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Boxed In On Abortion

Arizona's abortion ruling is a disaster for Trump and Republicans. Stubborn inflation is a problem for Biden and Democrats. Can red states knock Biden off the ballot?L...

Watching Fox News

Does watching Fox News make you less informed? Could the House flip to Democratic control? Does RFK Jr. hurt Biden or Trump more?Links we discussedThose Who Don’t Watc...

Which GOP Candidates Were Worse: 2016 or 2024?

Which set of candidates were worse — 2016 or 2024? What do the polls really say eight months before the election? Does RFK Jr. matter?Links we discussedThere’s Plenty ...

Trumpification

The Trumpification of the Republican Party is now complete.Links we discussedMitch McConnell’s Legacy Is Donald TrumpMitch McConnell Surrenders to TrumpMcConnell to St...

Biden Isn't Going Anywhere

No one is replacing Biden on the ticket. Trump takes over the RNC. Democrats get a big win on Long Island. Links we discussedOne in Five Believe Taylor Swift Conspirac...

One Year On

Trial Balloon celebrates its first year with Taylor Swift. And then we unpack how Joe Biden was handed a gift by Republicans on immigration. Links we discussedTaylor S...

Rolling to the White House

Is Donald Trump rolling to the White House or is he in trouble? Democracy and immigration are the toughest issues.Links we discussedCan Anyone Stop Trump’s March to th...

14th Amendment Mailbag

Should Democrats try to disqualify Trump from the ballot? Or will it backfire?Links we discussed:Trump Set to Appeal 14th Amendment CasesSome more links: Taegan Goddar...

Bankrupt

Trump's eligibility in question. Rudy's moral bankruptcy leads to his financial bankruptcy. It's too early to worry about the horse race polls. Links we discussed:The ...

A Dictator for 'Just One Day'

The House GOP's majority shrinks further. Donald Trump knew exactly what he was saying. Nikki Haley is number two. Links we discussed:The Inflation DisconnectScared of...

Thanksgiving Mailbag

We discuss Biden's chances, Trump's retribution, flipping congressmen, ranked choice voting, and our friend in Copenhagen.Some links: Taegan Goddard's Political WireCh...

One Year Out

What the 2023 off-year elections mean for 2024. And what Joe Manchin not running for re-election means for Joe Biden.Links we discussed:The Polls Weren’t That BadThe R...

It's a Later Problem

Republicans finally settle on a House Speaker but he wasn't really vetted. Meanwhile, Trump's co-defendants are flipping.Links we discussed:The House Considers Mike Jo...

Divided We Fall

The political realities of the terrorist attack on Israel and it's not your father's Republican party anymore.Links we discussed:Father Strips Down at School Board Mee...

The Divided Side Usually Loses

Republicans running for president have a debate train wreck while Republicans in the House are about to shut down the government.Links we discussed:Republican MathReac...

Kevin McCarthy Had a Plan

Kevin McCarthy struggles to hang onto his job, while Mitt Romney quits his. Links we discussed:Romney Lets Loose in Exit InterviewImpeachment Probe Changes McCarthy’s ...

The Age Question

Mitch McConnell’s second freeze means age may be an even bigger factor in next year’s election.Links we discussed:Mark Thompson Helped Steady 2 News Outlets. Can He Do...

Oversized Mailbag

We answer some of your questions.  Some more links: Taegan Goddard's Political WireChris Riback's Newsletter 

Trump Indicted Again

How the latest Trump indictment changes the presidential race.A few links we discussed:Donald Trump Indicted AgainWe’re Headed for a One Issue ElectionMy Takeaways fro...

Can Anyone Beat Trump for the GOP Nomination?

As the indictments pile up for Trump, we discuss the possible alternatives for the Republican presidential nomination.A few links we discussed:Trump Blots Out the Sun ...

Holiday Week Mailbag

Are the Hunter Biden allegations like the Steele Dossier? What are the contingency plans if Biden (or Trump) is incapacitated before the convention? And remembering Lo...

Joe Biden in a Toyota Corolla

Abortion is now a huge liability for Republicans but a third party presidential candidate could be a huge liability for Democrats.A few links we discussed:Abortion Rem...

The Long Game

Kevin McCarthy is losing power quickly. And why so many Republicans are running for president.A few links we discussed:Pence Tries to Thread a NeedleAn Extremely Weak ...

DeSantis Debacle

Gov. Ron DeSantis' campaign launch on Twitter Spaces had all the appeal of a glitchy conference call. And the debt ceiling looms.Some links:DeSantis Blows Up on the La...

Trump and the Battle for the Suburbs

Donald Trump's town hall and how abortion rights and immigration will play in the suburbs. Some links:Why Team Biden Was ‘Positively Giddy’ Last NightCNN Tried to Make...

A Modern Day Rosa Parks?

We take questions on the debt ceiling showdown, the possibility of a John Roberts power move at the Supreme Court and whether there is a modern day Rosa Parks out ther...

Boxed In

Donald Trump, the Republican Party and Fox News have one thing in common: They're all boxed in. Some links we discuss:How to Make Trump Go AwayTrump Desperately Tries ...

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Before Political Wire and before Chris Riback's Newsletter -- in the very early days of the internet -- there was Political Insider. Meanwhile, an economic civil war h...

Every Four Years We Discuss a Third Party

We evaluate the odds that a third party "Unity Ticket” might finally break through in 2024. And we look at the Chicago mayoral primary results and what they say about ...

Biden Sneaks Into a War Zone

President Biden makes a surprise visit to Ukraine, a grand juror talks too much and Fox News hosts text too much. Other links: Political WireChris Riback's Newsletter ...

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