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Today’s clip is not devoid of pabulum. Before the end, Jake Tapper and 2016 Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders hit all of the usual notes. A new book is hyped. Tapper asks if he’ll run for POTUS again in 2020, and the politician doesn’t give a straight answer. Surprising!

But the first half of the interview is more interesting. Bernie runs down a list of President Trump’s campaign promises on popular bipartisan issues. Infrastructure? Passed by in favor of military spending. New and improved health care? Haw. Tax cuts aimed at the middle class? Hardly. If you count Trump’s stand-down proposal on prescription drug prices, it marks the administration 0-4 in keeping its word on issues Americans agree on.

If you haven’t felt enough of the Bern after the Trump discussion, keep streaming for the democratic socialist’s thoughts on Iran diplomacy and the Kelly Sadler – John McCain controversy. Bernie’s take is hard to argue with on either front.

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Senatory Lindsey Graham with President Trump

Photo by The White House

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

In a worst-case scenario for Republicans — and a best-case scenario for Democrats — the GOP would not only lose the White House in November, but also, would lose the U.S. Senate and watch Democrats expand their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Journalists Olivia Beavers and Juliegrace Brufke, in an article for The Hill, discuss the possibility of a major blue wave in November and the fears that Republican activists are expressing behind closed doors.

Some Republicans are privately expressing what Beavers and Brufke describe as a "growing sense of doom." A GOP source, presumably interviewed on condition of anonymity, told The Hill, "If the election were today, we would lose the House, the Senate and the White House."

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