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.

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

The Democrats’ “Better Deal” Isn’t Even Better Messaging

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 as we have written previously, the “beleaguered” Democratic Party is in bad shape going into 2018. With just two or three genuine pick-up opportunities and more than a dozen seats at risk, the Senate is a virtual lock to stay under GOP control. Meanwhile, the House,

PredictIt Plays of the Week: Trump’s Here to Stay, and So Is the GOP Senate

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 in the first edition of this column: LOCK: Obamacare Repeal-and-Replace Ain’t Gonna Happen This Month VALUE PLAY: Could Justice Thomas Be The Next To Retire? I think it’s safe to call the LOCK. The price for NO shares on the Better Care Reconciliation Act passing

She’s Back: Clinton Launches New Group, Promises to “Resist”

Six months after losing her second presidential bid, Hillary Clinton has reemerged into the political arena. Following a hiatus spent “reflecting, spending time with family — and, yes, taking walks in the woods,” she has decided it’s time to get back in the game. On Monday, via her Twitter account and of course her favorite email server, Clinton announced her newest project, “Onward Together,” which recycles the logo from her failed 2016 campaign: We’re launching Onward Together to encourage people to get involved, organize, and even run for office. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 15, 2017 The mission of

Did This Senator Just Commit the Most Brazen Flip-Flop Ever?

This is Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). According to Axios, the pro-Planned Parenthood picture on the right was taken less than a month ago. The anti-Planned Parenthood picture on the left? That was taken last week. Manchin is a Democratic politician in a deep red state trying to, as Axios delicately puts it, “walk a tightrope” on abortion — i.e. he talks pro-life at home and votes pro-abortion in Washington, D.C. Manchin previously identified as pro-life, and he even voted to defund Planned Parenthood in 2015. But as Frank Cannon wrote for The National Pulse on Monday, Democratic Party leadership is now demanding complete

New Poll: Who Is America’s Most Popular Senator?

Morning Consult is out with a fresh batch of approval ratings for all 100 U.S. Senators. Check out the top three most popular senators, as rated by their constituents: 1.) Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) 75 percent approve 21 percent disapprove 2.) Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) 70 percent approve 22 percent disapprove 3.) Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) 69 percent approve 17 percent disapprove What about the top three most unpopular senators according to disapproval rating? 1.) Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) 44 percent approve 47 percent disapprove 2.) Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) 51 percent approve 43 percent disapprove 3.) Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)