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Trump Leads In Yet Another National Poll

A new Economist/YouGov poll finds Donald Trump leads the GOP presidential race with 25%, followed by Marco Rubio at 16%, Ben Carson at 15%, Ted Cruz at 9%, Carly Fiorina at 8%, Jeb Bush at 7% and Rand Paul at [...]

Treasury Will Debt Limit Will on November 5

The Treasury Department said it would reach the debt limit a month earlier than was expected by many on Capitol Hill, Roll Call reports. “Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told Congress in a new letter that thanks in part to lower-than-expected [...]

Romney Says Trump Will Not Be the Nominee

Mitt Romney said he sees the Republican contest breaking into two brackets: “the more insurgent, outspoken, tea party perhaps bracket” and “the more mainstream conservative bracket,” according to the Washington Post. In the former, he placed Donald Trump and Sen. [...]

CNN’s Virtual Reality Debate

Stephen Colbert looks at the latest technology promised for this month’s Democratic presidential debate.

Conway Has Lead for Kentucky Governor

A new Survey USA poll in Kentucky finds Jack Conway (D) leading Matt Bevin (R) in the race for governor, 42% to 37%, with Drew Curtis (I) at 7%.

Clinton Will Appear on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Hillary Clinton “is scheduled to appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend, the latest — and highest stakes — appearance of her current push to show her funny, personable side as the campaign heads into the critical first Democratic debate [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“We’ve really got a mess in the financial system with regard to campaigns right now… We’ve gotta rethink campaign finance.” — Mitt Romney, quoted by the Huffington Post.

Clinton Maintains Big Lead in Democratic Race

A new USA Today/Suffolk University poll finds Hillary Clinton continues to lead the Democratic field with 41% — a double-digit drop in two months — followed by Bernie Sanders at 23% and Joe Biden at 20%. Asked for a single [...]

Trump Quote of the Day

“While we were expecting 10,000 people based on demand, and it would have been a happening, everyone’s safety is of far more importance to me.” — Donald Trump, quoted by TPM, cancelling a Virginia rally due to an impending hurricane...

While Joe Biden Waits

First Read: “The Biden waiting game is no longer doing him or his party any favors. With Clinton and Sanders having already raised a combined $115 million… waiting to start raising money isn’t going to help him compete financially with [...]

Russian Airstrikes Hit U.S.-Backed Rebels in Syria

“Russian officials insisted they were attacking the Islamic State after efforts by the U.S. and its partners had failed to dislodge the extremists, but U.S. officials said the strikes appeared to target opponents of President Bashar al-Assad and hit units [...]

It’s a Big Month for Hillary Clinton

First Read: “”It’s the beginning of October, and we can’t stress enough how big the month will be for Hillary Clinton — and, by extension, the Democratic Party. Oct. 13 brings us the first Democratic presidential debate. Hillary’s testimony before [...]

Carson Jokes About Taunting the Police

Ben Carson joked that while growing up on Detroit he had fun taunting police officers “back in the day, before they would shoot you,” MSNBC reports. Carson said he and his friends would throw rocks at cars which he joked [...]

Biden Won’t Decide Before First Debate

Vice President Joe Biden “has extended his window for deciding whether to jump into the 2016 presidential campaign, several Democrats say, allowing the contest to play out even longer before he answers one of the biggest questions hanging over the [...]

Hackers Tried to Gain Access to Clinton’s Computer

“Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times to pry into Hillary Clinton’s private email account while she was secretary of state, emails released Wednesday show. It is unclear if she clicked on any attachments and exposed her account,” the AP [...]

Bar Raised for Next GOP Debate

CNBC announced that candidates for the next Republican presidential debate on October 28 must have an average of at least 3% among recognized national polls in order to participate, CNN reports. “It’s not clear how many candidates would clear the [...]

Trump Pledges to Send Syrian Refuges Back

Donald Trump says if he wins the White House, he will send back Syrian refugees coming to the U.S., The Hill reports. Said Trump: “I’m putting the people on notice that are coming here from Syria as part of this [...]

Trump Gets Invite to Speak to Social Conservatives

“Don­ald Trump will ad­dress a private gath­er­ing of prom­in­ent so­cial con­ser­vat­ives later this month out­side Wash­ing­ton, sources say, part of an on­go­ing at­tempt by the Re­pub­lic­an front-run­ner to demon­strate his kin­ship with a key con­stitu­ency in next year’s pres­id­en­tial nom­in­at­ing [...]

Carson Says a Hitler Could Rise in the United States

Ben Carson said that a government like Nazi Germany’s could reign over the United States, CNN reports. Said Carson: “If you go back and look at the history of the world, tyranny and despotism and how it starts, it has [...]

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