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Democrats Prepare to Run Against Sexual Harassment in 2018

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 18:03
Al Franken and Roy Moore


The secondary headline would involve Republicans being on a bad footing when trying to counter that line of attack. You can almost feel a tectonic shift going on as we witness the ground falling out from under countless men of power who were once ignored and/or excused for their behavior towards female subordinates. From the […]

President Trump Confirms U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 18:37


President Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States would start the process of moving the U.S. embassy in Israel, which is currently located in Tel Aviv, to the city of Jerusalem. The move is a way to formally recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, though that question has been at the heart of the […]

Trump Offers Full Backing of Roy Moore While RNC Resumes Support

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 13:34


What a difference a few days can make in the world of politics in 2017. Just weeks ago, as the allegations broke about Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and his proclivity of dating/harassing teenage girls while he was in his thirties, it seemed that the entire national Republican apparatus was ready to disown and dump […]

Who’s In Danger From Flynn’s Plea Deal?

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:00


Last Friday, Michael Flynn was charged with lying to federal investigators by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the Russia collusion probe. Flynn will reportedly plead guilty to this charge in exchange for his further testimony into the Russia investigation. We don’t know which person within the Trump administration that Flynn’s plea could be most damaging […]

Pelosi To Conyers: Time To Resign

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 16:44


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has now called for Rep. John Conyers, a 26-year incumbent from district in Detroit, to step down from the House. The call stems from numerous allegations of sexual harassment that have been levied against Conyers in recent days, as well as the possibility that Conyers may have paid out at […]

The Alabama Senate Race and… Busby??

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 13:28


The Alabama race to replace Jeff Sessions in the US Senate has become the big political story of 2017. It started with expected winner Mo Brooks being stabbed in the back by Donald Trump. Trump supported incumbent Luther Strange, who was favored by Mitch McConnell. That killed Brooks’ chances, and led to a runoff between […]

Republican Lee Busby Announces Write-In Campaign Against Roy Moore

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 13:34


The Alabama Senate race, which concludes with voting on December 12, is getting crazier as the days dwindle. The national Republican Party has withdrawn support for embattled Republican candidate Roy Moore, but President Trump has continued backing Moore without using his name. As if that wasn’t enough to chew on, another Republican candidate is tossing […]

Sanders, Biden Top List For Democrats In 2020

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 13:50


It’s only 2017, but the Democratic field for the 2020 presidential election is slowly beginning to take shape. At the moment, the field is fairly shallow in terms of national name recognition, and only a handful of names carry a national donor pool, but there are many others just waiting to break into the top […]

Why Roy Moore Will Win The Alabama Senate Seat

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:16


Remember the Access Hollywood recording? Donald Trump was heard to say that if you’re famous, it’s easy to sexually abuse women. It seemed like he was toast. But he ended up winning despite it. So when the allegations came to light about Alabama senate special election candidate Roy Moore, Trump was delighted that he was […]

Long Way to Election Day in Alabama

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 13:18


There used to be a show on TV called “Short Attention Span Theater,” in which stories were distilled down to just a few minutes of performance. But the title could also be applied to American politics. For instance, with all the shootings, you’d expect lots of talk about gun control, but after every massacre, there’s […]

Roy Moore Still Has Support in Alabama Senate Race

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:15


Not everybody is jumping on the “trash Moore” bandwagon. Sean Hannity has been a strong voice of support for Roy Moore, the Alabama candidate in the special election to fill the seat of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The White House has called the charges “mere” accusations. But Steve Bannon has gone on full attack. Sean […]

McAuliffe Eyes White House After Virginia Dem Victory

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 13:27


Outgoing Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a long-time Clinton ally and former fundraiser, may have gotten a boost for his eventual 2020 Presidential run with the Virginia election results last week. McAuliffe is term-limited since Virginia allows only a single four-year term for Governor. The timing sets him up nicely to announce pursuit of the 2020 […]

Roy Moore Abuse Allegations Endanger Alabama Senate Seat?

Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:28


On Thursday, the Alabama senate race special election was rocked by allegations that Republican candidate Roy Moore made sexual advances on a young girl some 30 years ago. Most Republicans in the House and Senate have said Moore should step aside if the allegations are true, though some, like John McCain, say he should step […]

Dems Prep For 2018 With Record Number Of Candidates

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 13:58


They say there is strength in numbers, and that translates to many aspects of life. One in particular, where we’re concerned, is the number of candidates a party can recruit to challenge the party in power. When Republicans recaptured the House of Representatives in 2010, credit was given to the 50-state strategy of getting as […]

Trump Rebuked In 2017, Obama Rebuked In 2009

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 18:35


There is an unwritten rule of modern politics that concerns Virginia and New Jersey elections. Since 1989, the party that wins the White House has been “rebuked” the following year in the gubernatorial races in both Virginia, and New Jersey. Logically it makes sense, as the party that lost the White House is usually seething […]

Election 2017: Recap and Analysis

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 13:38


Democrats won big Tuesday night, including Virginia, New Jersey, and a slew of smaller races around the country. Some analysts are calling it the “wave” of enthusiasm among Democrats as they look for ways to vote against President Trump and vent their electoral frustrations. The most closely watched race was for Governor in Virginia, but […]

Election Day 2017: Watching Virginia (and New Jersey)

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 13:50


It’s Election Day, and most localities will be voting on town council seats or state referendums. Except in Virginia and New Jersey, where voters will pick a new Governor, along with a handful of other statewide offices. The race in New Jersey has been lopsided, where a strong victory for Democrats is likely in the […]

Hillary Rigged the 2016 Election (Yawn)

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:38


If you watched the Sunday talk shows last year, you couldn’t miss seeing Donna Brazile defending Hillary Clinton at every turn. So it’s real whiplash to hear about Brazile’s new book trashing the person she spent so much time defending. And you thought the Republicans had trouble! As we noted in our pages, such as […]

GOP Tax Plan Details

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 14:56


The GOP tax plan is being unveiled today after weeks of snarling and fighting within the party of what to include and what to kick out. Ultimately, as with every change to tax law, there will be new winners and losers. The chairs at the table will change and some new industry will be pleased […]

Did Balfour Really Want An Israeli State?

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 14:40


This is the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the British document that was the beginning of the modern idea of a homeland for Jews in the Middle East. It came near the end of World War I, when allied powers were planning to destroy the Ottoman Empire, and tear it to pieces. Balfour was […]

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