Barack Obama meets today with Bernie Sanders in what will certainly be a preview of the president’s role as nudger-in-chief. He’s taking on the job of finding a way for Sanders to gracefully leave the race. Via The New York Times.
Amy Davidson sees it this way in The New Yorker: Sanders’ big problem as he decides what to do now is that the Democrats will nominate only one person at their convention in Philadelphia — and it’s not Bernie Sanders.
Those parts of Bernieworld where the #neverHillary crowd is sure Clinton is worse than Trump. Via Slate.
Ezra Klein writes in Vox that it’s time to admit that Hillary Clinton is a much better politician than she — or anyone else — will say.
E.J. Dionne on the five days in 2008 that turned Hillary Clinton into the candidate who would win the 2016 Democratic nomination. Via The Washington Post.
Paul Ryan’s decision to endorse Donald Trump — and did anyone doubt he would? — has taken him to his own personal purgatory. Via The National Review.
Here’s what Trump has to say to those Republicans who are starting to panic over his coming nomination: It’s time to man up. Via The New York Times.
How Donald Trump’s favorite movie explains Donald Trump — even if no one has bothered to explain it to him. Via Politico.
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