Nobody's better. Obama headlines a night of devastating smack-downs of Donald Trump
Obama: “Not me, not Bill, nobody” has been more qualified for president than Hillary
“America is already great”: President Obama’s moving DNC speech lifts Hillary, destroys Trump
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 . . .
Obama to Democrats booing Donald Trump: “Don’t boo. Vote.”
Clinton joined Obama on stage after his speech [watch]
Why Obama campaigning for Clinton is unusual — and historic
Other highlights from Day Three
Joe goes on the attack: Biden electrifies DNC with fierce takedown of Trump
Joe Biden’s DNC speech made patriotism liberal again
Tim Kaine’s DNC speech was about making Democrats, not the GOP, the party of moral values
"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.'
Tim Kaine Makes Appeal To GOP Voters: ‘We've Got A Home For You Here’
Michael Bloomberg trashes Trump, as only a fellow New York billionaire can
Michael Bloomberg’s speech made the Hillary hater’s case for Hillary
"Let's Elect A Sane, Competent Person"
"I'm a New Yorker, and I know a con when I see one."
There are very few endorsements that are going to matter in this presidential election, but Michael Bloomberg’s might be one of them.
Leon Panetta gets booed
Panetta: We Cannot Afford Trump's 'Unstable' Leadership
Former CIA chief: Trump 'beyond the pale,' not qualified to be president
The gun issue
Democrats are finally playing offense on gun control
Gabby Giffords delivers moving endorsement of Hillary Clinton
Watch the arresting, emotional speech an Orlando shooting victim's mother gave at the DNC
Hillary's historic nomination: how the front pages handled it
Tim Kaine's wife quits her job as Virginia's Education Secretary
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
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
Trumpy has boiled the frog in reducing our sensitivity to his outrages. But isn't this a MAJOR problem?
Trump: 'I Hope' Russia Stole Hillary Clinton's Deleted Emails!
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. . . .
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.”
Trump just asked Putin to help him beat Clinton. We have fallen through the looking glass . . . [read on]
"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." . . .
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.
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. . . .
When will this be too much for Republicans?
How Fox World and others tried to excuse this outrage
Oh, okay then
Trump: I Was 'Being Sarcastic'
Trumpy is suddenly changing his tune about his BFF Putin
Trump Now Says He Never Met Putin After Bragging About Being 'Stablemates'
Here's the point at a GOP debate (from last November) where he claims he's met Putin. . .
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
The controversy over Donald Trump's ties to Russia, explained
Donald Trump's Top Ten Giveaways to Vladimir Putin
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. . . .
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
Trump suggests Putin called Obama the n-word. Seconds later: "I hope [Putin] likes me."
Donald Trump’s most chilling comment on the DNC hack had nothing to do with Russia
Would Trump use the NSA for political purposes?
Trump sees Geneva Conventions as ‘out of date’
Have we stopped to appreciate how crazy Donald Trump has gotten recently?
If it wasn't for Obama's speech, the Democrats should cancel tonight's events and run this entire Trump press conference in primetime . . .
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
Trumpy holds a Reddit session to "Answer All Questions." Except the ones that got deleted
“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
Here's why he has to: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/putin-trump-taxes
Trumpy's disastrous budget ideas
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?
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
A housecleaning at the DNC?
The Tea Party of the left
Electing women changes government
‘Embarrassing’ That Trump vs. Hillary Is Even a Contest