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The Smoking Gun: Trump, The Least Charitable Billionaire

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  1. http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/salma-hayek-claims-repeatedly-rejected-9100903

  2. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...magazine-story-saying-short-rejected-him.html
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    Latest Trump accuser says he hugged, kissed her without permission | CNN Politics

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    Another woman is publicly accusing Donald Trump of inappropriate sexual contact, alleging the GOP nominee touched and kissed her a decade ago during a charity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

    Jessica Drake is at least the 11th woman to accuse Trump of unwanted sexual advances since the surfacing of a 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape in which Trump brags about being able to grope and kiss women.

    Drake, an adult film performer and director, claimed at a news conference in Los Angeles Saturday that Trump asked her for her phone number and invited her to his suite the night they met in 2006. She went and brought along two other women to accompany her because she said she did not feel comfortable attending alone.

    "He grabbed each of us tightly, in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission," said Drake, who is being represented by Gloria Allred, the women's rights attorney who has represented other women -- including two other Trump accusers -- in high-profile sexual assault cases.

    Feeling uncomfortable, Drake said she left after about 30 to 45 minutes but later received a phone call from one of Trump's representatives, who invited her to his room alone. Drake declined.

    According to Drake, Trump himself then got on the phone with her, asking her to come back and to go out to dinner or attend a party with him, but she again declined.

    He then asked, "What do you want? How much?" Drake said.

    After she turned down his invite, she said he eventually offered her $10,000 and use of his private jet if she accepted.

    At the news conference, Allred showed a photograph of Trump and Drake together.

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    http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/22/politics/donald-trump-jessica-drake/

    Porn star Jessica Drake is 11th woman to allege Donald Trump sexual misconduct | The Guardian

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/22/trump-news-porn-star-jessica-drake-gloria-allred

    11th Woman Accuses Donald Trump of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior | NBC News

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...d-trump-inappropriate-sexual-behavior-n671171

    Eleventh Woman Accuses Trump of Sexual Misconduct | TIME

    http://time.com/4541817/donald-trump-jessica-drake/
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  4. http://variety.com/2016/biz/news/donald-trump-accuser-karena-virginia-us-open-groping-1201895292/

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    Vote for Xenu! Scientologists are looking to L. Ron Hubbard for advice on the coming election

    By Tony Ortega, October 23, 2016

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    Several weeks ago, we pointed out that a lot of observers are making comparisons between Donald Trump and L. Ron Hubbard. And while we understood why, we pointed out that it was Hillary Clinton who would actually bring more Scientology baggage with her to the White House. Now, Rod Keller, who keeps an eye on social media for us, takes a look at how Scientologists themselves are talking about the coming vote.

    Presidential elections in the U.S. are just a little more than two weeks away, and Scientologists are sharing their political opinions on social media with the writings of L. Ron Hubbard in mind. English Scientologist John Mappin (pictured above) cannot vote, but has long supported Donald Trump. He has now has issued a press release using Hubbard’s theories to explain those who are opposed to the candidate.

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    http://tonyortega.org/2016/10/23/vo...on-hubbard-for-advice-on-the-coming-election/
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    Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton Third Debate Cold Open - SNL



    Saturday Night Live

    Chris Wallace (Tom Hanks) moderates the final debate between Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) and Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon).
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    A weird thing happens when you look up Trump TV

    If Trump doesn't make it to the Oval Office on Election Day, it appears the business mogul has a backup plan: Trump TV.

    For weeks, rumors have been circulating that Trump is planning to build his own media network after the election. It seems like a natural fit for reality show star, with one small obstacle: the domain Trump.tv.

    Visitors who head to www.trump.tv are greeted with the following message:

    "He wasn't even organized enough to purchase this domain (or www.trump.tv) at public auction, and he wants to run the U.S.A.?" the site reads.

    According to the page, Trump's attorneys reached out to the domain for trademark infringement. But the site's owner isn't backing down just yet.

    "Days after I won this domain at public auction I received a letter from Trump attorneys threatening to sue me for trademark infringement for purchasing this domain. Guess who still owns the domain ... not that guy!" the site says.

