Donald Trump Charity Gave to Jenny McCarthys Anti-Vaxx Crusade TIM MAK 09.30.16 12:03 AM ET
Donald Trump has not only spread dangerous misinformation about the links between vaccines and autism, but hes also given money to the anti-vaxxer cause.
His monetary support for the conspiracy theory came in the form of a $10,000 check to an anti-vaccine charity run by former Playboy model and television host Jenny McCarthy.
GOP nominee also spoke at length with the New York Times about the marital infidelities of former president Bill Clinton, insisting Hillary was an enabler
Alan Yuhas @alanyuhas Friday 30 September 2016 21.39 EDT
Donald Trump said on Friday that he would not necessarily accept the results of the presidential election in the event that Hillary Clinton defeated him, reversing his statement four days earlier that he would absolutely respect them.
After the first presidential debate on Monday, the Republican nominee told reporters absolutely I would honor the results of the election should he lose. In an interview with the New York Times on Friday, he backtracked: Were going to have to see. Were going to see what happens. Were going to have to see.
Earlier that day at a rally in Detroit, Trump resurfaced fears of voter fraud and his unsubstantiated complaints of a rigged election. He told supporters that voter fraud is a big, big problem in this country, although research has found a few dozen potential incidents of in-person voter fraud in 14 years of US elections. He also urged them to go and watch the polling places and make sure it is on the up and up.
Rick Snow said the additional income would be squandered on illegal activities.
09/30/2016 06:38 pm ET Emily Tate Politics Intern, The Huffington Post
The Maine Heritage Policy Center launched a campaign this week against a November referendum to raise the states minimum wage from $7.50 per hour to $12 per hour by 2020.
Its off to a rocky start.
The Center, which is connected to billionaires Charles and David Koch, announced its opposition during a press conference in the capital Augusta, where business owner Rick Snow, who is running for office in Maine, suggested that raising the wage would only provide more drug money to poorly paid workers.
Entrance money will be used in campaigns against Democratic candidates.
09/29/2016 03:49 am ET Ed Mazza Overnight Editor
A North Carolina gun rights group plans to raffle off an AR-15 rifle, 1,000 rounds of ammunition and a picture of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Of course, we wont tell you what to do with the photo, Grass Roots North Carolina stated on the page created to promote the raffle. But when we ran a picture of Hillary on the front of our newsletter, we heard it was very popular at the range.
Updated by German Lopez @germanrlopez firstname.lastname@example.org Aug 1, 2016, 1:30p
The science is clear on vaccines safety and efficacy. But the presidential candidates thoughts on vaccines? Well, theyre a mixed bag.
Over the past week, Green Party candidate Jill Stein whos a medical doctor by trade entered the heated political debate over vaccines by suggesting there are still "real questions" about the medical devices that scientists say are generally effective and safe. She later added that she supports vaccines, but has questions about how theyre regulated.
The small blow-up put attention on yet another bizarre element of the 2016 election: Out of the four big presidential candidates, only Hillary Clinton seems to be fully pro-vaccine, meaning shes the only one aligned with the scientific consensus on this issue.
Visit http://Newsweek.com on 9/29 for @kurteichenwald's cover story on how Donald Trump's company violated the US embargo against Cuba
The Arizona Republic backed Hillary Clinton and trashed Donald Trump in the process.
Rebecca Shapiro Senior Editor, The Huffington Post 09/28/2016 12:14 am ET
The Arizona Republic has only endorsed Republican candidates for president in its 126-year history.
But this year is different, the papers editorial board wrote on Tuesday.
Hillary Clinton has the temperament and experience to be president, the board wrote. Donald Trump does not.
The editorial also called out Trump for consistently making degrading comments toward women and minorities, which it said show a stunning lack of human decency.
Editorial Board September 25 at 7:17 PM
DEMOCRAT HILLARY CLINTON and Republican Donald Trump will debate on national television for the first time Monday night, and the stakes could not be higher. The presidency and, by extension, the countrys future maybe the worlds could hinge on what they say and how they say it.
In a fundamental sense, however, there is nothing much at stake, or shouldnt be, because there is not much more to learn: Mr. Trump has amply demonstrated his unworthiness to occupy the Oval Office. Its beyond his capacity in the upcoming 90-minute question-and-answer sessions to reverse or even substantially modify that conclusion.
By Chris Cillizza September 20
If you need to understand why Donald Trump has done so surprisingly well in the 2016 presidential race, you don't need to look any further than the controversy surrounding the soaring price of EpiPens.
On Tuesday, USA Today reported that Gayle Manchin, the wife of Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), urged states to require schools to stock EpiPens to deal with children with severe allergy issues. (Note: My son is one of these kids; he has a severe peanut allergy.) Gayle Manchin was, at the time, the head of the National Association of State Boards of Education.
As USA Today writes:
The associations move helped pave the way for Mylan Specialty, maker of EpiPens, to develop a near monopoly in school nurses offices. Eleven states drafted laws requiring epinephrine auto-injectors. Nearly every other state recommended schools stock them after what the White House called the "EpiPen Law" in 2013 gave funding preference to those that did.
What's the big deal, you ask? Just this: The Manchins' daughter, Heather Bresch, is the chief executive of Mylan, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures EpiPens.
But wait, there's more! Over the past eight years, the price of EpiPens has risen 461 percent while Bresch's salary as chief executive has gone up 671 percent, according to NBC News. In 2015, Bresch made $18.9 million in salary.