from The Great Debate:

What everyone with a Top Secret security clearance knows – or should know

By Peter Van Buren
August 3, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her phone while sitting next to South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan (R) at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea, November 30, 2011. REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool

from The Great Debate:

What everyone with a Top Secret security clearance knows – or should know

By Peter Van Buren
August 3, 2015

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attends the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her phone while sitting next to South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan (R) at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, South Korea, November 30, 2011. REUTERS/Saul Loeb/Pool

from Tales from the Trail:

And the leader of the poll pack ….

July 27, 2015

When it comes to the polls, Donald Trump is the man of the moment. The outspoken presidential aspirant moved to the top of the 2016 Republican presidential field in a CNN poll released on Sunday.  A recent Washington Post-ABC News poll found a similar surge for Trump, with the businessman surging into the lead for his party's nomination. The survey found that he had  almost twice the support of his closest rival, just as he ignited a new controversy after making disparaging remarks about Sen. John McCain’s Vietnam War service.  Significantly, support for Trump fell sharply on the one night that voters were surveyed by the Washington Post-ABC following those comments.

from The Great Debate:

What the latest presidential polls tell us – hint, it’s not who’s going to win

By Bill Schneider
July 21, 2015

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, July 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

from The Great Debate:

Why the Democratic nomination race won’t be a Clinton coronation

By Bill Schneider
July 14, 2015

Former Senator James Webb (D-VA) holds up a union card as he addresses the International Association of Firefighters delegates at IAFF Presidential Forum

Former Senator James Webb holds up a union card as he addresses the International Association of Firefighters delegates at IAFF Presidential Forum in Washington, March 10, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

from Tales from the Trail:

A week in politics; a surge for Sanders

July 10, 2015

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Sometimes, it takes an outsider. Hillary Clinton may still be the candidate to beat for the Democratic nomination, but this was a particularly good week for rival Bernie Sanders.

from Tales from the Trail:

Hillary Clinton’s union problem

July 10, 2015

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Hillary Clinton’s meeting with AFL-CIO leaders later this month will underscore just how much ground she has to make up with unions that are flatly angry at the presidential candidate over her recent policy stances (or lack thereof).

from Tales from the Trail:

How socialist Bernie Sanders offers Democrats a shot at the white working class

By Alan Chin
July 8, 2015

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Almost everywhere that Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont campaigns in his quest for the Democratic nomination for president, crowds overflow to standing room and in some cases out the doors.

from The Great Debate:

How socialist Bernie Sanders offers Democrats a shot at the white working class

By Alan Chin
July 8, 2015

Almost everywhere that Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont campaigns in his quest for the Democratic nomination for president, crowds overflow to standing room and in some cases out the doors.

from Tales from the Trail:

Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton’s fake followers

July 2, 2015

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Chris Christie, Hillary Clinton and many other presidential hopefuls are haunted by fake followers on Twitter.