Monthly Archive: September 2015

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First Read: Bad News for the GOP and for Hillary Clinton

With just over 13 months until Election Day 2016, the Republican Party should be sitting pretty. The Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, has seen her popularity drop considerably in the new NBC/WSJ poll. What’s more, 62% believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, which isn’t good news for the party holding the White House. And President Obama’s approval rating — at 47 percent — isn’t bad, but it’s not great, either. But here is the challenge for the GOP: Almost every other indicator in the poll is a real problem for the party. For starters, the Republican Party (29%-45% fav/unfav rating) is significantly more unpopular than the Democratic Party (41%-35%). Its current presidential frontrunner, Donald Trump, is the most unpopular figure in the entire poll. In addition, GOP voters are in revolt against their own leaders: 72% are dissatisfied with House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (which helps explain why Boehner is stepping down from his job). And Republicans are in a MUCH different place than Democrats and independents on issues like abortion, gay rights, and race.

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Hillary Clinton Talks Student Debt and the ‘Cold Shoulder’ With Lena Dunham

During her college years at Wellesley College presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton protested against a litany of injustices, among them the school’s curfew policy that limited visiting hours between the sexes. The former Secretary of State revealed that and more in an interview with Lena Dunham published Tuesday.

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Sixth-grader goes Secret Service, meets Hillary Clinton

Belvedere, California (CNN) Richard Cherry LaBourene couldn’t get into Hillary Clinton’s Bay Area fundraiser on Monday afternoon, so the creative sixth-grader did the best thing he could think to do: Dress like a secret service agent.

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No One Knows Whether Hillary Clinton Is Authentic

The solution to Hillary Clinton’s recent slide in the polls, according to David Axelrod: Be more authentic. And, indeed, Clinton gets heaps of abuse for alleged inauthenticity.

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Chuck Norris Hosts Mike Huckabee Supporters at His Texas Ranch

Mike Huckabee got a boost from Chuck Norris this weekend. The action film star hosted an event at his Texas ranch for the Republican presidential candidate and his supporters who have raised money for Huckabee’s White House bid, according to Huckabee’s campaign.

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‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Ditches Bobby Jindal For Donald Trump

Willie Robertson, star of the A&E reality show “Duck Dynasty,” has thrown his support behind real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump, reversing his earlier endorsement of fellow GOP presidential hopeful Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.).