Mike Berman’s Washington Watch

No. 152

January 14, 2017

In this Washington Watch:

State of the Nation: Employment; Political Parties; FedEx; One Country?; Looking to the Future; Odds and Ends
President Obama: A Retrospective; Michelle Obama
A Last Look at the 2016 election
Our Elected Leadership as of January 21, 2017
President-Elect Trump
Women Will Get It Done: Women in Politics
Spread Some Cheer
Restaurant: Sfoglina

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State of the Nation

As with last month, any statements in this issue of the Watch which are not sourced are mine. The United States is now a country of 323 million people. [Bureau of the Census] “In 1970, foreign-born people made up less...

President Obama: A Retrospective

The time was 9:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, July 27, 2004. The place was the podium of the Democratic National Convention in Boston. (I was the manager of the schedule for that convention.) The Kerry campaign had selected a 2004...

A Last Look at the 2016 Election

Note: Campaigns that lose close elections are plagued for weeks, months or years by the “what ifs”. What if this or what if that? Articles are written, lists are developed, speeches are made, forums are attended or organized. And then...

Our Elected Leadership as of January 21, 2017

The political leadership of this country, down through the state level, is controlled by Republicans.   Republican Democrat Other President 1 0 x U.S. Senate Members 62 46 2 Independents U.S. House Members 241 194   Governors 33 16 1...

President-Elect Trump

President-Elect Trump held his first news conference of the pre-January 20th period on January 11th. Most of the press conference focused on a report by a lawyer from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, a prominent D.C. law firm, as to how...


“Women in Congress sponsor and co-sponsor more bills than men do, and bring 9 percent more federal money to their home districts, according to a study in the American Journal of Political Science.” … “In a new analysis of the...

Women Will Get it Done: Women in Politics

Today, women hold more seats in Congress than ever before, but this record number still only accounts for 20% of total seats. Women comprise more than 50% of the general U.S. population, but only hold 25% of seats in state...

Spread Some Cheer

“Doing good feels great. Good cheer starts here! You inspire us and we want to inspire you with ideas for spreading cheer. Use one yourself or tear off and pass on to someone else to carry on during the season...

Restaurant: Sfoglina

Washington, DC: We will dine here again in the future.

Thoughts About ...

In Memory of

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