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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

MSNBC Politics

First Read's Morning Clips: Chipping Away

Yesterday
A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day.

Can John McCain Survive the Year of Donald Trump?

Yesterday
John McCain faces a Trump-like primary opponent Tuesday and the challenges only mount for the general election this fall. by Perry Bacon Jr.

Battle for Soul of Dems Fizzles Into Race to Face Rubio

Yesterday
As voters head to the polls Tuesday, Democrats of all stripes are relieved to see the end of an awkward primary for the state's open Senate seat. by Alex Seitz-Wald

Poll: Trump Chips Away at Clinton's National Lead

Yesterday
Hillary Clinton's national lead over Donald Trump has narrowed slightly to 6 points, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll. by Hannah Hartig and John Lapinski and Stephanie Psyllos

How Clinton, Trump Are Preparing for Debates

Yesterday
The first presidential debate is just weeks away. Already, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are preparing for battle. What can we expect from these tw

Trump Touts 'Major' Immigration Speech

Yesterday
Donald Trump is expected to hit Hillary Clinton for her policies on "amnesty" during his highly anticipated immigration speech Wednesday.

Melissa Etheridge on Trump: 'We Created Him'

Yesterday
Music icon Melissa Etheridge, a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter, tells NBC OUT why she's 'grateful' Donald Trump is running for president.

Pro-Trump Pastor Defends Blackface Tweet, Then Deletes it

2 days ago
Burns deleted the tweet and put up a video post with the caption, "I want to Apologize for my Twit (sic) that many found to be offensive."

Trump Surrogate Mark Burns Defends Blackface Tweet

2 days ago
Pastor Mark Burns defends his controversial tweet, which depicts Hillary Clinton in blackface, and explains why he supports Donald Trump.

Who Is Huma Abedin? Clinton's Embattled Right-Hand Woman

2 days ago
As befits a close aide of Hillary Clinton, the world's most scrutinized woman, everything about Huma Abedin projects privacy and discretion. by Irin Carmon

Russians Hacked Two U.S. State Election Systems

2 days ago
Officials are concerned that the Russians are attempting to interfere in the U.S. election and sow doubt about the electoral process. by Robert Windrem and William M. Arkin and Ken Dilanian

The Lid: Trump's Complicated Rhetoric About Race Continues

2 days ago
Trump isn't acknowledging his historically low poll numbers with black voters. by Carrie Dann

Analysis: ID Law a Needless Barrier to Voting

2 days ago
A federal appeals court on Friday offered what some described as a compromise over Wisconsin's strict voter ID law, but a closer look suggests the new rules will still keep eligible voters from the polls. by Zachary Roth

African-Americans in the South Face New Barriers to Vote

2 days ago
A wave of new voting laws has emerged in the Southern states, potentially disenfranchising a large percentage of unregistered African-Americans. by Max Garland and Alex Amico and Ali Schmitz and Phillip Jackson and Pam Ortega/News21

Trump Has Donated to Weiner's Political Campaigns

2 days ago
Donald Trump has had few good things to say about Anthony Weiner in recent years, but he has also been repeat donor of the disgraced Democrat.

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