Elections (page 9)

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    Some Bernie supporters would rather back Trump than another Dem

    Emily Larsen of the Washington Examiner documents a curious phenomenon among some supporters of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders. “Bernie or bust” is their rallying cry, and many supporters of self-described democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., say that they will vote for President Trump if their candidate is…
    Mitch Kokai, April 25, 2019
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    A primary full of ‘bakshish’

    Kevin Williamson of National Review Online introduces a new word into our vocabulary while describing Democratic presidential candidates’ dubious schemes. If you want there to be a genuine, productive political discourse, then generally you should avoid things like imputing bad faith to the other side and accepting intellectual…
    Mitch Kokai, April 25, 2019
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    Sanders as the Democratic Trump

    Matthew Continetti explains at National Review Online why U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ latest presidential bid seems familiar. Trump shook the Republican Party to its foundations. He forced it to recognize his power, drawn not from Beltway credentials but from the Republican voter base. It was not that Trump…
    Mitch Kokai, April 23, 2019
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    Sounds Reasonable to Me

    In a thoughtful review of a Eric Kaufmann’s Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration, and the Future of White Majorities, National Review’s Robert VerBruggen offers a sensible, middle of the road position on immigration:  The current immigration system is a complete disaster. We hand out a million…
    Jon Guze, April 18, 2019
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    Trump’s campaign war chest

    Scott Morefield of the Daily Caller highlights interesting news about campaign finances for the 2020 elections. President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign reportedly has raised over $30 million during the first quarter of 2019. The Associated Press defined the $30 million plus $10.8 million the campaign already had in…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019
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    Big-dollar liberal donor wants support for Green New Deal

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports on one large-scale liberal donor’s requirements for 2020 presidential candidates. The secretive Democracy Alliance donor club is hoping its nearly $300 million in political spending this cycle will result in a new political leadership willing to advance liberal ideas such…
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2019
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    A red wave for 2020?

    Border Patrol advocate Brandon Judd uses a Fox News column to make the case for an upcoming electoral “red wave” (a stark contrast to 2018 electoral projections). President Trump’s shrewd governance, along with unforced errors by the Democratic Party, has the president positioned to not only win the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2019
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    Former Starbucks guru not feeling the Bern

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner reports on a potential independent presidential candidate’s critique of Vermont socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders. Independent presidential candidate Howard Schultz expanded his assault on Sen. Bernie Sanders as a “far-left” Democratic White House front-runner whose Medicare for all plan would bankrupt the country…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2019