Josh Marshall

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Donald Trump has so shattered the structure of the 2016 GOP presidential primary race that it can be difficult to make any solid argument about just who has been hurt the most. But not that difficult. It's very, very hard to argue that it's not Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. His campaign is straight up gutted and at this point I have serious doubts that he'll even make it to the first contest in Iowa, let alone win it, which was critical to his strategy.

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As I've mentioned a few times, we've gotten into the survey business, both of the public at large but especially of our own audience, which is a good proxy for center-left and liberal news junkies around the country and also primary voters. We've been doing various polling tied to the 2016 presidential race and after the jump I have some numbers that gave me a different take on how to look at the Democratic primary race.

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This post got a lot of people up in arms last year. But it's truly a must read and I want to re-up it on this 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. As TPM Reader JB put it a year ago today ...

To me the most notable thing looking back on 9/11 13 years later is how crystal clear it is now that it was an anomalous event and not, contrary to all the rhetoric of the time, the dawn of a new era of domestic terrorism. The fact that basically nothing analogous – meaning a domestic terror attack planned and executed by foreigners or local cells funded by Al Queda or like groups -- has happened in the 13 years since is pretty incredible and unexpected. Perhaps more surprising still is that the only viable explanation for the dearth of attacks is that terrorists motivated to carry out attacks inside the United States do not exist.

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Remember Kyrsten Sinema? Democratic Rep from Arizona's 9th congressional district who first came to public prominence as an Iraq War opponent and generally a darling of left-liberal Democrats. After the jump, her pretty tortured explanation for why she's voting against the Iran Deal. Pretty amazing ...

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I'm not sure I've seen any better example of the Trump Effect. Scott Walker is reacting to the collapse of his campaign with a desperate and somewhat ridiculous new slogan aimed at out-Trumping Donald Trump. His campaign has been test-driving in the phrase for the last few days but in a speech this morning Walker officially vowed to "wreak havoc" on Washington on his first day in office. In other words, he's just going to start breaking things, anything. Because he's more hardcore than Donald Trump. "It's time to wreak havoc on the status quo in Washington," says Walker. Here's the story.