Tom Foreman

The Foreman Forecast: What have you done?

The Democrats controlling the U.S. House of Representatives "literally haven't gotten anything done" since Speaker Nancy Pelosi took the gavel. Nada. Zippo. Goose egg. This was the gleeful announcement from White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, as she pressed President Trump’s case...

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 4:41 PM

The Foreman Forecast: You're going to regret this

I’m not big on making predictions, because they can so easily be wrong. Race horses get disqualified. Sure-thing candidates are voted out. That chalupa from the food truck turns out to not be the best thing you’ve ever tasted. But this week I am driven to prognosticate without fear: The...

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 4:53 PM

The Foreman Forecast: The art of the decline

More than a billion dollars lost. More losses than almost any other taxpayer in the country experienced over a ten-year period. So much red ink, that he didn’t even pay taxes for most of that time. This is the portrait of Donald J. Trump that has emerged from a New York Times report after the paper...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 6:06 PM

The Foreman Forecast: A Tale of Two Hearings

Like those ink blot tests that ask if you see a woman mowing the lawn or two bats stealing a coffee table, the Senate hearing with U.S. Attorney General William Barr was all in the eyes of beholder. For many Republicans, it was a shameful sideshow of critics ripping the White House and smearing...

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 4:50 PM

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, 5:34 PM

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, 6:04 PM

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, 4:44 PM

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, 12:37 PM

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, 2:54 PM

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, 1:27 PM

The Foreman Forecast: Trouble brewing in Dems' push to defeat Trump

President Donald Trump — aka the Dealmaker in Chief — was just schooled in the art of bargaining by Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. The Russia investigation is mowing down his cronies like a wheat thresher. His cabinet keeps spinning people in and out furiously. And while his approval ratings...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 7:04 PM

The Foreman Forecast: The blinking president

President Trump loves slapping nicknames on people, so here’s one he might try: Brass Knuckles Nancy – because the Democratic Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has earned it. Following her party’s surging success in the midterm elections, Pelosi was sworn back into the job she...

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 6:06 PM

The Foreman Forecast: A speech falls in the forest

When it’s autumn, the geese fly. When it’s spring, the cherry trees blossom. In summer, the lobbyists sweat, and in winter the president gives a State of the Union address. That’s pretty much how the seasons go here in D.C. Or at least it was until this week, when the earth...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 9:24 PM

The Foreman Forecast: The unanswered questions

Donald Trump has now said loud and proud one sentence I never expected to hear from a president of the United States: “I never worked for Russia.” Pardon me while I pick up my jaw. Think about it. This is not a guy who works for an insurance company denying that he’s...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 5:30 AM

The Foreman Forecast: Thanks for nothing

President Trump has now presided over a government shutdown which, if it does not rapidly conclude, will soon pass the long-standing record of 21 days. But if you think having hundreds of thousands of government workers drinking coffee and playing Fortnite is saving you money, brace yourself. They...

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 4:00 PM

The Foreman Forecast: Trump looks away

While the facts are still emerging, the allegations are straightforward if you believe published reports: Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into a Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey where he was murdered and his body dismembered; CIA analysts have concluded the Saudi government is to...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 11:10 AM

The Foreman Forecast: The President's Fury

More than the news media, more than Democratic wins in the midterms, more than his wife making him look – in his own words, according to a source – like a bossed around husband; what seems to bother President Donald Trump the most is the Russia investigation. In his latest Twitter...

Friday, November 16, 2018, 1:08 PM

The Foreman Forecast: The first lady says you're fired

Considering all the precedent-busting moves we’ve seen since Donald Trump took office, the term “unprecedented” has become almost meaningless in this town. But now the first lady has done something truly…well, unprecedented. Melania Trump has called for the firing of deputy...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 5:50 PM

The Foreman Forecast: RBG and the GOP

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest person on the United State Supreme Court, fell this week and like those stories of telepathically connected twins, Democrats across America winced. Not just because cracking your ribs at the age of 85 is a serious matter, but also because the incident...

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5:36 PM

The Foreman Forecast: The charge of the Democrats

Just as I predicted, the midterm election did not produce the “blue wave” Democrats hoped for. While they took control of the US House of Representatives and scored some important wins in state governments, the Republicans also strengthened their hold on the Senate and racked up...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 1:21 PM