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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
After Iowa, Romney Poised to Be Republican Pick
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After Iowa, Romney Poised to Be Republican Pick

The race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination will be over quickly, despite what you hear from the pundits.
December 30, 2011
The Mythical Social Security Crisis of 2011
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The Mythical Social Security Crisis of 2011

Even without congressional action, the retirement system won’t go broke for decades, so why all the fuss? It’s all about scaring voters.
September 23, 2011
In 2012 Race, What You See Is What You Get
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In 2012 Race, What You See Is What You Get

It’s too late for any new candidate to make a serious White House bid.
August 26, 2011
The Silent Majority Lives
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The Silent Majority Lives

The Internet amplifies and exaggerates the political fringe -- on both sides. But in the end, the quiet ones will make the most noise.
August 11, 2011
So Long, Speaker Boehner?
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So Long, Speaker Boehner?

With tea partyers reluctant to negotiate, he has only bad choices as the default deadline looms.
July 28, 2011
Lawmakers, Obama Will Reach Debt Ceiling Agreement
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Lawmakers, Obama Will Reach Debt Ceiling Agreement

Both parties in Congress will give ground to avoid default, but it's not going to be pretty.
July 5, 2011
Bachmann's Rise Is Bad News for Pawlenty
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Bachmann's Rise Is Bad News for Pawlenty

Her strength in Iowa threatens the former Minnesota governor’s bid to become the Republican alternative to Mitt Romney.
June 20, 2011
Echoes of Iraq as U.S. Bombs Libya
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Echoes of Iraq as U.S. Bombs Libya

Obama borrows a page from George H.W. Bush’s playbook to deal with a loony leader.
March 21, 2011
David Broder: A Legend and a Gentleman
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David Broder: A Legend and a Gentleman

Remembering a reporter who made Washington -- and journalism -- better.
March 9, 2011