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This presidential campaign’s crazy because economy’s not the main issue

marketwatch.com — By This presidential election is already one of the craziest ever, defying expectations and driving pundits crazy. But 2016 still has one big thing in common with the past: we continue to vote with our wallet. It's not complicated, you know how you're doing economically.
Feb 05, 2016

Job growth taking away one issue for GOP this year - WWR's latest column for @Marketwatch marketwatch.com/story/this-pre…

Feb 05, 2016

RT @WestWingReport: Job growth taking away one issue for GOP this year - WWR's latest column for @Marketwatch marketwatch.com/story/this-pre…

Feb 05, 2016

In the seven key swing states that will decide the White House, unemployment rates are down - sharply marketwatch.com/story/this-pre…

Feb 05, 2016

Latest column: In the seven key swing states that will decide the White House, unemployment rates are down - sharply marketwatch.com/story/this-pre…

Feb 06, 2016

Latest column: In the seven key swing states that will decide the White House, unemployment rates are down - sharply marketwatch.com/story/this-pre…

Russia, China and Saudi Arabia are on the ropes

marketwatch.com — By Three huge, vastly important countries on the world stage are in deep economic and political trouble-far worse than we may realize. I'm talking about Russia, China and Saudi Arabia. Think America has problems? They pale in comparison to what Moscow, Beijing and Riyadh face, and our next president may have quite a bit of geopolitical leverage.
Jan 22, 2016

China, Russia, Saudi Arabia are in big trouble - more than you know. WWR's latest economics column for @Marketwatch marketwatch.com/story/russia-c…

Jan 22, 2016

China, Russia, Saudi Arabia are in big trouble - more than you think. WWR's latest column for @Marketwatch marketwatch.com/story/russia-c…

Jan 22, 2016

Russia not the only country in deeper trouble than many Americans realize. China & Saudi Araia as well. New column: marketwatch.com/story/russia-c…

Obama’s last big wish

marketwatch.com — By In his gun safety event Tuesday, I was struck by something President Obama said. "I'm not on the ballot again," he uttered. "I'm not looking to score some points." This is nonsense, of course. All presidents want to run up the score, particularly in their final year when days are few and the sense of urgency great.
Jan 08, 2016

What the President REALLY wants in his final year -- he will never get. WWR's latest @MarketWatch column: marketwatch.com/story/obamas-l…

Jan 08, 2016

RT @WestWingReport: What the President REALLY wants in his final year -- he will never get. WWR's latest @MarketWatch column: marketwatch.com/story/obamas-l…

Jan 08, 2016

Obama’s last big wish — another Supreme Court appointment. Scalia, we hope. marketwatch.com/story/obamas-l…

Jan 08, 2016

What the President REALLY wants in his final year - he will never get. WWR's latest @MarketWatch column: marketwatch.com/story/obamas-l…

Best investment advice for 2016 election? Ignore the ‘experts’

marketwatch.com — By Here we go again. Every four years, as a presidential election year begins, the business channels roll out their usual assortment of fast-talking investment slicksters telling you "what moves you have to make in 2016." What if Hillary Clinton wins? Or Donald Trump?
Dec 30, 2015

In final 2015 column for @MarketWatch: ignore the "experts" when it comes to election-year investing: marketwatch.com/story/best-inv…

Dec 30, 2015

WWR's final 2015 column: ignore the "experts" when it comes to election-year investing: marketwatch.com/story/best-inv…

The gun industry’s biggest threat is Obama leaving office

marketwatch.com — By The stock market has been flat this year, but one sector has had a notably different experience in 2015. If you're into gun stocks, then Merry Christmas to you: Smith & Wesson has more than doubled in market value, while Sturm, Ruger & Co. has jumped two-thirds.
Dec 18, 2015

Latest column for @MarketWatch: Obama as villain has meant record profits for the gun industry marketwatch.com/story/the-gun-…

Dec 18, 2015

WWR's latest column: Problem for the gun industry - which has raked in record $$$ under Obama - is seeing him go marketwatch.com/story/the-gun-…

Dec 18, 2015

A man who has been referred to as the top-producing salesman for the gun industry: marketwatch.com/story/the-gun-… pic.twitter.com/oKlave1sAm

Dec 18, 2015

"Full-time jobs in the gun industry have increased 58% to 263,000" since Obama became President. on.mktw.net/1mch0lT

