Jules Witcover

Columnist

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  • Witcover: Biden leaves the door open for another run at president

    Witcover: Biden leaves the door open for another run at president

    With a leaderless Democratic Party still trying to pick up the pieces from its shocking defeat at Donald Trump's hands in 2016, it is looking to next year's congressional elections for a comeback as a prelude to the next presidential election. But with Barack Obama in retirement and Hillary Clinton...

  • Witcover: Sex allegations may be knockout punch for Senate candidate Roy Moore

    Witcover: Sex allegations may be knockout punch for Senate candidate Roy Moore

    The sexual behavior of American politicians and celebrities has been a staple of news stories from the beginning of the Republic. But it seems to have approached a peak this year with the case of Judge Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, and other such scandals. Accused...

  • Witcover: Thank goodness Donna Brazile's crackpot scheme never came to pass

    Witcover: Thank goodness Donna Brazile's crackpot scheme never came to pass

    You may think politics in Washington is beyond the pale now. But imagine if Donna Brazile, the former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, had followed through on her notion of removing Hillary Clinton as the party's presidential nominee in 2016 and replacing her with then-Vice President...

  • Witcover: No line of attack is too low for vile president

    Witcover: No line of attack is too low for vile president

    Is there nothing, no matter how vile, on which Donald Trump will not capitalize to attack a political foe? This president constantly trolls the daily news digests on television and the Internet for fresh material with which to demean his target of the day. He has now seized on the apparent lone-wolf...

  • Witcover: Trump's strategy no match to Mueller's

    Witcover: Trump's strategy no match to Mueller's

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 12-point indictment of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump campaign official Rick Gates is the first significant development in the case in the investigation of alleged collusion with Russia as that country's government meddled in the 2016 U.S....

  • Trump's GOP critics would do better to stay and fight than to retire

    Trump's GOP critics would do better to stay and fight than to retire

    Sen. Jeff Flake's decision not to seek re-election next year won't cure what ails the Grand Old Party under President Donald Trump. The Arizona Republican's announcement that he would walk away from the Senate followed on the heels of a similar declaration by another Republican critic of Mr. Trump,...

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