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Trump Adviser Spoke with Russian Ambassador Five Months Before the Election [THE INDEPENDENT]

Andrew Buncombe New York A former adviser to Donald Trump has told The Independent he met with the Russian ambassador to the US five months before the election to discuss how Moscow and Washington could work together to tackle Islamist extremism if the New York tycoon became President. The adviser, Jeffrey “JD” Gordon, said he spoke to Sergey Kislyak at the Republican National Convention in July about Mr Trump’s desire to reset the strategic relationship. He said he knew the Republican nominee was interested in whether the US military might work with Russia to combat Isis…

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Who is Russia’s US ambassador Sergei Kislyak? [POLITICO]

Two senior Republicans – Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former national security adviser Michael Flynn – have found themselves in hot water over contacts with Russia’s US ambassador Sergei Kislyak. But who is he? A career diplomat whose service in Washington began during the Cold War, Mr Kislyak is an established figure on the diplomatic circuit known for courteously but doggedly pushing Russia’s position at lunches and policy forums. The furore is more over what Mr Flynn and Mr Sessions have said – or not said – about their discussions…

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Clinton Campaign In ‘Panic Mode’ Over Florida Black Voters – POLITICO

Will hot sauce in her bag and doing the ‘nae nae’ be enough for Clinton to win the Black Vote in November?

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What You Missed While Not Watching the First 2016 Presidential Debate — TIME

0 minutes. This is what you get America. No one is exactly sure why. But it happened: Nine percent of the U.S. population cast ballots for the two major-party nominees. Now only a third of voters describe either as honest and trustworthy. Democracy is strange and unpredictable in exactly the way NBC anchor Lester Holt… via What You Missed While Not Watching the First 2016 Presidential Debate — TIME

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Almost Half of Voters Think Hillary Clinton Will Win First Presidential Debate — TIME

The first presidential debate, starring Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump is scheduled for this evening, 9/26  at 9PM. The Debate will be held at Hofsfra University in Long Island, New York and moderated by NBC NEws Anchor Lester Holt. The debate is scheduled for 90 minutes with six 15-minute time slots for the following topics: America’s Direction, Achieving Prosperity and Securing America.  The debate will air on NBC, CBS and ABC, as well as CNN, PBS and Fox News. Multiple news source outlets, such as NYTimes…

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How Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Are Prepping for Debates — TIME

If you only read one thing: Four weeks from tonight, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off in the first of three debates organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates. The first, at Hofstra University near your newsletter author’s lovingly maligned Nassau Coliseum, will feature six 15-minute segments on topics selected by the as-yet-to-be-named… via How Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Are Prepping for Debates — TIME

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Democrats Sit-In on House Floor Until Vote on Gun Control

VIA POLITICO: As the number of Democrats on the floor grew, staffers brought in cases of bottled water, Coca-Cola and Diet Coke to the Democratic cloakroom. One Democratic member said the protest could stretch through the evening and possibly into Thursday.Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (S.C.) led a prayer, as members clasped hands in a circle. “How greatly we ache for those lives lost, those families destroyed, those communities that have been broken because of our refusal to speak up, stand up and support just laws that will ensure safety…

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Trump’s Popularity Nosedives in Critical Stretch

Via Politico: As he inches toward the GOP nomination, Donald Trump is becoming more and more disliked among American voters. By Steven Shepard 03/29/16 05:34 AM EDT   Donald Trump wasn’t wildly popular to begin with. And now he’s becoming even more disliked among American voters, creating a significant threat to his chances of winning the Republican presidential nomination. Trump is, by far, the GOP delegate leader – and the only candidate with a realistic shot at winning a majority of delegates before the July convention. But at the same…

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America Wants Obama to Select New Supreme Court Justice

New polls released by CNN/ORC suggests Americans are in favor of President Barack Obama picking a new Supreme Court Justice than his successor. by the numbers, 57 percent of voters want Obama to select who fills the vacant seat. Last week, March 16, the president announced his pick for the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS): Merrick Garland, a seasoned, moderate judge who has bipartisan support. Polls also show Americans are in favor of seeing congress nominate Merrick Garland to the supreme court, with 52 percent supporting. The GOP has…

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