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    http://mashable.com/2016/10/23/donald-trump-tv-failure/

    http://www.trump.tv/ and http://www.trump.org/
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    Ex-Trump aides tied to firm that tried to expand Russia’s spying efforts | New York Post

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    Two of Donald Trump’s closest former aides have ties to a firm that tried to help the Russian government spy on its own people, sources told The Post.

    Former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and ex-“core’’ aide Rick Gates have financial links to EyeLock, which lobbied Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s government in a bid to expand the country’s domestic spying program, sources said.

    The Russians wanted to use “iris-reading’’ technology in their subways to scan riders’ eyes and ferret out those on “watch lists,’’ sources said.

    The company planned to help Russia hide the iris-scanning machines throughout Moscow’s stations, sources said. Just one scanner could have secretly read and collected biometric data from as many as 50 people per minute.

    The company didn’t win the contract. But its ties to Trump and Putin through the two men raises troubling questions over potential conflicts of interest, critic say.

    “This is quite an unusual business relationship for senior presidential campaign staff members to have with a foreign government,” a former White House official told The Post.

    “It raises a lot of questions about national security and what should have been publicly disclosed to get a better handle on ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.”

    Trump has tried to downplay any potential issues involving his own business empire and the Russian government by insisting, among other things, “I don’t know Putin.’’

    But his two aides were unable to distance themselves. Manafort resigned from the campaign in August amid growing heat over his ties to Ukraine’s pro-Russian government. Gates hung on a bit longer — till last month — before he also stepped down.

    Through Manafort’s consulting company, David Manafort & Freeman, the pair had helped elect Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine’s pro-Putin president.

    The US Justice Department is now investigating whether the consulting company illegally used the US financial system to aid Yanukovich and his regime, according to reports.

    As for EyeLock LCC, Manafort was a major early investor, four sources close to the company said.

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    https://nypost.com/2016/10/23/ex-tr...-that-tried-to-expand-russias-spying-efforts/
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    Canada's two Trump towers facing troubles | BBC News

    In Vancouver, the developer of a new Trump Tower has been under pressure for months to drop the Republican presidential candidate's name from the project. Meanwhile, the Trump Tower in Toronto is the subject of a lawsuit after facing years of controversy.

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    Donald Trump's controversial run for US president is having an impact on his businesses in Canada and knock-on effects for those who have partnered with his brand.

    The opening date for the Vancouver hotel has been delayed until 2017, well after November's US election. A contest offering a chance to meet with the Trump family for the grand opening caused a stir.

    On the other side of the country, the Toronto building, which opened in 2012, has been the target of a lawsuit by small investors who claim they were misled into buying into the project. Its developer, Talon Development Inc, has tried to remove the Trump name from the troubled hotel and condominium complex.

    The story is similar in other countries.

    In Dubai, a firm building a golf complex with Mr Trump removed his name and image from the property. In Turkey, the developers of Trump Towers Istanbul have tried to distance themselves from the Republican hopeful. And there have been protests outside Trump buildings in the US.

    An Angus Reid Institute poll released in December indicated that 56% of Canadians supported having the Trump brand dumped from the two Canadian towers.

    Brent Toderian, a Vancouver-based city planner, was the first to openly oppose Trump branding on the 63-storey Canadian tower, designed by famed architect Arthur Erickson to have a distinctive 45-degree twist as it rose into the sky.

    "We've taken a building that is the second-tallest in the skyline, carefully planned at least in part by one of our most revered Canadian architects - a very elegant piece of architecture for our skyline - and retroactively duct-taped Trump's name to it," he said in an interview.

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37708665
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    Team Trump ready to point finger at Paul Ryan if Donald loses | New York Post

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    Team Trump has begun to hint that, if The Donald loses, a big reason will be the “betrayal” by House Speaker Paul Ryan. That gets things exactly backward.

    The Trumpers’ venom could have widespread repercussions — further dividing the party, hurting down-ballot candidates and even threatening Ryan’s reelection as speaker if the GOP holds the House.

