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    diArticles feed for dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:35:08 GMThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss2014Feed for Node.jsdonald trump,politics,hillary clinton,alt-rightpolitics,democrats,hillary clintondonald trump,politics,kellyanne conwaythe national interest,politics,campaign 2016,hillary clintontriangulation,politics,bill cliinton,hillary clintonpolitics,obamacare,individual mandatedonald trump,politics,dwight d. eisenhower,african-americanspolitics,gary johnson,jill steinpolitics,democrats,house of representativesthe national interest,hillary clinton,donald trump,politics,campaign 2016,Morepolitics,supreme court,hillary clintonthe national interest,politics,barack obama,rush limbaughdonald trump,politics,vladimir putinpolitics,civil rights,virginia,terry mcauliffedonald trump,politics,hillary clintonthe national interest,hillary clinton,bill clinton,politics,campaign 2016,Moretoday in donald trump,immigration,donald trump,early and often,politics,Morepolitics,evan mcmullen,utahearly and often,politics,colin powell,hillary clintonearly and often,donald trump,hillary clinton,politics<![CDATA[Clinton’s ‘Alt-Right’ Attack on Trump Is a Calculated Risk]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/clintons-alt-right-attack-on-trump-is-a-calculated-risk.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/clintons-alt-right-attack-on-trump-is-a-calculated-risk.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 21:36:13 GMT

    From the very beginning of the 2016 general election, it has been obvious that Hillary Clinton’s campaign would go after Donald Trump with a claw hammer. He presented too ripe a target to ignore even momentarily, and given Republican misgivings about him it made obvious sense to exploit Trump’s weaknesses...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticshillary clintonalt-righthttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/clintons-alt-right-attack-on-trump-is-a-calculated-risk.html#comments<![CDATA[If Hillary Clinton Wins, Democrats Will Have Posted a Record Presidential Winning Streak]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/democrats-on-the-brink-of-a-historic-winning-streak.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/democrats-on-the-brink-of-a-historic-winning-streak.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 17:05:26 GMT

    When you think of the great political coalitions of the past that were dominant for long stretches of time, you’d probably include the Democratic “New Deal” coalition, the Republican “Gilded Age” majority, and maybe the antebellum Democratic and post–Civil War Republican winning streaks. More recently, you might consider the Republican-dominated...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsdemocratshillary clintonhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/democrats-on-the-brink-of-a-historic-winning-streak.html#comments<![CDATA[Trump Campaign Still Pushing the Theory That a Hidden Majority of Voters Support Trump But Won’t Admit It]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/trump-campaign-pushing-theory-of-shy-voters.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/trump-campaign-pushing-theory-of-shy-voters.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 14:50:03 GMT

    If you are a poll-obsessed novice politician who must always look like a “winner,” disappointing poll numbers represent something of an existential crisis. So such a politician will be naturally drawn to theories that explain away the bad news — and to campaign operatives willing to package them up and...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticskellyanne conwayhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/trump-campaign-pushing-theory-of-shy-voters.html#comments<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Can’t Win a Mandate, and That’s Okay]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/hillary-clinton-cant-win-a-mandate-and-thats-okay.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/hillary-clinton-cant-win-a-mandate-and-thats-okay.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 14:03:10 GMT

    It is a tradition in American politics that a presidential election is immediately followed by a brief, fierce debate over whether the winner has received a mandate. Customarily, the winning side insists its candidate won because the American people thoughtfully evaluated his platform and embraced it enthusiastically, while the opponents...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticscampaign 2016hillary clintonhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/hillary-clinton-cant-win-a-mandate-and-thats-okay.html#comments<![CDATA[Is Hillary Clinton Hurting Her Party’s Chances in Congress by Playing It Too Safe?]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/is-hillary-hurting-her-partys-chances-in-congress.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/is-hillary-hurting-her-partys-chances-in-congress.htmlThu, 25 Aug 2016 13:27:09 GMT

    There are increasingly convincing indications that Hillary Clinton has made a strategic decision to stonewall on the email and Clinton Foundation controversies in hopes of “running out the clock” and winning the presidency without being forced to address sticky questions on such matters. Most of the talk right...More »]]>Ed Kilgoretriangulationpoliticsbill cliintonhillary clintonhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/is-hillary-hurting-her-partys-chances-in-congress.html#comments<![CDATA[Obamacare’s Biggest Problem Is That It’s Not Tyrannical Enough]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/tyrannical-obamacare-mandate-too-weak-to-work.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/tyrannical-obamacare-mandate-too-weak-to-work.htmlWed, 24 Aug 2016 21:39:39 GMT

    The recent news of Aetna’s withdrawal from participation in the Affordable Care Act’s insurance-purchasing exchanges has renewed all sort of liberal fears and gleeful conservative hopes about Obamacare’s viability. As the dust settles, it’s becoming apparent that Aetna’s action, in conjunction with the earlier withdrawal of UnitedHealth, mainly...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsobamacareindividual mandatehttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/tyrannical-obamacare-mandate-too-weak-to-work.html#comments<![CDATA[A Serious Look at Trump’s Claim He Will Win 95 Percent of the Black Vote in 2020]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/a-serious-look-at-trump-claim-hell-win-95-of-black-vote.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/a-serious-look-at-trump-claim-hell-win-95-of-black-vote.htmlWed, 24 Aug 2016 18:33:46 GMT

    When Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence was asked about his maximum leader’s boast that in a reelection campaign in 2020 he’d win 95 percent of the black vote, he reacted pretty much the way everyone did: He laughed. “Well, that’s Donald Trump,” he said.

