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2016 Election

  1. what's past is prologue
    The Ghosts of the ’68 Election Still Haunt Our PoliticsThe “backlash” politics of crime and race, an unpopular war, a divided Democratic Party — they are all still with us.
  2. Scott Walker and Tammy Baldwin Prepare for a November Slugfest in WisconsinDemocrats will choose an opponent for longtime nemesis Scott Walker while Republicans are staging a pricey primary to challenge Tammy Baldwin.
  3. Trump’s Trade War Is a Big Problem for Republicans in Politically Pivotal IowaTrump and his people told Iowans not to worry about Chinese retaliation against Iowa soybean exports. Now they’re worrying for real.
  4. Senate Democrats Are Fighting Some Brutal Trends in the MidtermsIn November, they must overcome not just an adverse landscape, but a recent trend toward partisan consistency in Senate voting.
  5. Will the Border Crisis Actually Affect Trump’s Popularity?So far the biggest week of outrage spurred by the Trump presidency doesn’t seem to be affecting his approval ratings.
  6. Places Where Opioid Use Was the Highest Voted for Trump in 2016Counties across the country where chronic opioid use was higher went for Trump by an 18-point margin in 2016.
  7. Giant Gender Gap Opening Up Among Younger VotersWe think of “young voters” as a strongly pro-Democratic demographic. But that’s really just young women.
  8. The House Is in Play in 2018, But the Senate’s the Big PrizeIf Democrats can win the upper chamber in 2018, Trump will lose much of his power. And a Democratic Senate win in 2020 is quite feasible.
  9. It’s Been 3 Extremely Long Years Since Trump Announced His Presidential BidWere we ever so young?
  10. Trump Isn’t Very Popular in the Heartland States He Won in 2016It doesn’t look like Trump is going to be that powerful a positive factor for GOP Senate and House candidates in some key states he won in 2016.
  11. For Mark Sanford, the Trail Finally Ends With a Primary LossAfter years of courting political danger, South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford finally lost an election — and Trump will take credit.
  12. Iowa Could Be 2018’s Bellwether for DemocratsThe state that lurched heavily red in 2014 and 2016 could lurch back, and that would be significant given Iowa’s Trump-friendly demographics.
  13. studies
    New Study Reveals Exactly How Much the 2016 Election Ruined ThanksgivingA “creepy” new report shows that postelection dinners were much shorter than usual.
  14. Mitt Romney Wrote in His Wife, Ann, for President in 2016He may have voted for a woman, but it wasn’t Hillary Clinton.
  15. l'amour
    Mitt Romney Says He Voted for His Wife for PresidentBrave.
  16. The Falwell–Cohen Connection, or Trumpland in a NutshellThe distance between the churchy university president and the Long Island fixer isn’t as far as you might imagine.
  17. Franklin Graham Invades ‘Godless’ CaliforniaIn the state where Billy Graham built his national reputation, Franklin Graham has embraced the Christian right activism his father rejected.
  18. The Clintons Will Keep a Low Profile in the MidtermsFor the first time since the 1980s, Bill and Hillary are not likely to be major factors in a national election.
  19. Actually, Pence’s Toadying Is His Best Shot at Becoming PresidentJournalist Matt Bai tries to make the case that Pence has no future in presidential politics. That’s likely wrong.
  20. West Virginia Republicans Lie About Each Other’s Imaginary Hillary TiesHillary Clinton’s value as a devil figure in the GOP is so powerful that two WV Senate candidates are just making up stuff about each other and HRC.
  21. Trump Can Win in 2020. But History Tells Us It Won’t Be Easy.Yes, incumbents usually have an advantage. They usually are more popular than Donald J. Trump though.
  22. Missouri’s Attorney General Recommends More Charges for Governor GreitensThe Missouri governor’s already on trial for felony violation of privacy. Now the state’s attorney general is recommending campaign-finance charges.
  23. Why Conservatives Care More About Keeping the Senate Than the HouseThe power to confirm federal judges is the GOP’s most valuable resource.
  24. politics
    The White House Just Admitted James Comey Swung the Election to TrumpKellyanne Conway was probably not supposed to say that part out loud.
