Noah Crenshaw

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In Reversal, Trump Indicates To Hispanic Leaders Openness To Legalization For Immigrants

The Trump campaign disputes that Donald Trump is open to legalization after members of his Hispanic advisory council said he suggested he is open to figuring out a humane and efficient manner to deal with undocumented immigrants already in the country, ahead of a major immigration speech this …

How Can America Recover From Donald Trump?

Donald Trump is heading to November like a certain zeppelin heading to New Jersey, in a darkening sky that crackles with electricity. He is fighting crosswinds and trying new tacks — hiring the head of Breitbart News to run his campaign, trying on a new emotion (regret) in a speech on Thursday …

Judge Recommends Criminal Charges Be Brought Against Arizona Sheriff for Ignoring Orders to Stop Racial Profiling

Photo: APJoe Arpaio, who says he is the “toughest sheriff” in the land, could face criminal charges.<br>On Friday, federal Judge G. Murray Snow ordered …

Contempt of Court

Why are people still defending slavery in America? 5 common excuses, debunked.

Explainers<p>Politics & Policy<p>World<p>Culture<p>Science & Health<p>Identities<p>Energy & Environment<p>The Big Idea<p>Technology<p>Business & Finance<p>First Person<p>Video<p>Podcasts<p>✕<p>From Bill O’Reilly’s “slaves were well-fed” to the myth of Irish slaves.<p>By Updated<p><b>Share</b> Why are people still defending slavery in America? 5 common …

We are now entering the Age of Stupid. How did our voters become so credulous?

Politics has passed through many epochs. There have been eras of isolationism, or imperial conquest, or egalitarianism, or nationalist aggression. Now, in the transatlantic sphere at least, we seem to be entering a new historical phase: the Era of Stupid.<p>American and British politicians at the …

Voting

The rise of irreligion is the GOP’s real demographic crisis

<b>Ted Cruz (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)</b><p>A widening “Godless gap” presents Christian conservatives with a choice: Get with the times or shrink to obscurity<p>Matthew Sheffield<p>August 20, 2016 1:30pm (UTC)<p>In the past several years, many trees have been felled and pixels electrocuted in the service of discussion …

Religion

Dems push bill on tax returns, presidential candidates

In politics, there’s an important difference between traditional norms and legal requirements. Since Watergate, every major-party presidential …

Hillary Clinton told FBI that Colin Powell advised her to use private email: NYT

Hillary Clinton told the FBI that former Secretary of State Colin Powell had advised her to use a personal email account, the <i>New York Times</i> reported …

AP EXPLAINS: Why Trump can't shut down the internet

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is repeating calls for the U.S. and its allies to cut off internet access to the Islamic State group and other extremist organizations.<p>Problem is, there isn't a way to do it.<p>Trump first made the demand during a debate in December. He said the government should work with …

Donald Trump Declared Himself “Mr. Brexit.” The Internet Then Went To Town On Him

What does it mean? Well, almost certainly not what he intended it to mean. Unless he intended it to mean that everybody would have another patented …

Donald Trump

Naked Donald Trump statues pop up in cities across the US

NEW YORK (AP) — It's Donald Trump like you've never seen him before.<p>Life-size naked statues of the Republican presidential nominee greeted passers-by in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Cleveland on Thursday. They are the brainchild of an activist collective called INDECLINE, which …

Interrupting Trump’s strut is only a start: Journalists shouldn’t normalize the GOP candidate

<b>Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Sacred Heart University, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, in Fairfield, Conn. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP)</b><p>Can we now get serious, journalists, about what’s at stake in American politics?<p>Todd Gitlin<p>August 17, 2016 9:00am</i> …

Top Republicans Who Won’t Vote for Donald Trump—but Haven’t Endorsed Hillary Clinton Yet Either

They’ll do anything to avoid voting for the Republican Party’s nominee—anything but publicly endorse the other side.<p>With less than 100 days until the …

Grassley: FBI improperly restricting access to Clinton docs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the FBI is improperly restricting access to materials from its closed …