    Continued here:
    https://nypost.com/2016/10/23/team-trump-ready-to-point-finger-at-paul-ryan-if-donald-loses/
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    Donald Trump Made ‘Apprentice’ Staff Work Through Hurricane Sandy Chaos | The Daily Beast

    As New York City called for a state of emergency during Hurricane Sandy, which left 53 people dead, Donald Trump forced staff to come to Trump Tower to shoot The Apprentice a few floors below his apartment—in between tweets challenging the president to produce his birth certificate.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...staff-work-through-hurricane-sandy-chaos.html
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    WATCH: Trump reveals his plans to punish media critics during incoherent TV interview | Raw Story

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    Donald Trump has said in the past that he wants to change our country’s libel laws to make it easier for people like him to sue critical media outlets — and now we have a better idea of what he’s considering.

    Per LawNewz, Trump this week told Miami-based television station WFOR-TV that he wants to change our libel laws so they’re a lot more like the ones in England that allow people to more easily sue media outlets for publishing or broadcasting false information.

    “Well in England they have a system where you can actually sue if someone says something wrong,” he said. “Our press is allowed to say whatever they want and get away with it.”

    Trump then bizarrely tried to tout himself as a champion of the free press, even though he had just said that media outlets should get sued if “someone says something wrong.”

    “I’m a big believer tremendous believer of the freedom of the press,” he said. “Nobody believes it stronger than me but if they make terrible, terrible mistakes and those mistakes are made on purpose to injure people. I’m not just talking about me I’m talking anybody else then yes, I think you should have the ability to sue them.”

    What makes this so strange is that public figures already can sue media outlets if they can prove that false information was printed with either malice or reckless disregard for the truth. What Trump seemed to have been calling for earlier, however, was a looser standard that would apply to any incorrect information, regardless of whether it was published with intent to harm.

    Later in the interview, Trump fumed that the government couldn’t force media outlets to publicly apologize to him for getting facts wrong.

    “Over here they don’t have to apologize,” said the candidate who has never once apologized for getting something wrong during his whole campaign. “They can say anything they want about you or me and there doesn’t have to be any apology.”

    Continued here with video:
    https://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/wa...media-critics-during-incoherent-tv-interview/
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    Jill Harth, who accused Trump of sexual assault, threatens to countersue | The Guardian

    On Monday, Harth’s lawyer, Lisa Bloom, said attempts to threaten Trump’s accusers into silence would not work.

    “My law firm will continue to proudly represent Jill and any other accusers sued by Donald Trump and crowd-fund defense costs,” Bloom said in a statement, adding that she would subpoena Trump’s business and personal records for “any recordings that may exist in which he brags about sexual assault”.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news...xual-harassment-lawsuit-jill-harth-countersue
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    Trump took $17 million in insurance for damage few remember | The Associated Press

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    Donald Trump said he received a $17 million insurance payment in 2005 for hurricane damage to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, but The Associated Press found little evidence of such large-scale damage.

    Two years after a series of storms, the real estate tycoon said he didn't know how much had been spent on repairs but acknowledged he pocketed some of the money. Trump transferred funds into his personal accounts, saying that under the terms of his policy, "you didn't have to reinvest it."

    In a deposition in an unrelated civil lawsuit, Trump said he got the cash from a "very good insurance policy" and cited ongoing work to the historic home.

    "Landscaping, roofing, walls, painting, leaks, artwork in the — you know, the great tapestries, tiles, Spanish tiles, the beach, the erosion," he said of the storm damage. "It's still not what it was."

    Trump's description of extensive damage does not match those of Mar-a-Lago members and even Trump loyalists. In an interview about the estate's history, Trump's longtime former butler, Anthony Senecal, recalled no catastrophic damage. He said Hurricane Wilma, the last of a string of storms that barreled through in 2004 and 2005, flattened trees behind Mar-a-Lago, but the house itself only lost some roof tiles.

    "That house has never been seriously damaged," said Senecal, discussing Mar-a-Lago's luck with hurricanes. "I was there for all of them."

    Just over two weeks after Wilma, Trump hosted 370 guests at Mar-a-Lago for the wedding of his son Donald Jr.

    While part of that celebration did have to be moved away from the front lawn due to hurricane damage, wedding photographs by Getty Images showed the house, pools, cabanas and landscaping in good repair.

