Jon Schweppe


Jon Schweppe is the Communications Director for American Principles Project. Follow him on Twitter @JonSchweppe

It’s not every day we take the opportunity to write sweet nothings about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi here at The National Pulse, but this week she definitely deserves some credit. Following more left-wing violence perpetrated by “antifa” — a group of radical, left-wing terrorists that believes all violence against political opponents is justified — […]


The slope is becoming so slippery you might be forgiven for thinking it’s a cliff. In California, a local school teacher spent the day reading sexual revolution propaganda about transgenderism to her kindergarten class and, unbelievably, held a “gender reveal” ceremony where one of the children in the class switched clothes and began cosplaying as […]


According to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll, President Trump’s approval rating has dropped in the wake of the Charlottesville controversy and hit a new low during the first year of his presidency. Thirty-nine percent of voters approve of the President’s job performance, while 56 percent disapprove. Much of this can be attributed to a slight […]


It’s been a couple weeks since I last wrote a PredictIt column, but I assure you I haven’t gone anywhere. If you’re wondering about my last LOCK, check out my column from two weeks ago: the Kelly/Priebus contract still has not been adjudicated by PredictIt, and the contract is still open for trading. I stand by […]


America suffered through a difficult weekend. In Charlottesville, Va., after “alt-right” neo-nazis and left-wing “antifa” protesters had been clashing violently for hours, an alleged neo-nazi committed an ISIS-style terrorist attack by ramming his vehicle into a crowd of protesters, killing one and injuring dozens. President Trump made a statement on Saturday, condemning violence “on all […]


The Senate map is very good for Republicans in 2018, and that is in large part due to the plethora of winnable Democratic seats. One such seat is held by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.). A friend of mine, who really (really, really) dislikes McCaskill, sent me this video recently, which I had never seen before. […]


Sometimes, you don’t even need to be a politics whiz in order to win at PredictIt. You just have to read the rules. This week, I have a rules interpretation that could nearly double the smart reader’s investment. LOCK: Secretary John Kelly First to “Leave” Trump’s Cabinet Market: Will John F. Kelly (DHS) Be The […]


A couple weeks ago, when The National Pulse began this PredictIt-centric column, I promised that the healthcare bill had no chance of passing the Senate by July 31: This contract specifically states that the Better Care Reconciliation Act — i.e. the Obamacare repeal and replace bill — has to pass the Senate by July 31 […]


Despite the media’s nonstop obsession with President Trump and Russia, the biggest political story so far this year remains the unbelievable impotence of the Democratic Party. With a Republican President and a Republican Congress, the Democrats would seem to be in a historically advantageous situation — the President’s party traditionally struggles in midterm elections. But […]


Bloomberg is out with a new shock poll: just 39 percent of Americans view failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton favorably. Meanwhile, according to the same poll, 41 percent of Americans view President Donald Trump favorably. Hillary Clinton is in a league of her own when it comes to failed presidential candidates. Typically, as Gallup explains, failed presidential […]


Last week, The National Pulse started a new feature where I take a look at the betting markets over at PredictIt and examine the best opportunities for investment each week. If you’re not sure what PredictIt is, be sure to check out this primer about PredictIt and betting markets in general. I made two predictions […]


(This is part two of our interview with Jack Posobiec. Read part one here.) JON SCHWEPPE: So we’ve heard about the “Great Meme War”. Obviously you were a part of that and developed quite a following — 160,000 followers on Twitter. How did that happen? You basically went from being overseas to being one of […]


Have you heard of PredictIt? PredictIt is a prediction market that attempts to “guess” the outcome to a number of political questions. For example, during the 2016 election, PredictIt had a market for “Will Donald Trump win the presidency?”. On PredictIt, you have the opportunity to buy YES shares and NO shares on any of […]


Piers Morgan is no conservative — if you don’t believe us, just ask The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan Anderson or Ben Shapiro — but he is certainly going against the grain by objecting to the Left’s ridiculous narrative on gender. In a shocking segment for Good Morning Britain, Piers Morgan sparred with Kori Doty, a Canadian transgender parent who […]


I had the opportunity to sit down this week with Jack Posobiec, author of Citizens for Trump: The Inside Story of the People’s Movement to Take Back America. Posobiec is a firestarter, activist, Christian, veteran, citizen journalist, and die-hard Trump supporter from Pennsylvania who gained notoriety in 2016 and 2017 for being an outspoken conservative […]


If the #Resist movement wants to have a shot at stopping President Trump and the GOP from passing its conservative agenda, they will need the Democrats to win the House of Representatives in 2018. As we have covered at The National Pulse previously, winning the Senate is too steep a hill to climb for Democrats. There are just two […]


According to a new Gallup poll, Hillary Clinton is still incredibly unpopular. Via Fox News: It’s been more than seven months since Election Day, but Americans’ opinions of Hillary Clinton remain the same. A new Gallup poll finds just 41 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the former presidential candidate, with 57 percent expressing an unfavorable view. […]


There has been a great deal of news coverage recently discussing the relationship between Great Britain and the United States. Indeed, we regard our alliance as one of the most important and powerful alliances in the history of the world. Of course, it wasn’t always this way. Remember when the Redcoats burned down the White […]


This morning, an anti-Trump gunman from Illinois opened fire on several GOP congressmen and staffers at a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. The players were preparing for tomorrow’s annual Congressional Baseball Game, a long-running bipartisan tradition to raise money for charity. While the gunman managed to injure several, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, it […]


There are two big takeaways from former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony today before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence: 1.) President Trump is not under investigation by the FBI. Not about Russia. Not about covfefe. Not about anything. 2.) President Trump may have mishandled his communications with James Comey, but he did nothing illegal. As […]