In Campaign Shake Up, Donald Trump Fires Campaign Manager

A campaign shake up at Trump Tower, but it’s unlikely to change fundamentals.

In Latest Attack On A Free Press, Donald Trump Denies Credentials To The Washington Post

Donald Trump continues his war on freedom of the press and reporters who cover him critically by barring The Washington Post from covering campaign events.

Time For Republicans To Choose: Can You Really Support The Bigot At The Top Of Your Ticket?

Republicans have a choice to make and, so far, they’ve been making the wrong one.

GOP Begins 2016 General Election Race With A Big Electoral College Disadvantage

A first look at the Electoral College paints a very grim picture for Donald Trump and the GOP.

Growing Acrimony In The Race For The Democratic Nomination

Even as the outcome becomes more certain, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton seem to be attacking each other with increasing acrimony.

Bernie Sanders Exposed?

How much command of detail should we demand of presidential candidates?

Trump Leads Rubio In Florida By Double Digits

If Marco Rubio can’t win in his home state, where can he win?

Americans Divided Over Who Should Name Scalia’s Replacement, Obama Or Next POTUS

Two new polls show that Americans are basically split equally on the question of who should appoint the Justice that will replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

Rush Limbaugh Really Doesn’t Get Donald Trump

Chris Cillizza thinks “Rush Limbaugh totally gets Donald Trump.” I disagree.

Donald Trump: I’d Be Okay With Closing Mosques And Requiring Muslims To Carry Special Identification

Donald Trump’s demagoguery and disdain for individual liberty enters a new phase.

No, Ben Carson Is Not Being Subjected To ‘Unfair’ Scrutiny

Ben Carson and his supporters would have you believe that he is being subjected to unprecedented and unfair scrutiny. That assertion is completely false.

Tuesday’s Elections Helped Solidify Republican Control Of America’s State Legislatures

Forget about Congress, the real story going forward is likely to be Republican dominance of state legislatures nationwide.

Republicans Win Big In Kentucky, Setting Up A Big Fight Over Obamacare

Republican Matt Bevin picked up what comes as a surprise win to many observers, and that sets up a big fight over what had been a PPACA program that the White House has touted.

Hillary Clinton Gets Some Good Polling News Ahead Of First Democratic Debate

With the first Democratic Presidential Debate just hours away, Hillary Clinton got some good polling news from Fox News Channel.

Joe Biden Drops Another Hint About His Presidential Intentions

Vice-President Biden dropped another hint that suggests he might not be up to running for President.

CNN Revises Debate Criteria, Fiorina Now Likely To Make The Cut For The Main Debate

CNN has revised its criteria for the main September 16th debate such that Carly Fiorina will now most likely make the cut.

Hillary Clinton Turns Over Server After New Classified Emails Are Revealed

Hillary Clinton has turned over her private email server in the wake of reports about highly classified information in her email.

Republicans Spar In Undercard Debate

The low-polling candidates met in an early debate. It was about what you’d expect.

Driven Largely By Republicans, Public Opinion On The Supreme Court Hits A Low

Public opinion on the Supreme Court has declined significantly, largely because Republicans don’t like the Supreme Court very much right now.

Donald Trump On John McCain: I Like People Who Weren’t Captured

Donald Trump stuck his foot in his mouth again.

The Huffington Post Is Relegating Donald Trump To The Entertainment Section, And That’s Wrong

The Huffington Post announced today that they would not be covering Donald Trump in their politics section from this point forward. That’s the wrong thing to do.

Gun Control Is No More Likely After Charleston Than It Was Before

Political reality shows us that the shootings in Charleston are not going to have any appreciable impact on the likelihood of any type of gun control law passing anywhere outside of the bluest of the blue states.

Congress Rebukes Obama On Trade, And Thus The Lame Duck Era Begins

House Democrats defied President Obama on an important trade deal today, thus arguably marking the official beginning of his lame duck status.

Slowly But Surely, Republicans Seem To Becoming Less Socially Conservative

It will be some time before sanity prevails in the GOP, but slowly but surely Republicans seem to be becoming less socially conservative.

