Republican Convention

Ask Aaron: The week in politics - The Washington Post

Happy Friday Ask Aaron Chat No. 2.<p>LOTS of questions already in. Let's get started.<p>I was kind of struck by Trump's demeanor last night. He seemed much more emotional than we're used to seeing...as though the magnitude of the job just hit home. This isn't criticism or praise so much as semiotics.<p>How …

Politics

Could Michael Flynn Turn on Trump?

“I’ve seen the transcript,” a Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee told me recently. “It was explained to us. I don’t know why Flynn did it.” The congressman was talking about a conversation that took place in late December between Michael Flynn, then Trump’s incoming …

Government

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Sessions: Meeting with Russian envoy 'hyped beyond reason'; criticism 'unfair'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight" in an exclusive interview Thursday that conversations between him and the Russian ambassador to the U.S. had been "hyped beyond reason" by the media and criticism of them was "unfair."<p>"I don’t believe anybody that was in that …

Jeff Sessions

Sessions has changed his story again and again—and he's clearly still lying

This one-on-one meeting was unique among members of the Armed Services Committee. So the question is just what did Sessions talk about with Kislyak? …

Donald Trump

Rebecca Solnit · From Lying to Leering: Penis Power

But words were secondary to actions. Trump roamed, loomed, glowered, snarled and appeared to copulate with his podium, grasping it with both hands …

Feminism

The Politics of Hope: Donald Trump as an Entrepreneur of Identity

<i>Adapted from</i> Why Irrational Politics Appeals: Understanding the Allure of Trump<i>, edited by</i> <i>Mari Fitzduff, with permission from ABC–CLIO/Praeger.</i> …

Democracy

It Happened Here

A President confronts an election that changes everything—and imperils his legacy.<p>The morning after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Barack Obama summoned staff members to the Oval Office. Some were fairly junior and had never been in the room before. They were sombre, …

Michelle Obama

I friended a bunch of Trump voters. It's been a fascinating week.

I began a mini-experiment after the election: Facebook-friend every Trump voter I interviewed this year. I hope to dish up more diverse political …

Liberal POV

'Things are not good': Republicans may be on the verge of losing their Senate majority

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican Party's two-year run in the majority of the U.S. Senate is at serious risk and may well end on Nov. 8, senior congressional aides said on Wednesday, blaming Donald Trump as a drag on down-ballot Republican candidates.<p>With 13 days to go before elections, several …

Elections

7 photos that capture the absurdity of this election season

<b>The 2016 presidential campaign</b> has inspired a visual backlash to business as usual, targeting<b></b> the typical posturing, rituals, and coronations. From …

Photography

Real-Life RoboCop: Dubai's Police Force is Getting Android Reinforcements Next Year

Excuse Me, Officer…<p>Dubai will soon find robot cops patrolling its streets. A prototype of the new android police officer was seen patrolling the …

Robots

Trump May Not Win, but He’s Not Going Away - Bloomberg

Less than a month before Election Day, most major public polls point to a victory for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. She’s been …

Politics

Some secrets are not dirty

Tweet<br>Yesterday, Hillary Clinton’s PEC win probability hit 95%.In last night’s debate, the 2005 candid video of Donald Trump saying what he does with …

Elections

Powerful Portraits from the Republican Convention - Vice

<i>This story appeared in the September issue of VICE magazine. Click HERE to subscribe.</i><p>This summer, VICE sent iconic Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden to Cleveland for three days to see how he'd capture the crowd at the Republican National Convention. As in any city, he found several characters to …

Photography

Friday Trump Dump: Of Twitters and Tacos

• The good news for Trump? News outlets continue to be unconcerned with his ethical lapses, with the revelation that Trump's charity foundation broke …

Donald Trump

Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: August 26

<b>1880</b> Broadway director-producer Philip Moeller is born today in New York. Among his greatest theatrical achievements are productions of <i>Biography</i>,</i> …

Entertainment

The Appalling Last Act of Rudy Giuliani

There was a moment during Rudolph Giuliani’s extended exchange with Chris Cuomo, on CNN, last Thursday morning when the former mayor had the look of a man posing for a portrait to be titled, simply, “After.” The “Before” could’ve been taken at nearly any moment prior to Giuliani’s endorsement of …

Rudy Giuliani

Former GOP rep: Republican convention 'almost like a lynching'

ADVERTISEMENT<p>"The Republicans had a very dark convention. It was almost like a lynching, you know — guilty and lock her up. And I thought this isn't …

Republican Party

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While senior military leaders continue to warn their troops not to mix politics with their official duties, plenty of retired generals and admirals …

Military

Spreading Peace At The Republican Convention

<i>Rose Hamid with a Republican Delegate at the RNC (Photo by Samir Hamid)</i><p>I went to Cleveland during the Republican convention to try to connect with delegates face to face and give a positive impression about Islam and Muslims.<p>Our tactic was to say "Have a nice day" and hand folks a cute flower pen. …

Islam

People Liked The Democratic Convention Better. Will That Boost Clinton?

Hillary Clinton can consider her convention a modest success. Gallup reported this week that 45 percent of Americans said they were more likely to vote for her, compared to 41 percent who said less likely.<p>Historically, that's not a terribly impressive number. But if you compare that to Donald …

Elections

Clint Eastwood Tries to Explain His ‘Silly’ Chair Bit at the 2012 Republican Convention

Clint Eastwood is not a man with many regrets, but he is haunted by one thing, a looming specter, an empty chair — specifically the one he talked at …

Clint Eastwood

It's now clear that Hillary Clinton got a big convention bounce

The question is whether it will last.<p>The convention season is arguably the most crucial period for the presidential election. Historically, it’s one of the very few points in the contest in which polls tend to dramatically shift in a way that proves durable. Whichever candidate comes out on top …

Elections

The Republican Convention Just Set An Unfortunate New Record

Most Americans say the RNC turned them against Donald Trump.<p>This year’s Republican National Convention was the first in at least 30 years to leave the public <i>less</i> likely to support a presidential nominee, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.<p>About half of Americans polled said they’re less …

Elections

Republican convention a failure for Trump, poll shows

Rachel Maddow shows how polling-based predictions have Hillary Clinton with a substantial lead over Donald Trump following the two party conventions, …

Elections

Polls: Clinton pulls ahead of Trump after convention

Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have opposing views on climate change. video by Chelsea Land for USA TODAY<p>Hillary Clinton has taken the lead in the presidential race following last week's Democratic convention, according to two polls out Monday.<p>The former secretary of State …

Elections

Is Donald Trump The Real Manchurian Candidate--Or Neville Chamberlain? You Decide.

Donald Trump's full-throated embrace of Putinism and Russian revanchism, with his comments that if the people of Crimea would like to secede from the Ukraine and become part of Russia that's an argument for letting Putin seize it by force - is a shocking flip-flop from his earlier complaints that …

Russia

Trump won't like the kind of history he made after Republican convention

WASHINGTON -- More than half of U.S. adults walked away from last month's Republican National Convention less likely to vote for Donald Trump, the …

Elections

Gallup: Trump support tumbles after conventions

Updated 08/01/16 12:45 PM EDT<p>In the wake of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, voters are more likely to support Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.<p>While 36 percent of adults are more likely to support Trump coming out of the GOP’s …

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