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Dumb luck for Republicans? “It wasn’t until the House Select Committee on Benghazi, established by a determined Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in May of last year, started digging by hand through 15,000 pages of emails turned over by the State Department that Clinton’s use of private email was uncovered. Experienced committee investigators, looking for information […]

When will Trump go away?

The media are entranced by Donald Trump and vested in his success. (The debate drew the biggest ratings for any cable news program. His interview on “Meet the Press” gave NBC its best rating in 1½ years.) Some even buy into summer polling (talk to President Rudy Giuliani), but they tend not to dwell on […]

Rubio on the new economy

“Hillary Clinton believes the way to win the race for the future is to drive in reverse — to revert back to more regulations, higher taxes and bigger government,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said in a major economic speech in Detroit today. “I believe the way forward is to embrace the future and modernize our […]

Bush attacks Trump from the right

In a memorable rant Jeb Bush in New Hampshire yesterday lit into Donald Trump, reminding the gathering Trump was a Democrat for longer than he was a Republican, gave more money to Democrats, favors a tax on assets and want to spend hundreds of billions on an immigration scheme. He could have added that Trump […]

Fourteenth Amendment deniers

Why don’t politicians and pundits who back repealing birthright citizenship want to insist it would not take a constitutional amendment to alter the 14th Amendment? (“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States.”) I can think of a few reasons. For starters, […]

Bush and Kasich pass education test while their rivals flunk

At the education summit put on by The Seventy Four, a new pro-education reform group, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida governor Jeb Bush were both animated and well-versed on the topic. They were able to run through their own records and explain they were not running from Common Core, explaining this was a state-led initiative. […]

John Kasich talks to Right Turn

At the education summit put on by the new group Seventy Four in New Hampshire, Ohio Gov. John Kasich was unapologetic in defending his refusal to flip-flop on Common Core as his opponents have. “None of this finger in the wind stuff,” he said. That might be the bubbly governor’s calling card these days. Whether […]

Morning Bits

Running as Trump’s puppy dog? “Donald Trump and Ted Cruz’s mutual admiration is turning into a conservative bromance—one that could have a huge strategic payoff for the Texas senator’s presidential campaign. Behind the scenes, Cruz has been methodologically developing Trump’s support. The two candidates have met in person at least five times and talk by phone […]

The latest Iran revelation is utterly humiliating

The day after a devastating take-down of the Iran deal from Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), the Associated Press reports: Iran, in an unusual arrangement, will be allowed to use its own experts to inspect a site it allegedly used to develop nuclear arms under a secret agreement with the U.N. agency that normally carries out […]

Kasich understands how to run in a Trump world

Ohio Gov. John Kasich got into the race late. But rather than a detriment, the late entrance allowed him to ride the post-announcement bump into the first debate and, equally important, watch his competitors’ errors. From a swing state with high percentage of minority voters, Kasich understands that the majority of the electorate is not […]

Biden’s easy road to the nomination

Vice President Joe Biden is not yet running for president. Nevertheless, the latest CNN poll has him at 14 percent and Hillary Clinton at 47 percent. The 43 percent not-Clinton vote (Biden’s 14 percent plus 29 percent for Sen. Bernie Sanders) nearly equals her support. It stands to reason that if Biden got into the […]

Scott Walker goes wobbly

We have reported over the past few months Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s stumbling campaign. The flip-flops (on immigration, ethanol, gay marriage), the lackluster debate performance and a lack of both policy and presence have plagued him. And that is what the Walker team itself now admits. The Post reports: In a conference call, one-on-one conversations […]

Clinton can’t shrug it off

  In a campaign filled with cringe-worthy moments, lackluster speeches and gaffes this was the worst. The Post reports: Democratic president candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said repeatedly Tuesday that she did not know if her e-mail server, which was turned over to the FBI last week, had been wiped clean of data. In a testy exchange […]

The GOP race is really two races

If you understand that about a quarter of self-described (not necessarily registered, let alone likely) voters are far right, rabidly anti-immigration and prone to conspiracy theories, the GOP presidential race becomes more understandable. Show More Summary

Morning Bits

And he is sane. Don’t forget sane. “So why is Mike Bloomberg such an attractive choice? Because like Donald Trump, he has an outstanding record as a businessman (without the bankruptcies). And unlike Trump, he’s actually held public office, easily winning three elections in blue New York City as a Republican and eventually as an […]

Democratic Sen. Menendez lays out the case against Iran deal

If it was not unexpected, Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez’s announcement of opposition to the Iran deal was no less appreciated by critics of the deal. Considering he is under indictment, his action makes good on his vow not to be intimidated by the White House. Off the bat, he derided the White House spin about its […]

Walker unveils health-care speech, new message

After much hype from his campaign, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker unveiled his health-care plan, which — like many of plans out there (including ones like those put out by Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Tom Price and Sen. Orrin Hatch) — proposes repealing Obamacare, going to a system of tax credits for those without employer-provided insurance, allowing insurance […]

Questions for immigration extremists

Since immigration has once again become a prominent issue in the GOP race, candidates should be carefully questioned in the next debate. Here’s a start: Yes or no: Do you support repealing birthright citizenship? If it requires amending or repealing the 14th Amendment, would you do so? Would you apply it to children of illegal […]

A better Iran deal is possible

Former senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), experts such as Robert Satloff and now sanctions guru Mark Dubowitz make the case that a better Iran deal is doable, but only if Congress votes down President Obama’s deal. After reviewing the deal’s numerous and serious deficiencies, Dubowitz writes: There is ample precedent to amend the […]

Hillary Clinton should stop slandering the FBI

The Post reports: A State Department official told a federal judge Monday that 305 more of former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton’s e-mail messages have been flagged for further review by intelligence agencies, to see whether they contain classified material that should not be released to the public. Clinton turned 30,000 e-mails over to […]

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