In Tom Harkin endorsement, Hillary Clinton wins key progressive credential – Los Angeles Times

Welcome to Trail Guide, your daily tour along the road to the White House. It’s Thursday, Aug. 13, and this is what we’re watching:

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton picked up a coveted endorsement from liberal ex-senator Tom Harkin as she tries to fend off Bernie Sanders’ challenge from the left
  • Clinton, Jeb Bush and others are at the Iowa State Fair this weekend. What will they say? What will they eat? The Times’ Seema Mehta is on the ground 
  • Both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are tapping into anti-establishment, pro-outsider views of voters nationwide. The Times’ Kathleen Hennessey explores the candidacies of the two men whose campaigns have caught fire this summer 
  • Marco Rubio blasted President Obama’s negotiations with Iran and Cuba as Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Havana to raise the flag over the U.S. embassy

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