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    diArticles feed for dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:30:27 GMThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss2014Feed for Node.jspolitics,paul lepage,racial profiling,mainepolitics,paul ryan,criminal justice reform,hillary clintondonald trump,politics,hillary clinton,ted cruzdonald trump,politics,the national circus,first presidential debate,hillary clintonkhizr khan,the national interest,hillary clinton,donald trump,alicia machado,politics,campaign 2016donald trump,politics,debate,hillary clintondonald trump,early and often,hillary clinton,politicsdonald trump,politics,polarization,debate,hillary clintonpolitics,today in donald trump,donald trump,early and oftenthe national interest,politics,donald trump,campaign 2016,hillary clintonearly and often,politicsmitt romney,the national interest,donald trump,barack obama,politics,campaign 2016politics,debatesthe national interest,hillary clinton,donald trump,politics,campaign 2016,We are all going to diedonald trump,politics,hillary clinton,debatespolitics,romney,debates,obamaroundup,fact-checking,debates,early and often,hillary clinton,donald trump,truth,politicspresidential election 2016,politics,conversationgennifer flowers,debates,bill clinton,today in donald trump,hillary clinton,donald trump,politicspolitics,gary johnson,hillary clinton,jill stein,millennials<![CDATA[Maine Governor Paul LePage’s Binder Full of Drug Dealers Exposes His Racist Lie]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/paul-lepages-binder-full-of-drug-dealers-exposes-his-lie.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/paul-lepages-binder-full-of-drug-dealers-exposes-his-lie.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 21:51:56 GMT

    There is little ambiguity regarding Maine governor Paul LePage’s opinion of people of color. He thinks they’re the “enemy.” The man who once blamed men with names such as “Smoothie, D-Money, and Shifty” for selling drugs and impregnating white girls in his state, said last month...More »]]>Adam K. Raymondpoliticspaul lepageracial profilingmainehttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/paul-lepages-binder-full-of-drug-dealers-exposes-his-lie.html#comments<![CDATA[Criminal-Justice Reform Will Be a Postelection Test of Bipartisanship]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/criminal-justice-reform-and-postelection-bipartisanship.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/criminal-justice-reform-and-postelection-bipartisanship.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 20:14:48 GMT

    It’s come to be a tired, sad refrain: Congressional Republican leaders say they are committed to the enactment of criminal-justice-reform legislation, but — but — the timing’s not right, the planets are not aligned, other stuff is happening, and somehow America’s least-productive Congress ever cannot make it happen.

    So you...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticspaul ryancriminal justice reformhillary clintonhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/criminal-justice-reform-and-postelection-bipartisanship.html#comments<![CDATA[Ted Cruz Shows Trump How He Should Have Debated Clinton]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/ted-cruz-shows-trump-how-he-should-have-debated-clinton.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/ted-cruz-shows-trump-how-he-should-have-debated-clinton.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 16:30:22 GMT

    Now that he has belatedly joined Team Trump, Senator Ted Cruz was quick to offer his rather counterintuitive take on the first Clinton-Trump debate on his Facebook page. It is a long litany of terrible, terrible things “we know” Hillary Clinton would do to America now that we’ve...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticshillary clintonted cruzhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/ted-cruz-shows-trump-how-he-should-have-debated-clinton.html#comments<![CDATA[How Hillary Clinton’s Pitch-perfect Put-downs May Have Changed the Race]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/hillary-clintons-pitch-perfect-debate-put-downs.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/hillary-clintons-pitch-perfect-debate-put-downs.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 16:18:13 GMT

    Most weeks, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich speaks with contributor Alex Carp about the biggest stories in politics and culture. Today: the first 2016 presidential debate.

    Going into last night’s debate, polls showed Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump continuing to shrink. But More »]]>Frank Richdonald trumppoliticsthe national circusfirst presidential debatehillary clintonhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/hillary-clintons-pitch-perfect-debate-put-downs.html#comments<![CDATA[How Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Made Alicia Machado the New Khizr Khan]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/how-clinton-and-trump-made-alicia-machado-the-new-khizr-khan.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/how-clinton-and-trump-made-alicia-machado-the-new-khizr-khan.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 14:55:10 GMT

    Before the first presidential debate, the defining confrontation of the general election was an inspiring speech by Khizr Khan, a Muslim-American Gold Star father. Khan’s speech was delivered before prime time, and its unexpected power might have been wasted had Donald Trump not taken the bait by repeatedly...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitkhizr khanthe national interesthillary clintondonald trumpalicia machadopoliticscampaign 2016http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/how-clinton-and-trump-made-alicia-machado-the-new-khizr-khan.html#comments<![CDATA[A Surprising Number of Debate-Watchers Saw What They Wanted to See: A Trump Victory]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/surprising-number-of-debate-watchers-saw-a-trump-win.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/surprising-number-of-debate-watchers-saw-a-trump-win.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 13:27:06 GMT

    On the morning after the first presidential debate of the 2016 general election, the consensus is that Hillary Clinton’s performance so completely outclassed Donald Trump’s that you’d expect some movement in the polls in her favor when it’s all digested.

