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Trump on NBC seems to praise the idea of multilateral trade blocs: "Europe got beat the United States"
Retweeted by David LeonhardtBut also getting married based on math rather than feelings is a great way to get divorced.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWhy @paulmromer accepted the job as World Bank chief economist
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@qdbui @Redistrict I agree.And the Washington Monthly would happily publish it.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWhich is to say: I prefer this era. We get smart commentary faster and still have great long form too.In another era, this great point would have first appeared as an 1800-word article. (And I'd still read it now!) breaking news, the normalization of "what we know and we don't know" is a huge advance.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHillary has selected a running mate who will get (or deserves) more scrutiny for his hair than she does
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @HotlineJosh Say more... @jenniferdaniel One of the best things about staying in hotels with babies! New sheets are yours for the asking. @CurtoWorld @adamcarstens So jealous.Affecting a swing-state outcome by a percentage point or two is a very big deal."Kaine won't have a big impact on Virginia vote" misses the point. *Nothing* has a big impact on swing-state votes., VA & IN all historically very well represented in presidency & vice presidency. Long dry spell for all, w/Quayle's 1 term as exception.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtDINO. work. DINO. @DLeonhardt Typical of your paper. - RZ
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @libbyanelson Yep. I didn't either. Hey @johndickerson: Send her a signed book!Can we still have Newt and Elizabeth Warren debate???
Retweeted by David LeonhardtDINO. dynamic via Kaine: His top Hill aide is Mike Henry, Hillary 08 staffer who was demoted for (wisely) suggesting she downplay Iowa
Retweeted by David LeonhardtRivals Serial I for bingeability., in retrospect, Nixon-Agnew. the Paragraph of the Night goes to @amychozick: evidence that he is a DINO! similar: self-defeating infighting among should-be allies. wants to know the price, @Redistrict. the politics of crime have changed: My new @UpshotNYT on why Trump's strategy may be less effective than Nixon's
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While we wait for Clinton's VP announcement...throwback to the text Obama sent supporters when he picked Biden in 08
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIn Boston, upbeat @timkaine poses with donors though says he has "no idea" if he's HRC's pick
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @googlepolitics @Nate_Cohn Gary Locke not shown. Too high for chart's scale. @TimAlberta @markos But there is a key difference: the left faction of the Dem party loses most intra-party fights. Like this one.Shattering essay by @nhannahjones. Available only in Race/Related newsletter. Sign up here:
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHistory says polls are actually going to be getting less reliable over the next 20 days or so.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @fmanjoo Well, it's been a theme. Remember the "rapists" of his announcement speech? @cjproctor74 @BrennanCenter @MarshallProj They don't go to 2016. @JustinWolfers But that's just law enforcement, right?Who's got the best charts on violent crime that don't end in 2014?This is, I think, the most effective few minutes of the convention so far.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThis whole section is pretty rich considering this.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtIt is really weird that the left-wing and liberal people have become great supporters of...NATO. Unthinkable thirty years ago.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtSeriously, you guys, the third-to-last speaker tonight is Tom Barrack, who RUNS TRUMP'S SUPERPAC
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2. Two years ago the city of Charlotte approved a big arena fix spend partly for the All-Star Game they just lost.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtHillary Clinton's free tuition plan has a few built-in problems.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtAn under appreciated map: the swing between the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMissed this -- Manafort tried to walk back the NYT interview before the transcript was posted
Retweeted by David LeonhardtBut then what? Would the crisis have been avoided or erupted in an even worse way?
