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Kentucky’s Unlikely Speaker

Kentucky’s Unlikely Speaker By: Scott Jennings November 4, 2014, was a great night for some Republicans. But not for all. Nationally, the GOP achieved its largest congressional majority since 1929. U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell realized his dream of becoming Majority Leader after thrashing Alison Grimes and guiding Senate Republicans to a net gain of nine…

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Is the White House political shop ready for the midterms?

Is the White House political shop ready for the midterms? By: Scott Jennings Someone you’ve probably never heard of has been in the news lately. Bill Stepien, director of The White House Office of Political Affairs, finds himself and his operation under attack in the wake of Republican losses in Virginia and Alabama, and a…

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Down But Never Out: McConnell Delivers on Tax Cuts

Down But Never Out: McConnell Delivers on Tax Cuts By: Scott Jennings In the wee hours of July 28, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor after a long and disappointing day. “I regret that our efforts were not enough,” McConnell said following the Senate’s failure to repeal and replace Obamacare. “It’s time…

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Trump Must Intervene in Alabama Senate Race

Trump Must Intervene in Alabama Senate Race By: Scott Jennings Last week’s convergence of electoral results, polling, and unsettling allegations against a Republican Senate candidate should have conservatives worried about their party’s future. Nothing short of Democratic control of Congress and the success of Donald Trump’s presidency is at stake. In Alabama, an accused pedophile…

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Democrats’ George W. Bush nostalgia smacks of political opportunism

Democrats’ George W. Bush nostalgia smacks of political opportunism By: Scott Jennings   I had a good chuckle this week watching Democrats and left-leaning media types fawning over former President George W. Bush. Our 43rd commander-in-chief gave a serious speech about the state of American politics, rebuking a national “discourse degraded by casual cruelty.” He warned that…

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Flies in Trump’s Ointment

Flies in Trump’s Ointment By: Scott Jennings Grassroots Republicans have no idea how close the GOP is to another profoundly disappointing policy collapse in Washington: failing to enact tax reform. Once again, the Republican Party finds its ability to fulfill a longstanding campaign promise in the hands of three Senators: Rand Paul of Kentucky, John…

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Deal or No Deal in Washington

Deal or No Deal in Washington By: Scott Jennings It’s really amazing how far the political ball can bounce in a short period of time. On August 22, President Donald Trump forcefully declared to his supporters at a rally in Arizona: “If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall!” His legions…

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Lost Generations Threaten America

Lost Generations Threaten America By: Scott Jennings There’s something bugging me about the Charlottesville white supremacists: why weren’t these guys wearing masks? Thousands of people with views repugnant to most of us felt no compunction about marching through the Virginia countryside, spewing hatefulness and flashing Nazi salutes like the enraptured crowds you see on a…

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The Two Conversations

The Two Conversations By: Scott Jennings I haven’t written much about polling this year. It used to be one of my favorite topics, but so much political news happens daily that I’ve wondered whether it is possible to field a poll right now (typically takes 3-4 nights) and have relevant data by the time you…

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The Grandest Stand

The Grandest Stand By: Scott Jennings Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Grimes has managed to again find her way into the national news, leading a stampede of state election officials competing for the title of “pithiest cliché” as they reject, to varying degrees, President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Electoral Integrity’s request for information. Elated…

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