Thursday, July 28, 2016

PASSING THE BATON


Nobody's better. Obama headlines a night of devastating smack-downs of Donald Trump

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12306702/democratic-convention-obama-hillary-clinton-bill-qualified
Obama: “Not me, not Bill, nobody” has been more qualified for president than Hillary

http://www.salon.com/2016/07/28/america_is_already_great_president_obamas_moving_dnc_speech_lifts_hillary_destroys_trump/
“America is already great”: President Obama’s moving DNC speech lifts Hillary, destroys Trump 

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/defining-the-moment
He's less attacking Trump as making him seem small and petty in comparison to the picture of America he's painting. We heard a lot about how Obama was going to take it to Donald Trump. And he did. But it wasn't in a way that I would have expected . . .

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12306628/obama-trump-boo-dnc-democratic-convention
Obama to Democrats booing Donald Trump: “Don’t boo. Vote.”

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obama-clinton-2008-primary-she-knew-what-was-at-stake
Clinton joined Obama on stage after his speech [watch]
  
Watch: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/27/president-obamas-speech-at-the-democratic-convention/

Text: http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12302954/president-barack-obama-dnc-speech-transcript-2016-democratic-convention

More: http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12289506/obama-clinton-campaign
Why Obama campaigning for Clinton is unusual — and historic

Other highlights from Day Three

Joe Biden

http://www.salon.com/2016/07/28/joe_goes_on_the_attack_biden_electrifies_dnc_with_fierce_takedown_of_trump/
Joe goes on the attack: Biden electrifies DNC with fierce takedown of Trump 

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12305636/joe-biden-democratic-convention-dnc
Joe Biden’s DNC speech made patriotism liberal again

Watch: http://crooksandliars.com/2016/07/vp-joe-biden-rains-fire-donald-trump-dnc

Text: http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12302680/vice-president-joe-biden-dnc-speech-transcript-2016-democratic-convention

Tim Kaine

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12302386/tim-kaine-dnc-speech
Tim Kaine’s DNC speech was about making Democrats, not the GOP, the party of moral values

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/tim-kaine-tried-to-impersonate-trump
"Trump is a guy who promises a lot, but you might have noticed he's got a way of saying the same two words every time he makes his biggest, hugest promises," Kaine mocked. "'Believe me.' It's going to be great, 'believe me.' We're going to build a wall and make Mexico pay for it, 'believe me.' We're going to destroy ISIS so fast, 'believe me.' There's nothing suspicious in my tax returns, 'believe me.' 

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/tim-kaine-dnc-appeal-to-republican-voters
Tim Kaine Makes Appeal To GOP Voters: ‘We've Got A Home For You Here’ 

Watch: http://myfox8.com/2016/07/27/watch-tim-kaines-full-speech-from-the-democratic-national-convention/

Text: http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12302896/tim-kaine-dnc-speech-transcript-2016-democratic-convention

Michael Bloomberg trashes Trump, as only a fellow New York billionaire can

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12305384/michael-bloomberg-speech-case-hillary-clinton
Michael Bloomberg’s speech made the Hillary hater’s case for Hillary

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/michael-bloomberg-endorses-clinton-dnc
"Let's Elect A Sane, Competent Person"

http://www.salon.com/2016/07/28/im_a_new_yorker_and_i_know_a_con_when_i_see_one_mike_bloomberg_goes_to_the_dnc_to_deliver_a_trump_knockout/
"I'm a New Yorker, and I know a con when I see one."

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/07/michael_bloomberg_s_endorsement_of_hillary_clinton_shows_the_democrats_are.html
There are very few endorsements that are going to matter in this presidential election, but Michael Bloomberg’s might be one of them.  

