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    diArticles feed for di, 30 Aug 2016 02:29:07 GMT for Node.jsstates,politics,medicaid,obamacaredonald trump,politics,catholicsthe national interest,politics,political correctnessdonald trump,politicspolitics,voting,hackers,hackspolitics,hillary clinton,democratscampaigns,politics,hillary clinton 2016,michelle kwan,hillary clintondonald trump,politics,republicans,landslideSyrian refugees,obama administration,Immigration,international affairs,politics,refugeesawful things,gun violence,Chicago,early and often,Racism,Donald Trump,politicspolitics,Maine,racism,racial profiling,Paul LePagehealth and wellness,harold bornstein,today in donald trump,hillary clinton,donald trump,fitness for office,early and often,politicsdonald trump,politics,hillary clinton,racism,mediapolitics,republicans,religious libertythe national interest,politics,donald trump,campaign 2016,hillary clintondonald trump,early and often,politicstoday in donald trump,early and often,stephen bannon,politicsdonald trump,politics,hillary clinton,alt-rightpolitics,democrats,hillary clintondonald trump,politics,kellyanne conway<![CDATA[If Obamacare Bombs, States Must Share the Blame]]>, 29 Aug 2016 22:31:30 GMT

    Now that there are renewed doubts about the workability of the private-insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act, the president must again take the blame if things don’t work out as intended, right?

    Well, at most, that is half-right or maybe one-third right. The U.S. Supreme...More »]]>Ed Kilgorestatespoliticsmedicaidobamacare<![CDATA[Trump Has a Catholic Problem. But How Bad Is It?]]>, 29 Aug 2016 21:37:01 GMT

    For months the only publicly available breakouts of religious groups in presidential polling usually involved white evangelicals, a crucial demographic for Donald Trump in both the primaries and the general election.

    But now comes the Public Religion Research Institute with a more thorough set of religious slicing and...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticscatholics<![CDATA[Chicago and the Anti-Anti-P.C. Left]]>, 29 Aug 2016 20:03:39 GMT

    When I wrote a year and a half ago about the return of political correctness, I noticed the crucial role played by the notion of “safety.” Obviously, safety is a good thing, as — for that matter — are sensitivity and opposition to racism and sexism. The trouble...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticspolitical correctness<![CDATA[It’s Still August, But Trump Supporters Are Already Finding Mystical Signs That He Will Win]]>, 29 Aug 2016 18:54:42 GMT

    As I tried to explain over the weekend, there is an empirical case for the possibility that Donald Trump can yet win this presidential election. Indeed, as Nate Silver observed today, there is even a bit of a polling trend in his favor, though that could...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppolitics<![CDATA[Report: Foreign Hackers May Have Breached Two States’ Election Databases]]>, 29 Aug 2016 16:00:29 GMT

    And the hacks just keep on coming. A little more than two months out from Election Day, the FBI believes foreign hackers may have gained access to voter databases in Arizona and Illinois, reports Yahoo News. In Illinois, the cyberattackers reportedly downloaded the personal...More »]]>Jen Kirbypoliticsvotinghackershacks<![CDATA[Democrats Will Expect a President Clinton to Do the Impossible]]>, 29 Aug 2016 15:02:47 GMT

    At this climactic stage of the presidential contest, with some polls still too close for comfort and debates still ahead, it’s doubtful much of the brainpower of Team HRC is focused on what she will actually do if elected. But at Politico today there was a preview of...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticshillary clintondemocrats<![CDATA[Michelle Kwan Is Working for Hillary Clinton]]>, 29 Aug 2016 00:30:00 GMT

    In a modestly air-conditioned office space in a suburban strip mall in Arlington, Virginia, the Hillary volunteers are phone-banking. They are gathering around card tables and crammed into sofas and loveseats, beneath handmade signs and patriotic bunting, mostly retirees and college students, talking on cell phones and filling out paperwork,...More »]]>Marin Cogancampaignspoliticshillary clinton 2016michelle kwanhillary clinton<![CDATA[Don’t Count Out Trump Just Yet]]>, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:21 GMT

    Nobody serious is officially calling the presidential contest over. But as the summer nears its end, if Donald Trump is not yet toast, he’s certainly looking toasty.

