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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

Donald Rumsfeld Endorses Trump, A Man Who Once Called Him A 'Disaster'

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2016 | 10:31 AM

Donald Rumsfeld, President George W. Bush's former defense secretary, announced on Wednesday night that he was endorsing Donald J. Trump for president. And he said it was "not a close call."

But, really, it must have been, right?

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(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2016 | 2:49 AM

「私たちの魂はどこにあるのか? 私たちの勇気はどこに行ったのか?」

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Democrats Stage Sit-In On House Floor Over Gun Bills

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2016 | 11:52 AM

WASHINGTON -- Democrats literally sat down on the floor of the House chamber on Wednesday -- and forced the House into a temporary recess -- as part...

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Donald Trump's New Evangelical Advisers Neither Love Him Nor Hate Him. They Just Want Him To Listen.

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2016 | 10:33 PM

Hoping to solidify his standing with a slightly ill-fitting constituency, Donald Trump announced on Tuesday the creation of an executive council of evangelical leaders to advise his presidential campaign.

Made up of mostly conservative political and religious figures, the council, on the...

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The Story Behind The Weird 'Mad Men' Firm That Donald Trump Is Using

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2016 | 11:53 AM

Donald Trump reported on Monday night that his campaign is virtually broke. Having raised roughly $3 million in the month of May, he retained just $1.28 million in cash on hand -- a sum better suited for a competitive House race than a run...

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Hillary Clinton Is On A Mission To Rebuild The Democratic Party

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 3:44 PM

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign will maintain staff in all 50 states during the general election with an eye toward overwhelming Republicans in the fall and rebuilding the Democratic Party's infrastructure thereafter.

The strategy, described to The Huffington Post by Clinton campaign aides, is a continuation of the Ramp...

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Hillary Clinton: "Los comentarios de Trump no sólo son contraproducentes, sino peligrosos"

(2) Comments | Posted June 17, 2016 | 10:03 AM

Hillary Clinton, la posible candidata demócrata a las elecciones estadounidenses de noviembre, ha hablado por teléfono con The Huffington Post en una conversación en la que ha tratado, entre otros, temas como el control de armas, la política de drones y el creciente número de violaciones en los campus universitarios.

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Transcript: Hillary Clinton's Interview With The Huffington Post

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2016 | 2:33 PM

Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, spoke with The Huffington Post by phone for roughly 10 minutes on Wednesday, discussing everything from gun control and drone policy to campus rape and women in the military. 

Below is the full transcript from...

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Hillary Clinton Thinks Women Should Be Included In The Draft

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2016 | 11:42 AM

Hillary Clinton said she backs legislation requiring women to register for the draft, moments before the Senate voted in favor of the measure.

"I do support that," Clinton told The Huffington Post on Wednesday.

The provision would have little practical impact, at...

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Hillary Clinton Praises Courage Of The Victim Of Brock Turner Sexual Assault

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2016 | 11:17 AM

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton praised the victim of a heinous sexual assault at Stanford University for penning a moving and widely read letter of her horrifying experience.

"I was struck by its heartbreaking power," Clinton said Wednesday of the

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Hillary Clinton Welcomes Donald Trump To The Cause Of Gun Control

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2016 | 11:11 AM

Amid a push to tighten gun laws in America following the gruesome slaughter in Orlando this past weekend, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered tough words for the gun lobby and mocking ones for her GOP opponent.

In a Wednesday interview with The...

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Donald Trump Suggests Obama May Be Sympathetic To Islamic Terrorism

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 8:12 AM

Donald Trump, a renowned conspiracy theorist, was at it again on Monday morning, implying that President Barack Obama harbored some sort of connection, perhaps even...

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A Sandy Hook Survivor Offers Advice For Orlando

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2016 | 9:22 PM

As Mary Ann Jacob awoke to news of horrifying carnage at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, a steady stream of texts began popping up on her phone.


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Senator Jeff Flake Tells Colleagues To Withhold Their Support Of Trump

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2016 | 10:57 AM

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) encouraged his colleagues on Sunday to withhold their endorsements of Donald Trump as a means of maintaining leverage over the presumptive Republican nominee.

Appearing on CBS’ "Face the Nation," Flake said he was horrified by recent statements from Trump and that...

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Donald Trump's Top Guy Calls Mitt Romney A Coward

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2016 | 9:56 AM

The campaign chair and chief strategist of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign called the last Republican nominee a "coward" on Sunday.

In an interview with ABC’s "This Week,"...

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Bernie Sanders Lays Out His Campaign's Final Days

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2016 | 9:28 AM

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he will be meeting with Hillary Clinton on Tuesday evening, in what appears to be a step in plotting the wind-down of his presidential campaign.

Appearing on "Meet The Press," Sanders quite notably did not say that he would...

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Donald Trump And Paul Ryan At Odds Over A Key Part Of Immigration Policy

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2016 | 9:06 AM

Donald Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) remain at odds over a plan to pursue a policy of mass deportation of undocumented immigrants should Trump end up president.

In an interview with CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday, Ryan said that he continued to oppose Trump's plan...

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John McCain's 'Complete The Danged Fence' Ad Is Used Against Him

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2016 | 3:17 PM

During his 2010 Senate re-election campaign, John McCain (R-Ariz.) cut one of the most infamous ads of the cycle: a spot with him strolling down the border with Mexico and encouraging Sheriff Paul Babeu to "complete the danged fence."  

The ad kept a potentially threatening...

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Hillary Clinton revendique sa victoire dans les primaires démocrates, mais c'est maintenant que ça devient vraiment délicat avec Sanders

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2016 | 11:27 AM

ÉTATS-UNIS - L’équipe de campagne d’Hillary Clinton a commencé à montrer des signes d’agacement à l’égard de Bernie Sanders (sénateur non-inscrit du Vermont), l’exhortant à relâcher la pression de sa propre campagne et de trouver une issue paisible, face à la perspective quasi certaine que sa rivale emporte...

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This Is What Making History Looks Like

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2016 | 10:51 PM

Forty-four presidents have been elected in the United States over the past 228 years. Not once have voters had the option to choose a female candidate in...

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