With precious time running out in the campaign, Trumpy takes a day off to promote his business (or maybe that's what it's been about all along)
Donald Trump’s bizarre hotel opening proved he’s in this for himself
Donald does D.C.: Trump’s hotel launch was the strangest “campaign” event of 2016
On Tuesday, Trump invited the press corps to a mysterious “campaign event” at the Trump National Doral Miami golf resort. . .
Trumpy gets asked the obvious question, and he doesn't like it
Bash asked, "The fact that people come to your events and that helps you with free advertising. Is that what this was about?" Trump ranted on about how incredible his new hotel is to have finished early and under budget. Bash continued, "For people who say you're taking time out of swing states to go do this, what do you say?" . . .
Trump said, "For you to ask me that question is actually very insulting, because Hillary Clinton does one stop and then goes home and sleeps yet you'll ask me that question. I think it's a very rude question, to be honest with you."
When ABC News' George Stephanopoulos asked Donald Trump about his accusers on Wednesday, the Republican nominee lashed out and said the ABC host was wasting time on the topic. . . .
The Trump brand has been damaged
Mr. "Party Unity" really doesn't care about any other candidates
A new Suffolk University poll released today finds that majorities or pluralities of Trump supporters worry that the election results could be manipulated; believe that if Trump loses, corruption will have been the culprit; think the media is actively coordinating with individual campaigns; and are persuaded that the multiple women who have accused him of unwanted advances are lying to hurt his campaign. At the same time, majorities of the broader electorate reject all of those assertions. . .
When Trump calls our democracy "rigged," he encourages dictators around the world to say that the U.S. is no better than they are
Bill O'Reilly To Trump: 'Undermining Our Electoral System Is Not A Patriotic Thing'
Trump Biographer: 'Rigged Election' Is Cover For Humiliation Trump's 'Losing To A Woman'
You remember Trumpy saying he "knows more than the generals." He really means it
Donald Trump Says He'll Teach Military Expert 'a Couple of Things' About Mosul
New Clinton ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II8HAL60vOI
A taxonomy of Trump lies
Trumpy can't resist reopening his feud with the grieving parents of a Gold Star hero
Trumpy defends himself from criticism over not paying federal income taxes by saying he has paid a lot of state and local taxes. Well, guess what?
How Trump uses libel threats and lawsuits to intimidate and silence his critics
Trump is a Libel Bully
More Trump vulgarity on The Apprentice -- I'm not even going to quote it
Trump and his proxies are praising Newt for standing up to that nasty bitch Megyn Kelly on Fox
Newt Gingrich’s fight with Megyn Kelly reveals a gross, twisted logic about sexual assault
Wow. William Weld, the Libertarian VP candidate, suddenly realizes (a) he's been running on a ticket with GARY JOHNSON and (b) something more important is at stake
In a remarkable statement published today, Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate Bill Weld effectively walked away from his candidacy and called for voters to vote for Hillary Clinton. . . [read on]
Democrats are coming home to Clinton. That’s very bad news for Trump.
The Secret Hillary Club
Bet on it
Hillary Clinton Says She Doubts Trump 'Has Ever Read The Constitution'
Oh-oh, Trump's in real trouble now: Hillary's new ad has MORGAN FREEMAN in it
Who says she's too serious?
Hillary Clinton Reveals Plan for Closing America’s ‘Fun Deficit’: ‘A Big, National Dance Party’
Clinton does an impression of Trump lurking behind her during one of the presidential debates.
In other news. . .
I hope it doesn't happen -- but the scary thing is that we're even forced to consider it
Make America violent again: Trump’s rhetoric could cause Election Day mayhem — and worse
Trump Supporters Warn of Revolution
GOP candidates brag about gridlock -- and promise even more of it
Let’s think about what that “check” on Clinton might be. If we were in a different era – or even if we were contemplating a Republican president and a Democratic Congress – it would mean what people say, that with our senator keeping an eye on things, the president won’t get out of control with some highly ideological agenda. He or she will have to stick to practical proposals with wide support. Divided government would slow things down and make for more deliberative legislating, one where compromise is necessary to accomplish anything. But today’s Republican Party has a much different idea of what it means to keep a Democratic president in check. As we’ve seen in the last eight years, they believe that with only the occasional, very rare exception, their job is to stop everything a Democratic president wants to do. They’ve made it standard practice to filibuster every bill of any consequence whatsoever, and if Barack Obama wants it, they’re going to do everything in their power to prevent it from happening. There are no compromises, no working across the aisle . . .
House Republicans are already preparing for ‘years’ of investigations of Clinton
The GOP is getting frantic about defending the Senate races they're losing
Clinton camp wants donors to give resources to Senate majority
The GOP continues to play around with voter suppression (the really "rigged" part of this election), and so the Dems take them to court
“We have three major voter suppression operations under way”
In the run-up to Election Day, Donald Trump’s campaign has two goals: suppress voter turnout among key Democratic constituencies and shore up a mass database of voter contact information to be used for whatever comes next. . . .
On premium increases in Obamacare
I've mentioned before that Obamacare premiums started out too low in their first year, which explains (a) why so many insurers have had trouble making money in the exchanges, and (b) why premiums increased so much this year. . . . [T]he cost of individual premiums dropped in 2014 when the Obamacare exchanges started up—even though Obamacare policies generally provided better coverage. When you factor in the big increase for next year, average premiums will have risen from $4,500 to $5,600 since 2013. That's an annual increase of 6.1 percent, about the same as the average annual increase in employer plans over the past decade. . . .
Clinton has forever claimed to be a Cubs fan, it seems. And it was only as she began running for office in New York that she started talking about the Yankees. Given her birthplace in suburban Chicago, Clinton’s allegiance seems legit. . .
More: Happy Birthday wishes for Clinton . . . from Trump supporters