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Friday Therapy: McCabe And Comey, And Trump, Oh My!

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:27:43 +0000


What to do with this week long Comey-fest? Everyday beings new TV appearances by the former FBI Director, to help sell his book, and new criticism of the President. In return, the President shoots back on twitter and then we get up the next day and repeat. There isn’t a lot of new information in […]

Republicans Gain Ground In Latest Midterm Polls

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:33:42 +0000


Well, perhaps it’s better titled that the Democrats have lost some ground, but either way, there has been a recent string of 2018 midterm polling data that seems to indicate a temporary lull in the “blue wave” expected to crash on the shores of Congress in November. Republicans have been counting on the positive effects […]

Joe Biden Still Best-Positioned For 2020 Run

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:22:17 +0000


There are a lot of new and interesting names in the 2020 Democratic field, and then there’s former Vice President Joe Biden. As far as polling goes, Biden has continued to sit at or near the top of just about every 2020 Democratic primary poll. He’s a former Vice President so of course he will […]

Five Takeaways From James Comey’s ABC Interview

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:57:26 +0000


On Sunday night, ABC aired an interview between George Stephanopoulos and fired FBI Director James Comey. The topic of the interview, of course, was Comey’s new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” which makes many accusations against President Trump, up to and including Comey calling him a “mob boss” bent on demanding loyalty form his subordinates on […]

Mayors Outnumber Governors In Dem 2020 Field

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:51:01 +0000


The last city mayor who ran for President and might have had a real shot was Republican Rudy Giuliani back in 2008. Of course, Giuliani was known as “America’s Mayor” after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on his city of New York. Giuliani had his baggage at the time, and was a tad too […]

Trump: U.S.-Russia Relations Are Worse Than The Cold War

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:28:52 +0000


Breaking up is hard to do. In this case, we’re talking about the “bromance” between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. It was less than a month ago that Trump called Putin, directly, and against all advice, EVEN IN CAPITAL LETTERS, Trump congratulated the Russian president on his electoral victory—and invited him to get together. But […]

House Speaker Paul Ryan Retiring, Will Not Seek Reelection

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:24:21 +0000


We had reported back in December that Speaker Paul Ryan may be nearing retirement in the House. Today that news has been nearly confirmed with reports that Ryan will not seek reelection to his current seat, but will not leave the House until after his successor has been chosen in 2018. The deadline is nearing […]

Video: Day One of Mark Zuckerberg’s Testimony

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:53:25 +0000


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent hours yesterday on Capitol Hill, before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committee, being grilled by Senators from both parties over how his company handles user data and sensitive issues like censorship. Zuckerberg was hit by both sides of the aisle, with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz railing against censorship of conservative […]

FBI Raids Office of Trump’s Personal Lawyer (Updated)

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:10:35 +0000


The news broke late yesterday that FBI investigators, based on a tip originating with Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation, raided the office, home and hotel room of Michael Cohen, the personal attorney to President Trump. The raid was carried out by the US attorney for the Southern District of New York, who is currently serving […]

New Hampshire: The 2020 Cycle Has Already Begun

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:21:43 +0000


With the endless parade of Democrats seeking their party’s nomination in 2020, coupled with a few disgruntled Republicans hoping to challenge President Trump, the 2020 Presidential Election cycle is already well underway in the Granite State. Many Democrats have been making visits to increase their name recognition and shake hands with important individuals in New […]

John Kasich Launches 2020 Backup-Campaign

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:09:48 +0000


Ohio Governor John Kasich has never really gotten over losing the primary to Donald Trump in 2016. He has been meandering in the political wilderness since the election, term-limited in his current position, searching for another way to become President. Kasich honestly sort of believed that within the first year or two, maybe Donald Trump […]

Iran Deal on the Chopping Block

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:46:20 +0000


Donald Trump spent lots of time on the campaign trail vowing to “tear up” the Iran deal made by President Obama to avert Iran’s nuclear capabilities. Up to this point, the deadline for revoking the deal has been pushed down the road, but it comes to a head again on May 12 when the next […]

Trump Offers Congrats on “Roseanne” Ratings

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:16:29 +0000


As we previously covered back in June of last year, the sitcom “Roseanne” is getting a reboot after a 20 year hiatus. Back in the lates 1980s and into the 90s, “Roseanne” covered topics near and dear to flyover country and the difficulties encountered by most working-class Americans. The new season premiered on Tuesday night […]

Former Supreme Calls for 2nd Amendment Repeal

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:45:19 +0000


Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens (appointed by Gerald Ford in 1975, resigned 2010) has written an opinion piece in the New York Times, calling for repeal of the Second Amendment. This is the first time that option has been seriously proposed, and shows that the furor over the Parkland school shooting is […]

The End of Data-Driven Politics?

Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:35:39 +0000


With the recent uproar over Facebook’s privacy practices when it comes to allowing political organizations access to mountains of data, we may be coming closer to the end of data-driven politics. Well, maybe not entirely the end of it, but perhaps data-drive politics in a far more controlled way, with less rampant access to your […]

Democrats Push Voter Registration at ‘March For Our Lives’

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 13:13:11 +0000


Over the weekend, the “March For Our Lives” rally occurred in Washington, DC, and many other cities around the country. The main focus of the rally is to push for increased gun control at the state and federal level, but progressive groups also used the rallies as an opportunity to capture the motivation and encourage […]

Both Parties Push $1.3 Trillion Budget Bill

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:27:30 +0000


With $1.3 trillion on the table, you can bet that both parties are getting some pet projects taken care of with the upcoming budget deal. The White House, while initially supportive, began to waffle in recent days based on feedback from conservative groups like the House Freedom Caucus. However, as of this morning, the President […]

Mueller Probe Shifts to Obstruction

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:09:28 +0000


From the outside, it appears that the investigation into the possibility of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia is coming to a close. However, in a twist of events, special counsel Robert Mueller now appears to be investigating whether the President could be charged with Obstruction of Justice related to several matters, not the least […]

Democrats Preparing for Wide 2020 Primary Field

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:26:20 +0000


With as many as four dozen Democratic candidates currently considering a Presidential run in 2020, the field could be the largest seen in years compared to prior elections. Behind the scenes, candidates are already starting to build out their staff with an eye toward national politics, and build out the necessary planning involved with plotting […]

Republicans Limp Into 2018 on Shaky Ground

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:53:41 +0000


In the most recent special election, this time for a Pennsylvania House Seat, Democrats came up on the winning end just barely scraping by with a victory of less than 1%. Conor Lamb, a self-described pro-gun and pro-life Democrat defeated Republican Rick Saccone on Tuesday night. President Trump had given his full support to Saccone, […]