Presidential candidates are sharpening their attacks in the weeks before the Iowa contests. Judy Woodruff talks to Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR about ramped up rhetoric on the campaign trail as Sen. Bernie Sanders closes the gap with Hillary Clinton in Iowa.
Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill speak with New York Times columnist David Brooks, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report about the Republican ticket, Donald Trump’s convention speech challenge and how running mate Mike Pence’s calming demeanor is just the ‘Pepto Bismol’ he needs.
At a rally with Hillary Clinton, Democratic firebrand Sen. Elizabeth Warren proved once more that she knows how to get under Donald Trump’s skin, calling the Republican a “small insecure money-grubber.” Clinton was equally harsh but Trump’s rage was squarely aimed at “goofy” Warren. NPR’s Tamara Keith and Amy Walter from the Cook Political Report join Gwen Ifill to discuss the latest.
""Mostly as a result of the damage House Republicans sustained during the 16-day government shutdown, we are making changes to our ratings in 15 House seats, all but one in Democrats' direction," Cook Political Report said in a statement" ~ Erin We Leave No One Behind
Two weeks ago, President Obama attended a rally for Maryland Governor candidate Anthony Brown. His appearance in Maryland, a state he won by 25 points in 2012, was his first campaign rally of the 2014 election. At the time, Brown was leading his Republican opponent by around 10 points. Since then, however, the polls have tightened. On Friday, Cook Political Report changed its rating of the race to "toss up." Such is the "Obama Challenge" this year for Democrats.