Today in the Morning Line: Border crisis is latest example of GOP watching its right flank ‘Amnesty’ becoming a 2014 issue Clinton-Obama to hug it out on Martha’s Vineyard Obama calls Missouri shooting ‘heartbreaking,’ urges calm Races set in Conn., … Continue reading
Almost a week into the Obama administration’s emergency action in northern Iraq, the campaign is attracting surprisingly broad bipartisan support. Republicans have issued several I-told-you-so statements and called for stronger action, and dovish Democrats say they’re concerned about slipping into a new war. But outright opposition has been muted. Continue reading
The Pentagon is sending 130 more military advisers to northern Iraq to help local forces in their escalating fight against Islamic militants, officials said Tuesday.
It’s no accident that 90 percent of Congress is re-elected every time; districts can be carefully drawn to protect incumbents. In Florida, a federal judge ruled that the design of two districts illegally favor sitting politicians, and ordered new maps just weeks before the primary elections. Political editor Domenico Montanaro joins Gwen Ifill for an in-depth explanation. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Florida’s congressional district reworking draws criticism It’s all part of a national story Political change in Iraq Election Day in Connecticut, Minnesota and Wisconsin New maps: By court order, Florida’s legislature passed new congressional maps … Continue reading
The billionaire industrialists are working to patch a gaping hole in the GOP coalition that could spell a generation of irrelevance if Republicans cannot build some credibility with Hispanic voters, who typically shun the GOP. The fast-growing group could have tremendous sway in American politics for years to come. Party elders have acknowledged their struggles to win over Hispanic voters, who as recently as 2004 were roughly split in party preference. Continue reading
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says he worries an American city could soon be a terrorist target if the U.S. military fails to turn back Islamic militants on the march in Iraq and Syria. Continue reading
In making the case for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, President Barack Obama is drawing on the doctrine involving the use of American force that he outlined less than three months ago, when it seemed he was trying to avoid potential U.S. military action anywhere. Continue reading