Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* An ABC News tracking poll
released yesterday showed Hillary Clinton enjoying a sizable advantage over Donald Trump, 50% to 38%, in a four-way race.
* On a related note, though the ABC poll showed Clinton ahead by 20 points among women voters, Trump told
CBS yesterday, "I really think those polls are very inaccurate when it comes to women. I think we're doing better with women than with men, frankly."
* Yesterday, Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, conceded on "Meet the Press" that the Republican ticket is "behind
" in this year's presidential race. This morning, Trump nevertheless argued
via Twitter, "We are winning and the press is refusing to report it."
* Separately, the GOP nominee added
that Democrats "are making up phony polls in order to suppress the the [sic] Trump." I have no idea what this means.
* A week after Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent out a mailer
suggesting he's cooperated with President Obama, the president mocked
the far-right congressman relentlessly yesterday.
* If elected, would Trump try to replace FBI Director James Comey, a Republican appointed to the post by Obama? Asked about the possibility, the Republican nominee said
yesterday, "I'm not going to say."
* As Rachel noted on Friday's show, the Clinton campaign is making a surprising play in Utah
this year, dispatching five paid staffers to the traditionally red state and flying surrogates in to reach out to Utah voters. read more