    But, as Nate Cohn observed, there are no...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticsdebatehillary clintonhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/surprising-number-of-debate-watchers-saw-a-trump-win.html#comments<![CDATA[Trump Tells Media He’s Too Classy to Bring Up Bill’s Affairs]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/trump-praises-himself-for-not-bringing-up-bills-affairs.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/trump-praises-himself-for-not-bringing-up-bills-affairs.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 07:48:49 GMT

    During this campaign Donald Trump has joked about his penis size during a debate, suggested a rival’s wife is ugly, and threatened to force another opponent to confront her husband’s former mistress. But, according to Donald Trump, he showed tremendous restraint on Monday night...More »]]>Margaret Hartmanndonald trumpearly and oftenhillary clintonpoliticshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/trump-praises-himself-for-not-bringing-up-bills-affairs.html#comments<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Won the First Debate. What If That Doesn’t Move the Polls?]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/clinton-won-the-debate-what-if-that-doesnt-move-the-polls.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/clinton-won-the-debate-what-if-that-doesnt-move-the-polls.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 04:58:00 GMT

    So, after immense anticipation and much back-and-forth argument over the standards for judging the candidates’ performance, the winner of the first presidential debate of the general election was not — well, debatable. Hillary Clinton exceeded the very high bar the news media set for her and won on style (smooth...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticspolarizationdebatehillary clintonhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/clinton-won-the-debate-what-if-that-doesnt-move-the-polls.html#comments<![CDATA[The Internet Has Some Theories About Why Trump Kept Sniffing at the Debate]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/the-internet-has-some-theories-on-trumps-debate-sniffing.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/the-internet-has-some-theories-on-trumps-debate-sniffing.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 03:42:53 GMT

    For the very first time, we have reason to doubt the claim by Donald Trump’s physician that he’s in “astonishingly excellent” health. Throughout the first presidential debate, the Republican candidate could not stop loudly sniffing. Here’s an example:

    And here’s a supercut of all of the sniffs during the debate:

    ...More »]]>
    Margaret Hartmannpoliticstoday in donald trumpdonald trumpearly and oftenhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/the-internet-has-some-theories-on-trumps-debate-sniffing.html#comments
    <![CDATA[Ranting Bully Donald Trump Came Unglued in First Presidential Debate]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/ranting-bully-donald-trump-came-unglued-in-first-debate.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/ranting-bully-donald-trump-came-unglued-in-first-debate.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 03:32:03 GMT

    Before the first presidential debate, a conventional wisdom had formed that Donald Trump merely needed to appear “presidential,” which the campaign media had defined as “non-sociopathic.” He failed to clear that bar.

    Trump enjoyed his greatest success near the beginning of the debate, where he pounded home his nationalist-populist message...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdonald trumpcampaign 2016hillary clintonhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/ranting-bully-donald-trump-came-unglued-in-first-debate.html#comments<![CDATA[Andrew Sullivan on the First Presidential Debate: ‘She Let Him Hang Himself’]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/andrew-sullivan-liveblogs-the-first-presidential-debate.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/andrew-sullivan-liveblogs-the-first-presidential-debate.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 23:56:28 GMT

    What introduction to this spectacle do you need? Just buckle yourself up
    for the first liveblog of the four presidential and vice-presidential
    debates.

    If you want to send me your thoughts as the events proceed, email me at
    sully@nymag.com (if you’re a...More »]]>Andrew Sullivanearly and oftenpoliticshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/andrew-sullivan-liveblogs-the-first-presidential-debate.html#comments<![CDATA[Why Debate Moderators Shouldn’t Be Fact-checkers]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/why-debate-moderators-shouldnt-be-fact-checkers.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/why-debate-moderators-shouldnt-be-fact-checkers.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 19:05:06 GMT

    Liberals suffer from an earnest tendency to place inflated hopes in the power of truth-speaking journalists to solve our political dilemmas. The crusading journalist of the liberal imagination is a blend of nostalgia and fantasy, running from Edward R. Murrow denouncing Joe McCarthy and Walter Cronkite denouncing the Vietnam War...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitmitt romneythe national interestdonald trumpbarack obamapoliticscampaign 2016http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/why-debate-moderators-shouldnt-be-fact-checkers.html#comments<![CDATA[Tonight’s Debate Audience Will Be Huge, But Not Like 1960 — or 1980]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/tonights-debate-audience-will-be-big-but-not-like-1960.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/tonights-debate-audience-will-be-big-but-not-like-1960.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 19:01:22 GMT

