Models parade Donald Trump masks on the runway in Paris

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Donald Trump made a surprise appearance on the runway at Paris men’s fashion week; but fortunately it wasn’t in the flesh

Models at Parisian fashion house Avoc’s Autumn/Winter 2016 show were seen sporting the controversial latex headgear. This was the label’s very first show at Paris fashion week, and it turned a few heads.

This was by no means a Trump endorsement. A post on the gender-neutral label’s Instagram account described the show’s theme as “Natural Born Pirates”; but given the total absence of any pirate paraphernalia, one can only assume that Avoc’s pirate reference pertains to the presidential hopeful Read more…

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Donald Trump wants Apple to start ‘building their damn computers’ in the U.S.

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Add one more thing to the list of things Donald Trump wants to ban: outsourcing.

That, at least, is the takeaway from the 2016 Republican presidential candidate’s latest remarks, in which he claims he will force Apple to start manufacturing electronics in the U.S. instead of abroad

“I was saying make America great again, I actually think we can say now, and I really believe this, we’re gonna get things coming, we’re gonna get Apple to start building their damn computers and things in this country, instead of in other countries,” Trump said at a press conference at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, Monday Read more…

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UK politicians set to debate banning Trump from the country

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LONDON — Members of Parliament are to debate the issue of banning Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from the UK at Westminster Hall on Monday afternoon.

The three-hour session, which kicks off at 4:30 p.m. local time (11:30 a.m. ET), was prompted by a petition to ban him from the country as well as a counter petition saying he should be allowed in, after he made a series of controversial remarks.

The debate will be led by Paul Flynn MP, a member of the Petitions Committee. It will be on the motion: “That this House has considered e-petitions 114003 and 114907 relating to the exclusion of Donald Trump from the UK.” Read more…

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A handy guide for when to launch your presidential campaign

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Now that the first 2016er has semiofficially launched his bid — we’re looking at you, Jim Webb — the rest of the primary field will likely solidify in the next seven months, likely starting very, very soon.

The timing of a presidential announcement is a complex calculus, no matter which party you belong to. So National Journal put together a cheat sheet for prospective candidates wondering when they should tell the world they want to be president. To those undecided, we say: Choose your own adventure!

If you’re a relative unknown…

Little-known candidates need to prove from the outset of their campaigns that they can raise money. And in presidential elections, showcasing your financial viability as a candidate revolves around the glamorous world of the Federal Election Commission. When a candidate announces and starts fundraising often hinges on the FEC’s quarterly filing deadlines: Jan. 31, April 15, July 15 and Oct. 15. That April 2015 quarterly report will likely be the first big indication of early primary candidates’ fundraising potential. Read more…

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