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New York Times: “Support for autocratic alternatives is rising, too. Drawing on data from the European and World Values Surveys, the researchers found that the share of Americans who say that army rule would be a ‘good’ or ‘very good’ [...]
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“I’ll tell you something, somebody’s making a mistake because that would be an active primary.” — Former New York Gov. David Patterson (D), quoted by the New York Daily News, on the lack of a primary challenger for New York [...]
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A new YouGov poll finds that 54% of Americans think it is likely that Donald Trump will use the presidency to enrich himself. This is true of most Democrats (76%) and independents (52%) and just under one-third of Republicans (30%).
Government Executive reports that once Donald Trump assumes the presidency, he will be in violation of the leasing agreement he signed for his new $212 million Pennsylvania Ave. hotel in Washington D.C. The 60-year, $180 million leasing agreement clearly states: [...]
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) told Bloomberg that he’s weighing a run for the U.S. Senate in 2018, depending in part on whether fellow Republican Orrin Hatch decides to seek an eighth term. Said Huntsman: “I’ve always said that [...]
President-elect Donald Trump “is set to return to the heart of a state that helped deliver him his unexpected victory earlier this month. On Thursday evening, Trump will kick off a ‘thank you’ tour in Ohio, with a massive rally [......
Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao is set to be announced as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Transportation, Politico reports. Chao is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Charlie Cook: “In just a few weeks Democrats have gone from driving for what figured to be an easy lay up to having the rest of the season cancelled, with the next season in real doubt. They seemed to have [...]
“For two decades in the Senate, Jeff Sessions led an anti-immigration crusade that made him an outlier in GOP politics — raging against illegal immigration and an excess of foreign workers well before Donald Trump tore onto the political scene,” [...]
Rick Klein: “A campaign that was never about policy has morphed into a transition that’s looked like a reality show, if cable news was in charge of the scripts. But with the selection of Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as HHS [...]
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The Cook Political Report shows Hillary Clinton’s popular vote lead over Donald Trump is now 2.32 million votes, or 1.7%. The final RealClearPolitics polling average showed Clinton leading the presidential race by 1.7%.
Politico: “Conway, who served as Trump’s campaign manager, has slowly receded from the president-elect’s innermost circle — she is not included either in interviews with potential cabinet nominees or in the deliberations over those candidates, said two people briefed on [...]
“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” — President-elect Donald Trump, on Twitter.
Nate Silver: “In a historical context, Trump’s Electoral College performance is decidedly below-average… There have been 54 presidential elections since the ratification of the 12th Amendment in 1804. (Before that, presidential electors cast two votes each, making it hard to [...]
Benjy Sarlin: “As a candidate, Trump’s often unsubstantiated attacks on political opponents, foreign governments, election officials, law enforcement, a federal judge, news outlets and Muslims shattered political norms and sowed division. As president, his decisions will carry the full weight [...]
New York Times: “In fact, people familiar with the dynamic inside Trump Tower — who were granted anonymity to discuss the unusual process that Mr. Trump has allowed for his transition — said Ms. Conway had been neither insubordinate nor [...]
President-elect Donald Trump “is preparing to announce his pick for Treasury secretary as early as the end of the week, the Wall Street Journal reports. “Finalists for the Treasury job include Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), who heads the House Financial [...]