Monday, August 08, 2016

2016 US Presidential Election: Anti-Trump Republicans field their own presidential candidate; probe into Melania Trump's immigration irregularities requested

I will be posting new reports and commentary on Donald Trump's address to the Detroit Economic Club later today.

Why a third-party conservative candidate won't crush Trump's presidential campaign

If the Donald Trump campaign called central casting for an opposing candidate to help prove Trump himself is truly the anti-establishment/ not your father's Republican candidate they'd be hard-pressed to come up with someone better than Evan McMullin. Read More

Anti-Trump conservatives recruit candidate for WH bid

Conservative Republicans have recruited a former CIA staffer and top House GOP aide to launch an independent White House bid -- and he could cause problems for Donald Trump in a key state if he gets on the ballot. Read More

Evan McMullin Running for President: 6 Things to Know

Numerous sources confirmed today that Evan McMullin is mounting an Independent presidential bid to challenge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

McMullin was little-known before MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough broke the story.

Here are six quick things to know about the anti-Trump Republican. Read More

Former CIA Officer Evan McMullin to Launch Independent Presidential Bid

Evan McMullin, a former CIA counterterrorism officer, will run for president as a third-party conservative alternative to Donald Trump, GOP operatives working to back the candidate told ABC News today. Read More

Republican Evan McMullin to launch presidential run against Trump

Evan McMullin, a little-known former CIA operative, is launching a third-party bid for president as a conservative alternative to Donald Trump. Read More

CIA veteran expected to announce challenge to Trump

Evan McMullin, a Central Intelligence Agency veteran and former chief policy director of the House Republican Conference, is expected to announce an independent presidential bid on Monday, according to multiple reports. Read More

Anti-Trump group files complaint with U.S. Customs and Border Protection for formal probe into Melania Trump’s immigration history

Days after questions emerged over whether Melania Trump had worked in the U.S. illegally as a young model, a group opposed to her immigrant-bashing husband announced Monday it was filing a complaint with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection seeking an investigation into the claims. Read More

Anti-Trump PAC to file complaint against Melania Trump with immigration enforcement officers

The Democratic Coalition Against Trump said it intends to file a complaint urging the federal government to investigate whether Melania Trump violated immigration law. Read More

Will Trump's divisive campaign wind up uniting the nation?

America has great divisions, exemplified by the red states and blue states on presidential election maps.

But ironically, thanks to Republican nominee Donald Trump's willingness to insult and offend virtually everyone, there appears to be a growing chance that an unprecedented number of Republicans will decide to support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president. Read More

Fresh batch of Republicans defect to Clinton

A former aide of President George W. Bush undercut Donald Trump’s economic address before it even began Monday, leading the latest batch of Republican defections by casting Hillary Clinton as the best candidate to grow the economy. Read More

Reagan Republican: Trump is the emperor with no clothes

I had the honor of serving as Ronald Reagan's White House political director from 1987 to 1989, so I can claim some insight on U.S. politics. My central conclusion on the 2016 race: It might not be entirely clear that Hillary Clinton deserves to win the presidency, but it is thunderingly clear that Donald Trump deserves to lose. Read More

George P. Bush, a Trump Holdout, Urges Support For Nominee

Land Commissioner George P. Bush, who has not endorsed Donald Trump, is now asking Texas Republicans to support the party's presidential nominee. Read More
Since the end of the primaries, many members of the Bush family and its network have declined to offer any support for Trump. They include Jeb Bush, former President George W. Bush and former President George H.W. Bush.
Trump fundraising sets off Clinton camp alarms

'We must redouble our efforts in the coming weeks,' a concerned Robby Mook writes. Read More

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