Sanders Calls on Progressives To Look Past Wikileaks

Bernie Sanders is calling progressives to look past the hacked emails being dribbled out Wikileaks, many of which involve him, in order to focus on getting their agenda enacted.

"The job of the progressive movement now is to look forward, not backward," Sanders said in a statement to NBC News Wednesday. "No matter what Secretary Clinton may have said years ago behind closed doors, what's important today is that millions of people stand up and demand that the Democratic Party implement the most progressive platform in the history of our country."

Donald Trump has been trying to cleave Sanders supporters away from Hillary Clinton by highlighting negative comments her aides made about her former primary opponent in the latest batches of emails purportedly stolen from Clinton campaign chair John Podesta and posted by Wikileaks.

But Sanders, who has endorsed Clinton and is campaigning for her, has been magnanimous, aware that he's more likely to enact his agenda if he maintains good relations with the possible next president of the United States.

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Elizabeth Warren: 'Nasty Women Have Really Had It With Guys Like You'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren continued her strong campaign push for Hillary Clinton on Monday, leveling a stern warning to Republican nominee Donald Trump that his offensive remarks about women will come back to bite him.

At a joint rally with Clinton in Manchester, New Hampshire, the Massachusetts senator hit Trump for calling his Democratic rival a "nasty woman" during the third and final presidential debate last week.

"I've got news for you, Donald Trump, women have had it with guys like you. And nasty women have really had it with guys like you," said Warren.

"Get this, Donald," she added: "Nasty women are tough, nasty women are smart, and nasty women vote. And on November 8, we nasty women are gonna march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever!"

Warren also urged voters to reject Republican-backed economic policies that only help "the rich and powerful." Once again, she used Trump's own words against him.

"Donald talks a big game about how the game is rigged," said Warren. "Donald Trump is right: The game is rigged. It's rigged for guys like Donald Trump. And I say it's time to fight back."

Obama to Endorse 150 State Legislative Candidates

President Obama is out on the trail in full force, not just pushing support for the Democratic front-runner for President, he's endorsing candidates on the down-ballot races, a unique step for the outgoing commander in chief.

A Democratic source confirms to NBC News that this cycle, President Obama will weigh in on about 150 state legislative races, an effort to use his rising popularity throughout the country to help flip Republican-controlled state legislatures in swing districts across the country.

Obama has already recorded television advertisements for five Senate Democratic candidates: Patrick Murphy of Florida, Kamala Harris of California, Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, Deborah Ross of North Carolina and Katie McGinty of Pennsylvania. He is also featured in ads for Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and House contenders Bryan Caforio in California, Charlie Crist in Florida, Brad Schneider in Illinois, Terri Bonoff in Minnesota and Colleen Deacon in New York.

He's done radio ads as well, so far, for four Senate candidates: Ross, McGinty, Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire and Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada. And also gubernatorial candidates: Sue Minter of Vermont and Roy Cooper of North Carolina. House Democratic contenders Tom O'Halleran of Arizona, Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois, Jacky Rosen of Nevada, Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky and Ruben Kihuen of Nevada also got radio ads.

Voters can also expect to receive mailers and hear other statements from the president in the final push of this election cycle.

Trump Campaign Manager: 'I Wish There Were More Debates'

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that she wished her candidate had more opportunities to debate and would "be willing to do another one if somehow they can squeeze it in."

"We had some positive movements in some of the swing states and I think some of the polls will tighten ... because the debates are a very unique opportunity for all of America to see these candidates side by side, and I wish there were more debates frankly," Conway said on a New York City radio show.

Conway argued that debate forums were conducive to democracy.

"I think Donald Trump would challenge Hillary Clinton to another debate for a very simple reason," she said. "Unless you are a money donor, you are not going to have much access to Hillary Clinton out on the stump now. So, to give people a free opportunity to see them side by side and have them really mix it up on the issues to me is the purest form of democracy."

Trump Tweet Slams Clinton On Syrian Refugees

Donald Trump bashed Hillary Clinton on Monday over her policy on refugees.

The GOP presidential nominee tweeted that "Crooked Hillary wants to take in as many Syrians as possible," referencing a tape from the WikiLeaks hack. He added: "We cannot let this happen - ISIS!"

Trump and his running-mate, Mike Pence, have previously criticized Clinton for wanting a 550 percent increase in Syrian refugees admitted to the United States. While the percentage that Trump and Pence cited is correct, according to Politifact, they overstated how many refugees the 550 percent increase would reflect. Politifact estimated that Clinton's plan would admit 65,000 screened refugees, fewer than Trump's past claim of "hundreds of thousands."

