Virus Politics

The virus is real and infections and exposures have consequences.

Why the Polls Were Wrong

A myriad of possible explanations.

President Donald J. Trump greets guests on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, prior to boarding Marine One en route to Joint Base Andrews, Md. to begin his trip to Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Nevada. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian) President Donald J. Trump greets guests on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, prior to boarding Marine One en route to Joint Base Andrews, Md. to begin his trip to Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Nevada. (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

A Repudiation After All?

The early reaction was premature.

Competing Visions For a Biden Presidency

Will he be a uniter or a divider?

Another Poll

The latest FNC poll has more good news for Biden.

Democrats Likely to Retake Senate

A hundred days out, a wave election is the best bet.

Further Evidence That The Fix Is In For Trump’s Senate Trial

Lindsey Graham is the latest Senator to make clear that he’s already made up his mind on impeachment.

Mark Kelly Becoming A Strong Challenger To Martha McSally In Arizona

Former Astronaut Mark Kelly is posing a big challenge to Senator Martha McSally in Arizona.

Kyrsten Sinema Facing Blowback For Being The Senator She Said She’d Be

Far-left Democrats in Arizona want to punish Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema for being exactly the kind of Senator she said she’d be when she ran for office a year ago.

Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson To Retire, Setting Up 2020 Battleground

Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson will retire at the end of 2019, setting up a contest in 2020 to fill the remainder of his term.

Joe Arpaio Running For Sheriff Again

Controversial former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was voted out of office in 2016 after serving six terms in office, is running to get his old job back.

Mark Kelly Leads Martha McSally In Latest Arizona Senate Poll

Mark Kelly, and the Democratic Party, got some good news in the latest Senate poll out of Arizona.

Hickenlooper For Senate?

There are hints that former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper could abandon his seemingly doomed Presidential bid to run for Senate.

The Battle For Senate Control In 2020 Appears To Favor Republicans

In the battle for Senate control in 2020, the conditions appear to favor Republicans. At least for now.

Roy Moore Is Running For Senate Again

Much to the chagrin of Republicans hoping to win back a Senate seat they never should have lost, Roy Moore is running for Senate again in Alabama.

Roy Moore Hits Back At Trump’s Call For Him To Stay Out Of Senate Race

Republicans nationwide are trying to discourage Roy Moore from running for Senate again. Roy Moore doesn’t care.

Senate Republicans Have Already Made Up Their Mind On Impeachment

The House of Representatives has not even acted on impeachment, but Senate Republicans have already made up their mind.

The Do Nothing Senate

Other than confirming a lot of Trump Judges, the Senate has not been getting much work done so far this year.

Former Astronaut Mark Kelly Enters 2020 Senate Race Against Martha McSally

Former Astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of Gabby Giffords, is running for Senate in Arizona against Martha McSally.

Shutdown Drags On With No End In Sight As Trump Refuses To Relent

After twenty-five days, there’s no end in sight to the Federal Government shutdown. You can thank the President for that.

Attention Shifts To Senate Republicans As Shutdown Drags On

As the government shutdown enters through its twenty-fourth day, attention is shifting to Senate Republicans who could be pressured to break ranks and potentially force a resolution.

McConnell Faces Pressure From Within And Without Over Shutdown

As the shutdown drags on, Mitch McConnell finds himself facing pressure from the White House and from members of his own caucus.

Martha McSally To Be Appointed To Succeed Jon Kyl (and John McCain) In The Senate

Martha McSally and Kyrsten Sinema will end up representing Arizona in the Senate together.

Jon Kyl To Leave Senate By December 31st

Jon Kyl was named to replace John McCain back in September, but as expected he’s already announcing that he’ll be leaving at the end of the year.

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Donald Trump And The Incredible Disappearing Caravan

Now that the election is over, President Trump and his sycophants in the right-wing media seem to have completely forgotten about the “invading” “caravan” of Central American asylum seekers.