  25. The White House Just Admitted James Comey Swung the Election to TrumpKellyanne Conway was probably not supposed to say that part out loud.
  26. Comey Confirms That Hillary Clinton’s Inevitability Was Her UndoingLike many others, Comey bought into the overconfidence of a Clinton victory, but few had as much power to derail her campaign.
  27. Trump Attacks Comey for Handing Him the PresidencyThe crisis to the system Comey tried to avoid by placating Trump in 2016 is now upon us.
  28. Paul Ryan’s Long Fight to Destroy the Welfare State Ends in DefeatAfter failing to repeal Obamacare and “reform” Medicaid, Ryan looked forward to more years of futility and decided to pack it in.
  29. Scott Versus Nelson in a Spendy Sunshine State Slugfest for a Senate SeatScott’s money and Trump’s popularity (or lack thereof) make this a race that’s hard to predict.
  30. Trump Thinks He’s Wildly PopularIn Trump’s world, any adverse information about his standing is “fake,” and even positive polls don’t capture his tremendous standing.
  31. The Most Boring Man in Minnesota Is Running for Governor AgainAfter repeatedly whiffing in national politics, Tim Pawlenty is running for governor again.
  32. Mark Cuban Has Little Chance of Becoming a Third-Party PresidentTrump’s way — winning over one of the two major parties — is probably the only way to the White House for a rich celebrity “outsider.”
  33. Why Are Trump’s Approval Ratings on the Rise?He’s more popular now than he was in December — even if that’s not saying much.
  34. Trump Admin Finally Sanctions Russia for Election MeddlingThe government also cited other Russian misdeeds, including an attempt to penetrate the U.S. energy grid.
  35. Putin Says Jews Might Be to Blame for 2016 Election HackingWhen in doubt, you gotta play the conspiracy-theory hits.
  36. A New 2016 Election Voting Map Promotes … SubtletyA red-blue map we could almost agree on?
  37. Democratic Senate Looking Like a Reach — AgainProspects for a Democratic Senate after the midterms have waxed and waned, but it may be tough for Democrats to hang on in deep red states.
  38. BREAKING: Man Plans to Keep JobAny presidential critics under the illusion he would voluntarily hang it up after one term should wake up and smell the bitter coffee of Trump 2020.
  39. Democrats Release Declassified Rebuttal to Nunes MemoThe new memo details the various ways the Nunes memo was misleading or outright wrong.
  40. MO Governor Indicted for Allegedly Taking Nude Blackmail Photo of Illicit LoverEric Greitens is in legal trouble for how he dealt with his former lover. But he’s also in danger of being impeached by his fellow Republicans.
  41. Trump Cites Facebook Ad Executive in Attempt to Downplay Russia’s MeddlingMore proof that the president is incapable of believing Russia tried to help him.
  42. New California Poll Shows Feinstein Doing Well, Republicans Doing PoorlyCalifornia’s new voting system will be perilous for the GOP, which may have no general-election candidates for governor or senator.
  43. Democrats Are Changing Their Minds About RaceNew data suggests that Black Lives Matter and the Dreamers have made Democrats more progressive.
  44. FBI Agent Accused of Fatal Anti-Trump Bias May Have Helped Him Win the ElectionDid Peter Strzok help tilt the election to Trump and then make up for it by inventing the Russia-collusion story? Probably not!
  45. Trump’s Job Approval Is Underwater in 18 States He Carried in 2016A GOP president who can’t break 40 percent approval in Texas is in trouble.
  46. politics
    4 Women on How They Changed Their Lives After Trump“We joked about leaving. But I didn’t really think we’d do it.”
  47. 2018 Democratic Wave Likely to Be a True Tsunami in CaliforniaThe Golden State has been trending Democratic of late. Everything that’s happened in 2018 could accelerate that trend.
  48. We Should Take Oprah 2020 Seriously, But Not LiterallyThe minute Oprah Winfrey becomes a politician, she’ll lose altitude, but she’d start from lofty heights.
  49. Voters Are Starting to See Trump As a Garden-Variety ConservativeIn 2016 he benefited from many voters perceiving him as moderate or even liberal. There aren’t so many anymore.
  50. Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Win – and Neither Did His CampaignOne year ago: the plan to lose, and the administration’s shocked first days.
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