Joe Biden Still Dominates South Carolina Polls With Double-Digits

With a lot of attention being paid to polls of Iowa voters, it's important not to lose sight of the fact that it's just one state out of many early primary and caucus states....

How To Watch The Nov. 20 MSNBC Democratic Debate: Start Time, Live Stream

We have arrived at a pivotal debate during the Democratic primary process. Up to this point, the race has been fairly predictable with former vice president Joe Biden holding a steady lead across most...

Buttigieg Blowout: 9-Point Lead in Latest Des Moines Register Poll

On Friday, we flagged the latest Monmouth University poll that gave South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg a three-point lead among Iowa Democratic caucus voters. At the time, it was the only poll showing...

Pete Buttigieg Surges Ahead Of November Democratic Debate

The final cut has been released for the November Democratic debate coming up next Wednesday and with Beto O'Rourke dropping out, and former HUD Secretary Julian Castro missing the November debate qualifications, the stage...

Deval Patrick, Former Mass. Governor, Announces Presidential Campaign

With former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg still teetering on a decision to join the race, at least one late-entrant has decided to give it a go. Former Massachusets Governor Deval Patrick has...

Executive Privilege: The Emperor Has No Clothes

A reader wrote to ask us about Executive Privilege. We hear about it a lot. It’s the privilege a president asserts. But weren’t we founded on the concept that the leader is NOT privileged?...

Quirks! Our Electoral System is Really Weird

There has been a lot written about the fact that two out of the last three presidential elections put the “popular loser’ into the White House. Gore had more than a half-million more votes...

Primary Chaos: Complaints of Sexism and Late Entrants Threaten Dem Unity

If you jump back to the beginning of 2019, the Democratic primary field was being heralded as the "most diverse" and "most talented" in a generation. Every flavor and faction of the Democratic Party...

The Most Disliked Candidate in the Democratic Primary

Who wins the title of the most disliked candidate in the primary? It's the billionaire, of course. No, not that billionaire, the other billionaire. The one who hasn't officially joined the race yet faces...

Did Hillary Clinton Keep Tulsi Gabbard on the Debate Stage?

The consequences of cause and effect are sometimes not what you'd expect. When former secretary of state Hillary Clinton referred to Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard as a "favorite" of the Russian government, I can't...

Another Billionaire? Mike Bloomberg Preparing To Join Democratic Primary

Tom Steyer must be lonely on that debate stage being the only one with a net worth well north of a billion dollars so he's bringing some friends along. In response to what he...

November Democratic Debate: Tulsi Gabbard Becomes 10th Candidate to Qualify

For a while now it seemed as if the November Democratic debate could be limited to just 6 candidates. Then some poll numbers improved, and the list bumped up to 7 candidates, then 9...

Iowa and New Hampshire Not Reliable Forecasters

Attention is beginning to turn to the early Democratic primaries. For instance, the last two polls in Iowa show “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg gaining strength. So the question is, what difference does it make? Certainly,...

Democrats Find Victory With Suburban Voters

Democrats scored big victories in Virginia and Kentucky last night, while Republicans held on in Mississippi. In what's being viewed as a preview of the 2020 election, suburban moderate voters held the key for...