Jeremy Silk Smith

Poll: Nevada Senate Race All Tied Up
Presidential race in battleground state also too close to call

The two headline races in Nevada are neck and neck, a poll released Thursday shows. 

The Suffolk University poll shows Republican Rep. Joe Heck tied with Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto at 37 percent. Fourteen percent of likely voters say they haven't decided on who should replace retiring Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid. 

Is Trump 'Mr. Brexit'?
Left to interpretation, Twitterverse draws its own conclusions

Donald Trump liked the moniker "Mr. Brexit" that he used to describe himself in a Fox News interview Wednesday so much that he repeated that proclamation in a Thursday tweet and confused the internet.

Poll: Bayh Holds Significant Lead Over Young in Indiana Senate Race
Survey also shows Trump with double-digit lead over Clinton in Hoosier State

Democrats and Republicans can take both positives and negatives away from a new poll of likely Indiana voters in this fall's general election. 

The race to fill the seat of retiring Republican Sen. Dan Coats shows the Democratic candidate, former Sen. Evan Bayh, with a 7 point lead over his GOP opponent, Rep. Todd Young, according to the Monmouth University poll.

Grassley Wants Clinton FBI Notes Released to Public
Clinton campaign pushes for their release 'rather than allow Republicans to mischaracterize them'

The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is calling for the FBI to release confidential notes about its Hillary Clinton investigation, just as the Clinton campaign is calling for their full release.

"The FBI should make as much of the material available as possible," Sen. Charles E. Grassley said in a statement. The Iowa Republican added, "The FBI has made public statements in describing its handling of the case, so sharing documents in support of those statements wherever appropriate would make sense. Right now, the public is at a disadvantage and has only part of the story."

Cornyn Calls On The Justice Department To Investigate The Clinton Foundation

Sen. John Cornyn formally asked the Justice Department to explain why it did not accept the recommendation of the FBI to investigate the Clinton Foundation. 

The letter Cornyn sent to Attorney General Loretta Lynch is in response to a CNN report that said three FBI field offices recommended that an investigation should be launched into a foreign donor of the Clinton Foundation. The FBI was alerted by a bank that there was suspicious activity on the donors account, according to the report.

Trump: Don't They Get Sarcasm?
'But not that sarcastic' Trump says at a rally

Donald Trump says that CNN just didn't get the joke.

House GOP Report: Intelligence Officials Pressured to Alter Reports on ISIS
Analysis skewed to make U.S. campaign against ISIS look more successful, report says

Defense Department officials were pressured to skew their reports on the military campaign against the Islamic State, making it appear more successful than "was warranted by facts on the ground," and "consistently more positive than analysis produced by other elements of the Intelligence Community," according to a report by a House Republican task force released on Thursday.

The report, issued by a joint task force on the U.S. Central Command, largely backed up the allegations of a "whistleblower" who claimed that analysts at the agency were pressured to "manipulate" their work after management changes in 2014, the report said. A Daily Beast story published in September cited 50 intelligence analysts who said their reports were altered to offer a rosier picture of the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Clinton's Trustworthiness Remains a Drag on Her Candidacy
While she leads Trump in most polls, majority of voters still don't trust her

With Donald Trump's poll numbers falling after a series of inflammatory remarks and controversies, Democratic rival Hillary Clinton has opened up a comfortable lead. But even as her standing improves, the same polls show Americans still don't trust her. 

A Fox News poll released last week showed 36 percent of voters consider Clinton "honest and trustworthy," up from 30 percent in June in the same poll. Trump's "honest and trustworthy" numbers rose from 34 percent to 36 percent over the same period. In the horse race, Clinton was beating Trump 49 percent to 39 percent, according to the poll of 1,022 voters conducted July 31 to Aug. 2 with a 3-point margin of error.

New York Daily News Calls For Trump To Quit
'This Isn't A Joke Anymore,' the headline says

The New York Daily News demanded on Wednesday that there is only one recourse after Donald Trump seemed to suggest someone assassinate Hillary Clinton: Abandon Trump.

