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Biden Would Be Clinton’s Toughest Rival

Nate Cohn: “Vice President Joe Biden has less support in the polls than Bernie Sanders and hasn’t raised a single dollar for a presidential campaign. Yet if Mr. Biden does decide to seek the presidency, he will pose a greater [...]

Quote of the Day

“If I had a little kid in kindergarten somewhere would feel much more comfortable if I knew on that campus there was a police officer or somebody who was trained with a weapon. I would feel more comfortable. If the [...]

Clinton Oppo Team Digging Dirt on Biden

Gabriel Sherman: “According to a Clinton campaign source, a team of opposition researchers working on behalf of Clinton is currently digging through Biden’s long record in office to develop attack lines in case the vice-president runs. The research effort started [...]

Graham Wants Hurricane Aid for His State

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) “is asking for federal aid for his home state of South Carolina as it battles raging floods, but he voted to oppose similar help for New Jersey in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2013,” CNN [...]

How Will Clinton Contrast Herself with Sanders?

New York Times: “For months, Mrs. Clinton has gingerly approached Mr. Sanders, the Vermont senator who has routinely drawn tens of thousands of Democrats to his rallies and who is rivaling her in polls of Iowa and New Hampshire voters. [...]

Can Marco Rubio Take Advantage of His Opening?

Nate Cohn: “He hasn’t quite had his moment in the media spotlight, he hasn’t made big gains in the polls, and he hasn’t earned many endorsements. But the political landscape surrounding his candidacy could not have changed much more in [...]

Democrats Are Much Better at Grammar

“Republicans mangle the English language at twice the rate of Democrats,” USA Today reports. “According to a new study by the grammar-checking app Grammarly, supporters commenting on Democratic candidates’ Facebook pages made an average of 4.2 mistakes per 100 words compared [...]

The Latest on Wonk Wire

Here’s what’s trending on Wonk Wire today:   America Has More Guns Than People The GOP’s Fossilized Energy Policy NRA = GOP What Are the Implications of the Troubling Jobs Report ? The More Americans Know About Congress, the More [....

O’Malley Barely Registers Even In His Home State

A new Goucher poll in Maryland finds Martin O’Malley (D) has made no headway in the presidential race even in his home state. Hillary Clinton leads the Democratic field with 43%, followed by Joe Biden at 23% and Bernie Sanders [...]

Ayotte Holds Slim Lead in New Hampshire

A new WMUR poll in New Hampshire finds Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) leading Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) in the U.S. Senate race, 45% to 43%.

Clinton Searches for a Theme

The Hill: “At Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, staffers are invited to complete a phrase that is written on a wall: ‘Hillary for…'” “Beside it, staffers have plastered dozens of sticky notes with various words and phrases.” “While the [...]

Electorate Favors Senate Democrats in 2016

Charlie Cook: “It is hard to over­state the un­usu­al boom-and-bust nature of our elec­tions these days. De­pend­ing on wheth­er the year is di­vis­ible by four, we have two very dif­fer­ent Amer­icas. One of them ex­ists when the pres­id­ency is at [...]

Clinton Gets More Aggressive

“In the last few days, Hillary Clinton has been, well, everywhere,” First Read notes. Rick Klein: “Hillary Clinton is a week away from debating her Democratic opponents – a first for the campaign cycle, on several levels. It will, of [...]

Trump Hasn’t Spent Much Money

MSNBC: “Trump campaign officials say he has only spent about $2 million – far less than fellow GOP candidates Dr. Ben Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz, for instance. each spent $5.5 million just through July, according to the latest FEC [.....

Time Isn’t Kevin McCarthy’s Friend

First Read: “Speaking of McCarthy, with the leadership elections now set for Oct. 29, time isn’t his friend as he runs to succeed John Boehner as speaker. Think about it: His opponents now have three weeks to thwart his bid. [...]

Should Clinton Pull Out of New Hampshire?

Hillary Clinton “is losing in New Hampshire, and at least one small contingent of family allies thinks it’s nearly time to cut bait,” Politico reports. “The group — veterans of the family’s old campaigns and people close to Clinton’s fundraising [...]

Boehner Not Going Quietly

Politico: “With less than four weeks left in his decades-long congressional career, Boehner is maneuvering to shape the House Republican Conference on his way out. His goal is to leave the conference he helped build —with countless hours of grunt [...]

Clinton Distances Herself from Obama Deportation Policy

Hillary Clinton criticized President Obama’s immigration policies in an interview with Telemundo, accusing the White House of breaking up families through an aggressive deportation policy. Wall Street Journal: “Her comments echoed long-running complaints of the immigration advocacy community that Mr. [...]

Trump Says Campaign Would Collapse Without Him

Donald Trump predicts a “major collapse” in the Republican campaign and a “depression” for the television industry should he prematurely exit the presidential race, the New York Times reports. Said Trump: “There’d be a major collapse of the race, and [...]

Biden Leaked Word of Son’s Dying Wish

According to Politico, it was Joe Biden himself who first talked to Maureen Dowd of the New York Times, “painting a tragic portrait of a dying son, Beau’s face partially paralyzed, sitting his father down and trying to make him [......

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