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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

During the first 2016 presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the Huffington Post kept a tally of the lies that each candidate told in their responses to Lester Holt's questions. The final HuffPo tally? Donald Trump: 16; Hillary Clinton: 0.

Although the media have made much of Clinton's "trust problem," data even beyond this debate tally suggest that Trump has a solid pattern of lying pretty much all the time, about any situation, especially those that might cast him in what he perceives as a negative light.

His reputation is such that this debate, like no debate before it, had every news media outlet promising intensive fact-checking of every assertion. Fact-checkers have probably never before been this employable and may be the true winners in this election. read more


The Last Of Israel's Founding Fathers

The last surviving leader of Israel's founding generation, Shimon Peres was a three-time prime minister, the architect of the country's secretive nuclear program and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to make peace with the Palestinians.

Peres, who died Tuesday at 93 according to Israeli officials, was at the center of recurring Middle East dramas throughout his more than six decades of public life.

Still in his mid-20s, Peres was put in charge of securing weapons for the main paramilitary in Israel's 1948 war of independence, and he remained in prominent roles until he stepped down as the country's president in 2014, at age 90. read more


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Plunging the future of the 2016 Presidential debates into doubt, Donald J. Trump said on Tuesday morning that he would not participate in the remaining two debates if Hillary Clinton is there.

Trump blasted the format of Monday night's debate by claiming that the presence of Clinton was "specifically designed" to distract him from delivering his message to the American people.

"Every time I said something, she would say something back," he said. "It was rigged."

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Since being founded by a former Ku Klux Klan leader in 1996, Stormfront has been the internet's premier destination for white nationalist and neo-Nazi keyboard warriors everywhere. And even they think Hillary Clinton won the debate tonight.

Of course, not everyone on the site is in agreement, but a bizarre number of them (which is to say, more than one) think ol' Hil-LIE-ry had it in the bag: read more


Anyone who watched Monday night's presidential debate might think we're losing the war on crime. "We have a situation where we have our inner cities, African-Americans, Hispanics are living in Hell because it's so dangerous," Donald Trump said. "You walk down the street, you get shot."

It's a scary notion. But it's simply not true.

New data from the Brennan Center for Justice show that crime remains near all-time lows, and despite an increase in murder in a handful of cities, America is still safer today than it has been in decades. Today's violent crime rate is around half of what it was in 1990. read more


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