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Big questions about Melania Trump’s immigration status linger

Melania immigrant staus questionsIn early August, Trump pledged that his wife, Melania, a native of Slovenia, would hold a news conference explaining how she managed to navigate the onerous process of getting a green card. He made the pledge after a number of outlets raised questions about the timeline of her entry into the country.

Remember when the New York Post ran a front-page story showing nude photos of Melania Trump? (Yes, you do.) Politico realized that the date of that shoot, 1995, put her in the United States before 1996, the year she has said she arrived on a visa. After that story came out, Melania Trump tweeted a broad defense of her arrival.


Trump surrogate admits to falsifying biographical claims

Mark BurnsA Donald Trump surrogate who spoke at the Republican National Convention admitted he "overstated several details" of his biography after a CNN segment fact-checked claims made by the pastor.

In a pre-recorded interview with Victor Blackwell on "New Day Weekend," Pastor Mark Burns was asked about his online bio, which included claims that he graduated from North Greenville University, that he served in the Army Reserves, and was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, a historically African-American fraternity.


Trump and Atlantic City: the lessons behind the demise of his casino empire

Taj Mahal CasinoThe night of 2 April 1990 is one Tina Condos will never forget. It was the opening night of Donald Trump’s new $1.1bn Atlantic City casino, and Condos was working as a cocktail waitress serving drinks to Michael Jackson, Elle Macpherson and the other stars and socialites who had flown in for the big night.

Lit by $16m worth of chandeliers, Trump described the casino, then the most expensive ever built, as the “eighth wonder of the world”. The property tycoon now turned presidential candidate also promised it would transform the fortunes of the New Jersey coastal city.


Clinton camp rips Trump over his foundation's IRS troubles

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Under attack from Republicans over pay-for-play allegations, Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Friday took the opportunity to punch back, ripping Donald Trump over his own foundation's run-in with the Internal Revenue Service.

Trump's foundation — which the Clinton campaign refers to as the one “that has been caught in an actual pay-to-play scandal” — was forced to pay the IRS a $2,500 penalty this year following the revelation that the Trump Foundation improperly donated $25,000 to a political committee supporting Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi in 2013. The foundation failed to document the payment in its IRS filings. The fine was first revealed Thursday by the Washington Post.


2016 Debate Moderators Announced

2016 debate moderators announced The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Friday the moderators for the 2016 general-election presidential and vice-presidential debates. The first presidential debate, which will be held Monday, Sept. 26, at Hofstra University on Long Island, will be hosted by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt.

Eight days later, the first VP debate will take place at Longwood University in central Virginia, hosted by CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano.



Trump ‘Angel Moms’ cases: 4 shootings, 3 traffic accidents, a cancer death

Trump's Angel's MomDonald Trump’s speech in Phoenix setting forth his hard-line approach to immigration highlighted 10 “Angel Moms” – people who stepped up to the podium at the Trump event and said their family members had been killed by immigrants who were in the country illegally.

Who were the people killed and what happened to them?

Three of the deaths involved traffic accidents and four were of people killed in shootings, including a victim who was killed by her ex-boyfriend. Four of the cases took place in California and three in Arizona. Four of the crimes took place more than a decade ago, three of them during Republican administrations. One person died of cancer 12 years after being shot. The youngest victim was 17, the oldest, 35.


Trump’s Hispanic Advisers Ditch Him Over Hard-Right Immigration Plan

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is quickly losing some of his Hispanic advisers and supporters after a hardline anti-undocumented immigrant speech on Wednesday.

Jacob Monty, an immigration lawyer based in Houston, withdrew his support, and at least two other members of Trump’s National Hispanic Advisory Council have followed suit.

Monty said Trump’s speech made him question whether the businessman even wants to win.


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