Political Happy Hour: Aug 12, 2016
August 12, 2016 - Picnic Time
Here’s your afternoon misting tent of politics from Michael Levenson, stuffing in for Joshua Miller, who is somewhere else, presumably evading a heat.
ANOTHER POLL, ANOTHER CLINTON ROMP, around Mark Murray of NBCNews.com: “Democrat Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump in some of a many different bridgehead states — including by double digits in dual of them — according to 4 mint NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls…
In Colorado, Clinton leads Trump by 12 points, 41 percent to 29 percent, with [Libertarian Gary] Johnson during 15 percent and [Green Party claimant Jill] Stein during 6 percent.
In Florida, a Democrat is forward of her GOP competition by 5 points, 41 percent to 36 percent, with Johnson during 9 percent and Stein during 4 percent.
In a four-way North Carolina contest, it’s Clinton during 45 percent, Trump during 36 percent, Johnson during 9 percent and Stein during 2 percent.
And in Virginia, Clinton gets 43 percent, Trump gets 31 percent, Johnson gets 12 percent and Stein gets 5 percent.” http://nbcnews.to/2bo0wal
FORMER DUKAKIS AIDE DEFENDS ROGER AILES, around Paul Farhi of a Washington Post: “Last month, a teenager startle call coursed by feminist and authorised circles when [Susan] Estrich’s name flush in an startling context: As a new invulnerability cocounsel to Roger Ailes, a owner and former arch executive of a Fox News Channel… Estrich and Ailes make an peculiar couple: a magnanimous feminist and one of a heading architects of a complicated regressive movement, assimilated to quarrel a claims of dozens of women. That Ailes, who denies a claims, would spin to Estrich to urge him seems an startling turn.” http://wapo.st/2aGTJnv
NOW YOU SHOW ME YOURS, around Steve Eder of a New York Times: “Hillary Clinton and her using mate, Tim Kaine, expelled a new collection of their possess income taxation earnings on Friday, ratcheting adult a vigour on her opponent, Donald J. Trump, to start creation open his possess forms. The income taxes of Mrs. Clinton, along with her husband, former President Bill Clinton, showed an practiced sum income of $10.6 million for 2015.” http://nyti.ms/2aZ3CiX
FRAUD CHARGE FOR FIRM WITH TIES TO SCOTT BROWN, around Todd Wallack of a Boston Globe: “The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday charged Global Digital Stock Solutions and dual of a former executives with arising fake and dubious press releases from Oct 2013 to Mar 2014. Brown served on a company’s advisory house during a same duration of time. …“I am not named in a complaint, and we do not design to be named due to a fact that we was usually concerned in an advisory ability for such a brief duration of time before we resigned,” Brown told a Globe. http://bit.ly/2bbBFFf
‘THE ART OF THE DEAL’ DIDN’T MAKE THE CUT, via White House press release: “Today, President Obama common his central summer reading list — a brew of novella and non-fiction, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning roller memoir, a psychological thriller, and a scholarship novella novel.” Here’s a list:
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
The Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins
Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
LOCAL GOP ACTIVISTS LAUNCH JOHNSON-WELD SUPER PAC, Via Shira Schoenberg of MassLive.com: “[Kevin] Martin [of Ipswich] is a inhabitant co-chairman and co-founder of a new super PAC for Republicans ancillary Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson and clamp presidential hopeful William Weld. … The organisation has a roots in New England, with Martin and co-chairman Ed Lopez-Reyes of Connecticut. Former Massachusetts Republican state Rep. Dan Winslow, who grew adult in Amherst, serves on a inhabitant care team. http://bit.ly/2b42olA
FORMER STATE GOP OFFICIAL TARGETS TRANSGENDER RIGHTS, around Meg Bernhard of a Boston Globe: “Conservative activists have begun an bid to dissolution a law that protects transgender people’s rights in open places a month after Governor Charlie Baker sealed a check — and they are led by Chanel Prunier, a state’s former inhabitant Republican committeewoman.” http://bit.ly/2bcOfkF
MILKING THIS FOR ALL IT’S WORTH: via Representative Paul Mark’s Instagram account: “Honored to be named a 2016 Dairy Legislator of a Year by a Massachusetts Association of Dairy Farmers during their annual cruise today.” http://bit.ly/2bd2tpJ
Joshua Miller earnings Tuesday. Meanwhile, we can allow to this email newsletter right here: bostonglobe.com/politicalhappyhourMichael Levenson can be reached during email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @mlevenson.