Politics

Clinton Campaign Also Hacked In Attacks On Democrats: Sources

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WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The computer network used by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The hack appears to have been carried out by Russian intelligence services, a federal law enforcement official told the New York Times. The latest attack, ...

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Trump and the Oligarch

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The house wasn’t built for a Russian oligarch, although it looked the part. The 62,000-square-foot, 17-bedroom mansion is a palace of new-money flash, featuring Greek fountains, tennis courts, trompe l’oeil murals, underground parking for dozens of cars, and a 100-foot swimming pool and hot tub overlooking the ocean. It even had a faux-aristocratic name: “Maison de l’Amitie,” or the House ...

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Clinton Campaign: Trump Needs To Guarantee He Won’t Leak Before Getting Briefed

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on the last day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. / AFP / JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA ― The chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign urged U.S. intelligence agencies on Wednesday to get an ironclad agreement from Donald Trump that he would not leak information to the Russians before providing him with presidential candidate briefings. “I think it’s an issue that … Jim Clapper’s going to have to come to grips with,” John Podesta said in an ...

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America Has Finally Put A Woman At The Top Of The Ticket

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrives on stage during the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.   / AFP / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA ― In 1968, Hillary Clinton, known at the time as Hillary Rodham, was taking in the excitement of the Republican National Convention in Miami. The young Republican had jumped at the chance to volunteer for Nelson Rockefeller’s last-minute effort to take the nomination from Richard Nixon and attend her first political convention. “The Republican convention was my first inside look at ...

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Good Girls Have Abortions, Too, NARAL Chief Tells DNC

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PHILADELPHIA ― NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue confronted head-on the stereotype that women who have abortions should be ashamed during remarks Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention. “About 1 in 3 American women have abortions by the age of 45, and the majority are mothers just trying to take care of the families they already have,” Hogue said. “You ...

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GOP Figures Disgusted By Trump Urging Russian Cyberattack

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GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, whose eventual electoral domestication seems to be forever around the next corner, pivoted back in the direction of the surreal and reprehensible Wednesday morning at a press conference in Doral, Florida. And once again, Trump is taking fire from fellow Republicans in a way that shatters all precedent, as disaffected conservatives receive one more sign ...

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Obama’s Speech Wednesday Is About More Than Electing Hillary Clinton

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PHILADELPHIA ― Barack Obama has said on many occasions that he wants his presidency to leave the kind of mark on America that Ronald Reagan’s did. As far back as early 2008, before Obama was even his party’s nominee, he described Reagan as a “transformational” figure ― somebody whose impact on policy and politics endured for many decades. Obama hoped ...

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Black Mothers Get A Standing Ovation At The DNC

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PHILADELPHIA ― When the mothers of black men and women, boys and girls, who have died in racially charged situations took the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, the crowd went wild. The women of “Mothers of the Movement” were met with a standing ovation and chants of “Black Lives Matter” before they spoke about why they ...

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Hillary Clinton Shatters Glass Ceiling, Clinches Democratic Presidential Nomination

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Eight years ago, Hillary Clinton famously said her first White House bid had put“about 18 million cracks” in the glass ceiling, one for each voter who’d cast a ballot for her in the 2008 primary. On Tuesday, that glass ceiling finally came down. Clinton was formally named the Democratic nominee for president at her party’s convention in Philadelphia, making her ...

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