The Longer Sanders Stays in the Race the Less Chance Clinton Has to Win

Can Hillary Clinton win the presidency? Of course. After all, there’s a reason that betting markets have her a nearly 2-to-1 favorite to win the White House in November. Simply put, she’s a polished politician who has spent a lifetime in-and-around the levers of power. But could that also be her downfall? John Kass, writing…
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Republicans’ Massive Turnout Advantage Has Top Democrats Concerned

Super Tuesday was defined by two names: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Both galloped to huge wins in key states, padding their delegate counts, and were vaulted into clear frontrunner status for their party’s respective nomination. But those personalities subsumed what could be a more important storyline: The enthusiasm gap. Across the board, Democrat turnout…
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From “Feel the Bern” to “Settle for Hillary”

It was fun while it lasted, but Bernie Sanders’ improbable rise was followed by a predictable slide, which now threatens to become an avalanche. For a while, Senator Sanders seemed as though he was catching lightning in a bottle. His singular, impassioned focus on income inequality and his willingness to unload on Wall Street banks…
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Clinton Can’t Hide From Her Wall Street Speeches Forever

Conservatives have long lamented the bitter irony of Hillary Clinton’s treatment of her State Department emails compared with the content of her Wall Street speeches. When it comes to confidential, even top secret, information that could impact national security if released, Clinton recklessly used a vulnerable, homebrew email server. When it comes to the transcripts…
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Republicans’ Simple, Powerful Message: “We Got the Senate Working Again”

Almost immediately after losing his Senate majority, Sen. Harry Reid began devising a strategy to get it back. Being from Nevada, Reid opted to gamble on what he considered a sure bet – that the more conservative House majority would go frustrated by the moderate Senate’s inability to ram through their priorities. Dysfunction, he seemed…
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Clinton’s “Western Firewall” Could Come Crumbling Down Tonight

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic establishment’s long-time, hand-picked candidate for the party’s presidential nomination, was supposed to be a shoe in. With no real opposition, the thinking went, she’d be able to save her money, focus her attacks on the Republican candidates and get a head start on the voter outreach needed to win the presidency.…
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Millennials Ready to Flex Their Political Muscles

When you listen to older generations discuss Millennials the adjective you often hear is entitled. It’s a caricature that’s proven hard to shake. To hear older folks tell it, young adults fit one mold – that of a bushy-bearded, tight-jean-wearing, hipster who wilts under a hint of disagreement and confuses the word “entrepreneurial” with a refusal…
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Democrats Made Their Bed in Politicizing Nominations, Now They Must Lay In It

In normal times, such as those when an Italian American named Antonin Scalia can be unanimously confirmed by a 98-0 vote, I would have more time to write posts examining Scalia’s life, jurisprudential impact, and judicial legacy. These are not normal times. In the hours after Scalia’s death during a hunting vacation in Texas, the…
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Clinton Loses Huge In New Hampshire

Hillary Clinton knew she wasn’t going to win Iowa. But after barely eking out a win in the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton knew she had to make the race closer than the polls were indicating. She’s losing steam at the same time Bernie Sanders is picking up momentum, and New Hampshire results could have slammed…
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Clinton’s Messaging Strategy is a Mess

The Clintons weren’t happy with the Iowa results. In response, advisers reportedly said that the family “wanted to ensure that her organization, political messaging and communications strategy were in better shape for the contests to come.” If this week has been any indication, they are failing miserably. Clinton’s downfall in Iowa was failing to effectively…
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