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The cost of Trump’s deepening unpopularity

Gallup's first post-health care presidential approval poll showed President Donald Trump down to 36 percent approval, a new low. He had previously fallen slightly...

The real reason to watch the Gorsuch hearings

Once upon a time, Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice nominees had a straightforward purpose: For Senators to learn the views of the...

Making sense of Trump’s disapproval ratings

The most important single thing to know about Donald Trump's approval ratings after his first month of the presidency is ... there is no...

Republican deficit wars are a farce

NEW YORK - Kevin Drum spots a great quote from Republican Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who is concerned about Republican hypocrisy: “I hope we’re...

Sanders can take one of two paths to success

Can Bernie Sanders do something productive with all the enthusiasm he has generated? Something besides wage a campaign against Hillary Clinton he is set...

Count the New Hampshire losers and move on

Who had it worst in New Hampshire?Hillary Clinton. Might as well start with the obvious one, but her defeat is unlikely to cost her...

Bernstein on politics: Lincoln Chafee and dynastic politics

A note on Lincoln Chafee. He said Friday that he was dropping out of the presidential race. I’d say that he finally admitted that...

Mad at polls? Blame ?the media

OK, let's talk early polls in presidential elections. What exactly do they tell us?They tell us what people are hearing, and sometimes that will...
LINCOLN D. CHAFEE, the former governor of Rhode Island, recently announced he's mulling a run for president. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Clinton’s Democratic rivals can’t be serious

PROVIDENCE - Lincoln D. Chafee, the unpopular former governor of Rhode Island, is the latest contender in the presidential sideshow – the one where...

Obamacare not doomed

Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum is undergoing treatment for cancer. So he takes seriously Republican threats to repeal Obamacare if they win in 2016:"This...
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