Political Junkie Blog

Don’t Expect Mitt To Be A ‘Never Trump’ Savior

NOTE:  This article first ran in USA Today Jan. 10, 2018 ———————————— The news that Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is retiring after 42 years, combined with the likelihood that Mitt Romney is going to...

Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2017

Whatever you think of 2017, it’s hard to make the case that it was one of the most uplifting of years.  And, frankly, that couldn’t have been much of a surprise, given the presidential...

The Pathway For Virginia Lieutenant Governors

Ralph Northam, the Democratic nominee for governor of Virginia in Tuesday’s election, has been the commonwealth’s lt. gov. the past four years.  With Virginia governors limited to one consecutive term, the LG is often...

The Election That Won’t Go Away

And you thought the 2016 election was over? Day in and day out, President Trump, whenever there are questions about his campaign and Russia and the issue of “collusion,” has a very predictable response:...

NYC Mayors Who Failed To Survive Their Primaries

Despite press accounts detailing legions of disappointed and angry voters, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is hardly in any danger of losing today’s (Sept. 12) Democratic primary for a second term.  In fact,...

Scott Brown Is Latest Ex-Pol Headed For New Zealand

Scott Brown, who electrified the Republican Party when he won the late Ted Kennedy’s (D-Mass.) Senate seat in a 2010 special election, was nominated by President Trump on Thursday to be the U.S. ambassador...

This Week’s Cabinet Confirmation Hearings

Here’s the schedule for the first week of Senate committee confirmation hearings for members of the Trump Cabinet (subject to change): TUESDAY, JAN. 10: Jeff Sessions, Attorney General — 9:30am, Judiciary John Kelly, Homeland...

Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2016

A year ago, when we compiled the list of politicians who died in 2015, we wrote, “Have you ever witnessed in your life a political year like 2015?  There’s no way to describe it.  ...