    Valuations for Mar-a-Lago are subjective, but Forbes estimated the 110,000-square-foot property's value at $150 million in its most recent appraisal of Trump's net worth. The estate's historic nature would add to any repair costs, but Tim Frank, Palm Beach's planning administrator at the time of the hurricanes, said $17 million in work would have required "dozens, maybe scores of workers." In 2004, Trump built a 20,000-square-foot ballroom from scratch for less than $6 million, according to building permits.

    Palm Beach building department records show no permits for construction on that scale after the storms. Permits reflected smaller projects, including installation of new grease traps in the kitchen and tree trimming along the road. The only permits that appeared hurricane-related were for $3,000 in repairs to storm-damaged outdoor lighting and the vacuuming of sand from the property's beachfront pool. Likewise, records of the city's Landmarks and Preservation Commission reflected no repair work conducted following the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons.

    The $17 million Mar-a-Lago insurance payment surfaced during a 2007 deposition in Trump's unsuccessful libel lawsuit against journalist Tim O'Brien, whom Trump accused of underestimating his wealth. As part of the case, O'Brien's attorneys were permitted to review Trump's financial records, including some from the Mar-a-Lago Club. They asked Trump to quantify the damage and explain why he had pocketed money instead of spending it on repairs.

    Trump said repairs were ongoing, but acknowledged he could not remember which hurricane had damaged Mar-a-Lago or when it hit.

    "We continue to spend the money because we continue to suffer the ravages of that hurricane," Trump said. "We're continuously spending money. It really beat up Mar-a-Lago very badly."

    The insurance adjustor who assessed the insurance claim, Hank Stein of VeriClaim Inc., said there had been damage to Trump's golf course in West Palm Beach and damage to Mar-a-Lago's roof and landscaping, but he could not remember details. Trump declined to provide the AP with records about the insurance claim or answer specific questions about damage at Mar-a-Lago.

    Stein, who has since left VeriClaim for another firm, said he remembered water damage from rain after windows to an observation deck atop the mansion blew open. "I wish I could give you some more information on the breakdown," he said.

    Under local rules, major repairs would have required Trump to request a permit and pay permit fees. If such work were performed without permits, that could have avoided as much as $450,000 in fees but would have likely been illegal.

    The city's former planning administrator said getting away with such extensive, unpermitted work would have been unlikely. Frank cited both his own agency's vigilance and wealthy Palm Beach residents' habit of calling out each other's code violations. Once, Trump's neighbors hired lawyers to report suspicions that he improperly let guests sleep in poolside cabanas during a wedding.

    "If there were $17 million dollars of damage, we sure as hell would have known about that," said Frank. "I would have known if there was anything in the magnitude of $100,000."

    The Republican mayor of Palm Beach at the time — and Mar-a-Lago member — Jack McDonald, agreed: "I am unable to comprehend $17 million in reimbursable damage."

    Continued here:
    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/1fef...took-17-million-insurance-damage-few-remember
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    Trump’s love affair with the polls is over | POLITICO

    Trailing Hillary Clinton, the GOP nominee now paints polls, once his favorite talking point, as another facet of the conspiracy against him.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/donald-trump-polls-230266

    Trump’s Campaign Is Launching a Nightly News Show on Facebook | WIRED

    Tonight, the Trump campaign is kicking off a show that will air on the candidate’s Facebook page every night at 6:30 pm ET via Facebook Live from the campaign war room at Trump Tower. The show will be hosted by Boris Epshteyn, a senior adviser to the campaign, Tomi Lahren, a conservative commentator for Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze, and Cliff Sims, another Trump adviser.

    https://www.wired.com/2016/10/trumps-campaign-launching-nightly-news-show-facebook/

    Trump Makes Bizarre Promise About His Legal Authority as President | Law News

    This weekend, to deflect some attention from the ever-growing list of women who have alleged sexual assault, Donald Trump has outlined his 100-day plan for for his proposed administration. In it, he has promised that for every federal regulation passed, two existing regulations must be eliminated. That “get one new, get rid of two” logic when the topic relates to updating one’s wardrobe, but it’s pretty far from realistic if we’re talking about laws.

    http://lawnewz.com/important/trump-makes-bizarre-promise-about-his-legal-authority-as-president/
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    Trump Cites Police, Military, ICE Endorsements That Didn't Happen | NBC News

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    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump frequently touts his support among law enforcement and military figures.

