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Sam Stein
Sam Stein is the Senior Politics Editor at the Huffington Post, based in Washington, D.C. Previously he has worked for Newsweek magazine, the New York Daily News and the investigative journalism group Center for Public Integrity. He has a masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is a graduate of Dartmouth College. Sam can be reached at

Entries by Sam Stein

Peter Thiel Tells GOP Convention: 'I Am Proud To Be Gay'

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 7:57 PM

CLEVELAND ― Peter Thiel on Thursday became the first openly gay Republican convention speaker in history to talk about his sexual orientation, and said he disagreed with portions of his party’s platform that restrict rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

“I am proud to...

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Trump Adviser Hints Trump May Back Primary Challenger To Cruz In '18

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 11:17 AM

CLEVELAND ― A close Donald Trump associate suggested on Thursday morning that the Republican nominee may put his extensive political capital behind boosting a primary challenger to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in 2018.

In characteristically colorful and biting terms, Roger Stone harshly criticized Cruz...

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This Cannot Be The Convention That Donald Trump Wanted

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 11:30 PM

CLEVELAND ― There were no plagiarized lines Wednesday night at the Republican convention. No insinuations of satanism, or half-empty crowds during...

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Ted Cruz Didn't Endorse Trump At Trump's Own Convention

(1) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 8:40 PM

CLEVELAND ― Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) saw his big moment at the Republican National Convention drowned out by thunderous boos on Wednesday night as he notably...

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The GOP Convention Wants Hillary Clinton In Prison. Its Leaders Aren't So Sure.

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 5:43 PM

CLEVELAND ― If there is a theme to this year’s Republican convention in Cleveland, it’s that Hillary Clinton belongs in jail. Chants of...

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Trump's Supporters Don't Know Or Really Care That He Was For The Iraq Invasion

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2016 | 12:12 PM

CLEVELAND ― No issue better illustrates Donald Trump’s unconventional appeal and his loose adherence to the truth than the Iraq War.

For over a year now, the Republican presidential nominee has said he opposed the U.S. invasion before it began. He didn’t....

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At Trump's Convention, It's George W. Bush's Legacy That's On Trial

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2016 | 12:40 PM

CLEVELAND ― This is Donald Trump’s convention; that much is certain. But the man not too far from the conversation, whose legacy hangs like a cold...

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Democrats Fear That Expectations For Donald Trump Are A Wee Bit Too Low

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2016 | 1:35 PM

CLEVELAND ― To say that the rollout of Sarah Palin as Sen. John McCain’s running mate in 2008 didn’t go as planned would be putting it gently....

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Mike Pence Praised Hillary Clinton During The Libya Intervention

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2016 | 12:26 PM

Donald Trump’s vice presidential nominee, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), praised Hillary Clinton for her handling of the chaos in Libya during the early...

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Here's What You Should Know About Mike Pence

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 12:49 PM

Donald Trump has reportedly tapped Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) as his vice presidential running mate, a move that top GOP officials and key Trump advisers have indicated they would support.

Here are some things you should know about the man who could become...

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An Openly Gay Speaker Will Address The GOP Convention For The First Time In 16 Years

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 11:10 AM

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump released the names of his convention speakers on Thursday morning, and included on the list of politicians, random sports figures and B-list celebrities was one genuinely intriguing choice.

Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal, is a well-known...

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Trump Cites Possible Political Damage In Explaining Why He Won't Release Taxes

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2016 | 6:45 PM

For months, Donald Trump has insisted that he would not release his tax returns while under audit ― a position seconded by tax lawyers, though one that the IRS has said is not necessary.

In an interview...

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Donald Trump Heads Into The Convention With Barely Any Campaign At All

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2016 | 12:28 PM

As he heads for the Republican convention in Cleveland next week, Donald Trump’s campaign infrastructure remains severely underdeveloped. In some places it appears to be non-existent.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has been public about his belief that he can navigate his way to electoral...

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Muslim Students Fear They’d Get Deported, Incarcerated Under A President Trump

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2016 | 3:31 PM

No policy of Donald Trump’s has been as widely divisive and immediately harmful as his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States for a temporary period of time. In the abstract, it has prompted immense political backlash, to the point that Trump has muddied the proposal...

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Some Bernie Sanders Supporters Are Feeling Burned

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2016 | 1:39 PM

WASHINGTON ―  Some of Bernie Sanders’ most ardent supporters have gone from feeling the Bern to feeling — how do you say this in English — burned.

The Vermont senator finally endorsed presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, weeks after Democratic...

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Trump's Big New Idea For A Veterans Hotline Was Tried Already... By Trump

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2016 | 3:23 PM

During a speech on Monday centered around veterans care and reform, Donald Trump said that as president, he would put together a 24-hour hotline to “ensure no valid complaint about VA and its wrongdoing falls through the cracks.”

The calls, he...

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Όταν ο Τραμπ προσπάθησε να δικαιολογήσει «αντισημιτικό» tweet με ταινία του Disney

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2016 | 2:38 PM

Κάποια στιγμή την Τετάρτη, ο Jared Kushner, ο εκδότης του New York Observer και γαμπρός του Ντόναλντ Τραμπ, προχώρησε σε μια σπάνια κίνηση, γράφοντας μια επιστολή στην εφημερίδα του.

Με τίτλο «Ο Ντόναλντ Τραμπ που Ξέρω», το γράμμα απαντούσε σε ένα δημοσίευμα που είχε γράψει την προηγούμενη ημέρα μια...

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Why Donald Trump's Defense Of His Star Of David Tweet Is Truly Disturbing

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2016 | 10:29 PM

Sometime mid-Wednesday, Jared Kushner, the publisher of the New York Observer and the son-in-law of Donald Trump, took the rare step of penning...

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Bernie Sanders Booed By House Democrats For Refusal To Endorse Hillary Clinton

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2016 | 11:39 AM

WASHINGTON ― Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) received a tough reception from House Democrats on Wednesday morning, with many encouraging him to endorse Hillary Clinton and some showering him with boos when he declined to do so.

Coming a day after...

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How Old Scandals Shaped Clinton's Email Mess From Start To Finish

(0) Comments | Posted July 5, 2016 | 6:07 PM

WASHINGTON -- During the early years of the Clinton administration, when the president and his team were beset by the Whitewater real estate investment scandal,

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