Election Central https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com Political news, videos, debates and polls Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:03:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 23223406 Meanwhile, On Capitol Hill, The FBI Is Getting Roasted https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/06/capitol-hill-fbi-roasted/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/06/capitol-hill-fbi-roasted/#comments Fri, 22 Jun 2018 13:03:57 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31635


With the entire media apparatus focused almost exclusively on the border children fiasco, there was little coverage given to the extraordinary fallout from the FBI Inspector General report released last week. Throughout this week, a series of hearings before various House and Senate committees revealed a startling amount of information concerning the inner workings of […]

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First Ladies Speak Out On Family Separation https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/06/first-ladies-family-separation/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/06/first-ladies-family-separation/#comments Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:15:38 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31621


The big topic of conversation this week appears to be the separation of children from parents who enter the country looking for asylum. Nobody likes it. Donald Trump blames the Democrats, and Democrats blame Donald Trump. While there are rules (PDF) from 2002, about how to handle “unaccompanied” children, there is apparently no law of […]

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Surprise! The Primaries Did Matter! https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/06/surprise-the-primaries-did-matter/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/06/surprise-the-primaries-did-matter/#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2018 20:00:07 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31614


We almost didn’t preview Tuesday’s primaries, since they seemed a foregone conclusion, but there were some surprises, and some lessons. We did suggest that Rep. Mark Sanford might be in trouble in South Carolina. He was. Sanford lost his governorship, due to his extra-marital affair, but even after that, he won a US Representative seat […]

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Conservatives Nervous About Trump-Kim Summit https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/06/conservatives-nervous-korea-summit/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/06/conservatives-nervous-korea-summit/#comments Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:48:44 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31608


The media are filled with reports and praise of Donald Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un. However, the Weekly Standard questioned Trump’s curious admission: “I honestly think he’s going to do these things,” Trump said of Kim’s promises, before allowing for the possibility that Kim will not, in fact, do these things. “I don’t know that […]

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Five States Hold Primaries Tuesday https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/06/five-states-primaries-tuesday/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/06/five-states-primaries-tuesday/#respond Mon, 11 Jun 2018 19:29:45 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31598


Five states are holding primary elections Tuesday, but you wouldn’t know it from the coverage. If you go online, you’ll see stories from individual states, but not much from the national media. The only story that has aroused any interest is the House race by Mark Sanford, former governor and hiker on the Appalachian Trail. […]

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Why Is Trump’s Approval Tanking? https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/06/trump-approval-tanking/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/06/trump-approval-tanking/#comments Thu, 07 Jun 2018 16:52:26 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31589


In our reporting on Tuesday’s primary, we noted that Donald Trump is on the upswing, according to the RCP average of reliable polls. His approval headed straight down from the day he took office to August, bottoming out at 37.7%, barely one-third of the public. But he leveled off, and after bottoming out again at […]

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What Tuesday’s Primary Results Mean For November https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/06/what-primary-results-mean-november/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/06/what-primary-results-mean-november/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 16:36:51 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31581


There were few surprises in the latest “Super Tuesday” primary elections. In California, Democrats avoided being left off the November ballot, and in New Jersey, Democrats predictably won across the board, although Sen. Bob Menendez was dogged by an unknown challenger, who received 40% of the vote, having no big money backers or major endorsements. […]

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Some Primaries Tuesday Will Decide November Midterm https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/06/primaries-tuesday-decide-november/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/06/primaries-tuesday-decide-november/#comments Tue, 05 Jun 2018 12:27:15 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31564


Wake up! We’re finally rolling toward the midterm elections. After months of special elections, and months of, well, nothing, we’re having our first big primary day today. According to Fox News, “Eight states – Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota – will hold primaries Tuesday to pick candidates to […]

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The “Tea Party” Of 2010 Fades Under Trump https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/06/tea-party-2010-fades-trump/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/06/tea-party-2010-fades-trump/#respond Mon, 04 Jun 2018 14:23:10 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31572


Following President Obama’s election in 2008, Republicans and conservative activists vowed to take back some control of government and the Tea Party was born. The “Tea” in Tea Party loosely stood for “taxed enough already,” but the burgeoning faction within the GOP stood, basically, for smaller government, lower taxes and opposition to the expanding welfare […]

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Roseanne Cancellation: Conservatives Speak https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/05/roseanne-cancellation-conservatives-speak/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/05/roseanne-cancellation-conservatives-speak/#comments Wed, 30 May 2018 14:41:04 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31562


You’ve no doubt heard that the third most popular show on television was cancelled Tuesday. The show’s star and namesake, Roseanne Barr, had tweeted a slur about former Obama adviser, Valerie Jarrett. Despite the show’s ratings, ABC cancelled the show immediately, despite Roseanne’s almost instant apology. Liberals were quick to jump on the indignation bandwagon. […]