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n3vuf-rbd8

Text: http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12302828/michael-bloomberg-dnc-speech-transcript-2016-democratic-convention

Leon Panetta gets booed

http://www.salon.com/2016/07/28/dnc_crowd_chants_no_more_war_at_former_cia_director_leon_panetta/

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/leon-panetta-dnc-trump-unstable-leadership
Panetta: We Cannot Afford Trump's 'Unstable' Leadership

More: http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/27/world/leon-panetta-amanpour-trump-russia-hillary-clinton/index.html
Former CIA chief: Trump 'beyond the pale,' not qualified to be president

The gun issue

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12300712/gun-control-dnc-democratic-convention
Democrats are finally playing offense on gun control

More: http://www.salon.com/2016/07/28/gabby_giffords_delivers_moving_endorsement_of_hillary_clinton_speaking_is_difficult_for_me_but_in_2017_i_will_be_able_to_say_madame_president/
Gabby Giffords delivers moving endorsement of Hillary Clinton


http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12305464/democratic-convention-christine-leinonen-drew-orlando-shooting
Watch the arresting, emotional speech an Orlando shooting victim's mother gave at the DNC

Humanizing Hillary

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/07/bill_clinton_s_2016_dnc_speech_was_an_attempt_to_humanize_hillary_will_voters.html


Hillary's historic nomination: how the front pages handled it

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12295726/hillary-clinton-bill-clinton-newspapers-front-pages

More: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/07/27/1553086/-Clinton-Makes-History-Newspaper-Front-Pages-From-Across-the-United-States-of-America

Tim Kaine's wife quits her job as Virginia's Education Secretary

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/anne-holton-resigns-education-secretary-226228
She has even been talked up as a potential replacement for Kaine's Senate seat should he become vice president, a position that McAullife would fill. A special election would then occur in 2017 — and then again in 2018 when Kaine's term runs out. . . 

Another reason why the Dem Convention is beating the GOP Convention -- better signs

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/07/27/1553233/-Convention-signs-Yup-another-reason-that-Democratic-stagecraft-kicks-Republicans-in-the-ass

More: http://www.vox.com/2016/7/28/12306780/democratic-convention-speeches-patriotism-rhetoric
Democrats have stolen the GOP's best rhetoric — and Republicans have noticed 

Why people care about Hillary's deceptions more than Trumpy's much worse deceptions

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/07/27/why-clinton-is-less-trusted-when-trump-lies-much-more/

Trumpy has boiled the frog in reducing our sensitivity to his outrages. But isn't this a MAJOR problem?

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-i-hope-russia-has-hillary-clinton-emails
Trump: 'I Hope' Russia Stole Hillary Clinton's Deleted Emails!

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/donald-trump-calls-russia-help-elect-him-president
There’s a temptation among some to believe Americans have seen it all before. No matter of ridiculous politics can get, no matter how outlandish an election, no matter how severe the dysfunction, there are those who will tell you there’s nothing politically new under the sun. Those people are wrong. We’ve never seen anything like this. . . .

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/07/27/1553148/-Donald-Trump-begs-Russia-to-hack-Hillary-Clinton
Later, asked by NBC’s Katy Tur if he had “any qualms about asking a foreign government, Russia, China, anybody, to interfere, to hack into a system of anybody in this country,” Trump said “They probably have them. If they have them, I’d like to have them released” and “it gives me no pause.”

Reactions: http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/07/trump-asks-russia-help-beating-hillary-clinton
Trump just asked Putin to help him beat Clinton. We have fallen through the looking glass . . . [read on] 

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/clinton-spokesman-galling-trump-clinton-emails
"This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent," Jake Sullivan, Clinton's top national security and foreign policy adviser, said in a statement. "That's not hyperbole, those are just the facts. This has gone from being a matter of curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue." . . . 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/29/world/europe/russia-trump-clinton-email-hacking.html
Donald Trump’s Appeal to Russia Shocks Foreign Policy Experts

More reactions, including . . . http://crooksandliars.com/2016/07/donald-trump-orders-russia-find-and
Within moments of Trump’s press conference, his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), released a statement on Trump’s website distancing himself from the nominee’s words. “If it is Russia and they are interfering in our elections, I can assure you both parties and the United States government will ensure there are serious consequences,” Pence said.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/paul-ryan-donald-trump-putin-russia-dnc-hack
The top spokesperson for House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) had strong words in response to Donald Trump's call for Russian hackers to "find" and release the deleted emails from Hillary Clinton's private server. . . .

