Tom Foreman

The Foreman Forecast: With Friends Like These

An American student is arrested for allegedly trying to steal a propaganda poster – an act any rational country would consider minor. He pleads for his life, is jailed for a year-and-a-half, then returns to the United States brain-damaged and on the verge of death which soon comes. This happened to...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 5:34pm

The Foreman Forecast: The Lies of Liars

With eyes shooting daggers and scowls at full tilt, Republicans tore into President Trump’s former lawyer as he testified on Capitol Hill.  Calling him a criminal, an opportunist, a disloyal flunky out to malign the paramount president of an age. I’m paraphrasing a bit, but that’s pretty much...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:04pm

The Foreman Forecast: The Trump of July!

A massive crowd, a red, white and blue parade, entertainment, thunderous fireworks high above the Lincoln Memorial; and to top it off a speech by the man who dreamed up all this awesomeness, none other than President Donald J. Trump. This is his newly crafted vision for the first week of July in D....

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 4:44pm

The Foreman Forecast: Waiting For Mueller

Ok, put down your fists. Kick up your feet. Smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em. With the long, winding journey of the Russia investigation coming to an end, let’s consider what we might learn when Special Counsel Robert Mueller issues his report.  The key question has been simple: Did Donald Trump’s...

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 12:37pm

THE FOREMAN FORECAST: TRUMP’S RUSSIAN FRONT

Almost half of American voters – 48 percent – believe Donald Trump colluded with the government of Russia to win the presidency of the United States. That is the finding of our latest CNN poll conducted by SSRS. I want you to take a moment and let that sink in, because even in the weird world of...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 2:54pm

The Foreman Forecast: Back To The Wall

Make no mistake: the hottest fight in Washington, D.C. this chilly week is about a single word. Dems and Repubs are not warring over a grand concept or raging over a complicated policy. They are very pointedly doing battle over a single word. And that word is “wall.” Simply put, President Trump is...

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 1:27pm

The Foreman Forecast: Let the sunshine in

As I write these words the summer sun is streaming outside my window, pouring onto the offices of government here in D.C. — from the Trump White House, to the many departments, and even around the Pentagon across the river. Yet, I fear it must be dark inside, because in all the...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 5:02pm

The Foreman Forecast: Trump the illusionist

As a childhood fan of magic, I learned a short verse about an illusionist deceiving his audience with one trick after another: “And as they gazed the wonder grew; the more they saw the less they knew.” I’ve been thinking about it as President Trump has been rocked this week by...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 10:41am

The Foreman Forecast: Trump's trifecta of trouble

As much as it may gall Democrats, plenty is going right for President Trump. The stock market is booming. Consumer confidence is up. Jobs are looking at least as strong as they were under President Obama. But three big sinkholes are opening by the White House, and this will be a good week to watch...

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 3:30pm

The Foreman Forecast: Invasion of the Trump-snatchers

I don’t want to unnecessarily alarm you, but someone needs to check the basement of the White House for pods, because Donald Trump is clearly not himself. Oh sure, the new president looks like, talks like, and combs his hair like the man who won the Oval Office back in November, but I’m pretty sure...

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 5:00am

The Foreman Forecast: New Year Straight Ahead!

The champagne bottles have been tossed into the recycling bin, the confetti have been swept, and in D.C. all thoughts are turning to the next big party — the inauguration. Of course, not everyone will be celebrating, but still here are my three things to watch this week in politics.TRAIN IN VAIN —...

Monday, January 2, 2017 - 1:50pm

The Foreman Forecast: Gut check time

In the summer heat, the presidential race has seemed at times like an egg cooking on the sidewalk: plenty of sizzle but not going anywhere. That's finally changed. Polls are moving, the candidates are retrenching. Here are my three things to watch this week in politics.1) HEADING FOR DIVORCE COURT...

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 2:30pm

The Foreman Forecast: Going for gold

Personally, I’m hoping the games will distract me from all the rough and tumble here in D.C.for a while, but I’m not counting on it. Here are three things to watch in politics this week.1)HAMMER THROW– A little coaching advice for Hillary Clinton: grab your email controversy, spin around and throw...

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 8:43pm

The Foreman Forecast: Trumptanic!

Establishment Republicans are jumping overboard like Jack and Rose in the final reel. Democrats are paddling lifeboats to take in soaked and shivering GOP voters. And amid maniacal laughter, the Trumptanic steams on.Perhaps the situation is not that dire, but the campaign of Republican nominee,...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 9:20pm

The Foreman Forecast: Scorched earth

The balloons have popped, the confetti has been swept, and now nothing remains between the candidates and the election except three months of slash and burn campaigning. Board your windows. Lock your doors. Here are my three things to watch this week in politics.1)BOUNCE– As I predicted last week,...

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:30pm

The Foreman Forecast: Here's to ridiculousness

“You're being ridiculous.”Whencomedian Sarah Silverman lobbed that rhetorical grenade into the seething mass of Bernie Sanders supporters at this week’s Democratic National Convention, frustrated Hillary Clinton fans roared. For months they’d chafed over the Vermont senator’s stubborn refusal to...

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 5:00am

The Foreman Forecast: T. rex-volution

Amid two exhausting weeks in the rattle and hum of the political conventions, I have escaped to a Denny's for breakfast. No bullhorns or raging bitterness. Justeggs, pancakes and a hilarious kid at the next table."I'd like to have a T. rex," he says, as his younger brother grins and his parents...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 5:00am

The Foreman Forecast: Cleveland rocks

Don’t worry if you’re not on the tour bus – here are my three things you can watch from your sofa as the hottest acts in the GOP hit the stage.1)TRUMP AND THE TRASH-TALKERS – The presumptive nominee, Donald Trump, is promising an unprecedented political show as he officially accepts the crown. The...

Monday, July 18, 2016 - 5:00am

The Foreman Forecast: Revolutionary Days

With the Fourth of July looming, I find myself thinking about the origins of our country,and, once again, I am struck by a thought: The Brits never really got it. Back in the 1700’s they never quite understood why all those unruly Americans were so unhappy with their lot in life.From the other side...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 2:30pm

The Foreman Forecast: Tremors

Here are my three things to watch in politics.GUN SHOW –Against the backdrop of another mass shooting, Congress will consider competing plans to reduce the violence. Four proposals have been forced to the floor by a Dem filibuster, but getting a vote and getting anything done are wildly different...

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 2:30pm