Elections (page 4)

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    A primary challenge for Trump?

    Jonah Goldberg of National Review Online explores the possibility. Of the nine sitting presidents who’ve sought re-election since 1964, five faced opponents from their own party. More significantly, there’s ample demand for a primary challenge. A new NPR-PBS-Marist poll found that Republicans are essentially divided evenly on the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on competing Democratic and Republican news conferences leading into today’s court hearing in the 9th Congressional District controversy. Way also reports on a private N.C. university’s new health sciences center. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Democratic policy priorities could…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2019
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    Hanson likes Trump’s re-election prospects

    Victor Davis Hanson explains at National Review Online why President Trump’s re-election bid might fare “better than you think.” What are Donald Trump’s chances for reelection in 2020? If history is any guide, pretty good. In early 1994, Bill Clinton’s approval rating after two years in office hovered…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Familiar faces will lead the General Assembly as it starts work again in 2019. Rick Henderson offers a legislative preview for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart assesses the political impact of a movement to base investments on environmental, social, and governance…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new Blue Cross Blue Shield payment plan that focuses on patient health. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal focuses on the problems linked to electoral “ballot harvesting.”…
    Mitch Kokai, January 17, 2019
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    Gridlock is Good for the Economy

    Although legislative gridlock is a top concern of the American public, Investor’s Business Daily argues that gridlock saves the American tax payer a lot of money. Among other things, rates of spending are checked, and other potentially costly programs are held at bay by the lack of consensus. However,…
    Kory Swanson, January 15, 2019
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    Obama throws Biden under bus

    Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner explains how recent comments from former President Barack Obama appear to hurt his vice president’s political aspirations. Former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, is reportedly slighted by former President Barack Obama’s call for “new blood” in politics. The 44th president, during a…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2019
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    D.C. Democrats and a takeover of state elections

    J. Christian Adams sounds the alarm at PJMedia.com about one of the first plans unveiled by newly ascendant U.S. House Democrats. If you thought the midterm elections had problems, wait until you learn about Nancy Pelosi’s plan to terminate state control over American elections. Democrats in Congress have…
    Mitch Kokai, January 14, 2019