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Poll: After Trump Tape Revelation, Clinton's Lead Up to Double Digits

Hillary ClintonAs Donald Trump's campaign reels over tapes of the presidential candidate's sexually aggressive comments about women in 2005, the Republican nominee now trails Hillary Clinton by double digits among likely voters, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

The poll, conducted on Saturday and Sunday but before the second presidential debate, shows Clinton with 46 percent support among likely voters in a four-way matchup, compared to 35 percent for Trump.


The Latest: Harvard economist 'thrilled' by Nobel

Oliver HartHarvard economist Oliver Hart says he's "thrilled" his work has received one of the highest honors of his profession.

"It's a recognition that your work has been valuable. That's what we all want," he said at a news conference Monday at the university's economics department.

"I can't deny that the thought had crossed my mind that I might win it. But I could not imagine the phone actually ringing," Hart said later in an interview with the AP.


Paul Ryan abandons Trump campaign

Ryan abandons TrumpSpeaker Paul Ryan told House Republicans on a conference call Monday morning that he’s done defending Donald Trump and will focus on maintaining his party’s increasingly imperiled House majority, according to sources on the call.

The message amounted to a concession by the highest-ranking elected Republican that his nominee for president can’t win — and lawmakers should act accordingly to save themselves and preserve a Republican Congress to act as a check on Hillary Clinton.


Christopher Columbus: The myth that keeps on giving

Christopher Columbus mythOn October 12, 1492, a geographically misguided voyager by the name of Christopher Columbus happened upon the so-called New World.

Five centuries later, famed Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano would refer to the day as the one on which "America discovered capitalism" as Columbus, "financed by the kings of Spain and the bankers of Genoa, brought this novelty to the Caribbean islands".


Ken Thompson, Brooklyn's First Black District Attorney, Dies at 50

Ken Thompson diesBrooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson died Sunday at the age of 50 after 32 months in office, officials said.

Thompson’s sudden death at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center came as a shock to the city, which was already reeling from his announcement Tuesday that he was seriously ill with cancer and was going on leave to be treated.

His family was with him when he died.


Trump, companies accused of mistreating women in at least 20 lawsuits

Trump lawsuitsOne woman sued Donald Trump’s Miami resort saying she lost her job because she got pregnant.

Two others claimed they were fired after complaining that co-workers sexually harassed them.

And a number of women testified in a lawsuit that Trump himself repeatedly instructed managers to hire younger, prettier workers at his Los Angeles golf club.


Donald Trump’s grotesque pre-debate stunt: Appears with women who have accused Bill Clinton of rape

Trump stuntDonald Trump’s trolling has hit a new low.

In a truly unprecedented move, the Republican presidential nominee held a pre-debate press conference with some of the women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual assault or unwanted sexual advances.

In a move clearly orchestrated by campaign CEO Steve Bannon, Trump delivered the attack campaign against rival Hillary Clinton that the right-wing media has craved for over two decades and attempted to deflect attention away from the leaked audio in which Trump boasts of sexual assault.


Cornered Trump Could Go Nuclear At Debate, Defies Calls To Quit Race Over Vulgar Video

Trump  campaign in turmoilRepublican Donald Trump on Sunday struck a defiant tone in the face of calls for him to abandon the U.S. presidential race, attacking prominent Republicans and saying he has “tremendous support” despite a storm over his vulgar comments about women.

On a day in which Trump was due to debate Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a month ahead of the Nov. 8 election, Trump took to social media to try to squelch any speculation that he could leave the race.


Canada Sets the Trend on Climate

Canada climate change setterCanada is an unlikely model for climate-change policy. As things stand, it’s a long way from keeping the promise it made as part of the Paris agreement to sharply cut carbon emissions. But its government is now proposing to make this right -- and with an approach that deserves to be widely copied.

This week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a national carbon tax, starting at C$10 ($8) a ton in 2018 and rising to C$50 by 2022. The plan isn’t perfect, but the basic idea is right.


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