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31% of Republicans want to see Trump removed from GOP ticket in 2020

President Trump has bragged that he could shoot a man in the middle of Fifth Avenue and not lose any votes. But he might want to consider moving any public executions to a side street: His stalwart support among Republicans may be slipping. Almost a third of the GOP wants a new Republican candidate...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 3:01pm

Fate of dueling acting directors of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau still undecided

Update, Nov. 27, 7:15 p.m.: Prosecutors at the Department of Justice were expected to file an order on Monday evening to respond to Leandra English’s lawsuit. Trump-appointed Judge Timothy Kelly said he would review the DOJ’s order and decide how to move forward. CNN’s Erin...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 7:39pm

The Foreman Forecast: The curious case of Rand Paul

Among the many bewildering puzzles in D.C. these days, this may be the best: Why did Rand Paul’s neighbor allegedly tackle him? The Republican senator from Kentucky was dropped on his lawn like a sack of hammers in a mysterious dispute. We know who allegedly took him down: one Rene Boucher,...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 5:00am

Republicans think middle class Americans earn $450,000 a year

As Republicans unveiled their tax bill that is promising to cut taxes for middle-class Americans, they revealed they don’t actually have any idea what middle-class Americans are. A fact sheet Republicans published on Thursday about the tax bill refers to Americans earning $450,000 a year as...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 4:40pm

Trump contradicts earlier tweet, says 401(k)s might be capped after all

President Donald Trump said 401(k) caps are back on the table Wednesday, contradicting his earlier tweet promising there would be no change to retirement savings as Republicans try to figure out a way to pay for sweeping tax cuts. Trump changed his tune when asked about comments by Rep. Keven...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 4:45pm

Sen. John McCain hits Trump with thinly-veiled insult about 'draft-dodger'Trump

Sen. John McCain took some thinly-veiled shots at President Donald Trump when he said it was “wrong” that wealthy Americans were able to dodge the draft during the Vietnam War. “One aspect of the conflict, by the way, that I will never ever countenance is that we drafted the...

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 5:22pm

Good luck with retirement — Republicans might cap 401k contributions at $2,400 per year

Republicans are learning that cutting taxes is expensive, and as they try to come up with a way to pay for the largest tax cut in U.S. history, it’s your 401k retirement account that could be on the losing end. The Trump administration and the GOP congressional caucus agree on slashing taxes...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 4:48pm

'Morning Joe' co-host Joe Scarborough officially leaves Republican Party

MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough has officially left the Republican party. The "Morning Joe" anchor tweeted a photo of himself with an elections official in New Canaan, Connecticut on Thursday adding that he became an independent. Actually, that's New...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

President Trump's approval ratings have declined most in red states

President Trump's base has started to wobble. A new analysis by FiveThirtyEight shows that Trump popularity has fallen most in red states — the ones that voted for him overwhelmingly in the 2016 election and are widely assumed to be propping up his nationwide approval ratings, which are...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 4:29pm

Under new GOP law, nuns could be considered gang members and deported

If you’re an immigrant and in a gang, you should be deported, some Republicans say. On Thursday the Republican-led House passed a new bill to remove immigrants from the U.S., just for associating with “the wrong people.” “It’s time we stand up for our children...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 9:33pm

The Foreman Forecast: The primary issue

As much as people worry about being attacked by a shark, hit by lightning or trapped in a cab with Pauly Shore, such events are thankfully rare. If you are the president of the United States, here is something else you can add to the “long odds” list: Getting challenged for your own...

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 5:02am

The Foreman Forecast: All in

All those patently false statements President Trump has made about – well, all kinds of things? Forget them. The vicious and at times violent words he heaves at his foes? Never mind. His explicitly distasteful statements about women, his disdain for members of his own party, the chaos in the...

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 5:00am

White House tells GOP to say Trump comments on Charlottesville 'entirely correct'

The White House sent out a list of talking points for Capitol Hill Republicans in the aftermath of a Trump press conference Tuesday in which the president again said “both sides” were to blame for the violence at the white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6:15pm

Half of Republicans support postponing 2020 election if Trump asked: Poll

More than half of Republicans would support postponing the 2020 presidential election if President Trump requested it to ensure there was no voter fraud, according to a poll published in the Washington Post on Thursday morning. About as many people freaked the hell out about that, according to a...

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 10:21am

Trump’s America: Leak to me! Leak some more!

Where would we be without leaks? We’d be in the dark, that’s where. We’d be getting our news, such as it is, from Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Mike Dubke and the potty-mouthed Anthony Scaramucci. And, look, three of those four official mouthpieces (90 days, 88 days, 10...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 5:00am

The Foreman Forecast: The president’s leaky roof

Forget the tornado of unsettling tweets. Forget the thunderclaps of unproven claims. Forget the hurricane of accusations about Russia. The single biggest threat to the White House – to the presidency of Donald Trump – is now coming in the form of a slow leak. Congressional Republicans...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 5:00am

Democrats already taking a Kid Rock Senate run 'seriously'

The American public might not take the potential Kid Rock Senate run seriously, but top Democrats are — so much that they mentioned it in fundraising letters over the weekend. Last week, Rock, a Trump supporter whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, launched a website for a potential...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 5:03pm

Marco Rubio has been tweeting out Bible passages and it's getting weird

Like most good Republican politicians, Marco Rubio is a man of faith, and he’s been tweeting out Bible passages almost daily for the past two months to prove it. His chosen passages are from the book of Proverbs, an Old Testament section of the Bible that Politico deemed “the most...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 5:15pm

The Foreman Forecast: Between you and me

In my continuing quest to figure out what the heck is going on with the American electorate, it came to me this morning: This is like my breakup with a college girlfriend. I’ll call her Samantha. (Although her real name was Donna – I just like the name Samantha. Perhaps this is another...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 5:03am

Republican lawyer accusing Bernie Sanders' wife of fraud has history of complaints against left-leaning politicians

Bernie Sanders was right when he called an investigation into allegations of fraud by his wife politically motivated, but the Republican lawyer driving the probe said it’s about increasing transparency, not partisan politics. The lawyer Brady Toensing of Charlotte, Vermont, has a decade-long...

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 4:09pm