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Will Ferrell as Ronald Reagan

Sources tell Variety that Will Ferrell is going to star as President Ronald Reagan in a new comedy. “Penned by Mike Rosolio, the story begins at the start of the ex-president’s second term when he falls into dementia and an [...]

Graham Blasts Trump’s Foreign Policy Speech

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tore into Donald Trump’s speech on foreign policy, calling it “unnerving,” “pathetic” and “scary,” Politico reports. Said Graham: “If you had any doubt that Donald Trump is not fit to be commander in chief, this speech [...]

Why Cruz Picked Fiorina as His Running Mate

The Lid: “On the plus side, Cruz was at least partially able to shake up a bad news cycle by teasing and then confirming the announcement. The pick of a woman who’s never held elected office and has a good [...]

Trump Pledges Big Military Build Up

Donald Trump promised a foreign policy that he said would put “America first,” while “castigating President Obama and Hillary Clinton for what he described as Middle East missteps that had disillusioned the nation’s allies and emboldened its rivals,” the New [...]

Sanders Will Lay Off Hundreds

Sen. Bernie Sanders is planning to lay off “hundreds” of campaign staffers across the country and focus much of his remaining effort on winning California, the New York Times reports. “The Vermont senator revealed the changes a day after losing [...]

Ryan Says Trump Is Comfortable with His Vision for GOP

House Speaker Paul Ryan “downplayed any conflict between his detailed policy proposals and those pushed by Donald Trump on Wednesday, hours after the front-runner sewed up five more states and marched ever closer to locking up his party’s nomination,” Politico [...]

Trump May Set Record for GOP Primary Votes

Politico: “With his five blowout wins Tuesday night, Donald Trump has passed Mitt Romney’s popular vote total from four years ago and is on a trajectory that could land him more Republican votes than any presidential candidate in modern history [...]

Cruz Picks Fiorina as Running Mate

Sen. Ted Cruz, “desperate to alter the course of a presidential primary fight in which Donald Trump is closing in on victory, will announce that Carly Fiorina will be his running mate if he wins the Republican nomination,” the New [...

How Democrats Can Retake the House

Nathan Gonzales: “As Democratic chances of taking back the House improve with the success of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, party strategists are trying to figure out exactly how and where it’s going to happen. It’s not too difficult to [...]

Hastert Sentenced to 15 Months In Prison

A federal judge sentenced former House Speaker Dennis Hastert to 15 months in prison for evading banking rules in what prosecutors said was a bid to hide sexual misconduct allegations from decades ago, the Wall Street Journal reports. Said U.S. [...]

The Reagan Era Has Ended

William Galston: “The minute-to-minute coverage of the 2016 presidential primaries threatens to obscure the larger story: While Sen. Bernie Sanders is pressing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to move further and faster down the progressive road, Donald Trump is [...]

Demography Is Destiny

The Atlantic: “On both sides, the leading candidates have established clear patterns of support—and have faced largely intractable pockets of resistance. For the most part, demography has trumped geography, with the big exception that in the Democratic race challenger Bernie [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“The lights are going out across the Republican Party tonight… It’s like Trump has built a lab to blow a general election, even against Hillary Clinton.” — GOP strategist Mike Murphy, quoted by Politico.

Exit Polls Show Bitterly Divided GOP

Wall Street Journal: “Some 58% of Republican voters in Pennsylvania said the primary process had divided the party, exit polls showed. A far smaller share, 40%, said the primaries had energized the party.” “Moreover, one-quarter of Republican primary voters in [...]

Indicted Lawmaker Loses Primary Race

“Chaka Fattah, a fixture in Philadelphia politics for three decades, was ousted from the Second Congressional District seat by State Rep. Dwight Evans in Tuesday’s Democratic primary,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. “Fattah’s fall came 20 days before the start of [...]

Trump Set to Give Foreign Policy Speech

“Donald Trump, fresh from his latest series of primary wins, will deliver a rare policy speech Wednesday aimed at calming some Republicans’ fears about his ability to deal with global crises,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “Mr. Trump’s speech, to [...]

Sanders Hints Primary Race Is Over

Bernie Sanders said that “he plans to head to the Democratic National Convention to continue fighting for a progressive party platform this July,” CBS News reports “But he didn’t say in his carefully crafted statement that he’s still fighting for [...]

Quote of the Day

“I’m going to be taking a lot of what Bernie Sanders says and using it… he’s got a lot of good material.” — Donald Trump, quoted by Bloomberg.

Most Americans Think Nominating System Is Rigged

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds that more than half of American voters believe that the system the political parties use to pick their candidates for the White House is “rigged” and more than two-thirds want to see the process changed. [...]

Why It Will Be Hard to Deny Trump Nomination

Dan Balz: “But there is more at work than just counting numbers. When Trump broke the 60 percent barrier in the popular vote in New York, it forced many Republicans to take notice and begin to acknowledge, if grudgingly, that [...]

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