the media about her degree in architecture from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. Read More

Trump goes it alone on Russia

His call for Moscow to find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails won him attention, but his foreign policy found few supporters on either side of the aisle. Read More

Trump denounced for suggesting Russians should hack Clinton email + video

Military and national security figures strongly condemned Donald Trump for his comments on Wednesday in which he appeared to suggest that Russians should hack Hillary Clinton's email. Read More

GOP Figures Disgusted By Trump Urging Russian Cyberattack

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, whose eventual electoral domestication seems to be forever around the next corner, pivoted back in the direction of the surreal and reprehensible Wednesday morning at a press conference in Doral, Florida. And once again, Trump is taking fire from fellow Republicans in a way that shatters all precedent, as disaffected conservatives receive one more sign that their party’s nominee is catastrophically unfit for office. Read More

Democrats accuse Trump of disloyalty over Clinton emails

Donald Trump appeared to call on Russian intelligence agencies Wednesday to find 30,000 of Hillary Clinton's deleted emails, adding a stunning twist to the uproar over Moscow's alleged intervention in the presidential election. Read More

Fact check: Trump’s presser on Clinton emails, Putin and more

Donald Trump made several false and misleading statements in an hourlong press conference Wednesday — on Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton’s emails and more. Read More

On second thought, better to hail Mother Russia, Trump

William Inboden, a former National Security Council member under President George W. Bush, told Politico: "Trump's appeal for a foreign government hostile to the United States to manipulate our electoral process is not an assault on Hillary Clinton, it is an assault on the Constitution." Read More

McAuliffe fuels new distrust of Clinton over her position on trade

Gov. Terry McAuliffe fueled new distrust of Hillary Clinton among liberal Democrats this week with a declaration that the presidential nominee was likely to reverse her position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership after the election. Read More

What's the deal with Terry McAuliffe saying Clinton will flip on TPP?

On Tuesday night, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe gave a glowing speech about his friend, former secretary of Sate Hillary Clinton. There was only one problem: He seemed to suggest that she’d reverse her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal if she became president. Read More

An Unforced Error

Terry McAuliffe accidentally fueled the perception that Hillary Clinton merely follows the trade winds on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Read More

Clinton friend McAuliffe says Clinton will flip on TPP, then walks it back

Terry McAuliffe tells POLITICO the Democratic nominee will support a deal with tweaks that Sanders' supporters hate. But the Clinton campaign calls the comments 'flat wrong.' Read More
* Mr. Toad's Wild Ride is a "dark ride" at Disney Land. It is a fitting description for how this year's presidential election is unfolding for the American voter.

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