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Category: Election 2016

In the Rough

by Lou Dubose | Oct 5, 2016 | Election 2016, Politics

Donald Trump often says he was “getting into golf when everyone else was getting out.” “Golf is a large part of the portfolio of the Trump organization,” Trump’s associate corporate counsel observed in a West Palm Beach courtroom in August. Trump had added to that portfolio in 2011, buying his 18th course, in south Florida. […]

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All the Klan’s Men

by Stephanie Grace | Oct 4, 2016 | Election 2016, Politics

One of the many strange and unnerving episodes in Donald Trump’s long march to the GOP nomination was his attempt to avoid criticizing former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard and avowed anti-Semite David Duke, who 25 years ago came alarmingly close to being elected governor of Louisiana. Asked in February by CNN’s Jake Tapper to […]

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Corporate Lobby

by Mark Dowie | Sep 29, 2016 | Election 2016, Politics

Why do we criticize people for doing what they were hired to do? Take Thomas J. Donohue, for example. Day after day the poor guy gets pummeled by Washington non-profits and mainstream media for doing his job. He’s out there challenging healthcare reform; suing the SEC to stifle the regulation of financial markets; lobbying Congress […]

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Senate Floor 2015

Hillary’s Reckless Off-Ramp Strategy

by Rick Perlstein | Sep 12, 2016 | Election 2016, Rickipedia

I published an article here on August 22 arguing against a dangerous strategy apparently being pursued by the Clinton presidential campaign, as revealed in a hacked email discussion between DNC officials last spring. In an effort to expedite the defection of Republicans offended by their party’s nominee, the campaign was building up Speaker Paul Ryan […]

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Diverse and Perverse: the Coalition that Trump Built

by Rick Perlstein | Sep 8, 2016 | Election 2016, Politics

Photo Credit: ABC/Fred Watkins   Cleveland The convention began with a prayer for God to bless his chosen political party, from a black preacher who announced it was fitting and proper to do so “because we are electing a man in Donald Trump who believes in the name of Jesus Christ.” And because “our enemy […]

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