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POLITICO Playbook: The case for tuning out the White House

Presented by */ ]]> If President Donald Trump makes a proclamation and then reverses, what is the use of the proclamation in the first place? | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images DRIVING THE DAY A FEW DATA POINTS TO PONDER WHEN CONSIDERING [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Trump: ‘We already have a lot of background checks’

Presented by */ ]]> President Donald Trump’s latest comments certainly seem like he is backing away from background checks, and is settling into the old GOP position of bolstering mental health protections. | Spencer Platt/Getty [...]

POLITICO Playbook PM: Bibi lines up with Trump, bans Omar and Tlaib

Presented by */ ]]> Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu provoked a firestorm Thursday by banning two U.S. congresswomen from visiting. | Amir Levy/Getty Images JUST LAST MONTH, Israeli Ambassador RON DERMER — an adviser so close [...]

POLITICO Playbook PM: The geeky economic indicator that could seal Trump’s fate

Presented by */ ]]> Worrisome economic indicators could be a stumbling block for President Donald Trump’s reelection. | Jeff Swensen/Getty Images YIKES — “YIELD CURVE INVERTS: Recession indicator flashes red for first [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Trump’s his own worst political enemy after tragedy

Presented by */ ]]> The White House and President Donald Trump’s allies will invariably complain about the coverage of his trip to El Paso and Dayton. But no one asked the president to focus on his political foes. He did it himself. [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Tragedy overnight with two mass shootings

Presented by */ ]]> People gather in Juarez, Mexico in a vigil for the 3 Mexican nationals who were killed in an El Paso shopping-complex shooting. | Christian Chavez/AP Photo DRIVING THE DAY TRAGEDY OVERNIGHT … TWO MASS SHOOTINGS [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Sanders and Warren team up, the NRSC goes into the field and the DCCC gets much-needed help

Presented by */ ]]> Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) largely aligned against other candidates on the Democratic debate stage Tuesday night. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images DRIVING THE DAY THE DEMOCRATIC [...]

POLITICO Playbook: Trump v. Cummings, day two

Presented by */ ]]> Since Saturday, President Donald Trump has tweeted 13 times about House Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo DRIVING THE DAY CONGRESS is now gone for six [...]

POLITICO PLAYBOOK: What the VP saw at the border

Presented by */ ]]> “When Vice President Pence visited a migrant detention center here Friday, he saw nearly 400 men crammed behind caged fences with not enough room for them all to lie down on the concrete ground. There were [...]

POLITICO Playbook: 2020 Dems struggle to figure out McConnell at first debate

Presented by */ ]]> Democratic presidential candidates struggled to find an answer for how to deal with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the first debate Wednesday night. | Joe Raedle/Getty Images DRIVING THE DAY IF [...]