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Trump Foundation Ordered to Cease Fundraising in NY Amid Probe

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.

Hofstra Presidential Debate Draws Record Audience

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.

Hofstra Students: Clinton Beat Trump In Presidential Debate

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.

Security Top Priority as Hofstra Presidential Debate Nears

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."

The Controversial Truth Behind America’s Never-Ending War

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.

Study Highlights Election-Year Islamophobia’s Negative Impact On Muslims

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.

Presidential Debate At Hofstra: Moderator, Format & Other Details

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.

The Fascist & The Scarecrow: If Only Donald Trump Had A...

"For now, let’s go with Fascist Lite. And hope that the better angels of our fellow citizens will win out over the dark energy tapped into by the Trump machine. But let’s be vigilant. Let’s be on the lookout for an unrepentant narcissist who manages to capture public attention through hate-filled rhetoric. The next one may have a brain."

Long Island Advocates Launch Voter Registration Drive

Eight community groups are joining forces in an effort to register thousands of working-class voters of color on Long Island to encourage more to cast their votes on Election Day, organizers said. Those behind the initiative have nine weeks to enlist as many potential voters as possible before Wednesday, Oct. 19, the New York State voter registration deadline, to be eligible to vote in the 2016 general election.

Clinton & Trump: A Plague On Both Your Houses

American political history suggests that somewhere along the way our national superego awakens to suppress the worst of our urges. We relegate fringe candidates to their proper place in history and gravitate to the more centrist message.