Elections

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    Biden’s record fails another progressive test

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a piece of Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden’s past that the candidate is unlikely to trumpet himself. Women working for former vice president Joe Biden were paid less than their male counterparts during the entirety of Biden’s 35 years in…
    Mitch Kokai, December 12, 2019
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    Snapshot of the Day

    Harper Polling surveyed likely Republican primary voters on a number of issues, including choices for U.S. Senate and Governor. Former Gov. Pat McCrory — who is not running — leads the poll with 42% of likely voters choosing him. Carolina Journal reports on the latest poll here.  …
    Donna Martinez, December 11, 2019
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    A double standard for Biden’s insults

    Mark Hemingway of the Federalist contrasts mainstream media treatment of President Trump and a potential electoral foe. Everyone was buzzing last week about Joe Biden’s confrontation with a voter in Iowa who had the temerity to ask about son Hunter’s extremely lucrative job on the board of Ukrainian…
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2019
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    Anti-gun Bloomberg appears confused about gun laws

    Stephen Gutowski of the Washington Free Beacon documents former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s misunderstanding of one of his core issues. Michael Bloomberg, who has spent years bankrolling the gun-control movement, fumbled facts and made muddled claims on how gun laws work while laying out his campaign’s…
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2019
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    Democrats seem to believe the election is too important to leave to voters

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online highlights a particularly disturbing element of congressional Democrats’ argument for impeachment of President Trump. The Democrats believe that the 2020 election is too important to be left to the voters. It’s obvious that President Donald Trump withheld defense aid to Ukraine to…
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2019
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    Warren’s health care ‘bridge to nowhere’

    Michael Brendan Dougherty writes for National Review Online about response to Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren’s health care proposals. Elizabeth Warren has decided to be very, very specific. Her whole campaign has been a slogan about disclosure: “I have a plan for that,” she says. And her supporters…
    Mitch Kokai, December 11, 2019
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    Warren shouldn’t blame sexism

    Alexandra DeSanctis uses a National Review Online column to push back against the argument that sexism is hurting Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren’s campaign. Warren now sits at just 14.8 percent in the RCP average, in third place behind Bernie Sanders, with about half the support Biden has.
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2019
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    ‘Medicare for all’ as campaign killer

    Mathew Continetti writes at National Review Online about the negative political impact of supporting “Medicare for all” proposals. Yes, it helps to have a reason for your candidacy beyond media reports that you check all the right boxes. But the argument that [Kamala] Harris flopped because of a…
    Mitch Kokai, December 10, 2019