Campaigns and Elections

Despite poll slide, Trump remains strong with white voters

Despite poll slide, Trump remains strong with white voters


According to the new Washington Post/ABC News poll, Donald Trump will take the oath of office with the lowest approval rating of any president in 40 years — and little better than half the approval rating that President Obama enjoyed when he took office eight years ago. In his familiar fashion, Trump responded to reports about […]
Donna Brazile to Democrats: ‘We failed you’

Donna Brazile to Democrats: ‘We failed you’


PHOENIX — Donna Brazile, the outgoing interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, kicked off a series of “future forums,” which will select her replacement, by apologizing for the party's 2016 defeats. “I'm not going to sugarcoat it: We failed,” Brazile said. “We made some serious mistakes and some strategic errors. We got cocky about […]
Schumer pitches ‘accountability Congress’ in first speech as Senate minority leader

Schumer pitches ‘accountability Congress’ in first speech as Senate minority leader

Since the Democrats' surprise defeat on Nov. 8, the party's base has watched nervously for any hints of compromise with President-elect Donald Trump. The nervousness reached a high after Trump and incoming political adviser Steve Bannon mulled a $1 trillion infrastructure package. Not only did incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) give the idea some tentative […]

Ethics advocates warn Trump that he needs to do more to divest from family business

A bipartisan group of ethics advocates lobbed a second letter to President-elect Donald Trump on Monday evening warning him that he needs to do more to separate himself from his family business interests. The letter comes after Trump announced some changes in his business empire, with more expected before Inauguration Day. The letter signers include two conservative allies of Trump […]
State pollsters, pummeled by 2016, analyze what went wrong

State pollsters, pummeled by 2016, analyze what went wrong


On Nov. 2, six days before the general election, the political world paused to watch a live stream from the campus of Marquette Law School in Milwaukee. Charles Franklin, director of the school's election poll, talked through the release of its final numbers. After days of awful headlines about the FBI probe of her email […]
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