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Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and Other Forces Scramble the 2016 Equation

wsj.com — Populist voices resonate as lack of incumbent and big demographic changes upend political order Much as fishermen troll on year after year, awaiting that catch of a lifetime, so those who follow politics keep waiting for the big one: the election so dramatic that it changes the political alignment in a fundamental way.
Jul 27, 2015

The 2016 election cycle is shaping up as one that could truly shake up the system. My latest: on.wsj.com/1Inm9eh via @WSJ

Jul 27, 2015

Millennials will equal baby boomers as a share of eligible voters in 2016, @GeraldFSeib says on.wsj.com/1Inm9eh pic.twitter.com/qAGjgwzMYg

Jul 27, 2015

RT @GeraldFSeib: The 2016 election cycle is shaping up as one that could truly shake up the system. My latest: on.wsj.com/1Inm9eh via @WSJ

Jul 27, 2015

People talk about disruptive technology. The early 2016 campaign is giving us disruptive politics. on.wsj.com/1Inm9eh via @WSJ

Jul 27, 2015

A realigning "critical" election in 2016? Possibly, with Trump, Sanders & other forces scrambling the equation. on.wsj.com/1Inm9eh @WSJ

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Gets Big, Early Start to 2016 Senate Race

blogs.wsj.com — If the serious part of the 2016 presidential campaign still seems a ways off, the 2016 race for control of Congress might feel even more distant. But not to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. For the nation's premier business lobby, the top 2016 priority will be retaining what officials there call a "pro-growth majority" in the Senate, which essentially means retaining Republican control.
Jul 21, 2015

U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent $3 million this month on ads for 2016 Senate races on.wsj.com/1OjL8DK via @WSJPolitics

Jul 21, 2015

Chamber of Commerce isn't wasting time:Up with ads in 6 states to help 2016 Senate candidates. on.wsj.com/1OjL8DK via @WSJPolitics

Jul 21, 2015

RT @GeraldFSeib: Chamber of Commerce isn't wasting time:Up with ads in 6 states to help 2016 Senate candidates. on.wsj.com/1OjL8DK via @WSJPolitics

Jul 21, 2015

RT @MHackman: Chamber of Commerce looking for Dems to endorse in '16 races, but hasn't yet found any, per @GeraldFSeib on.wsj.com/1MiGkjN

An Expert View: Accept the Deal but Move to Contain Iran

wsj.com — Capital Journal: Nicholas Burns, who was undersecretary of state and the diplomatic point man on Iranian nuclear matters in George W. Bush's second term, says the best option now is to accept the Iranian nuclear agreement while also moving to contain Tehran's regional ambitions, Gerald F. Seib writes.
Jul 20, 2015

Nicholas Burns helped launch Iran nuclear diplomacy. So what would he do now? I asked him: on.wsj.com/1Mko8Hf via @WSJ

Jul 20, 2015

RT @GeraldFSeib: Nicholas Burns helped launch Iran nuclear diplomacy. So what would he do now? I asked him: on.wsj.com/1Mko8Hf via @WSJ

Jul 20, 2015

In the Mideast, says Amb. Nick Burns, the cry "isn't Yankee go home.This is Yankee come back.” on.wsj.com/1Mko8Hf via @WSJ

Jul 20, 2015

RT @GeraldFSeib: In the Mideast, says Amb. Nick Burns, the cry "isn't Yankee go home.This is Yankee come back.” on.wsj.com/1Mko8Hf via @WSJ

Jul 21, 2015

In the Mideast, the cry from American allies "isn’t Yankee go home. This is Yankee come back.” on.wsj.com/1Mko8Hf via @WSJ

Is Donald Trump Enjoying a Michele Bachmann Moment?

blogs.wsj.com — The late Chris Farley had a famous Saturday Night Live routine in which he played an exceedingly awkward talk-show host who nervously asked famous guests questions that all began with: "Remember when..." So, in the Chris Farley mode, we ask today: "Remember when Michele Bachmann was the leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination?"
Jul 14, 2015

Michele Bachmann was the leading candidate four years ago. And now we have Trump on.wsj.com/1RuVFSz via @WSJPolitics

Jul 14, 2015

Note to Donald: Remember when Michele Bachmann was leading the Republican field? Four years ago this month. on.wsj.com/1RuVFSz

Jul 14, 2015

RT @GeraldFSeib: Note to Donald: Remember when Michele Bachmann was leading the Republican field? Four years ago this month. on.wsj.com/1RuVFSz

Jul 14, 2015

RT @GeraldFSeib: Note to Donald: Remember when Michele Bachmann was leading the Republican field? Four years ago this month. on.wsj.com/1RuVFSz

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Optimism vs. Anger: Question Dividing Bush From Sanders and Trump

wsj.com — Presidential candidates in both parties are framing debate about the nation's future in starkly different terms Jeb Bush is running for president on the optimist ticket. Listen to the Republican candidate talk at a town-hall meeting in Hudson, N.H., last week: "I really believe that we're on the verge of the greatest time to be alive in this world...What we're...
Jul 13, 2015

Jeb is advancing an optimistic message, Trump and Sanders an angry one. Which will resonate better? My take: on.wsj.com/1K1Ng4Y

Jul 13, 2015

WSJ's Jerry Seib in column finds real divide between presidential candidates: the optimists and the angry. on.wsj.com/1K1Ng4Y via @WSJ

Jul 13, 2015

Jeb Bush is running on the optimism ticket, Trump and Sanders on the anger ticket. on.wsj.com/1K1Ng4Y via @WSJ

