Headlines of the day: The electoral debacle redux

First up, Hillaryous subeterfyuge, via the Intercept:

Aide Planted Anti-Bank Comments in One Paid Clinton Speech to Throw Reporters Off the Scent

A top aide calculatingly inserted a passage critical of the financial industry into one of Hillary Clinton’s many highly-paid speeches to big banks, “precisely for the purpose of having something we could show people if ever asked what she was saying behind closed doors for two years to all those fat cats,” he wrote in an email  posted by Wikileaks.

And your PayPal payments are help the Trump campaign, with the company’s founder donating big to The Donald, via the San Francisco Chronicle:

Tech billionaire Peter Thiel is reportedly donating $1.25 million to Donald Trump

Thiel, a controversial figure in tech who co-founded PayPal and Palantir and sits on Facebook’s board, has supported Trump in the past and spoke at the Republican National Convention in July.

From Politico, not surprising:

Clinton advisers frustrated she wouldn’t apologize for emails

“I know this email thing isn’t on the level. I’m fully aware of that. But her inability to just do a national interview and communicate genuine feelings of remorse and regret is now, I fear, becoming a character problem (more so than honesty),” adviser Neera Tanden wrote to Podesta on Aug. 22, 2015 in a note titled, “Emails – My thoughts.”

From Salon, inevitable:

Armed Donald Trump supporters caught menacing Democratic campaign office

Donald Trump’s rhetoric is seeing real-life consequences


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