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WikiLeaks’ ‘Podesta Emails’ Reveal the Power Behind the Clinton Campaign

Thousands of documents have exposed the inner workings of Hillary Clinton’s team and the symbiotic relationship it shares with some members of the press.

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Read Segments of Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Speeches Released by WikiLeaks

A single email attachment, released by the organization in its “Podesta Emails” leak, gives readers insight into many of Clinton’s policy positions.

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Jill Stein Would Be a Blessing for the Supreme Court; Gary Johnson Would Be a Disaster

Of all the candidates, the Green Party nominee would move the judicial branch in the most progressive direction as president. But the sobering reality is that she has the least prospect of doing so.

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Trevor Noah Isn’t Buying the ‘Locker Room’ Excuse Trump Loyalists Are Selling

After a brief interruption in Donald Trump’s regular brand of campaign-trail programming, in which he issued an approximation of an apology for his now-notorious 2005 exchange with Billy Bush during an “Access Hollywood” hot-mic moment, the GOP presidential nominee and his allies reverted to their “locker-room talk” excuse at rallies and in media appearances.

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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Welcome to the Banana Republic of America?

Donald Trump pledged to put Hillary Clinton in jail if he wins the election. Presidents of the United States have not behaved this way before.

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Alongside New Email Dump, WikiLeaks Releases E-Reader Version of Hillary Clinton’s Speeches

Emails lay bare what members of the presidential candidate’s inner circle believe to be her vulnerabilities—from her scandal-laden husband to her ties to big money.

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Donald Trump Is More Dangerous to the GOP Now Than He Was Before the Second Debate

Everything Trump did to turn off swing voters complicated the efforts of Republicans who want to drive him out of the race or cut him loose from the rest of the party’s ticket.

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Cast Your Vote: How Should the United States Respond to Escalating Tensions in Syria?

Politicians were plagued with questions on foreign policy last week as the relationship between the U.S. and Russia continued to deteriorate.

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The New Slave Revolt

The work stoppages and hunger strikes being carried out in prisons across the country show that many of those locked in cages have a political consciousness we must begin to emulate.

Posted on Oct 9, 2016 READ MORE



After Days of Political Controversy, Presidential Nominees Hold Their Ground in Second Debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fielded questions about issues that have rocked their campaigns in recent days. By showing some discipline in his performance, Trump may have staved off political disaster.

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Wishful Thinking: The First Hundred Days After Nov. 8

If Hillary Clinton is elected president, hopefully Elizabeth Warren will challenge her in the 2020 Democratic primaries if Clinton isn’t sufficiently progressive and bold during her first term.

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Hacked Emails Show Clinton Suggesting She Hides Her True Policy Positions From the Public

The candidate’s supporters in the media have long insisted that she is fundamentally honest. Now, emails hacked allegedly from the account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta tell a far different story.

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Election Fraud Concerns Extend Beyond Conspiracy Theorists

Potential vulnerabilities in the voting system raise alarms about what could happen when American citizens cast their ballots Nov. 8.

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Vice Presidential Debate Left Us Wanting Less

Tim Kaine and Mike Pence established themselves as national political figures and avoided harming their respective candidates’ chances. But the benefit for voters was harder to discern.

Posted on Oct 7, 2016 READ MORE



Silence on Climate Change Is Another Form of Denial

The global environmental issue is real, and it is worsening. That it should play a central role in the U.S. elections is undebatable.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 READ MORE


Samantha Bee on Tim Kaine: Remind Me, Why Isn’t Elizabeth Warren on the Ticket? (Video)

After Kaine’s performance at the vice presidential debate Tuesday, the “Full Frontal” host expresses her dismay at Hillary Clinton’s choice of running mate.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



You Call That a Debate?

The “winner” of Tuesday night’s Tim Kaine-Mike Pence confrontation may not be clear, but we know one loser: democracy.

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What We Talk About When We Don’t Want to Talk About Nuclear War

One presidential candidate, in a vain effort to conceal his own ignorance, offers rambling nonsense. The other, accustomed to making her own rules, simply changes the subject.

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Assange Promises ‘Significant’ Leak Before Election, Urges Journalists to Lend a Hand

By Emma Niles

Some are calling it an “October surprise” that could affect the U.S. voting. But the WikiLeaks founder says only that the website will release a mass of secret documents on American foreign policy over the next 10 weeks. And, he adds, with “more than a million documents to get through,” WikiLeaks needs all the help it can get.

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



VP Debate: Tim Kaine Puts Mike Pence on the Defensive as Candidates Take On Issues, and Each Other

In what became a heated debate, Republican Pence played a more rational-seeming, diplomatic foil to the brash and bombastic Donald Trump, while Democrat Kaine continued Hillary Clinton’s line of attack against her rival for the presidency.

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Low Voter Turnout Will Benefit Donald Trump the Most on Election Day

If you care who wins the election next month, get off the couch, go down to your polling place and vote.

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Seriously, Stop Bullying People Who Won’t Vote for Hillary

Journalist Ted Rall explains why he can’t stomach voting for Hillary Clinton; we live in the illusion of democracy, not the actual thing; skeletons discovered in Roman ruins in England raise questions about human history. These items and more after the jump.

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 READ MORE


Alec Baldwin’s Trump Reanimates ‘Saturday Night Live’ in Season Premiere

The actor’s venomous impersonation of the GOP nominee has been called the jolt the late-night comedy show needed.

