POLITICO Playbook: COUNTDOWN: FIVE DAYS to shutdown

Good Monday morning. FIVE DAYS until the government runs out of money. CONSIDER THIS: Republicans have held the majority in Congress for three years, routinely promising to normalize government operations. Yet it’s Dec. 18 and the government is slated to shut down...

POLITICO Playbook: TRUMP plans 2018 campaign BLITZ

SHOT — NBC’S MARK MURRAY (@mmurraypolitics): “New NBC/WSJ poll on whom voters prefer to control Congress: Dems 50%, GOP 39% … 1st time since Sept ‘08 when Dems have hit 50% and been in double digits on this question in the poll”. The poll...

POLITICO Playbook: TAX REFORM happening in 2017

Good Saturday morning. OK, WE WERE WRONG. We said tax reform probably wouldn’t happen in 2017. It will. It’s a significant legislative victory for PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, SPEAKER PAUL RYAN and SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL. Republicans tell us that they have...

Farenthold out – POLITICO

With Zach Montellaro and Kevin Robillard The following newsletter is an abridged version of Campaign Pro’s Morning Score. For an earlier morning read on exponentially more races — and for a more comprehensive aggregation of the day’s most important...