Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), facing a tough re-election battle this year against Democratic challenger Katie McGinty, has refused to say whether he backs his party’s presidential nominee Donald Trump, just over two weeks before the election.
He again refused to take the bait during the final Pennsylvania Senate debate on Monday, deflecting the inevitable question by attacking his opponent McGinty for supporting Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“I am not a hyperpartisan, ref
- Donald Trump’s presidential campaign on Monday began airing a live nightly video news program, fanning speculation that Trump may seek to capitalize on his supporters’ zeal by launching a media network after November’s election.
“This is an effort to bring our message directly to you. You don’t have to take it through the media filter and the spin they put on it,” said Cliff Simms, the Trump adviser who co-hosted the program, which was broadcast on Facebook.
- WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump used small donors’ money to buy nearly $300,000 worth of books from the publisher of his Art of the Deal last month, continuing a pattern of plowing campaign money back into his own businesses.
The Oct. 15 Federal Election Commission filing for Trump Make America Great Again Committee does not specify which books in particular were purchased, but the committee’s own website suggests it was Trump’s 1987 business bestseller.
- Donald Trump demanded an investigation Monday after revelations that Hillary Clinton's allies invested heavily in the state Senate campaign of a Democrat at a time when her husband oversaw part of the FBI's investigation into Mrs. Clinton's secret email account. Mr. Trump said the revelations about now-FBI Deputy Director Andrew ...
- Donald Trump's campaign went live on Facebook on Monday night in what will be the first of two weeks of live shows to encourage supporters.
- WASHINGTON ― Michelle Obama is an indomitable force on the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic nominee has Donald Trump to thank for that.At a fundraiser for Clinton in La Jolla, California, on Monday, President Barack Obama said his wife is campaigning harder than ever because Trump is the Republican nominee for president.
“Some of you may be aware of the fact that Michelle does not really love politics,” Obama said to laughter at the event. “But the
- ORLANDO, Fla. — Donald Trump's backers are responding to his complaints about illegal immigration, Hillary Clinton's backers say Mr. Trump is unfit for office — and voters on both sides say the Supreme Court is of paramount importance as early voting began Monday in this crucial battleground state. Edwardo Arenas ...
- It’s no secret that Donald Trump has flip-flopped on a number of hot-button issues throughout his time in the public eye, but there’s one 1999 interview that encapsulates his changing positions particularly well.
The Republican presidential nominee spoke with Tim Russert on “Meet The Press” 17 years ago while he was considering a presidential run. In the interview, Trump chastised then-presidential candidate Pat Buchanan for appealing to the “staunch right, w
- Rapper Jay Z plans to headline a concert on behalf of Hillary Clinton in the swing state of Ohio before Election Day. A Clinton aide confirmed to Buzzfeed on Monday that Jay Z (real name Shawn Carter), will try to mobilize voters for Mrs. Clinton prior to Nov. 8. A ...
- He admits he has little hope of winning, but Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson says Americans can now vote for him in order to get him past the 5 percent threshold, which would entitle his party to up to $10 million in public financing in 2020. With GOP nominee ...
- WASHINGTON ― The GEO Group, one of the two largest private prison companies in the country, emerged in 2016 as one of the very few publicly traded companies making significant contributions to super PACs.
Through contributions from its corporate entities and its political action committee, the Florida-based company contributed $673,200 through the end of September, putting its weight behind Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Republican control of t
- Facing resistance from management, the organizers of a union at Fusion are amplifying their campaign for recognition with a new letter to Isaac Lee, the company’s chief executive officer.
In the past two weeks, Fusion executives Boris Gartner and Danny Eilemberg held all-hands meetings with staff in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Oakland, California, to make the case against unionization, Fusion staff members confirmed to The Huffington Post. They argued that a union would harm emp
- Solar power advocates in Florida are in an uproar over a ballot amendment they say is masquerading as pro-solar.The measure, known as Amendment 1, sounds good on paper. It “establishes a right under Florida’s constitution for consumers to own or lease solar equipment installed on their property to generate electricity for their own use,” and its sponsor is a group called “Consumers for Smart Solar.”
But the state’s largest utilities are backing the amendment,
- WASHINGTON ― The rate hikes are coming. Eight days before the beginning of a crucial enrollment season for the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchange marketplaces, federal officials announced Monday how much prices are going up.The gist: a lot. But like everything Obamacare, it’s not that simple. The law’s financial assistance will protect millions of lower-income families from these premium increases, and others can find relief by switching to different plans n
- Vice President Joe Biden attempted to clear up remarks he made last week saying he wished he could take Donald Trump "behind the gym," clarifying on Monday that he would only do so if he were still in high school.
- Obamacare premiums are set to skyrocket an average of 22% for the benchmark silver plan in 2017, according to a government report released Monday.
