Swing-state Republicans warn Trump’s reelection is on shaky ground
Why Read: Republicans in swing states are growing increasingly concerned about the November elections and have advice for President Trump.
A top White House official claimed, without evidence, that China sent sick people to other countries to ‘seed’ COVID-19 around the world
Why Read: The Trump Administration continues to step up its anti-China rhetoric. Most recently, Adviser Peter Navarro accused China of deliberately sending sick airline passengers overseas to spread COVID-19 worldwide.
Biden’s best path: Mich.+ Pa. + Arizona
Why Read: In his latest piece for Axios, Doug Sosnick, the White House Political Director for President Bill Clinton, writes that the U.S. electoral map has changed for the first time since 1992, which means that the terrain is different for President Trump than in 2016. You can read Sosnick’s full memo here.
Crisis exposes how America has hollowed out its government
Why Read: Dan Balz, one of America’s premier political reporters, takes a look inside the current state of the U.S. federal government.
Mike Pompeo’s politicisation of foreign policy is unworthy of him
Why Read: The Economist explains how Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has managed to stay in President Trump’s good graces. One reason, according to The Economist, is because Mr. Pompeo is willing to politicize foreign policy, which started before President Trump, but has since accelerated.
Trump Looks to Salvage Summer Campaign Season
Why Read: The Wall Street Journal explains why rallies are so important to President Trump’s reelection strategy and details some of the ideas his team are considering to get him back on the road.
Biden Has an Edge on Trump. So Why Are Democrats Worried?
Why Read: Democrat operatives are concerned that slow decision-making, multiple power centers, generational differences, inadequate staffing and reactive tendencies within the Biden campaign may jeopardize the lead he currently has in many polls.