    On Monday, he told News4Jax that the United States military "conceptually" endorsed him and that "virtually every police department" in the country backed his bid for the presidency. During last week's third debate, Trump said his hardline stance on immigration and pledge to build a border wall had earned him an endorsement from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    But none of that is true.

    Federal agencies are barred by law from endorsing candidates in political elections. Under the Hatch Act, only the president, vice president and high-ranking administration officials are allowed to dip their toe in partisan waters.

    The Department of Defense, meanwhile, has its own set of guidelines that tightly restricts any active duty military or civilian personnel from publicly choosing political sides.

    The same applies to Trump's repeated claims about ICE, the agency tasked with deporting undocumented immigrants. Trump has doubled down during campaign rallies and onstage at debates by saying that ICE endorsed him.

    But the agency has not endorsed any candidate, nor is it able to. Instead the union representing ICE employees, National Immigration and Customs Enforcement Council, gave the Republican nominee its backing. And it represents just a quarter of the more than 20,000 employees that work at the agency.

    Trump did receive an endorsement from more than 88 retired military figures last month. His list of supporters included top military brass and Medal of Honor recipients, including Maj. Gen. Sidney Shachnow, a former Army beret and Holocaust survivor, and Vietnam veteran Rear Admiral Charles Williams.

    However, Trump's support from military quarters pales in comparison to what some Republican predecessors received when they ran for the Oval Office.

    Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee who lost in 2012, received a sweeping endorsement from 500 retired generals and admirals. The veterans banded together to release a full-page ad in the Washington Times highlighting their support.

    Trump has also overstated his standing with local police departments. He has picked up endorsements from the federal police union, the Fraternal Order of Police.

    But the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association in New York, the largest police union in the country with 23,000 members, has remained on the sidelines this election and has yet to back a candidate.

    Police departments as a whole do not typically endorse candidates in elections. Though that has not stopped Trump from saying they do.

    After a meeting with first responders and law enforcement officials in northern Florida on Monday, Trump later boasted on Twitter that he was honored for being endorsed by the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office.

    But the department did no such thing. The sheriff's office took to both Facebook and Twitter to make clear that despite Trump's comment, they have "NOT made any official endorsement."

    Source:
    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/201...litary-ice-endorsements-didn-t-happen-n672336
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    He probably has absolutely no understanding that federal regulations need enabling bills passed through Congress, either existing or new ones, and I'm sure that many of his "great ideas" will require new bills passed.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_of_Federal_Regulations

    Even an executive order can't override that:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_order

    In the unlikely event of his election, good luck to the person who has to explain all this to him.
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    Exclusive investigation: Donald Trump faces foreign donor fundraising scandal | The Telegraph

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    Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is facing a fundraising scandal after a Telegraph investigation exposed how key supporters were prepared to accept illicit donations from foreign backers.

    Senior figures involved with the Great America PAC, one of the leading "independent" groups organising television advertisements and grassroots support for the Republican nominee, sought to channel $2 million from a Chinese donor into the campaign to elect the billionaire despite laws prohibiting donations from foreigners.

    In return, undercover reporters purporting to represent the fictitious donor were assured that he would obtain “influence” if Mr Trump made it to the White House.

    Last week Eric Beach, the PAC’s co-chairman, confirmed to the reporters at an event in Las Vegas that their client's support would be "remembered" if Mr Trump became president.

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...ion-donald-trump-faces-foreign-donor-fundrai/

    These Skeevy Douchey Trump PAC Alleged Crimers Could Not Be Skeevier, Douchier, Crimier. LOOK AT THEM!

    http://wonkette.com/607893/these-sk...not-be-skeevier-douchier-crimier-look-at-them
  24. The Wrong Guy Member

    Listen to this ignorant windbag.

    Donald Trump Humiliates Himself On Fox News By Not Knowing What Obamacare Is

    Trump seems to think that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is a type of insurance plan that people buy.

