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    Biden caught between far-left Democrats, Republican opposition

    Naomi Lim of the Washington Examiner details a political challenge for the incoming president. President-elect Joe Biden is about to be sworn into office, when he will immediately face the left wing of his party and large Republican minorities in both chambers of Congress pulling him in opposite…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2021
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    Lefties target Federalist Society supporters

    Kevin Daley of the Washington Free Beacon highlights one of the consequences of this month’s Capitol riots. Former Clinton aide Brian Fallon and his judicial advocacy group Demand Justice are pressing corporate contributors to end their support of the Federalist Society, citing a prominent member’s involvement with the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2021
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    Keystone pipeline decision labeled foolish

    Editors at National Review Online pan the new president’s approach to the Keystone XL Pipeline. Joe Biden has not yet been sworn in, but already, he is at war with American energy — which is to say, at war with American prosperity. Biden has promised to sabotage the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2021
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    Biden’s problematic COVID-19 relief bill reviewed

    Editors at National Review Online scrutinize the new president’s pandemic relief proposals. At the outset of the pandemic, the government undertook a deliberate effort to reduce economic activity in what was widely thought to be a necessary measure to slow the spread of COVID-19. Whereas most recessions call…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Johnny Kampis reports for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. legislators’ focus on funding for local broadband infrastructure. John Hood’s Daily Journal warns that COVID-19 immunity is too far away.
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2021
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    Cooper’s corporate welfare: over a half a billion dollars for … that?

    Cooper’s corporate welfare tally for 2020 is jaw-dropping: $519.3 million pledged to just 48 corporations.
    Jon Sanders, January 19, 2021
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    Democrats think Georgia win is model for turning North Carolina blue

    Democrats think they’ve found in Georgia the winning strategy to transform North Carolina from a battleground state to a solidly blue state. The Hill reports: Democrats and organizers point chiefly to the region’s substantial Black population for their optimism. Mississippi has the highest percentage of African Americans in the…
    Donna Martinez, January 19, 2021
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    Biden to undo Obamacare alternatives

    David Hogberg writes for the Washington Examiner about the new president’s plan to reverse recent health care reforms. As the Biden administration looks to make its mark on healthcare, one policy it is likely to overturn is President Trump’s 2018 executive order loosening rules for short-term health insurance…
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2021