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McCain Says Obama ‘Allowed’ French Terrorist Attack

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told KTAR-FM that President Obama “allowed” the Bastille Day attack in France that left at least 84 people dead to happen. Said McCain: “As far as the tragedy in France is concerned, obviously this is an act [...]

Early Sign that Democrats Could Win the House

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Nearly Half of Republicans Say Party Is Astray

A new Morning Consult poll finds that 46% of Republicans said they think their party has “pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track.”

It Took an Intervention to Stop Don King from Speaking

New York Times: “Trump was told, no, it was not sensible to have … the flamboyant boxing promoter, address the Republican convention. But Mr. Trump, who has repeatedly boasted of having Mr. King’s support, kept pressing the matter. Finally, officials [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“Hillary Clinton, you should be tried for treason, murder, and crimes against the US Constitution… then hung on the Mall in Washington, DC.” — West Virginia House of Delegates member Michael Folks (R), quoted by WOWK-TV.

Trump Suggests Obama Supports Police Killings

Donald Trump implied that President Obama has sided with those attacking police officers, Politico reports. Said Trump: “I mean, you know, I watched the president and sometimes the words are okay. But you just look at the body language. There’s something [...]

Confessions of a Republican

Hillary Clinton is out with a new ad as the Republican National Convention kicks off:

Kasich Snubs Trump at Convention In His Home State

NBC News: “Thursday will mark the one-year anniversary of Ohio Gov. John Kasich becoming the final entrant in a crowded GOP primary field in which Donald Trump was viewed as little more than a celebrity sideshow. But that same day [...

A Divided and Unpopular Party Convenes

First Read: “As Republicans begin the first day of their convention here, we can safely say that the state of their party is, well, not so strong. In the new NBC/WSJ poll, which finds Hillary Clinton holding on to her [...]

Trump’s Ghostwriter Speaks Out

Tony Schwartz, who was the ghost writer for Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal, talks to the New Yorker: “I put lipstick on a pig,” he said. “I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting [...]

Trump Prides Himself on Not Reading Much

Washington Post: “Presidents have different ways of preparing to make decisions. Some read deeply, some prefer to review short memos that condense difficult issues into bite-size summaries, ideally with check-boxes at the bottom of the page. But Trump, poised to [...]

Trump Dominates First Joint Interview

Washington Post: “For their first lengthy public interaction, Donald Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence opted for a sit-down interview with 60 Minutes. Trump did most of the talking during the 21-minute segment that aired on Sunday night, while Pence [...]

Quote of the Day

“I think I am, actually humble. I think I’m much more humble than you would understand.” — Donald Trump, in an interview on 60 Minutes.

GOP Insiders Not Looking Forward to Convention

Politico: “Nearly two-thirds of Republican insiders, 65 percent, said they are less excited about this year’s convention — which a number of top Republicans are avoiding — than previous editions.” “Republican insiders are far less excited about their party’s convention [...]

Convention Will Test Limits of Trump and Media

New York Times: “The can’t-look-away quality of his public persona and his media awareness have frequently pushed much of our national journalism into an unsavory corner where the imperatives of equal time, hard scrutiny and adherence to traditional standards have [...]

‘Law and Order’ Becomes GOP Theme

“The attack on police officers in Baton Rouge, La., cast a grim mood over the opening of the Republican National Convention here, as Donald Trump responded to the killings with a stark warning that the country was falling apart,” the [...]

GOP Convention Program Announced

The Republican National Convention announced the schedule of events for this week: Monday: Make America Safe Again Headliners: Melania Trump, Lieutenant General (ret.) Michael Flynn, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Jason Beardsley and U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke (Mont.). Tuesday: Make [...]

Kasich Says Clinton Has Moved Too Far Left

Gov. John Kasich (R) hasn’t endorsed Donald Trump but he blasted Hillary Clinton in a New Hampshire Union Leader op-ed for being pushed to the left: Hillary Clinton may have locked up her party’s nomination, but it is unclear who [....

Never Trump Running Out of Time

“Anti-Trump forces, preparing their final, desperate maneuver to deny Donald Trump the Republican presidential nomination, are struggling to settle on a strategy — and they’re down to their final day,” Politico reports. “In hushed meetings in hotels dotting downtown Cleveland [...]

Police Want Open Carry Suspended for GOP Convention

“The head of Cleveland’s largest police union is calling on Ohio Gov. John Kasich to temporarily restrict the state’s open carry gun laws during this week’s Republican National Convention following Sunday’s shooting in Louisiana that killed three officers and wounded [...]

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