Taylor Marsh is a political writer, author and cultural voyeur who lives in the Beltway area of Washington D.C. She is a former Broadway performer and beauty queen who was the Relationship Consultant for LA WEEKLY, then the nation’s top alternative newsweekly. Marsh marks her 20th year in new-media in 2016. Author of The Hillary Effect and The Sexual Education of a Beauty Queen, Taylor turns to fiction for the first time with Below the Beltway.

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Donald Trump, The GOP Nominee

The new CNN/ORC Poll, completed ahead of Trump’s victory last night, found Clinton leads 54% to 41%, a 13-point edge over the New York businessman, her largest lead since last July. [CNN]

THE VOTERS in […]

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Hillary Clinton’s Impressive Pivot in Coal Country

THE WAY to beat Donald Trump isn’t by apologizing, especially when it’s not required.

By now you know all about Secretary Clinton’s engagement with a laid-off miner in West Virginia. The gentleman, Mr. Bo […]

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Trump ‘Cruzing’ Towards Clinton Battle

Right now, Clinton has commitments from an estimated 520 superdelegates to Sanders’ 39. And even if superdelegates were obligated to back candidates at the convention based on the results in their states, he’d likely […]

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Hillary’s Muscular FP in a Post-Obama, Trump Era

“One of the problems the president has, which weakens his diplomatic efforts, is that leaders don’t believe he would use military power. That’s an issue that would separate the president from Hillary Clinton rather […]

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Iraq Chaos, Chapter Infinity

Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have been holding demonstrations and sit-ins for months to demand an overhaul of Iraq’s corrupt and ineffective political system, but Saturday was the first time they broke into […]

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Trump’s World View Hits Elites Over the Head with Reagan

But Trump is also trying to broaden his electoral support, and some analysts said that the views of elites matter less than the populist sound bites about U.S. military and economic strength repeated on […]

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Ted Cruz and the GOP’s Latest Token Chick *Updated*

IF YOU want to send a message to voters that you’re still on track and confident after getting your ass kicked yet again by Donald Trump, you can’t move forward with picking a vice […]

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Trump Presumptive, Clinton Dominates

After months of trying to sideline an unexpectedly deft and well-financed liberal opponent, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday won a series of primaries that freed her to present herself as the de facto victor of […]

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Manafort Drama Continues — ‘Narrow” Path for Sanders

Trump became upset late last week when he learned from media reports that Manafort privately told Republican leaders that the billionaire reality TV star was “projecting an image” for voters and would begin toning […]

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