The Club for Growth’s plan to take on Donald Trump
Bernie Sanders’ growing Iowa campaign operation
1. Hillary Clinton tries to turn the page from email controversy
What do the Ellen DeGeneres show and a big speech on the Iran nuclear deal have in common?
CNN’s Jeff Zeleny connected those dots as he shared reporting on how the Clinton campaign hopes to change the subject as it emerges from the Labor Day weekend.
“We’re going to see Hillary Clinton a lot more than we’ve seen her over the last few months or so,” said Zeleny. “She’s on the ‘Ellen’ show on Tuesday, she’s giving an Iran speech Wednesday. Later in the week she’s rolling out a new campaign finance plan.
“So she’s trying to combat all of these questions about email by actually getting out there, answering more questions and trying to talk about policy more than we’ve seen so far. They know the emails are not going away, but they want to try to add to the soundtrack of her campaign.”
2. Bernie Sanders bulks up in Iowa — thinks Camp Clinton ‘nervous’
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont says he senses Clinton’s campaign is getting a little nervous at his success in the presidential polls, and he seems determined to keep it that way.
Juana Summers of Mashable joined us just after returning from a reporting trip to Iowa where she found not only a happy candidate — but also a growing Sanders campaign team in the Hawkeye State.
“He’s built up a campaign with more than 50 paid staffers on the ground, just added a new press secretary,” said Summers.
“So it will be interesting to see whether or not he can turn these big crowds and attention that he’s got across the country into a real force in Iowa that can reckon with Hillary Clinton. And he said Saturday he thinks the Clinton campaign is getting a little bit nervous about him.”
3. As Guatemala goes, so goes the GOP 2016 immigration debate?
Guatemala holds its presidential election Sunday, just days after its president resigned, and the results could well reverberate in the U.S. presidential election.
Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post smartly walked us through the reasons.
“Despite what Donald Trump thinks, most illegal immigration is coming from Central America — from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — and economic and political instability is what causes it,” said …Read More