Surveillance

What to expect from the new Team Trump

For the third time in five months, Donald Trump has overhauled his presidential campaign’s leadership team. As of this morning, Kellyanne Conway is …

How To Lose The Senate In 82 Days

Hillary Clinton's increasingly dominant lead in the presidential race is solidifying many Republicans' worst 2016 fears that Donald Trump will cost the party not only the White House but also control of the Senate.<p>"The bottom is starting to fall out a little earlier than expected," says a top …

Ahead of Trump's speech, Clinton ad hits him on foreign policy

Just hours before Donald Trump will present his plan on foreign policy and how to deal with the Islamic State, the Clinton campaign is out with an ad knocking him on those topics. A web ad released Monday attempts to use his past comments and those of members of his own party against him.<p>“Trump …

Maureen Dowd: 'The Republicans Have Their Candidate' in Hillary Clinton

<i>“Who is more of an establishment figure, after all?” Maureen Dowd writes in her New York Times column Saturday. (Gage Skidmore / CC 2.0)</i><p>This election …

Breitbart thought the polls were biased against Trump. So it did its own poll. Clinton won.

Conservative outlet Breitbart News, which has earned a reputation as one of the most pro–Donald Trump sources in existence, has been dissatisfied with poll after poll that shows the Republican nominee losing to Hillary Clinton. So it commissioned its own poll — only to find that Clinton is in fact …

Troll So Hard: Harry Reid Demands That Trump Take The Naturalization Test

Donald Trump will announce Monday that he wants individuals entering the U.S. to take some kind of “ideological test” before they are admitted into …

The media vs. Donald Trump: why the press feels so free to criticize the Republican nominee

There is a case to be made that the media created Donald Trump. It was, reportedly, his anger at being dismissed by political pundits that led him to run for president in the first place. And it was, arguably, the media’s wall-to-wall coverage of his every utterance that powered his victory in the …

Donald Trump

Trump: Fox's Ailes a 'Very, Very Good Person'

Clinton flips polling script with big leads

Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, talks with Steve Kornacki about Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump in the …

FACT CHECK: Trump gets his Mideast history wrong

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump on Monday painted the Middle East as an oasis of stability before Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, arguing that she and President Barack Obama "launched" the Islamic State group onto the world.<p>In trying to outline how he would defeat the threat, Trump …

Trump, losing in Pennsylvania, develops 'cheating' excuse

Steve Kornacki shares video of Donald Trump, who is down by double digits in polling in Pennsylvania, explaining to a Pennsylvania audience that the …

Trump, Priebus rush to make assurances of unity

Robert Costa, national political reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Steve Kornacki about the relationship between Reince Priebus and Donald …

Clinton names close confidants, Obama veterans to transition team

WASHINGTON/PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton’s White House transition team, a mix of former advisers of President Barack Obama, close confidants, long-time colleagues and former elected officials, reflects the sense of careful organization the Democratic candidate has aimed to project in her …

Government

15 Guantanamo Bay prisoners held without charge transferred to UAE

Fifteen prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center were sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest release of detainees during the Obama administration, the Pentagon announced Monday.<p>The transfer of 12 Yemeni nationals and three Afghans to the UAE comes amid a renewed push to …

Russia bombs Syrian militants from Iran base for first time

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia used Iran on Tuesday for the first time as a base from which to launch air strikes against Syrian militants, widening its air campaign in Syria and deepening its involvement in the Middle East.<p>In a move underscoring Moscow’s increasingly close ties with Tehran, long-range …

Middle East

The danger of the right’s noise machine: Years of misinformation led to Trump’s rise

<b>Charlie Sykes (MSNBC)</b><p>“Where do you go to have any sense of the truth?” right-wing radio host Charlie Sykes told MSNBC<p>Heather Digby Parton<p>August 16, 2016 11:59am (UTC)<p>Back in the early 2000s, right-wing talk radio was a juggernaut that influenced American politics so thoroughly that all mainstream …

Mainstream Media