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NY Post Columnist: Biased Coverage of Trump is Collapse of Journalism

Michael Goodwin
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 2:30pm 8/23/2016 at 2:30pm
Michael Goodwin

If you’ve been paying attention, you already know the media coverage of Trump is a daily drum beat of negativity and undue scrutiny unlike anything we’ve ever seen.

The media may not be crazy about Hillary Clinton, but they’re on a special mission to make sure Donald Trump never sees the inside...

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GOP in Danger: Ayotte May Lose Her Senate Seat

Kelly Ayotte New Hampshire
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 1:00pm 8/23/2016 at 1:00pm
Kelly Ayotte New Hampshire

I’ve been keeping an eye on the tough Congress elections headed into November, especially since the GOP could easily loses its majority in the Senate. North Carolina could lose one of its GOP senators while New Hampshire could lose its only GOP senator in Kelly Ayotte. The tough reelection has led her...

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Chris Matthews Suggests Trump ‘In the Bunker’ Like ‘Third Reich’

Matthews Hardball 8-22-16
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 9:30am 8/23/2016 at 9:30am
Matthews Hardball 8-22-16

In recent days, Donald Trump has made a concerted effort to moderate the tone, and some would say the substance, of his campaign. So how does a notable member of the MSM reward him? By analogizing him in explicit terms to a Nazi.

On Monday evening’s Hardball, Matthews asked if Trump is...

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Media Myopia: Huma involvement with Islamist mag for a decade no biggie

Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 22, 2016 at 8:30pm 8/22/2016 at 8:30pm
Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton

The MSM can’t stop talking about Donald Trump having brought onto his campaign the Chairman of Breitbart News.

But Hillary’s closest aide being for 12 years an editor of an Islamist magazine that among other things blamed the US for 9/11? Meh!

On today’s With All Due Respect, guest co-host Alex Wagner seconded the...

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North Carolina Republican Senate Seat At Risk

Deborah Ross North Carolina
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 22, 2016 at 5:30pm 8/22/2016 at 5:30pm
Deborah Ross North Carolina

The GOP has panicked lately about their majority in Congress, especially in the Senate, as the party divides over Donald Trump and the lack of fundraising. Their worst fears appear to becoming true in North Carolina, once seen as a lock for the GOP. The Wall Street Journal reports that Democrat...

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Colin Powell: Hillary’s People Have Been Trying to Pin Her Private Email Account Flubs Me

Hillary Victory Speech Ohio Florida 2
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 22, 2016 at 1:00pm 8/22/2016 at 1:00pm
Hillary Victory Speech Ohio Florida 2

Friday, the New York Times reported Hillary told FBI investigators that fellow former Secretary of State, Colin Powell, advised her to use a private email account.

24 hours later and Powell is all, “nah, brah.”

Speaking to People Magazine, Powell said Hillary’s people were trying to use him as an email...

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Hillary Ad Tries to Scare People About Trump: But Will It Backfire?

Mika MJ 8-22-16
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 22, 2016 at 11:30am 8/22/2016 at 11:30am
Mika MJ 8-22-16

Will Hillary Clinton’s latest ad, which attempts to scare people about Donald Trump when it comes to national security, actually wind up winning him votes? Today’s Morning Joe opened by playing the ad, which features clips of Trump making various bellicose statements, e.g., “I would bomb the s— out of them.”

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Ritzy Clinton Global Initiative Event A Week Before First Debate Worries Dems

Clinton Foundation
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 22, 2016 at 8:30am 8/22/2016 at 8:30am
Clinton Foundation

A week before the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in September, the Clinton Global Initiative is holding an event which will be attended by many of Hillary’s favorite one percenters.

Democrats are concerned because the optics of this will play right into Trump’s narrative about Hillary being an...

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Report: Hillary Will Raise $1 Billion to Defeat Vulnerable GOP Congress Members

Senate Vote CRomnibus
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 5:00pm 8/21/2016 at 5:00pm
Senate Vote CRomnibus

The rise of Donald Trump has divided the GOP more than ever, leading many to worry if the party could maintain their majority in Congress whether he wins or loses the presidency. The Democrats have noticed and now Politico reports that Hillary Clinton plans to raise $1 billion to defeat the...

