Wiretap: Pool-party cop quits the force

Swimming pool splash

Forced out

The McKinney, Tex., pool-party cop resigns from the force. But that still leaves unexplained what he could possibly have been thinking. Via Kathleen Parker at the Washington Post.

Whose best?

When McKinney tops the rankings for the best town in America in which to live, it’s worth asking for whom that’s actually true. Via the Atlantic.

Skewed left

David Brooks thinks Hillary Clinton is making a mistake by appealing first to her base and supposedly ignoring moderate, swing voters. Is that really what she’s doing? That’s how Brooks reads it. Via the New York Times.

The splits

Michael Tomasky’s read in the Daily Beast is different. Of course, Clinton is going after the Obama coalition, with which he twice won the presidency. But at the same time, she will be trying to appeal to both the Warren-Sanders wing of the party with language that draws in swing voters. It’s not easy. But winning the presidency is not easy.

Money worries

This may be your choice in 2016: Hillary Clinton, who, along with husband Bill, made staggering amounts of money giving speeches to corporations or Marco Rubio, who has made a lot less money but spent great amounts of that money on stuff he didn’t really need, while charging some of it on the GOP credit card. Via the New York Times.

Temperature rising

An Obamacare-hating North Carolina businessman named Jay Faison plans to spend $40 million in the 2016 election cycle to convince conservatives and moderates to care about climate change. Via Vox.

Closet skeletons

Dennis Hastert pleads not guilty to the charges against him, but his silence on cases of alleged sexual abuse may be nothing new. Via the New Yorker.

Reaching both ways

Paul Ryan’s game: teaming up with Obama on the trade deal. Now we’ll see if he can hold together the House Republicans. Via the National Journal.

 

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