Thursday, September 8, 2016

U.S. Presidential Elections News Updates -- September 8, 2016

Daily Mail: Democrats accuse Matt Lauer of bias at NBC veterans forum: Liberal outcry over host's seven-minute grilling of Hillary Clinton over her emails as they claim he 'let Trump off' over Iraq war

* Trump and Clinton were quizzed on national security by Matt Lauer during a Commander in Chief forum
* Questioned on ISIS, Trump said 'I totally opposed the Iraq war', despite supporting it in a 2002 interview
* Democrats were unhappy that the remark went unchallenged despite Clinton being grilled over her emails
* Out of a 30-minute segment Clinton spent almost seven minutes answering on her email arrangements

Matt Lauer has been labeled a 'morning show lightweight' by furious political pundits after he failed to grill Donald Trump on his claim he never supported the Iraq War during a Commander in Chief Forum on Wednesday night - but relentlessly questioned Hillary over her private email scandal.

The NBC Today show host was accused of going too easy on Trump when the Republican candidate repeated his claim to have always 'totally opposed the Iraq war', when in fact he supported an invasion during a 2002 Howard Stern interview.

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The Democrat Campaign

Clinton blasts Trump's comments on military generals, Putin -- AP
Clinton criticizes Trump for remarks on security briefing, Putin -- Reuters
Clinton calls Trump's intelligence briefing readout 'totally inappropriate' -- Politico
Clinton: IS extremists hoping for Trump victory -- AP
Clinton Slams Trump But Blabbed About Briefing in 2008 -- NBC
'Read the reports': Hillary Clinton refuses to explain what she told the FBI about how a concussion impaired her memory -- Daily Mail
Clinton email compromised in hostile cyberattacks -- Washington Times
Clinton tries to salt Trump's wounds -- Politico
With a new plane, Clinton courts media on the campaign trail -- AP
Clinton campaign warns media to tread carefully -- The Hill
Clinton calls media coverage of campaign ‘frustrating’ -- The Hill
Five takeaways from Clinton’s press conference -- Jonathan Easley and Jonathan Swan, The Hill
Hillary Clinton arrives in Kansas City for speech to National Baptist Convention -- Kansas City Star
A pro-Clinton super PAC raised more than $21 million in August -- USA Today
Hillary's Health Concerns Serious, Say Most Doctors Polled by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) -- PR Newswire

The Republican Campaign

Esquire mag: Trump lying about opposing Iraq War -- The Hill
Trump says he was against Iraq war despite Howard Stern interview -- Reuters
Trump slams 'lies' about him supporting the Iraq War -- The Hill
Trump unveils $20B school choice proposal -- Politico
Trump: Clinton gave 'disastrous' news conference -- The Hill
Trump accuses Clinton of running a 'criminal enterprise' -- The Hill
'Embarrassing to our country': Trump suggests he’ll fire top generals -- Politico
Trump: US generals 'reduced to rubble,' he'd replace some -- AP
Trump gets nearly twice the questions as Clinton at veterans forum -- Washington Examiner
Trump: I would have caught bin Laden before 9/11 -- The Hill
Trump in TV event with Clinton, says Putin better leader than Obama -- Reuters
Trump says Putin 'a leader far more than our president' -- BBC
Trump: Putin a better leader than Obama -- DW
Pence: 'Inarguable' Putin has been stronger leader than Obama -- The Hill
Pence agrees with Trump: Calls Putin stronger than Obama -- Politico
Report: Trump adviser repeatedly interrupted intel briefing -- The Hill
Former intelligence officers alarmed by Trump's briefing readout -- Politico
Trump policy staffers quit after not being paid -- The Hill

General Election Coverage

Obama says Trump unfit for presidency, has 'outright wacky' ideas -- Reuters
Barack Obama chides 'wacky' Trump after Putin jibe -- BBC
Green Party's Jill Stein charged with trespassing, mischief -- AP
What is Aleppo? Gary Johnson wrongfooted by Syria question -- BBC
Republicans rush to save candidates from Trump wipeout -- Politico
Peru's central bank chief says Trump gives him 'goose bumps' -- Reuters
Putin's spokesman does not respond to Trump's accolade -- AP
Young voters from newer immigrant families lean more liberal -- AP
Early voting begins in White House race -- The Hill


Polls: Trump and Clinton deadlocked in Florida, Ohio -- Politico
Poll shows tight race in 4 battleground states -- The Hill
Poll: Most Americans think Clinton will win debate -- The Hill
Why the polls are tightening up -- Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials

Matt Lauer gets bullied and shamed over moderator performance -- Joe Concha, The Hill
Liberals lash out at Lauer, NBC -- Cristiano Lima
What last night's forum taught us about Trump and Clinton -- Stephen Collinson, CNN
Clinton, Trump confront weaknesses in security forum -- AP
Forum puts focus on how Clinton is judged compared to Trump -- AP
It’s not clear that Donald Trump understands the relationship between the president and the military -- Philip Bump, Washington Post
How Obama will lift Clinton to victory (barely) -- Michael S. Lewis-Beck, The Hill
Donald Trump: How I'd Run the Country (Better) -- Esquire
Trump's shot at top brass rankles military circles -- Bryan Bender, Politico


Anonymous said...

that's a first...Democrats accusing a member of the media for being biased towards the Republicans...

B.Poster said...

Anon: I noticed that too. They appear to be becoming desperate. While the officially released polls, indicate a tight race I suspect the internal polls of the candidates indicate a much bleaker picture for the Democrats.

In actuality I suspect the real picture for the Democrats and their candidate for POTUS is actually much worse. People have been threatened with career derailment, releasing of private information that reasonable people would not want released, and loss of income for publically supporting Mr. Trump or being part of his campaign. This has led to a situatikn where others who support him are not speaking up publically.

As such, I suspect that are large numbers of voters who are going to vote Trump in the privacy of the voting booth. Hence the need to attack this reporter in an act of desparation.

Additionally, in the case of this reporter, there comes a piunt in time where even Mrs. Clinton's supporters will need to look away from her in revulsion. Assuming her poor health does not do her in first she is headed to prison for a very long time. The thing which ultimately leads to this will be something petty, think O J Simpson.

With regards to the electoral situation "suspect" is the operative word. While I've predicted a Trump victory and am currently standing by the prediction, we cannot "know" the outcome until the votes are cast and counted in a manner that monimizes the risk of irregularities.

Anonymous said...

In years like this when the economy is not good, the undecided vote mostly breaks for the challenger. This year, undecided is 10 to 20 percent, strongly favoring the challenger in close polling.

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