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The Foreman Forecast: Here comes the judge

From the start, one consolation for voters who oppose Donald Trump has been the ineptness of his party. Despite holding both chambers of Congress and the Oval Office, the Republicans have repeatedly gathered around the launch pad of legislative hopes only to watch their initiatives explode in a...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:04am

The Foreman Forecast: Our winning ways

Shalane Flanagan won the TCS NYC Marathon this week – the first American woman to do so in 40 years, and the sight of her sweeping into Central Park was spectacular. In the same race, the greatest American male marathoner in a generation, Meb Keflezighi, was washed by oceans of teary-eyed...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 5:03am

The Foreman Forecast: Trick or treat

Like a screaming clown leaping out of a dark alley with an axe, the Russia probe came shrieking at the White House to kick off Halloween week. And Team Trump has reason to be afraid. According to court records, for the first time we now have a person directly tied to the Trump campaign admitting...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 5:00am

The Foreman Forecast: The truth is out there

I’ve never been inclined to believe conspiracy theories. I don’t think aliens landed in New Mexico. I have no faith Elvis and Tupac are hanging out in Belize. And I’ve never been convinced there was a secret plot of kill President Kennedy. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald did it. By...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:03am

The Foreman Forecast: The cynical flood

I try not to grow more cynical as each year passes, but I’m conscious and I live in D.C. – so that’s like trying to not get wet when you fall into a creek. Accordingly, the Harvey Weinstein saga has me swimming in cynicism. Weinstein is a Hollywood mogul who is a major donor and...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:01am

The Foreman Forecast: The worst

I am standing on a hillside behind a cafeteria in Killeen, Texas. It is past midnight yet the lights inside are blazing. Earlier, a man drove his pickup through one of the windows, stepped out and shot 23 people to death. Long white curtains cover the crime scene, but the wind is pushing them...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:00am

The Foreman Forecast: Republicans on the brink

If you are a Democrat, you’re probably fuming over the latest Republican effort to strike down the Affordable Care Act, the signature accomplishment of President Barack Obama. Of course, you already had plenty to dislike in President Donald Trump: from his relentless taunting of your defeated...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 5:02am

The Foreman Forecast: A Russian hoax? Hardly…

President Trump is not fond of shaking hands, claims his political rallies are always “yuge,” and apparently believes he really won the popular vote despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. And in that same iconoclastic way, he is once again raging about the “hoax” of...

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 5:02am

The Foreman Forecast: Speed reading

With Congressional Republicans barreling toward a last-minute vote (again) on repealing Obamacare, the perennial question is ricocheting around DC: What’s in their bill, and what does it mean? I say perennial because it seems this way every time major legislation is under consideration. For...

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 5:03am

The Foreman Forecast: Cracking the tax code

Aside from accountants and perhaps a few sadistic IRS agents, no one in this country seems overly fond of the federal tax code. It’s ridiculously complicated. It’s laced with loopholes. And for many families, collecting receipts, filling out forms and sifting through the maze of rules...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:02am

The Foreman Forecast: Trump’s higher ground

Amid the record rainfall, scouring floods and human misery in south Texas, there was President Trump doing what presidents do: Offering reassurance, praising first responders and promising the federal government’s help until the suffering has passed. Such visits have become a supremely...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 5:05am

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

The Foreman Forecast: All the best people

When he was campaigning, Donald Trump constantly bragged about the power of his business contacts – about how he could bring the biggest names in corporate America to his side to spur the economy and promote jobs. “You need people that are truly, truly capable,” he said. Now, he...

Thursday, August 17, 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

The Foreman Forecast: Mooch alert!

Well, that didn’t take long. Just last week, the new White House communications boss was all slick suit and new haircut as he took his first turn at the podium. Anthony Scaramucci promised a time of refreshed transparency and focus, and – importantly – he downplayed all the rumors...

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 5:00am

The Foreman Forecast: 3-2-1 contact

Make no mistake: For months, Team Trump insisted there were no meetings with Russians during the presidential campaign. No one tied to the president shared a bowl of borscht with some guy named Boris. No one hovered over a herring casserole with Helga. And absolutely no one discussed any plans the...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 5:02am

The Foreman Forecast: The Obamacare bet

President Trump and his fellow Republicans just put a big, fat wager on the table. Unable to muster enough support to pass their vaunted repeal-and-replace plan for the Affordable Care Act, the president announced an alternative strategy: “We’ll let Obamacare fail, and then the...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 12:32pm

The Foreman Forecast: Double-talk made in America

He climbed into a fire truck, slapped on a cowboy hat and beamed amid dozens of other American-made products from doughnuts to guitars. This is how President Trump kicked off the White House’s Made in America Week – a promotional push encouraging business for U.S. manufacturers. And he...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 5:03am

The Foreman Forecast: Russia fever!

While defending what many skeptics consider his indefensible decision to meet with a Russian lawyer a bit more than a year ago, Donald Trump Jr. offered this interesting thought – it was a different time. “There was no Russia fever back then. That was at the beginning of the campaign,...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 5:02am