Monday, July 25, 2016

US Presidential Election: Trump's Russian Connection and Democratic Party in Disarray

Trump & Putin. Yes, It's Really a Thing

At a minimum, Trump appears to have a deep financial dependence on Russian money from persons close to Putin. And this is matched to a conspicuous solicitousness to Russian foreign policy interests where they come into conflict with US policies which go back decades through administrations of both parties. There is also something between a non-trivial and a substantial amount of evidence suggesting Putin-backed financial support for Trump or a non-tacit alliance between the two men. Read More

The Donald Trump Russia Connection: 5 Facts You Should about Candidate's Possible Ties to Putin

Following are five points about the apparent links between Donald Trump and Russia that voters need to take into consideration in making a decision whether or not to vote for Trump on November 8. Read More

US fears over Donald Trump's connections with Vladimir Putin's Russia

Fears Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump may be pursuing a Russian agenda with his candidacy have triggered a wave of alarm in the US. Read More

What's Behind Russian Support for World's Separatist Movements?

Britain's decision to leave the European Union is just the beginning, if some in the Kremlin have their way. Read More

Donald Trump's plan to win the week

Donald Trump isn't giving up the spotlight as Democrats meet in Philadelphia to formally make Hillary Clinton their presidential nominee. Read More

Jennifer Rubin: Trump doubles down: Fear justifies a strongman

Donald Trump accepted the nomination of the Republican Party for president by appealing to, and fanning the flames of fear and resentment. It was notable for a presidential convention acceptance speech that it had so little hope, vision, or concrete examples of how Trump would advance his agenda and "Make America Great Again." Read More

Jackson: GOP not interested in appealing to black voters

By nominating Trump, who hemmed and hawed this year before finally disavowing the endorsement of former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke, the party signaled its belief that the race-baiting Southern strategy birthed by Richard Nixon can again carry it to victory. Read More

Trump’s killed the GOP: He erased covert racism from the party’s platform — by being overtly racist

The modern Republican Party is dead and Donald Trump killed it. He did so by extracting its heart, a large group of voters who joined the party because of their views on race but who disagree with the GOP’s economic positions. What replaces the modern Republican Party? That’s still anyone’s guess. Read More

Trump Threatens To Pull The U.S. Out Of The World Trade Organization

Add it to the list. Read More

Peter Thiel's 'I am proud to be gay' is a GOP convention first

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, spoke on Thursday night about his sexuality, but didn't go so far as to criticize specific parts of the platform. Read More

The Strange Politics of Peter Thiel, Trump’s Most Unlikely Supporter

The Republican Party’s new trade-loving, free-thinking, gay, Christian, antiwar, rich-as-hell, naturalized-citizen, Silicon Valley hero. Read More

America's Rejection of the Politics of Barack Obama

The president’s belief in policies that can benefit all Americans is being repudiated by voters, in favor of a vision of politics as a zero-sum game. Read More

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Resigns As Democratic Party Chair

After mounting pressure from party officials, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation on Sunday, sending the party into turmoil ahead of its convention this week. Read More

US election: Email row claims Debbie Wasserman Schultz

The US Democratic Party chair says she will resign as a row over leaked emails threatens efforts for party unity at the presidential nominating convention. Read More

Democrats in disarray over party's attempts to brand Bernie Sanders as an atheist

The head of America's Democratic Party resigned on Sunday amid a furore over embarrassing leaked emails, hoping to head off a growing rebellion by Bernie Sanders supporters on the eve of the convention to nominate Hillary Clinton for the White House. Read More

Debbie Wasserman Schultz's controversial tenure

A slew of leaked emails was the last straw for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who announced Sunday afternoon her resignation as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee effective later this week. Read More

As DNC Begins, Many Sanders Supporters Not Ready To Get On Board For Clinton

If there was ever a time to show party unity, this would be it. Read More

Dismayed by Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg Will Endorse Hillary Clinton

Michael R. Bloomberg, who bypassed his own run for the presidency this election cycle, will endorse Hillary Clinton in a prime-time address at the Democratic National Convention and make the case for Mrs. Clinton as the best choice for moderate voters in 2016, an adviser to Mr. Bloomberg said. Read More

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