President Trump

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    Snapshot of the Day: 2020 Election as Brand Marketing

    Fascinating piece written by Fortune’s Geoff Colvin that looks at candidates as brands and assesses the relative strengths and weaknesses of the 2020 presidential field in two categories: brand strength and brand stature. Why did virtually every top pollster and pundit get the 2016 election screamingly wrong? On…
    Donna Martinez, January 24, 2020
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    What about Democratic senators’ impeachment votes?

    Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist focuses her attention on six Democratic senators whose impeachment trial votes are not as certain as you might think. The question of the day in a media filled with activists tends to be the Democratic question of the day, with the effect of…
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2020
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    A poor defense against impeachment

    Editors at National Review Online urge Republicans to drop a flawed argument against presidential impeachment. Senate Republicans, by and large, have reached an unspoken consensus about President Trump and Ukraine. He should not have put a temporary freeze on congressionally authorized aid to Ukraine, should not have dabbled…
    Mitch Kokai, January 24, 2020
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    Democrats ‘losing their minds’ over impeachment

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist focuses on Democratic reactions to the impeachment proceedings. On Monday, as senators and House impeachment managers prepared for the opening of President Trump’s impeachment trial Tuesday, Democrats and their courtiers in the mainstream press decided to ratchet up the their rhetoric to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 23, 2020
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    Opening the door to impeachment abuse

    Richard Major argues in a Washington Examiner column that the current fight over presidential impeachment sets a bad precedent. Nothing worried the framers more when the Constitution was being cast into shape than impeachment. In fact, the issue was never quite settled, and that’s why we find ourselves…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2020
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    Republican senators’ approach to impeachment

    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online wants to know what Republican U.S. senators really think about the impeachment of President Trump. When you get a chance to talk to a Republican senator off the record, you feel like you’re about to get the juicy inside scoop — particularly…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2020
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    McCarthy spots hole in impeachment case

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online identifies a key problem with congressional Democrats’ impeachment case against President Trump. Everything that is happening owes to the fact that we do not have an offense sufficiently grave for invocation of the Constitution’s nuclear option. If we had one, the machinations…
    Mitch Kokai, January 21, 2020
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    Pelosi as Trump’s stooge

    Kyle Smith offers New York Post readers a theory about impeachment’s likely impact for the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. The more Nancy Pelosi tries to get people to take her seriously, the more ridiculous she is. During the impeachment vote, it was, “Everyone will take…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2020