Politics (page 7)

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    Republican questions for Mueller

    Margot Cleveland of the Federalist offers congressional Republicans guidance about the types of questions they should ask special counsel Robert Mueller. [U]nless committee Republicans botch the hearing—something entirely possible—the left’s strategy of placing Mueller center stage in their continued attempts to underdo the results of the 2016 presidential…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2019
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    Washington Examiner editors tout Supreme Court ruling in N.C. gerrymandering case

    Count editors of the Washington Examiner among those who believe the U.S. Supreme Court majority made the right decision in Rucho v. Common Cause. State governments still mean something. They are still sovereign. They retain meaningful power of self-governance, and federal judges are just not supposed to take…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2019
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    Unions and Democratic presidential candidates

    Joe Schoffstall and Patrick Hauf of the Washington Free Beacon tally union financial support for the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. Democratic presidential candidates have hauled in hefty campaign contributions from organized labor throughout their political careers. The Democratic presidential candidates have combined to receive $12.5 million from…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2019
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    National Review columnist labels presidential nomination process ‘nuts’

    Jay Cost of National Review Online explains why he is no fan of the process used to select presidential candidates. In the short term, it may be good for the Republicans that the Democrats are so prone to adopting radical and radically unpopular positions. But in the long…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2019
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    Forest vs. N&O

    A page-one story in today’s News & Observer solicited this reaction from Lt. Gov. Dan Forest’s office: News & Observer has stooped to an all new low Raleigh, N.C. – Today, Jamey Falkenbury, Director of Communications released the following statement: “The News and Observer has stooped to an…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2019
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    Democrats and the economy

    Annie Lowrey of The Atlantic focuses on Democratic presidential candidates’ approach to current economic news. Over four hours of debate among what felt like a thousand Democratic candidates, a few notable topics scarcely came up. There was no heated tussle over jobs plans. No argument over how to…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2019
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    Biden and moderation

    Kyle Smith contends at National Review Online that Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden blew his one job at last week’s presidential debate. Biden had a lane all to himself in the debate Thursday night, but he couldn’t stay in it. He blew it, as we all knew he…
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: ‘Politainment’ in the era of Trump

    Last week, guest commentator and professor at NC State University, Andy Taylor, wrote an opinion column in Carolina Journal. His piece focused on the lack of long-term vision in the Republican party despite its current political comfort. According to Taylor: Republicans are in a strong position. The party has the…
    Brenee Goforth, July 1, 2019