Ed Gillespie

Poll: Almost Half Of White Southerners Feel Like They're Under Attack

This is something that fell on the backburner, but a bit interesting. A poll showed that a significant amount of white southerners feel they’re under …

Conservative View

We’re now seeing a backlash against the bullies

CLOSE<p>Kirsten Anderson won a $1.75 million lawsuit against Iowa Senate Republicans for sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Now, she's speaking …

Des Moines

Anti-Trump Fervor Can’t Fully Explain What Happened This Month

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week we cross-post an excerpt from Katrina vanden Heuvel’s column at the WashingtonPost.com. Read the full text of Katrina’s …

Liberal View

Dazed and confused in Capitol Square

It’s not over yet, Virginia.<p>With the State Board of Elections deciding not to certify the results in two close House of Delegates races just yet, which party will control the General Assembly come January is still unknown.<p>Republicans are putting a brave face on the situation. In the days …

Opinion

The Tide Shifts on Guns to the Democrats' Favor

For decades, the common perception has been that gun issues benefit Republican campaigns and a coveted endorsement from the National Rifle Association can be the tipping point for Republican wins in swing states.<p>Yet conventional wisdom has taken an about-face and for the first time ever, the NRA is …

Opinion

Virginia House Democrats outline bills on transparency and government reform

Following gain of at least 15 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates, Democrats are making government transparency the hallmark issue in the first …

Government

Yale Diary: sexual harassment presents a defining political moment for America

The recent swell of predatory men facing justice has been called a reckoning. Are we seeing the end of the patriarchy? Don't hold your breath, writes …

Ralph Northam

Is Virginia Permanently Blue Now?

On November 7, Democratic lieutenant governor Ralph Northam became the governor-elect of Virginia, beating Republican Ed Gillespie by a nine point …

Elections

GOP at Jonestown: Republicans' embrace of Trump is proving fatal to the conservative movement

The prophet led the faithful into the jungle, where he promised they would find salvation. His self-regard was so great that he deemed even God a …

Republican Party

Democrats see backlash over Republicans’ tax bill as a key to winning in the suburbs

HOLLIS, N.H. – For decades, the battle lines in New England’s most politically conservative state were clear. Republicans ran on tax cuts. Democrats …

Elections

Virginia Governor Defies Trump on Paris Climate Deal, Pushes Investments in Solar & Wind

This is viewer supported news. Please do your part today.<p>This is viewer supported news. Please do your part today.<p>At the U.N. Climate Summit in Bonn, …

Terry McAuliffe

Virginia Governor Defies Trump on Paris Climate Deal, Pushes Investments in Solar and Wind

At the UN Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany, a number of US senators, mayors and governors staged a defiant anti-Trump revolt. The lawmakers were part …

Liberal View

Stop the sniping, Washington Democrats. Learn from the grass roots.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.<p>Sometimes, the Democratic Party amazes me. And not in a good way.<p>Here is a party fresh off a series of big election triumphs all over the country. The nation faces an unprecedented challenge brought on by President Trump’s breathtaking irresponsibility. Republicans are pushing …

Opinion

Republican governors meet in Austin to try and solve their Trump problem

Republican governors have a Donald Trump problem.<p>Worried that Ed Gillespie’s gubernatorial loss in Virginia this month could be a harbinger for …

Elections

The ‘DeVos effect’ on the November elections

The slew of Democratic victories in November’s state and local elections were seen as a rebuke of President Trump, whose approval ratings have hit historical lows. This post looks at where his education policies, led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, were part of the debate during the election …

Education

GOP governors up in 2018 discuss how to keep Trump away from states

Republican governors up for reelection in 2018 are grappling with how to approach President Trump during the contests, and whether they should keep …

Elections

Trump’s Tweets Are Hurting Him With the Voters He Needs Most

Trump’s social media rampages aren’t just damaging him, they’re causing swing voters to reevaluate both his priorities and the very health of the economy.<p>It seems that virtually every day Donald Trump and his administration are embroiled in a new fiasco. The Mueller investigation is ongoing, …

Elections

Republican governors' fear of Trump

Republicans are now realizing how Trump is threatening their party's image and their candidates' chances in gubernatorial races, particularly after …

Elections

Democrats’ sweep of Virginia shows the state is moving beyond its Confederate past - Salon.com

In its first election since Trump became president, Virginia gave Democrats a sweeping victory. This one-time swing state and former Confederate capital elected Democrats in all three statewide races — governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.<p>Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, a mild-mannered …

U.S. Politics

Republican Governors’ 2018 Dilemma: What to Do About Trump?

AUSTIN, Tex. — For nearly a decade, meetings of the Republican Governors Association were buoyant, even giddy, affairs, as the party — lifted by enormous political donations and a backlash against the Obama administration — achieved overwhelming control of state governments.<p>But a sense of …

Elections

Newly Elected Virginia Democrats Are Already Taking Serious Climate Action

Elections have consequences, and Democrats won <i>maaaajor</i> this month.That’s good news for climate policy, especially as President Donald Trump and his …

Climate

How Sexual Misconduct Scandals Are Already Reshaping the 2020 Democratic Primary

When Democrats began debating who should face President Trump in 2020, one interesting name cropped up a few times: Al Franken.<p>The Minnesota senator …

U.S. Politics

Bannon’s ‘season of war’ on GOP establishment may backfire with first battle

With his continued support of U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama, former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon is in danger of getting bogged down in the first major battle of his “season of war” on the Republican establishment and faces mounting questions about his ability to …

Donald Trump

Bring It On: The Bernie Bros Are Coming for Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Democratic euphoria over the party’s sweeping November 7 election triumph in Virginia lasted, undisturbed, for all of four days—until the airing of …

Bernie Sanders

The Gillespie campaign’s real ‘malpractice’

IN A postmortem on the Virginia elections last week, the campaign manager for Ed Gillespie, the Republican gubernatorial candidate who lost resoundingly, was busy defending his man’s strategy and tactics when the question of Confederate statues arose — specifically, the Gillespie TV ads saying he’d …

Opinion

Can Democrats Win the House? Early Clues Emerge

The Democrats’ unexpectedly large, nine-point victory in the Virginia governor’s race last week has sparked hopes within the party that a “suburban surge” will carry it in next year’s elections to a majority in the House.<p>In particular, Democrats are looking to the hefty margins their candidate won …

U.S. Politics

Election Results Were Great News for Democrats—But a Warning to Party's Corporate Education Reform Wing

When Democrats win big like they did in last week’s elections, Republicans understandably get nervous. But there's another political faction that has …

Education

Republican governors fear a 2018 midterm wipeout after Virginia loss

<b>Austin, Texas (CNN) —</b> Republican governors sense a wave coming -- and they're terrified it could wipe them out in next year's elections.<p>The three dozen GOP governors gathering here this week for a Republican Governors Association meeting -- including some close allies of President Donald Trump -- …

Elections

Pundits defending Roy Moore: do you really want to go down with this ship?

As allegations of child abuse against the Alabama Senate candidate divide the right wing, it’s unclear whether those tolerating the accusations will pay a price<p>The allegations of child abuse against Roy Moore have split the world of rightwing media like nothing else since … Trump. Some writers – …

News (U.S.)

Did Gillespie ads turn off African American voters in Virginia?

Surveys of African American voters leading up to Virginia’s elections found that Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie had surprisingly strong support among black voters in October but that he lost their votes in the final weeks of the campaign, according to a coalition of minority …

U.S. Politics