Entries by Anne Laurie

Open Thread: It’s A Grift, All the Way Down

Trump qunitupled his campaign's Trump Tower rent — once his donors started footing the bill https://t.co/boz22wTZhA pic.twitter.com/keo9OlKnhp — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) August 23, 2016 Wait. This is an *actual picture* of Trump campaign office space? pic.twitter.com/qr3uRCHysI — dan sinker (@dansinker) August 23, 2016 Rule is campaigns have to pay fair market value. Market didn’t increase […]

Tuesday Morning Open Thread: Money Can’t Buy You Gandalf

This is the best: Ian McKellan refused a $1.5 million offer to officiate Sean Parker's wedding dressed as Gandalf https://t.co/RPvMP421qr — Avery Hartmans (@averyhartmans) August 22, 2016 Yes, it makes me happy that Douche Flotilla Admiral Sean Parker’s wedding will never stop being mockable. As a reminder, Sean Parker’s cri du couer: Weddings Used To […]

Late Night Open Thread: Trump Campaign Still Courting Sanders Voters

This reads like a preemptive defense of Jeff Weaver that offers up Tad Devine as scapegoat. Hmmmmm.https://t.co/0vduiqADPv — Al Giordano (@AlGiordano) August 22, 2016 … Or so I assume, since the Observer is owned by Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law. … A percentage of every advertisement purchased was paid to Old Towne Media and Devine Mulvey […]

Open Thread: Wrong Kind of Retro

.@seanspicer points to Trump-owned Mar-a-Lago allowing in blacks as testament to Trump’s black outreach. — Mike Warren (@MichaelRWarren) August 22, 2016 @MichaelRWarren Similar to Trump claiming credit for putting wheelchair ramps in his businesses—a federal mandate. — SNL (@USMexSpain) August 22, 2016 Trump is running a campaign for 1972, plus Twitter. https://t.co/YBuAdK1rhr — Bob Schooley […]

Monday Morning Open Thread: Moving Forward

For a bracing start to the new week, from the Washington Post, company paper in the town where the monopoly industry is national politics: Hillary Clinton’s increasingly confident campaign has begun crafting a detailed agenda for her possible presidency, with plans to focus on measures aimed at creating jobs, boosting infrastructure spending and enacting immigration […]

Open Thread: Meanwhile…

If you add up states HRC has led w/YouGov by 5+pts plus reliably D states, Clinton at 311EVs https://t.co/RJEnvKaguI pic.twitter.com/VOXl0EKw7x — Will Jordan (@williamjordann) August 21, 2016 So I was reading Josh Barro’s twitter feed, and he retweeted this exchange from “Kasich strategist” John Weaver: @PatrickRuffini "Normal person?" — John Weaver (@JWGOP) August 21, 2016 […]