Politics (page 5)

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    CJ reports: Rep. Chuck McGrady says he won’t seek re-election in 2020

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal: Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Hendersonville, won’t seek re-election when his term expires next year. He’s now serving his fifth term in the N.C. House. “Serving in the North Carolina House of Representatives has been one of the greatest honors of my life; my gratitude…
    Anna Manning, May 13, 2019
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    Democrats’ agenda in Washington

    Matthew Continetti of the Washington Free Beacon explores Democrats’ policy priorities on Capitol Hill. And you thought Democrats won the House out of fear Republicans would drop coverage of preexisting conditions. That they wanted to spend this Congress addressing the cost of prescription drugs, building roads and bridges,…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2019
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    Beto’s history of failing upward

    Michael Kruse writes for Politico about a peculiar feature of former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke‘s Democratic presidential bid. Celebrating defeat is unusual for a politician, and doing so makes O’Rourke notably different from the rest of the unwieldy field of Democrats running for president. In contrast to the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2019
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    Liberal anger at Tiger Woods explored

    Derek Hunter of TownHall.com explains how Tiger Woods’ unilkely Masters victory turned political. Americans love a great comeback story. In the midst of that celebration, something happened to turn a lot of people away from that happiness – the president of the United States joined in. First came…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2019
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    Democrats struggle for economic answers

    A.B. Stoddard writes for Real Clear Politics about a challenge for Democrats hoping to defeat Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. … Americans are witnessing an economic turnaround they want to believe will eventually reach them, and this seems to be lost on the Democrats trying to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2019
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    An inconvenient truth from Biden’s past

    Joseph Simonson of the Washington Examiner reports one way in which Joe Biden’s past might come back to hurt him in the upcoming presidential campaign. A left-wing advocacy group released a survey in April demonstrating that black voters could cost Joe Biden the nomination — once they are…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2019
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    The price of Warren’s promises

    David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon tallies the costs of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s policy proposals during her presidential campaign. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has backed or proposed plans during her 2020 presidential campaign that total up to $129 trillion in spending over the next 10…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2019
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    Highlighting Mueller’s ‘preposterous rationale’

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online takes aim at special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Trump. In gross violation of Justice Department policy and constitutional norms, a prosecutor neither charges nor recommends charges against a suspect, but proceeds to smear him by publishing 200 pages of obstruction…
    Mitch Kokai, May 10, 2019