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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on Bidenomics and Republican economic policies in Maryland on Sept. 14.

Latest inflation data shows Americans are still not buying Bidenomics

A gas station in Virginia shows still-high prices last month.

Voters ask: Is anything working in America?

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley got a small bump from the first GOP presidential primary debate.

Why GOP candidates should go positive at next 2024 debate

Gas prices are expected to again rise, warns columnist David Winston.

Voters just aren’t buying ‘Bidenomics’

President Joe Biden addresses the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Memorial Day 2023. As the 2024 election approaches, unpredictability seems to be the prevailing theme.

The chaos of the 2024 election campaign

GOP primary voters need to think about which presidential candidate can help deliver the party both chambers in Congress.

Republican presidential primary: More at stake than just the White House

Lael Brainard, director of the National Economic Council, briefs reporters at the White House about President Biden's Wednesday economic speech.

‘Bidenomics’ won’t fix president’s economic problems

Former President Donald Trump watches a video of President Joe Biden playing during a political rally in November in Florida.

Trump vs. Biden II: The rematch voters don’t want

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik conduct a news conference after the House passed the Fiscal Responsibility Act on May 31.

Debt deal: Biden miscalculates, McCarthy wins 

Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., at a news conference with Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., on March 22.

Debt talks: Why Republicans shouldn’t allow tax increases on the table

Former President Donald Trump playing golf on May 3 at his Trump Turnberry course in South Ayrshire, Scotland.

Will 2024 be a personality contest or a policy debate?

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy reported little progress toward a debt deal after a White House meeting Tuesday.

Debt talks: Fiscal discipline vs. no negotiation

President Joe Biden in the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday.

Trillion-dollar deficits: Biden’s new normal

Gas prices over $5 a gallon are displayed at a filling station on April 12 in San Rafael, Calif.

Biden’s Ireland trip overshadowed by events — foreign and domestic

House Majority Leader Steve Scalise speaks during a news conference after the House passed the “Lower Energy Costs Act” on March 30.

House Republicans’ energy bill deserves a second look

President Joe Biden addresses the media earlier this month. Every president since Jimmy Carter has had a lower inflation rate than Biden at this point in his presidency, and the last three scored under Biden by more than 10 percent, Winston writes.

Introducing the ‘Presidential Inflation Rate’: Biden trails only Carter

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing Tuesday.

Voters are smarter than Biden thinks

President Joe Biden showed little empathy, no sense of urgency and a surprisingly low amount of compassion during a recent interview with David Muir of ABC News, Winston writes. Above, Biden speaks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in February.

Biden’s roller coaster of catastrophes

We have seen former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley attack Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attack Haley, and New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu attack former President Donald Trump — and the presidential race is barely underway, Winston writes. Above, Haley discusses her bid last week.

For 2024 GOP field, it’s time for Reagan’s ‘Eleventh Commandment’

President Joe Biden may have thought he scored a win with his comments on Social Security and Medicare on Tuesday night, but he was wrong, Winston writes. Above, Biden makes his way out of the Capitol after delivering the State of the Union.

Is Joe Biden out of touch, or is he just cynical?

Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi crossed a line, and now Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries can’t go back, Winston writes.

Pelosi started a war Jeffries has to finish 

Democrats and the media should stop focusing on the slimness of Kevin McCarthy’s margin and start understanding why they lost, Winston writes.

In elections, a win is a win. And Republicans won

Governing by shakedown doesn’t work, Winston writes. Above, Freedom Caucus chair Rep. Scott Perry and Rep. Matt Gaetz walk to a meeting in the Capitol on Wednesday night.

The ‘spoiler caucus’ is creating chaos

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema seems to understand that independents are the voters to watch when it comes to both parties’ chances in 2024, Winston writes.

Sinema aligns with independents. Smart!

Senate candidate Herschel Walker should have won the first time around, Winston writes — but it wasn’t about mail-in ballots or election malevolence. Above, Walker speaks at a campaign rally on Nov. 4.

