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O'Malley: Democratic party 'regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire'
According to former Maryland governor and 2016 presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, former President Obama, the Democratic National Committee , and the Clintons bear responsibility for miscalculations that weakened the Democratic party in recent elections. “What is happening now is the party is
The Note: In defending Moore, Trump misses #MeToo moment
The TAKE with Rick Klein In this national #MeToo moment , President Donald Trump is rendering judgment that says, “ not us .” It’s a major moment that has the president of the United States standing with someone facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct – and against the word of eight
The Note: Trump's silence on Roy Moore accusations speaks volumes
The TAKE with Rick Klein His stand is to take no stand . A man who doesn’t hold back his opinions has found a reason to go all but silent . That reason is named Roy Moore . His candidacy has been enough to force some discipline on President Donald Trump , with a refusal to comment that speaks
The Note: Thanks Mr. President. In politics and personal relations, Trump demands loyalty
The TAKE with Rick Klein As a nation slows down to give thanks this week, President Donald Trump thinks he should be getting more of it. The president took time out of his weekend to spar anew with his vanquished rival, tweeting that “ Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all
The Note: Washington faces time of reckoning, joins national #MeToo moment on sexual harassment
The TAKE with Rick Klein It’s often said that the capital is disconnected from the country, that official Washington is hopelessly out of touch with the nation it serves. That notion melted away this week. As scandals rock prominent members of both parties , a cultural moment has coincided with a
Meet the faces of the Trump 'resistance': Candidates spurred to action by president's divisiveness
Democrats are seizing on big wins this November as a sign of hope for the future of their party. While it is true the big winners were overwhelmingly Democrats, the elections may have also introduced the country to a new brand of politician. They’re fueled by their rejection of Trumpism and
New Colorado school board member served time for murder
A man recently elected to a school board in southern Colorado served more than a decade in prison in North Carolina for murder
The Note: Will tax reform vote leave GOP feeling parched?
The TAKE with Rick Klein Take a swig of water , get your selfie with some greenbacks , and ignore a question about Roy Moore while you’re at it. Asked whether he believes Roy Moore over his accusers, Rep. Mo Brooks tells @TomLlamasABC , "I believe the Democrats will do great damage to our country."
The Note: Trump has to show his cards on whether he backs Roy Moore
The TAKE with Rick Klein It’s time for President Donald Trump to choose. In the intraparty war over Roy Moore , does Trump try to push him out of the race – aligning himself (again) with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ? Or does he stay just enough removed from the Alabama Senate race to be
The Note: Jeff Sessions, he's everywhere he doesn't want to be
The TAKE with Rick Klein Jeff Sessions ' long, strange trip is just getting started. The president and his family are not making the journey any easier – and Sessions may not be making it easier for himself. As he prepares to face a day of Capitol Hill grilling, the attorney general is everywhere.