Saturday, October 01, 2016
The Hill reports:
Donald Trump said he isn't ruling out launching a line of attack on Hillary and Bill Clinton's marriage as the Democratic nominee continues to hammer him on claims of sexism.Will Donald Trump be mentioning that Bill and Hillary have been separated since 2001? Does Hillary throw a mean lamp? When did Hillary learn Bill Clinton was a sexual predator?
In an interview with the New York Times published Friday, Trump said he could soon begin waging a war on the Clintons' relationship and Bill Clinton's past affairs and accusations of sexual assault.
“Hillary Clinton was married to the single greatest abuser of women in the history of politics,” Trump said. “Hillary was an enabler, and she attacked the women who Bill Clinton mistreated afterward. I think it’s a serious problem for them, and it’s something that I’m considering talking about more in the near future.”
Trump has largely avoided dragging Bill Clinton's sex scandals into the election, including at the first presidential debate Monday.
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Trump, Clinton travel records show seven states form the core of the electoral battleground https://t.co/W8Sr3JnYwV 🔓— Capital Journal (@WSJPolitics) October 1, 2016
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Fox News reports:
President Obama is doing anything but closing out his lame duck term quietly. On the contrary he’s doing yet another end run around both the U.S. Congress and all 50 states, imposing yet another mandate that will cost money and jobs, possibly forcing states to raise taxes as well.Obama says : no federalism for you!
Twenty-one states have filed a federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Sherman, Texas, to stop him. Hours after the states filed their lawsuit, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups filed a similar lawsuit with the same federal court.
Obama’s new mandate would force employers in all states to pay overtime to certain state employees. These employees include “bona fide executive, administrative, or professional” workers as they are not covered by the federal law that requires states to pay overtime for work performed beyond 40 hours in a week. The mandate applies to both private and public sector employers.
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You'll want to read the entire article.
Some are new to politics completely. They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement. They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don’t see much of a future.
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The Boston Globe reports:
Over the last several days, a former Miss Universe named Alicia Machado has become front and center in the 2016 presidential campaign. While it’s certainly unusual that so much attention is being devoted to a former beauty pageant contestant in a race for leader of the free world, the focus on Machado is pretty much the perfect microcosm of the 2016 campaign.Imagine that.
It’s not accidental that we are talking about Machado: This was orchestrated by the Clinton campaign. It’s not by chance that Clinton brought her up at the end of Monday night’s debate or that she talked about how Trump had made fun of her weight by calling her Miss Piggy or of her Latina heritage by calling her “Miss Housekeeping.” And it certainly wasn’t by chance that she said Machado, who has become an American citizen, will be voting this fall.
The Clinton campaign had already cut an ad with her.
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