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    diArticles feed for di, 25 Sep 2016 09:30:38 GMT for Node.jsgennifer flowers,debates,bill clinton,today in donald trump,hillary clinton,donald trump,politicspolitics,gary johnson,hillary clinton,jill stein,millennialsads,today in donald trump,hillary clinton,donald trump,early and often,politicsthe national interest,climate change,donald trump,barack obama,politics,campaign 2016,clean power plandonald trump,politics,ted cruzthe national interest,politics,donald trump,campaign 2016politics,polls,election forecastscharlotte,charlotte protests,keith scott,early and awful,politics,black lives matterpolitics,dark money,irs,scott walkercharlotte,charlotte protests,black lives matter,donald trump,keith scott,politics,pat mccrorythe national interest,politics,donald trump,andrew stein,campaign 2016policy,politics,hillary clintondonald trump,politics,campaign ads,hillary clintonthe national interest,hillary clinton,donald trump,george w. bush,politics,campaign 2016reread,bill clinton,bob dole,new york magazine,politics,from the archivesdonald trump,early and often,the economy,politicsdonald trump,politics,abortiondonald trump,politics,debates,hillary clintonbattleground states,politics,early votingpolitics,today in donald trump,early and often<![CDATA[Gennifer Flowers Says She’ll Accept Trump’s Invitation to Debate]]>, 24 Sep 2016 21:18:50 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 trumppolitics<![CDATA[Maybe Millennials Think Clinton’s Already Won. She Hasn’t.]]>, 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 steinmillennials<![CDATA[Trump Campaign Plans $140 Million Ad Buy It Can’t Yet Afford]]>, 24 Sep 2016 17:22:28 GMT

    The Trump campaign is planning to buy $140 million in political ads between now and election day, according to the Associated Press, with $100 million dedicated to television ads, and the rest going to digital ads. The only problem, it seems, is that as of September 1...More »]]>Chas Danneradstoday in donald trumphillary clintondonald trumpearly and oftenpolitics<![CDATA[Obama’s Climate Plan Will Survive Legal Challenge]]>, 23 Sep 2016 21:26:43 GMT

    History will probably record the green-energy revolution as the Obama administration’s most important accomplishment. The daisy chain of events began with $90 billion in green-energy subsidies in the stimulus; continued through a wide array of greenhouse-gas-reducing regulations of transportation, construction, and electric power; and culminated with international agreements with China...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestclimate changedonald trumpbarack obamapoliticscampaign 2016clean power plan<![CDATA[Why Ted Cruz Is Finally Endorsing Donald Trump]]>, 23 Sep 2016 18:55:22 GMT

    So, after weathering a storm of Trumpite disdain for his conspicuous refusal to urge a vote for Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention, Senator Ted Cruz is reportedly mulling a last-minute endorsement of the mogul, perhaps as early as today. “He thinks...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticsted cruz<![CDATA[Donald Trump Is a Lazy Idiot, Trump Campaign Tells New York Times]]>, 23 Sep 2016 14:14:10 GMT

    There are two ways to read today’s New York Times report from Donald Trump’s debate preparations, or lack thereof. One is that Trump’s advisers are deliberately setting expectations at rock bottom, so the media will proclaim him the winner if he can merely remain upright for the entire...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdonald trumpcampaign 2016<![CDATA[How to Make Sense of the Election Forecasts]]>, 23 Sep 2016 08:30:28 GMT

    If you are a consumer of political news and analysis, you have likely run across various “forecasts” of what will happen in this election. It’s useful to sort them out.

    One set of forecasts is based on political-science models, typically and sometimes exclusively focused on “fundamentals” like economic trends and...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticspollselection forecasts<![CDATA[Congressman Explains Charlotte Protesters Just ‘Hate White People’]]>, 23 Sep 2016 03:05:46 GMT

    It’s commonly believed that protesters in Charlotte, North Carolina, are angry and upset about what they say is the wrongful shooting of a black man by police on Tuesday, and systemic racial injustice across the country. In an interview with the BBC on Thursday, U.S. representative Robert Pittenger, whose district...More »]]>Margaret Hartmanncharlottecharlotte protestskeith scottearly and awfulpoliticsblack lives matter<![CDATA[The Cynical Dark-Money Game Behind the Effort to Impeach the IRS Commissioner]]>, 22 Sep 2016 22:52:56 GMT

    One of the most remarkable propaganda victories won by conservative media in the last few years has involved the admitted IRS special scrutiny of right-wing groups applying for tax-exempt status. To read most of the coverage of this “scandal,” you’d think the only points of controversy were over...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepoliticsdark moneyirsscott walker<![CDATA[Could the Charlotte Protests Tip North Carolina to Trump?]]>, 22 Sep 2016 20:46:24 GMT

    When we think of external events that might affect the presidential election, it’s generally something national: good or bad economic news, or maybe a terror incident that instantly becomes national news.

