The Very Late New Hampshire Primary Predictions

Here's how it will go down: GOP Trump--28% Kasich--20% (upset special) Rubio--17% Bush--13% Cruz--11% Christie--8% Fiorina--2% Carson--1% Democrats Sanders--54% Clinton--46% There's a real possibility that nobody on the GOP side drops out, but I think that Fiorina is the likliest. For more, go to www.facebook.com/WhereDemocracyLives or Twitter @rigrundfest

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Political Junkies Unite! It’s Time to Vote

I predict that the global rise in temperature will show a significant decline on Monday as all the hot air bloviators, pollsters, consultants and media talking heads hold their steamy breath as they await the results of the Iowa caucuses. And why shouldn't they? The numbers all say that Donald Trump will win the caucuses over Ted Cruz, with the rest of the GOP field barely in their rear-view mirror. And then of course there's Iowa's importance as a...as a...mid-western, um, evangelical-heavy,...

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The Urgency of King’s Message: Forty Eight Years and Counting

I think I've found a new, potent source of energy; Martin Luther King, Jr. spinning in his grave over the state of race relations in the country and on the presidential election trail. All we need to do is tap into it and we can power our devices for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, it won't do much for our national soul. In the 48 years since his untimely and tragic death, King's legacy has been begged, borrowed and stolen by those who believe they knew his intentions and by those who wanted...

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The Foreign Policy Election

First it was Jeb Bush. Now it's Marco Rubio. For other Republicans, it's all about Hillary Clinton and Benghazi. Meanwhile, Scott Walker has tripped over his own feet while discussing the world and Chris Christie, who has something to say about everything, has little to say yet on foreign affairs. Why is this important? Because 2016 is shaping up to be a foreign policy election. Yes, there will be talk about taxing the wealthy, cutting taxes to the wealthy, what to do about entitlements and the middle...

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Mississippi Republican Now a Democrat Because of Obamacare

Let me be the first one to issue an apology. I was wrong and I am big enough to admit that. Apparently, there is one smart Republican in Mississippi, I had no idea. And because he is so wise, he has dropped the party of hate and ignorance and has joined the party of Progressives. Former Republican state Sen. Tim Johnson on Wednesday announced he's switching parties and challenging incumbent Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves this year. According to the local report, Johnson held a press conference...

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EXCLUSIVE: MITT ROMNEY OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016

As seen on America The Not So Beautiful By Mike Caccioppoli This is a very exciting day at America The Not So Beautiful as Mitt Romney has chosen this blog to formally announce that he will be running for President in 2016. He told me that he hopes the third time is the charm and that he has learned from his past errors. He wants to explain why he is running and point out what he could do better than President Obama if he is elected President of the United States. But I really don’t want...

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The Pendulum Swings Both Ways

  It took about 35 years, but the Republican Party is just where it wants to be. They have a Congressional majority and are flush with the optimism of a political movement that they believe has broad popular support. They are looking forward to perhaps winning the presidency in 2016 and finally being able to implement the agenda that Ronald Reagan gave voice to in 1980. Democrats are supposed to be on the run. President Obama is spent. It's a nice tale, this one. The problem is that...

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