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David Morris

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.
Trump's Agenda and Challenges
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Trump's Agenda and Challenges

What lies ahead for the President-Elect.
November 12, 2016
E-Mail Blowup Unlikely to Derail Clinton
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E-Mail Blowup Unlikely to Derail Clinton

With millions of ballots already cast, news of renewed FBI interest in Hillary Clinton's e-mails may be too late to change the outcome.
October 31, 2016
Clinton on Track to Win 2016 Presidential Election
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Clinton on Track to Win 2016 Presidential Election

Trump can win the White House, but faces an uphill climb.
September 2, 2016
Bumpy Road Ahead in 2016 Presidential Race
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Bumpy Road Ahead in 2016 Presidential Race

Trump will get a bounce after the Republican convention, but Clinton is poised to regain ground.
July 22, 2016
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Why Trump Will Win the GOP Presidential Nomination
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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.
April 25, 2016
The Far-Reaching Impact of Supreme Court Justice Scalia's Death
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The Far-Reaching Impact of Supreme Court Justice Scalia's Death

What it means for Congress, business cases and the 2016 elections.
February 15, 2016
Boehner’s Resignation Makes Government Shutdown Less Likely – For Now
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Boehner’s Resignation Makes Government Shutdown Less Likely – For Now

Bigger fights over the federal budget are in store amid divided Republicans in Congress.
September 26, 2015
GOP Infighting Complicates Presidential Bid
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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.
August 20, 2015
7 Top Challenges Facing the New Republican Majority
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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.
November 5, 2014
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Five States That Hold the Key to Control of the Senate
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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.
October 2, 2014
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Republicans Can Win Back the Senate, but Will They?
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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.
May 13, 2014
The GOP’s Uphill Fight for the White House
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The GOP’s Uphill Fight for the White House

Bitter primary battles ahead plus tough Electoral College math pose big challenges.
April 21, 2014
Firms Have Much to Lose as Congress Wrestles With Privacy
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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.
February 4, 2014
Federal Budget Cuts Won’t Slow Reliance on Contractors
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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.
November 27, 2013
Government Shutdown Puts Boehner in a Tough Spot
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Government Shutdown Puts Boehner in a Tough Spot

The speaker’s stark choice: Please the tea party or lose his job.
October 1, 2013
Can a Government Shutdown Be Avoided?
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Can a Government Shutdown Be Avoided?

With lawmakers and President Obama far apart, compromise seems to be a dirty word in Washington.
August 6, 2013
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Benghazi, IRS Cloud Obama's Agenda
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Benghazi, IRS Cloud Obama's Agenda

Administration stumbles give Republicans new grounds to fight back in the second term.
May 14, 2013
Obama, House Republicans Face Messier Fights Ahead
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Obama, House Republicans Face Messier Fights Ahead

In a divided Washington, the worst is yet to come.
January 4, 2013
Our Forecast: Obama Likely To Win
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Our Forecast: Obama Likely To Win

Romney closed the gap but the electoral map still works against him as Election Day draws near.
October 26, 2012
Presidency Within Reach for Romney
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Presidency Within Reach for Romney

Obama has lost momentum in the 2012 campaign. Now he may lose the White House.
October 17, 2012
Five Reasons Why Obama Lost the Debate
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Five Reasons Why Obama Lost the Debate

A weak night by the president gives Mitt Romney new life in the race for the White House.
October 4, 2012
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Obama Headed for 2012 Win?
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Obama Headed for 2012 Win?

Romney needs a big shift in momentum to close the gap, but time is running short.
September 14, 2012
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Road to the White House: Deep Mud Ahead
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Road to the White House: Deep Mud Ahead

After upbeat conventions, Romney and Obama will stick to attacks.
September 11, 2012
Is Ryan the Right Choice for Romney?
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Is Ryan the Right Choice for Romney?

The vice presidential pick is a bold one, but the risks may outweigh the rewards.
August 20, 2012
Why the Odds Favor Another Term for Obama
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Why the Odds Favor Another Term for Obama

Romney can win, but voter perceptions about the economy leave a difficult path.
August 20, 2012
Obama's Immigration Move Puts Romney In a Bind
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Obama's Immigration Move Puts Romney In a Bind

Decision to bypass Rubio and write off Hispanic vote makes economy even more critical to Romney’s chances.
June 20, 2012
For Obama and Romney, a Closer Presidential Race
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For Obama and Romney, a Closer Presidential Race

Perceptions of the economy this summer will shape the outcome of the 2012 election.
June 13, 2012