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Clinton Lets Republicans Speak About Trump

Hillary Clinton released a brutal video featuring seven prominent Republicans offering their opinions on their party’s likely presidential nominee.

5 Reasons Why Trump Could Really Win

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Both Bushes Will Not Endorse Trump

Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush are planning to stay silent in the race for the Oval Office, the Texas Tribune reports.

Trump Won’t Self-Fund General Election Campaign

Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal that he won’t self-fund his general-election campaign and will instead create a “world-class finance organization.” Said Trump: “I’ll be putting up money, but won’t be completely self-funding, as I did during the primaries.” [...]

Carson Sees Cruz as Attorney General

Ben Carson told Fox News Radio that he sees a place for Sen. Ted Cruz in a Donald Trump administration. Said Carson: “I think he would be terrific on the Supreme Court, or I think he would be a terrific [...]

Carson Heads Up Trump’s Veep Search

Donald Trump told the New York Times that he’ll make his vice presidential running mate pick in July, and that former rival Ben Carson is heading a committee to vet potential candidates for the position.

Trump Plans His First 100 Days

New York Times: “Shortly after the Nov. 8 election, President-elect Trump and his vice president — most likely a governor or member of Congress — would begin interviewing candidates for the open Supreme Court seat and quickly settle on a [...]

Rubio Now Loves the Senate

Politico: “Two months after he quit the presidential race, as he heads into the twilight of his single term in the chamber, the Florida senator is showing signs that the job that once deeply frustrated him isn’t so bad, after [...]

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

“I was predicting way back when that Donald Trump had no chance. I think many of us were. … I’ve stopped the business of predicting.” — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), quoted by CNBC.

How Big Was Trump’s Victory?

Chuck Todd notes that Donald Trump has now “bested nine current or former governors, he has bested five current or former U.S. senators.  Collectively those folks had 130 years of elected experience in statewide office.” He added: “A guy who [...]

Collins Suggests She Might Back Trump

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said that she will be able to back Donald Trump if he starts acting more presidential and stops with the “gratuitous personal insults,” BuzzFeed reports. Said Collins: “Donald Trump has the opportunity to unite the party, [...]

Baker Won’t Vote for Trump

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) has reiterated that he will not vote for Donald Trump in November, the Boston Globe reports. Baker also said he ‘‘sincerely doubts’’ he would vote for Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee. Washington Post: Some [...]

Conservatives Now Back Confirming Garland

Red State: “Now that Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee, this is not even a close call. There is absolutely no reason to drag this out any longer. Garland is not a great choice, but he is not a terrible [...]

Kasich Will Quit the Presidential Race

Gov. John Kasich will suspend his campaign for president, NBC News reports. Donald Trump had previously questioned why Kasich would stay in the race, telling the New York Times, “I guess he likes the food in California. The whole thing [...]

Wrong on Trump

Nate Silver: “If you’d told me a year ago that Trump would be the nominee, I’d have thought you were nuts. Don’t just take my word for it: Read what I wrote about Trump in July or August or even [...]

A First Look at the Electoral Map

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Establishment Republicans Turn to Plan C

Huffington Post: “Around Washington, chatter about the possibility of an independent run by a traditional conservative is becoming louder. It is fueled in part by the business end of the political cycle: Campaign consultants eagerly await — and financially plan [...]

Warren Scorches Trump In Call to Action

Elizabeth Warren: “Donald Trump is now the leader of the Republican Party. It’s real – he is one step away from the White House. Here’s what else is real: Trump has built his campaign on racism, sexism, and xenophobia. There’s [...]

Should Clinton Worry About Trump’s Recklessness?

Politico: “The Clintons are terrified about Trump — who conspicuously lunched with their fact-challenged-biographer Ed Klein to preview the knee-capping he intends to deliver this fall. But his capacity to savage himself shouldn’t be underestimated.”

Bonus Quote of the Day

“I am confident that I can unite much of it. There are parts of it I don’t want.” — Donald Trump, quoted by NBC News, on whether he can unite the Republican party as its presidential nominee.

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