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    diArticles feed for di, 29 Aug 2016 03:13:34 GMT for Node.jscampaigns,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 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 representatives<![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<![CDATA[Hillary Clinton Can’t Win a Mandate, and That’s Okay]]>, 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 clinton<![CDATA[Is Hillary Clinton Hurting Her Party’s Chances in Congress by Playing It Too Safe?]]>, 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 clinton<![CDATA[Obamacare’s Biggest Problem Is That It’s Not Tyrannical Enough]]>, 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 mandate<![CDATA[A Serious Look at Trump’s Claim He Will Win 95 Percent of the Black Vote in 2020]]>, 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-americans<![CDATA[Minor-Party Candidates Unlikely to Have Major Effect on the Presidential Race]]>, 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 stein<![CDATA[Democrats Have a Long-Shot Chance to Take the House This Year. It Might Be Their Only One for Quite a While.]]>, 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 representatives