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Same Russian Hackers Got Into Podesta Email

“Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s Gmail account was hacked by the same Russian intelligence-linked hackers that breached the DNC and the DCCC,” Politico reports. “Podesta unwittingly gave hackers access to his account by clicking a Bitly link that redirected [...]

LePage Says Trump Made ‘Stupid Comment’ at Debate

“Even Paul LePage, the controversial governor of Maine who has drawn comparisons to Donald Trump for his loud rhetoric and habit of disparaging the press, is harping on the Republican nominee for his refusal to commit to conceding if he [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“This election is not rigged, and it’s irresponsible to say that it is. Faith in the democratic process is one of America’s greatest strengths, and it’s more important than the outcome of any election.” — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley [...]

Clinton Probably Won the Election Last Night

Nate Silver: “I’m not sure I need to tell you this, but Hillary Clinton is probably going to be the next president. It’s just a question of what ‘probably’ means.” “There are less than three weeks left in the campaign, [...]

Trump Says He’ll Accept Results – If He Wins

Donald Trump opened up a campaign rally by saying he’ll accept the results of the presidential election as long as he wins, The Hill reports. Said Trump: “I will totally accept the result of this great and historic presidential election.” [...]

State Poll Roundup: Thursday

Here are the latest state polls from the presidential race: Ohio: Clinton 45%, Trump 45%, Johnson 2% (Suffolk)

Quote of the Day

“It was horrifying what he said on the debate stage tonight. Our country has been around for 240 years and we are a country based on laws and we’ve had not contested elections going back to the very beginning. But [...]

It’s Over for Trump

Philip Klein: “People often don’t like to proclaim events over until they officially are. And it’s true that the race isn’t technically over, in the same way that a football game isn’t technically over until the clock runs out, even [...]

Trump’s Self-Absorption Killed His Chances

James Hohmann: “Clinton has spent the past few months trying to frame the election as a referendum on him. She’s succeeded, in part, because Trump’s favorite thing to talk about is, well, Trump. And he takes everything personally. Trump started [...]

The Next Face of the Republican Party

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Trump Will Haunt Republicans for Years

“The third and final debate Wednesday marked the beginning of the end of a presidential race that most Republican leaders cannot wait to forget. But the party’s Donald Trump-driven divisions will not cease on election night,” the Washington Post reports. [...]

Republicans Despondent Over Final Debate

“Donald Trump’s rocky performance on the final debate stage did little to allay his party’s concerns that the GOP is headed for an electoral catastrophe up and down the ticket,” Politico reports. “With Trump’s prospects for securing 270 electoral votes [...]

RNC Asks Members to Avoid Poll Watching

“The Republican National Committee asked members to avoid election-related ‘ballot security’ activities, such as poll watching in their capacity as Republican Party officers, citing a decades-old court settlement restricting such activities by national GOP officials,” the Wall Street Journal reports. [...]

More Reactions to the Final Presidential Debate

Glenn Thrush: “Truly historic moments are rare in politics. But this was a thunderbolt that might have spelled the end for Trump’s dynamic, disorganized and self-destructive campaign and the elevation of the first female major party nominee, whose precision and [...]

The Exact Same Headlines

New York Times: Donald Trump Won’t Say If He’ll Accept Result of Election In a remarkable statement that seemed to cast doubt on American democracy, Donald J. Trump said Wednesday that he might not accept the results of next month’s [...]

Instant Poll Shows Clinton Won Final Debate

A new CNN/ORC poll finds Hillary Clinton won the final presidential debate with Donald Trump, 52% to 39%.

My Reaction to the Final Presidential Debate

The final presidential debate was actually a debate. The main reason was that moderator Chris Wallace was excellent. He had near total control of the room. We had more substance out of this one debate than in all the previous [...]

The Final Presidential Debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in their third and last presidential debate tonight at 9 p.m. ET. If you enjoy Political Wire, please consider becoming a member! Leave your reactions in the comments.

House Republicans Scramble to Prevent Takeover

“Two of the three top House Republicans hosted a conference call Wednesday to urge GOP lawmakers to pony up cash to endangered colleagues, as the party faces one of the most challenging political climates in recent memory, according to sources [...]

Trump Invites Palin to Final Debate

Sarah Palin will be among Donald Trump’s guests at the third and final presidential debate tonight in Las Vegas, Politico reports. “Palin’s attendance was first reported by NBC News. She joins an eclectic cast of characters ranging from a woman [...]

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