President Trump

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    Defending top Trump advisers

    Myron Magnet of City Journal bucks conventional wisdom about President Trump’s supporting cast. Like many Republican Trump voters, I rue the loss from the president’s inner circle of such wise advisers as John Bolton and John Kelly, but I think that two extraordinary recent speeches by Attorney General…
    Mitch Kokai, November 11, 2019
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    Trump’s ongoing impact on reality TV

    Emily Jashinsky writes for the Federalist about one way in which the president continues to influence popular network television. Sean Spicer is cruising through “Dancing with the Stars” on two left feet. He’s certainly not surviving on the merits of his dancing, and I’m not sure it’s his…
    Mitch Kokai, November 11, 2019
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    Female immigrant and former Democrat explains support for Trump

    Saritha Prabhu explains in a Federalist column why she supports President Trump, regardless of characteristics that might prompt pundits to assign her to the opposite political camp. As a voter who lives far away from the Beltway bubble, I increasingly find myself harboring an uncomfortable secret: I like…
    Mitch Kokai, November 7, 2019
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    Considering Trump’s tax returns

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online probes the latest developments in the debate over publicizing the president’s tax returns. In the seminal case of United States v. Nixon (1974), the Supreme Court held that President Nixon himself was required to produce information that was (i) in his possession,…
    Mitch Kokai, November 6, 2019
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    Boosting Trump’s chances

    Matthew Continetti of the Washington Free Beacon writes that the Democratic presidential nominee and the white working class could help Donald Trump’s re-election bid. At first glance, President Trump’s reelection chances don’t look good. Stories about impeachment and presidential misbehavior dominate the news. Trump’s disapproval rating is high.
    Mitch Kokai, November 4, 2019
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    McCarthy warns that impeachment is unpredictable

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online warns that it’s not possible to guarantee a particular outcome from the presidential impeachment battle. [N]obody knows for sure how impeachment proceedings will go. Of course, we have heard again and again over the last five weeks (or is it three years?)…
    Mitch Kokai, November 4, 2019
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    Rasmussen: 17% of Democrats Identify More With Trump

    From Rasmussen’s latest deep dive into what likely voters are thinking right now: Looking closer, we see that 61% of Likely Republican Voters think Trump’s views are closer to their own. Twenty percent (20%) identify more with the average Republican member of Congress, while nine percent (9%) feel closest…
    Donna Martinez, October 31, 2019
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    Democrats pursuing two articles of impeachment

    Susan Ferrechio of the Washington Examiner details congressional Democrats’ potential path toward impeachment of President Trump. Democrats are constructing a case against President Trump that will allow them to draft at least two articles of impeachment based on obstruction of justice and abuse of power. “At some point…
    Mitch Kokai, October 31, 2019