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Matt Mackowiak

Matt Mackowiak

Matt Mackowiak is an Austin and Washington, DC-based political and communications consultant and President of Potomac Strategy Group. He has served in senior roles for two U.S. Senators and a Governor, in the Bush administration.  Matt appears regularly on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, CNBC, CBC-TV, and the BBC. From 2007-2009 Matt served as Press Secretary to U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), the fourth highest ranking member of the Republican Leadership, and from 2005-2007 he served in the same role for three-term former U.S. Senator Conrad Burns (R-MT).

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President Donald Trump calls on a reporter as he speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Mississippi for rallies. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) **FILE**

After midterms, White House needs an attitude adjustment

Instead of congressional Democrats existing as a minor irritant, they will now have real power. With their takeover of the House, Democrats will be able to control the flow of legislation on the floor, run the oversight committees, and launch relentless investigations of the administration -- armed with subpoena power. This will be miserable for President Trump, for his West Wing staff, for his Cabinet, and for his family. Published November 28, 2018

Honduras migrants walk to the U.S as they approach Zacapa, about 70 miles northeast of Guatemala City, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. This new group of a few hundred Honduran migrants are behind the first group that has swelled to thousands and is currently traveling through Mexico. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)

Democratic silence on migrant caravan is deafening

Can anyone cite the Democratic Party view on the caravan? Should these thousands of Honduran migrants be allowed to cross illegally? Should their asylum claims be approved en masse? Is simply wanting a better life enough of a reason to allow someone to become an American? Published October 24, 2018

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, gestures as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, on the second day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

As Democrats flail, Kavanaugh sailing to court

This week's Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh served their purpose for the panel's Democrats. Published September 5, 2018

National Trade Council adviser Peter Navarro, second from right, accompanied by from left, President Donald Trump, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and Vice President Mike Pence, speaks during a signing ceremony for executive orders regarding trade in the Oval Office at the White House, Friday, March 31, 2017, in Washington. Trump spoke to the media but left before signing the orders. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) **FILE**

Aide provides no comfort for Trump's troubled trade agenda

American producers and manufacturers are bearing the brunt of the costs, as the trade actions that President Trump has taken have resulted in painful retaliatory tariffs from China, Mexico, Canada and the European Union. The president is being led down this unsuccessful path by Peter Navarro, director of the White House National Trade Council. Published July 25, 2018