    You have probably heard that tonight’s first presidential general-election debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will set a new record for viewership of such events. That is close to a certainty, unless the estimates are far off. According to Nielsen figures quoted at Sabato’s Crystal Ball, the...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsdebateshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/tonights-debate-audience-will-be-big-but-not-like-1960.html#comments<![CDATA[Should You Panic Over the Polls? Yes, You Should]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/should-you-panic-over-the-polls-yes-you-should.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/should-you-panic-over-the-polls-yes-you-should.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 14:46:33 GMT

    A strange air of unreality has hung over the presidential campaign, in which a candidate who poses a mortal risk to the sanctity of American democracy and world peace has a disconcertingly high chance of winning, yet the prospect somehow has not felt real. Intelligent people continue to debate the...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interesthillary clintondonald trumppoliticscampaign 2016We are all going to diehttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/should-you-panic-over-the-polls-yes-you-should.html#comments<![CDATA[Clinton’s Lead Is Fragile Going Into the First Debate]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/clintons-lead-is-fragile-going-into-the-first-debate.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/clintons-lead-is-fragile-going-into-the-first-debate.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 14:11:33 GMT

    Just hours ahead of tonight’s first debate, the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is by any measurement close. In the national polls, Clinton led Trump in the RealClearPolitics average of recent four-way trial heats that include the Libertarian and Green candidate by 1.5 percent. Her lead...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticshillary clintondebateshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/clintons-lead-is-fragile-going-into-the-first-debate.html#comments<![CDATA[These Are the Lessons to Take — and Not to Take — From the First Debate in 2012]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/these-are-the-lessons-to-take-from-the-first-debate-in-12.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/these-are-the-lessons-to-take-from-the-first-debate-in-12.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 01:00:06 GMT

    Republicans hoping that Donald Trump benefits from the first presidential debate may be consciously or unconsciously remembering the parallel event in 2012. Held on October 3 in Denver, with a format similar to the one that will be used on Monday, the first 2012 debate was judged by both the...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsromneydebatesobamahttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/these-are-the-lessons-to-take-from-the-first-debate-in-12.html#comments<![CDATA[How Will Voters Separate Fact From Fiction at the Debates?]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/how-will-voters-separate-fact-from-fiction-at-the-debates.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/how-will-voters-separate-fact-from-fiction-at-the-debates.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 00:57:47 GMT

    A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll released on Sunday found that some 34 percent of registered voters say the presidential debates will be quite or extremely important to their decision on Election Day. While that percentage is consistent with previous election-year polls, this year’s group includes 49...More »]]>Chas Dannerroundupfact-checkingdebatesearly and oftenhillary clintondonald trumptruthpoliticshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/how-will-voters-separate-fact-from-fiction-at-the-debates.html#comments<![CDATA[A New York Politics Chat: What Can Hillary Do to Beat Trump in the First Debate?]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/how-important-is-the-first-presidential-debate.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/how-important-is-the-first-presidential-debate.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 00:55:08 GMT

    On Monday night, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off in what is expected to be the most widely viewed presidential debate in the history of our (suddenly fragile) republic. With polls tightening amid Clinton’s health woes and Trump’s slightly better behavior, the stakes of Monday’s contest seem higher...More »]]>Jonathan Chait,Rebecca Traister,Eric Levitz,Ed Kilgore,Jesse Singal,Jebediah Reedpresidential election 2016politicsconversationhttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/how-important-is-the-first-presidential-debate.html#comments<![CDATA[Mike Pence Says Trump Will Not Bring Gennifer Flowers to Debate]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/flowers-says-shell-accept-trumps-invitation-to-debate.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/flowers-says-shell-accept-trumps-invitation-to-debate.htmlSun, 25 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMT

    On Saturday, Donald Trump threatened, via Twitter, to invite Gennifer Flowers to Monday night’s presidential debate in response to the news that the Clinton campaign had invited billionaire and vocal Trump critic Mark Cuban. Flowers, a former model who was involved in an extramarital affair with Bill Clinton in the...More »]]>Chas Dannergennifer flowersdebatesbill clintontoday in donald trumphillary clintondonald trumppoliticshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/flowers-says-shell-accept-trumps-invitation-to-debate.html#comments<![CDATA[Maybe Millennials Think Clinton’s Already Won. She Hasn’t.]]>http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/maybe-millennials-think-clintons-already-won-she-hasnt.html?mid=full-rss-dihttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/maybe-millennials-think-clintons-already-won-she-hasnt.htmlSat, 24 Sep 2016 18:29:39 GMT

    If the presidential campaign remains close going down the stretch, an increasingly crucial challenge for Hillary Clinton will be convincing Millennial voters who aren’t voting for Donald Trump to (a) show up at the polls and (b) vote for her rather than for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein.

    There’s already...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsgary johnsonhillary clintonjill steinmillennialshttp://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/maybe-millennials-think-clintons-already-won-she-hasnt.html#comments