If we tried to fit everything that happened over the weekend into this newsletter, we’d be here all day.
I’m Christina Bellantoni. Welcome to the post-debate edition of Essential Politics.
Let’s start with the things we know:
Donald Trump performed better Sunday night than he did during his first debate with Hillary Clinton. He got laughs and applause from an audience that had been instructed to stay silent, and he forcefully challenged Clinton on her own vulnerabilities in a way he hadn’t on Sept....