    There is no such thing as Obamacare insurance. The Affordable Care Act is a law that reformed the US health insurance system. The insurance plans are provided in a competitive marketplace by private insurance companies.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/10/25/donald-trump-humiliates-fox-news-knowing-obamacare.html
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    American Bar Association article blasts Donald Trump as ‘libel bully’ and ‘loser’ who never won even one free-speech suit

    Donald Trump is a "libel bully" and a "loser" who, despite having "been involved in a mind-boggling 4,000 lawsuits," has never won a speech-related case, a bombshell report compiled by the American Bar Association said.

    But in an ironic twist, the article appeared to be held for publication by the ABA due to concerns that the group itself could face litigation over it.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-libel-bully-won-free-speech-suit-article-1.2844329
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    What Drives Donald Trump? Fear of Losing Status, Tapes Show | The New York Times

    The intense ambitions and undisciplined behaviors of Mr. Trump have confounded even those close to him, especially as his presidential campaign comes to a tumultuous end, and he confronts the possibility of the most stinging defeat of his life. But in the more than five hours of conversations — the last extensive biographical interviews Mr. Trump granted before running for president — a powerful driving force emerges: his deep-seated fear of public embarrassment.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/26/us/politics/donald-trump-interviews.html
  27. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/...-s-been-endorsed-conceptually-by-the-military
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    Claiming that the military would violate their oath of service?

    The guy just has no fucking clue.
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    Trump halts big-money fundraising, cutting off cash to the party | The Washington Post

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    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has effectively shut down his high-dollar fundraising operation for the rest of the campaign, a highly unusual move that deals another serious blow to the GOP's effort to finance its get-out-the-vote operation before Election Day.

    Steven Mnuchin, Trump's national finance chairman, said in an interview with The Washington Post on Tuesday that Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee between the party and the campaign, held its last formal fundraiser on Oct. 19. The luncheon was in Las Vegas on the day of the final presidential debate.

    “We’ve kind of wound down,” Mnuchin said. “But the online fundraising continues to be strong.”

    While Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is headlining her last fundraiser Tuesday night in Miami, her campaign has scheduled 41 other events between now and Nov. 3 featuring high-profile surrogates such as her daughter, Chelsea, running mate Tim Kaine and the entertainer Cher, according to a schedule sent to donors this weekend.

    Mnuchin said the Trump campaign decided to keep the candidate's final weeks focused on taking his message to the voters in person rather than on raising money. There may be a handful of events in coming days featuring Trump surrogates, including his son Donald Jr., according to people familiar with the internal discussions. But Mnuchin said “there is virtually nothing planned.”

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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...ey-fundraising-cutting-off-cash-to-the-party/
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    Anger unleashed: On the trail in Trump's America

    By Sara Murray, CNN

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    Somewhere along the campaign trail I fell into the habit of smiling back at members of the crowd as they jeered at me.

    Some days it felt like that was my armor -- a shield from the chants of "CNN sucks." Other times I hoped it would be a signal. "Hey, I'm just doing my job. I know you're mad at me, but I'm not mad at you."

    It was evident early on that Donald Trump was a different kind of candidate. He didn't just hold a grudge against the media -- a battle that's become the norm for Republican candidates. No, he held grudges with specific members of the media.

    I got an early taste of it in November 2015 when Trump called me out by name at a rally in South Carolina. He referred to me as a "total novice reporter" and did an unflattering impression of me doing a live shot. The crowd followed his lead, turning around to taunt me.

    For a year and a half I have followed Trump around the United States and, at times, overseas in his unlikely and in many ways unprecedented bid for the presidency.

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    http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/24/politics/girls-on-the-bus-covering-trump-sara-murray/

    CNN reporter Sara Murray: Donald Trump supporters keyed my car, cut truck cables | Salon

    https://www.salon.com/2016/10/25/cn...ump-supporters-keyed-my-car-cut-truck-cables/
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    Man waving “Blacks for Trump” sign at rallies is former member of violent cult | The Intercept

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    The self-appointed leader of “Blacks for Trump,” who stood directly behind the candidate at a campaign rally in Florida on Tuesday, is a former member of a violent religious cult and a radical preacher with extreme anti-Semitic and homophobic beliefs.