Georgia settles the Senate again

Independents don’t respond well to attack ads, and strategists care too much about the base, Winston writes. Above, voters wait to fill out ballots on Election Day in Washington, D.C.

It was all about the independents, again

House Democratic leaders have had some creative things to say in recent days about inflation, Winston writes. Above, Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, left, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer.

Democrats are haunted by inflation

Republicans have a real opportunity to win the Hispanic vote, but only if they understand the issues that matter, Winston writes. Above, a voting sign is seen at a polling place in New York in August.

Hispanics: The newest swing voter

President Joe Biden can spin the numbers all he wants, but inflation is still a big problem, Winston writes.

Why Biden’s economic spin doesn’t hold up

Despite the best efforts of President Joe Biden, people aren’t swayed by esoteric discussions about inflation when the price of eggs is up, Winston writes.

Biden’s fix for inflation: Process, not progress

Joe Biden won in 2020 because he won the political middle. Now he’s playing to his base, Winston writes.

Independents will make or break Biden and the Democrats in November

Democrats like Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Sean Patrick Maloney, shown with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are playing a dangerous game, Winston writes.

Democrats say they’re saving democracy. So why are they bending it?

Sen. Joe Manchin needs to answer some questions now that he’s bought into his party’s empty promises, Winston writes.

Say it ain’t so, Joe Manchin

Perhaps President Joe Biden ought to look beyond his economic circle and listen to a wider group, Winston writes.

Voters already believe we’re in recession

As Joe Biden heads to the Middle East, he leaves behind a Democratic Party in turmoil, Winston writes. Above, the president speaks about gas prices in June.

Joe Biden’s presidency is out of gas

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer have a lot to figure out before November’s midterms, writes Winston.

These 4 questions will haunt Democrats this summer

Voters thought they were electing a president who could guide the country through rough waters, but what they got was an old-school Keynesian, writes Winston.

Recession or no recession: Who’s a voter to believe?

Americans have reached a staggering level of dissatisfaction not only with President Joe Biden, but with government as a whole, Winston writes.

Biden unites country, but it’s not what you think

President Joe Biden can write all the Wall Street Journal op-eds he wants, but that doesn’t mean he has a real plan, Winston writes. Above, Biden meets with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Tuesday.

Biden’s new ‘transition’ economy is just ‘Build Back Better 3.0’

For more than a year, Gov. Brian Kemp and others in Georgia have drawn the former president’s ire. But Republican voters have moved on, Winston writes. Above, Kemp celebrates his nomination Tuesday night.

A third Trump miss in Georgia

We’re beginning to see the Biden effect extend beyond the president’s own unpopularity to both congressional Democrats and the federal government itself, Winston writes.

The Biden effect is real

President Joe Biden’s prescription for what ails the economy is really just old-school Keynesian economics wrapped up in new green packaging, Winston writes.

Biden talks inflation: Another swing and a miss

The coming midterm election isn’t looking good for the party of President Joe Biden, seen here behind his former boss at the State of the Union in 2009.

Will Biden’s 2022 midterms be worse than Obama’s in 2010?

Polling shows Democrats are still losing on crime and safety, even as leaders try to move past “defund the police,” Winston writes.

‘Defund the police’ still haunts Democrats

Policemen and city workers load a vehicle Tuesday with bodies found in the Ukrainian town of Bucha after Russian troops withdrew.

The war in Ukraine changed this week

President Joe Biden arrives to the U.S. Capitol Rotunda before paying respects to the late Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, whose remains were lying in state in Statuary Hall on Tuesday.

Biden: Crisis of credibility

President Joe Biden greets Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., on Friday before addressing the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference in Philadelphia.

What did Democrats deliver?

A pumpjack pumps oil near Bakersfield, Texas, last April. The Biden administration’s “lead-from-behind” policies are becoming more alarming, Winston writes.

Joe Biden’s ‘reckless disregard’ of reality

President Joe Biden told lawmakers at the State of the Union address Tuesday that "COVID-19 need no longer control our lives."

Biden’s State of the Union: a swing and a miss

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on developments in Ukraine and announces sanctions against Russia from the White House on Tuesday.

Biden always behind the curve