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Having Fun Yet?

Amy Walter: “Finally, I’m asked a lot these days by friends and family if I am ‘having fun’ this election season. ‘This sure is an exciting election, isn’t it?’ they ask. ‘You must be in hog heaven.’ Actually, and sadly, [...]

Breaking News

Fox, CNN, CNBC and MSNBC all featured this shot of an empty podium waiting for a Donald Trump press conference this afternoon.

Vince Foster’s Sister Responds

Sheila Foster Anthony: “It is beyond contempt that a politician would use a family tragedy to further his candidacy, but such is the character of Donald Trump displayed in his recent comments to The Washington Post. In this interview, Trump [...]

Baylor Demotes Ken Starr

Kenneth Starr, the independent counsel who delivered a report that served as the basis for President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998, was demoted by Baylor University, where he had served as president and chancellor, after an investigation found “fundamental failure” [...]

Sorry, No Trump-Sanders Debate

Sources have confirmed to Time that there will be no debate between Sen. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, even though they both independently approved of the idea last night.

How Is Hillary Worse?

Walter Shapiro: “The Clintonian penchant for parsing the language in order to mislead — shared by both the former president and first lady — might be troubling. Except when compared to the non-stop outpouring of lies from the man whom the GOP [...]

Split Over Israel Threatens to Keep Democrats Divided

“A bitter divide over the Middle East could threaten Democratic Party unity as representatives of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont vowed to upend what they see as the party’s lopsided support of Israel,” the New York Times reports. “Two of [...]

Trump: A Graphic Biography

This looks good: Trump: A Graphic Biography by Ted Rall. “Trump’s life story is told, going all the way back to his origins growing up a rich kid in the NY suburbs.”

Hatch Reacts to Meeting Before It Occurs

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) accidentally published an op-ed in the Deseret News claiming that his meeting with Judge Merrick Garland didn’t change his mind about delaying action on the nomination until after the presidential election, the Washington Post reports. The [...]

DeWine Will Run for Ohio Governor

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) said that he plans to run for Ohio governor in 2018, the Dayton Daily News reports.

A Trump vs. Sanders Debate?

Rick Klein: “Did we close the door on debate season too soon? Donald Trump told Jimmy Kimmel Wednesday that he’d consider debating Bernie Sanders one-on-one … and Sanders quickly indicated that he’s interested. There are plenty of reasons to be [...]

Clinton’s Email Problems Aren’t Going Away

Politico: “A newly issued report on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server flatly rejects one of her core defenses in the controversy — that she was playing by the rules.” “And while the findings of the State Department [.....

Trump Says He Won’t Need That Much Money to Win

Donald Trump tells Bloomberg that he won’t need to raise $1 billion to win the presidency. Said Trump: “No, I’d say over $500 million. I just don’t know why you need that much money.” He added: “They’ve been wrong so much. [...]

Democratic Unity Should Be Easier Than 2008

Alan Abramowitz: “Perhaps the key lesson that we can learn from the results of the 2008 battle between Clinton and Obama is that Sanders supporters probably do not have to love Clinton in order to vote for her in the [...]

Sanders Closes the Gap In California

A new Public Policy Institute of California poll finds Hillary Clinton just ahead of Bernie Sanders in the California Democratic primary, 46% to 44%.

Trump Trails Among Rust Belt Voters

A new Bloomberg poll finds Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton among likely voters with annual family incomes of $30,000 to $75,000 in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin back Clinton over Trump, 46% to 39%. “The findings should sound an alarm [...]

Quote of the Day

“He gonna win unless we — meaning people like me — screw it up. This is not a hard race.” — Paul Manafort, in an interview with the Huffington Post, on running Donald Trump’s campaign.

Wasserman Schultz Fights to Keep Job

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) “is fighting to stay on as head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) amid a roiling debate within her party about whether she should step aside before the Democratic National Convention in July,” The Hill [...]

Exchange of the Day

Jimmy Kimmel asked Donald Trump about his once-effusive take on the Clintons, ABC News reports. Trump took the bait, acknowledging his past kind words. “She’s wonderful, the husband, everybody’s wonderful including contributions.” Kimmel interjected and asked, “So you were full [...]

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

“Good guy, he said the worst things about me and I always liked him. This politics is a dirty business, I’ve never seen people pivot like politicians.” — Donald Trump, quoted by The Hill, on finally being endorsed by Rick [...]

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