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Trump Sells Apartment for $21 Million

Donald Trump “has sold his penthouse unit in New York’s Trump Park Avenue building for $21 million,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “Trump was the first and only owner of the unit, located on the 24th floor of the 32-story [...]

Candidate Lived as Gay Man Before ‘Religious Experience’

Bob Dixon (R) announced his run for Missouri governor saying he had “spent almost 23 years as a strong supporter of traditional marriage” but neglected to mention that he “once lived as a gay man until a spiritual epiphany turned [....

Indictment Frames Mississippi Judicial Race

Justice Court Judge Bill Weisenberger (R) “isn’t just facing an upcoming legal battle. He’s also facing five challengers in the Aug. 4 Republican primary,” the Jackson Clarion Ledger reports. “Weisenberger, the Republican incumbent, was indicted in February for felony simple [...]

New York Times Walks Back Story on Clinton Emails

The New York Times public editor admits the newspaper story last week about Hillary Clinton’s use of private email for classified information “was, to put it mildly, a mess.” “But you can’t put stories like this back in the bottle [...

The Most Diverse Senate Field Ever

“There are already at least five major Democratic candidates of color running for U.S. Senate in 2016, a significant boost in diversity to a group that has traditionally been overwhelmingly white,” the Huffington Post reports. “These numbers are likely to [...]

Clinton Has a Much Bigger Bernie Sanders Problem

Mark Halperin: “Let’s all please stop asserting that Bernie Sanders can’t beat Hillary Clinton in the Democratic nomination race. Pundits and journalists galore have been declaring (alleged margin of error: zero) that the Vermont senator will lose to his party’s [...]

The Latest on Wonk Wire

Here’s what’s trending on Wonk Wire today: States With Gun Control Have Fewer Gun Deaths Grading the Governors Who Want to be President What Entitlements Crisis? Why Mandatory Prison Sentences Don’t Work Carbon Pollution is a Business Risk Republicans Dislike [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“The particular comments of Mr. Huckabee are I think part of just a general pattern we’ve seen… that would be considered ridiculous if it weren’t so sad. Maybe this is just an effort to push Mr. Trump out of the [...]

Perry Says Guns in Movie Theaters Would Prevent Shootings

Rick Perry (R) told CNN that if people could bring their guns to the movies, they could prevent the movie theater shootings. Said Perry: “These concepts of gun-free zones are a bad idea. I think that you allow the citizens [...]

How Donald Trump Uses Numbers

Allan Sloan: “I’ve spent more than 40 years making my living by writing about numbers, and I’ve never run across anyone who uses them the way that Trump does. He just spews numbers forth, based on heaven knows what, and [...]

Combative Christie Defends Gun Record in Iowa

“Potential Iowa caucus-goers got their first look at Chris Christie’s fiery side Saturday, when he defended his record on gun control and scolded a gun rights activist who challenged him during a town hall,” the Des Moines Register reports. Said [...]

Quote of the Day

“I think our candidates should pledge not to run as a third-party candidate.” — RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, quoted by Politico.

U.K. Official Resigns Amid Drug and Prostitution Scandal

The deputy speaker of Britain’s House of Lords, John Sewel, “has resigned his position after publication of photos and a video allegedly showing him using cocaine with prostitutes,” the AP reports.

Christie Made Habit of Appointing High School Friends

“Christie has remained especially close to his high school friends. He checks in by phone and attends reunions. But he’s also made a habit of appointing and nominating his former classmates to plum state positions, including judgeships. An Associated Press [...]

Cruz Gets $15 Million Donation

“Two low-profile Texas brothers have donated $15 million to support Sen. Ted Cruz, a record-setting contribution that amounts to the largest known donation so far in the 2016 presidential campaign,” CNN reports.

Republicans Alter Script on Abortion

New York Times: “With help from a well-funded, well-researched and invigorated anti-abortion movement, Republican politicians have refined how they are talking about pregnancy and abortion rights, choosing their words in a way they hope puts Democrats on the defensive.” “The [...]

Republicans Scramble to Make Debate Stage

“The race is on for the final spots on stage for the first Republican debate. With the highly-anticipated showdown less than two weeks away, candidates with low polling numbers are in a high-stakes scramble to qualify for an event that [...]

Jindal Says Other States Need Stronger Gun Laws

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) “called for tougher gun laws in other states on Sunday, breaking his silence on the issue three days after a gunman with a history of mental illness and violence opened fire in a movie theater [...]

Where Does Trump Stand on the Issues?

Politico: “Over the past two decades he was a Republican, then an independent, then a Democrat, then a Republican. Now, registered as an independent, he leads the Republican 2016 presidential field.” “But what does Donald Trump really believe on policy? [...]

Marco Rubio Leads Field in Missed Votes

Politico: “As the Florida Republican has catapulted to the top tier of the crowded GOP presidential field, Rubio has been absent more often than other senators seeking the White House. Since announcing his run in mid-April, Rubio has missed 42 [...]

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