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Don’t Waste Your Time, Donald

July 21, 2016 |
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After Donald Trump finishes his acceptance speech Thursday in Cleveland, he will have only 109 days to cobble together the 270 Electoral College votes necessary to win the White House. More than a dozen weeks is a lot of time in life, but not much in a presidential campaign. Since entering the race, Mr. Trump has spent 401 days to get to this point: Four-fifths of his campaign is already over.

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December 11, 2014 |
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There have generally been two reactions to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Dec. 3 statement at Georgetown University that America should try to “empathize” with our nation’s “enemies.” One camp holds that Mrs. Clinton simply chose the wrong wo...
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December 04, 2014 |
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In a Nov. 23 CNN survey, Mitt Romney led 16 potential GOP presidential candidates with 20%, followed by Dr. Ben Carson at 10%, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 9% and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 8%. The other 12 names garnered between less than 1% an...
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November 20, 2014 |
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With midterms over, let’s give political junkies a fix by surveying the emerging GOP presidential field. Twenty-three Republicans have publicly indicated interest (not including Mitt Romney, who says he has no plans to run). Here they are, with strengths ...
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November 13, 2014 |
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The week since the midterms has been good for Republicans. The GOP gained a 53rd senator as Dan Sullivan was declared the winner in Alaska on Wednesday. The party seems on its way to a 54th seat in Louisiana. Republican candidates took 56% on Election Day...
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November 06, 2014 |
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How big was Tuesday’s devastating repudiation of President Obama, his policies and his party?Republicans picked up seven Democratic Senate seats Tuesday, are well ahead in Alaska, awaiting absentee ballots, and are poised to add a ninth senate seat in a L...
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October 30, 2014 |
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Campaigns across the country have reached the stage where everything is about getting out the vote, especially in contests that will decide control of the Senate.The election’s fundamentals have not changed. President Obama remains quite unpopular, as do ...
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October 23, 2014 |
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Democrats assumed earlier this year that ObamaCare would be a political advantage by Election Day. North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, for example, said in February she wanted to show the Affordable Care Act “is something whose time is come.” A month later Col...
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October 16, 2014 |
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Democrats and Republicans have placed very different tactical bets in this year’s Senate races. Republicans are betting that President Obama’s low job-approval rating (40% in Wednesday’s Gallup poll) rubs off on Democratic candidates. In midterm elections...

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