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Clinton Has a New Partner Against Trump

“Hillary Clinton has a new partner in her battle against Donald Trump: Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who gave a speech Tuesday mirroring Clinton’s own talking points accusing Trump of profiting from the housing crash of 2008,” the Washington Post reports. “Warren [...]

More Provocateur Than Politician

New York Times: “With Mr. Trump as the Republican standard-bearer, the line separating the conservative mischief makers and the party’s more buttoned-up cadre of elected officials and aides has been obliterated. Fusing what had been two separate but symbiotic forces, [...]

Clinton and Trump Win In Washington

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton “rolled to wins in Washington’s relatively low-stakes presidential primary Tuesday night,” the Seattle Times reports. “In the Republican race, Trump was dominant, taking more than three-quarters of the vote and continuing his now-unobstructed march to [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“I think we should just kind of lay off Bernie Sanders a little bit.” — Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), quoted by The Hill, after being asked whether he was concerned about Sanders’s “tenuous loyalty” to the Democratic Party.

Sanders Wants Votes Reviewed In Kentucky

Wall Street Journal: “Would it change anything if Bernie Sanders actually narrowly won Kentucky’s presidential primary instead of narrowly losing it to Hillary Clinton?” “Hoping to find out, the Sanders campaign is requesting a recanvass from the state, where he [...]

GOP Mulls Complete Overhaul of Primary Process

“Leaders of the Republican Party have begun internal deliberations over what would be fundamental changes to the way its presidential nominees are chosen, a recognition that the chaotic process that played out this year is seriously flawed and helped exacerbate [...]

Ohio Judge Says GOP Lawmakers Violated Voting Rights

A Republican judge ruled that the GOP-dominated Ohio legislature unconstitutionally violated citizen voting rights by eliminating ‘Golden Week’ and other actions that cut access to the ballot, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Rick Hasen has more on the decision.

‘The Most Mortifying Movie Ever Made’

Vanity Fair: “An extraordinary and flabbergasting documentary film opened last week: Weiner, directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg. An intimate, unblinking look at Anthony Weiner’s disastrous 2013 campaign for New York City mayor — which was derailed by revelations [...]

Why Trump Could Win

Robert Reich: “Trump’s rise suggests a new kind of politics. You might call it anti-politics.” “The old politics pitted right against left, with presidential aspirants moving toward the center once they cinched the nomination. Anti-politics pits Washington insiders, corporate executives, [...]

Why Is Clinton So Disliked?

David Brooks: “I understand why Donald Trump is so unpopular. He earned it the old-fashioned way, by being obnoxious, insulting and offensive. But why is Hillary Clinton so unpopular?” “I would begin my explanation with this question: Can you tell [...]

The Opposite of Woe

Just published: The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics by Gov. John Hickenlooper. Denver Post: “Hickenlooper recounts the first time he smoked pot at age 16. And his attempt to grow marijuana outside his bedroom window in [...]

Walker Still Owes Nearly $1 Million

“Like a tiresome house guest, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign debt is lingering,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. “The latest federal filing shows that the GOP governor still has nearly $900,000 in debt from his unsuccessful presidential run, and that [...]

Trump Embraces the Fringe

Michael Gersen: “As a leader, Trump has succeeded by appealing to stereotypes and ugly hatreds that most American leaders have struggled to repress and contain, His political universe consists of deceptive experts, of scheming, of criminal Mexicans, of lying politicians [...]

Trump Wanted the Housing Crash to Happen

A new video from the Clinton campaign links Donald Trump to the housing market collapse in 2008.

Quote of the Day

“Very fishy.” — Donald Trump, quoted by the Washington Post, describing the 1993 death of former Clinton White House aide Vincent Foster.

Obama Approval Will Help Clinton

First Read: “There are plenty of storylines and new numbers from our latest national NBC/WSJ poll, but here’s maybe the most important number of all: 51% — as in President Obama’s approval rating, which is his highest mark in the [....

Most Want Trump to Release His Tax Returns

A new Morning Consult survey finds that 67% of registered voters believe presidential candidates should be required to release their federal tax returns, including 60% of Republicans. For members: The Perfect Wedge Issue to Use Against Trump

Clinton and Trump Tied In Virginia

A new Roanoke College poll in Virginia finds Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tied at 38% among likely voters, with 11% undecided and 11% saying they’ll vote for someone else. Both candidates are significantly “under water” with regard to favorable/unfavorable [...]

RNC Building Campaign for Trump

Washington Examiner: “The presumptive GOP nominee enters the general election with an organization even thinner than Mitt Romney’s four years ago. Trump won the primary by dominating media coverage. He didn’t bother to develop a ground game or data analytics [...]

Clinton Will Hit Trump on Housing Crisis

“An army of Hillary Clinton’s surrogates in battleground states will blast Donald Trump on Tuesday over his past statements about the housing market and his business record,” the Washington Post reports. “The coordinated push is the first of their efforts [...]

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