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Recent articles by Rick:

The Note: Biden plays to purple amid deep reds and blues

In this charged political environment, Democratic nominee Joe Biden is playing toward a quieter middle. → Read More

The Note: Supreme Court vacancy crystallizes partisan stakes

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death gives President Trump an opportunity to rally Republicans and also a chance for Biden and Democrats to demonstrate the stakes. → Read More

The Note: Biden squares Scranton up vs. Park Avenue as in-person voting begins

Biden was not and is not the candidate Trump thought he would be running against. Part of what he brings to the campaign's final stretch will be where he is from. → Read More

The Note: Trump uses vaccine push as political weapon, as wars on science continue

The administration's push for a vaccine has put some Democrats in a potentially awkward spot. → Read More

The Note: Town hall shows Trump banking on 'hope' on COVID-19, race

On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump participated in a town hall with ABC News. → Read More

The Note: Voters get direct say as Trump faces town-hall audience

An election, by definition, is about voters. President Trump sits down with uncommitted voters Tuesday night during an ABC News town hall. → Read More

The Note: Soft spots in GOP base highlight Trump credibility gap

Cracks may be appearing in the president’s base of support, as a different kind of campaign week begins. → Read More

The Note: Wild events play out across relative stability of race

President Trump’s words won’t move perceptions of this president and his leadership as the latest FiveThirtyEight public polling suggests relative stability in the race. → Read More

The Note: In debate over keeping Americans safe, it’s now Trump vs. Trump

If President Donald Trump wanted a debate about keeping the American people safe, he’s got it now. → Read More

The Note: Voting season off to scary start in battleground states

The first ballots of the 2020 general election are barely in the mail, but it didn't take that long for early alarm bells to grow louder around election security. → Read More

The Note: Erstwhile allies keep Trump on guard and off message

Eight weeks from Election Day, new books from former allies of President Donald Trump threaten to pull him off message. → Read More

The Note: Trump changes the subject

Fresh data suggest that while the country may be dialed in to the issues Trump is pointing toward, that's not happening on the terms the president might prefer. → Read More

The Note: Biden seeks own pace

Biden won't have to do much to demonstrate sharp contrasts with Trump, but he's going to face questions about striking the right tone and balance through Election Day. → Read More

The Note: Official business becomes political business in Trump White House

With two months before the election, the lines that have long separated campaign activities from official ones are being erased. → Read More

The Note: Who Biden isn't could matter more than who he is

Joe Biden's strongest counter to President Trump's rhetoric may have come when Biden was describing himself. → Read More

The Note: Kenosha comes to candidates before either Trump or Biden travel there

What’s happening in Kenosha is shaping the framing of both campaigns before President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden even travel to Wisconsin. → Read More

The Note: Polarization is the point as Trump moves on from convention

President Donald Trump sees an us-versus-them fight as his most viable path to a second term. → Read More

Trump squares off with his own America as GOP convention concludes: ANALYSIS

On the final night of the Republican National Convention, as protesters massed outside the White House that was transformed into a grand political backdrop, President Donald Trump offered a sentiment the nation actually can unite behind. It would have been a jarring scene in any moment -- bright lights → Read More

Trump squares off with his own America as GOP convention concludes: ANALYSIS

Yes, Trump is digging in against his political enemies. But he's also squaring up against powerful forces in his own America. → Read More

The Note: Realities invade Trump's convention as acceptance night arrives

The same night the campaign tried to honor the American flag, MLB games were canceled and the NBA playoffs went dark, led by Black players who felt they could not play. → Read More