News You Need to Know | Washington Week

News You Need to Know

Monday, October 24, 2016

Alexis Simendinger
Real Clear Politics
Emails released by WikiLeaks -- allegedly hacked from the Gmail account maintained by longtime Clinton adviser John Podesta -- have sparked partisan outrage on the right, and we-told-you-so head-shaking among liberals who worry that Hillary Clinton’s leftward promises during the campaign could prove temporary, based on aides’ exchanges.
Joan Biskupic
Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland, whom President Barack Obama nominated to succeed the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, has stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate. Hillary Clinton refused to say his name during the presidential debates. But there is a strong chance she will seize it if she wins election.
Carol Lee
The Wall Street Journal
The U.S.-backed fight to wrest Iraq’s second-largest city from Islamic State control holds implications extending beyond the battlefield and into both the departing and incoming U.S. presidential administrations, raising the stakes for how it unfolds in the closing weeks of the election campaign.