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/07/27/trump-urges-russia-to-help-expose-clintons-emails-when-will-this-be-too-much-for-republicans/
When will this be too much for Republicans?

How Fox World and others tried to excuse this outrage

http://www.salon.com/2016/07/27/republicans_and_fox_news_rush_to_defend_trumps_appeal_to_russian_hackers_its_a_continuation_of_obama_policy/

Oh, okay then

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-sarcastic-russia-emails
Trump: I Was 'Being Sarcastic'

Trumpy is suddenly changing his tune about his BFF Putin

https://politicalwire.com/2016/07/27/donald-trump-then-and-now-2/

http://crooksandliars.com/2016/07/trump-denies-hidden-ties-russian

More: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-never-met-putin-fact-check
Trump Now Says He Never Met Putin After Bragging About Being 'Stablemates' 

http://crooksandliars.com/2016/07/donald-trump-orders-russia-find-and
Here's the point at a GOP debate (from last November) where he claims he's met Putin. . .

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/07/27/1553246/-Pathological-liar-Trump-says-he-s-never-met-Putin-Before-that-I-got-to-know-him-very-well
Trump also said during a National Press Club luncheon in 2014 that he was in Moscow and he spoke "directly and indirectly with President Putin who could not have been nicer." . . .

Trumpy sorta kinda denies any ties to Russia. That's not true

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12271042/donald-trump-russia-putin-hack-explained
The controversy over Donald Trump's ties to Russia, explained

More: http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/07/donald-trumps-top-ten-giveaways-vladimir-putin
Donald Trump's Top Ten Giveaways to Vladimir Putin

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/07/donald_trump_isn_t_a_manchurian_candidate_trump_and_putin_are_using_each.html
It’s not hard to see why this dependence, and his fawning words about Putin, would endear him to the Kremlin. Putin would be foolish not to lend Trump a quiet hand. And, indeed, his inner circle has made little secret of its rooting interest in the Trump campaign. Russia Today, Putin’s primary propaganda vehicle, routinely trashes Hillary Clinton and praises Trump’s courageous stances.  Perhaps our intelligence community has a better sense of the ultimate goal of Russia’s hack. But it doesn’t take much imagination to describe the relationship between the Kremlin and Trump campaign as symbiotic. Let’s review the events of the past few weeks. . . .

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12304448/putin-elections-dnc-hack
3 reasons Russia’s Vladimir Putin might want to interfere in the US presidential elections 

But that's not all from his crazy press conference 

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/trumps-press-conference-was-just-bananas.html

More: http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12299964/trump-putin-n-word
Trump suggests Putin called Obama the n-word. Seconds later: "I hope [Putin] likes me."

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12298664/trump-dnc-hacking-power
Donald Trump’s most chilling comment on the DNC hack had nothing to do with Russia

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/would-trump-use-nsa-for-political.html
Would Trump use the NSA for political purposes?

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-sees-geneva-conventions-out-date
Trump sees Geneva Conventions as ‘out of date’

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12298512/donald-trum-dnc-hack-russia
Have we stopped to appreciate how crazy Donald Trump has gotten recently? 

http://crooksandliars.com/2016/07/trumps-presser-explodes-twitter-hilarity
If it wasn't for Obama's speech, the Democrats should cancel tonight's events and run this entire Trump press conference in primetime . . . 

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/dem-senator-predicts-that-republicans-wont-vote-for-trump-but-for-clinton
After Donald Trump's blockbuster press conference Wednesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) predicts that even her Republican colleagues might be plotting to go into the voting booth come November and cast their ballot clandestinely for Hillary Clinton. . . .  

