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Weiner could get jail time

Prosecutors say Anthony Weiner may have to pay the price for sexting with a 15-year-old. Jill Cohen, a DC lawyer and former assistant district attorney in Queens, says she believes Weiner is going to get jail time and speculates that “this could be the tip of the iceberg with a minor. This is not the [...]

Donald Trump: Welfare King

Donald Trump puts on a show of being rich. There’s that private jet stamped Trump. He assures everyone, ad nauseam, that he’s really, really rich. But apparently it’s all a sham. The Washington Post revealed last week that Trump is a charity case. Show More Summary

Make America a Great Depression Again!

In tonight's debate and throughout the remainder of the campaign, Hillary Clinton should take direct aim at the economic plan Donald Trump announced in a recent speech at the Economic Club of New York. It is a blueprint for an economic...Show More Summary

IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS: JOHN SCHINDLER: The FBI Investigation of EmailGate Was a Sham: We now ha…

IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS: JOHN SCHINDLER: The FBI Investigation of EmailGate Was a Sham: We now have incontrovertible proof the Bureau never had any intention of prosecuting Hillary Clinton. How exactly Cheryl Mills got immunity, and what its terms were, is the long-awaited “smoking gun” in EmailGate, the clear indication that, despite countless man-hours […]

SETH CROPSEY: NATO Should Expel Islamist Turkey. According to Erdogan, the leader of the moderate…

SETH CROPSEY: NATO Should Expel Islamist Turkey. According to Erdogan, the leader of the moderate Islamic movement that favors secularism orchestrated an Islamist coup in July while living in a small town in rural Pennsylvania. This proposition is far-fetched. However, its underlying argument — that Islamists have taken control of Turkey’s government — is fact. […]

AMERICAN HOSTAGE LEFT TO BUY HIS OWN PLANE TICKET AFTER IRAN RELEASE: Pastor Saeed Abedini “said h…

AMERICAN HOSTAGE LEFT TO BUY HIS OWN PLANE TICKET AFTER IRAN RELEASE: Pastor Saeed Abedini “said he and other hostages were left to fend for themselves after flying from Iran to Germany when they were released after the Obama Administration’s $400 million payment to Iran. After spending a few days in a hospital in Germany, […]

How Trump and Clinton can win tonight’s debate

Welcome to McClatchy’s Voter Survival Guide, an interactive presentation of daily events from one of the strangest presidential campaigns in modern history. The stage is set for the first debate … Click to Continue »

Millions climb out of poverty in U.S.

The numbers speak for themselves, in spite of what Republicans want you to believe so they can grab the mantle of power. “It all came together at the same time,” said Diane Swonk, an independent business economist in Chicago. “Lots of employment and wages gains, particularly in the lowest-paying end of the jobs spectrum, combined [...]

Giant telescope begins search for alien life

The world’s largest radio telescope wants to see what’s out there. The £138m dish, which began operating on Sunday, measures 500 metres in diameter and took five years to construct in China’s Guizhou region. As well as searching for signs of intelligent life outside the galaxy, the dish will observe distant pulsars – tiny, rapidly [...]

The Latest: Trump campaign manager expresses confidence

Donald Trump's campaign manager says she's confident he'll do well in his debate with Hillary Clinton, saying the "natural connective tissue he has with people" will be on display. Kellyanne Conway also says she expects Trump to sayShow More Summary

WEAK CANDIDATE SCORES WEAKLY: “You know, that’s not that good. Clinton is touted as supremely quali…

WEAK CANDIDATE SCORES WEAKLY: “You know, that’s not that good. Clinton is touted as supremely qualified — even the most qualified person ever to run for President. How come only 57% of the respondents will give her the minimal status of ‘qualified’?”

The Latest: Trump campaign manager expresses confidence

The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 7:10 a.m. Donald Trump's campaign manager says she's confident he'll do well in his debate with Hillary Clinton, saying the … Click to Continue »

Trump Can Win Debate By Not Losing It

Matt Mackowiak: “In a change year, Trump is the change candidate. Clinton is a lot of things, but she is not a change agent after eight years of Obama.The question for voters, particularly swing voters in battleground states, is whether Trump [...] The post Trump Can Win Debate By Not Losing It appeared first on Political Wire.

VIEWER'S GUIDE: Trust and temperament key themes in debate

The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue — an offhand remark or unrehearsed gesture that helps to reveal the essence of a candidate who's … Click to Continue »

What to Watch as Congress Nears Deadline to Avert Shutdown

The houses have until midnight Friday to come up with a plan to fund the government through early December, or once again, it will be lights out for many operations.

Leading Roles

In today’s Impromptus, I begin with an item that gives Donald Trump credit: for being a leader. Leading in the wrong direction, as I see it, but leading nonetheless. Consider this headline from the news: “Amid Trump’s rise, GOP voters turn sharply away from free trade.” Who did that? Trump did. Show More Summary

CEASEFIRE UPDATE: Syria airstrikes kill 85 people in Aleppo amid diplomatic row. “Everyone in Ale…

CEASEFIRE UPDATE: Syria airstrikes kill 85 people in Aleppo amid diplomatic row. “Everyone in Aleppo is depressed,” an activist on the ground told CNN. “They don’t know what they have done to become targets for warplanes. Fear is clear in the eyes of anyone you see walking the streets of Aleppo. Yesterday I saw a […]

Talking Debate Day With Mike Allen

America’s most energetic reporter is the amazing Mike Allen  (Follow him on Twitter at @MikeAllen.)  Have 13 minutes?  Listen to our chat this morning from 6:33 AM on debate day: Audio: 09-26hhs-allen

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 27 things we learned from Clinton’s FBI files. Here’s just one: “Clinton d…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 27 things we learned from Clinton’s FBI files. Here’s just one: “Clinton deleted nearly 1,000 emails with Petraeus.”

IF HILLARY LOSES, COULD THE DEMOCRATS WIND UP LIKE BRITAIN’S LABOUR PARTY? What they haven’t be…

IF HILLARY LOSES, COULD THE DEMOCRATS WIND UP LIKE BRITAIN’S LABOUR PARTY? What they haven’t been interested in is cisgendered white male liberals. The largely forgotten John Edwards fell by the wayside quickly in 2008, and Martin O’Malley, with credentials similar to those of Bill Clinton and Michael Dukakis, attracted zero support in 2016. That […]

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