2020 Election (page 9)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on a federal judge blocking the N.C. State Board of Elections’ attempt to change absentee ballot rules. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights a clash over reopening schools between the two candidates for N.C. superintendent of public instruction.
    Mitch Kokai, October 5, 2020
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    Democratic Senate candidates differ from party base on court-packing plans

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner highlights a key point of divergence between the activist Democratic party base and candidates seeking to unseat Republican Senate incumbents. Democratic challengers in key Senate contests are rejecting court packing, breaking with their party’s presidential nominee, Joe Biden, who is dodging questions…
    Mitch Kokai, October 2, 2020
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    Biden needs to take court-packing stand

    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden won’t release a list of prospective U.S. Supreme Court nominees. He also won’t say whether he would be open to packing the nation’s highest court with more members. Editors at National Review Online argue Biden ought to reveal his plans. When invited at…
    Mitch Kokai, October 2, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis of Carolina Journal Online review “Grillgate” and other hot items in N.C. politics this week. Michael LaFaive and Joseph Coletti’s Daily Journal explains why the federal government can’t afford more bailouts of state and local governments.
    Mitch Kokai, October 2, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Judge issues scathing order about attempted election-law rewrite

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” discusses U.S. District Judge William Osteen’s response to the N.C. State Board of Elections’ attempt to rewrite state absentee ballot laws. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, October 1, 2020
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    The role of disdain in politics

    Michael Brendan Dougherty of National Review Online ponders recent reports that President Trump makes fun of selected church leaders. Know who else makes fun of people such as Creflo Dollar and Benny Hinn, and who thinks they are full-of-it hustlers and con men? Many conservative religious Trump voters.
    Mitch Kokai, October 1, 2020
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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