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Sunday wrap

Who said it? 1. “I certainly don’t have access to her (Hillary Clinton’s) emails; it doesn’t appear anyone does.” 2. “Some people, I think particularly the Clinton camp, would say that these are all coincidence. I don’t think, when you’re talking about 12 instances, you’re talking coincidence. I think you’re talking trend.” 3. “If you’re […]

Rubio vs. the governors

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for some time has made the argument that a senator such as himself is better prepared to be commander in chief. On Saturday in Iowa he upped the ante, telling an Iowa radio host, “I believe that I take over on Day One as president prepared to lead this country in the […]

Dear Martin O’Malley …

The Post reported this week, “Martin O’Malley is using [Hillary] Clinton’s closely watched and long-anticipated 2016 launch to raise his profile ahead of his own likely entry into the race next month. He has seized on specific economic and social policy issues, including same-sex marriage and an international trade deal, in a bid to raise […]

Distinguished pol of the week

NPR, not known as an outlet sympathetic to Republicans, reported: Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as Attorney General was not the only sign of a spring thaw in the Senate this week: Senators also voted for a crackdown on human trafficking, while green shoots of compromise seemed to sprout on other contentious issues, both foreign and domestic. […]

Will the GOP take a win on Iran?

The Iran Nuclear Review Amendment Act (the Corker-Menendez bill) passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee 19-0. Amendments and debate on the bill will get underway next week. According to a fact sheet provided by the bill’s floor managers, the bill would require the president to submit to Congress any final Iran deal along with all […]

A big legislative win on education

The most important legislative development recently probably was not the passage of the anti-human trafficking bill or the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as attorney general. Sooner or later, you knew that logjam was going to break. Rather, it was the unanimous passage through the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension committee of a bill (Every Child […]

Hillary Clinton: People’s champion or greedy sellout?

Hillary Clinton said very little in her presidential campaign kickoff video. But what she did say may come back to bite her. She declared that “the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top. Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion.” But if anything, we have seen that […]

The phony quid pro quo standard

Given the revelations about Bill and Hillary Clinton’s money machine and potential conflicts of interest, many are arguing that as long as no quid pro quo is found, she will survive. This is not necessarily the case, and some such arguments are an effort to set a bar low enough that even Clinton can stumble over […]

Morning Bits

He’s as honest as the day is long! Umm. “A Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter has claimed former President Bill Clinton falsely denied hosting a meeting with Kazakh officials when she tried to write a story that involved his foundation several years ago.” Honestly, are they just figuring this out now? “This is a […]

Candidates do improve with time

  With minute-by-minute coverage of the campaigns and tons of polls, it is sometimes hard to remember that campaigns and candidates are works in progress. This does not mean that candidates are hopeless flip-floppers — although some are. Rather, it means that candidates can learn and improve — in some cases, dramatically. Jeb Bush was less than […]

Republicans venture to gay weddings and gay power couples’ homes

The New York Times reports: Senator Ted Cruz, the Republican presidential candidate, has positioned himself as a strong opponent to same-sex marriage, urging pastors nationwide to preach in support of marriage as an institution between a man and a woman, which he said was “ordained by God.” But on Wednesday night, at a reception for […]

The Clintons’ adventures threaten return to the White House

I am beginning to question my prediction that Hillary Clinton will sail right by the latest scandals and cruise to the nomination. Yes, the Clintons have always have slipped the noose before, but here Hillary Clinton destroyed thousands of e-mails on her home server claiming they were all private. And “private” for the Clintons includes […]

The first step to stop an awful Iran deal

  In a couple of hours, the Senate will take up the Corker-Menendez bill to require the president to refrain from unilaterally lifting sanctions and submitting a final Iran deal to an up-or-down vote. In a perfect world, the president would acknowledge this is a treaty and subject to a two-thirds ratification vote, or there […]

A race to the bottom on trade and immigration

The globalized economy has severe and sometimes unpleasant implications for some Americans. But then, the Industrial Revolution did, too, as cities sprung to life, rural areas were depopulated, new industries flourished and others disappeared,  wealth grew and family structure changed. Show More Summary

Koch brothers dwarfed by Clinton Inc.

  USA Today reports, “Charles Koch said he is considering throwing his political might into the Republican presidential primary for the first time and is likely to provide financial help to several contenders before settling on a single candidate.” The report ominously warns, “Koch’s move to unleash his massive political organization to help individual candidates […]

Morning Bits

Hillary Clinton has “evolved“– and invariably in ways that make her more acceptable to the left wing of the Democratic Party. “It’s widely known that Hillary Clinton’s views on gay marriage have ‘evolved,’ but that terminology drastically understates the extent to which she has changed her opinion on the subject to keep up with the […]

Iran might be the straw that breaks the back for American Jews

Andrew Kohut of the Pew Research Center asks whether “long-standing Jewish support for the Democratic Party will be threatened” by the president’s impending Iran deal. He notes that in the past Israel has not been a determining factor but that may be changing: “One worrisome sign for the Democrats is a recent Gallup Poll finding declining […]

Will Hillary Clinton get away with everything?

Ron Fournier writes: “The seedy side of the foundation is a legitimate campaign issue. While the Clintons deserve credit for making foundation donations largely transparent, other activities raise serious questions. They violated an ethics agreement with the Obama White House. Hillary Clinton deleted most emails she sent and received as secretary of State, including any […]

Cementing a bad regime

Aaron David Miller writes: “As the Russians have made clear in their recent S-300 deal, the nuclear negotiations are only making Iran a more acceptable business partner. And the real fruits of the diplomacy haven’t even begun yet. Sanctions relief will make the mullahs more secure and give them the resources to buck up, not […]

What’s Marco Rubio’s secret?

More than other 2016 presidential entrants Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) seems to have positively affected, even excited, Republicans. Ross Douthat writes, “Rubio more than most candidates fits the way most Republicans want to think about their party and ideology and cause.” There is much to that, and certainly Republicans want to get away from the dig that they […]

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