Monthly Archives: May 2016

Politics Counts: Candidates’ Strong Suits

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Die-Hard Bernie Sanders Backers See F.B.I. as Answer to Their Prayers

By YAMICHE ALCINDOR – – – – Senator Bernie Sanders may be trailing Hillary Clintonby hundreds of delegates, and Mrs. Clinton may be treating the Democratic nomination as hers, but Julie Crowell, a stay-at-home mother and a die-hard Sanders supporter, is holding out for an 11th-hour miracle: divine deliverance at the hands of the F.B.I. […]

Donald Trump: Clinton Not ‘Presidential’ Because He Doesn’t Like Her Voice

By REID J. EPSTEIN – – – – – Hillary Clinton, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said at a Friday rally here, is not “presidential” because he does not like the sound of her voice during the Democratic presidential front-runner’s speeches. “We talk about presidential. Do I look presidential? Do you think Hillary looks presidential? […]

Donald Trump’s Campaign Stumbles as It Tries to Go Big

By ASHLEY PARKER and MAGGIE HABERMAN – – – – A constant stream of changes and scuffles are roiling Donald J. Trump’s campaign team, including the abrupt dismissal this week of his national political director. A sense of paranoia is growing among his campaign staff members, including some who have told associates they believe that their […]

Libertarian Convention Sees Unprecedented Interest from News Media

By BYRON TAU – – – – The Libertarian Party’s presidential nominating convention this weekend is seeing an unprecedented amount of media interest, as polls show Americans are increasingly curious about third-party presidential options. Normally entirely ignored by most mainstream news outlets, about 250 individual reporters have requested credentials for the Libertarian Party national convention, which […]

Donald Trump Says He Won’t Debate Bernie Sanders

By JANET HOOK – – – – Donald Trump on Friday threw cold water on the provocative idea of debating Sen. Bernie Sanders, saying it “seems inappropriate that I would debate the second place finisher” in the Democratic primary. Mr. Trump’s statement put an end to days of speculation about whether he was serious or joking when he […]

Elizabeth Warren Calls On Americans To Fight Wall Street

BY BRYCE COVERT – – — On Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) headlined an event that launched a new coalition calling itself “Take On Wall Street.” The group includes lawmakers like Warren, Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), labor leaders like the AFL-CIO’s Richard Trumka and the AFT’s Randi Weingarten, as well as civil […]

Trump’s Campaign: Just Kidding About the $6 Million For Veterans

BY JOSH ISRAEL Back in January, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump boycotted a debate moderated by sometimes–rival Megyn Kelly of Fox News, opting to host a stunt fundraising event for veterans’ charities instead. He boasted at the time that the event raised $5 million and that he had personally donated $1 million from his self-proclaimed $8.7 […]

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Face Hurdle Not Seen in Modern History

By NEIL KING JR. AND AARON ZITNER – – – – Elections are always a game of positives versus negatives. If you’re the candidate, you do your best to talk yourself up and your opponent down. This year’s presidential brawl will test the depths of those downs and—very likely—the limits of  both front-runner’s efforts to go up. In […]