Joel B. Pollak

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After Virginia, Nancy Pelosi Becomes Key to Republican Victory in 2018

Republican losses in Virginia and New Jersey on Tuesday have stressed the need for the party to develop a strong message for 2018. And without achievements in Congress to point to, the party only has one tried-and-tested plan: tie Democrats to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who remains deeply unpopular among Republican voters, and who has clung jealously to power despite leading her party to several historic defeats in recent years.

Kellyanne Conway, Election Night (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

POLLAK: November 9 Was the Day After Groundhog Day

The conventional wisdom is that the past year has been extraordinary, a constant barrage of the unprecedented, the exhilarating, and the outrageous. That is true, to an extent. But on a deeper level, the past year has seen a return to what was once “normal.”

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Scott Adams and the Year of Winning Bigly

By the time you finish Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter, you will not only understand the 2016 election in an entirely new way, but you will see your entire world differently

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NeverTrump ‘Republicans’ Gloat over Democrat Victory in Virginia

The small but vocal contingent of “NeverTrump” Republicans — those who swore never to vote for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, even if that meant handing the country to Hillary Clinton and the Democrats — were exuberant Tuesday night, as Republican gubernatorial candidates went down to defeat in New Jersey and Virginia.

Thabo Mbeki (Gianluigi Guercia / AFP / Getty)

Former South Africa President Denounces His Own Party as Corrupt

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki declared last week that his own party, the African National Congress (ANC), “has become so corrupted that … unprincipled access to political power and the related corrupt self-enrichment has in fact become the norm within the organisation.”

FILE - In this June 13, 2012, file photo then-FBI Director Robert Mueller listens as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mueller took office as FBI director in 2001 expecting to dig into drug cases, white-collar misdeeds and violent crime. A week later was Sept. 11. Overnight, his mission changed and Mueller spent the next 12 years wrestling the agency into a battle-hardened terrorism-fighting force. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

After First Indictments, Still No Evidence of Trump Collusion with Russia

Special Counsel Robert Mueller unveiled the first charges in his investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election on Monday. But after two indictments and a guilty plea, there is still no evidence of any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, as Democrats and their media allies have hoped for months.