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GOP congressman on Clinton: 'A lady needs to be told when she's being nasty'

(CNN) Republican Rep. Brian Babin on Thursday defended Donald Trump calling Hillary Clinton "a nasty woman" at the final presidential debate, saying "sometimes a lady needs to be told when she's being nasty."

Near the end of the debate Wednesday, Trump called Clinton "such a nasty woman" while she was answering a question on Social Security and Medicare. Trump's comment elicited a strong rebuke online, where the #nastywoman went viral.


Trump's incredible shrinking map; Six of the 11 battleground states are now in Hillary Clinton's poc

(Politico) In June, POLITICO identified 11 key battleground states — totaling 146 electoral votes — that would effectively decide the presidential election in November. A new examination of polling data and strategic campaign ad buys indicates that six of those 11 are now comfortably in Hillary Clinton’s column.


Female accuser says Trump grabbed her at U.S. Open in 1998

(Politico) Another woman emerged Thursday accusing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of having groped her in the past. Karena Virginia, a self-described wellness expert and TV personality, alleged that Trump grabbed her arm and touched her breast during an encounter at the U.S. Open in Flushing, Queens, New York, in 1998.

“Hey, look at this one,” she recalled overhearing Trump telling a group of men. “We haven’t seen her before. Look at those legs.” Virginia, speaking alongside attorney Gloria Allred during a news conference in New York, said the interaction occurred while she was waiting for a car to take her home.


Ezra Klein: Hillary Clinton’s 3 debate performances left the Trump campaign in ruins

(Vox) The third and final presidential debate has ended, and it can now be said: Hillary Clinton crushed Donald Trump in the most effective series of debate performances in modern political history.

The polling tells the story. As Nate Silver notes, on the eve of the first presidential debate, Clinton led by 1.5 points. Before the second, she was up by 5.6 points. Before the third, she was winning by 7.1 points. And now, writing after the third debate — a debate in which Trump said he would keep the nation “in suspense” about whether there would be a peaceful transition of power, bragged about not apologizing to his wife, and called Clinton “such a nasty woman” — it’s clear that Trump did himself no favors. Early polls also suggest Clinton won.

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