Elections (page 3)

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    AOC attracts election regulators’ scrutiny

    Alana Goodman of the Washington Examiner reports on one of the Federal Election Commission’s latest investigations. The Federal Election Commission is examining financial discrepancies at a political action committee that was run by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after an outside watchdog group raised questions about the group’s spending activities.
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2019
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    History suggests Biden might not be Democrats’ best choice

    Emily Larsen of the Washington Examiner addresses the theory that former Vice President Joe Biden represents Democrats’ best bet to win the 2020 presidential election. Many Democratic primary voters consider 76-year-old former Vice President Joe Biden the most likely candidate to beat President Trump. But history shows that…
    Mitch Kokai, June 6, 2019
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    Warren dislikes Trump comparison

    David Rutz writes for the Washington Free Beacon about a comparison that doesn’t sit well with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) bristled at the idea that her “economic patriotism” plan released Tuesday bore a resemblance to President Donald Trump’s protectionist policies. The 2020 presidential…
    Mitch Kokai, June 6, 2019
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    Ross Douthat on Conservatism’s Uncertain Future

    In yesterday’s New York Times, Douthat suggested that the recent spat between Sohrab Ahmari and David French is fundamentally a dispute about what, if anything, should replace “the consensus that … belonged to conservatism as it existed between the time of William F. Buckley Jr. and the rise…
    Jon Guze, June 5, 2019
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    The Obama administration and Russian election meddling

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist focuses on one key element of Attorney General William Barr’s recent interview with CBS. The DOJ has “an increasingly robust program that is focusing on foreign influence in our election process, with the FBI obviously taking the lead,” Barr told [Jan] Crawford. But…
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2019
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    Never Trumpers abandon presidential primary challenge

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner highlights good news for President Trump’s 2020 re-election bid. Never Trump Republicans have all but given up on mounting a serious primary challenge to President Trump in the aftermath of special counsel Robert Mueller’s failure to find Trump campaign collusion with Russia.
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2019
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    Trump allies worry about his super PAC

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner explains why some supporters of President Trump question the readiness of his re-election super PAC. Senior Republican operatives loyal to the White House are deeply unhappy with America First Action, believing Trump’s giant super PAC, so critical to his reelection, is failing…
    Mitch Kokai, June 4, 2019
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    Populist electoral victories shock pundits worldwide

    Ben Whedon writes for the Daily Caller about the impact of recent elections around the globe, including the big win for a Brexit Party. A string of populist electoral wins in Australia, India and the U.K. are beginning to transform the global political landscape as nations revolt against…
    Mitch Kokai, June 4, 2019