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Glenn Beck on Trump's 'dog whistle'

Thursday August 25th, 2016 02:22:55 AM
Glenn Beck talks to Lawrence about his exchange with a Donald Trump supporter who threatened to “come after” Trump if Trump doesn’t keep his promises on immigration, and what he sees as Donald Trump's 'dog whistle' to supporters.

Trump camp denies working with Roger Ailes

Thursday August 25th, 2016 01:43:49 AM
Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for the Donald Trump campaign, tells Rachel Maddow that disgraced Fox News executive Roger Ailes is not working as part of the campaign.

Trump health letter falls short of credible

Thursday August 25th, 2016 01:39:00 AM
Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for the Donald Trump campaign, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's peculiar health assessment letter and whether Trump owes the American people a more complete and credible medical statement.

Trump cites lawyers in holding tax returns

Thursday August 25th, 2016 01:33:52 AM
Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for the Donald Trump campaign, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's excuse that an audit prevents him from releasing his tax returns.

Trump camp wants probe of Clinton Foundation

Thursday August 25th, 2016 01:31:05 AM
Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for the Donald Trump campaign, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's past donations to the Clinton Foundation and the campaign's criticism of it now.

Trump, GOP establishment working despite past

Thursday August 25th, 2016 01:27:59 AM
Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for the Donald Trump campaign, talks with Rachel Maddow about how the Trump campaign is working with Republican establishment figures when the new campaign CEO has devoted so much energy to unseating establishment...

Trump camp promises 'post-Labor Day bonanza'

Thursday August 25th, 2016 01:23:12 AM
Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for the Donald Trump campaign, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump's campaign schedule and whether his time is not well spent on states whose election outcome he's not likely to change.

Can Trump 'extreme vetting' pass legal test?

Thursday August 25th, 2016 01:15:12 AM
Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for the Donald Trump campaign, talks with Rachel Maddow about the specifics of what Donald Trump's proposal of "extreme vetting" of immigrants means.

Clarifying mixed message on Trump Muslim ban

Thursday August 25th, 2016 01:08:54 AM
Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for the Donald Trump campaign, talks with Rachel Maddow about contradictions in how Donald Trump has presented his policy on Muslims visiting the United States.

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Thursday August 25th, 2016 01:05:31 AM
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Wednesday August 24th, 2016 09:54:06 PM
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McCain Opens Up Sizeable Leads In New Primary And General Election Polls

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 09:53:06 PM
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has built solid leads in both Arizona's upcoming GOP Senate primary and the general election, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. McCain leads Kelli Ward, 55-29, ahead of Arizona's primary election on Tuesday. In a hypothetical matchup against his likely Democratic challenger Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), McCain comes out 13 points ahead, 52-39. Polls from earlier this summer showed a less clear lead for McCain, with Kirkpatrick just two points behind the former GOP presidential nominee in a June poll from Democratic pollster PPP. The poll, conducted Aug. 18-23, surveyed 842 registered Arizona voters with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent. TPM's PollTracker Average for the general election shows McCain leading Kirkpatrick, 52 to 39. TPM's PollTracker Average for the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate election in Arizona shows McCain leading Ward, 53.3 to 29.

It's Working! Says Trump

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 09:58:06 PM
Trump just now in a local TV interview about his push to dehumanize reach out to African American voters. Trump: "I think it's really catching on because I see I’m going up very, very sharply with African American voters."

Still Tight in North Carolina: Clinton Leads By Single Point In Newest Poll

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 09:35:50 PM
Hillary Clinton leads the latest North Carolina general election poll by one point, according to a release from CNN/ORC.Polls in North Carolina have been closely watched, and TPM's Electoral Scoreboard rates the state as a tossup. The poll shows Clinton ahead, 44-43, with Libertarian Gary Johnson following at 11 percent. CNN/ORC has not previously polled North Carolina voters, but a Monmouth University poll released earlier Wednesday showed Clinton ahead by two points, 44-42, with Johnson at 7 percent.The CNN/ORC poll was conducted Aug. 18-23 among 912 North Carolina registered voters, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent. TPM's PollTracker Average for North Carolina shows a tossup, with Clinton leading Trump, 43.9 to 43.1.

