2016 Election: It’s decision day!

by NW Spotlight Today’s Real Clear Politics polling averages show Hillary with a 39 electoral vote lead over Trump. RCP has Hillary with 203 electoral votes and Trump with 164. The remaining 171 electoral votes are still toss ups. 270 … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:36 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Voting | Leave a comment

The Clinton Years to Come

It has been sixteen years since the Clintons inhabited the White House.  Time tends to dull our memories.  But this past weekend’s events are a vivid reminder of what it was like during the eight years of President Bill Clinton’s … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Corruption, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Ethics, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, Leadership, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama | Leave a comment

Dems leading GOP in Oregon ballot returns

by NW Spotlight Democratic voters in Oregon are leading Republican voters in Oregon in turning in their ballots – both as a percentage and even more so in number of votes. According to Oregon Secretary of State statewide numbers, 250,255 … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:16 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Voting | Leave a comment

The Edwards’ Scandal: Another One Ignored by the Mainstream Media (Reprint)

Wednesday’s column dealt with the bias and corruption of the mainstream media.  In that column I noted that the mainstream media has now become the propagandists for the Democrat Party.  In large part is has as much to do with … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Corruption, John Edwards, Media, Media Bais | Leave a comment

Will the Mainstream Media Turn on Hillary?

The mainstream media doesn’t really like Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.  Mostly because she has for years chosen to ignore press conferences and decline to answer questions from the press.  You can add to that they know whatever she tells … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Corruption, Donald Trump, Ethics, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton | Leave a comment

Ballots drop next week – beginning on Weds

by NW Spotlight The first day for ballots to be mailed in Oregon for the Tuesday, November 8th general election is in eight days, on Wednesday, October 19th. Then, according to the Oregon Secretary of State’s web site, “Ballots will … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:35 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Voting | Leave a comment

Economic recovery claims contradicted by reality

by Sen. Doug Whitsett One of the more contentious issues during the first presidential debate was how the candidates portrayed the state of the U.S. economy. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton depicted a nation undergoing solid economic growth, on the cusp … Continue reading

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Jacking the Trump Train

The other day I was asked whether I was on the “Trump Train.”  I had to think about that for a minute or two.  NO, I am not on the “Trump Train” but YES, I am going to vote for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Congress, Corruption, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Liberalism, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Republican Party | Leave a comment

Presidential race draws even tighter

by NW Spotlight Trump continues to close on Hillary in the 2016 presidential race, based on Real Clear Politics’ presidential race tracking. In the past five weeks, Hillary’s advantage in the Real Clear Politics presidential polling averages over Trump has … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:35 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton | Leave a comment

Unemployment and the Federal Reserve Board

The Federal Reserve will meet Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. There is endless speculation about whether the Board will raise interest rates or delay a decision until its December meeting. Much of the speculation in the media this past … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Bush/Obama Recession, Donald Trump, Economy, Federal Budget, Federal Reserve, Hillary Clinton, President Obama | Leave a comment

More Droppings on the 2016 Campaign Trail

Trump’s Bromance With Putin I am fascinated by the media’s obsession with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s views of Russian President Vladmir Putin.  The media narrative is that Mr. Trump “admires” Mr. Putin and by implication would yield to Mr. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Ethics, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Liberalism, Preident Bill Clinton, President Obama, Progressivism | 4 Comments

Presidential race tightening

by NW Spotlight A few short weeks ago, Real Clear Politics presidential polling averages showed Hillary with a +5.3 advantage over Trump in polling. A Real Clear Politics snapshot of the 2016 presidential election had Hillary with a +18.0 favorability … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:43 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Voting | 2 Comments

A tale of two party platforms

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Both the Democrat and Republican parties adopted their platforms during conventions held earlier this summer. Those platforms reveal a great deal regarding the agendas and priorities of each political party. They represent a roadmap of how … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:26 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Republican Party, Voting | Leave a comment

The Relentless Attack On Trump by the GOP Elites

Yesterday, one of my readers asked whether Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump has “. . . a chance to win, when the majority of the press and much of social media is constantly battering him?” Good question. I responded that … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Bernie Sanders, Corruption, Donald Trump, GOP, Hillary Clinton, Leadership, McCain, Ted Cruz | 23 Comments

Only 77 days until election!

by NW Spotlight The dog days of summer are almost at an end – Labor Day is in just 13 days. Campaigns in Oregon will be heating up and Republican candidates are going to need your support heading into Election … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:04 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Voting | 2 Comments

Presidential polling on Trump VS Hillary: Yikes!

by NW Spotlight Donald Trump is not doing well in polling against Hillary Clinton. On Thursday former George W. Bush White House press secretary and Fox News political commentator Dana Perino wrote “about the state of the GOP Presidential race: … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:49 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton | 7 Comments

‘Detect that Bias’ for Oregonian’s Dana Tims

by Rep. Mike Nearman We’re going to play a little game show here called “Detect that Bias”. The way it works, is that I get an enquiry from Oregonian reporter Dana Tims, asking me the following: Have you endorsed or … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:04 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Media | 16 Comments

Take the poll! Can Trump win in Oregon?

icitizen / Oregon Catalyst Can Donald Trump win in Oregon? Can he defeat Hillary here? Take the icitizen poll and let us know what you think! icitizen in an online civic engagement company that’s partnering with Oregon Catalyst for this … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Voting | 6 Comments

The Road to Economic Ruin Runs Through Obama/Clinton

The numbers were out Friday on the United State’s economic growth and it wasn’t good.  For the third quarter in a row the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was at 1.2% or lower.  (For those of you forced to endure an … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Bailout, Bush/Obama Recession, Crony capitalism, Employment, Federal Reserve System, Government Waste, Green Energy, Hillary Clinton, President Obama, Welfare State | 7 Comments

Cruz and Clinton Show Their True Colors

Last week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was extended an invitation to speak during prime time before the Republican National Convention as it endorsed Donald Trump as its presidential nominee.  To the surprise of many at the convention – but not … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Bernie Sanders, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Donald Trump, Ethics, Government corruption, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz | 38 Comments

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