Elections

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    Clinton’s continuing negative impact on the Democratic Party

    Thomas Phippen of the Daily Caller reports on efforts to rebuild the national Democratic Party after its shocking 2016 presidential loss. One year into his mission to fix the Democratic National Committee, chairman Tom Perez says the task is far more challenging than he anticipated. “I knew it…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2018
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    Trump’s relationship with the GOP

    Sarah Westwood of the Washington Examiner reports on President Trump’s interactions with other Republicans heading into this midterm election year. Republicans who once questioned President Trump’s competence or called him a “jackass” have spent recent weeks singing his praises and joining him on Air Force One as the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on concerns surrounding a bill designed to “throttle” North Carolina’s costliest regulations. The Daily Journal questions whether the U.S. Supreme Court will accept lower courts’ plans to have outside experts — called “special masters” — draw North Carolina’s new legislative and…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2018
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    Continetti considers the rush toward Oprah

    Matthew Continetti‘s latest Washington Free Beacon column ponders Democrats’ prospects for 2020. Oh, to have been a fly on the wall in Elizabeth Warren’s house as people went crazy over the prospect of Oprah 2020. I can only imagine Warren’s reaction. Did she yell at the TV? Mutter…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2018
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    Supreme Court could give states more leeway to clean up voting rolls

    Kevin Daley of the Daily Caller assesses the U.S. Supreme Court’s response to a case involving Ohio’s efforts to keep its voter rolls up to date. The Supreme Court hinted it may allow states more flexibility to remove registered voters from state rolls during a lively argument on…
    Mitch Kokai, January 12, 2018
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    What the Oprah presidential buzz says about other Democrats

    Eddie Scarry of the Washington Examiner explores the implications for the Democratic Party of the recent buzz surrounding Oprah Winfrey’s rousing Golden Globes speech. News coverage hyping a potential Oprah Winfrey presidential campaign has revealed that many in the press don’t believe Democrats have any chance of winning…
    Mitch Kokai, January 11, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on the latest court ruling tossing out North Carolina’s congressional election map because of partisan gerrymandering. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why even rare cases of illegal election ballots merit policies that provide safeguards.
    Mitch Kokai, January 10, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online that a three-judge panel’s decision is expected soon in the battle over N.C. legislative election districts. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Gov. Roy Cooper should exercise some leadership in the Atlantic Coast Pipeline debate.
    Mitch Kokai, January 8, 2018