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Trump rudely dismissed an adult-film star’s allegations against him, meaning his campaign has unfolded more or less as we all expected ― short of the appearance t-shirt cannons and someone playing a guitar that spews fire from its neck. Washington power players are having lawyers run opposition research on them, because having your name crop up in Wikileaks is so yesterda
- Donald Trump’s campaign has highlighted some of the finer, typically ignored points of polling this year, usually by boisterously misunderstanding them.
“WikiLeaks also shows how John Podesta rigged the polls by oversampling Democrats ― a voter suppression technique,” the GOP presidential nominee told voters during a Florida rally on Monday.
Trump’s claim appears to be loosely based on a leaked 2008 email from a Democratic activist, which, as The Washington Po
- WASHINGTON ― Hillary Clinton, if elected, plans to push Congress to revise the current Authorization for Use of Military Force to include the war against the Islamic State, according to her running mate.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) told David Axelrod on “The Axe Files” podcast published Monday that Clinton would seek congressional input early on.
But if the last two years are any indication, Clinton will have a tough time convincing Congress to weigh in. The U.S. began bombing
- QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen stormed a Pakistani police training academy in the southwestern city of Quetta late on Monday night, wounding up to a dozen recruits, officials said.
Reports from police sources of hostages could not be immediately confirmed. Some 200 trainees are stationed at the facility, officials said.
“Around five terrorists entered police training center and they have taken police recruits (at) gunpoint,” a senior security official in Quetta said, on conditi
- A judge has sentenced former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane to 10 to 23 months in prison for committing multiple felonies stemming from a politically motivated act of retribution.
- The sacrifices that Becky G’s grandparents made when they migrated from Mexico to the United States have not been lost on the young star.
In a new video for Vevo’s “Why I Vote” campaign, the 19-year-old singer, whose given name is Rebecca Gomez, describes how her grandparents’ pasts have shaped everything from her work ethic to her outlook on life and her desire to rock the vote this November.
“If I look at the American dream of my grandparents, it was simply
- Salma Hayek delivered a blistering rebuke to Donald Trump on Monday, calling the Republican presidential nominee a “pathetic” man who creates “only violence and separation.”
Speaking on a conference call organized by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the Mexican-American actress zeroed in on the apparent hypocrisy of some of Trump’s statements about Mexican immigrants.
“He calls us criminals — but who is the one who has a [fraud] lawsuit
- US Marines are coming to Norway -- a move that could send a chill down Russian President Vladimir Putin's spine.
- WASHINGTON ― Some Republicans are running so far away from their party’s nominee that they are threatening to sue TV stations for running ads that suggest they support Donald Trump.
Just two weeks before Election Day, five Republicans ― Reps. Bob Dold (R-Ill.), Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), David Jolly (R-Fla.), John Katko (R-N.Y.) and Brian Fitzpatrick, a Pennsylvania Republican running for an open seat that’s currently occupied by his brother ― contend that certai
- Miley Cyrus is definitely with her.
On Saturday, the singer and actress made her way to George Mason University in Virginia to campaign for Hillary Clinton. The 23-year-old talked to students on campus and encouraged them to volunteer and vote on election day.
She also seemingly visited a few students in their dorm rooms and took selfies while dressed in a patriotic ensemble of a giant blue bow top and red-and-white-striped skirt.
Naturally, Cyrus documented the weekend’s even
- A US congressman is warning a new Pentagon effort to provide troops with Internet service could give the Russians access to their personal information.
- Donald Trump told a crowd of supporters in Florida Monday that he is in the lead in the race for the White House, despite being behind in the majority of national polls.
- A Hillary Clinton triumph in November will be made sweeter by a wide margin of victory, President Barack Obama told Democratic donors in California Monday.
- Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Monday said he doesn’t think people should worry about finding solutions to climate change ― because historically, “civilization thrives” in warmer temperatures.
“Climate has already changed, always will. I’m just not an alarmist. We will adapt,” Johnson told Wisconsin radio station WHBY. “How many people are moving up toward the Antarctica, or the Arctic? Most people move down to Texas or Florida, where it’s
- Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 5 points as the presidential campaign heads into its final two weeks, with the Democratic nominee's support just shy of the 50% mark, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.
- In Elizabeth Warren's view, Donald Trump thinks "a mouth full of Tic Tacs" means he can "force himself on any woman within groping distance."
- Donald Trump dismissed an adult film star who came forward over the weekend and alleged the GOP nominee had sexually mistreated her in 2006, stating in an interview, “Oh, I’m sure she’s never been grabbed before.”
Speaking at a Saturday press conference in Los Angeles alongside her attorney, women’s rights activist Gloria Allred, Jessica Drake became the 12th woman to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against the New York real estate mogul. She acc
- WASHINGTON ― At a time when Donald Trump is facing allegations of sexual assault and harassment from former beauty pageant contestants, it’s worth noting that his second wife, Marla Maples, called off their engagement in 1991 after he leered at a Miss America contestant in front of her.
