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Nicholas Kristof: Is Donald Trump a Racist?

(NYT) HAS the party of Lincoln just nominated a racist to be president? We shouldn’t toss around such accusations lightly, so I’ve looked back over more than 40 years of Donald Trump’s career to see what the record says.

One early red flag arose in 1973, when President Richard Nixon’s Justice Department — not exactly the radicals of the day — sued Trump and his father, Fred Trump, for systematically discriminating against blacks in housing rentals.

I’ve waded through 1,021 pages of documents from that legal battle, and they are devastating. Donald Trump was then president of the family real estate firm, and the government amassed overwhelming evidence that the company had a policy of discriminating against blacks, including those serving in the military.

applegrove

More Thought GOP Convention Was a ‘Disaster’

(Political Wire) A new RABA Research poll finds that 37% of Americans considered the Republican National Convention “a disaster,” while just 24% called it a “success.”

Women voters called the convention a “disaster” instead of a “success” by a 3 to 1 margin.

Among young voters, a whopping 55% called the convention a “disaster,” as opposed to just 13% calling it a “success.”

rjsquirrel

Josh Marshall: Trump & Putin. Yes, It's Really a Thing

Over the last year there has been a recurrent refrain about the seeming bromance between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. More seriously, but relatedly, many believe Trump is an admirer and would-be emulator of Putin's increasingly autocratic and illiberal rule. But there's quite a bit more to the story. At a minimum, Trump appears to have a deep financial dependence on Russian money from persons close to Putin. And this is matched to a conspicuous solicitousness to Russian foreign policy interests where they come into conflict with US policies which go back decades through administrations of both parties. There is also something between a non-trivial and a substantial amount of evidence suggesting Putin-backed financial support of Trump or a non-tacit alliance between the two men.

emulatorloo

Krugman: "Donald Trump, the Siberian Candidate"

(NYT) If elected, would Donald Trump be Vladimir Putin’s man in the White House? This should be a ludicrous, outrageous question. After all, he must be a patriot — he even wears hats promising to make America great again.

But we’re talking about a ludicrous, outrageous candidate. And the Trump campaign’s recent behavior has quite a few foreign policy experts wondering just what kind of hold Mr. Putin has over the Republican nominee, and whether that influence will continue if he wins.

Doctor Jack

I was wrong about Kaine

Until yesterday, I called him "boring" and "dull" and "uninspiring". I gladly admit that I was 100% wrong. Senator Kaine is fiery and passionate but at the same time calm and folksy. He really is like a slightly more soft spoken Joe Biden. Positive and friendly but looks like he could shiv you with no problem, all with a smile on his face. He is the quintessential opposite of Donald Trump. Excellent choice!

RandySF

Trump probably can't win Ohio, says state's governor, John Kasich

(Philly.com) A "divider" like GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will have a hard time winning Ohio, an important battleground that could help decide the election in November, said Buckeye State Gov. John Kasich, a former Republican presidential candidate.

"Ohio's a snapshot of the country. People in Ohio want to see a positive agenda, a positive way to move forward," Kasich said Friday in an interview at the Union League of Philadelphia. He attended a fund-raiser for Brian Fitzpatrick, a Bucks County Republican running for an open congressional seat.

piechartking

Ok. Tim Kaine is killing it

And love how he keeps interspersing his Spanish ....crowd seems to love it. Just seems like an all-around good guy.

This may be exactly the right branding for the Clinton campaign as a stark contrast to hum-Trump.

Joe the Revelator

I've been asked 3 times now how I could be a Bernie supporter and be such a vocal lover of Kaine

I worked for Tim Kaine's campaigns, I've been around Tim Kaine, I've been following his career for 20 years. When I wanted inspiration trying to turn VA Blue in the aughts, I didn't turn to Mark Warner, he is a great man and politician, but no liberal, I turned to Tim Kaine. The man was the most liberal local politician i could find in my state in 2001. He's been a great liberal ambassador to this state and will be a great Vice President for this country.

LoverOfLiberty

President Obama on Hillary's choice of Tim Kaine as VP

I wanted to take a moment to tell you why I'm so proud that Hillary has chosen Senator Tim Kaine to join her on the Democratic ticket this fall.

Nothing can really prepare you for this job. You come to learn that it's about having a firm grasp of the issues, sound judgment, and the tenacity never to stop fighting to make people's lives better...

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