CNN/ORC Battleground Poll: Trump Leads By Five Points In Arizona

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 09:27:05 PM
Donald Trump leads in the latest Arizona presidential election poll by five points among registered voters, according to a CNN/ORC survey released Wednesday. Trump polls ahead of Hillary Clinton, 43-38, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson polling at 12 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 4 percent.Arizona voters have not been polled by CNN/ORC recently, but a CBS/YouGov poll from earlier this month showed Trump leading by two points among likely Arizona voters, 44-42, with Johnson at 5 percent and Stein at 2 percent. The CNN/ORC poll was conducted Aug. 18-23 among 842 registered voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent. TPM's PollTracker Average for Arizona shows Trump leading Clinton, 42.8 to 38.1.

Electoral Scoreboard Update

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 09:08:41 PM
The TPM Electoral Scoreboard moves to Clinton 326, Trump 165 as Arizona moves from Toss Up to Leans Trump. Meanwhile the TPM Senate Scoreboard moves to 49-49 as North Carolina moves from Toss Up to Leans GOP.

Clinton To Receive First Classified Briefing Of Campaign On Saturday

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 08:44:03 PM
Hillary Clinton is slated to receive her first classified national security briefing as a presidential nominee this Saturday. The briefing will be held at the FBI's White Plains, New York office by career members from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. She cannot bring any advisers to the meeting, according to ABC News.The news, first reported by NPR, comes after Donald Trump had his first security briefing earlier this month at the FBI bureau in New York City. He reportedly had New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and retired Army Lt. Michael Flynn in tow.As was the case with Trump's briefing, the topics covered in Clinton's meeting are expected to include emerging threats both at home and abroad.

Trump Dings Clinton For Parade Of 'Not Very Hot' Celeb Supporters

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 07:37:50 PM
Donald Trump said the most energized supporters of Hillary Clinton's campaign are celebrities "who aren't very hot anymore" in an off-script dig at a Wednesday rally in Tampa, Florida. "The only people enthusiastic about her campaign are Hollywood celebrities, in many cases celebrities who aren’t very hot anymore," Trump told the crowd.The GOP nominee himself promised an A-list, showbiz-ready Republican National Convention this summer. He managed to deliver Scott Baio, the actor best known for his 1980s sitcom work, multiple former daytime soap opera stars, and the patriarch of the family from "Duck Dynasty." The Academy Award winner Jon Voight also backs Trump.Among the not "very hot" celebrities supporting Clinton are Beyonce, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Kerry Washington and George Clooney.

Missouri, Delete Your Legislature

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 07:10:12 PM
Back in 2002, the Missouri legislature inadvertantly forgot to make stealing a felony. And now, it's a huge, huge mess. TPM is first on the story. Read the whole thing here.