    It’s interesting, to put...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticsdwight d. eisenhowerafrican-americanshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/a-serious-look-at-trump-claim-hell-win-95-of-black-vote.html#comments<![CDATA[Minor-Party Candidates Unlikely to Have Major Effect on the Presidential Race]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/minor-party-candidates-wont-have-major-effect-on-race.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/minor-party-candidates-wont-have-major-effect-on-race.htmlWed, 24 Aug 2016 17:06:22 GMT

    One of the obvious variables affecting the outcome of the 2016 presidential contest is the fate of two minor-party nominees who are likely to be on the ballot in a majority, if not all, states: Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Jill Stein. In the RealClearPolitics average of national...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsgary johnsonjill steinhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/minor-party-candidates-wont-have-major-effect-on-race.html#comments<![CDATA[Democrats Have a Long-Shot Chance to Take the House This Year. It Might Be Their Only One for Quite a While.]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/it-may-be-now-or-never-for-a-democratic-house.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/it-may-be-now-or-never-for-a-democratic-house.htmlWed, 24 Aug 2016 12:23:29 GMT

    The odds of Democrats retaking control of the House this November continue to be long, but they are real so long as there is a possibility of a Donald Trump collapse that in this straight-ticket voting era will drag down the whole GOP ticket.

    Democrats need a net gain of...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsdemocratshouse of representativeshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/it-may-be-now-or-never-for-a-democratic-house.html#comments<![CDATA[There’s Just One Flaw in Donald Trump’s New Plan to Show He’s Not Racist]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/theres-one-flaw-in-trumps-plan-to-show-hes-not-racist.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/theres-one-flaw-in-trumps-plan-to-show-hes-not-racist.htmlWed, 24 Aug 2016 02:28:40 GMT

    Two weeks ago, the New York Times reported that Donald Trump’s focus groups found voters frequently use two words to describe their candidate: “unqualified” and “racist.” This assessment, while encouragingly on-point, presents a serious obstacle to the Trump campaign. And so it has set out to mitigate this...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interesthillary clintondonald trumppoliticscampaign 2016Morehttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/theres-one-flaw-in-trumps-plan-to-show-hes-not-racist.html#comments<![CDATA[The Supreme Court Is on the Cusp of a Liberal Revolution]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/the-supreme-court-is-on-the-cusp-of-a-liberal-revolution.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/the-supreme-court-is-on-the-cusp-of-a-liberal-revolution.htmlTue, 23 Aug 2016 20:54:07 GMT

    It’s a commonplace observation that control of the future shape of the Supreme Court is one of the high-stakes consequences of the 2016 presidential election. That’s partly because the Court is currently at an ideological equipoise, with four generally liberal and four conservative justices (though Anthony Kennedy is not as...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticssupreme courthillary clintonhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/the-supreme-court-is-on-the-cusp-of-a-liberal-revolution.html#comments<![CDATA[Mass Lesbian Farm Infiltration Is Obama’s Best Scheme Yet]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/mass-lesbian-farm-infiltration-is-obamas-best-scheme-yet.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/mass-lesbian-farm-infiltration-is-obamas-best-scheme-yet.htmlTue, 23 Aug 2016 19:19:56 GMT

    Barack Obama is nearing the finish line of a presidency filled with accomplishments ranging from death panels to FEMA camps to the importation of Sharia law. Year eight is a natural time for Obama to unveil the most deviously brilliant plot of them all:...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsbarack obamarush limbaughhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/mass-lesbian-farm-infiltration-is-obamas-best-scheme-yet.html#comments<![CDATA[Trump’s Man-Crush on Putin Could Cost Him Among a Key Swing-State Demographic]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/putin-loving-trump-has-issues-with-putin-hating-voters.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/putin-loving-trump-has-issues-with-putin-hating-voters.htmlTue, 23 Aug 2016 17:39:19 GMT

    Donald Trump’s white working-class support might have some unexpected holes in key battleground states — specifically, among Americans of Eastern European heritage who are likely to look askance at the mogul’s man-crush on Vladimir Putin and his expressed reluctance to defend potential victims of Russian aggression. Russia’s own apparent interest...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticsvladimir putinhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/putin-loving-trump-has-issues-with-putin-hating-voters.html#comments<![CDATA[Virginia Governor Grants 13,000 Felons Voting Rights]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/virginia-governor-grants-13-000-felons-voting-rights.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/virginia-governor-grants-13-000-felons-voting-rights.htmlTue, 23 Aug 2016 16:08:37 GMT

    About 13,000 ex-felons will now have the opportunity to cast ballots in the presidential election after Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe restored their voting rights on Monday.

