President Trump (page 8)

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    A Trump convert tells his story

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist explains his change of heart regarding Donald Trump’s presidency. I thought the GOP was making huge mistake. It seemed Trump would certainly lose in November, and that every Republican officeholder who climbed aboard the Trump train that summer would be purged from…
    Mitch Kokai, August 26, 2020
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    President who defied the Constitution? Consider Trump’s predecessor

    Horace Cooper writes for Issues and Insights about a book that challenges popular notions about President Trump’s approach to constitutional safeguards. One of the key aspects of the Trump presidency has been his success at maintaining the vibrant and dynamic role of the office of the president. In…
    Mitch Kokai, August 18, 2020
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    Democrats Kick Off Convention As New CNN Poll Shows Trump Gaining

    Things are looking up for the Trump campaign. CNN released this poll Sunday night: (emphasis is mine). Joe Biden’s lead over Donald Trump among registered voters has significantly narrowed since June, according to a new CNN poll conducted…
    Donna Martinez, August 17, 2020
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    Shower rules: When government regulates the most personal parts of life

    Editors at the Washington Examiner decry “the petty tyrants in your shower,” exposing a clear case of federal government overregulation. When President Trump objected to federal regulations of shower heads and when the Department of Energy this week proposed to undo President Barack Obama’s shower rules, Trump’s critics…
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2020
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    McCarthy no fan of Trump’s usurpation of congressional authority

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online responds to President Trump’s latest executive orders. Back in March, when the Trump administration ramped up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I argued that the politics of disaster relief was overwhelming the legal restraints on it. The foundational issue was whether…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2020
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    National Review editors bemoan abuse of presidential authority

    Editors at National Review Online share their concerns about recent actions from President Trump. President Trump is abusing his authority, just as his predecessor Barack Obama abused his. Two executive actions he took in the name of COVID relief over the weekend are attempts to legislate without the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2020
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    ‘Pen-and-phone’ constitutionalism causes concerns

    Yuval Levin and Adam White explain at National Review Online why they worry about the return of a particular presidential approach once touted by Barack Obama. On Saturday, President Trump put his name to four executive actions — three presidential memoranda and one executive order — intended…
    Mitch Kokai, August 11, 2020
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    Obama administration clearly targeted Trump

    Andrew McCarthy of National Review Online highlights clear evidence about the Obama administration’s probe into Donald Trump and Russia. Long-sought documents finally pried from U.S. intelligence agencies prove that the Obama administration used the occasion of providing a standard intelligence briefing for major-party candidates as an opportunity to…
    Mitch Kokai, August 4, 2020