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Trump Triumphant

Posted November 9th, 2016 at 5:08 pm (UTC-5)
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At 6:21 am Eastern Standard Time on November 9, 2016, the sun cast its first light on the United States atop Maine’s Cadillac Mountain, and a new day began in America with Donald Trump as it’s next president.

Pollsters, pundits and political junkies are left trying to explain how they so badly missed seeing the strength of Trump’s support. So far, Hillary Clinton has a slight lead in the overall popular vote, but she was unable to attract enough votes in the usually reliable Democratic strongholds of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin to win the Electoral College.

Americans spoke loudly Tuesday in favor of change. They gave Republicans control of the White House, Congress and the opportunity to stack the Supreme Court with like-minded justices. Expectations are high. Can Trump and his political party meet those expectations? And what kind of change will we see?

Hillary Clinton Has Become the Anti-woman Candidate

Posted September 15th, 2015 at 9:24 am (UTC-5)
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In recent months, she has lost ground on being honest and trustworthy and on being in touch with people’s everyday concerns — the exact traits that recruiters believe distinguish women candidates. And of course no one would call her an outsider.

‘Run, Biden, Run’

Posted August 4th, 2015 at 3:33 pm (UTC-5)
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Even since New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote about the deathbed wish of Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Beau – he asked his father to run for president – the media has been debating his merits. Other than the obvious curveball thrown at the Democratic favorite, Hillary Clinton, the possibility of a Biden run has ramped up political chatter.

John Kasich, Nightmare for Partisans

Posted July 29th, 2015 at 10:09 am (UTC-5)
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Ohio Governor John Kasich, who on Tuesday became the latest and perhaps last major Republican figure to enter the presidential race, may well be the Democratic Party’s worst nightmare. The question is whether he is also a nightmare for Republican primary voters.

2016 Democratic Hopeful Bernie Sanders’ Populist Message Resonates

Posted July 6th, 2015 at 1:44 pm (UTC-5)
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CNN has dubbed it the “summer of Sanders,” referring to the surprising popularity and poll numbers of the 73 year-old U.S. senator from Vermont. While Hillary Clinton has the big money of the Democratic Party machine behind her, Sanders appears to have the American public’s attention by channeling the frustrations of the middle class.

Love Her or Hate Her, Hillary Clinton ls Hard to Ignore

Posted June 9th, 2015 at 3:09 pm (UTC-5)
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With the 2016 presidential in full swing, we begin an occasional series on all the hopefuls. We start with a 20 year-long Washington fixture: Hillary Rodham Clinton.