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Cairo – Private Lives Are Exposed As WikiLeaks Spills Its Secrets

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 Cairo - WikiLeaks' global crusade to expose government secrets is causing collateral damage to the privacy of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse, sick children and the mentally ill, The Associated Press has found. In the past year alone, the radical transparency group has published medical files belonging to scores of ordinary citizens while many hundreds more...

New York – Trump’s Stamina Attack On Clinton Stirs Talk Of Gender Bias

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 New York - Donald Trump and his Republican allies say Hillary Clinton is weak, lacks stamina and doesn't look presidential. Intent on undermining his Democratic rival, Trump and GOP backers are increasingly relying on rhetoric that academics and even some Republican strategists say has an undeniable edge focused on gender. His criticism of Clinton goes beyond "Crooked Hillary," and complaints...

Provincetown, MA – As Clinton Asks For Money, What She Says Remains A Mystery

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 Provincetown, MA - It was a very busy, very lucrative weekend for Hillary Clinton in the summer playground of the East Coast's moneyed elite. She brunched with wealthy backers at a seaside estate in Nantucket, snacking on shrimp dumplings and crabcakes. A few hours later, she and her husband dined with an intimate party of thirty at a secluded Martha's Vineyard estate. And on Sunday afternoon...

New York – New York City Settles Fatal Police Shooting Lawsuit For $4M

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 New York - New York City has reached a settlement of more than $4 million with the family of an unarmed man fatally shot by a police officer in a darkened stairwell in November 2014, the attorney for the family said Tuesday. The city is paying $4.1 million and the New York City Housing Authority is contributing $400,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of 28-year-old Akai...

Washington – Wall Street Journal: Trump Should Change Tack Or Drop Out

Monday, August 15th, 2016 Washington - Republican Donald Trump should fix his stumbling White House campaign by Labor Day or step down, The Wall Street Journal said on Monday in a sharply worded warning from a leading conservative voice. "Mr. Trump has alienated his party and he isn't running a competent campaign," the newspaper said in an editorial. The paper's editorial board, which generally favors Republicans...

Abingdon, VA – Donald Trump’s Primary Playbook Leading Him Out Of Bounds

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 Abingdon, VA - In the 2016 presidential campaign, it's long been an article of faith: The rules of political gravity don't apply to Donald Trump. Maybe now they do. After winning state after state while bouncing between controversies in the GOP primaries, Trump is still stumbling on the stump. His latest unforced mishap: an off-hand remark that critics quickly slammed as a suggestion that...

Wilmington, NC – Firestorm As Trump Says Gun-rights Backers Can Stop Clinton

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 Wilmington, NC - Donald Trump said Tuesday that Second Amendment advocates might find a way to stop Hillary Clinton from rolling back gun rights if she's elected, setting off a political firestorm as Democrats quickly accused him of encouraging violence against his opponent. Speaking at a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina, the Republican nominee said incorrectly his general election opponent...

Washington – Trump Backers Downplay Rough Week After Poll Shows Him Lagging Clinton

Sunday, August 7th, 2016 Washington - Republican Donald Trump's top aides and supporters on Sunday downplayed a chaotic week in which the New York businessman was distracted from his core message by personal spats, as a new poll showed him trailing Democrat Hillary Clinton. A Washington Post-ABC News poll released on Sunday found Clinton leading among registered voters with 50 percent of support in the week after the...

Washington – Trump’s Trap: GOP Nominee Can’t Let Go Of Perceived Slights

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 Washington - For Donald Trump, it's become a familiar pattern. The Republican nominee can't let go of a perceived slight, no matter the potential damage to his presidential campaign or political reputation. Trump spent the days after winning the Republican nomination criticizing a U.S. district court judge's Mexican heritage. The morning after accepting the Republican nomination at the party's...

Washington – Trump Campaign Asks Capitol Hill For Backing In Khan Controversy

Monday, August 1st, 2016 Washington - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign appealed to Capitol Hill for support on Monday as his attacks on the Muslim parents of a decorated U.S. soldier killed in Iraq drew sharp rebukes from fellow party members. Trump's criticism of Khizr Khan and Ghazala Khan, who took the stage at last week's Democratic convention, sparked a growing wave of concern and dismay...

Washington – Intel Briefings For Clinton, Trump Could Begin This Week

Monday, August 1st, 2016 Washington - The political conventions were laced with tales of foreign espionage and intrigue. Now, it's time for the official spy work of the presidential campaign to begin. As early as this week, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will start getting top-secret intelligence briefings from the national intelligence director's office. This year, though, the more than 60-year-old tradition of...

Cleveland – Trump Backers Claim Shift In His Immigration Rhetoric

Sunday, July 31st, 2016 Cleveland - As he turns his attention to the general election, Donald Trump is signaling that he is ready to tone down his fiery rhetoric on illegal immigration — at least behind closed doors. At the same time, Republican officials appear eager to push him in a more moderate direction, telling Hispanics that he has abandoned his divisive primary pledge to deport the estimated 11 million...

Philadelphia – Minority Dem Delegates Frustrated With ‘Bernie Or Bust’

Thursday, July 28th, 2016 Philadelphia - As most Democrats rally around Hillary Clinton, the lingering "Bernie or Bust" movement is stirring frustration at the party's convention among delegates of color, who say they're upset at the refusal of the Vermont senator's most fervent backers to fall in line. "I am so exhausted by it," said Danielle Adams, a black Clinton delegate from North Carolina. "I think there are...

Philadelphia – NY Israeli American Philanthropist Offers $1M To Trump To Share Tax Returns

Thursday, July 28th, 2016 Philadelphia - The wealthy Democratic donors, many of whom run complex businesses, know firsthand how revealing tax returns can be. Perhaps that's why they can't stop talking about Republican nominee Donald Trump's refusal to release his. From their suites at the Ritz-Carlton hotel, the finance hub at this week's Democratic convention, and at the event's auxiliary swanky parties, supporters of...

Philadelphia – It’s Clinton’s Show, But Trump Does His Best To Steal It

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 Philadelphia - It's Hillary Clinton's show, but rival Donald Trump is doing his best to steal it. The Democrats' historic handoff to Clinton arrived with affection from one ex-president and an endorsement from an outgoing one. But also came with a warning: That last glass ceiling isn't shattered yet and the Republican nominee is a formidable and unpredictable foe. Clinton formally captured...
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