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 Security — 3:30pm, Homeland Security/Governmental Affairs WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11: Rex Tillerson, State — 9:00am, Foreign Relations Mike Pompeo, CIA Director — …

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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.   An escalating decline of dignity, and civility.  And one wonders if 2016 will be any better.” It turns out, it wasn’t.  …

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From The Mailbag: Trump’s Cabinet Picks, Clinton’s Popular Vote Lead

A good time as any to open up the Political Junkie to questions from our readers and listeners. Q:  Donald Trump added three members of his administration from members of Congress.  Do the Democrats have a chance at taking over any of their seats? — Donna Thomas, Portland, Ore. A:  At this point I would …

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Meet Your New Members Of Congress

The reasons and factors behind the stunning victory of Donald Trump are still being debated in every home in the country, and that will undoubtedly continue for many through the Christmas holidays, the Inauguration and beyond.  It was that kind of election. But what was equally remarkable was the Republican Party’s success in both the …

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Who Dat? – M

It’s taken many of us several days to figure out what happened in Tuesday’s election — which has to rate as one of the most astounding results in presidential history.  So it may not be fair to now ask you to try and figure out who these “unknown” campaign buttons are for. As our fellow …

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What To Watch For On Election Day 2016

With perhaps few exceptions throughout history to point to, this has been the ugliest, slimiest, pettiest, most revolting and depressing presidential election in memory. It’s also been the most fascinating.  Here’s what we got. Breaking one glass ceiling after another, it was not much of a surprise that Hillary Clinton became the Democratic nominee this …

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