Politics (page 9)

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    Trump’s connection with workers

    David Drucker reports for the Washington Examiner on President Trump’s appeal to workers and the impact for unions. Hidden beneath the hoopla at a major organized labor gathering, which had become a de facto Democratic pep rally, were two quiet supporters of President Trump. The men, union activists,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 29, 2019
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    Bernie touts communist China’s accomplishments

    Paul Crookston reports for the Washington Free Beacon on the latest pro-communist pronouncement from Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) declared that communist China has done more to alleviate poverty than any country in history during a Tuesday appearance on HILL TV’s Rising. Granting…
    Mitch Kokai, August 29, 2019
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    Democratic candidates benefiting from Puerto Rico’s woes

    Shelby Talcott of the Daily Caller reports an inconvenient fact for some Democratic presidential candidates and Puerto Rico‘s struggles. Some 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have attacked President Donald Trump over issues in Puerto Rico, but haven’t returned campaign donations from employees of hedge funds that have invested in its…
    Mitch Kokai, August 29, 2019
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    The problem of deepfakes

    Madeleine Kearns of National Review Online describes the growing threat of a problem rooted in technological prowess. Intelligence officials, including the director of the FBI, have said that they expect an increase in foreign meddling in 2020. Naturally, then, so does the Democratic National Committee (DNC). In order…
    Mitch Kokai, August 29, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online that U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis and Republican legislative leaders are pushing for faster funding of hurricane disaster relief. Kristen Blair’s Daily Journal explores links among bullying, loneliness, and belonging.
    Mitch Kokai, August 29, 2019
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    Hood analyzes new nationalists for National Review

    John Hood’s latest column at National Review Online delves into the beliefs and goals of new nationalists. [W]hat really frustrates me isn’t the persistence of special pleading across shifts in partisan control — which is, as Burke pointed out, a predictable manifestation of unalterable human nature. It’s that a…
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2019
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    Sanders’ lukewarm support of Democratic Party might hurt him

    Joseph Simonson of the Washington Examiner focuses on the potential impact of Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders’ tenuous ties to the Democratic Party. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, making his second Democratic presidential nomination bid, has spent most of his nearly three decades in Congress as an independent. And that’s…
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2019
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    If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to grab some Democratic cash

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon reports on donors in one of the United States’ most liberal cities helping to fund U.S. Senate races across the country. At least three Democratic candidates for Senate have scheduled or held San Francisco fundraisers in search of big-money campaign contributions.
    Mitch Kokai, August 28, 2019