• Clinton allies circle the wagons against Trump speech

    By gdebenedetti@politico.com (Gabriel Debenedetti) RALEIGH, N.C. — Donald Trump’s team spent Tuesday trying to prove that his political operation was professionalizing after it replaced its campaign manager. Reporters were bombarded with rapid response press releases during Hillary Clinton’s afternoon speech, there was news of hires in the early evening, and even news of the (pending) […]

  • Politics
    The Irrelevant Crusade

    By Rich Lowry Almost as soon as the massacre at the Orlando nightclub Pulse ended, Democrats took up their push to forbid people on the terrorism watch list from purchasing guns. The timing, in the wake of the awful shock of the Orlando attack, was right, and the talking points wrote themselves. The polling was, […]

  • Trump’s stumbles fuel convention delegate revolt

    By aisenstadt@politico.com (Alex Isenstadt) They’re leaderless, cash-poor and facing an impossibly tight deadline. But Republican activists clamoring to block Donald Trump from the GOP nomination say they’re suddenly in the midst of a Dump-Trump bump. News of the mogul’s dismal fundraising and skeletal campaign staff has energized the ragtag band of delegates looking to unseat […]

  • Clinton Foundation scandals will be good fodder for Trump

    By ngass@politico.com (Nick Gass) As Donald Trump gears up for his all-out war on Hillary and Bill Clinton, the presumptive Republican nominee on Wednesday is planning to draw ammunition from the controversies that have dogged the family, and particularly its Clinton Foundation, for years. “I will be making a big speech tomorrow to discuss the […]

  • World
    Lightning in Indian states ‘kills 79’

    At least 79 people are killed by lightning strikes in the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh, officials say. …read more Read more here: Lightning in Indian states ‘kills 79’