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The Note: The new national normal
The TAKE with Rick Klein Not for the first time in the Trump era – and, sadly, almost certainly not for the last – politics pauses for tragedy. In this sense, national tragedies feel familiar even inside the disruptive brand of leadership brought by President Donald Trump . The president chose not
In a possible 'Senator Romney', some GOPers see an elder statesman and potential Trump foil
Former Massachusetts Governor and one-time Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is planning to announce that he will run for the U.S. Senate in Utah on Thursday morning, according to senior advisers familiar with the matter. "He’s probably going to run for the Senate ,” Ron Kaufman, a senior
The Note: Could Romney's entry in Utah Senate race serve as Trump foil?
The TAKE with Rick Klein Two new U.S. senators get sworn in today from Alabama and Minnesota , providing some punctuation to close out a few of the bigger storylines of 2017. But one of the biggest stories of 2018 is only now just developing . Mitt Romney ’s expected candidacy in the now-open Utah
The Note: Primary Primer
NOTABLES The Brussels attacks are dominating the news, but tonight three states out West vote in Tuesday’s primaries and caucuses. Both Republicans and Democrats are participating in the Arizona primary and the Utah caucuses, while only Democrats in Idaho will caucus today. Here are several things
Trump Refers to Sen. Elizabeth Warren as 'The Indian' After Her Twitter Tirade Against Him
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump referred to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “the Indian” at a news conference on Monday just hours after she unleashed a Twitter tirade against him. “Who is that, the Indian? You mean the Indian?” Trump asked, referring to Warren, who has said
The Note: The Politics of Mass Shootings
NOTABLES --PRESIDENT OBAMA LAMENTS MASS SHOOTINGS BECOMING ‘ROUTINE’: A grim-faced and emotional President Obama spoke out Thursday after the massacre at an Oregon college -- lamenting that mass killings have become “routine” in the United States and blasting those who oppose tougher gun laws. “I
What You Need To Know About Obama's 8 Days In Asia
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES 5 THINGS TO WATCH FOR DURING OBAMA’S ASIA TRIP: Fresh off the bruising midterm loss, President Obama is shifting his focus to a host of foreign policy challenges during a dizzying week-long Asia trip. In eight days, Obama will visit three countries ...
ICYMI: What Happened on Election Night?
OK, let’s review. For those not paying attention to the midterm elections, they happened Tuesday and the Republicans, aka the GOP, did really well, right? SW: Yes, really well. Call it a shellacking, thumping, a wave, whatever you want. It was a great night for...
Scott Brown’s 2014 Concession Speech Sounded A Lot Like His 2012 Concession Speech
Defeated New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown may have changed states between 2012 and 2014, but he didn’t change his concession speech all that much. The former Massachusetts senator lost the New Hampshire Senate race to incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen . In 2012, Brown lost his
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES IT ENDED WHERE IT BEGAN – and at several key check-in points along the way. ABC’s RICK KLEIN: The breadth of Democratic losses last night was staggering. Anti-incumbent sentiments solidified into an anti-Democratic wave, perhaps as big a wave as...