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The Trump Effect: What Are His Actions Doing To The Financial Markets? https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/05/trump-effect-financial-markets/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/05/trump-effect-financial-markets/#comments Tue, 29 May 2018 14:04:01 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31552


During his election campaign President Trump promised to put “America first.” In his first year in office, the president, along with his cabinet, have rolled out some divisive measures that, while appealing to his core base, have impacted the financial markets. The Iran Sanctions The U.S.’ relationship with the Middle East has been fractious, and […]

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Trump Withdraws From Iran Nuclear Deal https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/05/trump-withdraws-from-iran-nuclear-deal/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/05/trump-withdraws-from-iran-nuclear-deal/#comments Tue, 08 May 2018 19:35:03 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31544


The news started to leak a few hours ago before the President’s statement, but there was little doubt of the outcome. We previously documented how unlikely it was that the Trump administration would continue with the existing deal. Most outlets can’t resist the headline, “Trump Nukes Iran Deal.” It’s the low hanging fruit. The Associated […]

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McCain Regrets Picking Palin As VP https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/05/mccain-regrets-palin-vp/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/05/mccain-regrets-palin-vp/#comments Mon, 07 May 2018 13:45:30 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31537


Senator John McCain is in ailing health recovering from surgery in Arizona. As a result of his circumstances and knowing that he’s nearing the end stage of life, McCain has become more candid with his thoughts on politics and his experience running for President in 2008. One of the pivotal decisions from the 2008 campaign […]

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Mueller Has a Few Questions (Four Dozen) https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/05/mueller-has-a-few-questions-four-dozen/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/05/mueller-has-a-few-questions-four-dozen/#comments Tue, 01 May 2018 12:24:02 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31528


Up to now, Robert Mueller’s investigation has been amazingly free of leaks, but the New York Times is reporting that it has a full list of questions Mueller plans on asking Donald Trump (if he gets the chance). So our question is, did this leak out, or did Mueller hand it over to the Times, […]

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Does Donald Trump Deserve The Nobel Peace Prize? https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/04/donald-trump-nobel-peace-prize/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/04/donald-trump-nobel-peace-prize/#comments Mon, 30 Apr 2018 17:11:11 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31519


Apparently if you ask that question to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the answer would be in the affirmative. The reason for his answer involves last week’s summit between North and South Korea with the goal of a nuclear-free Korean peninsula. Clearly the statement by Moon Jae-in may be premature, and not without controversy, but […]

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Pot Legalization Gets “High” Approval From Some 2020 Democrats https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/04/pot-legalization-2020-democrats/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/04/pot-legalization-2020-democrats/#comments Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:32:30 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31508


We’ve been talking about the legalization of marijuana as a political issue for several years, but the results never come out that strongly for pro-pot politicians at the voting booth. Sure, there are large pockets of legalization at the state level, but very few national politicians, including elected Democrats, have been ready to become stalwart […]

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Friday News Recap: Korea, Cosby, Comey https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/04/korea-cosby-comey/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/04/korea-cosby-comey/#comments Fri, 27 Apr 2018 13:28:38 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31494


Who would have possibly foreseen the future when, in a 24-hour span, Bill Cosby is convicted as a sexual predator and the Korean peninsula declares an end to hostilities. I mean, maybe one or the other, but not both. Technically the Korean peninsula has been in a state of war since the ceasefire was issued […]

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These 50 Democrats Might Challenge Trump In 2020 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/04/50-democrats-challenge-trump-2020/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/04/50-democrats-challenge-trump-2020/#comments Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:35:41 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31481


The list is deep and wide. Everyone from Congressmen, Mayors, Senators, Governors, and even business leaders of some of the world’s largest companies. Toss in a few celebrities, and the Democratic field could be very deep in 2020. The Republican National Committee has put out a “watch list,” of sorts, to indicate the names they […]

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Will Trump Ditch The White House In 2020? https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/04/trump-ditch-white-house-2020/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/04/trump-ditch-white-house-2020/#comments Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:09:44 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31442


Despite the President having already announced his intention to run for re-election, some commentators and analysts seem bent in explaining why, in their opinion, they believe Trump will decide not to run again in 2020. There is a compelling case to be made, surely, that the Office of President is weighing on the Trump family […]

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Friday Therapy: McCabe And Comey, And Trump, Oh My! https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/04/mccabe-comey-trump/ https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2018/04/mccabe-comey-trump/#comments Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:27:43 +0000 https://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/?p=31319


What to do with this week long Comey-fest? Everyday beings new TV appearances by the former FBI Director, to help sell his book, and new criticism of the President. In return, the President shoots back on twitter and then we get up the next day and repeat. There isn’t a lot of new information in […]

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