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Republicans hope for a Trump ‘pivot.’ Good luck with that.

Republicans hope for a Trump ‘pivot.’ Good luck with that.
washingtonpost.com — This morning, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus gave an interview to Kilmeade and Friends, in which he expressed great hope that Republican lawmakers would get behind Donald Trump after some "time" has passed. In the process, Priebus actually ended up revealing just how awful a bind a Trump nomination will create for many GOP officials and lawmakers - and the party overall.

This brutal new ad shows the shredding machine that awaits Trump

This brutal new ad shows the shredding machine that awaits Trump
washingtonpost.com — Predictably enough, the hand-wringing has already begun among some Democrats over the prospect of Donald Trump waging "unpredictable" attacks on Hillary Clinton and the possibility that the Clinton camp will be "complacent" about the battle to come. Of course, among Democrats, there will always be those who only require the slightest provocation to wring their hands until their skin peels.

Top Democrats to Sanders: Don’t drop out. But tone it down.

Top Democrats to Sanders: Don’t drop out. But tone it down.
washingtonpost.com — Now that Donald Trump has the GOP nomination wrapped around his stubby little finger, should Bernie Sanders get out and let Hillary Clinton and Democrats focus all their energy on turning to the general election?

The GOP awakens to a Trump nightmare come true

The GOP awakens to a Trump nightmare come true
washingtonpost.com — Only 12 hours after Donald Trump effectively sealed the GOP nomination with his big Indiana win, the presumptive GOP nominee immediately reminded Republicans that the nightmare otherwise known as Trumpism - from which they had hoped to awaken - is now all too real.

A top adviser to Bernie Sanders makes a key concession about the race

A top adviser to Bernie Sanders makes a key concession about the race
washingtonpost.com — Bernie Sanders vows that the Democratic convention in Philadelphia will be "contested." He means that neither he nor Hillary Clinton can win a majority of delegates to the convention through winning pledged delegates alone, so super-delegates will have to ultimately decide the outcome.

Trump says beating Clinton will be ‘easy.’ He’s delusional. Literally.

Trump says beating Clinton will be ‘easy.’ He’s delusional. Literally.
washingtonpost.com — If the polls are right, Donald Trump will deal the Never Trump forces a potentially fatal blow in Indiana today, and Hillary Clinton will divide the state's delegates with Bernie Sanders - reinforcing the sense that Trump and Clinton are hurtling towards an epic general election battle.

Republicans are digging themselves into a deeper hole with Latinos (again)

Republicans are digging themselves into a deeper hole with Latinos (again)
washingtonpost.com — Barely three years after the 2012 election led Republicans to vow to fix their problems with Latino voters, they are on the verge of nominating someone who ( at best!) rules out legalization for the 11 million forever (Ted Cruz), or ( at worst!)

Bernie Sanders insists he can still win. The math says otherwise.

Bernie Sanders insists he can still win. The math says otherwise.
washingtonpost.com — Bernie Sanders has now threatened perhaps more directly than ever before to take the Dem nominating contest all the way to the floor of the convention in Philadelphia in July, arguing that while this may be a real long shot, he can still win the nomination by flipping super-delegates to his side.

Happy Hour Roundup

Happy Hour Roundup
washingtonpost.com — Ted Cruz has finally found the magic formula for stopping Donald Trump: As Senator Ted Cruz of Texas seeks every possible edge to stop Donald J.

Stop sneering at the Bern

Stop sneering at the Bern
washingtonpost.com — Kevin Drum, in what he admits is an attempt to "provoke," explains why he never warmed to Bernie Sanders. It isn't just that he is offering "skimpy" policy proposals - worse, he's basically running a scam on his voters that could end up harming progressivism: If you want to make a difference in this country, you need to be prepared for a very long, very frustrating slog.
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May 05, 2016

@JuddLegum Meanwhile, Reince is sounding opposite message: Side with Trump or you'll HURT downballot Rs: washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…

May 05, 2016

@bowen_sandra somebody is dreaming here but it isn't me, it's you

May 05, 2016

Important to see Paul Ryan's hedging on Trump in context of Reince's admission about GOP's bind: washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…

May 05, 2016

It's not as strong as I thought. Paul Ryan basically saying to Trump, "give me a way to endorse you": cnn.com/2016/05/05/pol…

May 05, 2016

"I'm not ready to do that at this point. I hope to. I want to...bulk of burden of nominating party" on Trump. Paul Ryan, to @jaketapper


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