Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by ByLisa Lerer Nov. 9, 2018 Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. We warned you 2020 wasn’t far off: Before the race to replace him has even been called, Jeff Flake, the retiring Arizona senator, told Politico today that a Republican needs to challenge President Trump in the next election. And he didn’t rule out that he might be the one to do it. What a way to end the week. Some my colleagues in the D.C. bureau and I were marveling at all the news of the past few days: the firing of Jeff Sessions; the (maybe unconstitutional?) appointment of an acting attorney general; Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hospitalized; and… oh right, a midterm election with record turnout. It’s a lot to process, even for those of us whose job is … [Read more...] about On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Your Midterm Questions
Alex Pareene, The Washington Post Published 11:53 am PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 When Americans overwhelmingly voted to give Congress to the Democratic Party in 2006, party leaders had a reasonably ambitious agenda. Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised that the 110th Congress would be "the most honest and open Congress in history" and announced a "100-Hour Plan" to pass a slate of bills before the president even had a chance to deliver his State of the Union address. The biggest enduring legacy of the plan would be raising the federal minimum wage to its current level, $7.25 per hour. But bills requiring Medicare to negotiate drug prices and cutting interest rates on student loans died in the Senate, even though Democrats controlled it, too. No matter: Democrats acted like they had all the time in the world to achieve their bolder goals, if they only waited out the lame-duck George W. Bush administration. After all, the theory went, demographics meant they … [Read more...] about Political power never lasts. Democrats need to use theirs while they have it.
Gallery: Trump's Twitter use is innovative and pioneering presidential communication, political experts say +8 more photos President Donald Trump's highly scrutinized Twitter use is innovative and will alter the way future leaders communicate with the electorate, two political experts told a crowd at a post-election panel Friday. While the panelists, hosted by the Miller and Martin law firm, didn't support the president's divisive rhetoric and tone, its members compared the president's direct communication with the way previous presidents used radio and television in earlier decades shortly after their inception. "The next president is going to have to be on Twitter, is going to have to be on social media," panelist Mary Kate Cary said. "I don't see how you put that genie back in the bottle." Cary was a White House speechwriter for George H.W. Bush. She is now a senior fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, which was named for Miller and … [Read more...] about Trump’s Twitter use is innovative, pioneering presidential communication, political experts say
Michael Kranish, The Washington Post Published 11:12 am PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 Brad Parscale visits Trump Tower in New York in November 2016. Brad Parscale visits Trump Tower in New York in November 2016. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Brad Parscale visits Trump Tower in New York in November 2016. Brad Parscale visits Trump Tower in New York in November 2016. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford How Brad Parscale shapes President Trump's combative politics 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WASHINGTON - Brad Parscale was riding on Air Force One a week before the midterm elections when his boss, President Donald … [Read more...] about How Brad Parscale shapes President Trump’s combative politics
Dear fellow citizen, Reflecting after over forty years practice of medicine, I see similarities between problem solving in my medical life’s work, and our local political scenario. To solve a problem, medics take a history, examine the patient, perform appropriate investigations, reach a diagnosis, and implement treatment, whilst always remembering the maxim “beware the patient with two diseases!!”Yet politically Northern Ireland is a very sick patient, with six conditions at present!! Brexit, RHI, dealing with the past, cultural language acts, equal marriage and termination rights for women. (Never mind the genetic background of the constitutional position. I’ll leave that for another day. We are where we are!)The first two are being addressed. Brexit is out of our hands...at present. We’re on the hip replacement waiting list for RHI. The professor has seen us and is awaiting a theatre spot when he will perform his task in a professional and worthy … [Read more...] about Prof Jim Dornan: Politically, NI is a sick patient — let voters choose treatments