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    How Supreme Court rulings could hurt Trump’s re-election bid

    James Antle explains in a Washington Examiner column why this week’s U.S. Supreme Court rulings could hurt President Trump’s re-election campaign. A major new Supreme Court decision on gay rights could demoralize social conservatives ahead of the presidential election and deflate a key argument for why they should…
    Mitch Kokai, June 18, 2020
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    National Review editor pans media’s take on Trump and COVID-19 testing

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online takes fellow members of the media to task for their reporting on the Trump administration’s approach to COVID-19 testing. The story of how the country went from nothing to more than half-a-million COVID tests on some days is a tale of inspired…
    Mitch Kokai, June 16, 2020
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    Trump turns spotlight away from COVID-19 group

    Rob Crilly of the Washington Examiner highlights a new communications emphasis from the Trump administration. It involves a shift away from a well-known coronavirus group. The White House Coronavirus Task Force has become all but invisible as officials pivot hard to drawing a line under the crisis to…
    Mitch Kokai, June 12, 2020
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    Trump gets interesting allies in Twitter fight

    Nihal Krishan writes for the Washington Examiner about strange bedfellows in the feud between President Trump and Twitter. Facebook and some members of the Federal Communications Commission appear to be helping President Trump in his war against Twitter, as he pushes for unfettered speech and less content moderation…
    Mitch Kokai, June 9, 2020
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    Becki Gray Discusses the RNC’s Possible Relocation with North Carolina Public Radio’s Jeff Tiberii

    In her regular appearance on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii, JLF’s Becki Gray and fellow guest Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center discussed several bills going through the General Assembly as well as the possibility of the Republican National Convention (RNC) relocating out of North…
    Brenee Goforth, June 2, 2020
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    The president’s constitutional power to restore order

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online urges President Trump to take constitutional steps that restore order nationwide. Law enforcement is a vital response to any riotous uprising. Indeed, I believe the failure to enforce the laws without apology from the start of the upheaval last week has fueled…
    Mitch Kokai, June 2, 2020
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    Charlotte Could Lose the RNC in August

    The Republican National Convention (RNC) is currently on the books to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina in August. However, recent events have brought those plans into question. On Memorial Day, President Donald Trump tweeted out a string of tweets criticizing Gov. Roy Cooper’s “shutdown mood,” which could keep…
    Brenee Goforth, May 27, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on President Trump’s threat to move the Republican National Convention out of Charlotte. The Daily Journal explains why the world’s foremost “rational optimist” is touting innovation as a key to recovery from COVID-19.
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2020