Elections (page 2)

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    Peak Bernie

    Emily Larsen of the Washington Examiner asks whether Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has reached the pinnacle of his presidential campaign popularity. Socialist Bernie Sanders, facing sharp competition on his left, is seeing support flag for his 2020 Democratic presidential bid. The independent senator from Vermont dipped to 13%…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2019
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    Biden’s past coming back to bite him: Redneck edition

    Alana Goodman of the Washington Examiner reports on another element of Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden’s past that might disturb progressives. Joe Biden has described himself on the 2020 campaign trail as one of the most liberal members of the Senate, but in reality he has spent much…
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on Senate approval of the state farm bill, including provisions for industrial hemp. Dan Way reports on the N.C. elections board’s decision to delay certification of vendors providing voting machines. The Daily Journal urges policymakers to avoid a top-down approach…
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2019
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    Democratic debate as beauty contest

    Monica Showalter argues for the American Thinker that the 20-person Democratic presidential debate resembles a beauty pageant more than a legitimate political contest. Why do I call this a beauty contest? Because 20 is still too many to conduct a credible debate. Supposedly, the groups will be split…
    Mitch Kokai, June 17, 2019
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    Biden’s past coming back to bite him: Jefferson Davis edition

    Alana Goodman reports for the Washington Examiner on the latest piece of Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden’s past that could come back to haunt him in the 2020 primary election. Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden once voted to restore the U.S. citizenship of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2019
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    Warren wealth tax faces scrutiny

    Charles Fain Lehman and David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon focus on U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren’s wide-ranging progressive platform is dependent in part on an “Ultra-Millionaire” wealth tax on the richest people in the United States, but questions about…
    Mitch Kokai, June 13, 2019
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    Hillary warns of ‘fascist takeover’

    Becket Adams writes for the Washington Examiner about the latest pronouncement from former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton warned this weekend that President Trump’s administration is a gateway to fascism. “The idea that [fascism] can’t happen here is just old-fashioned, my friends,” the…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2019
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    Fund focuses on Biden flip-flop

    John Fund writes for National Review Online about the latest challenges for Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden. When Joe Biden announced last month, he became the instant Democratic front-runner, based on his stature and huge name ID. But is he a front-runner like Walter Mondale, another former vice…
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2019