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With Eleven Weeks To Go, Hillary Clinton Appears To Be Unstoppable

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It’s eleven weeks — just 77 days — until Election Day, and things are looking pretty good for Hillary Clinton, and pretty bad for Donald Trump.

Is Trump About To Flip-Flop On Immigration?

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A report over the weekend raises questions about whether or not Donald Trump is changing positions on a central tenet of his campaign.

Michele Bachmann Advising Trump On Foreign Policy

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Former Minnesota Congresswoman and Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she’s advising Donald Trump on foreign policy: Tea Party firebrand Michele Bachmann says she is advising Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on foreign policy. The former Minnesota congresswoman attended a fundraiser in the state for Trump on Saturday, where she revealed to the press that she […]

Even If Clinton Wins, Don’t Expect Supreme Court Justices To Start Retiring Immediately

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Early indications are the Ruth Bader Ginsburg and other older Justices don’t plan on leaving any time soon.

Trump’s Speaking Style

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Tara Golshan has an interesting piece at Vox:  Donald Trump’s strange speaking style, as explained by linguists which is worth a read. I will say that it includes a quote that may qualify for Understatement of the Year: “His speeches are full of non sequiturs,” says Kristin Kobes Du Mez, a Calvin College historian Of the passages […]

What Happens To The GOP If Trump Loses?

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A Trump loss in November could lead to battles inside the GOP that could take years to resolve.

A Donald Trump Pivot? Don’t Count On It

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One speech isn’t going to make up for what we’ve seen so far.

The Election Isn’t Over Quite Yet

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Don’t be fooled into thinking that the election is “over,” because it isn’t.

Keeping Control Of The Senate Just Got More Difficult For Republicans

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GOP control of Indiana’s Senate seat appears to be in jeopardy, and that will have serious implications for the battle to control the Senate.

Liz Cheney Wins GOP Primary For Wyoming’s House Seat

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Former Vice-President Dick Cheney’s daughter Liz Cheney is most likely headed to Congress after winning the Republican primary for Wyoming’s at-large Senate seat: Liz Cheney won the GOP primary for Wyoming’s at-large House seat Tuesday, clearing the biggest hurdle to Congress for the national security hawk and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Cheney […]

Trump Campaign Shakeup

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After weeks of bleeding, the Trump campaign is undergoing a shake up, but it’s unlikely to fix what’s really wrong.

Clinton Is Crushing Trump Among Younger Voters, And The GOP Is Paying The Price

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America’s largest voting bloc is heavily turned off by Donald Trump, and that is posing long-term problems for Republicans in general.

Clinton Continues To Show That Virginia Probably Isn’t A Swing State This Year

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Another poll confirms that Virginia is firmly in the pocket of Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump’s Attacks On The Media Are Irresponsible And Irrational

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Donald Trump has spent more time recently attacking the news media than anything else. He ought to be condemned for it.

Latino Voters Overwhelmingly Favor Clinton Over Trump

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Not surprisingly, Latino voters are heavily turned off by Donald Trump and seemingly quite eager to vote against him in the fall.

Inside The Trump Implosion

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Things aren’t pretty inside the House of Trump these days.

Trump Shuts Down In New Jersey

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Despite previous promises that he’d win the state, it looks like Donald Trump is giving up on New Jersey: Donald Trump and his supporters claimed, once the Republican nomination was wrapped up, that traditionally blue New Jersey could be in play come November. With great fanfare, Trump’s campaign opened a New Jersey office on May […]

Donald Trump: The Only Way I Lose Pennsylvania Is If Democrats Cheat

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Another day, another round of irresponsible demagoguery from Donald Trump.

Another Round Of Battleground Polls Puts Clinton In The Lead

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Donald Trump’s path to 270 Electoral Votes is becoming less likely by the day.

Trump: I Was Being ‘Sarcastic’ When I Called Obama A Founder Of ISIS

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Donald Trump’s strange relationship with reality continues to come to light,

GOP Control Of The Senate At Risk As Trump Flounders

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With Donald Trump floundering, there are a whole lot of nervous Republican Senators up for re-election.

Trump Barely Leading In South Carolina?

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A new poll shows Donald Trump barely winning in a state that should be solidly red.

Donald Trump Calling Obama The “Founder” Of ISIS Requires One To Ignore History, And Reality

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President Obama’s ISIS policy has been far from perfect, but to call him a “Founder” of ISIS is to ignore both history and reality.

Wisconsin Unlikely To Go Republican In 2016

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Republican hopes that Wisconsin might go Republican this year seem to be slipping away.

Emails Revive Issues Regarding Clinton Foundation And Clinton Led State Department

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Allegations of influence peddling by Clinton Foundation donors are being rehashed thanks to the release of a new batch of emails.

