Elections

Apparently the goal of winning the election by mail-in ballots isn’t going as well for Democrats as they had hoped. How else to explain Biden health-care adviser, the bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel, coming out and urging people to vote in person? From the CNN story: Recently, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, who served as an adviser in the
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Jon Ossoff speaks to reporters while campaigning in Chamblee, Ga., June 19, 2017. (Chris Aluka Berry/Reuters) Georgia Democrat and Senate candidate Jon Ossoff has been compensated by a Hong Kong media conglomerate whose owner has spoken out against pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, according to his most recent financial disclosure. Ossoff, whose role as CEO
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Supporters attend a campaign rally for President Donald Trump in Sunrise, Fla., November 26, 2019. (Maria Alejandra Cardona/Reuters) Republicans should see the Latino community as an ally, not a threat. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T here has been a significant amount of garment-rending about the future of the GOP in recent years, as many conservatives worry
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden answers a reporter’s question after remarks in Wilmington, Del., September 16, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) They know that the media, corporations, schools, and even churches will cheer them on. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W riting in The Atlantic recently, the sober-minded commentator Shadi Hamid says, “I struggle to imagine how, beyond utter
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President Donald Trump takes the stage with ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos for a town hall event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 15, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) President Trump attended an ABC News town hall with undecided voters moderated by George Stephanopoulos last night. The evening was a mixed bag for the president, and consisted of
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Last Friday, when we marked the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, one thing that did not get enough attention was the sacrifice of the police, firefighters, and other first responders, hundreds of whom were killed that day. First responders is an apt term for them. They are the people who show up. …
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Boxes containing the electoral college vote certificates for the 2012 U.S. presidential election at a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill, January 4, 2013. (Jason Reed/Reuters) Probably not, but some Democrats are trying. In the torrid final weeks of the long presidential campaign, the unique confluence of legal, procedural, and constitutional initiatives to alter
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a community meeting at Grace Lutheran Church, Kenosha, Wis., September 3, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) A Catholic group is launching a multi-million dollar effort to educate Catholic voters in key battleground states about Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s “anti-Catholic record and policy agenda” ahead of the general election in
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks prior to signing executive orders on lowering drug prices in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House in Washington, D.C., July 24, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters) If the presidential election were held today and the polls were precisely correct, Joe Biden would win handily. The RealClearPolitics map has Biden
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks about climate change in Wilmington, Del., September 14, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Biden campaign national press secretary TJ Ducklo had a disastrous interview with Fox News’s Bret Baier on Thursday in which Ducklo appeared to be as eminently unprepared as your typical Trump White House surrogate, and grew increasingly agitated
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event in Wilmington, Del., July 14, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters) In a new poll of registered voters in Arizona, both President Donald Trump and Republican senator Martha McSally trail their Democratic challengers by several points. The survey, conducted by CBS News/YouGov over several days last week, found that
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President Donald Trump tours recovery efforts and damage from Hurricane Michael with Senators Marco Rubio (left) and Rick Scott at Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City, Fla., May 8, 2019. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) It’s ‘showing up,’ says Florida senator Rick Scott. Florida senator Rick Scott has an advanced degree in winning Hispanic voters as a
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden waves goodbye as he concludes his remarks during a campaign event in Warren, Mich., September 9, 2020. (Leah Millis/Reuters) With help from the media, they are shamelessly obscuring their own disastrously misguided instincts. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE C riticism of President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus for the most part centers
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U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force – Crisis Response – Central Command conduct a joint-security patrol in Syria, August 23, 2020. (Sergeant Brendan Custer/USMC) Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said Thursday that while he supports reducing the number of troops in the Middle East, that if elected president, he cannot promise full
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According to a new survey from Rasmussen Reports, Donald Trump has a narrow lead over Joe Biden among likely voters in North Carolina, with 48 percent support to Biden’s 46 percent. Three percent of respondents said they favor a different candidate, and 3 percent are undecided. Most polls of North Carolina, one of several key
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Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about safety in America during a campaign appearance in Pittsburgh, Pa., August 31, 2020. (Alan Freed/Reuters) He’s unable to manage anything competently, whether his money or his mouth. The portrait of Joe Biden that emerges from What It Takes (1992), Richard Ben Cramer’s thousand-page New
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Former Vice President Joe Biden accepts the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination during a speech delivered for the 2020 Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Del., August 20, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) A new Marquette University Law School poll of the key battleground state of Wisconsin shows Joe Biden leading Donald Trump 48 percent
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Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) called to repeal the 17th Amendment on Tuesday, which would eliminate the requirement that U.S. senators be elected by popular votes. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed titled “Make the Senate Great Again,” Sasse called for an end to the amendment, among other changes to the … Read More
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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks on the eve of the Nevada Caucus at Hyde Park Middle School in Las Vegas, Nev., February 21, 2020. (Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters) Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is leading President Trump by 9 points among likely voters in the must-win battleground state of Pennsylvania, where Biden was born. About
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(CSPAN/YouTube) From the Daily Beast: While the sheer number of groups and volunteers involved in the effort has given organizers hope, there is some fear that they may not all be operating from the same playbook. Two sources involved with the FBT [“Fight Back Table”] discussions said they worry Biden would concede a contested election
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden departs after addressing reporters during an appearance in Wilmington, Del., September 4, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) Skip softballs about ‘Trump’s soul’ and ask, for starters, why Biden has changed his mind on every major bill he supported as a senator. Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden finally held what was billed
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Former vice president Joe Biden and his sister Valerie Biden Owens are greeted by Pope Francis in Saint Peter’s Basilica, 2013. (Osservatore Romano/Reuters) In a campaign statement marking the feast day of Our Lady of Charity — known among Catholics in Cuba as la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, patroness of their country —
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(lucadp/iStock/Getty Images Plus) It’s what might follow in the days and weeks after Election Day that is causing unease. Writing in the Financial Times on September 1, Robin Wrigglesworth reported that markets are signaling unease about what may lie ahead in the first week of November. It is not so much the election that’s causing
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