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WASHINGTON POST’S JULIET EILPERIN TO DNC: STORY ‘RUNNING ON A1 TOMORROW… YOU ALL WILL BE TOTAL…

WASHINGTON POST’S JULIET EILPERIN TO DNC: STORY ‘RUNNING ON A1 TOMORROW… YOU ALL WILL BE TOTALLY FINE WITH IT.’ Meanwhile at the American Thinker, “In short, [Greg] Sargent is a DNC-Clinton shill on the payroll of the Washington Post.” Flashback to the Post’s then-ombudswoman in mid-November of 2008: “Journalism naturally draws liberals; we like to […]

Some people know Trump isn't qualified to be president, but support him anyway

If you wonder how it is that somewhat more than 40 percent of American voters can be supporting Donald Trump for president, according to recent polls, here’s another piece of the polling to mystify you. Greg Sargent flags a trend beyond...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The Endorsement and the memorial

Greg Sargent: Early this morning, before Bernie Sanders made his big speech endorsing Hillary Clinton today in New Hampshire, Sanders’s top policy adviser, Warren Gunnels, sent an email to a few dozen fellow Sanders supporters. “TheShow More Summary

Using Trump’s Words Against Him

Pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA is launching a new, $500,000 ad campaign aimed at winning over millennial voters and women in presidential swing states. Here’s one of six new ads: Greg Sargent has a good rundown of all of the [...

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The media, both-sides-ism and fairness

Greg Sargent: Why can’t Trump or Clinton unite our badly divided country? It’s the wrong question. If the phrase “trying to unify the country” at this particular moment has any meaning, one such theoretical effort might reside in trying to acknowledge, and speak to, the grievances on both sides of this divide. Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: The party platform and the Bernie Sanders victories

Greg Sargent: The latest draft of the Democratic Party platform, which is set to be released as early as this afternoon, will show that Bernie Sanders won far more victories on his signature issues than has been previously thought, according...Show More Summary

Donald Trump's Beautiful Chinese Ties

Greg Sargent on Donald Trump's continuing appeal: One core assumption driving Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy is this: Voters will see even the seamier details of Trump’s business past as a positive, because even if he got rich...Show More Summary

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Trump in free-fall, Bernie in contemplation

Greg Sargent on whether Bernie Sanders should concede, already: Other Democrats argue the same. As one puts it, Sanders’ leverage is “dissipating every day.” I’m having a lot of trouble getting worked up over this. It is true, as Matthew Yglesias says, that Sanders’s speech did contain some elements that legitimately annoyed Democratic leaders. Show More Summary

Devastating anti-Mark Kirk ad shows there’s no escaping a Trump endorsement

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

A new ad is attempting to make Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL)’s endorsement of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump into an albatross around the conservative senator’s neck. According to Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent, the video was produced by Democratic super PAC American Bridge...

It Takes a Triangulator to Think This Is a Good Idea

Here’s a video from the Clinton campaign full of Republicans criticizing Trump for his attacks on the judge in his fraud case. – Greg Sargent, Washington Post, this evening Why, of course it’s a good idea, in a campaign that should be based largely on the likelihood that if elected, Trump would serve as Paul […]

Hillary Clinton Remains the Most Likely 45th President of the United States

Greg Sargent is a little tired of the current conventional wisdom about a Trump-Clinton general election: Democrats should not underestimate Trump or imagine that defeating him will be easy....Democrats should obviously be prepared for...Show More Summary

Open Thread: Meanwhile, At the Dem Intramurals…

Carrot: Despite public defiance, Bernie told top Ds he expects convention process to be legit: https://t.co/EGTg8aHBBj pic.twitter.com/fQKPT5urQG — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) May 29, 2016 That was the day after the Washington Post reported: The relationship between the Democratic National Committee and Sen. Show More Summary

Democrats Try to Recycle Romney Attacks

Greg Sargent: “Early in the 2012 campaign, when top Democratic strategists were debating how to target Mitt Romney, they worked to hone their message about him down to a single, tight, pithy phrase. According to one senior Democrat in on [...]

Quick Takes

It seems that the Sanders campaign has reached an agreement with the DNC about representation on the platform committee. Greg Sargent has a rundown, including this statement from the...

Sanders’s Sole Senate Supporter Says the Magic Words That Bernie Won’t Say

With much of the political world trying unsuccessfully to get Bernie Sanders and his campaign to spell out the conditions under which Sanders will fold his campaign and support the nominee, the Washington Post's Greg Sargent decided to pose the question to Jeff Merkley, Sanders's only supporter among his fellow ... More »

Clinton plans to campaign on jobs and pay, despite the competition being Donald Trump

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

How will Hillary Clinton campaign against Donald Trump? Clinton strategist Joel Benenson previewed some of the big arguments for Greg Sargent, and they are, as Sargent observed, “oddly conventional.” …  he brushed off much of the conventional...Show More Summary

Trump: I Might Not Release Tax Returns At All

Greg Sargent, Washington Post: Donald Trump does not expect to release his tax returns before the November election, the Associated Press informs us today. He told the AP that he doesn't believe voters are interested, adding: "There's nothing to learn from them."... Show More Summary

Donald Trump's Negatives Could Go Up...Or Down

Greg Sargent channels the conventional wisdom that Hillary Clinton's negatives are old and baked into the cake, while Donald Trump's could get even worse than they are now: [Hillary Clinton] has been subjected to intense scrutiny for over two decades. Show More Summary

Will the 2016 Campaign Be All About Race?

Greg Sargent says that Donald Trump is in for a rough time: The general election will differ from the primaries in an important sense: Unlike Republicans, Democrats will not be constrained from brutally unmasking the truly wretched nature of his racial appeals. Show More Summary

Trump May Welcome Super PAC Money

Greg Sargent: TRUMP FACES BIG DECISION ON SUPER PACs: On Morning Joe today, Trump was asked whether he would “welcome the support of Super PACs in the general election.” He replied: “I’m going to be making a decision over the … Continue reading ?

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