Rex Tillerson Sets a Trap for Dems

Rex Tillerson
Handcuffed by outgoing Senator Harry Reid’s rash decision to “nuke” the filibuster for executive appointments, Democrats are in a bind. They lack for ways to force Donald Trump to spend…
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We’re All Hostage Takers Now

al franken
The virtue of obstruction, it seems, depends less on what is being obstructed than on who is doing the obstructing. That’s the lesson today as Democrats prepare to mirror all…
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Candidates Matter

Evan Bayh
On paper, Evan Bayh was a perfect fit for Indiana. As a former governor and senator from the Hoosier state, the popular Democrat initially traded on name recognition alone. “I…
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Trump, Hillary, and Prevailing Winds

As Hillary Clinton’s collapse on the streets of New York City fades in the public’s imagination, Clinton’s position in the polls has begun to recover. The effect Clinton’s health scare…
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Will Trump Take the Senate Down?

Senate
Since Donald Trump is such a departure from the Republican party’s traditional center, some are expressing confidence (or hope) that the public will distinguish him from the rest of the GOP…
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The Expiration Date on Garland

Garland
Yesterday’s announcement of President Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court launched a furious debate about the relationship between partisanship and the judiciary process. Democrats are demanding…
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