Wiretap: Biden looms, Bernie fundraises, and Clinton’s getting nervous

Nervous ask

Joe Biden is making the Clinton campaign nervous. The Clinton campaign responds by pressuring nervous Democratic donors. Via The New York Times.

Keeping up

Speaking of pressure, Bernie Sanders pressures Clinton where it counts — by nearly matching her quarterly fundraising numbers. Via The Washington Post.

Blame America

Vladimir Putin speaks to the United Nations of modern world history and guess which country, in Putin’s view, plays the villain. A hint: Let’s just say it’s not going to make the Jeffco school board happy. Via The New York Times.

Just right

After 10 years of the Roberts court, some conservatives are now attacking the chief justice. But as The Nation points out, the conservative problem is not really with John Roberts, but with Anthony Kennedy.

Disruptive move

When Pope Francis met Kim Davis, he upset the entire culture-war narrative of his American trip. No wonder the Vatican isn’t talking about it. Via The New Republic.

Gleefully uncommitted

Republican women in Congress are generally thrilled with Carly Fiorina’s run for president. That doesn’t mean, of course, that they’re actually backing her. So far, only two have endorsed her bid. Via The National Journal.

Downward spiral

You didn’t think it was possible, but Ted Cruz is defining politics down. The only question now is how low can he go. Via The New Yorker.

Hold off

Oklahoma still can’t get its lethal-injection cocktail of drugs right. And so the governor has issued a last-minute stay in the execution of Richard Glossip. Via The Atlantic.

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