Retweeted by David LeonhardtMy post on Chris Christie, Tom Cotton, and Paul Ryan, and how they could have stopped Trump, but didn't:
Retweeted by David LeonhardtNow more than 10 Fox women have told stories of harassment to Paul, Weiss investigators, person briefed on inquiry says
Retweeted by David LeonhardtScheduled to speak with @SenateMajLdr on Facebook Live about 1:45 or so via Tune in or log on or whatever you do.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtTrump just told Vladimir Putin he could pretty much take all of Eastern Europe but Ted Cruz is the problem here
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @jbview Not sure I see a likely scenario in which a different convention makes a difference.Everyday racism. q: Why not 1964 GOP on the list of worst modern conventions? Because Goldwater was so low in the polls coming in that he got a bounce @TimBroderick Thanks very much. Tell us more: what didn't you initially like? What do you now like? @MattGlassman312 @jbview Fair. I left "modern" off the tweet, though it's in the piece.The 2016 Republican National Convention, so far... with convention is Trump's management. He made every decision go through his kids. Paralyzed the professionals trying to get it done
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWorst convention ever? Cleveland 2016 is now in the running with the Democrats' 1968 and 1972 conventions.
An interview with the laid-off reporter who scooped everybody on Melania Trump's plagiarism.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @DLeonhardt Speechwriting does not = stenography
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @DLeonhardt #2 You would never write down those words + then just "include some of that phrasing" without cross-checking
Retweeted by David LeonhardtOk @DLeonhardt #1 Your client never ever reads you the words of someone else she admires - who also happens to be her arch-enemy
Retweeted by David LeonhardtFor anyone who's worked as a professional speechwriter, this explanation of what happened is not credible.
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @C_levelStories Say more!So I guess Sparkle Pony didn't write the Monday night headliner after all
Retweeted by David LeonhardtPaul Manafort, yesterday on CNN: "To think that she would be cribbing Michelle Obama’s words is crazy.” Today:
Retweeted by David LeonhardtOn the plus side, a Trump inaugural address would be a great chance to hear bits & pieces of past inaugural address favorites.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThis is akin to a journalist saying "I confused my notes and my Nexis search." @danconley @amratner @speechboy71 I still think being fired is different from being associated with unethical behavior. @amratner @speechboy71 @danconley +1The speechwriters had to come clean, to protect their own reputations.'s What-If Night: With Rubio and Walker speaking, Republicans can imagine a very different campaign. of @Nate_Cohn's talk "Will Obama's America Vote for Trump?" from last week's @RockefellerCtr event @Dartmouth:
Retweeted by David LeonhardtKimberlin Brown is not giving a prime time quality speech.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtWhy not flip Christie and Carson? Or schedule Tiffany, then Donald Jr, then Christie in the 10pm hour? Scheduling makes no sense.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtI bet if you polled them, you'd find higher Saul Alinsky name recognition among Republican delegates than Democratic delegates.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtI'm guessing they're putting the entire Make America Work Again program in @SenCapito's speech?
Retweeted by David LeonhardtDonald Jr. sporting a solid double-windsor tie. Power move.
Retweeted by David LeonhardtAnother example of poor convention organizing: the theme for this evening has been mangled beyond compare
Retweeted by David LeonhardtThe new Reagan-Bush ticket arrives in Houston, today 1980: #Breslauer
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21CF sources say Rupert wants to pay Ailes out, Lachlan/James want him fired for cause. But sons aren't resisting, just want Ailes gone
Retweeted by David Leonhardt @MKTWgoldstein It's possible to be a shrinking majority.People too often conflate the classic stereotype of blue-collar America with the more diverse reality of it., the GOP isn't doing better with the working class. It's doing worse -- except with the white working class. @dansmithphd ... likely to lead to winning as it did 30 or 50 years ago. Happily. @dansmithphd I used "racism" in the piece and take your point. I do think there are different versions of it. And I think it's not as ... @kvidyak thanks very much!What to watch for tonight: Can the Republicans start to offer populism without race-tinged appeals? @nataliemjb Just seems this is a chance for Trump to have a good week, and he's not so far (albeit 1 day in). Again, I mostly agree w you. @nataliemjb My instinct is to agree. But what do you think of @BrendanNyhan point that it affects coverage/discussion and thus voters? (1/2)Conventions matter because many Americans are just now tuning in to the campaign. Trump is not off to a good start. @ezralevin @SeanMcElwee A fair point. Presidential-election analysis is cursed with a small n.Really looking forward to the debate between the presidential spouses this cycle.
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