Tag: Hillary Clinton
A lot has changed in less than a month. The former senator from New York and U.S. Secretary of State has built a seemingly commanding lead. Remarkably, she has made historically “red” states like Arizona and Utah competitive. Even Trump's lead in the GOP stalwart state of Texas, which Republican Mitt Romney won by nearly 16 points in 2012, has been shaved to only six points.
The third presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, moderated by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, will no doubt top the previous two showdowns in its amount of mudslinging, accusations, character assassinations, conspiracy assertions and down-and-out reality TV one-liners that have absolutely nothing to do with actual policy or future administration objectives.
When the presidential candidates vowed on Sunday to eliminate the “carried-interest” loophole, they left out some important context. The only thing Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump seemed to agree upon in last Sunday's debate—indeed, one of the few substantive policy exchanges they had—was the need to eliminate a tax benefit that collectively saves private equity, real estate, and venture capital partners billions of dollars each year. But their exchange might have left viewers confused about the issue, not least because it included several misleading insinuations, particularly on the part of Trump.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office has ordered Donald Trump’s charity foundation to cease fundraising here after it failed to obtain the proper registration to solicit donations—a violation of state law. The “Notice of Violation” was sent to the Donald J. Trump Foundation on Friday. It explicitly orders Trump to “immediately” cease solicitations or engaging in fundraising efforts, and gives the foundation up to 15 days to hand over the requisite documents.
Media watchers had expected record-breaking ratings for the first contest between two nominees who provoke wideranging emotions from a deeply polarized electorate. Despite the strong performance, the 84-million viewership fell significantly short of last February’s Super Bowl—the most viewed television event ever with 118.5 million viewers.
A random sampling of Hofstra University students who watched the presidential debate on a giant projector screen inside its main dining hall Monday gave Hillary Clinton the nod for outperforming her rival, Donald Trump, during the 90-minute event held on campus nearby.
Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter said at least a half-dozen law enforcement agencies have allocated manpower and other resources for the event. In total, more than a 1,000 cops are expected to flood the debate area, adding: “This election is very unique, and first and foremost you look at the two candidates. This is a divisive election, it’s a lot of inflammatory conduct in this election."
Fifteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, America's War on Terror has expanded drastically, and with it, the interpretation of the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF), which gave the president the initial power to mobilize US Armed Forces against those responsible. Yet, America is no closer to ending that open-ended war than when it began, and its endless state is prompting serious questions about the legality of the recent initiatives waged against ISIS, and whether safeguards are in place to prevent a single person—President Obama or his successors—from committing America to perpetual warfare.
Among the more alarming of the study's findings: 50 percent of respondents said they feel unsafe, nearly two-thirds reported experiencing discrimination in the past year, and perhaps most noteworthy, 93 percent reported that election-year Islamophobia had “some to extreme” negative impact on theirs and their family's lives.
Hofstra University, which hosted a presidential debate in 2008 and 2012, was a late selection to host the inaugural 2016 presidential debate because Wright State University in Ohio was originally slated to hold the competition of ideas on its campus, but dropped out due to rising costs.