Donald Trump is the least favorably viewed presidential candidate since at least 1992
Why Woody Guthrie hated Donald Trump's dad (thanks to WC for the link)
Ted Cruz gets asked what he would replace Obamacare with
Uncomfortable Question for Ted Cruz on Obamacare Silences the Room
The Cruz campaign's sleazy mailer
Do those ‘we know whether you voted’ warnings actually work?
[NB: The Dems do it too.]
A hopeful prediction for Hillary
Since October, Clinton has held a lead over Sanders in Iowa, according to Selzer polling. (Which, in case you hadn't heard, is the go-to for Iowa election results.) . . . [read on]
Why the new email story matters
For months, Hillary Clinton and her presidential campaign have stuck to a consistent story line when faced with allegations of classified information on the private server she used exclusively as secretary of state: She was the victim of an overzealous intelligence community bent on categorizing information as top secret or classified when it was, in fact, neither. That defense hit a major snag on Friday when the State Department announced that it, too, had found “top secret” information on Clinton’s server . . .
If money is free speech, these guys have a LOT of free speech
“The Koch brothers’ donor network spent close to $400 million last year, and is on its way to spending an unprecedented $889 million supporting right-wing politics and causes during the 2016 cycle,” The Hill reports.
Theocracy watch: just for a joke, John Oliver decided to start a church and start asking for (tax free) donations
“It turns out that’s an amazingly easy thing to do,” Oliver said laughing. “With almost no legal consequences.” Oliver said that the experiment “got out of hand fast” talking about the six months the researchers on the show exchanged letters with a pastor’s “buy a prayer” style of business. But then Oliver dropped the bombshell: “We had $70,000 donated in singles. And that was just the top of a crazy iceberg. . .”
A voice for liberal Christians (yes! they exist!)
The Sunday talk show line-ups
NBC Meet The Press: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT); Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX); Roundtable: David Brody (Christian Broadcast Network), Joy Ann Reid (MSNBC), Tom Brokaw (NBC News) and Jennifer Jacobs (Des Moines Register).
CBS Face The Nation: Raging Narcissist Donald Trump (R); Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Pollster Ann Selzer; Roundtable: Kimberley Strassel (Wall Street Journal), Ed O'Keefe (Washington Post), Ezra Klein (Vox) and Ben Domenech (The Federalist).
ABC This Week: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D); Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT); Raging Narcissist Donald Trump (R); Roundtable: Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile, Republican Strategist Alex Castellanos, "Independent" Strategist Matthew Dowd and Katrina vandal Heuvel (The Nation).
CNN State of the Union: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX); Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT); Roundtable: Republican Strategist Ana Navarro, Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D), Radio Host Hugh Hewitt and Neera Tanden (Center for American Progress).