By Hastings Wyman –
With the 2016 election barely behind us, political insiders are already focused on 2018 when 33 US Senate seats will be on the ballot. The map heavily favors the Republicans. The Democrats will be defending 25 seats (including two independents who vote with them), and ten of them are in states that Donald Trump carried in the presidential election. Only eight are held by Republicans, with just one – in Nevada – in a state that Hillary Clinton won.read more
By Eric Tannenblatt –
As an outsider, they said he couldn’t win his party’s nomination against mainline, monied rivals. As a political renegade, they said he couldn’t create a winning general election coalition.
In anticipation of what I openly declared ahead of time as a likely Donald Trump win November 8th, I steadily bought shares of the S&P index fund SPDR (SPY) but hedged by buying shares of one of the many ETFs that track volatility in the market (the VIX), in my case choosing the fund traded as VIXY.
Sources tell InsiderAdvantage that U.S. Congressman Tom Price of Georgia will be named as the head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services later today.
By Dr. Silas Lee –
The 2016 presidential election once again confirmed that in life, as in politics, expect the unexpected and never underestimate your opposition. Jeb Bush was the anticipated Republican nominee and Donald Trump was expected to implode during the primaries.
By Hastings Wyman –
“Republicans are favored across the board” in the Dec. 10 runoff, says Trey Ourso, a political consultant (D). On Nov. 8, Louisiana held its “jungle primary” in which all candidates regardless of party appear on the same ballot; to win, a candidate had to get a majority of votes cast. In the races without a majority winner, the top two vie in a runoff.
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