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.
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.
Time for Clinton to start panicking? Ummm. Maybe. Via The Fix at The Washington Post.
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.
The Washington Post rounds up a bunch of experts who say that a government shutdown is probable. Of course, what do the experts know?
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.
Can Pope Francis really shake up the Church? A report from inside the Vatican. Via The New Yorker.
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