Trumpy's war with the press. My prediction: this is going to get worse

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/27/donald-trump-to-nbc-s-katy-tur-be-quiet.html

Trumpy holds a Reddit session to "Answer All Questions." Except the ones that got deleted

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/27/donald-trump-previews-first-amendment-crackdown-in-heavily-censored-reddit-ama.html
“Hello The_Donald readers and the entire Reddit community—this is going to be SO huge and I’m looking forward to answering your questions” . . . “I promise you, I’ll answer all the questions I can.” [read on] 

Trumpy says he will not release his taxes. There must be a steep price paid until he does

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/07/27/1553110/-Donald-Trump-will-not-release-his-taxes

Here's why he has to: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/putin-trump-taxes 

http://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2016/07/trump-time-capsule-57-russia-and-taxes/493031/

Trumpy's disastrous budget ideas

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/07/chart-day-donald-trumps-deficit-busting-budget-plan

It's true

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12305852/obama-trump-racism-backlash
How Obama’s election sparked the white racial panic that’s powering Trump

In other news . . .

Does Wikileaks' Julian Assange really prefer Trump to Clinton? What does that say about him?

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/07/27/1553134/-Julian-Assange-deliberately-trying-to-hurt-Hillary-threatens-to-do-it-again

Does he have more? http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/wikileaks-might-publish-more-docs-on-election.html 

The state of the two parties

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12303476/obama-democratic-convention-speech
 
A housecleaning at the DNC?

https://politicalwire.com/2016/07/27/will-there-be-a-house-cleaning-at-the-dnc/
Bonus item: Trevor!

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/27/trevor-noah-embarrassing-that-trump-vs-hillary-is-even-a-contest.html
‘Embarrassing’ That Trump vs. Hillary Is Even a Contest

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

IT'S HER SHOW NOW


The convention has been nicely managed, thanks to close cooperation between Bernie and the Clinton folks: a chance for protest, a chance to highlight Bernie's supporters and Bernie's issues, a chance to feature Sanders himself in prime time, a roll call vote where every pro-Bernie vote was cast and counted, and then a gracious gesture from Sanders to call for a voice vote to nominate Hillary Clinton by acclimation (yeah, there were some "No's" shouted). The venting, the crying, the bitterness are (mostly) past, and the overwhelming good will and excitement in the convention hall are palpable. There won't be a Ted Cruz moment, and there won't be a narrative about division and enmity dogging the nominee

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/26/12289416/dnc-democrats-roll-call-vote
How the DNC roll call vote managed to avoid disaster 

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/26/12291196/bernie-sanders-dnc-hillary-clinton-nomination
Watch: the moment Bernie Sanders officially threw the nomination to Hillary Clinton 

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/26/12291014/clinton-nomination-dnc-women-politics
Whatever your politics, a woman winning a presidential nomination is a big f--king deal

Now we pivot to Clinton, the first female nominee by a major party: her agenda, her goals, her supporters. This is her convention now. 

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hillary-clinton-makes-surprise-satellite-appearance-dnc-victory/story?id=40908644
Hillary Clinton Makes Surprise Satellite Appearance at DNC: 'This Is Really Your Victory'

And for the vast majority of Bernie supporters, a chance to move forward, or move on

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/26/donald-trump-spoils-don-jr-s-fun-on-running-for-mayor-of-new-york/
There comes a time in the life of all revolutions when circumstance erodes solidarity, when cracks, splits, and factions emerge. As anyone who’s been watching the Democratic Convention can attest, that time has come to the Sanders Revolution. The factions this time around aren’t Bolsheviks and Mensheviks. They’re more like the Realos (realists) and Fundis (fundamentalists) who fought each other in Germany’s Green Party once the party began to win some power. That’s not a bad way to describe the two wings of Sandersism, . . . .

More: http://www.vox.com/2016/7/26/12284960/bernie-sanders-voters-support-donald-trump-hillary-clinton
Bernie-or-busters were loud last night. But 9 of 10 Sanders supporters are open to voting for Clinton.

