On Wednesday January 3rd, 2018, the White House was blindsided with the release of excerpts from a new book by journalist Michael Wolff, who had been granted virtually unlimited access to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for several months. To say that “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” paints an unflattering portrait of the 45th president would perhaps qualify as the understatement of the year, young though it is. “Idiot”, “dope”, and “dumb as shit” are just a few of the descriptive words and phrases Wolff’s interviewees used to describe Donald Trump.
You might think the 2017 elections are over and history, but you’d be wrong. There is one more race to be determined, in the Virginia House of Delegates. Incredibly, that race is exactly tied, with 11,608 votes apiece. The final outcome will be decided, not by any legal challenge or recount, but by the toss of a coin.
It’s the reddest of red states, but the red flowing in Alabama’s political streets today is the blood of the Republican Party. In a close, hotly contested race, Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Judge Roy Moore on Tuesday, sending political shockwaves through the country.