Despite efforts by a broad swath of Republican power brokers—from conservative activists to establishment poobahs—Donald Trump isn’t going anywhere. A new CNN/ORC poll conducted after last week’s debate shows the national front-runner solidly ahead in Iowa, displacing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker atop the polls.
Hillary Clinton’s email troubles aren’t going away either, as federal investigators continue to probe the handling of classified information on her private server.That investigation is now extending to her top aides, who generated at least two emails that should have been marked as “top secret.” Clinton’s campaign sent an email to supporters Wednesday warning “You might hear some news over the next few days about Hillary Clinton’s emails,” seeking to mitigate the damage that the controversy is doing to her poll numbers.
Democratic candidates are struggling to respond to the concerns of the Black Lives Matter movement, as criminal justice reform takes center stage in Congress this fall. And on the cover of this week’s magazine, TIME’s Karl Vick explores what it’s like to be a cop in America one year after Ferguson.
Here are your must-reads:
The party’s presidential candidates have had difficulty connecting with protesters, TIME’s Alex Altman reports
What the Kochs, the RNC, RedState, and his 2016 rivals have in common: they tried to push Trump out, and have so-far failed [TIME]
Probe into private email server continues [McClatchy]
What Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have in common [Washington Post]
Momentum after the first debate in the Granite State [Boston Globe]
Wait for decision on politically-charged pipeline continues [Associated Press]
TIME’s Karl Vick explores the state of policing in America on this week’s cover of the magazine
“Rand Paul is doing so poorly in the polls he has to revert to old footage of me discussing positions I no longer hold. As a world-class businessman, who built one of the great companies with some of the most iconic real estate assets in the world, it was my obligation to my family, my company, my employees and myself to maintain a strong relationship with all politicians whether Republican or Democrat. I did that and I did that well.” — Donald Trump in a lengthy response to Sen. Rand Paul’s new ad criticizing him
“Is there any food on earth that isn’t better deep fried?” — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on a tour through the southern “SEC primary” states
Bits and Bites
Former President Jimmy Carter Says He Has Cancer [New York Times]
Bush Announces Second Round of Iowa Supporters [Sioux City Journal]
Bipartisan Group of Ex-Senators to Run Ads Against Iran Deal [New York Times]
Scott Walker Signs Bill Clearing Public Funds for New Bucks Arena [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Hillary Clinton Email Probe Turns to Huma [Politico]
In Nevada, Jeb Bush Rally Interrupted by Black Lives Matter Demonstrators [Los Angeles Times]
Joe Biden Is Sounding Out Allies About a 2016 Bid [Wall Street Journal]
Meet the Women of Election 2016 [Glamour]