Kyrsten Sinema Wins Arizona Senate Race

Democrats have flipped the Senate seat currently held by Republican Jeff Flake.

Kyrsten Sinema Expands Lead As Arizona Vote Count Nears An End

Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema appears to be headed toward victory.

Kyrsten Sinema Pulls Ahead In Arizona Senate Race

The Senate race in Arizona has been close since Election Night, but Democratic nominee Kyrsten Sinema has pulled ahead.

Women Helped Propel Democrats To Victory

Whether as candidates or as voters, Democrats can thank women for many of their victories on Tuesday.

Democrats Grab Hold Of House, Republicans Make Gains In Senate In Mixed Results Midterm

As expected, the midterm elections ended up being a split result that gives Democrats and Republicans alike reason to celebrate.

2018 Midterm Projections

For better or worse, here are my projections for the midterm elections.

Two Days Away, A Split Decision Congress Seems Likely

With less than forty-eight hours to go until voters head to the polls, the odds are pointing to a Democratic House and a Republican Senate.

Democrats Poised To Win Back The House, But Fall Short In The Senate

With one week to go before Election Day, Democrats seem well-positioned to gain control of the House while Republicans seem likely to hold on to the Senate.

Three Weeks Out, Polls Indicate A Divided Congress In January

With three weeks to go until Election Day, it’s looking like we’ll end up with a Congress divided between Democrats in the House and Republicans in the Senate.

2018 Set To Become The Year Of The Political Women

With the primaries over, we can say that it’s been quite a successful year for women in politics.

Tennessee Senate Race To Replace Bob Corker Looks Like A Toss-Up

The GOP’s hold on the Bob Corker’s Senate seat in Tennessee may be in jeopardy.

Republicans Dodge Two Bullets In Arizona Senate Primary

With Martha McSally pulling off a decisive win, Arizona Republicans managed to avoid the disaster that likely would have occurred had either Kelli Ward or Joe Arpaio won last night.

In Arizona, Kelli Ward Sticks Her Foot In Her Mouth On Eve Of Primary

Just hours before Senator McCain died, one of the candidates running for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat claimed that the McCain family released a statement about the late Senator’s health to hurt her campaign.

What Happens With John McCain’s Senate Seat?

Here’s what will happen regarding the selection of a successor to Senator McCain.

New Poll Out Of Arizona Gives Republicans Some Hope

A new poll out of Arizona gives Republicans some hope that they’ll be able to dodge the possibility of Joe Arpaio or Kelli Ward winning a primary to fill an already vulnerable seat.

Democrats Moving Up In Generic Ballot Polls Again

After a period where Republicans seemed to be closing the gap, Democrats may be widening their lead heading into November.

Republicans Growing Confident Of Holding The Senate

Republicans are at least a bit more confident that they’ll hold on to the Senate this year.

The GOP Is Donald Trump’s Party Now

The transformation is complete. The GOP is now the party of Donald Trump. If you’re sticking around and not speaking out against what the President represents, you’re part of the problem, not part of the solution.

Democrat Leads All Potential Republican Challengers In Arizona Senate Race

Kyrsten Sinema, the likely Democratic nominee for the Senate in Arizona, is leading all three of her potential Republican challengers. This could spell trouble for the GOP.

Joe Arpaio Returns To Birtherism

Joe Arpaio is saying he might reopen his “investigation” into former President Obama’s birthplace if he’s elected Senator.

Is Joe Arpaio The Next Roy Moore?

Will Joe Arpaio cause the GOP to lose an otherwise winnable Senate race?

Three Female Naval Academy Grads Running for Congress

Three women who attended Annapolis together are running for seats in Congress.

Retirements Are Making GOP Control Of House More Precarious

The numbers aren’t looking good for Republican prospects in this year’s midterm elections.

Joe Arpaio Is Running For Senate

Controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is running for Senate in Arizona.