More Highlights from Day Two

Mothers of the Movement

http://www.salon.com/2016/07/27/i_am_an_unwilling_participant_in_this_movement_mothers_of_the_movement_deliver_powerful_testimonies_at_dnc/

Elizabeth Banks

http://crooksandliars.com/2016/07/elizabeth-banks-mocks-donald-trumps

Howard Dean

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/howard-dean-reenacts-scream-dnc

Meryl Streep

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/27/meryl-streep-s-ecstatic-hillary-speech-at-the-dnc-it-takes-grit-and-it-takes-grace.html

Bill Clinton

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/07/bill_clinton_s_long_beautiful_speech_at_the_dnc.html
Bill Clinton’s Love Song

More: http://www.salon.com/2016/07/27/bill_clinton_charms_the_dnc_with_story_of_hillarys_life_long_commitment_to_social_change/

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12294052/bill-clinton-dnc-speech-democratic-convention-hillary

Watch: http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12294044/bill-clinton-dnc-speech-video

Full text: http://www.vox.com/2016/7/27/12294106/bill-clinton-full-speech-dnc

One thing that is apparent from the Democratic convention so far. Protests and disappointments in the Sanders camp aside, the overall mood and tone of the speeches has been positive and forward looking: the needs and challenges and opportunities facing the country and how Clinton will help us face them. There is humor and real star power (not hateful losers like Scott Baio) mixed in with the testimonials. Many of the speeches have been deeply moving and inspiring. There is a sense of making history.

Everyone noted the contrast with the dark, angry, apocalyptic tone of the Republican convention: Danger everywhere, inside the nation and out. Enemies who threaten us and would-be friends we can't rely on. Hillary is a monster who will destroy us all. Catastrophe looms, unless you elect ME. Only I can save you!

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-dnc-night-one-coverage-20160725-snap-story.html

I have said it before: the ups and downs of the 24 hour news cycle, instant polling, the search for sensation and scandal and crisis, the disproportionate media attention to outliers because they are dramatic and colorful, etc, all distract from the objective conditions of a long campaign and what is really involved with winning and losing. And when you look at those objective conditions, the news for Trumpy is very bad

https://politicalwire.com/2016/07/26/trump-is-failing-at-political-math/ 

https://politicalwire.com/2016/07/27/clinton-still-overwhelmingly-favored/

Now THIS is what I call expanding the electoral map

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/07/26/1552682/-Bill-Clinton-to-campaign-in-Utah-No-seriously-Utah
Utah!

The discontent of moderates

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/26/moderates-and-centrists-and-mad-as-hell-at-both-parties.html

How weird is it that Trumpy is shedding crocodile tears over the DNC's terrible mistreatment of Bernie Sanders, and hoping that he can peel off a significant portion of Sanders' support? And what does it say about those supporters?

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/sanders-trump

Is this guy the DNC hacker?

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/26/dnc-hacker-unmasked-he-really-works-for-russia-researchers-say.html

This Russia problem is going to metastasize for Trump if he doesn't address it with something more than dismissive snark. There is something there. Definitely

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/cotton-wants-trump-change-his-mind-about-putin
Among most congressional Republicans, Vladimir Putin is not a popular figure. The GOP’s foreign policy has been largely defined by skepticism of Russia – even after the Cold War ended – and the country’s authoritarian president has only heightened the party’s attitudes. And so it must come as something of a shock to Republicans to see their party’s presidential nominee not only speak highly of Putin, and not only cozy up to Putin, but even surround himself with pro-Putin advisers. By most measures, Donald Trump is running as the most pro-Russia U.S. presidential candidate in generations. That leaves some in the GOP in an exceedingly awkward position. . . .

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/why-did-trump-dodge-the-russia-question
Why Did Trump Dodge the Russia Question?

More: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/07/the_dnc_hack_is_watergate_but_worse.html
The DNC Hack Is Watergate, but Worse

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/07/26/the-alleged-russian-hack-of-the-dnc-should-be-one-of-the-biggest-stories-of-the-year-why-isnt-it/
The (alleged) Russian hack of the DNC should be one of the biggest stories of the year. Why isn’t it?

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/what-this-is-really-about
I thought I'd take a moment to explain what I see as a sober, one-step-at-a-time explanation of what questions need to be answered and explored. . . . [read on]

Obama weighs in

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/07/does-russian-money-keep-donald-trump-afloat
Obama said Russian President Vladimir Putin might prefer Republican nominee Donald Trump over his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, because the business magnate has “repeatedly expressed admiration” for the Russian leader in the past.  “I am basing this on what Mr. Trump himself has said,” the president said. “And I think that — Trump's gotten pretty favorable coverage — back in Russia.” . . .

