Take your pick among the two major national polls released Monday morning: Either Donald Trump is ahead of Hillary Clinton by as much as 3 or 4 points, or the two are running dead even. It depends on whether you focus on the CBS News poll or the CNN/ORC survey, whether you include the Libertarian and Green Party candidates, and whether you push the undecided voters who...
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With a one-two punch, Ted Cruz effectively launched his candidacy for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination. On Wednesday night, the senator from Texas took to the stage and urged party members not to stay home in November but to “stand and speak and vote your conscience,” a veiled suggestion that his own conscience would not allow him to vote for Donald Trump....
The Republican National Convention is now underway, with the critical question being whether it can reconfigure a race that looks close in some polls but is really an uphill climb for Donald Trump. There’s no question that the Democratic Party is not in particularly good standing right now, with a very large swath of the electorate either disliking or distrusting Hillary Clinton, but the GOP...
Tragedy strikes again, this time in the south of France. The bloodshed in Nice was just as horrific as the assaults in Paris last November that killed 130. The Nice attack was spread over a much larger area
Democrats are feeling bullish these days, and former Sen. Evan Bayh’s decision to jump into Indiana’s Senate race adds to their upbeat mood. With a $9.3 million war chest left over from his last Senate campaign, Bayh gives his party a far better chance of picking up a seat than it would have had otherwise.
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The collapse of the Senate Republican health care bill isn’t all that complicated and shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Like some bad marriages, you can chalk it up to “irreconcilable differences.” The Senate Republican Conference includes very conservative members who to their marrow believe in minimalist government, especially when it involves health care. But it also includes senators...Read more »
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