2020 Election

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    Some Democrats worry about Harris and the Barrett hearings

    Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner reports on one source of concern on the political left. California Sen. Kamala Harris has carved a reputation for incisive questioning of congressional witnesses, but that strength risks becoming a weakness during Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s Senate confirmation hearings. Harris…
    Mitch Kokai, September 30, 2020
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    First debate highlights the ‘battle of the preppers’

    Tevi Troy explains the history of important behind-the-scenes work that will set the stage for tonight’s first presidential debate. Donald Trump and Joe Biden will take center stage for the presidential debates that begin on Tuesday, but the real work will be done by a small but influential…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2020
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    Harris signals nature of Supreme Court confirmation fight

    A weekend statement from Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris offers a hint about the pending fight over President Trump’s latest Supreme Court nomination. Naomi Lim reports for the Washington Examiner. Sen. Kamala Harris ripped President Trump’s Supreme Court pick in a searing statement, setting up a showdown…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2020
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    Gun-control group ignores its own issue to sway elections

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon details the surprising strategy a gun-control group is using to influence swing-state elections. The nation’s largest gun-control group dodged guns entirely in a new swing state ad campaign that abandons the group’s core issue to focus on health care. Documents obtained…
    Mitch Kokai, September 29, 2020
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    Which Biden will show up for the debate?

    J.T. Young writes for the American Spectator about the Democratic presidential nominee’s upcoming debate test. If this is the most important election in decades, this is its most important moment. Thus far, this campaign has been a referendum on Trump; Tuesday’s debate will be one on Biden. Its…
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Rick Henderson report for Carolina Journal Online on a new federal lawsuit targeting a lawsuit settlement involving the State Board of Elections. John Hood’s Daily Journal contrasts the candidates in North Carolina’s historic lieutenant governor’s race.
    Mitch Kokai, September 28, 2020
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    Supreme Court clash bolsters Trump

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner focuses on the electoral impact of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s untimely death. The upcoming Supreme Court nomination fight is uniting the Republican Party around President Trump ahead of November’s election like few issues could. Not even impeachment could keep Sen.
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2020
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    Delaware could offer a preview of a Biden-led America

    Zoe Callaway warns National Review Online readers about the potential impact of turning over the federal governments’ reins to Delaware Democrat Joe Biden. At the Democratic National Convention, presidential hopeful Joe Biden told the audience, “This is a life-changing election. This will determine what America is going to…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2020