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Quote of the Day

“Bernie basically fed us a bunch of Mountain Dew and now he wants us to go to bed. It’s not going to happen.” — A Democratic delegate from Iowa, quoted by the Des Moines Register.

DNC Apologizes to Sanders and His Supporters

The Democratic National Committee is offering its “deep and sincere apology” to Bernie Sanders, his supporters and the entire party for what it calls “the inexcusable remarks made over email,” the AP reports. “The statement from incoming interim party leader, [...]

FBI Suspects Russia of Trying to Help Trump

“The FBI suspects that Russian government hackers breached the networks of the Democratic National Committee and stole emails that were posted to the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks on Friday. It’s an operation that several U.S. officials now suspect was a deliberate [...]

Democratic National Convention: Monday

Democrats will try to move past the controversy of their ousted party chair with speeches from Sen. Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Politico: “Trouble started early Monday, when Wasserman Schultz’s debut at the convention proved disastrous… There [...]

Convention Dispatch: Will Emotional Trump Rational?

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Sanders Urges Booing Supporters to Back Clinton

“Hundreds of supporters of Bernie Sanders drowned out the Vermont senator with boos Monday as he tried to make the case on the first day of the Democratic National Convention that his fans would need to vote for Hillary Clinton [......

Right Track/Wrong Track Question Is Complicated

Amy Walter: “Another long-standing rule in politics is that it’s hard for the incumbent party to win if Americans think the country is ‘headed in the wrong direction.’ However, for the last 10 years a majority of voters have said [....

The Agenda Mover

The looks good: The Agenda Mover: When Your Good Idea Is Not Enough by Samuel Bacharach.

Why Sanders Hold Outs are a Problem for Clinton

“New data and analysis shared with FiveThirtyEight from Catalist and SurveyMonkey shows that, before the 2016 primaries, Sanders’s supporters voted less frequently than other 2016 voters, and they were less reliably Democratic than Clinton supporters. In other words, it’s not [...]

Wasserman Schultz Won’t Open Convention

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz told the Sun Sentinel that she won’t gavel her party’s national convention to order on Monday afternoon. Said Wasserman Schultz: “I have decided that in the interest of making sure that we can start the [...]

Democrats Off to a Rocky Start

James Hohmann: “The Democratic National Convention was supposed to be the flawless, slickly-produced one where the establishment struck back. Now, it threatens to devolve into a mess, maybe not as untidy as Cleveland but probably not the celebratory coronation that [...]

Clinton Team Hasn’t Seen Sanders’ Speech Yet

“Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman said that as of Monday morning, the campaign had yet to review the speech Sen. Bernard Sanders was scheduled to deliver later on in the evening at the Democratic National Convention, but said he’s confident the [...]

Sanders Supporters Chant ‘Lock Her Up’

“It’s not just Republicans that want presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in prison,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “At a lively Sunday march in support of former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, chants of ‘lock her up,’ ‘Hillary for Prison’ [...]

Wasserman Schultz Booed Off Stage

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was repeatedly interrupted and booed as she sought to speak to Florida’s delegation, The Hill reports.

Trump Would Win If Election Held Today

The latest FiveThirtyEight forecast shows that if the election were held today, Donald Trump would win 285 electoral votes compared to Hillary Clinton’s 253. Clinton still narrowly leads the polls-only forecast for Election Day, which adjusts for Trump’s convention bounce, [...]

Obama May Be Key to Democratic Convention

Mark Murray: “This Democratic convention is Hillary Clinton’s party. But the person who’s hovering over it — and still shaping the overall Democratic Party’s policies, tone and temperament — is the man speaking Wednesday night: President Obama. Indeed, Obama could [...]

Russia Was Involved In DNC Email Breach

New York Times: “Until Friday, that charge, with its eerie suggestion of a Kremlin conspiracy to aid Donald J. Trump, has been only whispered. But the release on Friday of some 20,000 stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee’s computer [...]

Why Trump Is On Track to Win

Erick Erickson: “I have said repeatedly, over and over, ad nauseum that I do not believe Donald Trump will win the Presidency. Yes, it has always been possible, but it has been very, very improbable that this would happen. I [...]

The Next DNC Chair

Politico: “Stephanie Schriock, the president of EMILY’s List, is the leading candidate. In addition to running EMILY’s List, Schriock managed Senate races for Al Franken and John Tester and has very close ties with the Clinton campaign.”

Warren Picked as Keynote Speaker

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has been chosen as the Democratic National Convention’s keynote speaker, the Los Angeles Times reports. She will be preceded by Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Cory Booker and First Lady Michelle Obama.

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