Hillary Clinton Is Ethically Challenged And Hasn’t Accomplished Much, Voters Don’t Seem To Care

Hillary Clinton is a deeply flawed candidate who might not even make a very good President. But that doesn’t matter in the race for the Democratic Nomination, and she’s probably going to be the next President anyway.

Would Jeb Bush Skip Iowa?

Some analysts are wondering if Jeb Bush might just forgo investing serious resources in the Iowa Caucuses.

Hillary Clinton Hasn’t Taken Press Questions in 21 Days, Because She Doesn’t Need To

Hillary Clinton hasn’t taken questions from reporters in three weeks. Because she doesn’t need the media as much as most other candidates.

Jeb Bush Isn’t Doing So Well In Iowa, So Maybe He Should Skip It

A new poll has some bad news for Jeb Bush in the Hawkeye State, which leads to the idea that maybe he shouldn’t waste too much time there to begin with.

Bill Clinton’s Response To Reports About His Foundation Is About What You’d Expect

Former President Clinton doesn’t seem to get it. Or, does he?

Hillary Clinton May Be Her Own Worst Enemy

Hillary Clinton’s political and personal baggage is likely to be a bigger problem for her than whomever her Republican opponent ends up being.

Harry Reid Doesn’t Regret Spreading False Charges About Mitt Romney’s Taxes

Harry Reid made outlandish claims about Mitt Romney during the 2012 election. He probably knew they were lies when he made them. And he doesn’t care.

Despite The Email Story, Hillary Clinton Remains At The Top For 2016

Two weeks after the email story broke, there’s no sign that Hillary Clinton is losing ground in the 2016 race.

Will The GOP Pay A Political Price For The DHS Shutdown Showdown?

Polling indicates that the American public opposes the GOP position on DHS funding, but that’s unlikely to change many minds on Capitol Hill.

Rand Paul The GOP Front Runner? Not Likely

Even leaving aside the fact that it is far too early to be making such assessments, the idea that Rand Paul is the front runner for the Republican nomination in 2016 fails the logic test.

Can Hillary Expand The Electoral College Map In 2016? In An Important Sense, It Doesn’t Matter

An adviser close to Hillary Clinton is talking about expanding the Electoral College map in 2016, but even without such an expansion the GOP faces an uphill battle.

White House Hints At Content Of Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration

The White House is now leaking out details of what seems like an inevitable decision by the President. How it plays out politically, though, is the big question.

Battle For Senate Control Tipping Towards The GOP?

Two weeks after it seemed to be tightening, there are signs the battle for control of the Senate may be moving in the GOP’s direction.

It’s August, So It Must Be Time To Complain About Presidential Vacations Again

The chattering class is chattering about the President’s vacation again. It really is quite tiresome.

Competitive House Districts: A Rarity

Our non-competitive political system.

Thank God For Negative Campaigning

Rather than being a bad thing, negative campaigning is an essential part of our political system.

Americans Have Almost Totally Lost Faith In Government

Public faith in government institutions is at all all time low.

There Is No “Middle” In Congress Anymore

At least on Capitol Hill, the political middle is dead and buried.

You Probably Aren’t Going To Read Anything Beyond This Headline

Politics, media, and the attention span of the average American haven’t really changed as much as we think.

Republicans Hold Edge In Battle For Senate Control

Thanks to favorable polling numbers and candidate selection, winning the Senate may very well be in the GOP’s grasp.

Ted Cruz Is Under Fire, And He Doesn’t Care

Ted Cruz keeps putting his own party in difficult situations, mostly because he has only his own ambition at heart.

In Marathon Presser, Christie Fires Top Aide, Expresses Embarrassment Over Bridge Scandal

At least initially, Chris Christie did what he needed to do to address a story that threatens to overwhelm his political future.

Chris Christie And The George Washington Bridge: Politics As Usual, Scandal, Or Much Ado About Very Little?

Will a couple closed lanes on the George Washington Bridge end up being a problem for New Jersey’s Chris Christie going forward?

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Political Impact Of Filibuster Changes Will Be Minimal To Non-Existent

Yesterday’s change to the filibuster rule is likely to have little impact outside the beltway and the political chattering class.