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Kasich statement on Trump shows open wounds from campaign trail

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2016 – Ohio Gov. John Kasich told CNN’s “State of the Union” that he will not vote for Donald Trump, demonstrating that the wounds from the campaign trail are still raw. Kasich lost the GOP primary to Donald Trump and refused to make an appearance at the Republican National Convention, which was ...

Messrs. Cruz, Obama, Kasich: Mind your manners

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 21, 2016 — An interviewer asked someone why so many on Capitol Hill often take an instant dislike to Ted Cruz. The reply was both humorous and instructive: “It saves time.” This flag-waving conservative with a Harvard education could do so much for his party and for the country, if only he would. ...

Cruz, Kasich suspend campaigns, Wall Street suspends bulls

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2016 – Another relatively short column today as our alter-ego heads out for the Washington National Opera’s third installment of its “American Ring” cycle, Richard Wagner’s “Siegfried,” which starts out inside a decrepit trailer home and ends up with our hero confronting a smoke-belching steam-shovel, the 21st century equivalent of a fire-and-smoke ...

Trump dominates liberal Northeast as race shifts to Indiana heartland

LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2016 — One week after winning his home state of New York, Donald Trump swept all five Acela Primary state primaries in convincing fashion. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut and Rhode Island all gave Trump between 54 and 64% of the vote and  a combined 105 of 111 delegates up for ...

Chris Matthews gives Hillary the Trump abortion card

Donald Trump is one defiant candidate. He is by all accounts an accomplished businessman, a good husband, a great father and an admired employer. His common sense and street smarts have taken him far. Will Clinton take him down with the abortion card.

Donald Trump: The Great Intimidator

People behave in ways they'd rather not under intimidation: Cruz, Hillary, Bernie, Kasich, and even the media are all showing signs of feeling intimidated.

Marco Rubio bows out with class and honor

MIAMI, March 15, 2016 — The Ides of March continues to be a cruel date in history. The original March 15 victim was Emperor Julius Caesar, who, of course, was assassinated on that date. Five years ago and closer to our own time, the Ides of March claimed the life of rapper Nate Dogg. This ...