A.B. Stoddard

Associate Editor and columnist, RealClearPolitics

A.B. Stoddard is an editor and columnist for Real Clear Politics.

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Party Conventions nominated presidents since 1831. Will Covid-19 put an end to balloons, bunting and long-winded speeches? Will it also put an end to privacy?

Will COVID-19 reshape political conventions?

Party Conventions nominated presidents since 1831. Will Covid-19 put an end to balloons, bunting and long-winded speeches? Will it also put an end to privacy?

from To the Point

Republicans concede they broke seven years of promises last night when the Senate failed to pass so-called "skinny repeal" of Obamacare.

Does a dying Republican challenge mean new life for Obamacare?

Republicans concede they broke seven years of promises last night when the Senate failed to pass so-called "skinny repeal" of Obamacare.

from To the Point

Republicans hold the White House and both houses of Congress, and President Trump says big things are happening. But, so far, they’re not.

All pomp and circumstance with Trump's declarations?

Republicans hold the White House and both houses of Congress, and President Trump says big things are happening. But, so far, they’re not.

from To the Point

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