Samuel DeLap

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Who flunked the commander-in-chief test?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Since the U.S. president as commander in chief controls the world's most powerful military, it was sobering to watch Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debate national security issues on Sunday night.<p>Trump fell back on a familiar mélange of empty slogans and false claims (a.k.a. lies) to …

Funniest Memes from the 2nd Presidential Debate

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Political Cartoons

The Kenneth Bone Effect

After the dust from the second presidential debate settled on Monday morning, it turned out that the real sartorial shocker of the night had not been Hillary Clinton’s Ralph Lauren pantsuit or Melania Trump’s pussy-bow Gucci top. It was a red cable-knit cotton sweater with a quarter zip worn by …

Hillary Said It: Medicare IS A Single-Payer System

There was another throwaway line in a presidential debate this week, as there was last time. Last time, Donald Trump spoke it; this time, Hillary did. This one, too, was potentially lost in the haze of puerile posturing in the one corner, and resolute attempts not to throw up in the other.<p>Hillary …

Health Care

Trump’s Threat to Jail Clinton Invites His Own Prosecution

<i>This article</i> <i>first appeared on the Dorf on Law site.</i><p>Because my teenage daughter needed a ride home from her friend's house where she was watching the …

Donald Trump Used Sexism to Attack Hillary Clinton. He Lost.

In the second presidential debate, Hillary Clinton continued to refer to Donald Trump as “Donald,” leveling the playing field on which she is …

'We Are Better Than That': Clinton Sees An Opening In Voters Turned Off By Trump

Hillary Clinton, who has long been public enemy No. 1 for many in the Republican Party, is now making a direct appeal to Republican and independent voters turned off by Donald Trump.<p>For months, her campaign has been courting these voters, but as Clinton and her team see it, the events of the past …

Hillary Clinton's first step after the debate: Promote early voting to lock in support in battleground states

With an intense and combative debate behind her and top Republicans privately questioning whether to revoke their support for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton is looking to run up the score – banking as many votes as she can now before a race with no shortage of twists and turns takes another one.<p>On …

Hillary Clinton’s polling compared with Barack Obama’s

WITH four weeks to go until America’s presidential election on November 8th Hillary Clinton has widened her lead over Donald Trump in the polls. That …

Sharp differences between Clinton and Trump on education

WASHINGTON (AP) — A quality education for all students, especially young children, is something Hillary Clinton has been talking about for decades. It's mostly new territory for Donald Trump, who more recently has been touting his education ideas beyond his oft-repeated criticism of Common Core.<p>The …

Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump On LBGTQ Rights

LBGTQ rights is one area in which the presidential candidates differ radically. While Hillary Clinton promotes expansion of rights and protections …

Independents and Women Bail on Trump, Giving Clinton a Double-Digit Lead

The latest PRRI/The Atlantic poll shows Hillary Clinton building a double-digit advantage—after being locked in a dead heat two weeks ago.<p>With less than a month to go until Election Day, Donald Trump’s standing has plummeted with likely voters, falling from a dead heat just two weeks ago to a …

Government

NYC bombing suspect bought gun in Virginia, store owner says

ASBURY PARK, N.J. — The man accused of wounding two Linden police officers in a shootout after planting bombs in New Jersey and New York legally purchased a 9mm handgun in Virginia two months before the shooting, the owner of the gun store said.<p>Ahmad Rahami presented a Virginia ID and fishing …

2 potential bombing witnesses seen with suitcase are sought

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators of last weekend's bombings have released an image of two men who took a suitcase they found on a city street, possibly …

Suspect wrote 'bombs will be heard in the streets,' authorities say

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> The suspect in Saturday's bombings in New York and New Jersey declared that "the sounds of bombs will be heard in the streets" and praised "Brother Osama Bin Laden" in a journal found on him when he was arrested, authorities said.<p>Ahmad Rahami was charged Tuesday with four counts in …

Ahmad Khan Rahami Listed Jihad Videos, Judge Judy on YouTube Account

Ahmad Khan Rahami, who has been charged with recent New York and New Jersey bombings, allegedly counted two jihad-related videos among his favorite …

Inside the bloody notebook recovered from the suspected NYC bomber when he was taken into custody

The notebook mentioned Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, who was the spokesman for the terrorist group ISIS until he died last month, according to ABC News.<p>It also praised Anwar al-Awlaki, a notorious preacher and Al Qaeda recruiter, Osama bin Laden, the founder of Al Qaeda, and Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 …

Bomb Suspect's Notebook Highlights 'New Era of Terror,' Officials Say

A notebook carried by New York and New Jersey bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami makes it clear that the United States is under a serious new threat from ISIS-inspired domestic terrorists, top government intelligence experts said Wednesday.<p>Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the Homeland …

Extremism

NYC bombing suspect's eBay and YouTube accounts give insight into his mind

The man suspected of planting multiple, highly lethal bombs around New York and New Jersey used eBay to source materials, according to a criminal …

Extremism

Investigators haven't ruled out possibility that U.S. bombing suspect Rahami had accomplices

Investigators have not ruled out the possibility that others helped suspect<p>Ahmad Khan Rahamiin a bomb plot in New York and New Jersey, a U.S. counter-terrorism official said Thursday.<p>FBIagents and police are still trying to locate the two men seen on surveillance video Saturday night taking a …

Ahmad Rahami Posted Radical Videos in 2010, Went to Syria: Sources

The suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings posted links to radical videos on social media as early as 2010, but his social media posts weren't vetted by authorities when he received U.S. citizenship in 2011, NBC News has learned.<p>U.S. intelligence sources also believe Ahmad Rahami traveled …

Imam in bombing suspect's hometown speaks against violence

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — An imam spoke against violence and in support of law enforcement during the first Friday prayer service since a local man was …

Q&A: How NY bomb case shows difficulties for investigators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused in the Manhattan bombing was flagged for an interview with Customs officials in the course of an overseas trip, was …