Corey Lewandowski tests positive for coronavirus

A Republican National Committee spokesperson also confirmed Thursday that Richard Walters, the party organization’s chief of staff, had tested positive, as well. Walters did not attend the election night party. Lewandowski’s diagnosis comes after reports within the past week that White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson […]

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How to make a gov't in 4,000 easy steps

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Biden is bringing back the daily briefing. Here’s who is likely to be at the podium.

Sanders joined his organization early in the election and played what another Biden adviser called a “critical” role. Sanders defended him against charges of being too chummy with segregationists, and provided the unique perspective of a woman of color when Biden’s top advisers early on were all white. Her connection to a new and diversifying […]

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America awaits a verdict on the Trump era

But other scenarios — arguably more plausible ones — will leave everyone wrestling with plenty of mystery. Let’s say Biden slumps to the finish line with a modest victory that likely would be credibly forecast tonight but not official for some time to come. Pair that with a Democratic campaign to retake the Senate that […]

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New York’s largest nurses union rocked by internal political fights

It’s also exacerbated fears that the union is losing its cachet in Albany at a time when nurses are being praised as heroes after facing the onslaught of the coronavirus in New York, an early national epicenter of Covid-19. The union lost its pandemic push to improve hospital staffing ratios after the state said in […]

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How to watch election night like a pro

Bill Kuchman/POLITICO Illustration Nov. 3 is barreling toward us, but don’t expect that to be the day we’ll know who won the presidency. POLITICO’s Zach Montellaro and Nerdcast host Scott Bland decode how to watch Election Day — and the days that follow — like a pro. Subscribe and rate Nerdcast on Apple Podcasts.

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Don Jr. dismisses coronavirus deaths: ‘The number is almost nothing’

But the deaths are not “almost nothing” — and they are rising. Roughly 1,000 Americans died from the disease on Thursday, as Trump Jr. appeared on Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s show to downplay the U.S. death toll. And among those who survive the coronavirus, many have long-term damage to vital organs and lingering chronic […]

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‘There Are No Boundaries’: Experts Imagine Trump’s Post-Presidential Life if He Loses

Instead, Trump—with his all-powerful Twitter feed and fundraising list—might become the party’s most reliable megaphone and kingmaker, akin to the role Sarah Palin played in 2010 amid the rise of the Tea Party after her 2008 defeat as John McCain’s running mate. In that sense, it’s possible that the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential […]

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What Democrats, and Everyone Else, Are Getting Wrong About Latino Voters

In surveys, polls and other research, Voto Latino has crafted a snapshot of America’s big, diverse Latino community that might contain some surprises for politicians trying to reach these voters. A growing number of Latino voters speak English and get their information in English. It’s a young population—the median age of a U.S.-born Latino is […]

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‘A royal mess’: Behind Gen Z’s fight with (mis)information overload

The post has a galvanizing visual power because of its self-made quality, her youthfulness and the genuine outrage behind her complaint. All are markers of authenticity and credibility to Generation Z, the first Americans who grew up in a social media-dominated ecosystem. The tirade was quickly viewed more than 2 million times on Twitter and […]

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