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washingtonpost.com — Marco Rubio and Scott Walker both delivered foreign policy addresses today. As Daniel Larison details, Rubio vowed to get a lot tougher on China than Obama has been, while Walker vowed to get a lot tougher on ISIS than Obama has been. Anyone else notice a pattern here?

Intrigue intensifies as battle over Iran deal enters final stretch

washingtonpost.com — As the battle in Congress over the Iran deal enters its final, frenzied days, undecided Democratic Senators are being asked to consider the long term consequences for the United States if it goes forward only after a presidential veto and a messy veto override fight.
Aug 28, 2015

Here's some fresh reporting on the behind-scenes intrigue among Sen Ds in final push for Iran deal: wapo.st/1LAtGL9

Aug 28, 2015

RT @ThePlumLineGS: Here's some fresh reporting on the behind-scenes intrigue among Sen Ds in final push for Iran deal: wapo.st/1LAtGL9

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Morning Plum: Donald Trump wants to tax the rich. Will Republican voters agree with him?

washingtonpost.com — The chatter continues this morning about Donald Trump's call for raising taxes on the rich. Right-leaning reporter Justin Green tweets: It might frighten the donor class, but the bulk of conservative voters aren't especially worried about protecting low taxes for rich people. Is that correct?
Aug 28, 2015

The key thing about Trump's call for taxing the rich: He challenged GOP trickle down dogma: wapo.st/1KpZB2a

Aug 28, 2015

Heresy! Trump actually suggested that taxing the "job creators" will NOT hurt economic growth: wapo.st/1KpZB2a

Aug 28, 2015

More evidence from @ThePlumLineGS that Trump is a moderate. Did he reject trickle down economics? washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…

Aug 28, 2015

Odd paradox about Trump: He's an entertainer, but he's forcing real GOP policy debates into the open: wapo.st/1KpZB2a

Aug 28, 2015

RT @ThePlumLineGS: Odd paradox about Trump: He's an entertainer, but he's forcing real GOP policy debates into the open: wapo.st/1KpZB2a

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washingtonpost.com — In an epic read, Philip Rucker and Robert Costa report that the hostility between Donald Trump and the Bush family goes back decades: In a 35-minute interview this week with The Washington Post tracing his history with the Bushes, Trump unleashed a hailstorm of scorn.

How much will Hillary’s low ‘honest and trustworthy’ numbers matter?

washingtonpost.com — The New York Times talks to dozens and dozens of Democratic insiders and determines that anxiety among them about the Hillary Clinton email story is very, very real: Democratic leaders are increasingly frustrated by Hillary Rodham Clinton's failure to put to rest questions about her State Department email practices and ease growing doubts among voters about her honesty and trustworthiness....
Aug 27, 2015

How much do Hillary's sinking trust #s matter? To voters, not much. But Dem elites care. That's a problem: wapo.st/1Ellqik

Aug 27, 2015

It now appears that Dem elite anxiety about Hillary's sinking "trust" numbers is very real: wapo.st/1Ellqik

Aug 27, 2015

RT @ThePlumLineGS: It now appears that Dem elite anxiety about Hillary's sinking "trust" numbers is very real: wapo.st/1Ellqik

Aug 27, 2015

RT @ThePlumLineGS: It now appears that Dem elite anxiety about Hillary's sinking "trust" numbers is very real: wapo.st/1Ellqik

Aug 27, 2015

RT @ThePlumLineGS: It now appears that Dem elite anxiety about Hillary's sinking "trust" numbers is very real: wapo.st/1Ellqik

Morning Plum: How Democrats will use Donald Trump to try to destroy GOP among Latinos

washingtonpost.com — The damage radiating outwards from the epic slow-motion disaster otherwise known as Donald Trump is only just beginning. Or at least Democrats hope this will prove to be the case - and they are now taking new and active steps to make that happen.
Aug 27, 2015