    The win probabilities for Hillary Clinton among the major forecasters are getting awfully high, ranging from 83 percent by FiveThirtyEight and DailyKos to...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticsrepublicanslandslide<![CDATA[The 10,000th Syrian Refugee Is About to Be Resettled in America]]>, 28 Aug 2016 22:16:56 GMT

    The U.S. Ambassador to Jordan, Alice Wells, announced on Sunday that the 10,000th Syrian refugee will arrive in the U.S. this week, meeting the goal set by the Obama administration for its year-old resettlement program. The Associated Press reports that the number will be reached after a group...More »]]>Chas DannerSyrian refugeesobama administrationImmigrationinternational affairspoliticsrefugees<![CDATA[Trump Uses the Death of a Chicago Mother to Celebrate Himself]]>, 28 Aug 2016 04:28:25 GMT

    Friday afternoon in Chicago, a 32-year-old black woman named Nykea Aldridge was shot and killed in the city’s South Side while pushing her baby in a stroller on the way to register her children at a nearby elementary school. The mother of four was struck in the head as two...More »]]>Chas Dannerawful thingsgun violenceChicagoearly and oftenRacismDonald Trumppolitics<![CDATA[Maine Governor Paul LePage Suggests People of Color and Hispanics Are the ‘Enemy’ of Police]]>, 27 Aug 2016 18:22:08 GMT

    Maine’s Republican governor, Paul LePage, in the throes of a voicemail scandal in which he challenged a Democratic Maine lawmaker to “prove that I’m a racist,” said in a Friday press conference that when it comes to racial profiling by police, “the overwhelming majority” of drug traffickers coming into Maine...More »]]>Chas DannerpoliticsMaineracismracial profilingPaul LePage<![CDATA[Trump’s Doctor Took Only 5 Minutes to Write Candidate’s Medical Report, While a Limo Waited Outside]]>, 27 Aug 2016 16:07:36 GMT

    Donald Trump’s personal physician took only five minutes to write a letter declaring that the 70-year-old Republican would be the healthiest president in U.S. history, according to NBC News. The letter from Manhattan’s Dr. Harold Bornstein, in he which he insisted that, “If elected, Mr. Trump, I...More »]]>Chas Dannerhealth and wellnessharold bornsteintoday in donald trumphillary clintondonald trumpfitness for officeearly and oftenpolitics<![CDATA[Media False Equivalence Is Trump’s Best Friend in the Debate Over Racism]]>, 26 Aug 2016 17:50:05 GMT

    Yesterday, Hillary Clinton offered a reasonably detailed indictment of Donald Trump’s racially offensive utterances and associations. You don’t have to agree with every characterization she made, or with the underlying innuendo that Trump is himself a racist, to acknowledge she made a decent prosecutor’s prima facie case.

    In...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticshillary clintonracismmedia<![CDATA[Conservatives Seem to Understand They’ve Lost the Public Debate on Gay Rights]]>, 26 Aug 2016 16:40:10 GMT

    Something that is largely missing from this year’s presidential campaign that was a reasonably big deal in 2012 is the “religious liberty” issue — the demand that people of faith be insulated from compliance with non-discrimination laws that they claim violate their consciences.

    As the 2012 general election heated up,...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsrepublicansreligious liberty<![CDATA[Trump: Only Desperate Liars Call Their Opponent Racist. Also Hillary Is Racist.]]>, 26 Aug 2016 14:47:05 GMT

    Yesterday, Hillary Clinton delivered a speech tying together Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from his early days excluding African-American tenants from his family’s housing in New York to what Paul Ryan called “textbook racist” comments that a Mexican-American was unfit to judge whether Trump had committed fraud....More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdonald trumpcampaign 2016hillary clinton<![CDATA[Trump Denies He’s ‘Softening’ on Immigration, Though That’s Literally What He Said Two Days Ago]]>, 26 Aug 2016 09:07:49 GMT

    Donald Trump — the guy who’s spent the past 14 months talking about Mexican rapists and a “deportation force” — just found out what Donald Trump — the candidate who wants Hispanics to vote for him — has been saying about immigration reform, and boy is he mad! In an...More »]]>Margaret Hartmanndonald trumpearly and oftenpolitics<![CDATA[Trump Campaign Manager Stephen Bannon Charged With Domestic Violence in 1996]]>, 26 Aug 2016 05:05:47 GMT

    Stephen Bannon, the Breitbart News executive and new Donald Trump campaign CEO, was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, battery, and dissuading a witness following an incident with his then-wife in 1996.

    According to a police report obtained by Politico, when Santa Monica, California, police responded to a 911...More »]]>Margaret Hartmanntoday in donald trumpearly and oftenstephen bannonpolitics<![CDATA[Clinton’s ‘Alt-Right’ Attack on Trump Is a Calculated Risk]]>, 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-right<![CDATA[If Hillary Clinton Wins, Democrats Will Have Posted a Record Presidential Winning Streak]]>, 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 clinton<![CDATA[Trump Campaign Still Pushing the Theory That a Hidden Majority of Voters Support Trump But Won’t Admit It]]>, 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 conway