Margaret Carlson

05/28/2016 - 8:00am

    Oh, how the mighty are falling in line, if not in love. The most stalwart Donald Trump deniers among establishment Republicans are clambering to get on board. Support is a depreciating asset: Wait until the train leaves the station at the Cleveland convention and you'll get little for swallowing your pride,...

05/21/2016 - 5:00pm

    In his interview with the Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly on Tuesday night, Donald Trump tried to pull off a win-win straight out of "The Art of the Deal": at once trying to prove that he was a friend of women and that no woman gets the best of him. It's not...

05/18/2016 - 10:00am

    In the days leading up to Donald Trump's much-ballyhooed courtesy call to Capitol Hill on Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, seemed like a groom wanting his presumptive bride to change before he does.

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05/14/2016 - 5:00pm

    On Thursday, Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, goes to Capitol Hill to make either love or war with his party's establishment in the person of House Speaker Paul Ryan. Ryan quietly said he wasn't sure he could support Trump as...

05/07/2016 - 5:00pm

    Politicians rarely get sympathy from the public when they lose. Yet in no other line of work is so much put on the line, so publicly, for so long, with a portion of crow to be eaten cold every day. Then, in one instant, it's over. It's enough to make a grown...

05/05/2016 - 7:00am

    What a day: On Wednesday, we got to see Texas Sen. Ted Cruz introduce his imaginary friend and vice-presidential pick, Carly Fiorina, to jump-start his imaginary path to the White House. We were also treated to Donald Trump's jumbled foreign policy speech that...

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