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



2016, the Year the Good-Ol’-Boy Brand of Sexual Harassment Took a Hit

Somewhere over the course of this utterly peculiar political year, there have been glimmers of a sea change in American sexual politics.

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Donald Trump Leaves No Doubt That His Campaign Is a Branding Exercise Gone Mad

The Republican nominee has shown us that he is too nasty, immature and undisciplined to be president. We should believe what we see. He should not get any more passes for his actions.

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‘Bombshell’: Thanks to Loopholes, Donald Trump May Have Avoided Paying Taxes for 18 Years

The Republican nominee posted a staggering $916 million loss in 1995, according to documents obtained by The New York Times.

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Hacked: Hillary’s Musings on Sanders Fans, Nukes, Being ‘Center-Left to the Center-Right’

At a February fundraiser, the Democratic presidential candidate admitted that “political revolution is pretty appealing” for disaffected “children of the Great Recession.” And there’s more.

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Why Hillary Clinton’s Anti-Trump Campaign Could Backfire

The Clinton campaign is relentlessly focusing on the defects of Donald Trump rather than the defects of the Republican agenda. That’s understandable, and it could be a winning strategy. But it has pitfalls.

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Insulting Alicia Machado Won’t Help Donald Trump Attract Female Voters

Womanhood has become a prominent issue in the presidential race. This is bad for the Republican nominee, a hall-of-shame sexist—and good for Hillary Clinton, an actual woman.

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 READ MORE


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Did Donald Trump Actually Win the First Presidential Debate?

Writer Ted Rall argues that, if debates are “graded on a curve,” the Republican candidate did better than the Democrat on Monday night; vegetarianism might be beneficial to the planet, but it could negatively impact the lives of millions if practiced worldwide; meanwhile, more affordable solar panels have changed investors’ minds about fossil fuels. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Here’s What Hillary Clinton Could Do to Get Bernie Sanders’ Supporters to Vote for Her (Video)

Socialist millennial Kate Aronoff outlines seven things the Democratic presidential candidate “has to do to maybe, just maybe” win her vote.

Posted on Sep 29, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



My Military, Win, Lose or Draw

Although American politicians like Hillary Clinton regularly insist that the U.S. possesses “the greatest military” on the planet, they avoid addressing what the country’s armed interventions have actually accomplished when it comes to policy goals—the true measure of success in war.

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Ten Things That Should Have Come Up During the Debate but Didn’t

Too many issues that are far too important remain invisible during this presidential race. It is no wonder that elections seem less and less relevant.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE



For Latinos, the Problem Isn’t Just Trump—It’s ‘Trumpismo’

What did Latinos get for their vote for Barack Obama? Racist, anti-immigrant policies that terrorize entire communities, destroy families and deport millions. This time, they can vote Green for real change.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Shifts the Election in Her Direction

If one use of a debate for a candidate is to change the trajectory of the campaign discussion, the Democratic nominee may well have succeeded in opening a new front against Donald Trump.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE


So Hillary Clinton Is a ‘Neoliberal.’ What Does That Mean?

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both have been accused of being agents of a political program that empowers “elites … to consolidate political and economic power in their own interests.”

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



A Crippled Supreme Court Awaits an Election in Which Hillary Clinton Is the Lesser Evil

The next president of the United States will have the power to reshape the nation’s ultimate judicial body—and redefine the meaning and application of the Constitution for a generation or more.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 READ MORE



Rather Than Scold Millennials for Not Supporting Hillary Clinton ‘Enough,’ Democrats Should Listen

Without the threat of Donald Trump to blackmail young voters into choosing Hillary Clinton, Democratic Party leaders “will either need to embrace a platform significantly to the left of their current orthodoxy, or they will lose,” argues writer Emmett Rensin.

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Donald Trump’s Debate Performance Won’t Give His Dedicated Supporters Any Second Thoughts

No matter what the Republican nominee says or does, his base believes his central argument—that “politicians like Secretary Clinton” have failed, and it’s time to try something new.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 READ MORE



Pundits Say Donald Trump ‘Blew It’ and Hillary Clinton ‘Won’—but What Do They Know?

“The lesson of the 2016 primary,” observed The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald, “was that literally nothing is a less reliable indicator of debate impact than the reactions of journalists.”

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Lester Holt’s Big Lie About the Commission on Presidential Debates Is a Problem in U.S. Politics

The most egregious falsehood in the first 2016 presidential debate was from the moderator. The CPD is not nonpartisan, and this fact is helping to kill our democracy. Here’s what can be done about the problem.

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The Presidential Debate That Did Not Really Happen

Regular readers will know that in my view the 2016 presidential election did not happen. Likewise, the first debate between the two candidates did not take place.

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Hillary Clinton Pounces on a Very Flustered Donald Trump in the First Debate

Donald Trump brought his tough-guy, America-first rhetoric onto the presidential debate stage on Monday, but was repeatedly flustered and upstaged by Hillary Clinton, whose focused barbs made him interrupt and pout, and whose knowledge of how the political world works reduced him to grasping outbursts.

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Presidential Debate Moderators Are Representing the People and Should Act Like Brave Journalists

Lester Holt, Martha Raddatz, Anderson Cooper and Chris Wallace have tough jobs. And no matter what they do in representing the public and their media colleagues in the presidential debates, they will be criticized.

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 READ MORE


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