The Huffington Post says Trump's campaign is 'a sideshow.' But readers won't notice whether the Trump story they’re looking at is labeled as entertainment – and they won’t care.
The current presidential campaign offers 'true believers' a wide range of candidates, each claiming awesome powers. The Comic-Con folks eventually realize that they are dealing in fantasy. A lot of the political true believers never do.
Guns are important because many voters have no opinion of Sanders, whereas opinions of Clinton aren't likely to vary much at this point. Clinton includes gun-control laws in her stump speech, albeit without mentioning Sanders by name.
The House minority leader could well be the difference between victory and defeat for Obama’s biggest foreign policy initiative.
But Donald Trump’s not a marginal force in the race. Some individual polls now have him leading the GOP contest – and he's gaining. Views of Mr. Trump are getting more favorable even among GOP voters who don’t back him.
President Obama said he made it a general policy to not comment on the specifics of cases still in the courts. Then, he said: 'I think this country, any civilized country, should have no tolerance for rape.'
'Hispanics love me,' Trump said Wednesday morning. 'I will win the Latino vote because I'm going to bring jobs back into our country.'
Bernie Sanders didn't support the Brady Bill or several other gun-control measures. For at least some in the Democratic Party base, that could be a showstopper. But, as a politician, he is representing the preferences of many of his Vermont constituents.
Relaxing tough sanctions amounts to declaring peace with the Iranian regime. For Israelis and Saudis, fighting proxy wars against Iran in the region, that's a betrayal. Both have considerable power in the US and may use it to scuttle the deal.
On Tuesday, a new survey from USA Today/Suffolk University finds Donald Trump on top of the GOP field of contenders, with 17 percent of the vote. Jeb Bush is second with 14 percent.
At a Monitor breakfast Tuesday, senior Clinton policy adviser Jake Sullivan pushed back on Republican criticism of Clinton's views on the 'sharing economy.'
At the top of Monday's address, Hillary Clinton said that the measure of economic success shouldn’t be 'just some arbitrary growth targets untethered to people’s lives and livelihoods' – that is, not Jeb Bush's 4 percent target.