Midterms

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Trump doesn’t understand his base

February 18, 2019 5:20 am

And it’s hurting him

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Could Donald Trump’s revisionist history leave the GOP in the lurch?

November 19, 2018 2:51 pm

Trump has responded to his midterm travails by doubling down on the insults

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The myth of the transformative election

November 17, 2018 7:30 am

The midterms follow a predictable pattern, which offers no guide to presidential contests. Why pretend otherwise?

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With Sessions out and the Senate secured, Donald Trump is remaking the GOP in his image

November 7, 2018 2:59 pm

The gains suggest that Trump’s victory in 2016 was not a fluke

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Why Trump wasn’t shellacked

November 7, 2018 11:57 am

It’s the culture wars, stupid

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The midterms delivered a feeble rivulet, not a blue wave

November 7, 2018 9:32 am

The effort to Make America Great Again will continue, just a little more slowly and circuitously than it would have done had the Republicans held the house

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It wasn’t a blue wave yesterday, but a purple one

November 7, 2018 8:37 am

The President pulled out the stops to keep the Senate – and he has reason to gloat here, as he already is

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Stalingrad approaches: Democratic House, Republican Senate

November 7, 2018 12:17 am

Compared to 1994, 2006, and 2010, this would appear a tamer reaction to an embattled president

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Does a Democratic House win pave the way to impeachment?

November 6, 2018 10:45 pm

The Democrats are now in the majority on committees with subpoena power

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Political tides have made the ‘blue wave’ impossible

November 6, 2018 10:16 pm

The presidential election of 2016 should have taught pundits and politicos not to trust the polls. But the nation’s most highly educated seem to be the slowest to learn

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Only an idiot would predict tonight’s midterm results. So let me oblige

November 6, 2018 8:42 pm

Trump is so divisive that the networks couldn’t agree on who he was dividing

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In Michigan, Elissa Slotkin aims squarely for the middle

November 6, 2018 1:02 pm

She is testing the theory of appealing to the mythical moderate suburban Republican

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Forecasting the midterms: pick your poison

November 6, 2018 9:05 am

No matter what result you want to predict, you can find a poll to match it

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Is today the dawn of the shy Democrat?

November 6, 2018 12:18 am

Donald Trump, a political arsonist, might initially be amused by the carnage he has wrought

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Will the Trump economy affect the outcome of the midterms?

November 5, 2018 10:09 am

A healthy economy can help limit the incumbent administration’s losses

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The Democratic faithful are spooked

November 5, 2018 7:55 am

How will the blue-dyed media react if results do not go their way tomorrow night?

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The Trumps are focused on securing the Senate

November 2, 2018 1:12 pm

Much of the Trump clan is pitching in to help overcome any lingering inhibitions in key red states

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The Democrats need a political entrepreneur

October 24, 2018 8:39 am

Reagan, Gingrich and Trump all transformed their parties. The Democrats don’t have anyone that can do that

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Trump undaunted in the face of a midterm onslaught

October 17, 2018 3:10 pm

The Donald declares the last two years the ‘most successful’ a president has ever had. Cohen, Manafort and Khashoggi may disagree with him there

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Is Nikki Haley jumping off a sinking ship?

October 9, 2018 12:28 pm

The outgoing UN Ambassador praised Javanka as she departed

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Taylor Swift for President? The singer could be the Democrat to take on Trump

October 8, 2018 8:33 am

America’s prom queen endorsed two Tennessee Democrats this weekend

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Black Mirror politics is coming to the midterms

October 8, 2018 6:52 am

Isn’t there a sinister side to an army of 17,000 citizen activists looking for damaging intel on Republicans?

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How Trumpian should a GOP candidate be to win a midterm?

October 5, 2018 7:59 am

Trump imitators tend not to fare as well as the real thing

Why America First beats the party of Bernie Sanders

May 21, 2018 10:07 am

As the mid-terms approach, the Democrats are divided and dwindling. The GOP's hand is getting stronger.