Thursday, August 25, 2016

U.S. Election News Updates -- August 25, 2016

Politico: Clinton ad ties Trump to KKK, white supremacists

A video released Thursday by Hillary Clinton’s campaign makes the case that Donald Trump is the candidate of racists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

“The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in,” a robed man identified as the Imperial Wizard of the Rebel Brigade Knights of the Ku Klux Klan says at the top of the video, followed by images of a Confederate flag fluttering in the wind, Trump waving after a speech, and a man performing a Hitler salute at what appears to be a Trump rally.

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The Democrat Campaign

Clinton on foundation attacks: 'I know there's a lot of smoke, and there's no fire' -- CNN
Clinton: Trump campaign built on 'prejudice and paranoia' -- CNN
Clinton charges Trump with craven bigotry -- Politico
Clinton: Trump stoking ‘fringe element’ in GOP takeover -- The Hill
Clinton defends foundation, says it has been transparent -- AP
Clinton on Trump's health claims: 'Dream on' -- The Hill
Clinton buries Trump in negative ads -- The Hill
Clinton ramps up Asian outreach in three closely fought states -- Reuters
Hillary Clinton to Receive 1st Classified Briefing of Campaign -- ABC News

The Republican Campaign

US election: Trump calls Hillary Clinton a 'bigot' -- BBC
Donald Trump Pre-Empts Hillary Clinton's Speech: 'We're Not' Racists -- ABC News
Trump hits back at Clinton: 'Shame on you' -- Politico
Trump campaign blasts Clinton KKK video as 'disgusting new low' -- Politico
Trump rips Clinton for playing race card -- The Hill
Trump on Clinton: 'It's Watergate all over again' -- Yahoo News
Trump says government can 'work with' illegal immigrants -- FOX News
Trump campaign manager: 'Nothing has changed' on immigration -- CNN
Trump Meets With Minority Leaders Ahead of Clinton Speech -- AP
Trump: Clinton’s Secret Service agents should ‘drop all weapons’ -- The Hill
Trump makes Minnesota ballot at last minute -- CNN

General Election Coverage

Assange vows Clinton email release, as storm clouds gather for candidate -- FOX News
Trump, Clinton spar over who is best for minority voters -- Reuters
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton trade insults over accusations of racism -- The Guardian
Democrats’ Weak Bench Undermines Hope of Taking Back Senate -- NYT
Hispanic coalition asks Trump to stop 'attacks' -- Reuters
Chelsea Clinton to remain on foundation board -- AP
Bill Clinton defends embattled family foundation -- AP
Ethicists scoff at Clinton Foundation transition plan -- Politico
Meet the Democrats tacking right while their party shifts left -- Politico
Dr. Ben Carson: ‘Elderly’ presidential candidates like Trump and Clinton should release medical history -- Yahoo News

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials

Clinton Foundation Favoritism? -- Hayley Hoefer, US News and Wordl Report
Hillary Clinton Is Delivering a Speech on the 'Alt-Right.' What's That? -- Benjy Sarlin, NBC
Voters are getting it right on Clinton and Trump -- Scot Lehigh, Boston Globe
Hillary Lied, Withheld Evidence, Traded Power for Money, and Could Be President -- Edward Morrisey, Fiscal Times
Trump’s lack of a data operation is hurting the GOP, operatives say -- Jon Ward, Yahoo News
What Former White House Economists Say About Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton -- WSJ

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