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Pelosi ‘doesn’t help our candidates’

Michael Barone is a senior political analyst for the Washington Examiner, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and longtime co-author of The Almanac of American Politics. Certainly he ran much stronger than predicted, but Republicans ignored this race on the assumption it was a slam dunk (never a good decision). From a political perspective, […]

Italy Votes in Local Elections That May Boost the Center-Right

In Sunday’s ballot, about 4.3 million voters are expected to go to the polls in municipalities that are still up for grabs because no candidate won more than 50 percent of votes in the June 11 first-round election. Continue reading the main story Center-right candidates backed by the anti-immigrant Northern League and Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza […]

AP Analysis: Nevada’s court-drawn districts may favor Dems

Despite court approval of political district boundaries in Nevada, Democrats may have managed to get a leg up in the politically divided state’s most recent redistricting process, an analysis by The Associated Press found. Using a statistical method recently cited by a federal appeals court to identify gerrymandering, the AP analysis released Saturday found Republican-skewed […]

Smith: Will Sanders rekindle the Bern?

Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses a crowd Tuesday afternoon as he talks about his new book “Our Revolution” at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester. Photo by Holly Pelczynski/Bennington Banner Editor’s note: Mike Smith is a regular columnist for VTDigger. He hosts the radio program “Open Mike with Mike Smith” on WDEV 550 AM and 96.1, […]

Analysis shows slight advantage for GOP in House districts

When Kentucky Republicans made it a goal to win a majority in the state House of Representatives, they had one obvious disadvantage to overcome: Winning in districts that were drawn by Democrats. But a new analysis of election results by The Associated Press indicates it was Republicans who could have benefited slightly from the way […]

Ignore talk of ousting president | Columnists

It is becoming clear President Trump inappropriately intervened in the investigation of Michael Flynn. It is also highly probable his staff, family or even he himself had questionable contact with the Russians prior to and during the presidential campaign. Whether any of this rises to the level of obstruction of justice or any other crime […]