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Trump offers “new deal” for black Americans

  • 5:50 pm Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

In the first of two stops in the battleground state of North Carolina, Donald Trump promised on Wednesday to be a champion for African Americans in the United States, arguing that too often that community is ignored by Democrats after an election is over.

“We live in a very very divided country,” Trump said in his appeal. “I will be your greatest champion.”

“I will never, ever take the African American community for granted, Trump said. “Unlike Hillary.”

“I want every African American child to walk down the street in peace, and not get shot,” Trump said, saying that inner cities need [More]

Clinton emphasizes early vote in Florida

  • 1:25 pm Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

With a second straight day of campaign stops in south Florida, Hillary Clinton urged supporters there to take advantage of early voting in the Sunshine State, as she celebrated her birthday on the campaign trail by stressing a big get-out-the-vote effort for Democrats in that key swing state.

“Thank you so much for singing to me,” Clinton said after the crowd marked her 69th birthday with signs and more.

“I love your signs – that’s great! Vote early, Florida!” Clinton said to cheers.

As she did on Tuesday, Clinton hit hard at Trump in her first stop on Wednesday, mocking his knowledge of [More]

Trump hits DC for hotel ribbon cutting

  • 12:19 pm Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

Donald Trump buzzed into the nation’s capital on Wednesday for a few hours, helping to launch the grand opening of his new hotel that sits just five blocks from the White House, where he hopes to take up residence next January.

“With the notable exception of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, this is the most coveted piece of real estate in Washington, D.C.,” Trump said, as he said his renovation of the Old Post Office Pavilion is a metaphor for what he wants to do nationwide.

“My theme today is five words, “under budget” and “ahead of schedule,” that’s what we did,” Trump said [More]

Virginia Governor denies favors for wife of top FBI official

  • 10:51 am Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

Several days after a Wall Street Journal report that Democrats in Virginia had given a large amount of money to the wife of the deputy director of the FBI in order to help her campaign for a state Senate seat in Virginia, the Democratic Governor of that state lashed out at the story, saying the woman had been recruited well before an FBI probe into Hillary Clinton’s email.

“Put your tin foil hat on,” said Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) in a regular appearance on WTOP Radio in Washington, D.C., as he said Dr. Jill McCabe had been recruited by other Democratic [More]

Trump hits increase in Obamacare premiums

  • 4:44 pm Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

A day after the Obama Administration announced there would be sharp rate increases for Americans who buy their health insurance on government exchanges, Donald Trump used that to attack Democrats and Hillary Clinton, vowing to cancel every executive order linked to Obamacare, as he once again vowed to repeal the controversial health reform law if elected.

“Hillary Clinton wants to double down on Obamacare, and make it even worse,” Trump said at an airport tarmac rally in Sanford, Florida.

“Repealing Obamacare and stopping Hillary’s health care takeover is one of the single most important reasons that we must win on November 8,” [More]

Clinton hits Trump hard in Florida stop

  • 3:31 pm Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

With Democrats feeling increasingly optimistic about the race for President in the key swing state of Florida, Hillary Clinton began a two day swing through the Sunshine State by urging her supporters not to leave any stone unturned in the effort to win in November.

“I feel good, but boy, I’m not taking anything for granted,” Clinton said to cheers.

“I have to say, nobody should want to wake up on November 9th and wonder whether there was more you could have done,” Clinton said, as she took a number of verbal swings at Donald Trump, charging that Trump’s “final target is [More]

More questions about Clinton emails to Obama

  • 11:53 am Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

Today brought the eighteenth Wikileaks release of emails from a top aide to Hillary Clinton, as the internet group continues to post communications from inside the Clinton campaign, with new questions being raised today about whether President Obama knew that Hillary Clinton was using a private email server during her time as Secretary of State.

Here’s an update on what we’re learning:

1. Clinton emails to President Obama. As we have seen in earlier emails, a news story from the New York Times which suggested that President Obama didn’t know that Clinton was using a private email server caused some concern among [More]

Two weeks to Election Day

  • 8:02 am Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both stumping for votes today in Florida, with just two weeks left in the 2016 campaign, as polls continue to show an advantage for Clinton, though Trump has argued in recent days that the news media is pushing “phony” polls that are only meant to stop his drive to win the White House.

Let’s take a quick campaign snapshot:

1. Looking at the polls. Remember four years ago at this time? We were being told by Republicans that the polls were “skewed” in favor of the Democrats, and that they were underestimating the support for [More]

Trump promises new spending in swing states

  • 8:57 pm Monday, October 24th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

In a series of recent campaign stops in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Florida, Donald Trump has taken up an old style campaign strategy, as he’s promising to create new jobs in key regions by funneling money and resources to specific road projects and local military bases in areas that will play a pivotal role in the November elections.

Trump has long pledged to spend $1 trillion on public-private partnerships for infrastructure – new roads, bridges, sewer systems and more, arguing it’s long overdue.

But now he’s getting specific.

“Projects that will be funded include repairing the Herbert Hoover dike in Lake Okeechobee, which is [More]

Trump hits media, charging polls are rigged against him

  • 4:14 pm Monday, October 24th, 2016 by Jamie Dupree

Donald Trump on Monday expanded his complaints that the news media is arrayed against his bid for the White House, as he told supporters at two stops in Florida that major polling organizations are purposefully putting out “phony” polls to obscure the strength of his bid for the White House.

“The system is corrupt, rigged and broken,” Trump said at a rally in St. Augustine, Florida.

“Without the media, Hillary Clinton would be nothing,” Trump said.

Trump went so far as to equate “oversampling” in polls to voter suppression, citing an email released by Wikileaks in which Clinton aides talk about internal polling [More]

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