Oops! Most Stealing No Longer A Felony In Missouri Because Of Sloppy Wording

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 09:58:07 PM
In an opinion that went largely unnoticed, the Missouri Supreme Court issued a ruling Tuesday that had the effect of making most stealing offenses no longer felonies thanks to an apparently inadvertent change to state law way back in 2002. The far-reaching decision sent criminal defense attorneys across the state scrambling. The case – State v. Bazell – was brought by a woman who had been convicted of multiples felonies for stealing firearms, among other things, in a burglary case. The court said the firearm felonies should be knocked down to misdemeanors because a portion of the state's criminal code designating certain types of offenses as felonies is written in a way that doesn’t make it applicable to the state’s definition of stealing itself. “If the words are clear, the Court must apply the plain meaning of the law,” the opinion said. “When the meaning of a statute is clear, the Court should not employ canons of construction to achieve a desired result.”Because of the ruling, Missourians who have been charged with felonies for a number of types of stealing offenses stand to have their convictions knocked down to misdemeanors, according to the public defender who represented the defendant in Bazell. Ellen H. Flottman, who is the district defender of the Central Appellate Office of Missouri State Public Defender System, told TPM that the opinion was “very broad” and applies not just to firearm charges involved in the case, but to an assortment of stealing crimes previously treated as felonies in the same subparagraph of criminal code.“Those are going to be misdemeanors as well,” she said.The court found an issue in how two provisions in Missouri’s criminal code interact. The first provision -- known as section 570.030.1 or “subparagraph 1” -- defines stealing as “appropriat[ing] property or services of another with the purpose to deprive him or her thereof, either without his consent or by means of deceit or coercion.” The second provision -- 570.030.3 or “subparagraph 3” -- was legislated into the code in 2002 as an enhancement that classified certain types of offenses as Class C felonies as it pertains to “any offense in which the value of property or services is an element."The problem, the court said in its opinion Tuesday, is that line means enhancement is applicable in cases “in which the value of the property or services is an element,” which is not how stealing is defined in subparagraph 1.“The value of the property or services appropriated is not an element of the offense of stealing,” the court said, and thus subparagraph 3 is not relevant to stealing offenses.“We cannot know why the legislature, in 2002, decided to amend section 570.030.3 to add the requirement that only offenses for which 'the value of property or services is an element' may be enhanced to a felony, but this is what the legislature clearly and unambiguously did,” the court said.Subparagraph 3 covers a whole assortment of stealing crimes, including the stealing of explosives, credit cards, motor vehicles, property deeds, anything worth between $500-$25,000 and in any case in which the suspect physically takes something from the victim’s person. Additionally, subparagraph 8 – which designates stealing anything worth more than $25,000 as a Class B felony – has similar language, and thus is no longer applicable as well, public defenders believe. Because of Tuesday’s ruling, anyone who was charged with a felony for those kinds of crimes has a chance to get it brought down to a misdemeanor, as long as it’s for a crime after 2002, when the language was added, Flottman said.“If you’re currently charged, it’s going to affect what you plead to or what you're tried on,” Flottman said. “That’s probably going to be the biggest set of people that it’s going to help.” Anyone with a conviction currently on direct appeal will be able to raise Tuesday’s ruling in their argument, Flottman said. “We’ve got several in our office that we’re looking at really quickly to fix that,” she said. And, according to Flottman, even those whose felony convictions are final may be able to get their punishment reduced to a misdemeanor level through a state habeas corpus action.“There’s precedent for that. There’s cases where the court has said, 'Well, you have been sentenced to too high of an amount so you can challenge that state habeas,'” Flottman said.A memo obtained independently by TPM (posted below) that went out to attorneys from the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office pointed out that there a few classes of stealing felonies that went untouched by Tuesday’s ruling because they did not rely on the offending language, including stealing livestock over a certain value or when the crime is a third offense.The memo went on: This is a far-reaching decision. We have not digested all of its consequences. But we do know that you should stop pleading to felony stealing where the charge relates back to 570.030.1, and you should attack judgments for such felony stealings where the client is facing probation revocation. This has implications for the statute of limitations (one year on a misdemeanor). This has implications for convictions used to enhance. This has implications for inmates serving sentences for felonies. The state Public Defender's Office also sent out a form, also obtained independently by TPM (posted below), that it had already updated for correcting judgments of sentences on the basis of the court's new ruling.However, according to Flottman, a long-term fix to the criminal code is already in place, albeit unintentionally. In 2014, the Missouri legislature took on a major rewrite of its criminal code that incidentally stripped the language at issue, she said. Thus, on Jan. 1, 2017, when the new criminal law goes into effect, those types of stealing will be felonies again.“Nobody knew about this or thought about it before, so it is kind of coincidental,” Flottman said. “But the problematic language is not in the new statute, so it does have an end.”One law professor was unimpressed by the decision. Frank Bowman, a professor of criminal law at the University Missouri School of Law, said the court's reasoning was wrong in its understanding of the word "element.""An element has a well-understood definition," Bowman said. "I suppose the Missouri Supreme Court could say, 'That's fine for the federal Constitution but we define elements differently here in Missouri.' I think this is a weak argument."Corrected: This story has been updated to correct the section number of the criminal code that was at issue in the court's opinion.Read the ruling and the form below:

Donald Trump Stokes Ted Cruz-Rick Perry Senate Primary Intrigue In Texas

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 06:50:13 PM
Donald Trump had nothing but the best things to say about Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) during a Texas fundraiser Tuesday when he was asked about a potential Perry Senate primary challenge to incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). "I've been hearing a lot about that and I don't know if he wants to do it, but boy will he do well," Trump said in an audio clip posted online by Democratic group Lone Star Project. The Texas Tribune reported it had verified the audio with two additional sources and confirmed that Trump was responding to a question about Perry challenging Cruz for the Senate (no such challenge actually exists, but ever since Cruz refused to endorse Trump at the Republican national convention in Cleveland, some questions have remained about his Cruz's 2018 re-election bid.) "I don’t know what he’s going to do but you are one popular guy all over, but in Texas in particular," Trump said.It was hardly a full-throated endorsement, but it was in line with Trump's past behavior of weighing in on GOP primaries. A poll from Democratic polling firm PPP last week showed that Perry was leading Cruz in a one-on-one primary matchup.

