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2020 Contenders Deal With Trump

As the supporters of the losing 2016 presidential candidates work their way through the stages of grief, Alex Isenstadt has anointed House Speaker Paul Ryan, Gov. Scott Walker, Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Ben Sasse and Congressman Tom Cotton as 2020 contenders. He correctly notes that the first order of business of the 2020 election is trying to solve the conundrum that is The Donald–the Republican presumptive nominee.

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Hillary Uses Republicans to Hit Trump on Curiel

Hillary Clinton’s campaign launched a hard-hitting ad against Donald Trump on Monday, using comments by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich chiding Trump for his comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel.

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Unlike Trump, Hillary Refuses to Acknowledge Your Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Today Hillary Clinton refused to acknowledge your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms even though the Supreme Court, in District of Columbia v. Heller, recognized that the Second Amendment applies to the individual’s right to bear arms.

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Senate Amendment Weakens Email Privacy Act

Instead of siding with executive overreach, Sen. Cornyn, other Republicans and the entire Senate must side with the Fourth Amendment. That means passing a clean Email Privacy Act like the House did, without any carve-outs.

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Calif. Senate Rethinks Climate Change Doubt

Senate Bill 1161, introduced by Democrat state Sen. Ben Allen, would make not believing in climate change an unfair business practice in California and would lengthen the statute of limitations for such a “crime.” The Orwell, thought crime legislation had passed both the state Senate’s environmental and judiciary committees before it was taken off the Senate floor on Wednesday.

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Trump Supporters Attacked by Mexican Flag Carrying Provocateurs [with video]

After Donald Trump’s rally at the San Jose Convention Center, attendees were attacked by provocateurs carrying Mexican flags as they left the campaign event. At least a dozen Trump supporters were punched, at least one person was pelted with an egg, Trump hats were grabbed from supporters were set on fire. four people were arrested and at least one police office was assaulted.

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Trump in Six and Three Words

Those six words are Trump at his most honest — and most revealing. If you needed two sentences to sum up not only Trump’s remarkably successful 2016 presidential bid but also the dominant strain of his life, those six words are about as good as you can get.

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SCOTUS and Trump’s Last Cruz Birther Case

Since the all talk and no action Trump first raised the birther issue, thirteen federal and state courts and administrative bodies have considered and rejected Donald Trump’s bogus claim that Sen. Cruz is not eligible to be president:

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Trump Foils Hillary’s Veterans Trap

Trump played by his rules and turned his news conference into an attack on the media which is be music to the ears of Trump supporters and will drown out the Hillary criticism. This is one of the successful techniques that Trump uses to continually dominate the new coverage. It is part of the reason Trump refuses to change his campaign style that so many find offensive, unpresidential and unacceptable for a presidential candidate.

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Trump Change

Trump’s change, expected or not, isn’t coming any time soon. After all Trump has said that President Trump will be different than Candidate Trump. If that wasn’t clear enough, earlier this month to continue to campaign as an a**hole, or as the Times headline put it, to be “provocative.” And even Sen. Marco Rubio says Trump shouldn’t change his campaign style because it is who Trump is and it is successful

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