Trump nearly quintupled the monthly rent his presidential campaign pays for its headquarters at Trump Tower to $169,758 in July, when he was raising funds from donors, compared with March, when he was self-funding his campaign, according to a Huffington Post review of Federal Election Commission filings. The rent jumped even though he was paying fewer staff in July than he did in March.
What was almost certainly in the email Powell sent Clinton was the story of his successful efforts to drag the State Department into the modern age. I worked for State during that period of time, and watched it happen.
When the rest of the world was working on PCs and using then-modern software in their offices, State clung to an old, clunky mainframe system made by the now-defunct company WANG. WANG's version of a word processor was only a basic text editor with no font or formatting tools. Spell check was an option many locations did not have installed. IBM had bid on a contract to move State to PCs in 1990, but was rejected in favor of a renewal of the WANG mainframes.
Although a conservative group investigating Hillary Clinton’s relationship with donors to the Clinton Foundation maintains that newly released emails prove she granted special “access” and “favors,” during her State Department tenure, nonpartisan experts say that Judicial Watch is right about the former but has not yet proven the latter.
Their insights are important as the Clinton Foundation, the family’s charity, becomes a crucial flash point in the 2016 presidential campaign.
For Donald Trump, real estate magnate, casino mogul and reality TV star, it's clear there's no such thing as bad publicity.
Even so, it's hard to imagine he will embrace Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power (Scribner, 347 pp., ***½ out of four stars), The Washington Post's dive into the Republican presidential nominee's life and business record.
Donald Trump's paid campaign staffers have declared on their personal social media accounts that Muslims are unfit to be U.S. citizens, ridiculed Mexican accents, called for Secretary of State John Kerry to be hanged and stated their readiness for a possible civil war, according to a review by The Associated Press of their postings.
The AP examined the social media feeds of more than 50 current and former campaign employees who helped propel Trump through the primary elections. The campaign has employed a mix of veteran political operatives and outsiders. Most come across as dedicated, enthusiastic partisans, but at least seven expressed views that were overtly racially charged, supportive of violent actions or broadly hostile to Muslims.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday his plan to review each Virginia felon who wishes to have his or her voting rights restored after having served their prison sentence.
"Restoring the rights of Virginians who have served their time and live, work and pay taxes in our communities is one of the pressing civil rights issues of our day,” Governor McAuliffe said at the Virginia Civil Rights Memorial in Richmond. "I have met these men and women and know how sincerely they want to contribute to our society as full citizens again."
Donald Trump lashed out at MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” by calling hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough “clowns” and suggesting that they’re dating.
The feud between Trump and the MSNBC hosts is long running. Brzezinski and Scarborough have repeatedly criticized the Republican nominee over his various controversial comments and policies. Earlier on Monday, the show mocked a speech he made over the weekend as sounding “like he’s had a lot to drink.”
But the show has also taken shots at Trump’s Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, over the private email server she used while in office, as well as her family foundation’s acceptance of donations from foreign countries with poor human rights records.
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