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Clinton deftly managed Trump into collapse

Ezra Klein has a wonderful piece on Vox, “Hillary Clinton’s 3 debate performances left the Trump campaign in ruins,“ that well describes the master class in managing a bully into hanging himself these general election debates have been. Klein points out how Clinton pushed all Trump’s buttons and practically had him performing tricks on command. Via Vox: Trump’s meltdown wasn’t an accident. …

Will Clinton "Finish Him" at third debate?

Millionaire Republican Donald Trump isn’t just on the ropes: he’s practically upside-down and tangled up in them, trailing his opponent by huge margins and seemingly finished in the race to become the next president of the United States of America. But Hillary Clinton is an infamously weak closer, leading to amusements like this New Yorker cartoon… … which reminds us that the …

Trump's chances of winning sink to 8% amid Republican fears Clinton may take Texas

The New York Times’ presidential forecast has millionaire Republican Donald Trump at his lowest ebb of the campaign, with only an 8 percent chance of winning the Nov. 8 general election. A victory by Mr. Trump remains possible: Mrs. Clinton’s chance of losing is about the same as the probability that an N.F.L. kicker misses a 31-yard field goal. The analysis corresponds closely …

Vogue Endorses Hillary Clinton for President of the United States

Vogue Endorses Hillary Clinton for President of the United States / Boing Boing Vogue today endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton as the first ever female president of the United States of America, and ran this gorgeous portrait of our future POTUS by photographer Annie Leibovitz for Vogue, in December 1993. For all the chaos and unpredictability and the sometimes appalling spectacle of …

U.S. accuses Russia of trying to “interfere with the U.S. election” through internet attacks

“We believe, based on the scope and sensitivity of these efforts, that only Russia’s senior-most officials could have authorized these activities,” said a statement today from the Obama administration about a series of cyberattacks on U.S. political figures and organizations. Them’s fightin’ words. The United States government formally declared on Friday that administration officials believe Russia is stealing and leaking …

There's a "Garbage Pail Kids" Topps card set for the 2016 Presidential Race, and it's pretty great

Topps has released a 2016 Presidential campaign themed “Garbage Pail Kids” edition. They’re updating the series pretty quickly! There’s already a Donald Trump vs. Alicia Machado card. You can buy them here on the Topps website. The series is an online exclusive, print-on-demand. The art is by Brett Engstrom. From Beckett.com, a collectors’ website:  …

Clinton medical info released after pneumonia, doc says 'fit to serve.' On Oz, Trump weighs in at 267 lbs.

Today was health record day in the 2016 US presidential campaign news cycle. After an embarrassing round of press involving Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis, the Democratic nominee’s team released some medical reports. Dr. Lisa Bardack says “she is in excellent mental condition,” and is “healthy and fit to serve as president.” A statement Wednesday afternoon from Clinton’s campaign quotes the candidate’s longtime physician, who …

Clinton apologizes after calling Trump's bigoted supporters "deplorable"

A day after describing half of Donald Trump’s supporters as “deplorables,” Hillary Clinton is apologizing, reports the BBC. US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has apologised for calling half of Donald Trump’s supporters “deplorable” people. But the Democrat launched a furious attack on her Republican opponent and promised to keep fighting “bigotry and racist rhetoric”. Mr Trump had responded by saying the comment was …

White House orders Russia hack investigation, Congress wants to know if Trump is involved

Anonymous U.S. intelligence sources cited by NBC News say the White House has ordered a special intelligence task force to look into Russia’s recent hacks of various Democratic political organizations. “The classified national study is being conducted by the Foreign Denial and Deception Committee, a Cold War-era organization that is part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence,” the officials told …

Trump's just gonna wing the debates

Republican millionaire Donald Trump is pretty much just going to wing it in his first debate with rival presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, reports the New York Times. Just four weeks away, the event will pit her meticulous preparation against his extemporaneous ramblings. The Clinton camp believes that Mr. Trump is most insecure about his intelligence, his net worth and his image as a …