"The announced retirement of supreme court justice Anthony Kennedy this week helped make one political reality clear: Despite his overall unpopularity, President Trump is winning and the Democrats right now are reeling," Todd stated in his opening "Meet the Press" monologue. … [Read more...] about NBC’s Chuck Todd: Trump ‘Is Winning, Dems Are Reeling’
MIDTERM ELECTIONS TRUMP, on the message taken from Tuesday’s elections: “I think the results that I’ve learned, and maybe confirm, I think people like me. I think people like the job I’m doing, frankly. Because if you look at every place I went to do a rally … and it was very hard to do it with people in Congress because there are just too many … but I did it with the Senate. I did it with (Kentucky Rep.) Andy Barr, as you know. And he won.” — news conference Wednesday. … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Trump on GOP wins, economy, health care
The departure of 60 lawmakers is the most since 1994, which was a tsunami of a midterm election. The GOP gained 60 congressional seats at that midpoint of the Clinton administration, including 54 in the House, thus ending Democrats’ decades-long hold on the chamber. … [Read more...] about Does a rash of GOP retirements portend a Democratic wave in November?
Colorado candidates hedge on support for Trump Stapleton, a two-term treasurer and relative of George W. Bush, touts his early endorsement of Trump’s tax law on the campaign trail, saying in an interview that he hoped the alignment would help him win support ahead of the June primary. … [Read more...] about 4 in 5 staunch Colorado Republicans back Donald Trump. So why won’t GOP candidates for governor embrace him?
Michael Steele, a former Republican National Committee chairman, said the House “may be further gone than people like to admit publicly.” While many in the party worry about a Democratic House and Senate launching an endless string of hearings and investigations into Trump, Steele said he has a different concern — that Democrats will work with the president to pass legislation that Republicans won’t like. … [Read more...] about GOP increasingly fears loss of House, focuses on saving Senate majority