2020 elections

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 06: Georgia Secretary of State Ben Raffensperger holds a press conference on the status of ballot counting on November 6, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2020 presidential race between incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is still too close to call with outstanding ballots in a number of states including Georgia. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - NOVEMBER 07: Election personnel sort ballots in preparation for an audit at the Gwinnett County Board of Voter Registrations and Elections offices on November 7, 2020 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 22: Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., is seen in the basement of the Capitol before a Senate vote on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 06: Georgia Secretary of State Ben Raffensperger holds a press conference on the status of ballot counting on November 6, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2020 presidential race between incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is still too close to call with outstanding ballots in a number of states including Georgia. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
on April 21, 2016 in Washington, DC.
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 21: Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., talks with reporters after the Senate Republican  luncheon in Hart Building on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/)
Noem’s Pitch To Aid Trump Seems To Benefit Own Campaign Fund
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Capital Region International Airport, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 06: Georgia Secretary of State Ben Raffensperger holds a press conference on the status of ballot counting on November 6, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2020 presidential race between incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden is still too close to call with outstanding ballots in a number of states including Georgia. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
With A Dem Back In The White House, Prepare For An Awakening Of The Austerity Alarmists
Will a President Joe Biden fall into the same budget scold traps that ensnared the last administration he served?
First Thoughts on the November Election

A lot of people, including me, were misled by opinion polls into thinking that Democrats would make out like bandits in this election the way they did in 2018. As the “blue wave” has receded, many Democrats have gone to the opposite extreme and pronounced that outside of getting rid of Trump, the election must be counted as a failure. My own view is that the Democrats did about as well as could be expected given the political divisions in the country. Read More

WILKES-BARRE, UNITED STATES - 2020/11/04: Luzerne County employees open mail-in ballots to be counted at the elections board in Wilkes-Barre.Pennsylvania mail-in ballots are being counted with about fifty thousand in total, Luzerne County hopes to finish tonight. Media is allowed to document the vote counting process in Pennsylvania. (Photo by Aimee Dilger/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Without A Blue Senate, A Pres. Biden Would Have To Dramatically Adjust His Expectations
“President Biden's election would provide a welcome relief from the daily trauma,” one Senate veteran said, but achieving top policy goals would become infinitely more complicated.
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