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Here’s how the Democratic Party can rise again

Greg Sargent reminds us that in 2017 and 2018 there are 38 gubernatorial races. The governors’ mansions are what to watch. There are more than three dozen gubernatorial races taking place in the next two years. And they could do a tremendous amount to set the party on the path out of the wilderness in [...]

Saturday Morning Open Thread: Anthem

Goddess bless the Queen! Longish read for a (hopefully) quiet weekend morning… Greg Sargent at the Washington Post: If you care about whether the Democratic Party can rebuild itself anytime soon out of the smoking wreckage left behind by the disastrous 2016 elections, something very important is happening a lot sooner than you think. There […]

Wednesday Morning Open Thread: Nancy (Once Again) Smash

In an interview with me, Pelosi vows total Dem unity and no surrender to Paul Ryan's push to gut Medicare: https://t.co/hmoWN7qUzG — Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) November 22, 2016 May her shadow never grow less!: Democrats are wandering around in the wilderness once again, shut out of power in Washington after losing a close, hard-fought presidential […]

Don’t Expect the GOP to Rein In Trump’s Corruption

Greg Sargent: “Donald Trump vowed to “drain the swamp” of corruption in Washington. But experts on governmental ethics are increasingly worried that Trump’s presidency, and his refusal to place his global business empire in a blind trust, risk producing a [...]

“A group of political scientists says Trump’s attacks on our democracy are unprecedented and dangerous”

Greg Sargent: As a general rule, political scientists tend to shy away from taking public stands for — or against — candidates that might make them appear partisan or somehow lacking in scientific objectivity. So it’s notable that a large … Continue reading ?

Three Things

[Content Note: Racism; white supremacy; arson; intimidation.]Three things I read nearly back-to-back this morning:1. Greg Sargent in the Washington Post: "Here's the Election Day Nightmare Scenario That Should Terrify You."But plainly, the race is tightening, and it's increasingly possible we'll see a very close finish. Show More Summary

Public Perceptions of Voter Fraud Shifting (Among non-Trump Supporters)

Greg Sargent: But here’s a potentially more significant finding. As Scott Clement and Emily Guskin note, the new Post/ABC poll also finds that worries about voter fraud have declined among American voters by 10 percentage points, even as confidence that the votes … Continue reading ?

“Trump will claim the election was stolen. This new poll shows GOP voters may believe him.”

Greg Sargent: The poll finds that among Americans overall, only 43 percent have a great deal of confidence that their votes will be counted accurately. That’s unfortunate, to be sure. Meanwhile, the partisan divide is notable: 55 percent of Democrats … Continue reading ?

Democrats Don’t See Many Undecided Voters

Greg Sargent: “Top Democratic strategists have concluded that at this point, there are very few undecided voters left, based on both public polls and on private polling that attempts to push undecided voters to make a choice.”

Trump, Piggybacking Off Right Wing Claims that U.S. Rushing Citizenship Applications, Says Clinton Helped Machado

Greg Sargent: The “sex tape” angle here is sucking up all the attention. (Apparently, sex sells.) That appears to be a reference to reports about a steamy love scene that Machado filmed in 2005, though without further clarification, it’s hard … Continue reading ?

What the candidates need to do to ‘win’ tonight

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

Are Most Public Polls Garbage?

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.

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Swindler Donald Trump trades one lie for another

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

No, Clinton’s Health Isn’t a “Real Issue in the Campaign”

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 »

Open Thread: Bring Back the League of Women Voters to Moderate the Debates!

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 […]

“Yes, Trump does buy off corrupt politicians. At least, that’s what he told us himself, remember?”

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 ?

Washington Post Vs Washington Post

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 […]

Donald Trump went to Mexico, he choked and then he lied about it

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

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