November 03, 2016 |
As Republican voters came home, the presidential race was already tightening. But Friday’s bombshell—that the FBI reopened its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email—has guaranteed a barn-burning end to this extraordinary campaign. Donald Trump’s suppor...
October 27, 2016 |
Amid this dreary campaign’s daily back-and-forth about his alleged groping and her embarrassing emails, the strategic premise of Donald Trump’s presidential bid is being tested. ...
October 20, 2016 |
Absent any knockout blow during Wednesday night’s presidential debate, the final 19 days of campaigning still matter. What happens between now and Nov. 8 can materially affect which party controls not only the White House but also Congress. ...
October 13, 2016 |
Donald Trump has opened a civil war with Republicans. After video of Mr. Trump’s vulgar sex talk was published last week, Speaker Paul Ryan said he was “sickened by what I heard.” On Monday, during a conference call with House Republicans, Mr. Ryan said t...
October 06, 2016 |
In Tuesday night’s vice-presidential debate, Sen. Tim Kaine was rude, boorish and hectoring. Gov. Mike Pence dominated with his humble, polite demeanor, command of facts and Midwestern common sense. Donald Trump needs to match that performance in his deba...
September 29, 2016 |
It was a record-breaker. The Nielsen ratings say 84 million Americans watched Monday’s presidential debate, and most stayed glued to their sets. There was no significant drop-off in viewership as the evening progressed. ...
September 22, 2016 |
For all the importance attached to presidential debates, they tend to confirm existing trends. President Gerald Ford may have mistakenly denied Soviet domination of Eastern Europe in a 1976 exchange with Gov. Jimmy Carter. But Ford was already whittling a...
September 15, 2016 |
Obscured by the drama of the presidential campaign is a battle royal for the U.S. Senate. Today Republicans control the upper chamber with 54 seats to Democrats’ 46. But the balance could tip either way in November, making or breaking the agenda of Presid...

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