Saturday, July 23, 2016

US Presidential Election 2016

Trump Returns to Old Attacks on First Day of General Election

Less than 12 hours after a scripted, 75-minute address to the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump was back to his old tricks — unscripted and rehashing old battles from the primaries. He...quickly ripped open old wounds — including a rehashing of attacks and allegations lobbed by Trump about Cruz's wife, Heidi, and father, Rafael. Read More

Republicans Are Really Afraid Of Hillary’s America

And the reasons why may not be good for America. Read More

The Worst Convention in U.S. History?

What was the worst convention in history—and how does this one stack up? Read More

Trump’s ‘Greatest Contribution to Christianity’: Pastors Preaching Politics

Republican nominee pledges to repeal Johnson Amendment. But pastors debate endorsing politicians from pulpits. Read More

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is wrong about the U.S. economy not growing

Our fact-check will focus on Scott’s statement that the economy is "not growing." We emailed Scott’s political consultant Wednesday night and did not get a reply by deadline. Read More

Ted Cruz 'not a Christian' after refusing to endorse Trump

Loyalists to the New York billionaire have not only accused Cruz of betraying his party but also his Christian faith. Read More

David Duke will bank on racial tensions in Louisiana Senate bid

Under normal circumstances, a candidate like Duke, with his shameful record of hate-mongering and losing to better, more mainstream opponents, wouldn’t stand a chance in this race. However, a closer look at the field of candidates and the current political climate quickly shows that these are far from normal circumstances. Read More

Melania Trump is happy using her sexuality if it helps win votes - and so is her husband

The way Mrs Trump III dresses is entirely consistent with the dresscodes of highly fragranced clusters of affluent women across the world, from Mayfair and Manhattan to Mumbai and Moscow. So similarly do these peripatetic female members of the super-rich, ultra-elite now look and behave that they increasingly represent a no-borders nation. Read More

Hillary Clinton selects Tim Kaine as her running mate

Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to be her running mate, turning to a steady and seasoned hand in government to fill out the Democratic ticket, she announced Friday. Read More

Clinton picks Catholic former missionary Tim Kaine as running mate

The selection of Kaine, a self-described "boring" Virginian with a reputation for low-key competence, could appeal to independents and moderates, but it quickly angered liberal groups that object to his advocacy for an Asian free-trade pact. Read More

Who is Tim Kaine? Clinton's 'smart political pick' for VP a bipartisan favorite

Virginia senator takes to the campaign trail with counter argument to Trump’s hard line immigration stance and a track record steering clear of controversy. Read More

4 Reasons Why Progressives Aren't Thrilled With Clinton's Pick Of Kaine

While many pundits and political observers were quick to praise Hillary Clinton's pick of Tim Kaine as her running mate on Friday, the choice wasn't met with universal acclaim. Read More

Is Tim Kaine Boring? The Dems Should Hope So.

Let’s face it: Most ‘exciting’ veep picks have been disasters. Read More

Kaine on the issues: Not always taking the party line

From abortion to taxes to trade, Hillary Clinton’s choice for vice president breaks with liberals in his Democratic Party. Read More

In picking Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton missed an opportunity

In case you didn't hear any fanfare late Friday night when Hillary Clinton announced her vice presidential running mate, that's because Tim Kaine is not a fanfare type of candidate. He is, by definition, meh. Read More

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