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At 8:15 MST, Ted Cruz is ahead in his re-election race against Beto O’Rourke by about 150,000 votes. John King on CNN however found some light for Democrats. According to him, the Houston vote was just 16 percent counted, giving O’Rourke a chance to catch Cruz. Only problem is that 835,000 votes were already counted

Election tally so far: ‘Not too bad’ for Republicans

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It’s still pretty early on election night, but the takeaway is that Democrats failed to convince large swaths of the country that Trump and the Republican Party are dangerous. GOP May lose control of the House, but looks poised to build a comfortable lead in the Senate. Republicans poised to win Florida governor and Senate

2010 column: ‘America’s moral crisis is threat to our security’

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For the past week we have been treated to the spectacle of the mainstream media lecturing President Trump for talking about the dangers of a porous border. They call him a fear monger and a racist; they ridicule him for calling himself a nationalist; they say national sovereignty is out-dated. Well, I beg to differ.

A look at the ‘dead heat’ in Montana’s Senate race

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The last poll in Montana’s Senate race shows a dead heat between Democratic Sen. Jon Tester (50.1 percent) and Republican challenger Matt Rosendale (49 percent). The poll by the Trafalgar Group suggests that it could be a late night for those of us in Montana who will follow the balloting results tonight. Trafalgar has a

Surprise! Reporter rooting against Republican!

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After a 37 year career in newspapers, I have to say I have seen plenty of reporters who arrogantly think they can hate Republicans without having it affect their work… but this one may be the poster child for oblivious bias! https://dailycaller.com/2018/11/05/reporter-john-james-midterms-michigan/

If you don’t vote for the party, you’re not doing your part

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Here’s my weekly column at www.realclearpolitics.com: By FRANK MIELE There once was a time when a principled voter would declare, “I vote for the person, not the party,” but today that is a fool’s errand. As a half-dozen Senate races in 2018 prove, voting for party first is voting for principle. Pay attention to what the Democratic

Sunday morning talk shows promote #fakenews about Trump

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I’ve been watching the Sunday morning news talk shows as I have pretty much every week since 1967, and I have to say I am disgusted. Virtually every show has claimed that President Trump has been ignoring the brilliant economy and focusing on illegal immigration in his “closing argument” to voters — suggesting that he

Trump rocks Belgrade to support Rosendale for Senate

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President a Trump returned to Montana for a record fourth time to support Matt Rosendale for Senate. The Bozeman International Airport at Belgrade hosted thousands of supporters who came to hear Trump deliver a fiery speech. AP reporter Darlene Superville seemed shocked that Trump said he was eager to unseat Sen. Jon Tester (see story)

Coming Monday: Stick with your party on Tuesday and you can’t go far wrong

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Teaser to my Monday column at www.realclearpolitics.com: Voting for the person no longer makes sense in an era where party bosses make all the decisions. I argue that you should vote for the candidate whose party best represents your principles, or else be prepared to be disappointed time and time again. I especially focus on

Trump owes Ryan an apology? Puh-leeze! Ryan owes nation an apology!

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Morning laugh courtesy of www.the hill.com, which reported that “President Trump’s stunning attack on Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday is being interpreted by many on Capitol Hill as an attempt to deflect blame and throw the retiring Speaker under the bus should the GOP lose its House majority next week.” That is wrong on