Want to see how Dems will try to use Trump to destroy GOP among Latinos? Watch this new ad NOW: wapo.st/1NCvzub

Aug 27, 2015

Brutal new @prioritiesUSA ad uses Trump to tattoo GOP. Shows Dems NOT taking Latino gains for granted: wapo.st/1NCvzub

Aug 27, 2015

@PhilipRucker I actually think it shows that Ds are not taking their gains among Latinos for granted: washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @ThePlumLineGS: @PhilipRucker I actually think it shows that Ds are not taking their gains among Latinos for granted: washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…

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washingtonpost.com — The suspected perpetrator of today's horror in Virginia has met his end: The suspect in the fatal shooting of two television journalists during a live broadcast in Southwest Virginia died Wednesday afternoon at a Washington area hospital after reportedly shooting himself during a chase on a highway west of the city.

Marco Rubio: Eliminating the capital gains tax will help bartenders like my father

washingtonpost.com — It's widely assumed that most of the GOP presidential candidates will eventually roll out tax plans that cut taxes across the board, including at the very top. Yet the GOP candidates have also signaled that they see a greater need than in previous cycles to have an agenda to address inequality.
Aug 26, 2015

Marco Rubio: Eliminating the capital gains tax will help bartenders like my father: wapo.st/1EkDwRS

Aug 26, 2015

RT @ThePlumLineGS: Marco Rubio: Eliminating the capital gains tax will help bartenders like my father: wapo.st/1EkDwRS

Aug 27, 2015

ICYMI: Rubio hits on new way to defend eliminating cap gains taxes: Talk about his bartender father: washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @ThePlumLineGS: ICYMI: Rubio hits on new way to defend eliminating cap gains taxes: Talk about his bartender father: washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…

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Morning Plum: Megyn Kelly nails it on why Donald Trump matters

washingtonpost.com — Call it the Trump Challenge: Will the Donald's GOP rivals be as specific as he has on the question of what should happen to the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country? Trump's position is clear, or at least somewhat clearer than that of many Republicans: He would deport them all in a " very humane fashion."
Aug 26, 2015

Megyn Kelly pins Ted Cruz to the wall on birthright citizenship, revealing why Trump really matters: wapo.st/1PT0Ebb

Aug 26, 2015

Megyn Kelly does a great job nailing Ted Cruz's evasions on immigration. Key moment: wapo.st/1PT0Ebb

Aug 26, 2015

RT @ThePlumLineGS: Megyn Kelly does a great job nailing Ted Cruz's evasions on immigration. Key moment: wapo.st/1PT0Ebb

Aug 26, 2015

RT @ThePlumLineGS: Megyn Kelly does a great job nailing Ted Cruz's evasions on immigration. Key moment: wapo.st/1PT0Ebb

Aug 26, 2015

RT @SimonWDC: Fr @ThePlumLineGS: Trump "has had effect of making GOP evasions on overall immigration issue much harder to sustain" washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…

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washingtonpost.com — Support for the Iran deal just keeps on piling up: Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.), an influential member of Democratic leadership, endorsed the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday in a lengthy statement that voiced some doubts of the plan's efficacy but gave a strong overall backing for the outline.
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Aug 28, 2015

RT @mattduss: Great reporting from @ThePlumLineGS on Republicans conceding Iran veto fight in effort to avoid Dems getting to 41. washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-lin…

Aug 28, 2015

Here's some fresh reporting on the behind-scenes intrigue among Sen Ds in final push for Iran deal: wapo.st/1LAtGL9

Aug 28, 2015

Via @brianbeutler, Trump is "steering the debate in ways that have GOP donors & strategists deeply spooked": newrepublic.com/article/122648…

Aug 28, 2015

RT @cjprender: Trump's willingness to throw his hedge fund buddies under his campaign bus is entertaining. twitter.com/ThePlumLineGS/…

Aug 28, 2015

@doyourbestcoach he also said the hedge fund guys didn't build this country...saying we can tax investment w/o harming growth


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