Trump's Last Stand, Congress in Play, photo via Hillary for America, by Nicole Michaelis

Trump’s Last Stand, Congress in Play
photo via Hillary for America, by Nicole Michaelis

Six colleagues and close friends who corroborate former PEOPLE writer Natasha Stoynoff’s account of being attacked by Donald Trump in 2005 are now coming forward. Among them is a friend who was with Stoynoff when she ran into Melania Trump later in N.Y.C. [People Magazine]

EVERYONE is giving Hillary Clinton advice.

Donald Trump is going to unload. He’ll revel in revisiting the email saga and Equador cutting Julian Assange’s Internet off won’t stop him.

It will be interesting to see what Fox News’s Chris Wallace will do with the latest chapter in the Natasha Stoynoff story. The fall of Fox’s founding leader, Roger Ailes, felled by his own sexual harassment imbroglio, gives Wallace a primetime opportunity for the network to salvage some of their reputation.

Sean Hannity sure as hell isn’t going to do it for them.

Clinton has an opportunity to reveal the president she will be for people.

Can she think less of her own position and speak for the millions of women whose lives are impacted by the way they’re treated by men, from sexual harassment to equal pay and including sexual assault? She can also impact voter enthusiasm in a big way by how she handles Trump and the accusations he’ll hurl at her.

If she can produce one moment of clear confrontation where she reveals him fully as the dangerous man he would be as president she could ignite women everywhere and produce a wave that will sweep Democrats into the Senate.

Playing it cautious will send one message. Being reticent to tangle with Trump would be a missed opportunity.

Americans want a champion that will lead us all out of the darkness that Donald’s long shadow has cast.

There is one issue that could bedevil her and we all know what it is. The infernal email saga that just keeps on giving to Republicans. Hillary Clinton hasn’t found a way through this subject except for once. The “quid pro quo” language revealed in the back and forth between the State Department and the F.B.I. over email classification has send Trump and his fans into a frenzy. Clinton needs an answer that will shut off further discussion and there is danger here for Clinton should she not.

Hillary Clinton can help Senate candidates a lot if she has a strong performance because people will be more excited to get out to vote. Democrats could get closer to a majority in the House, which is crazy considering the carnage from 2010.

It’s Trump’s last stand.

Those who follow foreign policy eagerly await his defeat.

If history is a guide, vast parts of Mosul, once Iraq’s No. 2 city with about two million inhabitants, could be left in smoldering ruins by retreating or die-hard Islamic State fighters who may use remaining civilians as shields and booby-trap entire neighborhoods with improvised bombs. Just clearing these explosives could take months or years. Three other important Iraqi cities recaptured from the Islamic State — Ramadi, Tikrit and Falluja — were left in varying degrees of devastation… New York Times