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How To Read Trump’s Polling Numbers

How popular, or unpopular, is President Donald Trump?

If you are like me, you enjoy following the perpetual drama that is a president’s approval rating and trying to figure out what factors are affecting it. The problem with trying to do that in the era of President Trump is the polls rarely agree with where he stands or how his numbers are moving.



Murkowski Withholding Support Of Another Trump Cabinet Pick

Senator Lisa Murkowski is once again acting as a political speed bump Pres. Donald Trump’s agenda. Fresh off her vote against the confirmation of Pres. Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, Alaska’s senior senator is signaling her willingness to stand in the way of filling another cabinet post. This time it’s Trump’s Secretary of Labor nominee Andrew Puzder.










How Trump Rewrote the Scandal Playbook

Klain knows the rules of politics, well at least the pre-Trump rules. In this fascinating Politico piece, he outlines the old rules Trump has rewritten. You know, things like get your facts straight, never explain and always apologize.







Does the Republican Party Stand for Anything?

As Goddard points out, support for limited government and free-market capitalism used to be defining characteristics of what it meant to be Republican. For months now I have watched as Republicans and self-described conservatives contorted their minds into logic pretzels in order to justify their anger at not getting all the free money from the government they are owed from the Permanent Fund.







The Midnight Sun Podcast (December 18)

What does former U.S. Senator Mark Begich think of Gov. Walker’s budget, the job Ethan Berkowitz is doing as Mayor, and how progressives can combat the incoming Trump administration? Oh, and what will Begich be running for next? Check out all that and much more on this week’s installment of The Midnight Sun Podcast.