Today in political posts

In politics, a new poll shows most Republicans are embarrassed by the GOP campaign right now and at least 35 percent of all voters are afraid of a Hillary Clinton presidency. "According to an NYT poll, both Trump and Hillary terrify large numbers of people," Matthew Herper with Forbes breaks it down. Meanwhile, Washington Post's Karen Attiah writes "I asked Trump a policy question. Then he called me ‘beautiful.’" And if you're sensing a pattern, it might be because Trump's campaign manager also faces new allegations of shoving and sexually suggestive comments. Oh and here, by the way, is the transcript of Trump's meeting yesterday with WaPo's editorial board. At Tablet MagazineYair Rosenberg reacts, "Well, at least at this dangerous time, we have responsible leaders to guide us. Oh, wait."

Also trending today: the FBI says it might not need to force Apple to help unlock the San Bernardino iPhone, after all. "Remarkable twist in a remarkable situation: DOJ asks for pause in case vs. Apple, saying it might have alt way in," observes Politico's Nancy Scola. "Submitted without comment," whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted in response to the news. Other news you should know: President Obama delivering his nationally televised keynote address to 11 million Cuban people and a Russian court finding a Ukrainian pilot guilty of complicity to murder in the deaths of two Russian journalists. And in a breaking news update to yesterday's coverage on Rob Ford's battle with cancer, the former Toronto mayor reportedly has passed away. "Rob Ford was always colourful and controversial but today we offer condolences to his family," Nathan Cullen reflects.

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