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Murphy Embellished His Business Background

CBS Miami digs into Rep. Patrick Murphy’s (D-FL) background as the likely Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Florida: A CBS4 News investigation into Murphy’s history as both a CPA and a self-described small business owner, however, shows Murphy has [...]

U.K. Heads to the Polls in Referendum on EU

“Britons headed to polling booths Thursday for a historic vote on whether to leave the European Union, a choice pitting a vision of an untethered Britain against bleak predictions of economic turbulence and global insecurity,” the Wall Street Journal reports. [...]

House Republicans Start Recess Early

“House GOP leaders opted to send lawmakers home a day early for a holiday recess as Democrats threatened to stretch a widely publicized sit-in over gun control into a days-long demonstration,” The Hill reports. “The House adjourned for the Independence Day [...]

Ryan Shouted Down By Democrats

“After approximately 30 Democratic lawmakers staged a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday to push House Republicans to hold a vote on gun control legislation, Speaker Paul Ryan tried to gavel the house to order at around 10 p.m. ET, [...]

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

“Let’s be honest, the Republicans have nominated the looniest of the right-wing lunatics to become our country’s next Commander-in-Chief.” — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), quoted by the Washington Examiner.

State Department Disabled Security for Clinton Emails

“State Department staffers wrestled for weeks in December 2010 over a serious technical problem that affected emails from then-Secretary Hillary Clinton’s home email server, causing them to temporarily disable security features on the government’s own systems,” the AP reports. “The [...]

Rubio Won’t Campaign With Trump

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) will not campaign with Donald Trump in the battleground state of Florida, Politico reports. Said Rubio: “It’s not that I’m looking to undermine him, but I think the differences between us on key issues are so [...]

How Trump Will Stop the ‘Dump Trump’ Effort

Donald Trump’s campaign “is preparing a sophisticated operation to fight back against resurgent plans by recalcitrant conservatives to deny him the nomination at next month’s Republican National Convention,” Politico reports. “The effort will rely on a team of 150 volunteers [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“It doesn’t appear that I’m going to be the nominee, so I’m not going to determine the scope of the convention. I’ve given a few speeches in my life. It would be nice to speak at the Democratic National Convention. [...]

Rumsfeld Backs Trump for President

Donald Rumsfeld told the Daily Mail that he will support Donald Trump with his vote in November. It’s ‘not a close call,’ he said in a 25-minute phone interview. He added: “I’m a Republican, and there’s not any doubt in [...]

Why Trump Should Be a Fundraising Success

Patrick Ruffini: “I don’t like Trump, but speaking objectively and from experience, Trump’s low-rent demagoguery is tailor-made for fundraising success on the Internet. Trump appeals viscerally to a grassroots concerned about immigration, security, and the loss of American identity. He’s [...]

Half Say They’re ‘Afraid’ of the Other Party

Pew Research: “For the first time in surveys dating to 1992, majorities in both parties express not just unfavorable but very unfavorable views of the other party. And today, sizable shares of both Democrats and Republicans say the other party [...]

The Case for Dumping Trump at the Convention

Mike Murphy, who ran Jeb Bush’s super PAC during the GOP presidential primaries, writes in the Washington Post: So as the Trump campaign moves into full meltdown, Republicans are seeing a presumptive nominee on a mission of political suicide. Nobody [...]

Trump Lets Blacklisted Outlets Into Event

“In a move that could signal a shift in Donald Trump’s combative strategy in handling the political press, the campaign allowed formerly blacklisted outlets and journalists into the candidate’s speech Wednesday morning,” BuzzFeed reports.

House Democrats Stage Sit In

House Democrats “are staging a sit-in on the chamber floor claiming they will not leave until the House takes a vote on gun violence,” Roll Call reports. “In the effort being led by Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., members are chanting [...]

Quote of the Day

“Bernie can be a determinative force in many races, and I hope he will help us beat Trump and elect a Democratic Senate.” — Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), quoted by the National Journal.

Clinton Maintains National Lead

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll finds Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump nationally by nine points, 45% to 36%.

GOP Voters Not Happy with Their Party

A new Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 73% of Republican voters believe that GOP leaders have lost touch with Republican voters. Just 20% say those leaders have done a good job representing GOP voters. 

Rubio Not Favored In Florida’s Senate Race

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Ex-Secret Service Agent’s Book Differs from His Testimony

“Gary Byrne, a former Secret Service agent who worked in Bill Clinton’s White House, tells a dramatic story in his upcoming book about how he personally helped a White House steward dispose of towels stained by semen and lipstick to [...]

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