More Donald Trump hypocrisy – first he strongly pushes for Iraqi withdrawal then he blames Obama for doing just that

Donald Trump has said repeatedly during the campaign that President Obama “founded ISIS,” a remark that has come under scrutiny in recent days. “He’s the founder of ISIS. He’s the founder of ISIS. He’s the founder. He founded ISIS,” Trump said at a Wednesday rally. Trump has cited the conservative critique of President Obama’s Iraq […]


Hillary gets 7-point post-convention bounce and takes lead

From CNN: Hillary Clinton emerges from her party’s convention in Philadelphia with a restored lead over Donald Trump, having earned a 7-point convention bounce, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll. In a two-way head-to-head matchup, Clinton tops Trump 52% to 43%, and in a four-way matchup including third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, […]

ANNANDALE, VA - Democratic Presumptive Nominee for President former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), rallies at the Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale, Virginia on Thursday, July 14, 2016. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Hillary chooses Tim Kaine as her running mate

Hillary Clinton has picked Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) to be her vice presidential running mate, tapping the popular former governor of a swing state over several more liberal picks on her short list. Kaine’s nomination could hearten civil libertarians, war opponents, people concerned about gun violence, and immigration reform advocates. He has complained often about […]


Cruz’s revenge stunner, live, at the RNC, in prime time

Love this from Politico Playbook: THE BIG MOMENT — “5 takeaways from Cruz’s convention stunner,” by Glenn Thrush: “Turns out that when you bully a guy for months, suggest his wife is unattractive, insinuate that his dad participated in the JFK assassination, call him ‘Lyin’ Ted,’ dispatch your bouncer-like emissaries to coerce an endorsement – […]


Latest pre-convention polls all show Hillary in the lead

Hillary Clinton is maintaining a distinct advantage headed into the two national party conventions this month, according to three national polls out Sunday morning. The surveys, timed for release on the Sunday morning public-affairs programs, all show Clinton with a single-digit lead, from 4 to 7 points. An ABC News/Washington Post poll give Clinton a 4-point […]