2020 Elections

U.S. President Barack Obama andÊVice President Joe Biden stand with Judge Merrick Garland, the president'sÊnominee to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in the Rose Garden at the White House, March 16, 2016 in Washington, DC.ÊMerrick, 63, is chief judge ofÊthe United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and was confirmed to that position by a Senate vote of 76 to 23 in 1997.
Democratic presidential candidate, Governor John Hickenlooper, makes a statement to media outside of the Homestead Detention Center on June 28, 2019 in Homestead, Fla. (Jennifer King/MIami Herald/TNS)
110210_Election_CFW- Gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo, of the American Constitution Party, offers thanks to his supporters during his concession speech at an election night gathering at the Stampede Mesquite Grill & Dance Emporium in Aurora, CO. (Craig F. Walker/ The Denver Post) (Wife is Jackie)
MSNBC 'Morning Joe' hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are interviewed by philanthropist and financier David Rubenstein during a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics event in the McGowan Theater at the National Archives July 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Scarborough and Brzezinski, who are engaged to be married, were recently attacked by President Donald Trump on Twitter, where he called the hosts 'Psycho Joe' and 'low I.Q. Crazy Mika,' among other personal insults.
Quick Take on a More Jagged Debate

As political observers we often focus on text at the expense of subtext, the libretto at the expense of the score, where the real story is told. The big winner tonight was Kamala Harris. She was consistently strong in her answers. Her dramatic confrontation with Joe Biden is clearly the story of the evening. But again, score over libretto. Somewhat like Booker last night but much more so, she took possession of the room and turned it to her advantage. She repeatedly kept talking until she was done talking and did it without sounding rude or grating. She could do that because she embodied command. She made the moderators sound annoying. She continually showed through actions rather than words that she’s powerful, that she shapes the moment rather than being shaped by it. This sort of demonstration of command is always important. It’s especially important when the ultimate opponent is Donald Trump. She was far and away the big winner.

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at the XXX panel during Politicon at Pasadena Convention Center on July 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California.
‘Hasta La Victoria Siempre’

Your amusing political gaffe of the day.

Bill de Blasio tossed out a Che Guevara line at a union rally down in Miami today. In Miami. Did I mention Miami?

He’s now apologizing:

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