Apparently, Donald Trump feels he has been showing restraint on the campaign trail. Now, with much of the GOP establishment giving up on trying to get Trump elected, the nominee says he is free to say what he wants. Get ready, America.
It is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to.
WikiLeaks has disclosed this week another large batch of what it says are hacked emails from the account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, and the campaign is not hiding its irritation.
The disclosures have been an inconvenience for Hillary Clinton, to say the least. The emails, which the campaign of the Democratic presidential nominee will not confirm or deny are authentic, expose all manner of inner workings that the famously tight-lipped operation would prefer not be in the public domain.
There is the exchange where longtime Bill Clinton confidant Doug Band calls Chelsea Clinton a spoiled brat. There's one that includes what appears to be excerpts of Hillary Clinton's speeches before banking firms, in which she seems to tout the style of free trade she has been railing against during the campaign. There is the plotting that goes on as the campaign braces for the release of the book "Clinton Cash," an indictment of the Clintons' ties to foreign donors.
The number of people who watched the second presidential debate on Sunday night was nothing to sneeze at. But the 66.5 million folks who tuned in represented a marked drop in viewership from the first contest, when an estimated 84 million people watched, according to the Nielsen agency.
He didn't endorse Hillary Clinton during the primary. He stayed away from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. But now he's finally stepping off the sidelines.
Former Vice President Al Gore will campaign with Hillary Clinton in Miami on Tuesday. The appearance — and the location — is laden with symbolism. The event is meant to show unity, send a reminder to liberal voters about the potential peril of casting ballots for a third-party candidate and underscore how far apart the two presidential nominees are on Gore's signature issue of climate change.
Florida, of course, is the state where Gore lost it all in the 2000 race -- by a few hundred votes. Had restive Democrats not migrated to Green Party candidate Ralph Nader by the tens of thousands that year, George W. Bush probably never would have been president.
The release Friday of a 2005 videotape of Donald Trump making vulgar comments about women tested The Times’ language standards and its print production deadlines.
In comments caught by an open microphone, Trump refers in crude terms to groping women and pursuing sex with a married acquaintance. The Washington Post broke the story Friday afternoon.
The Times followed soon after with an article posted on latimes.com. That story and a version published in Saturday’s newspaper conveyed the gist of Trump’s comments, but avoided repeating his most offensive language. Some readers criticized that decision.
Donald Trump long threatened to put the sex scandals involving Bill Clinton at the center of the presidential race, and now, faced with having to answer for his own transgressions, he is delivering in a big way.
But while Trump wins enthusiastic applause from his base for painting Hillary Clinton as an enabler of her husband’s misdeeds who callously ruined the lives of his victims, it is a tougher sell with the wider electorate.
The cases involving the women were all investigated or litigated years ago, and in most instances the evidence brought against the Clintons fell short — particularly when it came to charges that Hillary Clinton orchestrated cover-ups.
Billy Bush will be off the “Today” show again on Tuesday as NBC News executives weigh his future on the program.
Bush, 44, was suspended indefinitely Sunday after he was heard in a leaked 2005 video engaging in lewd, sexist conversation with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. NBC News would only say that Carson Daly will fill in for Bush on Tuesday.
The tape, made while Bush was co-host of NBC’s syndicated news magazine “Access Hollywood,” has Trump boasting in obscene terms about his ability to grope women with impunity because he is a celebrity. Bush is heard chuckling and encouraging Trump even as the reality show star crudely talked about how he tried to have sex with then “Access” cohost Nancy O’Dell.
Mark Burnett, the prolific producer behind “The Apprentice,” “Survivor” and “Shark Tank,” is discovering what it means to be on the harsher side of reality.
Within hours of the leak of a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump making lewd comments about women, reports began emerging that other explosive footage existed: specifically on the pre-edited tapes of “The Apprentice,” the reality show that Burnett created and Trump starred in for 14 seasons.
Burnett, who made a fortune selling his production company to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, found himself in the middle of an increasingly nasty political controversy after a former show producer, Bill Pruitt, tweeted Saturday that there “are far worse” offensive comments made by Trump during the taping of “The Apprentice.”