Clinton TV Ad Featuring New England Factory Hits Trump For Outsourcing

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 06:45:35 PM
In a new television ad, the Hillary Clinton campaign features an American shirt factory as it criticizes Donald Trump for outsourcing his clothing lines.Robert Kidder, the owner of the New England Shirt Company in Massachusetts, which was founded in 1883, explains in the ad titled "Shirts" that Trump makes his clothes overseas. "Donald Trump’s brand of shirts come from China, his suits from Mexico, his coats from India,” Kidder says in the ad. “Trump’s products have been made in 12 other countries because he says there’s no place in America that he can make them."“Well, there is," he adds. “You know, Donald Trump says he’ll make America great again while he’s taking the shirts right off our backs.”The 30-second spot will begin airing this week and is part of a "previously announced broadcast buy in Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania," according to the Clinton campaign.The campaign announced Monday that they would spend $80 million on ads through the fall and $3 million for the rest of August.Watch the ad:

NC Senate Poll: Dem Challenger Just Two Points Behind Incumbent Burr

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 06:09:11 PM
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) leads by just two percentage points in the latest poll of the U.S. Senate election in North Carolina, according to a new Monmouth poll.The North Carolina race has been closely followed as an important seat for Democrats to take in order to regain the majority. Burr came out ahead of Democratic Senate candidate Deborah Ross, 45-43, with Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh polling at 4 percent. TPM's Senate Scoreboard rates North Carolina as a tossup.Ross, a former member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, polled two points ahead, 46-44, of Burr in a recent NBC/WSJ/Marist poll of North Carolina registered voters. Monmouth had not previously polled the U.S. Senate election in North Carolina.This poll was conducted Aug. 20-23 among 401 likely North Carolina general election voters, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent. TPM's PollTracker Average for the U.S. Senate election in North Carolina shows Burr leading Ross, 44.7 to 44.

McCrory Falls Behind By Nine Points In North Carolina Governor's Race

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 06:04:15 PM
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) polled nine points behind Democratic challenger Roy Cooper in a Monmouth poll of the state's gubernatorial election. Cooper leads McCrory 52-43, with Libertarian candidate Lon Cecil polling at 3 percent. McCrory has gained national attention for signing HB2, which prevents cities and counties from passing their own anti-discrimination rules and barred individuals from the right to sue their workplace for any kind of discrimination. Among those polled, 55 percent disapproved of HB2 and another 70 percent thought the legislation gave North Carolina a bad reputation nationally.Monmouth had not previously polled the North Carolina governor's election, but a NBC/WSJ/Marist poll from earlier this month showed Cooper ahead by seven percent, 51-44.The Monmouth University poll was conducted Aug. 20-23 among 401 likely North Carolina voters, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent. TPM's PollTracker Average for the North Carolina gubernatorial election shows Cooper leading McCrory, 51.7 to 43.3.

New Poll Has Clinton Ahead By Two Points In Toss-Up North Carolina

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 05:38:59 PM
Hillary Clinton leads by two percentage points among likely voters in closely watched North Carolina, according to the latest Monmouth University poll. Clinton beats Trump, 44-42, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson polling at 7 percent. Monmouth had not previously polled North Carolina voters about the general election, but a poll released Sunday by Gravis Marketing showed Clinton ahead by one percent, 44-43, among registered voters in the state.North Carolina has been closely contested in the last two presidential elections. President Obama narrowly won the state in 2008, but lost it to Mitt Romney in 2012. The TPM Electoral Scoreboard rates North Carolina a toss up.The Monmouth poll was conducted Aug. 20-23 among 401 likely North Carolina voters, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.9 percent.TPM's PollTracker Average for the North Carolina general election shows Clinton leading Trump, 43.9 to 43.1.

Marco Rubio Won't Say If Donald Trump Is Qualified To Be President

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 05:13:25 PM
In an editorial board meeting with the Orlando Sentinel that was posted earlier this week, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) refused to say if he believed Trump was qualified to be the president of the United States and said instead that he was making a "binary choice." During the interview, Rubio was asked what makes Trump qualified. "Well ultimately in our republic the voters decide that. In essence there is no pre-qualification for running for office. It is voters at the ballot box that decide who among us citizens are able to move that," Rubio said. Rubio was asked again if he even thought Trump was qualified. "Well, that's what the voters will have to decide. I will tell you I have strong disagreements with him on some public policy matters, and I remain hopeful that on those matters he will either change his opinion or we will have to stand up to those bad ideas," Rubio said. "I've said that repeatedly. But I know for a fact for example that Hillary Clinton will not nominate to the Supreme Court someone who views the Supreme Court the way that I do, and that is as an appellate court whose judges are there to act as triers of the law, not triers of fact, who are there to apply and interpret the Constitution as originally intended."Rubio goes on to describe other policies he disagrees with Clinton on."We're down to the choice we have now. And as I said as a candidate for president a few months ago this is not the choice I wanted us to have, but it is the choice that the voters have made."The vague answer revealed another instance in which Republican senators on the campaign trail are struggling to strike the balance between just disavowing Trump and fulling embracing him. Rubio has said he will vote for Donald Trump in order to stop Hillary Clinton from reaching the White House. However, during his own presidential run, Rubio was a harsh critic of Trump.

