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Brown Cools Down VP Talk

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) “may support Hillary Clinton, but the Democratic senator provided one reason Tuesday that he might think twice before accepting an invitation to be her running mate: Ohio Gov. John Kasich would nominate his replacement if the [...]

Trump Would Meet with North Korea’s Leader

Donald Trump told Reuters that he “is willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear program.” Said Trump: “I would speak to him, I would have no problem speaking to him. At [...]

Trump’s Plan to Push Conspiracy Theories May Work

New Republic: “Trump’s proclivity toward outlandish stories about hidden machinations will present a particular problem to his likely general-election opponent, Hillary Clinton. Given his long record of conspiracy-mongering, it’s unquestionable that he’ll deploy the many lurid stories that have long [...]

Defiant Sanders Rips Nevada Democrats

Bernie Sanders “accused the Nevada Democratic Party of abusing its power to unfairly hurt his campaign, and denied accusations of promoting violence among his supporters,” The Hill reports. Said Sanders: “The Democratic leadership used its power to prevent a fair [...]

Trump Will Seek to Explain Himself

“In the face of a brutal new Democratic advertising assault, Donald Trump said he plans to rehabilitate his battered image in the coming weeks by publicly addressing head-on some of the most controversial episodes of his campaign,” the Washington Post [...]

How 1968 Changed American Politics

This guest piece from Michael Cohan, author of American Maelstrom, is only available to Political Wire members. In 2004, as John Kerry was preparing to face off against President George W. Bush in that year’s presidential election, a senior White [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“We know the truth. He’s not Hitler. He wants to help America. He wants to unite people. They think he doesn’t, but he does.” — Melania Trump, in an interview with Du Jour.

McCain Faces Tough Primary

A new Public Policy Polling survey in Arizona finds Sen. John McCain leading a multi-candidate primary field with 39%, followed by Kelli Ward at 26%, Alex Meluskey at 4%, Scott McBean at 3%, and Clair Van Steenwyk at 2%.  Another [....

Hustling Hitler

Coming next month: Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Führer by Walter Shapiro.

Ryan Agrees with Poll That Shows Voters Trust Trump

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said he agrees with a new poll showing that GOP voters trust Donald Trump rather than himself to lead the Republican Party, The Hill reports. Said Ryan: “Good Lord, I hope it is, because the person [...]

Quote of the Day

“I have only said like 10,000 times I will be a private citizen in January… As for future in politics, well it’s nearly impossible for someone not in office to ever become a successful candidate for President. Right?” — Sen. [...]

It’s Donald Trump’s Party Now

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Bush Not Certain the GOP Can Survive Trump

Jeb Bush told the Dutch news agency NRC Handelsblad that it’s “uncertain” whether the Republican Party will survive as an institution. Said Bush: “Parties no longer stand for anything, but become a vehicle for the ambitions of their leaders. Politics [...]

The 2-For-1 Presidency Is Back

“Recalling sunnier days of growth, low unemployment and budget surpluses under her husband, Hillary Clinton is telling Americans that Bill Clinton will be ‘in charge of revitalizing the economy’ if she wins the White House,” ABC News reports. “What his [...]

Senate Control May Limit Clinton’s Choice of Veep

“Most of Clinton’s best VP prospects are found in the upper chamber, since Democratic governors have been decimated in recent years and few House members have the proper profile,” MSNBC reports. “But at least three of the likely Democratic nominee’s [...]

Will Democrats Be Able to Define Trump?

Rick Klein: “What’s new in the anti-Trump playbook? Not much, at least so far as the first major wave of anti-Trump spending from Priorities USA, Hillary Clinton’s main super PAC. Two new ads, the start of a more than $100 [...]

Trump Hires a Pollster

“After calling pollsters a waste of money, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign reversed course and signed up veteran political strategist and pollster Tony Fabrizio,” Politico reports. “Fabrizio has worked on numerous presidential elections. He is also a top strategist for the [...]

Message Problem vs. Demographic Problem

First Read: “Less than six months before Election Day, the 2016 presidential contest could very well hinge on who has the more debilitating problem — Hillary Clinton’s lack of a message, or Donald Trump’s poor performance among non-white males. Let’s [...]

Trump to Meet with Kissinger

Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with former secretary of state Henry Kissinger as the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee looks to develop his foreign-policy expertise, the Washington Post reports. “Meeting with Kissinger has become a rite of passage for [...]

Trump Borrows Tactics from Sanders

New York Times: “On a range of issues, Mr. Trump seems to be taking a page from the Sanders playbook, expressing a willingness to increase the minimum wage, suggesting that the wealthy may pay higher taxes than under his original [....

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