    McAuliffe’s executive action is the latest in a back-and-forth between the governor, Republican legislators, and the state supreme court over the decision...More »]]>Jen Kirbypoliticscivil rightsvirginiaterry mcauliffehttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/virginia-governor-grants-13-000-felons-voting-rights.html#comments<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Answers Right-Wing Rumors About Her Health by Opening a Pickle Jar]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/healthy-hillary-clinton-opens-pickle-jar-on-late-night-tv.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/healthy-hillary-clinton-opens-pickle-jar-on-late-night-tv.htmlTue, 23 Aug 2016 14:20:44 GMT

    For a good while Hillary Clinton ignored the increasing drumbeat of weird conservative rumormongering and outright fabrications suggesting her health was failing. Then, Donald Trump himself began pushing that particular story, most notably in a Wisconsin speech (the one to an all-white rally in a nearly all-white Milwaukee...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticshillary clintonhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/healthy-hillary-clinton-opens-pickle-jar-on-late-night-tv.html#comments<![CDATA[Clinton Foundation Still Not Criminal, Still Not Great for Hillary]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/clinton-foundation-still-not-criminal-still-not-great.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/clinton-foundation-still-not-criminal-still-not-great.htmlTue, 23 Aug 2016 12:54:45 GMT

    The Clinton Foundation is hardly a large or unique source of corruption in American politics. It is, however, a source of grubby, low-level access headaches. That is the takeaway from the latest batch of State Department emails. The emails do not show that Clinton Foundation donors received any...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interesthillary clintonbill clintonpoliticscampaign 2016Morehttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/clinton-foundation-still-not-criminal-still-not-great.html#comments<![CDATA[Trump’s New Strategy: Anger Latinos and His Deportation-Loving Base]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/trumps-new-strategy-anger-hispanics-less-than-i-greater-than-and-less-than-i-greater-than-his-base.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/trumps-new-strategy-anger-hispanics-less-than-i-greater-than-and-less-than-i-greater-than-his-base.htmlTue, 23 Aug 2016 08:23:59 GMT

    Less than a week after his campaign reboot, the new and improved Donald Trump is attempting a very difficult maneuver: alienating Latino voters even further, while potentially enraging his base by softening his cartoonishly tough stance against illegal immigration.

    Over the weekend, there were reports that in his first...More »]]>Margaret Hartmanntoday in donald trumpimmigrationdonald trumpearly and oftenpoliticsMorehttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/trumps-new-strategy-anger-hispanics-less-than-i-greater-than-and-less-than-i-greater-than-his-base.html#comments<![CDATA[Evan McMullin’s Unlikely Strategy to Win the White House: It’s All About Utah]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/the-very-exotic-evan-mcmullin-victory-strategy.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/the-very-exotic-evan-mcmullin-victory-strategy.htmlMon, 22 Aug 2016 21:40:13 GMT

    It’s nice to take a break now and then from the victory strategies of the two major-party candidates, and the back-and-forth over which is more realistic, and focus on a real feat of imagination: independent conservative candidate Evan McMullin’s exotic path to the White House.

    ABC News pondered...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsevan mcmullenutahhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/the-very-exotic-evan-mcmullin-victory-strategy.html#comments<![CDATA[Colin Powell: Clinton Team Is Trying to ‘Pin’ Email Scandal on Me]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/colin-powell-clinton-team-trying-to-pin-emailgate-on-me.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/colin-powell-clinton-team-trying-to-pin-emailgate-on-me.htmlMon, 22 Aug 2016 08:31:00 GMT

    According to Colin Powell, in addition to being ethically challenged, Hillary Clinton is somewhat incompetent. At an event in the Hamptons over the weekend, the former George W. Bush administration official said of the never-ending Clinton email scandal, “Her people have been trying to pin it on me.”

    ...More »]]>
    Margaret Hartmannearly and oftenpoliticscolin powellhillary clintonhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/colin-powell-clinton-team-trying-to-pin-emailgate-on-me.html#comments
    <![CDATA[In 15 Days Trump Will Be Tied With Clinton, According to RNC Chairman]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/priebus-trump-tied-clinton.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/priebus-trump-tied-clinton.htmlMon, 22 Aug 2016 03:53:00 GMT

    National polls show that Donald Trump is currently losing to Hillary Clinton by five points or more. (Which polls? Most of them. All of them.) However, Americans should probably cancel any late summer vacation plans and remain glued to the news, because according to Republican National...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannearly and oftendonald trumphillary clintonpoliticshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/08/priebus-trump-tied-clinton.html#comments