Why Take Time to Unskew?

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 04:56:15 PM
Donald Trump's new campaign chief says Trump's actually winning because pollsters can't find the "undercover Trump voter."Alt-title: There are still votes to count in Unicorn County.

WATCH LIVE: Trump Holds Rally In Tampa, Florida At 1 PM ET

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 04:36:56 PM
Donald Trump is holding a rally Wednesday afternoon in Tampa, Florida after further muddying the waters on his immigration policy in a series of interviews this week.The rally is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET. Watch the event live via NBC News:

Chicago Police: Officer Never Told Trump That 'Tougher' Policing Could Stop Crime

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 04:18:16 PM
Donald Trump said this week that a “top” Chicago police officer told him crime could be eradicated from the city with “tough police tactics,” but the Chicago Police Department is denying any such conversation ever took place with senior officers. "No one in the senior command at CPD has ever met with Donald Trump or a member of his campaign," police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday.Trump recounted his alleged encounter with senior police officials in an interview with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday, saying police told him they could stop the “horror show” of violent crime in the Windy City “if they were given the authority to do it.”“I mean, I could tell you this very long and quite boring story but when I was in Chicago, I got to meet a couple of very top police," Trump recalled. "I said, ‘How do you stop this? How do you stop this? If you were put in charge,’ to a specific person, ‘Do you think you could stop it?’ He said, ‘Mr. Trump, I would be able to stop it in one week.’ And I believed him 100 percent."The Republican nominee said that because he was “not the mayor of Chicago” he didn’t ask the officer for specific details, but noted that he recommended the officer for some kind of promotion."I sent his name in and I said, 'you probably should hire this guy because you have nothing to lose,'" Trump said. "Look at what’s going on in Chicago, it’s horrible. This guy felt totally confident that he could stop it in a very short period of time."Guglielmi, the police spokesman, told the Tribune that Trump has never met with the department's deputy superintendents, district commanders, chiefs of patrol or chiefs of detectives.Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said that the real estate mogul never specifically mentioned that the police officers were in senior command. Instead, she told the Tribune, he meant that the “top” officers were “capable, smart and talented.” Chicago police have accused Trump of falsely attributing information to them before. After a planned rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago was canceled in March because of mass protests, Trump said he spoke to law enforcement about safety risks before deciding to cancel the event. Police released a statement denying that a conversation took place.

Roger Stone Has ‘Titties’-Loving GOP Chair Yanked Off Grounds Of Trump Rally (VIDEO)

Wednesday August 24th, 2016 04:31:15 PM
The colorful chairman of the Travis County, Texas Republican Party donned a jester hat to protest Donald Trump at his Tuesday night rally before Trump confidant Roger Stone apparently had police remove him from the grounds. Wearing a rainbow-colored hat and toting a large sign blaring “Trump is a child rapist,” Robert Morrow, whose election promise to promote “big titties” and off-color Twitter feed nearly imploded the local GOP in Texas' fifth-largest county, yelled to passerby on the grounds outside Trump's Austin rally that the GOP nominee has been accused of raping a young girl.Roger Stone, an informal adviser to Trump, tweeted Tuesday evening that “Clinton quisling” Morrow was removed “at my direction.” Stone, who co-authored an anti-Clinton book with Morrow in 2015, did not respond to a request for comment from TPM.Clinton quisling Robert Morrow ( @RobMorroLiberty ) removed from @realDonaldTrump rally in Austin at my direction #sell-out— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) August 24, 2016Video of the episode posted online shows a man who identified himself as a member of Trump’s campaign staff telling Morrow, who repeatedly identified himself as the Travis County GOP chair, that he needed to leave the property. In response to heckling from attendees heading into the rally, Morrow replied that “you should always wear a jester’s hat” if you’re an elected official.The staffer later returned with uniformed members of law enforcement to escort Morrow off the grounds. As the officer walked him out, Morrow continued to urge attendees to search out information about the rape allegation and spoke with members of local media.Yep, this is the elected Travis County GOP Chair, @RobMorroLiberty — just as he promised #trumpinaustin pic.twitter.com/Br1lSTst1w— Evan Smith (@evanasmith) August 23, 2016Morrow confirmed to TPM that he was removed from the grounds and said he was also there to get the word out about his write-in campaign for President in Texas.“I promise to promote boobyliciousness every day if elected, not just when I am campaigning,” he said in a direct message to TPM. “I want to start having bikini contests on the South Lawn of the White House and wet T-shirt contests every Fourth of July.”A statement posted on the Travis County GOP’s website, which included information about Trump’s events in Austin, said that Morrow “does not represent the official stance” of the party.Morrow was speaking about a lawsuit filed against Trump in federal court in Manhattan, in which a woman accused the billionaire of raping her at a party hosted by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein when she was 13. The credibility of the suit, which was essentially a re-do of an earlier suit that had been dismissed on procedural grounds in California, has been widely questioned. Trump’s lawyers told the Guardian the case is a “sham lawsuit brought by someone who desires to impact the presidential election.”Watch the full video of Morrow being removed via YouTube:


