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David Morris

Deputy Managing Editor
The Kiplinger Letter

Morris has covered every presidential election since 1984 and has been based in Washington since 1994. Before joining Kiplinger in 2010, he directed exit polling operations for The Associated Press, was chief White House correspondent for Bloomberg News and was managing editor and executive editor of National Journal's CongressDaily. He was also assistant director of the polling unit for ABC News, worked for three Pennsylvania newspapers and directed AP's bureau in Sacramento, Cal.

Latest Features

Washington Matters
September 2016

Clinton on Track to Win 2016 Presidential Election

Trump can win the White House, but faces an uphill climb.

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Washington Matters
July 2016

Bumpy Road Ahead in 2016 Presidential Race

Trump will get a bounce after the Republican convention, but Clinton is poised to regain ground.

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Washington Matters
April 2016

Why Trump Will Win the GOP Presidential Nomination

Republican leaders worry he will hand the White House to Hillary Clinton, but they waited too long to try to stop him.

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Washington Matters
February 2016

The Far-Reaching Impact of Supreme Court Justice Scalia's Death

What it means for Congress, business cases and the 2016 elections.

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Washington Matters
September 2015

Boehner’s Resignation Makes Government Shutdown Less Likely – For Now

Bigger fights over the federal budget are in store amid divided Republicans in Congress.

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Washington Matters
August 2015

GOP Infighting Complicates Presidential Bid

Upshot of the first debate: The battle between the pro-business wing and tea partyers is likely to drag on, to the delight of Democrats.

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Washington Matters
November 2014

7 Top Challenges Facing the New Republican Majority

Winning was easy. Now Mitch McConnell and the GOP have to figure out whether to work around or with President Obama.

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Washington Matters
October 2014

Five States That Hold the Key to Control of the Senate

Don’t be surprised if Democrats keep power. But either way, gridlock will remain.

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Washington Matters
May 2014

Republicans Can Win Back the Senate, but Will They?

Though the GOP will pick up seats this fall, winning six seats from Democrats is an iffy proposition.

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Washington Matters
April 2014

The GOP’s Uphill Fight for the White House

Bitter primary battles ahead plus tough Electoral College math pose big challenges.

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Washington Matters
February 2014

Firms Have Much to Lose as Congress Wrestles With Privacy

The threat of lost business will push lawmakers to limit collection of phone data -- for now.

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Washington Matters
November 2013

Federal Budget Cuts Won’t Slow Reliance on Contractors

Even with sequestration, Washington will pay $6 trillion for outside help for the rest of the decade.

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Washington Matters
October 2013

Government Shutdown Puts Boehner in a Tough Spot

The speaker’s stark choice: Please the tea party or lose his job.

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Washington Matters
August 2013

Can a Government Shutdown Be Avoided?

With lawmakers and President Obama far apart, compromise seems to be a dirty word in Washington.

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Washington Matters
May 2013

Benghazi, IRS Cloud Obama's Agenda

Administration stumbles give Republicans new grounds to fight back in the second term.

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Washington Matters
January 2013

Obama, House Republicans Face Messier Fights Ahead

In a divided Washington, the worst is yet to come.

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Washington Matters
October 2012

Our Forecast: Obama Likely To Win

Romney closed the gap but the electoral map still works against him as Election Day draws near.

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