The United Nations Refugee Agency has estimated that 478,000 Syrians are considered to be in need of resettlement.

No, ISIS Isn't Rooting for Clinton

ISIS is "dreaming that Hillary Clinton becomes President. ISIS, their number one dream, Hillary Clinton, let her become President. She's the one that allowed it to form, she's the one that watched it go, now they say it's in 32 countries, worse than ever."

A dozen interviews with ISIS extremists and a review of their social media networks by Foreign Affairs magazine found that the terrorist group has a strong preference in the 2016 election: they'd like to see Donald Trump elected, not Clinton.

Fact checkers have also reviewed Trump's repeated claim that ISIS' rise is directly Clinton's fault and declared it to be false.

Flashback: GOP Began Abandoning Bob Dole 20 Years Ago Today

When the newest presidential poll came out on Oct. 23, 1996, Republicans panicked that they might lose control of Congress. The New York Times/CBS News Poll showed Democratic incumbent Bill Clinton had an eight point advantage over Republican challenger Bob Dole, 47 to 39 percent.

According to that day's New York Times, Republican operatives began urging candidates to "cut loose" from Dole and focus on down ballot races. This, they said, would help them maintain a majority and avoid giving Clinton control of the House and "a blank check."

Dole was a lost cause.

Come Nov. 8, Republicans kept their majority in Congress. But Dole lost the presidency to Clinton by 229 electoral votes and more than 8.5 percent of the popular vote.

Donald Trump, the current Republican presidential nominee, faces the same discord with many down ballot Republican candidates and operatives. According to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, Trump is losing to Hillary Clinton by 10 points in a two-way race — 51 to 41 percent.

Clinton Ends Day of Campaigning by Watching Cubs Earn World Series Ticket

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was seen watching the Chicago Cubs earn their ticket to the team's first World Series since 1945.

Clinton was born in Chicago and raised in the suburb of Park Ridge. Her press secretary tweeted a photo of the former secretary of state reacting to the win on a mobile phone while on a plane after a day of campaigning in Pennsylvania. The Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Saturday in Game Six of the NLCS.

While President Barack Obama also has ties to Chicago, he is a White Sox fan.

Hillary Clinton Mask on Pole, Bullseye Poster Seen At Trump Rally

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Chants of "lock her up" and the nickname "Crooked Hillary" have become commonplace at Trump rallies. But Saturday afternoon's event here saw a plastic Hillary Clinton mask mounted on a stick, raised above the crowd and bobbing with the crowd's cheers.

Another sign elsewhere in the few thousand person crowd featured a bullseye over a photo of Clinton. The image, which looked like a target, was pasted on to a Trump/Pence sign.

The images appear to show an escalation in anti-Clinton sentiment at these rallies. While Trump has never endorsed violence against Clinton, his words have incited some angry reactions from supporters already inclined to despise the former secretary of state.

Donald Trump Inspires Bathroom Signs at Bill Clinton Rally

Donald Trump's greatest hits from the last debate have inspired new bathroom designations at a community center in Pensacola, Florida, where President Bill Clinton held a rally Saturday.

The typical "MEN" and "WOMEN" signs were replaced with placards that read "BAD HOMBRES" and "NASTY WOMEN."

Trump called rival Hillary Clinton a "nasty woman" during the third and final presidential debate this week while she discussed entitlements. Earlier in the night, as he answered moderator Chris Wallace's question about immigration, he said, "We have some bad hombres here, and we're going to get them out."

The internet and social media have since adopted the phrases, creating a number of memes and merchandise that display the two slogans.

Miley Cyrus Surprises College Students in Support of Clinton

For singer Miley Cyrus, it will only be a "Party in the USA" if her favorite candidate wins the election — and she's doing everything possible to make that happen.

"The Voice" coach went to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Saturday afternoon to knock on dorm room doors and urge students to vote for Hillary Clinton.

Dressed in a flashy red, white and blue ensemble, Cyrus asked students who they planned to vote for, chatted with them about the consequences of not voting and even played video games with some.

"I'm going from door-to-door right now in support of Hillary and Tim. Are you going to vote? Have you registered to vote? Are you voting here or from out of town? Voting for Clinton and Kaine?" Cyrus asked one student after surprising her at her door.

She bounded from room to room, and also gave Clinton pins as souvenirs to students who said they were supporting her in November.