    But sometimes local events can have a disproportionately national impact. And sure enough, there is a growing sentiment that...More »]]>Ed Kilgorecharlottecharlotte protestsblack lives matterdonald trumpkeith scottpoliticspat mccrory<![CDATA[Trump Endorsed by Populist Democrat, Money Launderer Andrew Stein]]>, 22 Sep 2016 19:10:07 GMT

    This election cycle has seen lots and lots of Republican officials saying they can’t vote for their party’s nominee for president. Very few Democrats have said the same. But there are special cases, and Andrew Stein is one of them. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed today, Stein...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interestpoliticsdonald trumpandrew steincampaign 2016<![CDATA[Is Hillary’s Wonkiness Wasted on a Polarized America?]]>, 22 Sep 2016 18:21:40 GMT

    In one of the sad ironies of this strange campaign cycle, widespread pleas for Hillary Clinton to explain what she would do as president have coincided with the appearance of an article documenting the extraordinarily elaborate and detailed policy apparatus and agenda she has in fact assembled.

    Veteran...More »]]>Ed Kilgorepolicypoliticshillary clinton<![CDATA[Clinton Has a 7-to-1 Advantage Over Trump in Ad Spending]]>, 22 Sep 2016 15:49:54 GMT

    It’s been well known for a while that Hillary Clinton is investing a lot more in paid media than is Donald Trump — a whole lot more. But still, the expenditure numbers for TV ads through September 12 as reported by Politico from data compiled by a media...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticscampaign adshillary clinton<![CDATA[The Abnormalization of Hillary Clinton]]>, 22 Sep 2016 15:14:00 GMT

    In the last NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, voters judged Donald Trump to be more honest than Hillary Clinton by a ten-point margin. It is a finding that boggles the mind. Americans deem Clinton less honest and trustworthy than a man who lies in public about opponents in both...More »]]>Jonathan Chaitthe national interesthillary clintondonald trumpgeorge w. bushpoliticscampaign 2016<![CDATA[Are These Quotes From This Summer or Our 1996 Bob Dole Cover Story?]]>, 22 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMT

    Twenty summers ago, New York columnist Jacob Weisberg convened the Republican operatives James Pinkerton, Dinesh D’Souza, Heather Higgins, William Kristol, and Andrew Ferguson to discuss the presidential race, and more particularly how Bob Dole might revive his flagging campaign against Bill Clinton. Much like Donald Trump, Dole had been losing...More »]]>Christopher Bonanosrereadbill clintonbob dolenew york magazinepoliticsfrom the archives<![CDATA[Wall Street Is Starting to Get Freaked Out About Donald Trump]]>, 22 Sep 2016 04:36:32 GMT

    The U.S. stock market, seven years into an almost nonstop bull run, went on a wild ride last week: The Dow Jones Industrial Average swung between 100 and 200 points — up one day, down the next — on four separate days. There hasn’t been...More »]]>Michelle Celarierdonald trumpearly and oftenthe economypolitics<![CDATA[Why Anti-Abortion Activists Are Going All in for Trump, a Man Who Not Long Ago Was Pro-Choice]]>, 21 Sep 2016 21:30:07 GMT

    One of the most interesting and underreported phenomena of this general election has been the lack of influence that Republican elites who oppose or at least disdain Donald Trump exercise among actual Republican voters. Despite all of the nasty attacks on the nominee by #NeverTrump pundits, all of the elected...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticsabortion<![CDATA[Which Trump Will Show Up for Monday’s Debate?]]>, 21 Sep 2016 15:17:28 GMT

    Hillary Clinton’s task in the very important first presidential debate on Monday is reasonably straightforward, if not easy to execute: She has to sharply differentiate herself from Donald Trump in a way that “raises the stakes” of the election for marginal voters and those leaning toward minor-party candidates,...More »]]>Ed Kilgoredonald trumppoliticsdebateshillary clinton<![CDATA[The Battle to Turn Out Early Voters Has Begun. At Least One Candidate Has a Plan.]]>, 21 Sep 2016 12:09:44 GMT

    As early voting gets under way in this and subsequent weeks, the impression is common that only Hillary Clinton’s campaign has the infrastructure to begin mobilizing voters. The Trump campaign, mostly by default, has decided to outsource this and other forms of get-out-the-vote efforts to the state Republican...More »]]>Ed Kilgorebattleground statespoliticsearly voting<![CDATA[Trump Campaign Accuses Reporter of Getting ‘Facts Wrong’ on Charity, Refuses to Provide Facts]]>, 21 Sep 2016 07:25:00 GMT

    When questions about Donald Trump’s failure to disavow birtherism began bubbling up last week, the candidate made a vague statement that unintentionally stirred the pot and his campaign’s senior communications adviser Jason Miller released a statement that contained multiple incorrect assertions. The next day, Trump baited the media into covering...More »]]>Margaret Hartmannpoliticstoday in donald trumpearly and often