Regardless Of Politics, The Cohen Hearing Was News

In addition to the “race for the White House,” we like to consider issues, history, and media coverage. For example, FiveThirtyEight has a scholarly review of how the three major news networks covered the...
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The Big 3: Biden Tops Polls in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina

It's only a matter of time, right? Former Vice President Joe Biden would be naive to pass up the incentive of leading polls in Iowa, New Hampshire, and now South Carolina. In the latter,...
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More Electoral College “What-Ifs”

Last week we reported on the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC). Colorado had become the 12th state to sign on. Their goal is to get enough states to participate to add up to...

Opinion Polling Getting Harder All the Time

Despite the propaganda, polling in 2016 was surprisingly accurate. The public mood did swing dramatically. Yet, the final polls were within the margin of error, which is amazing, because they couldn’t reflect the response...
Electoral College 2020 Election

Electoral College May Become Obsolete

Donald Trump won the 2016 election in the Electoral College, despite losing the popular total by about three million votes. Since the founding, there have been criticisms of the Electoral College, but the idea...
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Preview of June Democratic Debate From NBC’s Chuck Todd

We're just about four months away from the first Democratic debate of the 2020 cycle set to take place in June. The event will be hosted by NBC News, with Chuck Todd, the NBC...
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2020 Democrats Shy Away From Bernie’s “Socialist” Label

The progressive lane in the 2020 Democratic field will be crowded, but there is a line being drawn, by the candidates themselves, between "progressive" and "socialist." With Bernie Sanders' recent decision to announce his...
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Chuck Schumer Targeting Mitch McConnell’s Senate Seat in 2020

While the big race next year is for president, who controls the Senate is also important. Currently, the GOP has a six-seat edge, 53-47. They were able to hold onto the Senate while the...

How Should Democrats Pick Their 2020 Candidate?

Some say history repeats. Others say it’s always the same. Whichever, there are things we can surmise about the future, based on past experience. And, as George Santayana said, "Those who cannot remember the...
Trump 2020 Nicknames

Report: Trump 2020 Strategy Includes Testing Dem Candidate Nicknames

In the laundry list of things that Donald Trump did which were considered well outside the conventions of your average presidential campaign, perhaps assigning derogatory nicknames to his primary opponents and eventually to Hillary Clinton...
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Venezuela Crisis: More Complicated Than It Seems

Venezuela’s economy seems to be in free-fall. That’s relevant here because it is likely to become a presidential campaign issue. The country that sits on the largest oil reserves in the world is now...
Bernie Sanders 2020 Campaign

Bernie Sanders Launches 2020 Presidential Campaign

As we reported over the weekend, it appeared that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was inching closer to launching a 2020 Presidential campaign by recording an announcement video. Despite denies from staff when asked to...
Bernie Sanders 2020

Report: Bernie Sanders Taking Steps Toward 2020 Campaign Launch

The news broke earlier today that Vermont Senator, and former 2016 Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, has reportedly recorded an announcement video with the expectation that he will launch an exploratory committee for a possible...
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Weld Won’t Win, But Could Cause Trump To Lose

We had recent articles about all of the Republicans (here, here, here, and here) who are considering, or making moves, to challenge Donald Trump for the GOP nomination. We also did an article about...