Meet Mike Pence, the Next Vice President of the United States

If you want to know just about everything there is to know about Mike Pence, he’s happy to tell in ten words: “A Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.” Brevity is in short supply in a town known for people who love to talk, particularly about themselves, but Pence has always been…
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Privileged Patrick Murphy is Blowing One of Democrats’ Best Pick-Up Chances

Nearly every pundit and political prognosticator has their eyes on the Florida Senate race as one that could potentially tip the balance of power. As of now there is little clarity in the run-up to the Republican primary on August 30. Five strong candidates are currently in the race to replace outgoing Sen. Marco Rubio:…
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Donald Trump Could Be The Change Rust Belt Voters Have Been Looking For

Coal is the lynchpin of the Rust Belt story. In many ways, it has also been its undoing. The prodigious coal deposits of the Alleghenies were what fueled the fire (literally and figuratively) for the great industrialists of the day. The region’s coal seam led Henry Frick to build his massive cooking furnaces in the…
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Illinois Senate Race Provides a Study in Contrasts Over VA Leadership

Illinois’ Senator Mark Kirk knows he has a fight on his hands. Nearly every news outlet has Johnson on the top of their “Senate seats most likely to flip” list. The Hill says “he faces the steepest climb going into the general election,” the Washington Post says he “is Republicans’ most vulnerable incumbent this cycle,”…
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Trump is Surging and Democrats Remain Clueless

Earlier this month, Dana Milbank—a left leaning columnist for the Washington Post—literally had to eat his words about Donald Trump’s candidacy. In a column from October Milbank wrote, “I’m for certain Trump won’t win the nomination that I’ll eat my words if he does. Literally: The day Trump clinches the nomination I will eat the…
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Clinton’s Weaknesses Highlighted in Continued Primary Losses

Hillary Clinton never had a chance at winning the West Virginia primary, not after her March comments about eliminating coal mining, one of the state’s primary economic drivers. At a town hall she argued that because of her aggressive climate policies, “we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of…
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Sanders’ Sandbags Clinton’s General Election Hopes

Bernie Sanders fully understood that the New York primary was his reckoning. If he couldn’t beat Hillary Clinton there, the epicenter for his anti-Wall Street rhetoric, and the place he once called home, then the math would just become too difficult. Granted, Sanders’ faced an uphill battle with or without the Empire State, but winning…
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Sanders’ West Coast Blowouts Put Clinton on the Defensive

One thing is absolutely clear: Saturday was an absolutely disastrous day for Hillary Clinton. The former First Lady was utterly demolished in each of the three states – Washington, Alaska and Hawaii – holding their caucuses. In Hawaii, Sanders won in a 70-30 landslide, in Washington, Sanders pulled 73 percent of the vote to Clinton’s…
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