The Gist

Pity the Peckish Politician

The only thing they have to fear is food itself.

Sen. Bernie Sanders eats a hot dog from Nathan’s Famous Inc. in Coney Island after a campaign event in Brooklyn, New York, on April 10.

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On The Gist, the problem with corn dogs. Dan Pashman from the Sporkful podcast explains why Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump don’t eat in public.

In the Spiel, it’s the return of the Trump Anxiety Hotline.

And check back for an a.m. Spiel about the Democratic National Convention’s first day.

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