Tag Archives: Real Clear Politics

Tax Bill Guts Unpopular Obamacare Insurance Mandate

X Story Stream recent articles WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans didn’t get their wish to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health care law, but the tax bill barreling toward a final vote in Congress guts its most unpopular provision, the requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance. Politically, the move is a winner for Republicans, Read More…

Don't Be a Grinch About 'Money in Politics'

X Story Stream recent articles T’is the season of giving and Americans sure know how. The average American plans to spend $660 on Christmas gifts this year. An estimated $1 trillion will be spent by January 1st—for the first time in the history of U.S. business. And it’s not just direct spending. Retailers will spend Read More…

Republican Worries About Mueller Team Are Overblown

SPECIAL COUNSEL Robert S. Mueller III began his investigation of Russian election interference to bipartisan praise. Both Democrats and Republicans lauded the former FBI director as the ideal candidate to conduct a politically tricky investigation with rigor and honesty. Yet as Mr. Mueller’s probe has continued, allies of President Trump have turned to attacking a man whose Read More…

Major Garrett on Trump's WH of 'Disdain and Deflection'

CBS News’ Major Garrett has chronicled every president since Bill Clinton, and none of them were fans of the coverage they received or, for that matter, of the reporters who populated the White House briefing room. But Donald Trump has upped the ante—and not just because the 45th president has publicly labeled the Fourth Estate “the enemy of the people”and endlessly Read More…

Can Only Trump Survive Trump?

Newly elected president Barack Obama’s party lost off-year gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey and suffered a stunning upset in a Senate race it had no business losing, in Massachusetts. Trump’s party lost off-year gubernatorial elections in Virginia and New Jersey and suffered a stunning upset in a Senate race it had no business Read More…

Democrats See Young-Voter Surge Growing in 2018

X Story Stream recent articles Democrats credited turnout and engagement from diverse coalitions for statewide election wins this year, but chief among these reasons was the increased participation and a large shift in support from a demographic that bedeviled the party last year: millennials. Though Hillary Clinton won more young voters than President Trump, she Read More…

The Takeaway: Blue Wave Coming?

X Story Stream recent articles Intriguing tidbits from the week in election surveys and public opinion polls. Dems Seeing Blue Wave: Democrats are absolutely giddy in the wake of Doug Jones’ surprise upset of Roy Moore in Tuesday’s Senate special election in Alabama, now believing they have a real shot to take back one or Read More…

Unlike Nixon, Trump Will Not Go Quietly

X Story Stream recent articles On Aug. 9, 1974, Richard Nixon bowed to the inevitability of impeachment and conviction by a Democratic Senate and resigned. The prospect of such an end for Donald Trump has this city drooling. Yet, comparing Russiagate and Watergate, history is not likely to repeat itself. First, the underlying crime in Read More…

The Media's Democratic Ties

X Story Stream recent articles This past week, the Washington Post ran a pretty incredible story about the Democrat opposition research group, Fusion GPS. The organization has never fully been vetted by journalists because it has spoon fed so many stories to so many reporters. The reporters have been protecting their source. In fact, even Read More…

A Tale of DOJ Corruption

X Story Stream recent articles Imagine living in a country where the federal government decides whether you’re exonerated from criminal wrongdoing or hauled off in handcuffs based on how you vote. Welcome to the U.S. Justice Department, a politicized agency that has become a weaponized arm of the Democratic National Committee. First it was corrupt Read More…

Picking the Lock in Alabama

X Story Stream recent articles Turnout would be the key to which of the wildly conflicting polls would best presage the result of Alabama’s special Senate election, wrote Republican consultant Patrick Ruffini earlier this week. That proved correct. Statewide, turnout was down 37 percent from November 2016. It was down less, 31 percent, in the Read More…

Hey, Rahm — Lay Off Trump and Start Fixing Chicago

COMMENTARY X Story Stream recent articles Rahm Emanuel appeared Tuesday on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” and wowed the host and audience with his rabid anti-Trump rhetoric. Perhaps jealous of his famous Hollywood power-agent brother, Ari Emanuel, Rahm giddily joined the cacophony of late-night TV anti-Trump snark and, unknowingly, provided Chicagoans a Nero-like vision of a Read More…

All of Hillary's Men

The only picture of collusion emerging from the Russian probes is one that implicates Hillary’s. Across the U.S. government, political appointees and deep state hacks were helping Hillary and gunning for Trump. One of her partisans over at the FBI, Peter Strzok, performed a virtual hat trick of political espionage: he went from inoculating Hillary Read More…

Trump Relishes Progress on Rolling Back Federal Rules

X Story Stream recent articles WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trumpeting the rolling back of federal rules and regulations in his administration’s first year even as critics say he has tried to dismantle important protections for the environment, consumers and others, and that his claims are overblown. “For many decades, an ever-growing maze Read More…