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Chief National News Correspondent — CNN

Hometown: Dorchester, MA. 1st job: Paper Delivery Boy. Current job: Dad, CNN Chief National Correspondent. Fan of hoops, Red Sox & TwitPics.

MItt Romney on Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and timing — The Democratic National Committee's summer meeting is over, and there is something you won't find in the official minutes: a resolution supporting President Obama's Iran nuclear agreement. The deal has divided the party, to the point where the chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, has not made her position clear as yet.
Aug 30, 2015

The coming anti-Trump ad war. “Trump. Wrong on carried interest. Wrong for America.” Should work!…

Aug 30, 2015

RT @davidfrum: The coming anti-Trump ad war. “Trump. Wrong on carried interest. Wrong for America.” Should work!…

Aug 30, 2015

RT @ByronYork: RT @davidfrum: The coming anti-Trump ad war. “Trump. Wrong on carried interest. Wrong for America.” Should work!…

Aug 31, 2015

Big donors supporting Jeb will funnel billions to preserve status quo, deluge @realdonaldtrump w/ negative ads soon.…

Aug 31, 2015

I'm really (really) going to enjoy Donald Trump attacking a PAC invented to take him out on money-in-politics grounds…

Advisers tell Biden: Decide by October 1 — Some of it is political. Much of it is emotional. And as Vice President Joe Biden mulls joining the 2016 presidential race, close advisers and allies say they are not sure what he will decide, and suggest it is a waste of time to try to read tea leaves from one conversation to the next.

Reince Priebus' troubles with Donald Trump — College costs are a huge middle-class issue and an emerging dividing line in the Democratic presidential race. Hillary Clinton is poised to detail her plan to reduce costs on Monday, and The Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler detailed both the policy and political test for the Democratic front-runner.

Obama's congressional full-court press — One constant bipartisan criticism of President Obama has been that he doesn't like the nitty gritty of developing relationships with members of Congress. But with the Iran nuclear deal facing such profound skepticism on Capitol Hill, Julie Pace of The Associated Press shared reporting that the President is front and center in an aggressive new White House charm offensive -- one that has Capitol Hill praising him for his outreach to lawmakers.

Donald Trump's Achilles Heel

Will Trump's reversals be his Achilles' heel? — Trump once had high praise for Hillary Clinton but now says she stinks. He once praised President Barack Obama yet later questioned whether he was born in the United States. And then there's that interview where he says he probably aligns more with Democrats because, in his view, the economy tends to fare better in Democratic administrations.

Trump skipping early state GOP outreach — A lot about Donald Trump's campaign for president is unorthodox, so perhaps this shouldn't be a surprise: He is largely skipping one of the "kiss the ring" rituals of the nominating process. To be exact, CNN's MJ Lee reports that her calls to top state Republican officials in early nominating battlegrounds discovered that Trump, at least so far, has skipped the traditional outreach step.

How Scott Walker could go from No. 15 to No. 1 — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker officially enters the GOP presidential race Monday, and despite a bit of a rough patch of late, it is clear he starts with ideological and geographical advantages. Conservatives like Walker because of his repeated battles with labor unions in Wisconsin.

Source: Chamber of Commerce to ad launch in Nevada — CNN is told the Chamber of Commerce's political arm will launch TV ads midweek supporting GOP Rep. Joe Heck, the establishment favorite for the Senate seat now held by retiring Democratic Sen. Harry Reid. The Chamber ad buy is part of an aggressive strategy of early spending in states likely to prove tough Senate battlegrounds because of their more Democratic leanings in presidential election years.

The Donald's sales pitch includes a private jet tour — Donald Trump views his wealth as a big campaign asset, arguing he can't be bought. And as he travels in a private jumbo jet, he is also trying to turn his ride into an attraction. Robert Costa of The Washington Post says the Trump campaign is offering tours of the jet to influential Iowa Republicans, hoping a little VIP treatment will translate into political support.
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Aug 30, 2015

The trick candles were a nice touch. I'm lucky to work #insidepolitics w/ talented and amazing people.…

Aug 30, 2015

RT @deehan: Must say how much I love @JamesPindell's coverage of @Dukakis2016, but MD says: “Kitty and I are supporting Hillary.”…

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