After years of speculation and false starts, it appears that Thursday is the day when Joe Biden will finally announce his third attempt at running for president.
He'll be in a good position, better than most, when he gets in.
"Pretty much 80 percent of the Democratic fundraising establishment are pretty much all on board," said former ...Read more
There's good news and bad news for Bernie Sanders. The bad news is, 2020 is proving to be a lot more work than 2016 was. He's no longer just a protest candidate who can dodge the demands of running for president in favor of vague promises and canned speeches.
The good news for him is, his campaign is being taken very seriously. He's now leading...Read more
"They are decapitating the entire department," a Department of Homeland Security official ominously told The Washington Post of this week's alarming purge that resulted in forcing the resignation of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, pulling the pick to head Immigration and Customs Enforcement and firing the Secret Service director.
President Trump's ...Read more
To call President Trump "Machiavellian" is to give him a little too much credit. Machiavelli had a keen awareness of history and could speak in complete sentences.
But if Trump has figured out how to out-maneuver Democrats and his opponents, it's only because they so easily fall for his traps every time.
It's happening again, right now, as ...Read more
In the days since the Mueller report was concluded and found no collusion between President Trump and Russia, the attention has turned to the press and its perceived hyperfocus on the two-year-long investigation.
Questions about whether outlets like The New York Times, MSNBC or CNN, where I work, spent too much time speculating about the ...Read more
O Oprah, Oprah, wherefore art thou Oprah?
The Democrats' attempt at unseating President Trump is in its nascent stages, but it's starting to feel a little star-crossed. Despite a crowded sea of hopefuls, no true love match has emerged.
If you ask me, that's because she hasn't decided to run.
Oprah Winfrey, the self-made mogul and book club ...Read more
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stunned many Democratic insiders by announcing Tuesday in an op-ed that he would not be seeking the presidential nomination. Just a month or two ago, I'd talked to a very well-placed Democratic strategist who was certain he would run and almost certain he would win.
Alas, it wasn't meant to be. To ...Read more
A few weeks back, I was gossiping with a former senior aide to Joe Biden who's in regular contact with the former vice president. He said he genuinely didn't know if Biden was going to run for president again in 2020, but the confidant did say this: No one enjoys watching the "will he or won't he" speculation game more than Biden himself.
And ...Read more
The past few weeks have been painful and eye-opening for many Americans.
The image of a white politician (apparently) donning blackface in an old yearbook, a deeply offensive and racist mockery of African-Americans, opened fresh wounds for many -- and during Black History Month. Virginia's governor, Ralph Northam, has apologized, as has the ...Read more
Over the past couple of weeks, it's fair to say Democrats have seemed, well, overly caffeinated.
Howard Schultz, the billionaire former CEO of Starbucks, made the left apoplectic after floating the idea that he is seriously considering running for president as an independent.
Since embarking on his media tour, Democrats from all corners have ...Read more
Like the emperor with no clothes, President Trump's deal with Democrats to reopen the government revealed that there's no there there.
Without Republicans' total control of Congress to bolster his unpopular policies and weaken checks on his authority, he's little more than an empty suit.
Powerless to bend House Democrats, Senate Republicans or...Read more