Now we REALLY need to see the tax returns

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trumps-hidden-tax-returns-take-new-significance

More: http://crooksandliars.com/2016/07/george-will-trump-wont-release-tax-returns

Trumpy finds someone to speak for him on foreign policy: Omarosa, media creation from "The Apprentice" . . . and noted foreign policy expert

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/07/26/1552827/-Republicans-bring-out-big-foreign-policy-guns-game-show-personality-Omarosa

More: http://crooksandliars.com/2016/07/rnc-sends-omarosa-dnc-convention-foreign

One of Trumpy's favorite tag lines is that Obama/Clinton "created" ISIS. He either doesn't know or care that ISIS grew out of Al Qaeda in Iraq (under Bush)

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/donald-trump-democrats-established-isis

Background: http://www.cfr.org/iraq/islamic-state/p14811

Mr. Trump, meet Mr. Duke

https://politicalwire.com/2016/07/26/david-duke-puts-trump-on-defensive/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-kkk-racism_us_57966095e4b0d3568f8415ea

More: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-spox-threatens-nyt-reporter-access-david-duke

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/28/politics/donald-trump-white-supremacists/

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/07/26/1552837/-Trump-still-having-trouble-knowing-how-to-respond-when-asked-about-white-supremacist-David-Duke
Trump still having trouble knowing how to respond when asked about white supremacist David Duke

Trumpy's 'Mexicans are rapists' comment wasn't a spontaneous glitch or misstatement. It was planned in advance

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-planned-anti-mexican-campaign-announcement-speech

Trumpy's made-up unemployment numbers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/07/26/a-popular-conspiracy-theory-is-gaining-ground-in-the-trump-family-its-totally-false/

Trumpy suddenly changes on the minimum wage 

Then: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/donald-trump-wages-too-high
[November 2015] Real estate mogul Donald Trump flatly opposed raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour during Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate, arguing that the country's wages are already "too high."

Now: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-oreilly-10-dollar-minimum-wage
Trump: I'd Raise Minimum Wage To $10 Though 'It's Not Very Republican'

Don't believe it: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trumps-line-the-minimum-wage-isnt-what-it-appears-be
Trump’s line on the minimum wage isn’t what it appears to be

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/13/dont-believe-what-donald-trump-says-he-wont-raise-minimum-wage-commentary.html
Don’t believe what Donald Trump says: He won’t raise minimum wage

Donald Trump Jr. hints at the possibility of running for mayor of NY.  Donald Trump Sr. shuts it down. Thanks Dad!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/26/donald-trump-spoils-don-jr-s-fun-on-running-for-mayor-of-new-york/

Hey Trumpy: the DNC ratings were HIGHER than yours

https://politicalwire.com/2016/07/26/democratic-convention-gets-higher-ratings-for-first-night/

In other news. . . 

Hillary's college plan

http://washingtonmonthly.com/2016/07/26/hillary-clintons-new-college-compact-plan-explained/ 

Their unions endorsed Clinton, but these workers are voting for Trump

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/26/why-these-union-members-and-lifelong-democrats-are-voting-trump.html

Well we knew this, but good to have it confirmed

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/27/us/politics/assange-timed-wikileaks-release-of-democratic-emails-to-harm-hillary-clinton.html
Assange, Avowed Foe of Clinton, Timed Email Release for Democratic Convention 

Fox World's Bill O'Reilly chides Michelle Obama: Slaves had it GOOD

http://crooksandliars.com/2016/07/bill-oreilly-responds-michelle-obama 

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/26/12292322/bill-oreilly-michelle-obama-slaves-white-house

Interesting: Bernie Sanders, Independent, became Bernie Sanders, candidate for the Democratic Party nomination, without ever, you know, actually BECOMING a Democrat. Now that it's over, he's an Independent again
No, Really! Right Wing Websites Claim Flags Forbidden At DNC

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