An Empty Celebration

There is something that is troubling me as I watch the Associated Press and the networks declare that Hillary Clinton has won enough delegates needed to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination.  I can’t put my finger on it.  Maybe it’s just the way it ended. It’s not that I was rooting for her opponent.  I …

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The Senate Lineup — So Far

Yes, we’re all obsessed with the battle for the presidency, and that’s understandable.  Has there ever been a race like this one?  But there’s also a fight for the Senate that we need to pay attention to.  Currently, the Republicans hold a 54-46 advantage in the Senate, meaning the Democrats need a net gain of …

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That Political Junkie Podcast Music

Some of the most enthusiastic e-mails we get after each episode of the Political Junkie have been about the music we choose to include in each episode.  Most of the selections I pick myself, but every now and then I’ll get a note from my producer, Devin Robins (who is decidedly younger than I am), that …

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Another Historic Indiana Primary? Maybe Not This Year

The fact that it’s May and we’re still talking about the potential for the Indiana presidential primary to be significant is a good thing.  So often the battle for either or both nominations is long over by now and states like Indiana — which traditionally holds its primary in May — are long an afterthought. …

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T-Shirts, Buttons Now For Sale on the Political Junkie Store

For months, you’ve been asking for new Political Junkie T-shirts, and now we’re finally ready to make them available to you… plus a whole lot more! We’re excited to officially launch the Political Junkie Store, our new one-stop shop for Political Junkie T-shirts, buttons and collectibles! The way we see it, if you’re going to …

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Super Tuesday Poll Closing Times

Here’s what time the polls close today, Super Tuesday (all times Eastern): 7 pm — Georgia, Vermont, Virginia 8 pm — Alabama, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Tennessee 8:30 pm — Arkansas 9 pm — Colorado (D), Minnesota, Texas Midnight — Alaska (R)

A Lot Is On The Line In South Carolina

Since its creation in 1980, the effect of the South Carolina Republican presidential primary was to right the GOP ship if there was some indication of unsteadiness.  Iowa had its quirks (Bush in 1980, Dole in 1988, Huckabee in 2008) and New Hampshire had its share of apostasies as well (Buchanan in 1996 and McCain …

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The Republicans: Post-Debate Thoughts

Seven Republican candidates (minus the now-banished Carly Fiorina) debated Saturday night in New Hampshire, three days in advance of that state’s primary.  Here’s my take: — Really, Marco Rubio? Really? I was out last night so I taped the debate. And when I got back to watch it, I figured there was something wrong with …

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Thoughts Ahead Of Tonight’s Final Pre-N.H. Primary Debate

Republicans meet for a debate this evening in New Hampshire, three days before Granite State voters go to the polls.  Here are some thoughts: — I get the sense that Marco Rubio will be the one with the biggest target on his back. Mostly the arrows will come from the candidates who didn’t even compete …

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A Review Of Thursday Night’s Democratic Debate

With five days to go before the New Hampshire primary, some thoughts of the debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at the University of New Hampshire: — Congratulations to MSNBC for adding this debate to the schedule. It was a real debate, with real differences between the candidates. It never got personal or circus-like. …

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