Nancy Pelosi Just Denounced Antifa. Will More Democrats Finally Join Her?

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 — Pelosi finally spoke up and said “enough.” Via Fox News: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., condemned attacks by members of Antifa against conservative demonstrators over the weekend in Berkeley, Calif., calling the violence a “sad event.” “Our democracy has no room for inciting violence

Transgender Madness Is Coming to a Kindergarten Classroom Near You

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 the opposite gender. Parents of the other children in the classroom, who were not notified any of this would be taking place, are understandably outraged and making their voices heard. Via CBS News: The teacher defended her decision to read two children’s books about transgenderism

Trump’s Approval Rating Plunges: Here’s Why It Doesn’t Matter

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 decline in approval from Republican voters, with just 73 percent of Republicans expressing approval, down from 81 percent a week earlier. This dip should come as no surprise after the mainstream media spent more than a week spreading #FakeNews about President Trump’s reaction to Charlottesville.

PredictIt Plays of the Week: Cruz 2020 and the Alabama Senate Race

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 my prediction that PredictIt will rule in favor of the Kelly contract holders, although it remains to be seen when exactly that will happen. This week I have two new LOCKS for you. LOCK: Ted Cruz Won’t Run for President in 2020 Market: Will Ted

BREAKING: President Trump Denounces White Supremacists, Political Violence

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 sides,” but came under fire for not specifically addressing neo-nazis or white supremacists by name. Today, Trump reiterated his remarks from Saturday and made it clear that violent ideologies have no place in America: Thank you. I’m in Washington today to meet with my economic

Will Someone Please Defeat Claire McCaskill?

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. This is McCaskill on Stephen Colbert’s show “jokingly” telling men to sit down and shut up: Hello, I’m Senator Claire McCaskill. As one of just 20 women currently serving in the Senate, it’s important to me to encourage more women to run for office, but

PredictIt Plays of the Week: Trump’s Cabinet Shakeup Provides Big Opportunity

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 First Person on Trump’s Cabinet List to Leave? Expiration Date: Soon The market for who will be first to leave President Trump’s cabinet is still open, despite Reince Priebus leaving last week and Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly taking over as Chief of

PredictIt Plays of the Week: Healthcare Is Back, and the GOP House Will Be Too

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 for it to resolve to YES. Everything I’ve read and heard from Capitol Hill indicates that the 50 votes needed to pass this through the Senate simply aren’t there. With NO shares at 89 cents currently, we’re looking at a 12.3 percent gain in just