Friday, August 05, 2016

2016 US Presidential Election: Trump adopts more disciplined approach. But how long can he control his destructive tendencies? - UPDATED

New: For Trump, the Problem Isn't the Message. It's the Messenger.

The 2016 presidential election has solidified into a referendum on Republican nominee Donald Trump. And it's the man - not his message - that's creating the stark choice that voters must make in November between two unpopular nominees. Read More

New: Donald Trump’s Electoral Map Is Shrinking

You can count his paths to victory on two very short fingers. Read More

New: AJC poll: Hillary Clinton has slim lead over Donald Trump in Georgia

Democrat Hillary Clinton has built a slim lead over Donald Trump in Georgia after one of the worst weeks of the Republican’s campaign, and the Libertarian presidential ticket cracked double-digits, according to a new Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll. Read More

New: Jaws Drop As Poll Reveals Donald Trump Is Losing To Hillary Clinton In The South

Donald Trump is going where no Republican has gone for 20 years. He is losing the South to Hillary Clinton. Read More

New: Trump Goes Totally Insane And Promises Terrorist Attacks If Clinton Wins The Election

Trump began his rally in Des Moines, Iowa by promising that if Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election, there will be more terror attacks in the United States. Read More

New: Donald Trump Continues Love-Hate Relationship With Iowa

'If we don't pull this off, I'm blaming Iowa.'

Donald Trump continued his love-hate relationship with Iowa at a rally in Des Moines Friday. Read More

New: Somalis in Maine strike back after Trump's comments at rally

Somali residents of Maine say Donald Trump's characterization of their community as dangerous is unfair and could undo years of work to integrate into the country's whitest state. Read More

New: Trump Accused Of A Federal Crime On Same Day He Accepts The Republican Nomination

Donald Trump is facing a new complaint that his use of the Trump Organization to do his campaign work is a violation of federal law. Read More

Trump Endorses Paul Ryan, John McCain at Wisconsin Rally

Donald Trump on Friday offered an olive branch to the Republican Party, endorsing the three Republican lawmakers — House Speaker Paul Ryan, Arizona Sen. John McCain and New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte — that he had snubbed earlier in the week. Read More
"But the endorsements are likely to be more of a boon for Trump than the three Republicans, as Trump's decision to snub them hurt him with the party nationwide.

Trump's his initial refusal to back the three — and particularly his reluctance to endorse Ryan, an unprecedented move from a major party nominee — sparked fresh questions over Trump's viability in the race." Alexandra Jaffe, NBC News
Trump, looking to right campaign ship, endorses Ryan, senators

Republican Donald Trump took steps to steer his White House campaign back into favor with his party establishment on Friday by endorsing U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and two Republican senators seeking re-election, after expressing coolness toward them earlier this week. Read More
"Trump's endorsement emerged as he took other steps to get his campaign back on track after days of controversy and falling poll numbers that have given Democrat Hillary Clinton the advantage in the race to the Nov. 8 election.

In the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, Clinton's lead over Trump narrowed to less than 3 percentage points, down from nearly 8 points on Monday. Trump on Friday announced he was setting up an advisory team to help guide him on economic policy. The group relies heavily on hedge fund managers and investment bankers, a group Trump has railed against in the past, and includes no women.

In addition, Trump plans to release his framework for boosting the U.S. economy in a speech in Detroit on Monday, an event that will offer him a chance to avoid theatrics and detail how he would handle economic issues if elected." Emily Stephenson, James Oliphant, Reuters
Trump endorses Paul Ryan

Donald Trump endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday, moving to mend an intra-party rift that has put the Republican presidential nominee at odds with its highest-ranking elected official. Read More

Trump Calls Clinton 'Close to Unhinged,' Assures He's Pro-Baby

After an off-message week, Donald Trump finally hit his stride Friday afternoon, spending nearly the entirety of his hour long remarks attacking Hillary Clinton and predicting "destruction of this country from within" should she win in November. Read More

Trump says he was only joking about that baby

Donald Trump said his joke about ejecting a baby from one of his rallies this week was misinterpreted and blamed the “dishonest” news media for turning a lighthearted moment into a negative story. Read More
Another example of Trump recreating reality?
Trump in a slump

Not only is he sinking rapidly in the polls — he's losing by a larger margin than the past two Republican also-rans. Read More

Clinton camp confronts Trump's Rust Belt strategy

Tim Kaine is barnstorming the industrial Midwest in the hopes of locking down the white, working-class voters that Trump desperately needs to win. Read More

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