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 […]
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:
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, […]
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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.
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A majority of Americans really like their president.
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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.
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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.
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.”
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It’s never too early to start talking about 2020.
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“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.
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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.
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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.
Democratic punditry is convinced than a trifecta of FBI Director James Comey, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and some media mogul in his mother’s basement presiding over a vast fake news empire (at […]
Almost a decade after he shaved her husband’s head at WrestleMania, he names her to a cabinet post. When Donald Trump promised no more politics as usual, he wasn’t kidding.
So, President-elect Donald Trump seems to have little interest in an investigation of his vanquished opponent Hillary Clinton, telling the New York Times she has already “suffered greatly” and telling 60 Minutes, […]
Democrat Al Gore would have likely been elected president in 2000 had it not been for Green Party nominee Ralph Nader, who got nearly 100,000 votes in Florida where Bush ended up […]
Donald Trump showed off his diplomatic skills during Thanksgiving week, as he ventured for the first time as president-elect into hostile territory, after making an overture to a hostile actor.
All 10 states that are part of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact are required to give their state’s electoral votes to Hillary Clinton this year when the Electoral College convenes.
The other surprise Republican victory this November was maintaining control of the Senate, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s winning role in the 2016 election shouldn’t be understated.