Tonight’s Feature: Four Democratic presidential candidates will be looking to knock Hillary Clinton off her perch as the frontrunner tonight on CNN in the party’s first presidential debate in Las Vegas. The challenge for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will be to present himself as a rational alternative to Clinton, who’s been losing support in the polls. Sanders has nearly matched Clinton’s fundraising and now he has to match her in debate.
Politics: Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is spending the long weekend at home listening to people and messages urging him to run for Speaker of the House, but so far he’s not biting. Ryan is chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, a job he sees as a springboard
Three other candidates will be trying to remind the public that they exist: former US Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia; former Rhode Island governor and senator Lincoln Chafee; and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.
All the candidates are likely to distance themselves from President Obama. One of the themes will be economic inequality, the vast gulf between rich and poor that has grown even while Obama pulled the country out of a near-depression. Sanders has said that paying American workers a living wage is...Read more
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It's Been Said
“I think Donald Trump is an entertainer. I think he says what’s on a lot of people’s minds, but I think that the Republican Party should be absolutely terrified of all the attention that he is taking from incredible candidates like Jeb Bush and Chris Christie who could absolutely do the job of president of the United States. And if I were a Republican, I would absolutely be terrified of that. Thank you.”
-Miss Alabama, Meg McGuffin, answering a question in the Miss America Pageant.