Want Trump Beaten In 2020? Tom Brady Needs To Win On Sunday.

I’m sure that headline sounds counter-intuitive, but it’s true.  Everyone knows about the affinity between key members of the New England Patriots and President Trump.  But if history is any guide, if Trump is to be defeated next year, Tom Brady is going to have to win another Super Bowl on Sunday. Going back to …

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Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2018

It seems that each year brings more disheartening and dispiriting news; perhaps this has long been the case, but it feels like it’s just getting worse.  Maybe 2019 we’ll find reason for hope. But for now, we’ll just stop and remember those who left us this year, those who believed in the good of politics, …

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The Career of George H.W. Bush — In Buttons

The passing of former President George Bush, at age 94, has been met with what I think has been a pretty balanced, mostly favorable assessment of his long career.  To be sure, he was hardly without faults, and he made decisions and took actions that were deeply regrettable.  The Bush campaign’s racist dog whistle of …

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Is It 2020 Yet? These Senators Are Up In Two Years

We’re still counting votes in this year’s Arizona and Florida Senate races.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t look ahead to the Senate class of 2020.  The following senators’ terms are up in two years: REPUBLICANS (22): Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Bill Cassidy (La.), Susan Collins (Me.), John Cornyn (Tex.), Tom Cotton …

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Who Dat? – P

There are still some races from Tuesday’s midterms that have yet to be called, but right now that isn’t our biggest worry.  It’s trying to figure out which candidates these buttons represent. As our fellow political junkies know, for some time now we’ve been showing photos of unknown buttons, arranged alphabetically by candidate names, for …

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Top Ten ‘No’ Votes For Successful Supreme Court Nominees, 1967-Present

The ten most votes cast against successful Supreme Court nominees since 1966. Should he be confirmed, Brett Kavanaugh could break the record. (1) Clarence Thomas (R), 1991 — 48 (2) Neil Gorsuch (R), 2017 — 45 (3) Samuel Alito (R), 2005 — 42 (4) Elena Kagan (D), 2010 — 37 (5) William Rehnquist CJ (R), …

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Predict The Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote

With a vote on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court being hurried as quickly as possible — perhaps as soon as Saturday morning — that leaves us with a new Political Junkie contest where you’ll have to submit your guesses as quickly as possible. First, what will be the final Senate …

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GOP ‘No’ Votes On Republican Court Picks

If the Democrats have any chance at defeating the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, still a long shot at this point, one or more Republican senators are going to have to vote no.  The names of Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have been most mentioned, if …

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At Stake In Today’s Primaries

Here’s what to look for in the June 26 primaries (all poll closing times listed are EDT): COLORADO (9 pm): Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) is term limited. Top Dem candidates are Rep. Jared Polis, who leads in most polls, and former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy. Also running are state Sen. Michael Johnston and Lt. Gov. …

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What To Look For In Tuesday’s Primaries

Four states are holding primaries on Tuesday:  West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina.  Here’s a quick look at some key contests at stake: West Virginia:  Republicans think Sen. Joe Manchin (D) is vulnerable in November, and he may be, in a state that President Trump carried with nearly 68% of the vote — nearly 42 …

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