David Duke worked the Louisiana gun show like a preacher pursuing souls, cornering potential voters as they picked over firearms and ammo.
The robes are gone and the rhetoric is softer than during his grand wizard days. But Duke has not shed his relentless proselytizing for the white race, even though voters have repeatedly rejected the former Ku Klux Klan leader’s attempts to regain public office.
Duke is undeterred. As he sees it, this is the moment. After last running for election in 1999, he’s back with a long-shot bid for Louisiana’s open U.S. Senate seat.
Will he bring up the blue dress? The thong? The cigar?
Donald Trump appears to be setting the stage to start attacking Hillary Clinton for her husband's marital infidelities, whose sordid details engrossed the nation during the end of Bill Clinton's presidency.
At the debate this week, Trump held back -- out of respect for their daughter, Chelsea, he said.
The editorial board unanimously found Trump "unfit for the presidency" and the editorial, published Thursday, goes on to list the reasons why, among them: his "erratic" behavior and his "checkered" business past.
The anti-Trump sentiment does not translate into an enthusiastic Clinton endorsement. The piece notes that although some editorial board members admire her record, others have "serious reservations about Clinton’s sense of entitlement, her lack of candor and her extreme carelessness in handling classified information."
While Gary Johnson continues to struggle to pick a foreign leader he admires, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both had a name ready when quizzed Thursday. Turns out they share admiration for German Chancellor Angela Merkel — with some caveats.
Clinton, when asked by reporters to name a favorite world leader, briefly feigned ignorance with a laugh before naming Merkel.
"Her leadership and steadiness on the euro crisis and her bravery in the face of the refugee crisis is something that I am impressed by," Clinton said.
Hillary Clinton said a report that Donald Trump attempted to do business in Cuba during the embargo suggests he puts “his personal and business interests ahead of the laws and the values and the policies of the United States of America.”
The Newsweek report said Trump’s hotel company had explored investing on the Caribbean island in 1998 while it was ruled by Fidel Castro.
The trip to Cuba by consultants working on Trump’s behalf was falsely characterized as a charitable effort to avoid detection, the report said.
Hillary Clinton didn’t want to leave anything to chance when she arrived here for a rally on the first day of early voting in Iowa. Her campaign stationed volunteers around her downtown rally to direct members of the audience to nearby polling places to submit their ballots.
“When you finish here, you can go vote,” she told the crowd of roughly 2,000. “We can be on the path to victory here in Iowa.”
President Obama won Iowa in 2008 and 2012, but Clinton is trailing Donald Trump in the state, lagging five percentage points behind in a Real Clear Politics average of polls.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has had a lot to say about Donald Trump.
He bluntly called the Republican nominee a "racist" ahead of Monday's debate. Last week, it was "scammer in chief," as Trump continued to resist releasing his tax returns. In August, he challenged Trump to take a U.S. citizenship test.
And on Thursday, Reid used a few minutes on the Senate floor to deliver his latest invective against Trump, and widened it to include the Republican Party.
A bevy of "Star Trek" cast and crew members from multiple generations signed an open letter Thursday by the Facebook group "Trek Against Trump," blasting GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and arguing against a third-party "protest vote" in the November election.
"Never has there been a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe as Donald Trump," reads the letter from fans of the popular television and movie franchise.