Biden’s Staff Met with DNC to Review Nomination Rules
From the last Morning Jolt of the week…
Is Joe Biden Running? Here’s One Little Indicator…
Ryan Lizza, writing in The New Yorker:
Joe Biden has taken another step toward entering the Presidential race.
Representatives of the Vice-President held …
Clinton’s Leftward Tack on Immigration and Guns Has Risks for November
You win the presidency, Richard Nixon supposedly observed, by tacking to the right in the primaries and to the center in the general election. Hillary Clinton seems to be following that strategy except, as a Democrat, she is tacking to …
Hillary: I Went Shopping Once
The other day, Bill Clinton blamed the press for his wife’s recent political troubles. But most of the fault is her own — for talking to the press.
She’s not good at it.
For two Sundays in a row …
Biden: GOP Candidates ‘Beating Hispanics’
Joe Biden accused Republican presidential candidates of “beating Hispanics” during a fundraiser Tuesday night, mounting another attack on his possible GOP opponents as he inches closer to declaring a bid for the Democratic nomination.
#ad#The vice president made the …
Black Support Isn’t Out of Reach for Republicans
Writing in the Wall Street Journal this morning, Jason Riley explains how Republicans could do a better job of attracting black support. Former Connecticut congressman Gary Franks, a former congressman from Connecticut who was the first black Republican elected to …
A President Who Prefers to Provoke
From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt:
Why Are Conservatives Angry? Because the President Wants to Anger Them.
One more point to add to yesterday’s piece about how Obama’s style fuels Trump’s rise#…#
Another big reason …
And Coming Up on the Left, Bernie Sanders
As Hillary Clinton continues to stumble, her leading opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders, is having quite a run. Sanders continues to lead Clinton in New Hampshire, is running close in Iowa, raised nearly as much money as Clinton during the last …
Obama’s Weakness Fuels the Demand for Trump’s Strength
‘I never understood the appeal of Trump until I saw Kerry holding hands with Lavrov the day Putin started bombing secular rebels in Syria,” quipped former National Review news editor Dan Foster.
One of the less obvious assets of Donald …
Kasich Offers to Buy Bibles for Critics of His Medicaid Expansion Plan
Here’s Ohio governor John Kasich, declaring he’ll buy Bibles for those who criticize him for expanding Medicaid in his state as part of the implementation of Obamacare:
“Look at Medicaid expansion! Do you know how many people are yelling at …
On Taxes, Trump Is No Reagan
President Ronald Reagan is invoked incessantly by conservative commentators and politicians, but never more so than when the subject is taxes. And so it was when Donald Trump released his plan for tax reform. Several conservative commentators have done Trump …
Instances of presidential candidates trolling each other have amused many in the media of late. Think of Trump trolling Rubio by sending him bottled water. Or Trump’s Twitter supporters trolling just about everyone. Or Rand Paul’s PAC trolling …
Jeb Bush Making Sense on Voting Rights
It’s pretty clear in this video — which is making the rounds on the left — that Jeb Bush is talking about efforts to resurrect Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, and he’s quite right that no new legislation is …
Clinton Flip-Flops against TPP as First Dem Debate Looms
Hillary Clinton announced her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal on Wednesday, breaking with her former boss President Obama and her own prior views on the subject in a move likely to be welcomed by the progressive wing …
Donald Trump: ‘Eminent Domain Is Wonderful’
Donald Trump sees a simple reason why so many conservatives disagree with him on eminent domain, the controversial power by which the government seizes private land for development projects: They just don’t understand the issue as well as he …
Is the ‘Draft Biden’ Effort Getting Too Emotionally Manipulative?
Is anyone starting to feel a little manipulated by the public discussion of Joe Biden and the deaths in his family?
First we learn Biden himself leaked his son’s last words to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd:
Joe Biden …
When Cruz Makes His Move, Watch Out
Where’s Ted Cruz? The outspoken Texas senator has been unusually quiet in recent weeks. But in GOP circles, there’s soft but growing chatter that he is likely to be one of the last men standing in one of …
Krauthammer’s Take: Trump’s Campaign Predicated on ‘Believe Me’
Responding tonight to Bret Baier’s sitdown interview with Donald Trump, wherein the 2016 front-runner promised that as president “we’re going to do some great things … that will be so special,” Charles Krauthammer said, “That’s theme of his campaign: Believe me.”
Clinton Campaign Fraying over ‘Lost Cause’ New Hampshire
Mixed messages and hand-wringing over Hillary Clinton’s New Hampshire prospects are splitting her campaign, and may cause it to pull out of the state altogether.
According to a Tuesday report from Politico, some Clinton insiders and DC-based fundraisers are …
Poll Shows Trump Trailing Carson in Iowa
A poll released Tuesday shows Donald Trump trailing neurosurgeon Ben Carson in Iowa by five points, 21 to 16. The poll, conducted by Basswood Research on behalf of the Club for Growth, which has been airing an ad knocking Trump across the …
An Offbeat Point about the GOP Race
For months, you’ve been hearing a lot of commentary on Election ’16. There’s nothing I can add — except maybe this. Try it on for size.
We hear that Trump, Carson, and Carly are the leading candidates on the …