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Trump Says Sanders Is a Communist

Donald Trump told Yahoo News that Sen. Bernie Sanders, who describes himself as a “democratic socialist,” isn’t really a Democrat at all. Said Trump: “I think he’s a communist. I think he’s actually a communist with a socialistic bent. Anybody [...]

Bush Tries the Serious Approach

Rick Klein: “Jeb Bush probably didn’t have national security policy in mind when he talked about his now-famous willingness to ‘lose the primary to win the general.’ But if this is a grown-up moment in politics post-Paris, Bush is vying [...]

Clinton Will Unveil Plan to Defeat ISIS

Hillary Clinton “will deliver an in-depth speech at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York about her national security proposals and how she would combat the Islamic State,” the New York Times reports. “The Democrats so far have spoken [...]

O’Malley Campaign Close to Collapse

“With barely 10 weeks before Democrats start picking their presidential nominee, former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley’s campaign is perilously close to financial collapse,” the Washington Post reports. “The Democratic hopeful this week began asking the roughly 30 staffers at his [...]

Trump Way Ahead in New Hampshire

A new Fox News poll in New Hampshire shows Donald Trump leading with 27%, followed by Marco Rubio at 13%, Ted Cruz at 11%, Jeb Bush at 9%, Ben Carson at 9%, John Kasich at 7% and Chris Christie at [...]

Inside the Clinton Donor Network

A Washington Post investigation reveals how Bill and Hillary Clinton have methodically cultivated donors over 40 years, from Little Rock to Washington and then across the globe. The grand total raised for all of their political campaigns and their family’s [...]

Trump Still In Front Nationally

A Bloomberg poll finds Donald Trump leads the GOP presidential race with 24%, followed by Ben Carson at 20%, Marco Rubio at 12%, Ted Cruz at 9% and Jeb Bush at 6%.

Trump Quote of the Day

“I always want to think of myself as an underdog. I never want to think of myself as even leading… I am leading. I’m leading substantially… I’m leading everywhere. I still — I don’t — I don’t even think about [...]

An Alliance Against ISIS May Be Easier Said Than Done

“By attacking civilian targets well beyond its territory, the Islamic State has seemingly accomplished what diplomats had failed to do. Suddenly, the international order has been scrambled, drawing the United States, Russia and France together in a possible alliance against [...]

Labor Union to Target GOP with Immigration Ads

“On the anniversary of President Obama’s executive actions to ease burdens on immigrants, the Service Employees International Union and iAmerica Action are releasing a ‘substantial’ national advertising campaign that targets Republicans on immigration,” the New York Times reports. “The ads [...]

Ta-Nehisi Coates Wins National Book Award

Ta-Nehisi Coates won the National Book Award for Between the World and Me, “a blunt exploration of being a black man in America, published during a national dialogue about race relations,” the New York Times reports.

Trump Rises After Paris Attacks

“Donald Trump has gained political strength since the Paris terrorist attacks last Friday, according to most of the polls released in the aftermath,” The Hill reports. “Trump’s gains show him once again confounding Beltway wisdom, where the widespread view was [...]

Jindal Won’t Tell Who He Voted For

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) “took advantage of early voting last week and have already cast the ballots in the Louisiana governor’s race. But Jindal won’t say who he supported,” the New Orleans Times Picayune reports. “Jindal had announced last [...]

Most Americans Agree with GOP on Syrian Refugees

A new Bloomberg poll finds that 53% of Americans say the nation should not continue a program to resettle up to 10,000 Syrian refugees. Just 28% would keep the program with the screening process as it now exists, while 11% [...]

Bush Blows $20 Million on Ads

Jeb Bush and his allies “have now spent approximately $20 million in TV ads in the 2016 presidential race – more than twice as much as any other candidate or outside group,” NBC News reports. “And they have little to [...]

Trump Pledges to ‘Bomb the Hell Out of ISIS’

Donald Trump bashed President Obama as “out of touch” and having “no strategy” against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in a new radio ad airing in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, The Hill reports. The ad [...]

Rubio Skips Security Briefing

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) skipped a closed-door briefing on the Paris attacks for a fundraising event, the Tampa Bay Times reports. “The absence illustrates how Rubio is not just missing floor votes but also key hearings on national security and [...]

Bernie Sanders May Not Give Foreign Policy Speech

Wall Street Journal: “His campaign has considered whether Mr. Sanders should give a foreign-policy speech, but hasn’t decided whether to do so, said Tad Devine, his senior strategist. He said it takes considerable time to write a ‘serious speech on [...]

Why Governors Have Fizzled in the Presidential Race

NBC News: “One explanation for the decline of the GOP governor in the 2016 contest is the Trump Factor — if governors were set up to be the Washington outsiders, they were immediately overtaken by Donald Trump and Ben Carson.” [...]

The Latest on Wonk Wire

Here’s what’s trending on Wonk Wire: How the GOP Dominates in Down Ballot Races Despite Successes, Americans’ View of Obamacare Tilts Negative ‘War on Coal’ Rhetoric Cools in 2016 Campaign Poll: Islam is ‘at odds’ with American Values In Defense [...]

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