Wiretap: Bernie Sanders leads the polls, and even he’s “stunned”

Everybody’s shocked

If you’re surprised that Bernie Sanders is doing so well in the polls against Hillary Clinton, you’re not alone. The Bern says he is “stunned.” Via CNN.

Raw emotions

In Joe Biden’s Late Night appearance with Stephen Colbert, the vice-president tells how his decision to run for president is affected by the grief of losing his son Beau.  You can only run, Biden said, if you’re in it 110 percent, “and I’d be lying if I said I knew I was there. I’m being completely honest.” Via Bloomberg.

Panic time

Time for Clinton to start panicking? Ummm. Maybe. Via The Fix at The Washington Post.

Big loss

Maybe the biggest loser in the Iran nuclear deal was the AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby which spent $30 million – and much more of its credibility – in trying to defeat the deal. Meanwhile, Bibi Netanyahu is quickly moving on to other things. Via The New York Times.

Shutdown looming

The Washington Post rounds up a bunch of experts who say that a government shutdown is probable. Of course, what do the experts know?

Attack man

You were waiting for this one, weren’t you? Trump finally goes after Ben Carson. He also says when he was talking about Fiorina’s face, he wasn’t really talking about her face. Via The Washington Post.

The reformation

Can Pope Francis really shake up the Church? A report from inside the Vatican. Via The New Yorker.

 

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