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Past articles by Rick:

Personal and political pain collide for Joe and Hunter Biden: ANALYSIS

A father might not face possible impeachment if not for what his son has done. → Read More

Biden stakes political future on uncertain ground: ANALYSIS

In his State of the Union address, President Joe Biden was staking his political future on uncertain ground: ANALYSIS → Read More

Early Trump 'reset' highlights distance from 2016 to 2024: The Note

The first month of the third Trump campaign might be remembered for how former President Donald Trump himself was nowhere to be seen but everywhere to be found. → Read More

GOP faces further Trump reckoning in Georgia and beyond: The Note

If the 2022 midterms posed a test of Trumpism that the GOP failed, it might not be done quite yet → Read More

Trump, Biden both steer clear of Georgia Senate runoff: The Note

Barack Obama's Thursday rally for Sen. Raphael Warnock marks a chance for Democrats to drive up early-voting numbers in the Georgia runoff against Herschel Walker → Read More

GOP's white supremacist problems extend beyond Trump: The Note

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy was incorrect in asserting that Trump condemned Nick Fuentes after having dinner with him → Read More

Biden faces fresh tests of influence before 2023: The Note

And what happens before 2023 begins could have significant implications for 2024 -- all while the question hangs of President Joe Biden's own reelection candidacy → Read More

Trump exposes weaknesses in his candidacy and inside GOP: The Note

Less than two weeks after Trump became the first major presidential candidate for 2024, GOP leaders are back to trying to explain away his actions → Read More

Paul Pelosi attack highlights jitters and stakes around midterms: The Note

A fair reading of the moment puts the attack on Paul Pelosi on a bipartisan list that includes threats, plots and actual violence committed across the political spectrum. → Read More

Upset hopes keep Senate map in flux: The Note

The data-overloaded pre-election midterm period practically invites head fakes and the indulging of fantasies inside both parties → Read More

As swing-state candidates face fresh scrutiny, both parties bank on backlash: The Note

There's no comparing what Herschel Walker stands accused of having done (which he denies) and what John Fetterman stands accused of not being capable of doing → Read More

GOP homes in on crime as debate messaging overlaps: The Note

The biggest debate of the midterm cycle was Pennsylvania's Senate race, and it was Democrat John Fetterman who was the first to mention his stroke and speech issues → Read More

Big moment for Dr. Oz on Pennsylvania debate day vs. Fetterman: The Note

A plausible case can be made that Tuesday night's Pennsylvania Senate debate brings the bigger moment for the Republican candidate, Mehmet Oz, over John Fetterman → Read More

Biden seeks streamlined messaging for Democrats amid midterm countdown: The Note

Biden on Thursday makes a rare-for-this-cycle trip to battleground Pennsylvania on Thursday to campaign for Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman → Read More

Midterm surrogate season brings celebrities and 2024 buzz: The Note

In the final weeks of the midterm race, big-name Democratic and Republican lawmakers are out on the campaign trail as are celebrities like Oprah and Dave Matthews → Read More

Anti-Trump Republicans are down but not out this midterm season: The Note

Lisa Murkowski, Brad Raffensperger and more hope to provide proof that there's life in public office for Republicans who speak out against Trump → Read More

Voting and vote-counting concerns grow ahead of midterms: The Note

Some 2 million people have already voted in the midterms, a level of participation reached earlier than ever in a midterm cycle, according to the U.S. Elections Project → Read More

Some Democrats distance themselves from Biden during debate season: The Note

Democrats in make-or-break midterm races in Arizona, North Carolina and more are looking put daylight between themselves and Joe Biden’s White House → Read More

Florida and Georgia showcase Trumpism and its potential limits: The Note

In Florida on Wednesday, President Joe Biden is scheduled to meet with Gov. Ron DeSantis after Hurricane Ian. → Read More

Walker family drama puts Georgia Senate race in spotlight: The Note

A Daily Beast report alleging the GOP Senate candidate in Georgia paid a woman to obtain an abortion brought a swift denial from Walker, as well as a threat of a lawsuit. → Read More