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FBI and Justice Dept Investigate Manafort’s Firm

Manafort Ukraine
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 19, 2016 at 8:00pm 8/19/2016 at 8:00pm
Manafort Ukraine

Earlier this morning Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort, resigned from his post.

Speculation Manafort was entangled in a pro-Russian lobbying scheme made headlines earlier this week and was cited as a possible reason for his campaign resignation.

That speculation has turned into a full-on federal investigation.

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Hillary’s Latest Email Defense: Colin Powell Made Me Do It

Hillary Clinton Acceptance Speech
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 19, 2016 at 6:00pm 8/19/2016 at 6:00pm
Hillary Clinton Acceptance Speech

Suuuure. Blame the black man…

During an interview with FBI investigators about her private email address and home-brewed servers, Hillary said it was former Secretary of State Colin Powell that advised her to use a private email account.

From the New York Times:

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Clinton Foundation Will Stop Accepting Foreign, Corporate Donations IF Hillary Wins

Hillary Bill Clinton
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 19, 2016 at 3:00pm 8/19/2016 at 3:00pm
Hillary Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton told staffers at the Clinton Foundation if Hillary wins the presidency they will stop accepting foreign and corporate donations. From Fox News:

While Hillary Clinton stepped down from its board after launching her 2016 campaign, her husband and daughter have remained in leadership roles, leading to questions about...

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Was Trump’s Charlotte pivot speech letting “Trump Be Trump”?

Trump Speech Charlotte 8-18-2016
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 19, 2016 at 12:00pm 8/19/2016 at 12:00pm
Trump Speech Charlotte 8-18-2016

I didn’t watch Donald Trump’s speech last night, but I saw Twitter blow up but not in the usual way.

The speech was being received by all but the most diehard #NeverTrump-ers as the long-awaited “pivot,” a reasonable policy and campaign speech read from a teleprompter.

The prepared text of the speech ...

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Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Resigns

http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/compressed-trump-s-new-convention-manager-sanders-de-blasio-662927427673
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 19, 2016 at 10:28am 8/19/2016 at 10:28am
http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/compressed-trump-s-new-convention-manager-sanders-de-blasio-662927427673

Wednesday, news that Breitbart Chair Steve Bannon would be running the Trump show (officially) broke the internet. Not twenty-four hours ago, the Trump campaign refused to answer questions about the campaign’s staffing shakeup. This morning, Trump’s campaign manager, Paul Manafort resigned.

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Can the GOP Maintain Their Majority in Congress?

Congress GOP Majority
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 19, 2016 at 8:30am 8/19/2016 at 8:30am
Congress GOP Majority

The 2016 primaries and election so far has rattled the GOP, leaving many to wonder if the political party can hold their majority in the House and Senate. GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s numbers aren’t helping:

But, as Trump’s numbers — nationally and in key swing states — continue to tank, a...

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Trump’s outreach to black voters mirrors past GOP candidates

LI #48 Trump in San Diego
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 8:30pm 8/18/2016 at 8:30pm
LI #48 Trump in San Diego

Donald Trump made a speech recently in an appeal to black voters.

I’ve noticed many pundits on both left and right treating this as a very unusual thing for a Republican to do (see this, for example). And here’s how one commenter on my blog described it:

Trump makes the best speech of the...

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Breitbart News Chair Steve Bannon now in charge of Trump campaign

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/17/ny-times-donald-trump-shake-hires-breitbart-executive-stephen-k-bannon-top-campaign-post/
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 8:40am 8/17/2016 at 8:40am
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/08/17/ny-times-donald-trump-shake-hires-breitbart-executive-stephen-k-bannon-top-campaign-post/

Numerous news outlets are reporting that Donald Trump has shifted leadership of his campaign, and named Breitbart News Chairman Steve Bannon and pollster Kellyanne Conway as de facto leaders of his campaign.

The Wall Street Journ...

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