President Donald Trump knows how to do a press conference leaving the Morning Joe gang—smirks notwithstanding—nodding in approval, Ann Coulter miffed, and both characterizing his string of statements as a flip-flop-o-rama.
About Fred Lucas
He has reported national politics and public affairs for FoxNews.com, TheBlaze, The Weekly Standard, Townhall, CNSNews.com and other media outlets.
Before coming to Washington, Fred was an award-winning state capitol reporter in Kentucky and Connecticut. He has been a guest on several political talk shows and is the author of two books, most recently “Tainted by Suspicion: The Secret Deals and Electoral Chaos of Disputed Presidential Elections” (Stairway Press, 2016).
He earned a Masters at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and a BA at Western Kentucky University. He lives with his wife Basia and dog Jake in Northern Virginia.
Posts by Fred Lucas:
President Donald Trump campaigned as the anti-Bush/Cheney Republican, the leader who wouldn’t be the policeman to the world.
1 HEADER Donald Trump, 1 HEADER drainingswamp, 1 HEADER Healthcare, 1 HEADER House, 1 HEADER immigration, 1 HEADER republicans, 1 HEADER Senate, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS checks and balances, Fred Lucas, freedom caucus, separation of powers
President Donald Trump, having lost to the conservative wing of his party on the Obamacare replacement bill, opted to declare war on a group that he might need.
There is no Electoral College in College Station, Texas, to override the popular vote, but that still doesn’t explain the unnecessary distraction for Energy Secretary Rick Perry in what was an obvious […]
In the 1996 election, when President Bill Clinton was well ahead of his Republican opponent Bob Dole, GOP voters found hope that polls also consistently found sizable majorities didn’t trust the president.
Is Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer’s filibuster threat for real? It seems like a mighty big long term risk for Democrats. Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals managed […]
The Neil Gorsuch hearing is quite partisan a year after Merrick Garland was denied even having a hearing.
I have to wonder if President Donald Trump has truly been a fan of Andrew Jackson—whose 250th birthday he recently marked—or if he simply started to dig the guy because of the […]
“Hillary for Mayor” signs are hitting New York, in what some of her supporters hope will launch Hillary Clinton back into 2020 presidential campaign, and perhaps others see as the best bet […]
There has been much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth over Steve Bannon’s position in the White House and parodies of him as, somehow, the real president.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres perhaps put things in perspective on Thursday by asserting, “Countries should let journalists work independently, without undue interference.”
FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS barrack obama, Donald Trump, edward snowden, first 100 days, fourth estate, Fred Lucas, glenn greenwald, intercept, james risen, libel, libel laws, mainstream media, media, new york times, obama, president obama, press, Tainted by Suspicion, Trump
President Donald Trump’s assertion that the news media is “the enemy of the American people,” and a press conference full of name-calling, such as “fake news” and “failing,” came across to some […]
Maybe Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is thinking two or three moves ahead of everyone else, which much of his history would indicate.
The Michael Flynn firing as National Security Adviser and rejection of Andy Puzder to be labor secretary were major embarrassments for the Trump White House, but that might be all it is, […]
1 HEADER Donald Trump, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS calexit, calhounifornia, california, congress, Fred Lucas, immigrant ban, immigration, jerry brown, john c. calhoun, kevin de leon, muslim ban, new york, new york state, new york state liberty act, nullification, sanctuary city, sanctuary state, secession, Tainted by Suspicion, texas v. white, vice president calhoun, vp calhoun, yes california
In the mid-1800s, Vice President John C. Calhoun mainstreamed the concept of nullification, the thinking that a state can simply disobey federal laws it believes are unconstitutional or harmful to its interest.
1 HEADER Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Economic Policy, Election 2016, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS, Foreign Policy, Health Care Policy 2016 Elections, Immigration Policy 2016 Elections, Republican Party, Supreme Court aca, affordable care act, antonin scalia, approval rating, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Celebrity Apprentice, congress, Fred Lucas, muslim ban, neil gorsuch, Obamacare, rasmussen, schwarzenegger, Tainted by Suspicion
A majority of Americans really like their president.
1 HEADER Donald Trump, American Life, Election 2016, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS, Hillary Clinton Claire Underwood, commander-in-chief, cyrus bean, dallas, fitzgerald grant, Frank Underwood, Fred Lucas, House of Cards, j.r. ewing, jed bartlett, mellie grant, Netflix, olivia pope, political fiction, political soap opera, Scandal, soap opera, Tainted by Suspicion, television, tv, west wing
With a stranger-than-fiction 2016 campaign behind us, now we have to settle for actual fiction, if we want to continue being presidential election junkies.
1 HEADER Donald Trump, Democratic Party, Election 2016, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS, Hillary Clinton, Republican Party dead people voting, Fred Lucas, illegal immigrant voting, illegal voting, noncitizen voting, russia, Russian hacker, Russian hacking, Tainted by Suspicion, voter fraud
Democrats could insist the moon landing was staged and that 9/11 was an inside job and it wouldn’t mean either was true. Neither does saying voter fraud is a myth.
1 HEADER Donald Trump, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS, Republican Party dwight eisenhower, Fred Lucas, mark levin, nationalism, new nationalism, new york, new york city, new yorker, Teddy Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt
The New Yorker known for his chutzpah stood before his enthusiastic audience declaring politics “must be made simpler, easier, and freer from confusion for every citizen.”
1 HEADER Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Election 2016, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS, Republican Party approval rating, Bill Clinton, bush, carter, comey, elizabeth warren, first 100 days, fivethirtyeight, nate silver, reagan
It’s never too early to start talking about 2020.
1 HEADER Donald Trump, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS, Republican Party abraham lincoln, ben carson, betsy devos, bob mcdonald, cabinet of disrupters, congress, david shulkin, doris kerns goodwin, elaine chao, Fred Lucas, Jeff Sessions, mitch mcconnell, Rex Tillerson, rick perry, scott pruitt, steven mnuchin, team of rivals, tom price
“Team of Rivals” is described by Doris Kerns Goodwin’s book on President Abraham Lincoln filling his cabinet with men he defeated for the Republican nomination.
1 HEADER Donald Trump, 1 HEADER internationalnews, Barack Obama, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS, Foreign Policy Benjamin Netanyahu, Fred Lucas, george w. bush, Israel, John Kerry, putin, russia, Tainted by Suspicion, United Nations, vladimir putin
President Barack Obama left U.S.-Israeli relations at their lowest point, leaving office with a United Nations resolution condemning the Jewish state’s settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
1 HEADER Cabinet, 1 HEADER Donald Trump, 1 HEADER former-president, 1 HEADER MEDIA, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS Access Hollywood, ACLU, american civil liberties union, amite swadhin, Bill Clinton, billy bush, confirmation hearing, david cole, Jeff Sessions, patrick leahy, sexual assault, Trump video
It takes an attorney general confirmation hearing in 2017 to realize Republicans impeached Bill Clinton for the wrong crime in 1999.
So, the intelligence report released Friday says, “Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election” in part to “denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her […]
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., could be giving his one-time generous political donor, President-elect Donald Trump, a nice big political gift for the new year.
It turned into a great post-Christmas hypothetical, when President Barack Obama said he would have done what Hillary Clinton couldn’t—beat Donald Trump in 2016.