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Darcy Oberding

Business, economics and politics writer

I mostly write about business, economics, politics and all that fun stuff.
Donald Trump Impeachment Is His Opponents' Wishful

Donald Trump Impeachment Is His Opponents' Wishful Thinking

Some feel like impeachment is just around the corner. And if is not currently, then Trump will do something so reprehensible that the Republican Party will realize the folly of their ways and move forward with an impeachment process. This is not going to happen as long as the Republicans control Congress.
03/02/2017 09:42 EST
Rex Tillerson Represents A Major Test For

Rex Tillerson Represents A Major Test For Republicans

Republican senators who have been hawkish on Russia will likely be placed in the uncomfortable position of deciding whether to confirm Exxon Mobil CEO, Rex Tillerson, President-elect Trump's nomination for Secretary of State. There is a chance, albeit one with low probability, that Tillerson's nomination will not even reach the Senate floor.
12/20/2016 06:59 EST
U.S. Polling Results Could Represent The New

U.S. Polling Results Could Represent The New Normal

It would be unfair to say Donald Trump cannot win the election. At the same time, it would be inaccurate to say he doesn't face an incredibly steep uphill battle. The polls tell the story that will unfold in full over the next few months.
08/18/2016 12:29 EDT
Do Vice Presidential Picks Matter During An

Do Vice Presidential Picks Matter During An Election?

The impact a vice presidential pick may have on a ticket extends beyond just the crude calculation of trying to figure out how many more votes they are directly responsible for. The vice presidential pick becomes a central figure to the campaign and helps shape the campaigns narrative and refine the campaigns voice for the media.
07/06/2016 12:04 EDT
Underestimating Trump Could Be Hillary Clinton's Biggest

Underestimating Trump Could Be Hillary Clinton's Biggest Mistake

The certainty of Clinton success is brought into question when we accept the fact that Clinton and Trump were virtually tied in polls towards the end of May. In what has been possibly the worst month a presumptive nominee could have, we see Trump still within five per cent of Clinton nationally, and still very competitive in key battleground states.
06/28/2016 15:35 EDT