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White Nationalist Media Empire Or The Presidency? Trump Thinks He Doesn't Have To Choose

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

Trump Releases His First Campaign Ad

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 [...]

“If Trump quits, GOP will have very tough time replacing him”

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 Declines To Say Whether Trump Should Have The Nuclear Codes

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

McCain Won’t Say Trump Is Fit to Control Nukes

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 [...]

Quick Takes: Tonight It Will Be POTUS’ Turn

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 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

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

3 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...

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