Politics

Stasi: Clinton, Trump and the race to the bottom

This past week in the presidential freak show: Hillary’s email scandal is not exactly the gift that keeps on giving, it’s more like the re-gift that you keep on getting. The latest, as reported by The New York Times, is that Hillary’s computer specialist, Paul Combetta, who deleted her emails despite being ordered by Congress to preserve them, was given ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Trump didn't get post-9/11 funds for helping people

Donald Trump’s tale about why he took $ 150,000 in 9/11 money is as tall as the Downtown skyscraper he says he used in recovery efforts, according to government records. Though the billionaire presidential candidate has repeatedly suggested he got that money for helping others out after the attacks, documents obtained by the Daily News show that Trump’s account was ...

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Donald Trump speaks at funeral for Phyllis Schlafly

Donald Trump told mourners at a funeral service for conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly that she promoted the idea that the “little person” can beat “the rigged system.” Trump spoke at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis Saturday, where he said that Schlafly is looking down on those gathered, telling them to “keep up the fight.” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ...

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President Obama marks 15th 9/11 anniversary with call for unity

President Obama marked the 15th anniversary of the horrific 9/11 attacks with a call for unity, a celebration of diversity and a reminder that Americans will never give into fear. “It is so important today that we reaffirm our character as a nation, of people drawn from every corner of the world, every color, every religion, every background,” Obama told ...

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Johnson, Bratton warn that U.S. continues to face terror threat

Fifteen years later, we may not be that much safer. Department of Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton both warned Sunday that, while national security officials have made strides since the horrific 9/11 attacks, the country continues to face serious threats. “We’re on a constant state of alert, against not only the (type of) terrorist-directed attack ...

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Gary Johnson apologizes for ‘what is Aleppo?’ blunder in New York

Geography-challenged presidential candidate Gary Johnson apologized to his supporters during a campaign stop in Times Square on Saturday, and tried to make up for a foreign policy gaffe with an impromptu primer on Syria. The low-polling Libertarian nominee peppered his remarks with words like “rebels” just two days after he flubbed a question about the Syrian conflict by answering it ...

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Clinton, Trump locked in statistical tie in 5 swing states: polls

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump remain mired in a dead heat in five key battleground states, a group of polls released Sunday showed. Clinton is clinging to a one-percentage-point lead in both New Hampshire and Nevada, according to two WSJ/NBC News /Marist polls. In New Hampshire, Clinton is leading Trump 42%-41%, while in Nevada, she’s leading 45%-44%. Clinton, however, has ...

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Ex-EPA boss Whitman apologizes for bad info on 9/11 air quality

The former head of the Environmental Protection Agency apologized for the first time for her declaration a week after 9/11 that the air in lower Manhattan was safe to breathe. Christine Todd Whitman conceded Friday that it was a mistake to give the all-clear at Ground Zero and said she was sorry for the ongoing health crisis that still grips ...

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Rudy defends Trump idea U.S. should've ‘taken the oil' from Iraq

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Sunday defended Donald Trump’s suggestion last week that the U.S. should have taken Iraq’s oil after it invaded the country. “Until the war is over, anything’s legal,” said Giuliani, a surrogate for and adviser to the GOP nominee, on ABC’s “This Week.” When host George Stephanopoulos insisted that taking such an action ...

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Obama says he will nominate Supreme Court pick in 'weeks'

President Obama challenged obstinate Republican senators who said they wouldn’t even consider a Supreme Court nominee by insisting Wednesday he would choose someone in the weeks ahead — and blasted them for listening to the “most extreme voices” in their party. “I recognize the politics are hard for them because the easier thing to do is to give in to ...

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