It’s official: Trump admin reverses itself on breaking up families

The last few days really have been a brouhaha for President Donald Trump, with all the reports about his inhumane family separation policy, with children being ripped away from their parents seeking asylum in the USA and placed in separate detention facilities. This really was hard for even the family-values crowd to defend. So today,…

Pres. Donald Trump does the Trump thing again; torches Iran nuclear deal

I don’t know why presidential-watchers still insist that President Donald Trump is unpredictable. He isn’t! This latest decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and re-impose sanctions is soooooooo Trump. Any major policy that came in during the Obama administration will always be first in line to get the chop from Trump. This ought…

Trump strikes again: immigration reforms announced

President Donald Trump today introduced his plan for a merit-based immigration system. That is the good news. The bad news is he also wants to lower the number of legal immigrants coming into the USA. All in all, this is not impressive, and it is sure to be another tough sell with a Congress that is…

The news tonight is that John McCain has a brain tumor

The big news broke earlier tonight that Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He had surgery earlier this week for what was said to be a blood clot discovered during a routine checkup, but it sounds like they also found cancer with it. It appears the cancer was taken out and McCain…

James Comey testifies before the Senate

This week the American news media has been going all hog wild over fired FBI director James Comey and his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearings regarding President Donald Trump.  Personally, I have not been paying too much attention. I am tired of all things Trump and am more excited about British election coverage happening…

The craziest campaign ever ends fittingly: with the craziest result ever

I guess it makes sense that the craziest election campaign anyone ever witnessed would produce a spectacularly crazy result.  And I still can’t believe it. Honestly, after witnessing Donald Trump’s campaign from the beginning, I have to come back to the question — how on earth could anyone run such an cringeworthy, divisive, unending gong show…

Scary incident for Trump tonight in Reno

Someone tried to storm the stage at Donald Trump’s rally tonight in Reno, Nevada and Trump was rushed off the stage by the Secret Service. Scary business, but it appears order was restored quickly. Story here.

Steve Bannon of Breitbart tasked with saving Trump’s sinking ship

The news of the day is that the Donald Trump 2016 presidential run has taken on Steve Bannon to head their campaign.  Steve Bannon is the same guy who is executive chairman of Breitbart, the man who turned that organization away from being a mainstream conservative website to being a full-on vehicle for Trump and for…

It’s time!!! Donald Trump speaks tonight

So here we go, the final night of the GOP convention, and Donald Trump will be giving his acceptance speech tonight on what sounds like a “law and order” theme. Thank God, I was getting tired of listening to all this Hillary-bashing. Right now, the RNC chair Reince Priebus is up there bashing Clinton. It’s…

GOP convention agenda for this week is up

Hi, we are still a couple of hours to the opening gavel. CNN has a rundown here of the agenda of items for this week. I guess the big event of today is Melania Trump speaking.  Also, I found this list of television coverage and if you aren’t thrilled with the number of hours NBC,…

Big breaking news: Donald Trump is still a maniac!

Today, I am going to link to the flood of stories stemming from Donald Trump’s unhinged, inflammatory post-Orlando mess of a speech in Manchester, New Hampshire the other day. The speech has basically drawn negative reviews from just about everyone I’ve seen.  I tuned in Trump’s speech myself the other day and honestly, it was…

Hillary scores the KO to Bernie: bring on Donald

It is the last primary night of the season, and I had to spend most of it on assignment. Anyway, there was little at stake, as Hillary Clinton has clinched the number of delegates needed for the Democratic nomination as of a day earlier. Victory in New Jersey simply was the icing on the cake tonight…

Weekend political conventions dominate the News from Nowhere

Well, this past weekend was a big one of political conventions here in North America — but before I talk about Canada’s Conservatives or Liberals I want to talk about the USA’s Libertarians. The Libertarians held their convention in some hotel in Orlando, and unfortunately they looked every bit like a fringe group. I watched…

Tomorrow is the most important 2016 primary day yet in the USA

   It is an important primary day tomorrow in Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio and of course Florida — the same state I flew past last December on my way to my vacation in Cuba.  In honor of that important primary state, I have put up this logo of the Florida Gators — which illustrates…

I am spending this evening watching a Trump rally on YouTube. It figures

Other years we’ve seen “Twitter” and “Facebook” elections but 2016 has to be the “Year of the Livestreams”, because that is where all the action is.  This is especially true when it comes to the campaign of Donald Trump. His live streams of his political rallies are all over YouTube and are can’t-miss viewing every…

It’s basically a three-man GOP race as S.C. puts Jeb Bush out of his misery

I don’t have a lot more to say about the South Carolina results that others have not already said. After last night, the only three viable candidates left in the Republican race for President are Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and of course the now-undisputed frontrunner Donald Trump.  Also left are two other not-so-viable stragglers who both ought…

Final thoughts on NH: the stop-Trump effort is in shambles!

  Before we all move on from New Hampshire I just want to say a few words about the state of the presidential race right now. I’ll stick with the GOP today, and save my rant on Hillary Clinton and her lousy sinking ship of a campaign for later on. What happened yesterday for Donald Trump…

The Bern, and the Donald, take New Hampshire

Just got back home to find out the big New Hampshire primary results. Bernie Sanders clobbered Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side, while Donald Trump clobbered everyone on the Republican side.  Moreover, the rest of the GOP field is in utter chaos. It sounds like it was an awful night for Marco Rubio, and it looks…

Now, some cautious political analysis as we move from Iowa to NH

   It is on to New Hampshire for most of the remaining Democratic and Republican field and I thought I would throw a few thoughts out there. In the end, really, I hesitate to join the chorus of people who are already overstating the significance of the results from Iowa. It is only one state,…

Iowa caucus results come in tonight!

     Well, it should be a fun night for the political junkies. There will be Iowa coverage tonight on Fox News (if you’re an elephant) or CNN (if you’re a donkey), as well as on C-SPAN and Politico. And of course, local coverage on WHO TV from Des Moines. I also plan regular updates on my Twitter feed….

The Fox debate show will go on, with or without Trump

   Tomorrow night is the big Fox News Republican presidential debate. We have good news and bad news. The good news is Rand Paul has made the cut and will actually be on the main stage this time.  The bad news is Donald Trump won’t be. This will surely disappoint Fox executives who were hoping for…

Democrats go at it tonight on NBC from South Carolina

I am done my weekend reporting duties, and the NFL games are over, so tonight for rest and relaxation I going to spend tonight watching politics. It figures. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley are on stage for the NBC-YouTube debate from Charleston, South Carolina, their final debate before the Iowa caucuses. That is…

Wow, is Trump’s first TV ad ever bad. Still can’t believe he’s ahead.

Well, finally, at long last, Donald Trump’s arena-filling US Presidential campaign has released its first political commercial on Monday.  About time, too. I was wondering whether his ads were ever going to show up on Boston TV stations, which have been littered for weeks with commercials from the PAC backing the sinking Jeb Bush campaign, and…