As leaked emails show communications earlier this year between Donna Brazile, then-Democratic National Committee vice-chair, and the Clinton campaign about town hall questions, a top aide to Bernie Sanders' campaign is coming to the defense of the party official.
Tad Devine, who was a senior aide to Sanders, said this week it was not unusual for Brazile, who is currently the interim chairwoman of the DNC, to contact their campaign and give guidance.
"She would get in touch all the time for guidance, so I can verify her recollection on this issue," Devine told NBC News.
It was only days ago that some GOP politicians were so upset with Donald Trump that they declared he should drop out of the race.
Now, they plan to vote for him.
At least four congressional office holders or candidates who denounced Trump over a videotape in which he boasted of sexually assaulting women now say he’s fit for the White House. They include Sen. Deb Fischer and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota and Darryl Glenn, the GOP nominee in the Colorado Senate race.
The Obama administration has blamed Russia for the email hacks that have created a chronic headache for Hillary Clinton, the latest batch of which, from campaign Chairman John Podesta's account, was disclosed Wednesday by Wikileaks.
The Russian response? Show us the proof.
“It’s flattering,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “But it has nothing to be explained by the facts; we have not seen a single proof.”
Democrats successfully convinced a federal judge to push back Florida's voter registration deadline until Oct. 18, a week-long extension they said was necessary because of Hurricane Matthew.
The order from Judge Mark Walker, who was appointed to the federal bench by President Obama, is a rebuke to Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican backing Donald Trump. Scott had argued against extending the deadline past the original date of Oct. 11.
“Hopefully it’s not lost on anyone that it’s the right to have a voice that is why this country exists," Walker said, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Among Donald Trump’s favorite polls this election season is the USC/LA Times Daybreak tracking poll because it so often has shown him ahead when most other polls reported he was behind.
But Trump is unlikely to cite the poll on Twitter or during any of his campaign events Wednesday. For the first time since early September, even the USC/LA Times poll has Hillary Clinton leading.
The poll often is out of sync with other voter surveys because it uses different methodology. It asks voters to estimate, on a scale of 0 to 100, how likely they are to vote for a particular candidate and crunches the results for a daily forecast.
Bill Clinton has conquered at least one hurdle on the path to a potential first gentlemanship — the cookie competition.
With the help of his wife Hillary Clinton’s chocolate chip oatmeal cookie recipe, Bill Clinton won the 2016 Presidential Cookie Cookie Poll hosted by Family Circle magazine. He beat Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, and her star-shaped sugar cookie recipe 1,623 votes to 535, according to the poll results released Oct. 7.
Only 2,158 people voted between the time the Facebook poll opened in August until October, though. More than 9,000 people voted in a previous poll when First Lady Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain competed — Obama won by 287 votes with her white and dark chocolate chip cookies.
Utah is very much in play – and not just for the major party nominees.
A new poll published in the Deseret News shows the race in that longtime GOP stronghold is in a dead heat between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with long-shot candidate Evan McMullin only a few points behind. McMullin is a graduate of Utah’s Brigham Young University.
The last time a third-party candidate won any electoral votes was in 1968, when George Wallace was on the ballot. McMullin is polling at 22%, just four points behind both Trump and Clinton. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is supported by 14% of voters.