Labor Department Finds Evidence Microsoft Discriminated Against Female Employees

Friday August 5th, 2016 05:28:29 PM Lauren C. Williams
A Labor Department investigation found preliminary evidence of gender discrimination at Microsoft. The post Labor Department Finds Evidence Microsoft Discriminated Against Female Employees appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Looking At Brazil’s Economic Fall From The Top

Friday August 5th, 2016 04:07:43 PM Alejandro Davila Fragoso
In less than a decade Brazil went from miraculous growth to a historic collapse. The post Looking At Brazil’s Economic Fall From The Top appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Scott Walker Is ‘Proud’ Of Gutting University Of Wisconsin Budgets

Friday August 5th, 2016 03:13:24 PM Aaron Rupar
Fact is he has nothing to gloat about. The post Scott Walker Is ‘Proud’ Of Gutting University Of Wisconsin Budgets appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Trump Campaign Circulates Misleading Video Claiming Clinton Promised To Raise Taxes On Middle Class

Friday August 5th, 2016 02:54:26 PM Bryce Covert
Context clues. The post Trump Campaign Circulates Misleading Video Claiming Clinton Promised To Raise Taxes On Middle Class appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Donald Trump Announces Economic Policy Team: 13 Men

Friday August 5th, 2016 02:11:17 PM Josh Israel, Evan Popp
While the list does not include any women, it does include five Steves. The post Donald Trump Announces Economic Policy Team: 13 Men appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Economy Shrugs Off Signs Of Trouble With Strong Job Growth In July

Friday August 5th, 2016 12:30:43 PM Bryce Covert
Analysts had expected 180,000 jobs to be added. The post Economy Shrugs Off Signs Of Trouble With Strong Job Growth In July appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Apple Store Employees Are Diverse, But Their Silicon Valley Co-Workers Lag Behind

Thursday August 4th, 2016 09:07:48 PM Lauren C. Williams
Racial and gender diversity in retail has jumped significantly since 2014. The post Apple Store Employees Are Diverse, But Their Silicon Valley Co-Workers Lag Behind appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The States That Do Nothing To Help Working Parents

Thursday August 4th, 2016 02:50:26 PM Bryce Covert
Many states haven't passed a single law or program that would make life easier for parents. The post The States That Do Nothing To Help Working Parents appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Brownbacklash Is Finally Here: Kansas Primary Voters Send Conservatives Packing

Wednesday August 3rd, 2016 08:00:58 PM Alan Pyke
Gov. Brownback might finally be facing a revolt from Kansas Republicans. The post The Brownbacklash Is Finally Here: Kansas Primary Voters Send Conservatives Packing appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Student Suspended For Sexual Assault Complaint Argues The College Practiced ‘Anti-Male Bias’

Wednesday August 3rd, 2016 07:37:28 PM Casey Quinlan
This Columbia University student, who was disciplined for sexual assault, is arguing that he is the victim of "anti-male bias." The post Student Suspended For Sexual Assault Complaint Argues The College Practiced ‘Anti-Male Bias’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Why Trump Can Bully Paul Ryan And Get Away With It, In One Chart

Wednesday August 3rd, 2016 02:32:31 PM Ian Millhiser
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) endorsed his party’s racist presidential nominee. Now that nominee has publicly humiliated Ryan by refusing to endorse the speaker back. Sad! The post Why Trump Can Bully Paul Ryan And Get Away With It, In One Chart appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Trump Family Has Very Predictable And Unhelpful Advice On Sexual Harassment

Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 03:28:49 PM Laurel Raymond
The Trump family's reactions place the blame for the harassment squarely on the victim's shoulders. The post Trump Family Has Very Predictable And Unhelpful Advice On Sexual Harassment appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Massachusetts Becomes First State Ever To Ban Employers From Asking For Salary Histories

Monday August 1st, 2016 06:06:54 PM Bryce Covert
The state will be the first in the country to ban employers from asking prospective hires for their salary histories. The post Massachusetts Becomes First State Ever To Ban Employers From Asking For Salary Histories appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Paid Sick Days Movement Is Already Paying Off. Here’s the Proof.

