In it, but not of it. TPM DC

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) was having a good day on the campaign trail, when yet another Donald Trump controversy popped up. The biggest one yet.

Blunt had just finished up an event at his alma mater Missouri State University, where he got to inform the school's chorale group they would be performing at January’s inauguration, prompting joyous tears among the singers. He was on his way to an Obamacare roundtable with health insurance professionals, where he would be able to tease out GOP talking points against the Affordable Care Act, while showing off his policy chops.

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A former Republican attorney general who spoke at this summer's GOP national convention warned that Donald Trump's vow to imprison Hillary Clinton represents a "watershed" moment in American politics and could lead to the world perceiving the U.S. to be a "banana republic."

Michael Mukasey, an ex-U.S. attorney general who served under President George W. Bush, told NPR Monday that he initially deemed the GOP nominee's line at Sunday's debate that Clinton would 'be in jail" under a President Trump to be a quip, but had become concerned about Trump's promise to have his attorney general appoint a special prosecutor to re-open the case on Clinton's private email server.

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ST. LOUIS, MO -- Donald Trump surrogates, including a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, defended his promise to sic his Department of Justice on Hillary Clinton, while a Democratic senator supporting Clinton called the remark one of the worst moments of the debate.

Trump said that Clinton "would be in jail" if he was president and that he would "instruct the attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation."

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The list of Republican lawmakers who are ditching Donald Trump is growing fast since

After video surfaced of Donald Trump explicitly describing how he tried to seduce a married woman, kissed women no matter if they wanted to be kissed and grabbed them by the p***y, Republican lawmakers have quickly started distancing themselves from the presidential nominee just a month ahead of the election.

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Donald Trump received a middle class tax credit on a Park Avenue condo that his campaign acknowledges he never actually lived in, even though only primary residences were eligible for the New York property tax credit, TPM has learned.

After TPM brought the Park Avenue tax credit to the attention of the Trump campaign, it admitted Friday that Trump should never have received the tax break on the Park Avenue condo but blamed it on a mistake by the city (more on what the city thinks of that later).

TPM came across the problematic tax credit in the course of examining Trump’s use of the tax credit on another property, his penthouse in Trump Tower in recent years. The city had ruled the penthouse was enrolled to get the tax credit by mistake, but a closer examination suggests mistake or not, Trump would have had to meet the state's income requirements to qualify for the credit: taxable income of no more than $500,000 a year.

The upshot is that there is reason to suspect that Trump suffered additional losses sometime after 1995 that he used to drive down his taxable income and ultimately his income tax burden.

Taken together with the partial Trump tax returns published by the Times, the story of the Trump property tax credits casts new light on Trump’s wealth and how it came to be that a billionaire real estate developer was scrounging a roughly $300 tax credit intended for middle class New Yorkers who made $500,000 a year or less.

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