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Trump Son Says It’s ‘Foolish’ to Release Tax Returns

Eric Trump said that it would be “foolish” for his father to release his tax returns and subject them to scrutiny by people who don’t know what they are looking at, the Wall Street Journal reports. Said Trump: “You would [...]

Trump Campaign Manager Says They’re Winning

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told the UK’s Channel 4 that Donald Trump is actually winning the election, but every poll is wrong because Trump voters are undercover. Said Conway: “Donald Trump performs consistently better in online polling where a [...]

Suddenly, Romney Looks Good to Democrats

Associated Press: “Horrified by the prospect of Trump in the White House, Obama and his party have changed their tune about Romney. As they denounce Trump as ‘unhinged’ and unfit, they’re getting nostalgic about the 2012 Republican nominee they now [...]

The Clinton Foundation Becomes an Issue

First Read: “The latest controversy over the Clinton Foundation — the allegation that special access was given to Foundation donors when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state — follows a familiar pattern: The entire arrangement appears sloppy, careless, and seedy… But [...]

The Flaw In Trump’s Latest Plan

Jonathan Chait: “The main difficulty Trump faces in dispelling the impression that he is a racist is that Trump is, in fact, a gigantic racist.”


Hillary Clinton latest ad will air in Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Bayh Gets His Address Wrong

Former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) got his Indianapolis address wrong over the weekend in an interview with WISH-TV. Bayh’s fumbling of his own address comes amid attacks that he doesn’t really live in Indiana.

Duckworth Calls Kirk ‘Unhinged’

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) called Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) “unhinged” after the senator referred to President Obama as the “drug dealer in chief,” Politico reports. Said Duckworth: “If you look at all of the things that he said, I think [...]

The Democrats’ Case for 2016

Just out: We’re Still Right, They’re Still Wrong: The Democrats’ Case for 2016 by James Carville.

State Poll Roundup: Wednesday

Here are the latest state polls in the presidential race: South Carolina: Trump 45%, Clinton 43% (Feldman Group)

The Pollster’s Dilemma

Mark Blumenthal: “Gary Johnson and the Libertarian Party appeared on state ballots in all but two states in 2012, and Stein and the Green Party appeared on all but 12. They will likely gain access to at least as many [...]

Clinton Tries to Run Out the Clock

“She is not planning on sitting for another televised armchair confessional to rehash regrets about a private email server. Nor is the campaign setting up the kind of war room employed last year to discredit a book that aimed to [.....

Trump’s Narrow Path Requires Four States

Wall Street Journal: “A Trump victory over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton likely would require a sweep of a set of battleground states where he is competitive but trailing in recent opinion polls—Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania and North Carolina—and both campaigns describe [...]

Trump Fights Racist Label

Washington Post: “Guided by his new campaign leadership, the Republican nominee has ordered a full-fledged strategy to court black and Latino voters and is mobilizing scores of minority figures to advocate publicly for his candidacy.” “Trump is planning trips to [...]

Trump Now Focusing on Battleground States

Donald Trump’s campaign “rolled out a revamped schedule, making sure to emphasize — twice — that Trump is focusing on battleground states,” Politico reports. “Some Republicans have been scratching their heads lately over Trump’s campaign schedule, which had been heavy [...]

Inside Obama’s Lesbian Infiltration Plot

Jonathan Chait: “Barack Obama is nearing the finish line of a presidency filled with accomplishments ranging from death panels to FEMA camps to the importation of Sharia law. Year eight is a natural time for Obama to unveil the most [...]

Clinton Met with Many Donors While at State

“More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It’s an extraordinary proportion indicating her [...]

Romney Donors Shun Trump for Downballot Races

An ABC News analysis of several of Mitt Romney’s top donors in 2012 revealed that they have so far declined to donate to Donald Trump’s campaign, joint victory fund, or super PACs backing him, instead shifting their contributions to congressional [...]

Landslides Don’t Really Happen Any More

New York Times: “It has been 32 years since a president won the popular vote by a double-digit percentage. That was when Mr. Mondale suffered an 18-point defeat to Ronald Reagan in 1984. It was also the last time there [...]

Individual Races Can Tell Us If a Wave Is Coming

Stuart Rothenberg: “Following changes in the ‘generic ballot’ poll question is one way to track the fight for the House, but an alternate way is to look at key races at various levels of competitiveness that should indicate whether a [...]

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