2020 Election (page 2)

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    Bernie’s embrace of gun control

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon documents Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wavering support for — and eventual rejection of — key gun-rights arguments. Bernie Sanders has campaigned on his reputation as an outsider to become the Democratic presidential frontrunner, but the independent Vermont senator, who long took moderate…
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2020
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    National Review Online targets North Carolina’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary

    Jack Crowe of National Review Online highlights a key issue in the contest for North Carolina’s Democratic U.S. Senate nomination. Cal Cunningham, the front-runner in the North Carolina Democratic Senate primary, recently emphasized his commitment to reducing tuition costs in an op-ed placed in the UNC student newspaper.
    Mitch Kokai, February 19, 2020
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    Countering the narrative of Bloomberg as centrist

    Editors at Issues and Insights want no one to buy into the narrative that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would offer a centrist choice to Democratic presidential primary voters. Michael Bloomberg has been blanketing the airwaves with ads that tout his up-by-his-bootstraps success, his can-do attitude,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2020
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    Biden argues Democrats have ignored black voters

    John Gage writes for the Washington Examiner about former Vice President Joe Biden’s ongoing attempt to salvage his presidential bid. Joe Biden believes Democrats lost the 2016 presidential election because they did not campaign hard enough for black support. “Every time they’ve run, whether it’s — take Carter…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2020
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    Bloomberg and Hillary? Don’t bet on it

    John Fund of National Review Online doesn’t buy into the prediction that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg could select Hillary Clinton as his presidential running mate. There’s no better evidence that Mike Bloomberg’s chances of getting the Democratic nomination are on the rise than the fact…
    Mitch Kokai, February 18, 2020
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    Warren blames media for her campaign woes

    Sounding more and more like Hillary Clinton every day, Elizabeth Warren has found a new way to pass the buck for her presidential campaign’s failures. Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon reports that Warren’s latest excuse involves mainstream media outlets. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.,…
    Mitch Kokai, February 17, 2020
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    Making more sense of wealth tax’s impact

    Alan Viard and Erin Melly of the American Enterprise Institute try to help people translate wealth tax proposals into more familiar terms. Although the wealth taxes proposed by two prominent Democratic presidential candidates have drawn wide attention, the discussion has not always made clear that wealth tax rates…
    Mitch Kokai, February 17, 2020
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    If you’re mad at Bloomberg …

    Margot Cleveland explains in a Federalist column that a recent controversy involving former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg could have an impact on one of his Democratic presidential opponents, too. On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, Democrat presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg took a hit when…
    Mitch Kokai, February 14, 2020