    The man, pictured throughout the rally behind Trump’s left shoulder, was born Maurice Woodside, but later changed his name to Michael the Black Man, as part of a personal reinvention after the cult leader he had followed for years, Yahweh ben Yahweh, was jailed in 1991 for a series of killings that included a gruesome beheading. Woodside was accused by his own brother, who was also in the cult, of taking part in two murders of outcast members, but was eventually acquitted.

    As the Miami New Times reported two weeks ago, when Michael was also positioned on the bleachers behind Trump at a rally, after leaving the cult he became known in conservative circles “an anti-gay, anti-liberal preacher with a golden instinct for getting on TV at GOP events.”

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    https://theintercept.com/liveblogs/...-trump-sign-rally-former-member-violent-cult/
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    O’Reilly to Trump: Calling the election ‘rigged’ is unpatriotic | The Blaze

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    Donald Trump found an unlikely adversary Tuesday night in Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who called the Republican presidential nominee’s recent talk of a “rigged” election “not a patriotic thing.”

    “The vote cannot be possibly rigged two weeks from tonight,” O’Reilly said. “And Mr. Trump should accept whatever happens at that vote, unless there’s compelling evidence of corruption. Undermining our electoral system is not a patriotic thing.”

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    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/201...p-calling-the-election-rigged-is-unpatriotic/

    Megyn Kelly said Trump might be a ‘sexual predator.’ Then things got very intense. | ThinkProgress

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    There are two weeks to go until Election Day and tensions are flaring on Fox News.

    In an interview with Newt Gingrich, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly suggested that Donald Trump might be a “sexual predator.” She based this on things he’s said (“We saw on that tape Trump himself saying he likes to grab women by the genitals and kiss them against their will”) and the many women who have came forward alleging Trump has sexually assaulted them.

    Gingrich, one of Trump’s most prominent supporters, become livid.

    “You are fascinated with sex and you don’t care about public policy,” Gingrich, who has been married three times, told Kelly.

    “I’m not fascinated by sex,” Kelly replied, “but I am fascinated by the protection of women and what we are getting in the oval office.”

    Things went downhill from there.

    Continued here:
    https://thinkprogress.org/kelly-gingrich-sexual-predator-646894dcb894
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    Republicans Threaten Lawsuits Over TV Ads Linking Them To Donald Trump | Huffington Post

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    Some Republicans are running so far away from their party’s nominee that they are threatening to sue TV stations for running ads that suggest they support Donald Trump.

    Just two weeks before Election Day, five Republicans ― Reps. Bob Dold (R-Ill.), Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), David Jolly (R-Fla.), John Katko (R-N.Y.) and Brian Fitzpatrick, a Pennsylvania Republican running for an open seat that’s currently occupied by his brother ― contend that certain commercials paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee provide false or misleading information by connecting them to the GOP nominee.

    Trump is so terrible, these Republicans are essentially arguing, that tying them to him amounts to defamation.

    Continued here:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/republican-tv-ads-trump_us_580e34b2e4b000d0b157b24f

    Trump Loyalists Planned Voter Intimidation Using Fake ID Badges, Fake Exit Polling -- Until Huffington Post Asked Them About It

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    Vote Protectors, the anti-voter-fraud group hosted by Donald Trump ally and political dirty trickster Roger Stone, plans to send volunteers to monitor polling places in nine cities with high minority populations on Election Day, Stone said last week. Untrained poll-watchers have intimidated voters in previous elections. But Vote Protectors is going further than its predecessors.

    Stone’s group created an official-looking ID badge for its volunteers to wear, and its volunteers planned to videotape voters and conduct fake “exit polls,” efforts that election experts say risks intimidating and confusing voters. Or at least that’s what the group was planning to do before The Huffington Post asked Stone about it on Tuesday. The controversial Trump ally, long known for his bare-knuckled political tactics, said that key proposals on his group’s websites were there without his knowledge, and assured HuffPost that he would operate within the confines of election law.

    Stone had initially refused to explain just how Vote Protectors planned to accomplish its goals. So on Monday, The Huffington Post responded to the group’s request for additional volunteers to work as “Exit Pollers and Citizen Journalists.”

    Continued here:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/vote-protectors-voter-intimidation_us_580e4e63e4b0a03911ee03bc
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