Monday, August 29, 2016

U.S. Election News Updates -- August 29, 2016

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters at Hub Coffee Roasters in Reno, Nevada, August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

James Warren, Vanity Fair/ Why Is Hillary Clinton Avoiding The Press?

Is her refusal to hold a press conference a journalistic emergency or savvy campaign tactic? Or both?

Concluding a New England vacation, I fell off the non-work wagon just outside Boston Sunday with a tweet from Kellyanne Conway, this week's Donald Trump campaign chief: “Day 267: No press conference. And no press outrage.”

An hour later an airport TV displayed CNN's Brian Stelter flicking at the Hillary Clinton topic with Stuart Stevens, the GOP strategist and author. It fell well short of outrage and likely did not assuage Conway. So do the accusations have merit?

Read more ....

The Democrat Campaign

Clinton hits Trump by recalling her father's business -- AP
Clinton unveils mental health agenda -- Politico
Clinton questions Trump's doctor letter -- Politico
US State department: Clinton calendars won't be released until after election -- AP
Politicos spar over ethics surrounding Clinton Foundation -- Politico
Clinton launches back-to-school effort to engage millennial voters -- Washington Post
Clinton staffers using 'Snowden-approved' app to hide Trump-related conversations -- The Hill
Clinton spokesman: Trump is 'formidable debate foe' -- Politico

The Republican Campaign

Trump hits Clinton on economy in new ad
-- The Hill
Team Trump tries to define immigration policy by contrasting Clinton's plan -- FOX News
Trump: Clinton’s told ‘so many lies’ on emails -- The Hill
Trump: I will 'stop the slaughter' in black communities -- The Hill
Trump to talk black outreach in Detroit -- Politico
Donald Trump challenges Clinton to release detailed medical records -- CNN
RNC to Clinton Foundation: Release State Dept. emails -- Politico
Trump plans major ad buy after weeks of being outspent -- AP
Trump's campaign disavows David Duke robocall -- Politico

General Election Coverage

Abedin, Weiner separating after new sexting allegations -- CNN
Clinton aide Abedin separating from Weiner after more lewd texts -- Politico
Trump: Abedin making 'very wise decision' -- The Hill
FBI: Foreign hackers broke into state election systems -- Politico
CNN edits 'Crooked' out of Trump tweet on Hillary -- CNN
Majority of Voters Think Clinton Would Do More Than Trump For Minority Communities -- ABC News
Green Party candidate Stein blasts media for coverage of Harambe tweet -- the Hill
Gary Johnson's campaign hires prominent GOP strategist to co-chair Hispanic outreach -- FOX News
Obama's own executive order requires intel briefings for Trump, Clinton -- USA Today
White House says transition meeting with Clinton, Trump advisers was ‘even-handed’ -- Washington Times

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials

Seven Things About the 2016 General Election Campaign So Far -- Matthew Dowd, WSJ
Will 2016 Come Down to the Electoral Map? -- Albert Hunt, Bloomberg
Could undecided voters swing the election? -- Steven Shepard, Politico
FBI vs. State Department Over Hillary Clinton’s Secrets -- Shane Harris, Daily Beast
The Clinton campaign’s slippery rhetoric on Trump’s ‘immigrant’ plans -- Glenn Kessler, Washington Post
Trump’s new aim: Poison a Clinton presidency -- Edward-Isaac Dovere, Politico
What is Donald Trump's immigration plan -- and when will we see it? -- Maeve Reston, CNN
In Clinton vs. Trump, Who Is Inspired to Vote? -- Gerald Seib, WSJ
Aging Candidates' Health Is Voters' Concern -- Bloomberg editorial
How Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Are Prepping for Debates -- Zeke Miller, Time

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