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People who actually lost jobs to Mexico and China are less likely to support Trump

"No matter how you measure it, there's not any evidence that Trump supporters are more likely to have lost their job in the manufacturing sector," Gallup senior economist Jonathan Rothwell said in a call.<p>The study, which analyzed how various factors predict voters' support for the Republican …

7 lessons about elections that America should learn from other countries

In Sweden, for example, 83% of registered voters participated in the 2014 national election. In Belgium, the rate was 87%.<p>In the US, meanwhile, only 53.6% of registered voters cast a vote in the 2012 election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.<p>It doesn't have to be this way. America could see …

Donald Trump is making America more Russian by the day

Our news sounds more Russian, the way we think about our government is more Russian, and what we accept as fact starts to slip away.<p>Trump is fomenting conspiracy theories and delegitimizing the media and the government. Russia watchers know well that that's a Kremlin tactic. The way the Russian …

Marco Rubio's 'water thing'

On the stump, the Florida senator craves liquid refreshment — just don't serve it in a stemmed glass.<p>In May 2008, when Marco Rubio retired as Florida’s House speaker, he bid his colleagues farewell with a passionate defense of American exceptionalism. Standing on the floor in front of the speaker’s …

Government

Rick Perry: Donald Trump will destroy the Republican Party

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has already emerged as one of the GOP presidential field’s most vocal critics of Donald Trump, ratcheted up his rhetoric again Wednesday as he slammed the real estate mogul’s presidential bid as a “cancer on conservatism” and warned that, left unchecked, Trump …

Republicans

Hogan's Not-Heroes and Trump's Wild Card Rants

As a kid one of my favorite TV sitcoms was <i>Hogan's Heroes</i>. Set in a German POW camp during World War II, a group of really sharp Allied prisoners of war (most of them fliers who were shot down or parachuted to safety) were humorously and cleverly outsmarting their dimwitted and bumbling Nazi …

Donald Trump

Clinton besting Bush, Rubio in Florida money race

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's presidential primary is nine months away, but the state's influential donors are already speaking with their wallets. So far …

Government

Donald Trump Shows No Signs Of Backing Down After McCain Comments

Trump delivered a bombastic speech to an enthusiastic crowd in South Carolina Tuesday in his first campaign appearance since criticizing Sen. John McCain's war record.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>Donald Trump is still running for president. Many in the GOP establishment thought they had a chance …

Donald Trump

Where is Rand Paul?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rand Paul is doing something unusual: Blending into the crowd.<p>Instead of dominating national headlines this summer by picking fights with high-profile competitors or scrambling to secure the best real estate at every Republican Party cattle call, Rand Paul has been working the …

Government

Why China’s stock market bubble was always bound to burst

The sudden collapse of the nation’s share boom left tens of millions of investors in shock. But a massive government intervention to prop up the market has laid bare the contradictions of a capitalist China<p>Over the past few weeks, punters in China underwent a near-death experience when their …

Stock Markets

'I'm really rich' — Donald Trump is about to release new details about his fortune

The celebrity businessman's campaign is expected to reveal details Wednesday of his fortune, which he estimated last month at nearly $9 billion when announcing his Republican presidential candidacy.<p>If accurate, that number would make Trump the wealthiest person to ever run for president, far …

‘Hillarynomics’: A sneak preview

The candidate’s first major econ speech on Monday zeroes in on middle-class wages; goes after corporations, the 1%, and 'quarterly capitalism.'<p>Hillary Clinton has chosen the overarching economic theme of her presidential campaign: America’s middle class needs a raise.<p>In a speech Monday at the …

Middle-class

Bernie Sanders Has a Secret

Vermont, his son and the hungry early years that made him the surging socialist he is today.<p>One morning last month in Burlington, Vermont, at the law office of John Franco, one of Bernie Sanders’ best friends since the 1970s, Franco talked to me at length about Sanders’ commitment and his …

Middle-class

Jeb's shock-and-awe number

The former Florida governor’s super PAC hits its $100 million target, and then some.<p>Jeb Bush has officially become the $100 million man.<p>The Republican front-runner’s Right to Rise super PAC, which will take on an unprecedented role in tandem with his presidential campaign, announced on Thursday …

Government

Republicans Try to Cancel the Donald Trump Show

The tools that a party usually has to rein in candidates are unlikely to work on a man who’s a reality-TV star in his own right.<p>Updated on July 9, 2015 at 1:50 p.m.<p>It was fun while it lasted, but Republicans aren’t laughing at Donald Trump anymore. Donors are alarmed and talking about how to bar …

Jeb Bush criticized for saying Americans want to work 'longer hours'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton are trading barbs on Twitter after Bush said in an interview Wednesday that "people need to work longer hours."<p>The Democratic frontrunner for the presidential nomination quickly seized on her Republican counterpart's comments, tweeting: "Anyone who …

Government

Watch Chris Matthews’s epic smackdown of Ted Cruz in all its glory

The presidential contender couldn’t weasel his way out of this one — but he tried<p>Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz sat for a 17 minute interview with MSNBC host Christ Matthews during the Wednesday edition of<br>"Hardball" to promote his new memoir.<p>When Matthews pushed Cruz on …

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

Armed Forces