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‘Stop whining,’ Barack Obama tells Donald Trump

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President Barack Obama on Tuesday tore into Donald Trump for sowing suspicion about the integrity of the U.S. election, telling the Republican presidential nominee to “stop whining” and focus on winning votes. Obama called Trump’s intensifying, pre-emptive warnings about voter fraud “unprecedented” in modern politics. The rhetoric is not based on any evidence, Obama said, but is simply aimed at discrediting the election before the first votes are counted. “You start whining before the game’s even over?” Obama said at…

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Twitter: 17 million-plus tweets sent about the debate, most ever

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Twitter says Sunday’s presidential debate was the most tweeted ever, with more than 17 million tweets related to the forum sent. The social media platform says the question of Republican nominee Donald Trump‘s treatment of women dominated the online conversation. Trump’s disagreement with running mate Mike Pence over Syria was the top tweeted moment. That’s followed by Trump saying he was a gentleman and his threatening to jail Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton if he’s elected president. Clinton walked away from…

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Marco Rubio, Patrick Murphy look confident before Florida’s Senate primary

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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy are campaigning as if Tuesday’s primary was already over and they won their parties’ nominations for U.S. Senate. And it may be for good reason. Rubio’s main challenger, Carlos Beruff, appeared to throw in the towel, essentially shutting down the campaign he’d sunk $8 million of his own money into. And Murphy’s main challenger, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, has been damaged by ethics and domestic abuse allegations, leaving Murphy to focus…

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Martin Dyckman: With ‘colossal liar’ Donald Trump, nightmares could become reality

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Donald Trump has audacious proposals to wall off Mexico and bar Muslim immigrants, but he hasn’t said how he would stop people from sneaking around the barriers or overstaying visas. How might he manage that? Let’s surmise one way. He could be planning to implant every lawful resident with an identification chip like those the veterinarian offers to your dog or cat. The process is relatively painless and doesn’t cost much. Newborns and legitimate visitors would be first. Others would…

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Mary Jo Melone: Hillary Clinton, without apology

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Like Donald Trump’s narcissism, the misogyny driving the vitriol aimed at Hillary Clinton is bottomless. The best that can be said of the legions of her critics is that some, women among them, don’t know history. Worse yet, few who are puzzled by the vitriol directed at Clinton bother to see her through the lens of her experience as a woman. Clinton is part of the last generation of women who could only gain access to political power through their…

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In NH speech, Marco Rubio once again calls Hillary Clinton a liar for her comments on Benghazi

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Rubio blasted Hillary Clinton in a speech in New Hampshire early Monday, going as far as calling for the former secretary of state not only incompetent, but a liar. “While she was leading the public and the families of the fallen to believe the attack in Benghazi happened because of a YouTube video, we now know she was admitting in private emails that it was the result of terrorism,” Rubio said while addressing an American Legion audience in Hooksett, New Hampshire.…

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Pope’s comments on global warming top notable quotes list

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Pope Francis‘ comments that human activity is mostly to blame for global warming top a list of the most notable quotes of 2015, as compiled by a Yale Law School librarian who also included several sound bites from the U.S. presidential campaign. Fred Shapiro, an associate librarian at the law school, said the 10th annual “Yale Book of Quotations” list of most notable quotes, released Tuesday, doesn’t necessarily contain the most “eloquent or admirable quotations,” but rather ones that were…

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