Many people are saying Donald Trump suggested shooting Hillary Clinton at a rally today.

Elizabeth Warren just summed up the reaction many people are having:

The election is 90 days from today. We’re going to need more bourbon.


(Editor’s note: This post has been republished from the blog Variance Explained. Visit the original post to see the code used by the author in this analysis.)

I don’t normally post about politics (I’m not particularly savvy about polling, which is where data science has had the largest impact on politics). But this weekend I saw a hypothesis about Donald Trump’s twitter account that simply begged to be investigated with data:

When Trump wishes the Olympic team good luck, he’s tweeting from his iPhone. When he’s insulting a rival, he’s usually tweeting from an Android. Is this an artifact showing which tweets are Trump’s own and which are by some handler? Read more…

More about Twitter, Election 2016, Donald Trump, and World

– Common Dreams staff

Hillary Clinton has just an 8-point lead over Jill Stein in an Aug. 3-5 survey of Common Dreams’ US readers who are likely to vote in the November election. While the Democratic Party nominee is favored by 41.7 percent, support for the Green Party candidate sits at 33.4 percent. And, 13.4 percent would still write-in Bernie Sanders name.