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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Contest: Who Will Be The First Democrat To Drop Out?

Let’s be honest here.  Twenty-four Democrats are not going to be still standing come Iowa and New Hampshire next February.  Heck, they may not all be around by the end of the year. And so what better time than this for the latest Political Junkie contest? Tell us who you think will be the first …

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Who Dat? – R

We’re still awaiting decisions from the Killer B’s — Biden, Beto, Bullock — as to whether they will run for president.  But for now, let’s focus on the Killer R’s — those “R” politicians whose buttons need identifying. As our fellow political junkies know, for some time now we’ve been showing photos of unknown buttons, …

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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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