Ugly news always follows the Clintons, but rarely derails them. This has been an especially trying week, though, with reports of Secretary Clinton's using official State Department travel as donor-maintenance junkets to the foreign governments with whom she supposedly was negotiating on behalf of the United States, and conducting most if not all of her official State Department business on a private email account, for the apparent purpose of avoiding the need to respond to FOIA requests and in an equally apparent disregard for the continued security of classified information.
Bill Scher at Politico is beginning to entertain the unthinkable: what will happen to the 2016 race if Hillary Clinton drops out? The assumption is that at some point this press will become so disabling that Ms. Clinton's hand will be forced. Will it, though? Imagine what would have happened if John Ehrlichman had been in charge of the U.S. press in the early 1970s.