Jan 06, 2016

Addendum to WWR's recent column on good times for the gun industry ($19B industry in 2009, $42B now) marketwatch.com/story/the-gun-…

From the Ashes: James Monroe and the Monroe Doctrine

medium.com — an excerpt from Under This Roof, from Paul Brandus of the award-winning West Wing Reports - nowavailable on Amazon , Barnes & Noble and wherever books are sold That the United States had been attacked and the nation's capital ravaged by invasion in 1814 was tragically ironic.
Dec 02, 2015

Colorful chapter on James Monroe - the war hero protege of George Washington - in WWR's new book. Here's an excerpt: medium.com/@WestWingRepor…

There’s much about the economy to be thankful for

marketwatch.com — By You know how the media is: always trumpeting bad news. It's not news, for example, when a plane lands safely, right? But when something goes wrong, they're all over it like white on rice. That's how it usually is with our economy too. We're always hearing about our problems. Some $19 trillion in federal debt.
Nov 26, 2015

WWR's latest economics column: Big problems, but also much to be thankful for marketwatch.com/story/theres-m… #MarketWatch

Nov 26, 2015

WWR's latest economics column: Big problems, but also much to be thankful for marketwatch.com/story/theres-m…#MarketWatch

Why millennials are supporting Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

marketwatch.com — By One year from now, we'll elect a new president. It'll be the first opportunity for what I call the wasted generation to vote-not that many will bother. What do I mean by wasted generation?

Lucky or not, the economy does better under Democrats

marketwatch.com — By Listening to all this campaign mudslinging (just 12 more months to go!) I can't figure out whether it's the Republicans who are going to destroy the U.S. economy if they win the White House or if the Democrats will. I guess it depends on whatever side I'm watching, reading or listening to that day.
Oct 27, 2015

Latest column: for whatever the reason, U.S. economy, since WWII, has done better when a D is in the White House. marketwatch.com/story/lucky-or…

Oct 27, 2015

RT @MarketWatch: Lucky or not, the economy does better under Democrats, says @WestWingreport on.mktw.net/1GGBMDk pic.twitter.com/h88u0kNPSY

John F. Kennedy’s Situation Room - and America Inches From Nuclear War

medium.com — an excerpt from Under This Roof, from Paul Brandus of the award-winning West Wing Reports - nowavailable on Amazon and Barnes & Noble In its first iteration, the Situation Room - which is actually a series of rooms - wasn't much. One conference room featured a modest table and room for about eight chairs.
Oct 18, 2015

LOOK at what JFK's Situation Room first looked like - excerpt from WWR's new book on the White House and presidency medium.com/@WestWingRepor…

Oct 18, 2015

RT @WestWingReport: LOOK at what JFK's Situation Room first looked like - excerpt from WWR's new book on the White House and presidency medium.com/@WestWingRepor…

Oct 19, 2015

LOOK at what JFK's Situation Room first looked like - excerpt from WWR's new book on the White House and presidency medium.com/@WestWingRepor…

Oct 19, 2015

RT @WestWingReport: LOOK at what JFK's Situation Room first looked like - excerpt from WWR's new book on the White House and presidency medium.com/@WestWingRepor…

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Feb 08, 2016

Final New Hampshire polls have proved wrong time and again going back decades; "experts" have wound up eating crow many a time

Feb 08, 2016

On eve of 2016's first primary, Sanders/Trump ahead in NH - but the Granite State has always had a way of surprising

Feb 08, 2016

Gasoline down six cents in week to $1.73 (AAA natl. avg). Down approx. -64% from inflation-adjusted high of July 2008

Feb 08, 2016

Next weekend President plays golf in California; Mon/Tue. Feb. 15/16 hosts summit of Southeast Asian leaders; returns to Washington

Feb 08, 2016

Thursday: Fundraising; tapes "Ellen DeGeneres Show" in L.A., more fundraising, overnights L.A.. Friday: Palm Springs (more)

Feb 08, 2016

Monday: President meets Italian Pres. Mattarella; Wed.: addresses Illinois General Assembly; spends night in San Jose, CA (more)

Feb 07, 2016

Gratitude, humility, giving credit to others. Too bad more politicians can't be like Manning. Total class act

Feb 07, 2016

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Feb 07, 2016

#NFL likes to wrap itself in the flag. but charges the military (i.e. taxpayers) millions for the exposure it provides


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