With the first presidential debate just hours away, Greg Sargent of The Plum Line and Right Turn’s Jennifer Rubin joined us on Facebook Live to talk about what the candidates need to do to “win” on Monday — from Hillary Clinton’s imperative to “be humanlike” to Donald Trump’s challenge to master his first one-on-one matchup. Show More Summary
David Plouffe talks to Greg Sargent about the tightening polls: “Some polls closely capture where the race stands. But they’re very incomplete. The Clinton campaign is doing large samples for modeling surveys of everybody on the voter file. So you [...] The post Are Most Public Polls Garbage? appeared first on Political Wire.
Greg Sargent/WaPo: Donald Trump is a racist conspiracy theorist. Don’t let him lie his way out of it. There is going to be a lot of confusion today over what Trump does or doesn’t believe. But let’s not let two basic facts get lost in...Show More Summary
The Washington Post is, like many media outlets, a mixed bag. On one hand, they have some seriously great investigative journalists bringing important stories to light. Greg Sargent and Paul Waldman at The Plum Line are national treasures. The editorial page, on the other hand, is a different matter. But worst of all is Chris... Read more »
CNN tells us in advance that the bar will be dropped to floor for Trump during debates:https://t.co/j3QPH2c2ln pic.twitter.com/ZEbXngpq9b — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) September 6, 2016 Keep in mind: These tweets are from actual, working journalists! So why is the cable-media “news” so determined to promote Trump’s “winning tactics”? Is it just C.R.E.A.M. — because the […]
Good read from Greg Sargent: What’s more, it should be noted that this was more than merely a defense against charges that Trump had previously given to Democrats. It was a key argument Trump made to GOP primary voters: That … Continue reading ?
In the Washington Post Abby Phillips wrotes “Clinton isn’t doing better than previous Democrats with Latinos — even against Trump” While Greg Sargent wrote “If this new poll is right, Trump is absolutely shredding the GOP brand with Latinos” Both are horse race journalism, but Sargent is looking at the horses and Phillips is talking […]
Critics were right Wednesday in blasting CNN commentators for describing Republican Donald Trump as presidential. He had given remarks beside Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. As the Washington Posts’s Greg Sargent predicted, he didn’t vomit. He didn’t urinate. So … he’s presidential! This...
Has Donald Trump given up on trying to win the election in November because, as Greg Sargent speculates, he's more interested in constructing a post-election white nationalist media empire? I think there could be some truth to this,Show More Summary
Greg Sargent: “Last night, Donald Trump delivered a speech in which he spoke in soothing tones about the need to unify the country and expressed ‘regret’ about any remarks that have caused ‘personal pain,’ though he didn’t specify which particular [...]
Greg Sargent: Could Donald Trump drop out of the presidential race? It seems doubtful that his ego would permit him to slink away like the World’s Biggest Loser. But Republicans are reportedly preparing for the possibility of replacing him with … Continue reading ?
McCain offers no opinion. His silence therefore speaks volumes. Source: Greg Sargent/Washington Post John McCain — one of the most respected voices in the Republican Party on national security — was asked a direct question: Are you comfortable...Show More Summary
Greg Sargent catches this interview with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ): QUESTION: Are you comfortable with Donald Trump possibly having control of the nuclear arsenal? McCAIN: [Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering.] Anyone that the people of this country choose to be [...]
Greg Sargent outlines President Obama’s role at the Democratic Convention tonight. While this signals that Obama, too, will make a positive case for Clinton as his successor, it also suggests that he plans to attempt a comprehensive indictment not just of Trump, but of Trumpism. The suggestion that he is optimistic about the country’s... Read more »
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 […]
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
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
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 [...
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
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