Mitt Romney

Trump now says he 'should have left' Americans in Chinese jail

As a rule, when two people are trying to generate more attention for themselves, I’m inclined to look the other way, but I think there’s something …

LaVar Ball

26 Rich People Who Live Like the Average Joe

Even the richest people in the world practice frugal living.<p>Most of us think if we were incredibly wealthy, we would live a life of opulence. Yet …

Career Development

Bannon's Senate Insurgency Hits a Stumbling Block in Utah

The Breitbart chair’s effort to recruit populist challengers hits a snag, as the most plausible such candidate for Orrin Hatch’s seat bows out of the race.<p>Steve Bannon’s widely hyped war on the Republican establishment hit a setback Monday in Utah, when a prominent conservative he’d been courting …

Politics

Trump Critic Jeff Flake May Be Leaving Senate — But Someone We All Know May Fill His Shoes

Boyd Matheson, a Utah conservative and former chief of staff for Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), announced Monday he will not run for Senate in 2018, leading …

Jeff Flake

The Important Lesson Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Other Leaders Have Learned About Personal Branding

Companies and people have more in common than you'd think.<p>While running for President of the United States in 2012, Mitt Romney famously said: "Corporations are people, my friends." Actually, the converse is true as well: people, in a sense, are corporations. Until recently, we thought that only …

Personal Branding

Seven ways Donald Trump could make a Thanksgiving's dinner of the turkey pardoning

Given the gentle, sympathetic way in which he approaches his fellow humans, it might come as a surprise to learn that Donald Trump isn’t very keen on animals. But alas, it’s true.<p>After all, Trump is the first president in almost 150 years to live in the White House without a pet. There’s other …

Kristen Stewart

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

With Tax-Plan Push, Orrin Hatch Faces a Deal-Making Test

WASHINGTON—Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch prides himself on a history of bipartisan legislating, but in the push for a U.S. tax overhaul, it has been anything but that.<p>In a heated exchange last week, Mr. Hatch, a Utah Republican, shouted at Sen. Sherrod Brown after the Ohio Democrat argued the plan was …

U.S. Politics

Roy Moore’s political flaws existed before the allegations against him

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p>Despite all of the recent allegations against Republican Roy Moore, one reason why political observers still believe he can pull out a win three weeks from …

Politics

NYT's Glenn Thrush’s 2013 Tweet Is Coming Back to Haunt Him After He’s Accused of Groping Women

New York Times White House reporter Glenn Thrush has been suspended for suspected inappropriate groping of several women.<p>And as so often happens, …

Elections

Trump’s outrageous tweets are actually quite profitable

While much of our political discussions these days revolve around personality — and personal behavior — something less superficial is going on that …

Elections

Talking Bobby Kennedy with Chris Matthews

Hardball’s Chris Matthews has a terrific new book out: “Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit.” As I told Chris in an interview this morning, I have worked …

Robert F. Kennedy

New Guide for Political Campaign Cybersecurity Debuts

11/20/2017<br>10:57 AM<p>50%<p>50%<p>The Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook created by bipartisan Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P) group provides political …

Cybersecurity

The White House just endorsed Roy Moore, for all intents and purposes

A top White House adviser to President Trump on Monday morning effectively endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, a man who faces multiple accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, including one involving a 14-year-old.<p>White House counselor Kellyanne Conway didn't say, “Vote for Roy …

Politics

Anti-gay lawmaker resigns after getting caught having sex with a man in his office

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Fox 32 News) - An Ohio state lawmaker who was vehemently anti-gay has resigned after he was allegedly caught having sex with a man in …

Republicans

And the biggest loser in the GOP’s tax plan is … humans

J. Scott Applewhite, The Associated PressSenate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House economic …

Denver

Trump Only Sees Polls That Make Him Feel Good, and There Aren't Many

He can't handle bad news, so his staff keeps it away from him.<p>From what we know about the inner workings of the White House, Donald Trump sounds like a needy boss. He's reportedly moody, easily distracted, and needs to hear flattering stories about himself constantly.<p>And the more we learn about …

Elections

Elizabeth Warren Faces Tough Questions In Her Bid For Reelection [Opinion]

Earlier in the year, Senator Elizabeth Warren declared her intent to run for reelection. At the same time, she declined to respond to speculation …

Democratic Party

Texas AG Paxton rejects Romney standard from Roy Moore case

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton isn't on board with former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's approach to the allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.<p>After Moore supporters said he was entitled to a presumption of innocence regarding claims that he had inappropriate contacts …

Politics

Here's how the residents of super-white America voted in 2016

I’ve long been a skeptic of the theory that Donald Trump won the presidency because of his appeal to white racial anxiety. He certainly <i>tried</i> to win …

Liberal View

Chris Matthews diagnoses the Democratic Party’s ‘deplorables’ problem

Plenty of postmortems of the 2016 presidential race have dwelt upon the roles of Russia, James B. Comey and myriad other plausible causes of President Trump's win. But MSNBC's Chris Matthews seems to think one major contributor has gotten short shrift: Hillary Clinton's labeling of Trump's …

Elections

Whatever Happened to Trump’s Populist Agenda?

President Trump accomplished his unlikely rise to the White House powered in large part by an embrace of economic and cultural populism. Yet one year after this victory, the Republican Party still has no idea how to address or incorporate those populist elements into a coherent agenda. Nor, despite …

U.S. Politics

Hillary Clinton Whines That President Trump Is 'Obsessed' With Her

Hillary Clinton just won't go away. When Al Gore lost in 2000, he wandered off into the woods and grew a beard. And when Mitt Romney lost in 2012, he …

Elections

What Happened to the ‘Libertarian Moment’?

Liberty-minded conservatives are in serious decline.<p>A year is an eternity in politics, the saying goes. If that’s true, then two years is an eon. And …

Conservative View

Sheriff Williams doesn't need to quit | Stu Bykofsky

Sexual harassment is serious and claims made by victims have to be taken seriously. We know that.<p>But that does not mean they should short-circuit the …

Philadelphia

Roy Moore is Losing in Alabama. Can the GOP Catch Up?

It’s no longer just a scare: Roy Moore is behind in the Alabama Senate race. Can the Republican Party catch up?<p>Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. …

Conservative View

Breitbart radio guest: The left is criticizing Roy Moore, but “they’ve been saying ‘love is love’ for years”

DAN GAINOR: The media want to say, "Roy Moore stands accused."<p>ALEX MARLOW (HOST): Yes.<p>GAINOR: Remember, go back to the original <i>Washington Post</i> story. …

Liberal View

Is Labour secretly 12 points ahead? – Number Cruncher Politics

Early on Sunday, ITN’s Paul Brand revealed that a senior Conservative MP had told him that internal Conservative Party polling put the Tories 12 …

Propaganda

The Great Available Panel - The Colbert Report

The Colbert Report<p>The Great Available Panel<p>Clip1/26/2012<p>John Harwood, Katrina vanden Heuvel and David Cassidy share their thoughts on Newt Gingrich's …

Comedy Central

One Key Reason Alabama Likes Roy Moore

The controversial Senate candidate's roots have a homegrown appeal.<p>As a former resident of Alabama, I can attest that people there are friendly and welcoming. As a student of the state's history, I can also attest that they seem to be more prone than people in other states to vote for politicians …

Business