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My running commentary on events: local, national, and international. Areas of special interest include Israel, Iraq, and dissidents in the Muslim world.

As Megyn Kelly Interview Looms, Trump Desperately Needs Support of Women

May 17, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The Algemeiner

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Whether they love him or hate him, most Americans who watched the first Republican debate last summer remember Donald Trump’s fight with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly.

After Kelly asked Trump a tough question regarding his...

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Can Trump Evolve?

May 11, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a dead heat in key states, according to Quinnipiac University poll results released Tuesday.

This latest poll reinforces the massive gender gap. From today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

What...

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Thanks Anyway, Sarah

May 8, 2016

by Heather Robinson

In what seems like an effort to bolster Donald Trump, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced this week that she will work to defeat House Speaker Paul Ryan by backing his primary opponent in Wisconsin. She is responding to Ryan’s...

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Cruz Departs the Race; Kasich Hangs In

May 4, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Amid tonight’s surprising political news that Texas Senator Ted Cruz has dropped out of the Republican primary contest after sustaining a sizable defeat in the Indiana primary comes the news that Ohio Governor John Kasich is...

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Pining for Kasich; Love/Hating The Don

April 26, 2016

by Heather Robinson

On the eve of the Pennsylvania primary and four others, with the Keystone State considered the biggest prize, I thought I would share some of what I heard a few weeks ago from voters in Pittsburgh when I visited.

Most pollsters are predicting a...

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New Yorkers On Which Candidate Is ‘Most New York’

April 18, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The New York Post

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For the past several weeks, we’ve been treated to recurring images of candidates chowing down at iconic New York City restaurants and pretending to be regular straphangers. But who really pulls it off?

Several dozen New...

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Mr. Trump Comes to Pittsburgh

April 13, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Presidential candidate Donald Trump is coming today to Pittsburgh’s Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland, in the city’s university district, where he will sit for an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity.

The Steel City is...

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Donald Trump’s Female Trouble

April 6, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The Algemeiner

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In Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary and beyond, expect Donald Trump to have big trouble.

Female trouble.

Midway through the primary season, Trump’s difficulty attracting female support is well acknowledged....

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Donald Trump’s Female Trouble

April 4, 2016

by Heather Robinson

Expect Donald Trump to have big trouble in Wisconsin’s primary tomorrow – and beyond.

Female trouble.

Midway through the primary season, Donald Trump’s difficulty attracting women’s support is well acknowledged. But while...

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Trump Defies Expectations at AIPAC

March 23, 2016

by Heather Robinson

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From The Algemeiner

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Defying dire predictions of booing, walkouts and even demonstrations, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump continued to surpass expectations by receiving multiple standing ovations Monday evening in a...

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