Monday August 1st, 2016 03:03:53 PM Bryce Covert
New data shows the effort to pass paid sick leave laws is working. The post The Paid Sick Days Movement Is Already Paying Off. Here’s the Proof. appeared first on ThinkProgress.

6 Common Assumptions About ADHD That Aren’t Helping Students

Monday August 1st, 2016 12:15:24 PM Casey Quinlan
Teachers can help students with ADHD if they set aside stereotypes. The post 6 Common Assumptions About ADHD That Aren’t Helping Students appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Analysts Say Clinton Proposals Would Strengthen The Economy

Friday July 29th, 2016 02:52:29 PM Bryce Covert
The economy would benefit in particular from some unique policy platforms Clinton has proposed. The post Analysts Say Clinton Proposals Would Strengthen The Economy appeared first on ThinkProgress.

A Kentucky Politician Called Out Her Daughter’s School For Banning Cornrows And Dreadlocks

Thursday July 28th, 2016 03:18:08 PM Casey Quinlan
A Kentucky politician is unhappy with her daughter's school after she noticed it bans cornrows and dreadlocks. The post A Kentucky Politician Called Out Her Daughter’s School For Banning Cornrows And Dreadlocks appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Debt Collectors’ Harassment Tactics Are Put On Notice For First Time In 40 Years

Thursday July 28th, 2016 02:58:37 PM Bryce Covert
The country's consumer watchdog issued brand new regulations to crack down on debt collectors. The post Debt Collectors’ Harassment Tactics Are Put On Notice For First Time In 40 Years appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Democrats Grapple With The Economic Anxiety Fueling Trump’s Campaign

Thursday July 28th, 2016 12:46:21 AM Alice Ollstein
"There is a widespread alienation and disinterest in politics." The post Democrats Grapple With The Economic Anxiety Fueling Trump’s Campaign appeared first on ThinkProgress.

New York City Is About To Take A Step Toward Ending The School-To-Prison Pipeline

Wednesday July 27th, 2016 08:37:17 PM Evan Popp
The move could help begin to address the school-to-prison pipeline. The post New York City Is About To Take A Step Toward Ending The School-To-Prison Pipeline appeared first on ThinkProgress.


Chicago Officials Release Footage Showing Police Misconduct That Led To Unarmed Black Teen’s Death

Saturday August 6th, 2016 04:17:23 PM Aaron Rupar
A police review chief called the footage "shocking and disturbing.” The post Chicago Officials Release Footage Showing Police Misconduct That Led To Unarmed Black Teen’s Death appeared first on ThinkProgress.

LAPD Officers Claim They’re Being Discriminated Against For Shooting An Unarmed Black Man

Friday August 5th, 2016 03:58:47 PM Carimah Townes
It's been two years says Ezell Ford was shot and killed by LAPD officers. Now they're suing. The post LAPD Officers Claim They’re Being Discriminated Against For Shooting An Unarmed Black Man appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Melania Trump, An All-American Immigrant

Friday August 5th, 2016 03:46:38 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
Immigrants can sympathize with her plight. The post Melania Trump, An All-American Immigrant appeared first on ThinkProgress.

New York’s Blue Lives Matter Bill Would Make Cops a Protected Class

Thursday August 4th, 2016 05:43:01 PM Celisa Calacal
New York is one of several states that have introduced this kind of legislation. The post New York’s Blue Lives Matter Bill Would Make Cops a Protected Class appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Inexplicable ‘Courtesy’ That Could Elect Donald Trump

Thursday August 4th, 2016 04:02:52 PM Ian Millhiser
Justice Stephen Breyer has a weird definition of the word "courtesy." The post The Inexplicable ‘Courtesy’ That Could Elect Donald Trump appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Melania Trump May Have Worked In The United States Illegally

Thursday August 4th, 2016 02:11:24 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
“I follow the law.” The post Melania Trump May Have Worked In The United States Illegally appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Missouri’s Top Public Defender Sends Fiery Letter To Governor, Assigns Him A Case

Thursday August 4th, 2016 02:06:35 PM Laurel Raymond
Michael Barrett is sick and tired of providing a constitutional right on a shoe-string budget. The post Missouri’s Top Public Defender Sends Fiery Letter To Governor, Assigns Him A Case appeared first on ThinkProgress.

