This week Tim Alberta is joined by Scott Bland and Mike Mishak to discuss, among other things, Hillary Clinton's jokes about a federal investigation into her email server, Donald Trump forcing the GOP field rightward on immigration, and Jeb Bush using the term "anchor babies" when discussing the debate over birthright citizenship. The key question our reporters attempt to answer: Will the eventual nominees in both parties be haunted by this week's happenings come next November?
Stories mentioned in this episode:
National Journal: Scott Walker Fueled by Protesters at Iowa State Fair, by Nora Kelly
National Journal: Why Campaigns Have the Edge Over Super PACs on TV, by Scott Bland and Adam Wollner
National Journal: Jeb Bush Embraces Deep-Fried Iowa and Gets Uncomfortable Questions in Return, by Mike Mishak
National Journal: The 2016 Republican Field: We're All Donald Trump, by Nora Kelly
National Journal: Jeb Bush: "I Don't Regret Calling Children of Illegal Immigrants 'Anchor Babies'" by Clare Foran
Washington Post: The Zombie Apocalypse Has Arrived, and It's in Iowa With Rick Perry, by Ben Terris
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Michael J. Mishak is a political correspondent covering the 2016 presidential campaign for National Journal. Previously, he was a national political writer for The Associated Press in Miami, where his coverage of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio won state and regional awards. He also covered Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Legislature for the Los Angeles Times and politics and labor for the Las Vegas Sun, where he contributed to a Pulitzer Prize-winning series about construction worker deaths on the Strip. A Philadelphia native, Mishak cut his political teeth reporting on his hometown's mayoral race in 2003, which played out amid a federal corruption probe and the attempted firebombing of a candidate's office.