2016 election

Clinton air war fails to sink Trump

Niall Stanage, The Hill

Hillary Clinton’s campaign and its allies are outspending their Republican counterparts by a factor of about five to one, according to a new analysis released Tuesday. But the former secretary of State has failed to put away Donald Trump, and many anxious Democrats are baffled as to why the race remains so close. Part of the reason may be that TV advertising — often the single biggest budget item within a campaign — is losing its effectiveness.

The Bush family's lament

Eli Stokols, Politico

Over a 24-hour span that began with Jeb Bush's surprising and sardonic cameo in Sunday's Emmy Awards broadcast and Monday night’s reports that his father, former President George H.W. Bush, had told a family friend privately that he intended to support Hillary Clinton, the Bushes returned to the headlines, and are giving Trump just the establishment foil he so capably exploits.

We Establish the Connection Between Minnesota, New York and New Jersey Muslim Terror Attacks

The lie in the Obama-Clinton narrative about the global jihad movement’s alleged “selective” use of religious texts to justify its actions is that terrorism and sexual slavery and everything that goes with them are not inventions of ISIS, or “violent extremists,” they are right there in the Qur’an – and in graphic terms that cannot be misunderstood or taken out of context.

Donald Trump’s Death Struggle With the Press

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Do the major media understand that in their determination, bordering on desperation, to kill Trump, they are killing their credibility? And as they are losing credibility they are losing the country.

What’s More Depressing: Hillary’s Campaign Or The Thought Of Her As President?

The vision of the future offered by Mrs. Clinton is more like one of the more depressing chapters in Ayn Rand’s classic novel Atlas Shrugged than “Morning in America.” But what's even more depressing is that when Donald Trump and his supporters are correct about the threats facing our country, the establishment media is so obsessed with defeating Trump that they attack him or claim he is jumping to conclusions when he is right.

The Keys to Unlocking the Election

Robert W Merry, The American Conservative

The voters, exercising their collective franchise, bring sound judgment to the task of choosing their leaders, that their decisions are based on big-picture considerations and not trivia, and that the country’s referendum guidance system has remained consistent through the country’s presidential history. Given that, the keys that predict victory could pose bad news for Clinton.

Trump’s Michigan Surge Confirmed And Explained

Hillary Clinton's lead in Michigan has fallen 7 points in the past month. An exclusive new Detroit Free Press/WXYZ-TV poll shows Trump has moved close to tying Clinton in a state that hasn't backed a Republican nominee since 1988.

Don’t look now: Donald Trump has all the momentum in the 2016 race

Chris Cillizza, Washington Post

Clinton still has — and will continue to have — more paths to the presidency. But, for a candidate and a campaign that looked moribund a month ago, Trump has regained his footing quite nicely and put himself back into serious contention with the first debate approaching. That's pretty impressive.

How And Why Trump Can Win Michigan

The combination of Ford’s announcement that it is moving small car production to Mexico, Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” gaffe, concerns over her health and trustworthiness, Trump’s aggressive campaigning in Michigan, and the intensity of opposition to the flooding of the state with refugees may mean that Trump has an opportunity to win the state in November.

The future of the Supreme Court

Sen. Orrin Hatch, Washington Times

Through his or her appointments, the next president will determine whether the federal judiciary respects its proper, limited role in our self-governing democracy, or whether we continue to slide ever further toward judicial tyranny. There is no more important issue in this election.

Clinton’s Republican turncoats expect something in return

Darren Samuelsohn, Politico

Access, appointments and influence over a Clinton administration’s policies is the just dessert that a growing slate of Republican policy wonks, Capitol Hill veterans and former GOP administration officials say they expect for endorsing and in some cases raising money for the Democratic presidential nominee. And they’re already getting it.

The Bumpy Ride of our Flight 93

Roger Kimball, PJ Media

I was wrong when I predicted that Donald Trump would not be the candidate. I hope I will be proved wrong about my prediction that, were he the candidate, he would not win. The trends are promising, I think, but it would be foolish to deny that there are madmen in the cockpit or that many of the passengers are scared, apathetic, deluded, or just plain cowardly. We need a real-life Decius Mus who is willing to say “Let’s roll” and make a concerted charge. It may be the last chance we have.

Why a Trump victory in November is a virtual certainty

Helmut Norpoth, The Hill

One model, with slight variations, has accurately predicted the winner of the popular vote in each of the last five presidential elections, ever since it was introduced in 1996. Dubbed the “Primary Model,” it puts much stock in using primary results to forecast the vote in the general election. It also takes advantage of a historical tendency of the electoral pendulum to swing back and forth between the two parties. Both factors favor Trump over Clinton in 2016.

Hillary Clinton's Real Illness Revealed

The Clintons and their Far Left allies are concealing her illness not for the sake of her privacy, but because the truth blocks their path to power.  And that craven lust for power, and their willingness to tell any lie to obtain it, is what should frighten Americans about Hillary Clinton and her allies and dissuade voters from letting her, and them, anywhere near the White House.

Dick Morris: Hillary Could be Replaced by Biden

Newsmax

She won't withdraw unless he has to. But anxious Democrats will be so worried if she fails to be able to campaign and her health escalates as an issue that they might bring unbearable pressure on her to step aside. Be careful what you wish for. Biden would be a lot harder to beat than Hillary.

Is the Tide Going Out on Hillary?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

To get her “message” out, Clinton has to punch it though a media filter. But many in this ferociously competitive and diverse media market today know that the way to the front page or top of the website is to find a new angle on the plethora of scandals, minor and major, surrounding Hillary and Bill. And with thousands of emails still out there, the contents of which are known to her adversaries, she will likely have IEDs going off beneath her campaign all the way to November.

GOP insiders: Maybe Trump can win

Steven Shepard, Politico

According to The POLITICO Caucus — a panel of activists, operatives and strategists in 11 battleground states, 10 of which President Barack Obama carried in 2012. While a majority of GOP insiders still say Clinton would carry their state if the election were held today, significantly more Republicans now say Trump would win than even just a few weeks ago.

The Clinton Strategy Behind Liberal Media Attacks On Matt Lauer

The liberal scalding of Matt Lauer by his fellow “journalists” is part of the Clinton’s final 60-day strategy of coordinated attacks on anyone (especially in the media) who questions Hillary Clinton on her vulnerabilities on the email scandal, the foundation scandal, her disastrous decisions on Libya, Benghazi, Iraq, etc.  and was a warning to the rest of the media community and especially to the moderators of the upcoming official Commission on Presidential Debates that impartiality will not be tolerated.

Hillary Clinton Rope-a-Dopes Matt Lauer

If “I don’t remember” was Hillary Clinton’s most common answer to the FBI during the notorious softball interview that led the agency to give her a pass on the criminal charges of which she is so obviously guilty, “that was a mistake” was the first and perhaps most common answer she gave moderator Matt Lauer during last night’s “Commander in Chief” forum.

Comey Tries To Justify Giving Hillary Clinton Get Out of Jail Free Card

It is apparent that some in FBI management blindly followed what they were told to do — exonerate Hillary Clinton. The decision was so damaging to morale that you know things are bad at the FBI when Director James Comey releases a memo to all employees justifying his decision not to file charges against Hillary Clinton, but that’s exactly what happened yesterday.