Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
* In yesterday's Gallup daily tracking poll, Donald Trump's standing reached new depths
: 40% approval, 55% disapproval. Note, President Obama briefly reached 55% disapproval in his sixth year, but Trump has reached this level after three weeks in office.
* In Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, tens of thousands of progressive activists attended
the 11th annual "Moral March on Raleigh," led by the state NAACP.
* On a related note, those activists did not
receive good news later in the day: "The N.C. Court of Appeals has lifted a lower court's block on state lawmakers' overhaul of election oversight, allowing the changes to take effect until there's further action in Gov. Roy Cooper's lawsuit challenging the changes."
* The League of Women Voters requested that Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) appear at an upcoming public forum in his district. The Republican declined
, arguing, "My experience is that, and we see this around the country, where these large meetings tend to devolve in shouting matches."
* Who's to blame for the White House's ineptitude? Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of conservative Newsmax Media and a Trump friend, is pointing the finger
at the president's chief of staff. "I think Reince Priebus -- good guy, well-intentioned -- but he clearly doesn't know how the federal agencies work," Ruddy told CNN yesterday.
* Despite rumors about her national ambitions, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said
during a radio interview yesterday, "I am running for Senate. I'm running for Senate in 2018."
* In Mexico, former Mexico City Mayor Andrés Manuel López Obrador appears to be making gains in his country's presidential race by running on an anti-Trump
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