by Matthew Yglesias – – – – –  Tuesday afternoon, Stephen Braun and Eileen Sullivan of the Associated Press released the results of a review of State Department appointment data that they used to make some striking claims about Hillary Clinton’s schedule as secretary of state. According to their reporting, Clinton spent a remarkably large share […]

Hillary Clinton speaking

by Matthew Yglesias – – – —  As Donald Trump undertakes his second major campaign shakeup of the summer, it’s worth reflecting on the remarkable stability of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 quest for the presidency. Campaign chair John Podesta is exactly where he was a year ago. So are policy point man Jake Sullivan, communications director Jennifer […]

attacks on immigrants by Trump supporters

By BYRON TAU – – – – – – Only 38% of supporters of Republican Donald Trump believe that their vote will be accurately counted in November, according to a new survey. The Pew Research Center poll found that nearly a third of the registered voters it surveyed say they have little or no confidence in […]


If the Republican nominee is defeated in a landslide, the party may be powerless to influence Clinton’s agenda and administration By DAVID FRUM – – – – – – The days are shortening, the back-to-school sales are starting—and Donald Trump is approaching his last chance to turn a catastrophic campaign into an ordinarily unsuccessful campaign: to rise […]


It’s clear that Hillary Clinton is winning. Beyond that, things get tricky. By Charlie Cook – – – – – – This pres­id­en­tial race seems to have sta­bil­ized at a point where the prob­ab­il­ity of Hil­lary Clin­ton beat­ing Don­ald Trump is very high, but the mar­gin is tough to pre­dict—as is the rate of voter turnout. Sure, […]


If the collective impression is that Trump’s campaign is failing, does it mean Democratic voters won’t be motivated to go out and vote? By ALEX WAGNER – – – – – – – For many Democrats, this week has been a rapture of Republican dysfunction. Just since Sunday, the Trump campaign has been buffeted by scandals involving possible […]


By HADAS GOLD – – – – – – – The Commission on Presidential Debates announced on Monday the five polls it will use to determine which candidates will make the stage in the fall’s general election debates. The polls will be those conducted by ABC-Washington Post, CBS-New York Times, CNN-Opinion Research Corporation, Fox News, and […]


Steve Bannon had some strong feelings about Republican leadership in Congress two years ago which may complicate any further campaign charm offensives on Capitol Hill. By BETSY WOODRUFF – – – – – – – – Donald Trump’s new campaign boss—the guy white supremacists are so excited about—once described D.C.’s top Republicans as “cunts.” Stephen […]


By NICK GASS – – – – – —  Donald Trump laced into the hosts of MSNBC’s morning show anew on Monday, accusing one of co-hosts of being “neurotic” and a “mess” and both of them as being “two clowns.” “Tried watching low-rated @Morning_Joe this morning, unwatchable! @morningmika is off the wall, a neurotic and not […]


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