Roger Stone Claims To Be In Contact With WikiLeaks Founder
The Trump ally said that Julian Assange has damaging documents from the Clinton Foundation

The controversial political consul Roger Stone might have inadvertently linked the Donald Trump campaign with the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Stone was asked at an event in front of the the Southwest Broward Republican Organization whether there would be an "October surprise" from Wikileaks that could damage Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Orlando Nightclub Shooter's Father at Clinton Rally
Event was open to the public and he was not invited, Clinton campaign says

Hillary Clinton's Monday rally in Kissimmee, Florida, might be overshadowed by one of the people who attended: the father of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen.

Seddique Mateen can be seen standing in the crowd behind Clinton wearing a red baseball cap.  

Evan McMullin Says He's Not a Trump Spoiler
But with a majority of filing deadlines passed, his opportunities are limited

Evan McMullin wants to be the face of the #NeverTrump movement, although his path to that is narrow. 

McMullin, a former CIA operative and foreign policy adviser for the House Republican Conference, entered the race on Monday as an independent and said that he wants to be an alternative for people who don't like Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. 

Mike Pence Breaks With Trump to Endorse Paul Ryan
"We need Paul Ryan in leadership in the Congress of the United States"

Republican vice presidential nominee and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence came out on Wednesday to endorse Speaker Paul D. Ryan in his primary contest, despite Donald Trump's refusal to endorse the Wisconsin Republican a day earlier.   

"I strongly support Paul Ryan, strongly endorse his reelection," Pence said in an interview with Fox News. "I believe we need Paul Ryan in leadership in the Congress of the United States to rebuild our military, to strengthen our economy and to ensure that we have the kind of leadership in this country that will make America great again."  

Paul Ryan's Primary Opponent Uses Trump To His Advantage
Paul Nehlen is running against House speaker in Aug. 9 primary

Paul Nehlen is using Donald Trump's refusal to endorse Paul D. Ryan  as a springboard in his primary battle against the House speaker.  

Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday came out and endorsed Ryan in his primary election.  

Hanna Is First Congressional Republican to Say He'll Vote for Clinton
Retiring New York congressman says Trump 'cannot lead this country'

Retiring Rep. Richard Hanna was a member of the "Never Trump" movement but now he is with her.   

The New York Republican said, in an op-ed posted on Syracuse.com , he can't support GOP nominee Donald Trump for president because "he is unfit to serve our party and cannot lead this country."   

Post-Convention Polls Show Dead Heat Among Independents
One poll has Clinton's support surging

Independents are still split between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the presidential race, and almost a quarter are undecided, according to two polls released after both party's conventions.  

Slightly more self-identified independents would vote Republican for president, according to a new Public Policy Polling survey  with 41 percent picking the GOP and 39 percent going Democratic. Twenty percent of independents said they're still undecided. The question did not specifically identify the two nominees.   

McCain Rebukes Trump for Comments About Soldier's Family
Other GOP leaders condemn presidential nominee, but not by name

Arizona Sen. John McCain blasted Donald Trump for his attacks on the family members of an American solider killed in Iraq in 2004 who have feuded with the Republican presidential nominee since the father's speech at the Democratic National Convention last week.   

"In recent days, Donald Trump disparaged a fallen soldier’s parents. He has suggested that the likes of their son should not be allowed in the United States — to say nothing of entering its service,” McCain said in a statement Monday. “I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump’s statement. I hope Americans understand that the remarks do not represent the views of our Republican Party, its officers, or candidates.”  

Trump: Clinton Speech a 'Very Average Scream'
GOP nominee says rival's Thursday address came from a 'fantasy universe'

Donald Trump broke out some of his greatest hits on Friday to attack Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech before the Democratic National Convention on Thursday.

Did Bill Clinton Catch a Little Shut-Eye During Hillary's Speech?
It was pretty late

Bill Clinton tweeted last night that watching his daughter Chelsea introduce her mother at the Democratic National Convention was one of the greatest moments of his life. It seems that he came down from that emotional high pretty quickly.

Big Donor Offers Big Money to Trump If He Releases Taxes
Clinton backer says he'll donate $1 million to charity of Trump's choice

Calls for Donald Trump to release his tax returns have been gaining steam and now, they're being fueled by a million dollar bounty.  

Moishe Mana, a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, has offered to donate $1 million dollars to the charity of Donald Trump's choice if he releases his tax returns, according to The Associated Press .