Enter Our ‘Guess The Supreme Court Confirmation Vote’ Contest

The likelihood of President Trump not filling the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg was always closer to none than slim.  Whatever you think of the tactics of Mitch McConnell and others in the Senate GOP, Trump always had the power, and the right, to name a replacement.  That …

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Democrats Within Reach Of Senate Majority

This snapshot in mid-September may look completely different as we get closer to November 3rd.  But right now, Democrats have a real shot at winning control of the Senate this year. The numbers spell it out.  Republicans currently have a 53-47 majority.  That means that Democrats need a net gain of three, or four, to …

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When The Runner-Up Endorsed The Presumptive Nominee

Bernie Sanders’ decision to endorse Joe Biden on April 13th came sooner than many expected, considering that he said less than a week ago he was still hoping to win more delegates and that four years ago he didn’t endorse Hillary Clinton until July 12th — well after Clinton became the presumptive nominee. Of course, …

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Enter Our ‘Guess the VP’ Contest

Remember that field of 24 Democratic presidential candidates?  Well, it’s down to two: Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.  And, quite possibly, that number will be cut in half not long after the March 17th primaries. Whether that happens or not, it’s clearly time to predict the Democratic running mate.  Unfortunately, with Biden guaranteeing he’ll pick …

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How Far Does A Victory In New Hampshire Take You?

New Hampshire is proud of a saying that goes like this:  “Always First, Always Right.” Well, yes and no. The Granite State does indeed hold the nation’s first presidential primary.  It’s been a tradition since 1952, when the names of the candidates first began appearing on the ballot. But always right?  That assumes the winner …

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The Iowa Caucuses And The Des Moines Register’s Endorsements

In its Sunday edition, the Des Moines Register, Iowa’s most influential newspaper, endorsed Elizabeth Warren for president the Feb. 3rd Democratic caucuses, calling her “the best leader for these times”: Unifying the country may not be possible, but to gain the support required to govern, she must show that her vision will lift people up …

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The House Managers During The Clinton Impeachment Trial

All eyes this week have been on the House Managers who have been arguing in the Senate trial for the conviction and removal of President Trump.  We’ll find out if their duties cause them difficulty in their bids for re-election this fall. The seven Democratic House Managers are Adam Schiff (Calif.), Jerry Nadler (N.Y.), Hakeem …

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Predict The Finish In Iowa

The Iowa caucuses are TWO WEEKS AWAY!  Now’s the time — the only time — to predict the order of the Democratic caucus finish.  The first person to accurately predict the finish wins a Political Junkie t-shirt!  (And maybe we’ll throw in a campaign button from a previous Iowa winner!)  Send your picks to [email protected]  …

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Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2019

It goes without saying that as disheartening and dispiriting as this year was, 2020 — with a Senate impeachment trial and a presidential election and all that go with it — is going to be worse. For now, at least, let’s stop and remember those who left us this year, those who believed in the …

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At Stake In The 2019 Elections

Three Southern states that went overwhelmingly for Donald Trump in 2016 hold gubernatorial contests this month, the highlights of this off-year election.  One state, Kentucky, is held by a Republican seeking re-election.  Another, Louisiana, is held by a Democrat seeking a second term.  In the third state, Mississippi, the incumbent GOP governor is term limited.  …

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