Correction appended: Donald Trump is set to horde SNL in dual weeks, on Nov. 7.
Happy Saturday and acquire to your initial weekend roundup underneath a For a Record flag. We’ll continue to keep it brief and filled with quips, since we like a weekends, too. (Until those darned Saturday debates begin. Enjoy these sprightly tumble days while we can.)
So long, Jim, Lincoln and (unofficially) Joe
Somewhere, “The Final Countdown” is grating as Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee call goodbye to their Democratic presidential bids. Both candidates ended their runs in a 2016 competition this week, though Webb pronounced he competence lift a Ralph Nader and run as an independent, since that always goes so well. And sandwiched between their announcements was Veep Joe Biden’s that he was not going to get into a race, after all. His discuss lectern will sojourn waste and a Draft Biden group’s emotional/awkward ad was for naught.
Trump trumps a other GOP candidates
The Donald came out on tip once again in the USA TODAY GOP energy rankings, and this week, he perceived his tip sum ever of first-place votes from the people who confirm these things (we are, for a record — enter your sigh here — not those people). “He is still invoking a same themes and a same bluster, though his branch debate is elaborating into something that looks some-more traditional,” pronounced Emory University’s Andra Gillespie. That seems in line with what he pronounced when he sat down for a Capital Download interview: he skeleton to “tone it down a small bit,” whatever that means.
Jeb(!) might need to remove a exclamation point
On a other finish of spectrum, Jeb(!) Bush is anticipating that a trail to assignment ain’t easy. An inner memo published this week revealed that he skeleton to cut payroll and salaries and to downsize staff during debate headquarters, among other cost-saving measures. And who’s to blame? One guess: “We would be reduction than stirring if we pronounced we likely in Jun that a existence radio star ancillary Canadian-style single-payer health caring and partial-birth termination would be heading a GOP Primary.”
The week in Clinton
What a good few days it’s been for Hillary Clinton. First, a new check showed that her opening in a #DemDebate (and a non-candidacy of one Joe Biden) helped her benefit in New Hampshire. Second, Hollywood A-listers are flocking to her side. Third, many Americans concluded with Bernie Sanders: they unequivocally are sleepy of hearing about her damn emails. Fourth, she survived a marathon Benghazi hearing. Fifth, her fundraising soared after pronounced hearing. We wish she’s promulgation champagne emojis (yes, that’s a thing now!) to all of her staffers and BFF Barb Mukulski (aka a comparison senator from Maryland) as we speak.
We speak a lot about Donald Trump. We design we’ll speak even some-more about him after he hosts Saturday Night Live in dual weeks. Will it tip final week’s Larry David impersonation of Bernie Sanders (leading Sanders to emphatically announce that he does, in fact, have an “ample supply of underwear”)? Tune in to find out.
Photo of a week
Fun fact: You can’t put photos into a newsletters. So you’ll have to continue to come to a OnPolitics blog for your weekly dose of visible goodness.
And this week, we have to salute Cameron Leiby, who took feeling a Bern to a whole new turn by carrying a senator’s face shaved on his head. And no matter your feelings about self-declared socialists, we have to admit, it’s flattering good, if rather terrifying.
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