BREAKING: Supreme Court Permits School To Continue Anti-Trans Bathroom Policy

Wednesday August 3rd, 2016 09:18:54 PM Ian Millhiser
A temporary loss, but still a loss for equality. The post BREAKING: Supreme Court Permits School To Continue Anti-Trans Bathroom Policy appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Obama Has Now Commuted More Sentences Than The Past 9 Presidents Combined

Wednesday August 3rd, 2016 06:43:35 PM Alex Zielinski
Obama has commuted more prisoners than the last nine presidents combined. The post Obama Has Now Commuted More Sentences Than The Past 9 Presidents Combined appeared first on ThinkProgress.

If Trump Drops Out, The Result Will Be A Horrible Legal Quagmire

Wednesday August 3rd, 2016 06:16:22 PM Ian Millhiser
It would be an enormous stimulus package for election lawyers and a confusing morass for actual voters. The post If Trump Drops Out, The Result Will Be A Horrible Legal Quagmire appeared first on ThinkProgress.

World Leaders Just Released A Document To Help Refugees And Migrants. It Falls Short Of Commitments.

Wednesday August 3rd, 2016 03:40:51 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
The draft agreement will be used next month when world leaders come together to discuss refugees and migrants. The post World Leaders Just Released A Document To Help Refugees And Migrants. It Falls Short Of Commitments. appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Kids Are Collateral Damage When Police Decide To Shoot

Wednesday August 3rd, 2016 01:24:18 PM Carimah Townes
Media attention of police shootings may wane, but kids never forget. The post Kids Are Collateral Damage When Police Decide To Shoot appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Sheriff Who Oversaw ‘Savage Gang’ Of Deputies Hopes Alzheimers Will Save Him From Prison

Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 08:24:52 PM Alan Pyke
Lee Baca ran the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for 16 brutal years. Now retired and slipping into dementia, he's hoping a jury might let him off the hook. The post Sheriff Who Oversaw ‘Savage Gang’ Of Deputies Hopes Alzheimers Will Save Him From Prison appeared first on ThinkProgress.

This Is How The Supreme Court Could Stop Future Voter Suppression Laws

Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 06:31:51 PM Ian Millhiser
Lawmakers like the ones behind the North Carolina law will continue to engage in voter suppression until a higher power steps in to prevent them. Here's how that could happen. The post This Is How The Supreme Court Could Stop Future Voter Suppression Laws appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Immigration Agents Don’t Follow The Law When It Comes To Asylum Seekers

Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 06:18:35 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
"It's not the job of the Border Patrol agents to be the judge and jury here." The post Immigration Agents Don’t Follow The Law When It Comes To Asylum Seekers appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Under Pressure From Protesters, NYPD Chief Resigns

Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 04:23:30 PM Alan Pyke
As Bill Bratton exits the NYPD's top job for a second time, the oppressive legacy of his first tenure seems likely to outlast him. The post Under Pressure From Protesters, NYPD Chief Resigns appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Police Fatally Shoot Woman Holding 5-Year-Old Boy In Her Lap

Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 12:30:34 PM Carimah Townes
An arrest warrant for traffic violations turned deadly. The post Police Fatally Shoot Woman Holding 5-Year-Old Boy In Her Lap appeared first on ThinkProgress.

New Report On Police Deaths Comes With Grim Revelations

Tuesday August 2nd, 2016 12:00:39 PM Alan Pyke
Less than 40 percent of on-duty law enforcement fatalities are caused by an attack. Most are accidents. The post New Report On Police Deaths Comes With Grim Revelations appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How Dangerous Is It To Be A Cop? Here’s What The Data Says.

Monday August 1st, 2016 02:19:16 PM Celisa Calacal, Dylan Petrohilos
While recent events have fueled the "war on cops" rhetoric, data shows that the number of police deaths has been declining. The post How Dangerous Is It To Be A Cop? Here’s What The Data Says. appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Republican Party’s War On Voting Begins To Crumble Into Sand

Monday August 1st, 2016 12:00:50 PM Ian Millhiser
The last two weeks were an orgy of good news for voting rights advocates. The post The Republican Party’s War On Voting Begins To Crumble Into Sand appeared first on ThinkProgress.



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