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From The Reporter's Notebook
This week, Quinnipiac released three polls from key swing states: Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio. The Florida poll marks the first time Donald Trump has come directly within the margin of error to beat Hillary Clinton. According to TPM's Caitlin Cruz, Joe Biden is the Democrat who can consistently beat Trump in a general election matchup, but Biden placed third among Democratic candidates.
Agree or Disagree?
Josh Marshall thinks that this week's controversial, largely redacted Associated Press story on Iran's nuclear program offers further proof we should "listen to the nuclear scientists."
BUZZING: Today in the Hive
From a TPM Prime member: "And the picture emerges that it is the same old same old. With Ben Carson now upping the crazy ante calling for the use of predator drones to protect our border™, I'm reminded of the dominionist Reverend Hipple, an uber Tom Tancredo cheerleader, who has sadly gone into hiding (or more likely, been harvested by Obama's NSA goons)."
Related: Ben Carson blamed a measles outbreak in California on undocumented immigrants.
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What We're Reading
Twitchy is not just a powerful political website — it's a harassment tool used to target liberal writers. (Cosmopolitan)
All the ways 2016 contenders want to change the Constitution. (National Journal)
Presidential sensation Deez Nuts is a 15-year-old Iowa farm boy. (The Daily Beast)