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‘Free the Delegates’ gets lots of help

Each day the scales seem to tip ever so slightly in favor of the Dump Trump convention movement. In fact, as we get closer to the convention, the reasons for not dumping him are evaporating. Take the argument that delegates should not upset the “will of primary voters.” Aside from the misunderstanding of the concept […]

Rubio’s run comes with challenges

The good news for Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) just-announced Senate reelection bid is that he stands a good chance of winning. A Quinnipiac University poll finds: In Florida, Sen. Rubio leads U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy 47 – 40 percent and tops U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson 48 – 40 percent. Murphy and Grayson are ahead of several […]

Trump met with evangelical Christians and all he got was a lousy list

Donald Trump met with 1,000 evangelical Christian “leaders” in New York. He dispensed such words of wisdom as: Some of the people were saying, ‘Let’s pray for our leaders. Well, you can pray for your leaders, and I agree with that. Pray for everyone. But what you really have to do is you have to […]

Trump makes Clinton’s point for her

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday delivered in Columbus, Ohio, an economic speech, or rather, a speech shredding Donald Trump’s economic notions and business dealings. Her essential point was simple: Trump is a selfish con artist always out to feather his own nest. And boy did he underscore that message with his release of campaign finances. As […]

Morning Bits

Panic time. “New campaign finance reports showing Trump had less than $1.3 million in the bank heading into June ignited fears that the party will not be afford the kind of national field effort that the entire Republican ticket depends on. The real estate mogul responded by going on the offensive, saying GOP fundraisers have failed […]

The only Republican to come out ahead in 2016

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) has inspired #NeverTrump forces by standing foursquare against Donald Trump. His refusal to endorse an unacceptable candidate stands in contrast to the long line of Republicans who capitulated to Trump and now are burdened with the task of defending him. Beltway conventional wisdom says this is a terrible mistake. (“Though Sasse […]

Pulling back the curtain on the sales job for the Iran deal

Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported that the Obama administration glossed over evidence of Iran’s nuclear weapons program as it spun and sold the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to Congress and the public. Iran analyst and JCPOA critic Omri Ceren emails, “The U.S. has concluded that Iran conducted activities relevant to creating nuclear […]

Clinton has Trump’s number

You have to appreciate the skill of Hillary Clinton’s campaign ad team — and marvel at the ineptness of Donald Trump’s GOP competitors. The Clinton camp’s latest attack ad is as slick as they come: It has the benefit of being true — but also entertaining and well-paced. It’s also bipartisan in the sense that it […]

Both parties better compromise on a gun bill

The liberal narrative for the Senate votes defeating four gun measures Monday is that the “NRA killed” reasonable attempts to prevent terrorists from getting weapons. That is only partially right. Democrats also killed a measure that was a reasonable attempt to prevent terrorists from getting weapons and killed another to improve background checks. In a […]

A Republican delegate revolt becomes more likely

The RNC delegate revolt is reaching the boiling point. As unprecedented as it might be, and as far-fetched as it might have once sounded, it is becoming the logical solution to the Republicans’ conundrum. Aside from Trump and his true believers, fewer and fewer Republican operatives, activists or donors think Trump can win. As CNN […]

Trump’s campaign turmoil suggests his greatest weakness

Monday was up there with the weirdest days in the Donald Trump campaign saga. Trump fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski four weeks before the Republican presidential convention. Lewandowski went on CNN to give a post-firing interview, which was odd enough. Show More Summary

Morning Bits

Not a shocker. “A new analysis concludes Donald Trump’s economic proposals, taken at face value, could produce a prolonged recession and heavy job losses that would fall hardest on low- and middle-income workers.” Once, it might have shocked us; now, this is par for the course for this administration: “Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) quickly criticized […]

New evidence of Iran’s chicanery — and the Obama administration’s

The Wall Street Journal reports: The Obama administration has concluded that uranium particles discovered last year at a secretive Iranian military base likely were tied to the country’s past, covert nuclear weapons program, current and former officials said, a finding that contradicts Tehran’s longstanding denials that it was pursuing a bomb. Traces of man-made uranium […]

Trump lets on: His campaign is a train wreck

On the Sunday shows, Donald Trump insisted all was well with his campaign. It hadn’t really gotten started, he claimed. He was waiting for the convention (!?). Talk of a delegate revolt was just a “hoax.” But today two telltale signs of panic told a different story. Trump was the author of both. First, the […]

Ryan misunderstands leadership

If Speaker of the House Paul Ryan never makes it to the White House in the years after 2016 it may be attributable to his handling of Donald Trump’s nomination. Ryan has not only been misguided in assuming he could have caused a chasm by refusing to endorse the candidate, he seems to have abdicated […]

Six weeks to sanity: The anti-Trump surge is finally here

In May (was it only last month?), Donald Trump’s Republican competitors left the presidential primary race. GOP officials scrambled to endorse him. There was talk big donors were coming on board. Many conscientious conservatives were in a funk, disillusioned with a party (albeit only a plurality of primary voters) who could select a charlatan and a […]

Morning Bits

Maybe they should stop endorsing him, then. “Senate Republicans are deeply concerned that Donald Trump will cost them their majority, despite private assurances from leaders that voters opposed to the presumptive GOP presidential nominee will split their ballots.” Trump seems about to implode. “Not only are Trump’s poll numbers slipping, they are at a low […]

Ups and downs

UP: Dump Trump at the convention DOWN: Finding a third candidate to run against Trump UP: Risk GOP loses majority in one or both houses DOWN: Republicans donors willing to embrace Trump UP: Clinton campaign operation since sealing nomination DOWN: Trump campaign operation since sealing nomination UP: Support for denying gun purchases to suspected terrorists […]

Sunday wrap

Who said it? 1. “Run a campaign we can all be proud of.” 2. “I think what’s important, though, is to continue to keep our focus on the victims of this tragic crime as well.” 3. “The victims of this crime come from a community that are often marginalized.” 4. “We really haven’t started. We […]

Town hall questions for real candidates: What to ask the Libertarian ticket

CNN, in what we hope will be a trend, is hosting a town hall Wednesday with the Libertarian ticket, former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson and former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld. Considering how poorly Donald Trump is doing, the Libertarian ticket stands to gain a record share of the vote and offers voters from both major […]

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