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Trump Not on Minnesota Ballot

Donald Trump is not yet on the Minnesota presidential ballot, according to KARE-TV. As Gateway Pundit notes, Trump has until August 29 to file but it’s not clear the Minnesota Republican party will have time to file the necessary paperwork.

How Much Will an Unprofessional Campaign Hurt Trump?

John Sides: “Probably the best estimate comes from a recently published piece by political scientists Ryan Enos and Anthony Fowler. They show that the effect of the 2012 presidential campaign on voter turnout was quite large, about 7-8 points overall.” [...]

Trump’s Stunning Flip Flop

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Clinton Would Almost Certainly Win If Vote Held Today

A new Reuters/Ipsos “States of the Nation” poll projects that Hillary Clinton has a 95% chance of beating Donald Trump if the presidential election were held today. “The project, which combines opinion polls with an analysis of voting patterns under [...]

Clinton Says Only She Is Responsible for Email Problem

In an interview with CNN, Hillary Clinton appeared intent on cleaning up Colin Powell’s frustration about how Clinton’s allies are trying to pin her email problems on him. Said Clinton: “Well, look, I have the utmost respect for Secretary Powell, [...]

Obama Administration Still Plans to Close Gitmo

Vice President Joe Biden said he expected the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, would close before President Obama leaves office in January, Reuters reports. Said Biden: “That is my hope and expectation.”

Bonus Quote of the Day

“I’m finding that I do better with voters, do better in the polls, when I’m on message… If people hit me, I will certainly hit back. That will never change.” — Donald Trump, in an interview with the New York [...]

The Alt-Right Coalition Goes Global

John Avlon: “Donald Trump’s inner circle resembles nothing so much as a Bond villain casting call. There’s the exiled Paul Manafort, steely-eyed, hair-dyed and bathing in blood money. His replacement Steve Bannon is ruler of the alt-right trolls, fanning the [...]

Trump Loses Ann Coulter

“Ann Coulter revealed her sense of disgust with Donald Trump’s latest comments on immigration in which he suggested an openness to changing his hard-line stance on illegal immigration,” Politico reports. “The conservative commentator, in the midst of a book tour [...]

Democrats Would Need Big Lead to Retake the House

Alan Abramowitz estimates that in order for Democrats to gain the minimum of four seats they need to regain control of the Senate (if there is a Democratic vice president to break a 50-50 tie), they probably would need a [...]

Where Does the GOP Go From Here?

A must-read from NBC News: Whether or not Trump prevails in November, the GOP is set for a rebuilding process like none in recent memory. If he wins, he’ll face a Congress whose leaders have largely distanced themselves from his [.....

Clinton to Highlight Trump’s Ties to Alt Right

“No major presidential nominee in recent history has been as openly adored by white nationalists, neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists as Donald Trump, and on Thursday, Hillary Clinton will make the case that he should be held accountable for their [...]

State Poll Roundup: Thursday

Here are the latest state polls from the presidential race: Florida: Trump 44%, Clinton 41% (Cherry Communications)

Chaffetz Says Trump Must Release His Tax Returns

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) called on Donald Trump to release his tax returns, CNN reports. Said Chaffetz: “If you’re going to run and try to become the president of the United States, you’re going to have to open up your [...]

Quote of the Day

“The party of Reagan was the party that had coalitions that worked seamlessly together. What Donald Trump has identified is a party that is literally splitting apart between the donor class and the working class parts of the party.” — [...]

GOP Makes Voter Registration Gains

New York Times: “Republicans have narrowed the Democrats’ lead in registered voters in several swing states, especially in North Carolina and Florida. Although there are still more registered Democrats than Republicans in these key states, the margin is much smaller [...]

Chelsea Clinton Would Stay on at Clinton Foundation

“The Clinton Foundation is considering exceptions to its plan to stop accepting corporate and foreign donations and reduce family involvement as a way to insulate Hillary Clinton from potential conflicts of interest if elected president,” the Wall Street Journal reports. [...]

Trump Floats Massive Immigration Reversal

“In what would be a stunning reversal on an issue central to his candidacy, Donald Trump floated a possible process to allow undocumented immigrants to remain in America in a town hall that aired Wednesday,” NBC News reports. Said Trump: [...]

Trump Goes Off Script Again

“Donald Trump, after several straight days delivering a more scripted message, loosened the rhetorical shackles tightened by his new campaign manager and went off-script several times Wednesday afternoon, offering a more passionate but at times self-contradicting case for his candidacy,” [...]

McMullin Hears Trump ‘Hides In His Apartment’

Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin told Business Insider Donald Trump’s campaign staffers have told him that the GOP nominee has times where he “hides in his apartment” and they’re growing “frustrated.” McMullin also said that it’s “unclear” whether Trump “will [...]

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