Trump Polling Worse Among African-Americans Than Any Republican Since Barry Goldwater

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Donald Trump’s support among African-Americans is at historic lows, and seems unlikely to recover.

Trump Losing Support From Republican Women

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It just keeps getting worse.

Paul Ryan Easily Wins Primary

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Notwithstanding a push by Trump supporters and hard right pundits, House Speaker Paul Ryan easily won his primary challenge last night: WASHINGTON — The House speaker, Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, easily won his Republican primary on Tuesday, defeating a political newcomer who had received a late surge of attention after being praised by Donald […]

Donald Trump: “Second Amendment People” May Be Only Way To Stop Hillary Clinton On Judges

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Did Donald Trump really suggest assassination as a political weapon, even as a joke? It sure sounds like it.

More Bad News For Trump From State-Level Polling

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New polling from the states has good news for Hillary Clinton, and an even less plausible path to 270 for Donald Trump.

Susan Collins Joins Other Republicans In Opposing Trump, But What Took So Long?

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More Republican officeholders are distancing themselves from Donald Trump, but it’s time to start wondering what took them so long,

Filing Deadlines

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If you are curious as to the filing deadlines for the presidency, Ballotpedia has the list.

Anti-Trump Republicans Get Behind Campaign Of Some Guy Nobody’s Ever Heard Of

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The latest desperation bid from anti-Trump Republicans is guaranteed to make a GOP civil war more likely.

Virginia Not Exactly Looking Like A Battleground State

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The Old Dominion seems like it’s going to be even more firmly Democratic in 2016.

Let the Unskewing Begin!

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Via RawStory:  ‘Polling can be skewed’: Four Trump surrogates go on CNN for mass denial of Trump’s lousy polls. Many apparently did not learn the lessons of 2012.

New ABC Poll: Trump Weaknesses and Post-Convention Info

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The new ABC News/Washington Post poll has some interesting data, including an extensive comparison of pre- and post-convention numbers across an array of variables. Of the things that struck was the following paragraph: Trump’s ratings in general haven’t worsened — they just haven’t improved since he claimed the Republican nomination. And the trouble list is […]

Kasich on Trump and Ohio

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“There will be sections he will win because people are angry, frustrated and haven’t heard any answers. But I still think it’s difficult if you are dividing to be able to win Ohio. I think it’s really, really difficult.”–Governor John Kasich (R-Ohio). 538’s Now-cast give Trump a 16.4% chance to win the state at the […]

Another Poll Brings More Bad News For Trump

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The first round of post-convention polls is now complete, and it’s not looking good for The Donald.

Clinton Starting To Gain Ground In States Romney Won in 2012

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In a sign of just how bad the trends are right now for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton is gaining ground in states that Mitt Romney won four years ago.

July Jobs Report Shows Solid Jobs Growth Continuing

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The July Jobs Report was largely a continuation of the good news from June, but the question is how long that can last.

Donald Trump’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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It’s been a bad week for Donald Trump, something he can ill-afford with less than 100 days left until Election Day.

Donald Trump’s Electoral Map Isn’t Growing, It’s Shrinking

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Post-convention polling at the state level holds some bad news for the Trump campaign.

A Basic Observation on Trump (as Candidate and Potential President)

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If you think that once elected Trump will be corralled by cooler heads and experts, I would submit to you that this week underscores this will not be the case.

Fox News Sums Up Clinton-Trump Race Brilliantly

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Most Americans distrust Clinton. More distrust Trump.

Retired Generals Should Stay Out of Politics

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My latest for War on the Rocks.

No, the Party can’t “Do Something” about Trump

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The nature of US parties means that Trump more or less is the GOP at the moment, and hence the GOP will do nothing about Trump.

Chaos In Trump Land And The RNC As Donald Trump Continues To Fiddle While Rome Burns

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Donald Trump continues to be Donald Trump. Which is quickly turning into a political disaster.

Meg Whitman Says She’ll Vote For Hillary Clinton

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Meg Whitman, a top Republican donor and fundraiser who ran for Governor of California in 2010, has become the latest Republican to announce she will support Hillary Clinton for President: Meg Whitman, a Hewlett Packard executive and Republican fund-raiser, said Tuesday that she would support Hillary Clinton for president and give a “substantial” contribution to […]

More Irresponsible Rhetoric from Trump

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Basic trust in process is essential for democratic governance to function and major party nominees ought not be undercutting that trust for cynical gain.

Trump Supporters Boo Mother Of Deployed Service Member

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The mother of a member of the Air Force found out quite harshly what Trump supporters think of those who disagree with them: CARSON CITY, Nevada — The woman, in a quiet voice, stood before the crowd of hundreds at a town hall-style event here with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and announced that her son […]

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