Politics (page 11)

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    Examining Nikki Haley’s conduct

    Michael Brendan Dougherty of National Review Online explores recent revelations from former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley’s new book. The juiciest detail is that then–secretary of state Rex Tillerson and then–White House chief of staff John Kelly approached Haley and tried to involve her in their intrigues to…
    Mitch Kokai, November 13, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. legislators’ return to Raleigh to deal with a new congressional map. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why states should drive health care reform.
    Mitch Kokai, November 13, 2019
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    Poll: 49% Expect Tax Hike If Democrat Elected President

    From Rasmussen comes a poll of likely voters on their expectations for November 2020.  Cutting taxes remains an important voting issue for 2020, but voters think it’s more likely taxes will go up, especially if the Democratic nominee wins the White House. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and…
    Donna Martinez, November 12, 2019
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    Leading Democrats get income inequality wrong

    Helen Raleigh writes for the Federalist that leading Democratic presidential candidates use faulty data to prop up their misguided ideas about income inequality. The census data Democrats rely on is inaccurate. … Phil Gramm, former chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, and John Early, former assistant commissioner at…
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2019
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    How Virginia went blue

    Matthew Continetti of the Washington Free Beacon focuses on Virginia’s political shifts. President Trump so dominates the popular imagination that every election result is described in relation to his job approval and conduct in office. Trump is unpopular in Virginia, and suburban voters are eager to rebuke him…
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2019
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    McCarthy muses on impeachment’s prospects

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online ponders the president’s options when it comes to approaching congressional Democrats’ push toward impeachment. [I]mpeachment is inherently political. Here, it has been launched when we are less than a year out from an election in which the American people are supposed determine…
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the prospects of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning a law in North Carolina blocking corporations from giving members legal advice. The Daily Journal explains how upcoming N.C. Supreme Court decisions could help people make decisions in the state’s 2020 elections.
    Mitch Kokai, November 12, 2019
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    A prediction for Elizabeth Warren

    John Hinderaker of the Power Line blog looks ahead to the 2020 general election result. In 2016, I was one of a small number of pundits who predicted that Donald Trump would win the presidential election. This was not because I fully appreciated Trump’s appeal to voters; rather,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 11, 2019