- Donald Trump told an audience in Iowa that, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters.”
He might lose some voters if they watched this, though:
Trump also opposes returning federal land to the states because they wouldn’t keep the land “great”: “I don’t like the idea because I want to keep the lands great, and you don’t know what the state is going to do.”
Glenn Beck endorsed Ted Cruz for president.
So Obama is hedging his bets. He is letting the FBI investigate, but on its own, without Justice Department prosecutors and the grand jury. This frees the administration and the Clinton campaign to be, by turns, ambiguous and disingenuous about whether there really is a formal investigation going on. As long as it is only the FBI doing the digging, everyone can play along with the farce: The investigation is very “preliminary,” it doesn’t even have “subjects,” and it may even be a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy sabotage (in which, somehow, the saboteurs are Obama appointees and non-political law-enforcement agents).
The EPA has issued hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to schemes to improve air quality, but they have no idea whether any of them actually work. This is probably by design.