Jul 13, 2015

RT @GeraldFSeib: Jeb is advancing an optimistic message, Trump and Sanders an angry one. Which will resonate better? My take: on.wsj.com/1K1Ng4Y

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Two Reasons Not to Dismiss The Donald

wsj.com — Search Google for Donald Trump buffoon and you will get more than 50,000 hits in return. As that suggests, the tendency to dismiss Mr. Trump, the billionaire populist Republican presidential candidate as exactly that-a buffoon-is pretty widespread. It's also a mistake.
Jul 06, 2015

Trump’s burst in polls illustrates depths of populist anger in GOP on.wsj.com/1eyd7ng (photo: Reuters) pic.twitter.com/F1MhushkXH

Jul 06, 2015

You should take the Donald seriously. Seriously. Here are the two reasons why: on.wsj.com/1eyd7ng via @WSJ

Jul 06, 2015

RT @GeraldFSeib: You should take the Donald seriously. Seriously. Here are the two reasons why: on.wsj.com/1eyd7ng via @WSJ

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‘Decline in Moral Values’ Likely to be Big Topic in 2016 Debate

blogs.wsj.com — Last week's Supreme Court decision all but ended the debate about the legality of gay marriage in America. Yet there is ample reason to think it has arrived at the beginning of another trend: a rise in the importance some voters attach to cultural issues in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Jun 30, 2015

The gay marriage debate may be winding down, but the political one over values is now underway: on.wsj.com/1C4Er7S via @WSJPolitics

Jun 30, 2015

RT @GeraldFSeib: The gay marriage debate may be winding down, but the political one over values is now underway: on.wsj.com/1C4Er7S via @WSJPolitics

Jun 30, 2015

"Decline in moral values" is likely to be a big topic in 2016 debate, writes @GeraldFSeib on.wsj.com/1C4Er7S

Will a Deal Change Iran’s Revolutionary Mindset-Or Extend It?

wsj.com — Only after nuclear pact expires will world be certain of answer to crucial question If you were a 21-year-old Iranian college student who helped storm the American Embassy and hold diplomats hostage in 1979, you would be 57 years old now. And in 10 years, when a nuclear deal now being negotiated with the U.S.
Jun 29, 2015

The great question hanging over the Iran deal: Would it open the way for more rational Iranian leaders? on.wsj.com/1C1Qwe5 via @WSJ

Jun 29, 2015

RT @GeraldFSeib: The great question hanging over the Iran deal: Would it open the way for more rational Iranian leaders? on.wsj.com/1C1Qwe5 via @WSJ

Jun 29, 2015

If you were a 21-year-old Iranian student who helped storm the U.S. embassy in 1979, you'd be 57 now. on.wsj.com/1C1Qwe5 via @WSJ

Jun 29, 2015

Will Deal Change Iran’s Mindset—Or Extend It? The 'Capital Journal' column from WSJ's Jerry Seib. on.wsj.com/1C1Qwe5 via @WSJ

Jun 29, 2015

In the background of the Iran talks lies hope the regime will change in the decade the deal is in place. on.wsj.com/1C1Qwe5 via @WSJ

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Families in Charleston Are Trumping Politicians

wsj.com — Amid the swirl of commentary after the shootings in a black church in Charleston, S.C., consider this stark reality: The most powerful and effective response has come not from a politician or government leader but from the families of the victims and their local community.
Jun 23, 2015

"American citizens may have more answers nowadays than their political system can provide" on.wsj.com/1FwJfgZ via @GeraldFSeib

Families Trump Politicians in Responding to Charleston

wsj.com — Amid the swirl of commentary after the shootings in a black church in Charleston, S.C., consider this stark reality: The most powerful and effective response has come not from a politician or government leader but from the families of the victims and their local community.
Jun 22, 2015

It's the Charleston families who have started a needed conversation about race and violence on.wsj.com/1FwJfgZ via @GeraldFSeib

Jun 22, 2015

Victims' families and Charleston itself have provided the most potent response to tragedy: on.wsj.com/1FwJfgZ via @WSJ

Jun 22, 2015

RT @HawkinsChuck: The most effective response to Charleston came from victims’ families, Jerry Seib says. on.wsj.com/1FwJfgZ pic.twitter.com/zN4fklHyOb

Jun 22, 2015

RT @GeraldFSeib: Victims' families and Charleston itself have provided the most potent response to tragedy: on.wsj.com/1FwJfgZ via @WSJ

Jun 22, 2015

RT @GeraldFSeib: Victims' families and Charleston itself have provided the most potent response to tragedy: on.wsj.com/1FwJfgZ via @WSJ

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Jul 27, 2015

People talk about disruptive technology. The early 2016 campaign is giving us disruptive politics. on.wsj.com/1Inm9eh via @WSJ

Jul 27, 2015

The 2016 election cycle is shaping up as one that could truly shake up the system. My latest: on.wsj.com/1Inm9eh via @WSJ

Jul 27, 2015

Is there still a chance Joe Biden will run? A look why he might, and why he might not want to. Video: on.wsj.com/1Ov3zpp

Jul 26, 2015

Ameircan Crossroads has been an up and down force for Republicans the last 3 cycles. Its plans for 2016: on.wsj.com/1KrmuRa via @WSJ

Jul 26, 2015

New Marish/NBC polling has Trump first in New Hampshire, close second in Iowa. on.wsj.com/1KryEJB via @WSJPolitics

Jul 24, 2015

Ah yes: This day in 1983, the George Brett/Royals pine tar game v. Yankees. Amazing home run, livid Brett: atmlb.com/1RXLTIU via @mlb

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