Elections

Senator Ron Johnson (R., WI) questions Chad Wolf, acting Secretary of Homeland Security, at a committee hearing in Washington, D.C., August 6, 2020 (Toni Sandys/Reuters) Politico informs us that Wisconsin Democrats can’t wait to run against incumbent GOP senator Ron Johnson next cycle. Tom Nelson, a former state assembly majority leader, already announced he’ll run
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a campaign event in Lumberton, N.C., October 24, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) On the menu today: walking through President Trump’s not-so-implausible route to 270 electoral votes, state by state, and taking a look at the governor’s races this year — where GOP candidates from deep red states to a few
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President Donald Trump answers a question during the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tenn., October 22, 2020. (Morry Gash/Reuters) There was a low bar for Joe Biden in the first debate, given his cognitive challenges. Because he exceeded that pessimism, he won momentum.  In opposite fashion, there was similarly an expectation that a disruptive Donald
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An election official in Denver collects mail-in ballots after they have completed a process that verifies each voter’s signature on the outside of the envelope with the one on file at the Denver Election Division for the upcoming election in Colorado, October 22, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt/Reuters) The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Friday that ballots from
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This week felt like a month. On the menu today: After President Trump asked, “Would you close down the oil industry?” Biden responded, “I have a transition from the old industry, yes,” and now Biden’s campaign insists the candidate didn’t mean it. Biden also insisted that he “never said I oppose … Read More
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I t is not an attack on the American election. It is an influence operation aimed at the American media, using the $60 billion per annum American intelligence apparatus to pull it off. And it’s working. On Wednesday night, it was suddenly announced that U.S. security services would conduct a press conference
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Campaign signs for President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Erie, Pa., October 20, 2020. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) Menacing notes are just the latest example of the threats, theft, and electoral shenanigans surrounding the final days of campaign season in New Hampshire. ‘You have been identified by our group as being a Trump supporter.”
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Thursday’s debate between President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden is probably what everyone expected the first debate would be like, instead of the discordant, crosstalk-filled food-fight we endured a few weeks ago. Compared to the first debate, this was Lincoln and Douglas. Okay, maybe more like … Read More
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This week felt like a month. On the menu today: After President Trump asked, “Would you close down the oil industry?” Biden responded, “I have a transition from the old industry, yes,” and now Biden’s campaign insists the candidate didn’t mean it. Biden also insisted that he “never said I oppose … Read More
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Higher education has been one of President Trump’s best areas. He and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos have made some noteworthy improvements, particularly the replacement of Obama-era Title IX regulations with ones that are more fair, and an executive order protecting free speech. If there is to be a second term for Trump, higher education
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during the final 2020 presidential campaign debate in Nashville, Tenn., October 22, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Joe Biden is a career liar and he lied some more in the debate, for instance when he dismissed the now well-supported New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s business dealing as “a Russian
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Former Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks during the virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention, August 17, 2020. (2020 Democratic National Convention/Reuters Pool) How did a man who started out as a somewhat interesting and effective fiscal conservative in Congress become the irrelevant blowhard he is today? Joe Biden, having already begun to consider the possibility
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Jaime Harrison speaks during a DNC forum in Baltimore, Md., February 11, 2017. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) Beto was a pretender, Jaime Harrison is a contender. Back in 2018, I wrote about the phenomenon of Great Southern Democratic Hopes — candidates with not-so-great chances of success running in a Republican-learning state who receive wildly optimistic coverage from
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden delivers remarks at a voter mobilization in Durham, N.C., October 18, 2020. (Tom Brenner/Reuters) The Joe Biden presidential campaign held three times more cash on hand than President Trump’s campaign by the end of September, according to Federal Election Commission filings. Biden’s campaign reported $177.3 million on hand, while the
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Donald Trump’s first presidential trip abroad was to Saudi Arabia. On landing, he said, “We are not here to lecture. We are not here to tell other people how to live, what to do, who to be, or how to worship.” That was undoubtedly music to dictators’ ears. It’s their job, as they see it,
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Vaping is supposed to be a form of harm reduction, that is, allow nicotine addicts to have access to the drug without the harmful tars and chemicals in cigarettes that cause cancer, heart disease, and other maladies. Last year, the Journal of the American Heart Association published a study finding that vaping … Read More
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A network television pool cameraman sits in a plexiglass box during technical run-throughs a day ahead of the 2020 vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 6, 2020. (Jim Bourg/Reuters) The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Tuesday it will mute the microphones of President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden during their opponent’s
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A Priority Mail Express collection bin is seen near the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., August 22, 2020. (Erin Scott/Reuters) Trump has a line he’s been using about the dangers of mail-in voting: The problem isn’t absentee ballots that voters request specifically; the problem is in the nine states (plus D.C.) sending “unsolicited” ballots
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President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at in Janesville, Wisc., October 17, 2020. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) I’m far too dumb to be able to shed any light on polls, but I do know something about celebrity and I think I can guarantee this: If President Trump wins re-election, Robert Cahaly is going to become very
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NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he polling aggregator on the website RealClearPolitics shows the margin in polls led by Joe Biden in a blue font and the ones led by Donald Trump in red. For a while, the battleground states have tended to be uniformly blue, except for polls conducted by the Trafalgar Group. If you
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The dual town halls of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump are seen on television monitors at a restaurant ahead of the election in Tampa, Fla., October 15, 2020. (Octavio Jones/Reuters) On the menu today: a whole lot from last night’s dueling network town halls, where Biden said he’ll reveal his position
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Voters cast their ballots during early voting in Chicago, Ill., October 14, 2016. (Jim Young/Reuters) Focus on upward mobility, especially homeownership, advises demographer Joel Kotkin. Joel Kotkin, the Presidential Fellow of Urban Futures at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., has written extensively on demographics, housing, and issues related to income inequality in the 21st century.
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According to a 2015 email, then–vice president Joe Biden met with a top executive at Burisma, the Ukrainian energy firm that paid Biden’s son, Hunter, $50,000 a month to sit on its board. Earlier, the Burisma executive had asked Hunter to use his influence to quell Ukrainian government officials who were … Read More
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