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Bernie vs. Ted

The Democrats watched the Republican National Convention on TV last week and gleefully rubbed their hands. When Texas senator Ted Cruz conspicuously and pointedly failed to endorse nominee Donald Trump, Democrats began deriding Republicans as a party divided and crowing about the united front that they – the Democrats –...

A most unlikely event.

Last June, the political and pundit class was busy dismissing the just-announced Republican presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. Some said it was a stunt. Some said it was to advance his reality TV career. Few took it seriously. Then all summer and into the fall leading up to primary season,...

Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold on the “Never Trumpers.”

The step-grandson of Texas Democratic icon Sissy Farenthold, Blake Farenthold was swept into office in 2010 in the Republican wave that gave the House back to the GOP. Farenthold won the seat by 799 votes from a long-time Democratic incumbent. He joins us on Radio Row to talk about Donald...

Texas gets rowdy in Cleveland.

All 50 states, plus the District of Columbia and U.S. territories like American Samoa, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands, are represented at the Republican National Convention. Most of the delegations are hard to tell apart. Mostly, the Quicken Loans Arena concourse is just...

Bad week for the world. Good week for Trump.

In an election year, everything that happens is political. And so much is happening. It is the perverse nature of politics that a bad week for the world and for the country can be a good week for a political candidate. In that sad regard, Donald Trump has had a...

As we were saying, events, dear boy.

“If I get in [the White House], it’s going to change, and it’s going to change quickly. We’re going from total incompetence to just the opposite, believe me.” So said Donald Trump, in signature style, in the wake of the massacre at the Pulse Club in Orlando. Thus Mr. Trump...

Events, dear boy. Events.

There is a story, perhaps apocryphal, about former British prime minister Harold Macmillan. As the story goes, shortly after his election he was asked by a journalist what could blow his agenda off the rails. As legend has it Macmillan replied, “Events, dear boy. Events.” So it is with the...

Gettin’ his Nancy Pelosi on.

Donald Trump has so far been unstoppable. Evidence of his unstoppability began shortly after his formal announcement for office. Appearing at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa in July Trump went after Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) saying, “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he...

Down to the only poll that counts in New Hampshire

Countless polls have been taken. Millions of words have been written and spoken. But here in New Hampshire, we’re about to get the last word from the only poll that really counts. We went out on the street to polling places to talk to voters in Manchester. The video is a...

So why is New Hampshire first?

Why is New Hampshire the first state every year to hold a presidential primary? One answer is because it’s state law. By statute, New Hampshire is required to set a date that pre-dates every other state primary. If some state sets an earlier date, New Hampshire by law must move its...