Trump, who was 45 at the time, was with Maples at a Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, when he walked into a dining room where contestants were eating pizza and demanded, “I wan
- In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, documentary filmmaker Michael Moore argued that people have spent too much time this year focusing on why Donald Trump would be a bad president, rather than on why Hillary Clinton would be a good one. He said that “politicians manipulating the public with fear” ― like so many have in an effort to defeat Trump ― “is never a good thing.”
But only a few short moments later, he couldn’t help himself from gettin
- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is one of the leading Republicans opposed to holding a hearing on Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s stalled Supreme Court nominee.
As a longtime member and now chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley has offered yet another reason why he’s refused to fill the longstanding court vacancy: money.
Speaking last week to the editorial board of the Des Moines Register, a leading newspaper in his home state, the senator s
- If 4-year-old Christopher had any say, there would be no election on Nov. 8 and President Obama would stay in office forever. When he found out that dream can’t come true, he pretty much lost it.
On Oct. 13, Christopher’s mom, Anilu, shared a video on Twitter of her son learning that Obama has to leave the White House soon. After trying to laugh off what he thought was a joke, the mini Obama fan realized his mom was serious and started to cry.I told Christopher Obama can't be pr
- Lauren Parish, a six-term district judge in Upshur County, Texas, is leaving the Republican Party, becoming the second judge in the state to bail on the GOP in recent weeks.
In her announcement, Parish goes after the Donald Trump for making “a mockery of our country and our citizenry.” From her video announcement: I have watched in horror as he has disavowed our military heroes, made fun of the disabled, divided our country along racial, religious and gender lines, mocked the j
- Donald Trump on Monday addressed the latest accusations of inappropriate sexual contact made against him, saying of the accuser, an adult film performer, "Oh, I'm sure she's never been grabbed before."
- NEW YORK ― Much has been said about the “enthusiasm gap” that exists among Hillary Clinton supporters. But watching nearly 200 women and men march across the Brooklyn Bridge waving signs with quippy taglines like “B*tch, pleats,” “Grab him by the ballot” and “Nasty women get sh*t done,” there was no enthusiasm gap in sight.
Welcome to National Pantsuit Day, put together in just four weeks by four millennial Clinton supporters.
- WASHINGTON ― When it became clear that Donald Trump would be the Republican Party’s nominee for president earlier this year, Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) endorsed him.
When a video surfaced a few weeks ago of Trump boasting of sexually assaulting women, Crapo withdrew his endorsement and said Trump should withdraw his candidacy. But the Idaho Republican later said he hadn’t decided whether he’d vote for Trump.
On Friday, Crapo came clean: He will vote for T
- After nearly five months of ripping into Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton suddenly has a new list of enemies on the campaign trail: Republican candidates in competitive down-ballot races.
- One of New England’s most beloved seaside towns recently played host to what was believed to have been the largest all-lesbian mass wedding in history.
A total of 106 women descended upon Provincetown, Massachusetts, to participate in the first-ever “Bride Pride” on Oct. 15. Of the attendees, there were 53 couples, 25 of which were tying the knot for the first time and 28 that were renewing their vows, in a sun-drenched ceremony officiated by comedian-activist Kate
- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are neck-and-neck in North Carolina, a new Monmouth University poll out Monday shows.
- Political ads can be downright scary these days. Between Donald Trump's increasingly apocalyptic videos about his rival candidate's alleged failures, and Hillary Clinton's slow music videos of Trump's critical views of women, US political ads seem like commercials for a movie you want to avoid.
- Peter Thiel thinks sexual assault can sometimes be defined as “seductions that are later regretted.”
The Guardian reporter Julia Carrie Wong recently unearthed a few troubling quotes about rape culture and sexual assault from the book The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism And Political Intolerance On Campus, which Thiel, the PayPal co-founder and Facebook board member, co-wrote with fellow Stanford alum David O. Sacks. According to publisher Independent Institute,
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) campaigned with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Monday, arguing that women “have had it” with Republican nominee Donald Trump’s misogyny.
Speaking at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, Warren sharply criticized Trump’s boasts about sexually assaulting women, his disparaging remarks about women’s appearances, and other sexist comments he’s made over the years.
“Donald Trump aggressively disrespe
- In Elizabeth Warren's view, Donald Trump thinks "a mouth full of Tic Tacs" means he can "force himself on any woman within groping distance."
- The 2016 presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has become a substance-free fight between "two teenagers" who don't like each other, according to environmentalist Erin Brockovich, who told CNN that she has not decided whether she will be casting a ballot November 8.
- There are myriad excuses for not voting on Nov. 8, including the time it will supposedly take and the belief that one vote won’t make a difference. But we’re here to dispel those myths and encourage everyone ― especially millennials ― to head to the polls on Election Day.
Almost one-quarter of Americans ages 18-35 surveyed in one national poll say they’d rather endure a meteor strike than vote in this increasingly nasty election. The
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