October 2017

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Has Washington Reached Black Monday?

Will Washington Experience its own Black Monday? Black Monday is known historically for the famous October stock market crash in 1987 in which nearly 25% of the market value dropped in one day! Black Monday is infamous with the 1929 stock market crash as well. That crash took place on October 28th, 1929. Black Monday is associated with ominous events, turbulence, and calamities. Black Monday is associated with late October. This month is the 30th anniversary of 1987’s Black Monday disaster. Will Washington experience its own turbulent Black Monday and Black Monday week? What’s the Short Term Outlook and the…


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Is the Clinton Era of Power Politics Over?

Is the Clinton Era of Power Politics Finally Over? The Clinton Era is indeed over. You can mark it down on the calendar. The Clinton Era, the Bill and Hillary Clinton Era, of power politics, dominating and controlling the Democratic Party, and a seemingly endless list of questionable activities is over. Why do we make this conclusion? Recent news reports seem to politically damage Bill and Hillary Clinton and others associated with them in ways that will be difficult to recover from. It is possible that laws have been broken. It is also unlikely that Hillary Clinton’s problems can be…


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Will the Republican Party Split into Two Parties?

Will the Republican Party Split into Two Separate Parties in 2018 or 2019? It’s becoming increasingly likely that there will be a Republican Party split into two separate parties in 2018 or 2019. The difference between conservative Republicans and establishment Republicans are becoming more intractable and more profound. The conservative wing of the party seems frustrated, unable to push through the reforms most Republicans have campaigned on over the last decade or so. Also, the establishment Republicans align more closely with the old Democrat establishment causing a lot of frustration. Gridlock seems the normal way in Washington despite the fact…


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New Trump McConnell Friendship – Why?

What Caused the New Trump McConnell Friendship? A new Trump McConnell friendship was highlighted in the Rose Garden on Monday. It was a surprise very few expected. President Trump spoke clearly about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: “… we’ve been friends for a long time … we’re probably now … closer than ever before … And the relationship is very good “ That’s right, Trump was speaking about Mitch McConnell and their renewed friendship. Trump went on to say: “We’re fighting for the same thing. We’re fighting for lower taxes, big tax cuts, the biggest tax cuts in the history…


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Trump vs. the Establishment – Who’s Ahead?

Who’s Ahead in the On-Going Battle between Trump and the Establishment? In the on-going battle between Trump and the Establishment, if you missed the tweet storm between President Trump and soon to retire Senator Bob Corker from Tennessee, you missed one of the opening battles of the 2018 Congressional elections. Here’s some of those comments and tweets: Sen. Corker on Trump: “It’s a shame the White House has become an adult day care center. Someone obviously missed their shift this morning.” “I know for a fact that every single day at the White House, it’s a situation of trying to…