Donald Trump is right. American elections are rigged. But he's wrong about the rigging, the riggers, and the victims. Trump says that the media, the Republican Party, and unnamed groups are conspiring to somehow predetermine the results of the presidential vote on Nov. 8.
Why Sen. Kennedy was offended about his conversation with Bill Clinton (page 218): "Recounting the conversation later to a friend, Teddy fumed that Clinton had said, A few years ago this guy would have been getting us coffee." Clinton senior strategist Mark Penn boasted to his staff how many times he managed to say "cocaine" on that famous Hardball segment (page 163).
On Monday, a group of hackers dubbing themselves the Shadow Brokers took to the web with an audacious offer: For 1 million bitcoin, they would hand over an archive of potent computer cracks they hinted had come from inside the National Security Agency. To prove that their bounty was real, they shared several examples.
A former military officer with knowledge of NCA procedures helps fill in some of the details. Let's say that the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) detects an inbound air warning; the NMCC immediately calls the Sit Room or the military aide, which plugs in the President, who then provides an alpha-numeric code to verify his identity.
More than one president considered strategic use of the nuclear threat during the Cold War. Donald Trump has been excoriated over a report that he asked a foreign policy adviser why the U.S. couldn't actually ever use nuclear weapons. "If we have them, why can't we use them?"
Hillary Clinton will fly out of Philadelphia with a clear template for campaigning against Donald Trump. But because fear persuades more powerfully than hope, and because Trump is a natural template disrupter, Clinton must prepare to be strategically and tactically nimble in the fall.
When Donald Trump tweeted after Bernie Sanders' speech that Sanders "totally sold out to Crooked Hillary Clinton. All of that work, energy and money, and nothing to show for it! Waste of time!" he was exactly half right. Maybe you'll quibble with the verb, but Sanders did capitulate to Hillary Clinton.
I don't believe in conspiracies until I find proof to support them. I find guilt-by-association arguments illogical and unfair, overused by politicians and pundits alike. But the theory that Russia facilitated the leaking of tens of thousands of emails, some of them damning, from the Democratic National Committee, cannot be dismissed as trifling.
Donald Trump's unstinting focus on law and order, his repeated flouting of liberal social pieties, and his promise to restore luster and a pulse to America's economy, landed on many deaf ears Thursday night. Of that I have no doubt.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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