Politics/Election ’18

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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The Relief Deal Blowup: What are Pelosi and Trump Thinking?

There’s not much doubt that the economy, down more than 10 million jobs since the start of the Covid pandemic, desperately needs more stimulus: The recovery has been stalling since the last Covid relief bill started running out. And presidents tend to get the political credit or blame for the state of the economy, especially […]

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Tuesday’s Debate: A Milestone in the History of Climate Politics

Wallace’s original question was whether Trump believes the scientific consensus about climate change in light of the fires burning in California; the president dodged it rather than repeat his recent assertions that the science can’t be trusted and the earth is about to start cooling. When Wallace pressed him to clarify whether he accepted that […]

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James Baker’s 7 Rules for Running Washington

Sometimes, more aggressive strategies of press management were required. In 1990, treacherous weather nearly derailed a superpower summit with the Soviets, which had been set to take place aboard ships in Malta. When the logistics debacle threatened to become the narrative, Baker, by then the secretary of state, told Tutwiler to immediately feed the media […]

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Virginia governor and first lady test positive for coronavirus

The Democrat, the country’s only governor who is also a doctor, has previously been criticized by some Republican lawmakers who say his restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the virus are too stringent. Northam said in a statement that his test result shows that the virus is “very real and very contagious.” “We are […]

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A Secret Service agent ‘choke slammed’ him at a Trump rally. DHS said it was fine.

Joe Biden might be back on the campaign trail after months of quarantining in the basement of his Delaware home, but his team is still trying to keep him inside an impenetrable coronavirus bubble. “I stepped one foot out and one foot in. He grabs me and basically throws me back in the pen,” the […]

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Is Puerto Rico the Next Senate Battleground?

“People in the continental U.S. think that Puerto Ricans are going to vote Democratic, but on the other hand, the conservative values and Latin traditions are more akin to the values of a Republican Party,” said José Garriga Picó, a political scientist and former member of the Puerto Rican Legislature. “You can’t really predict what […]

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Once again, U.S. at pandemic crossroads

Even during the devastating summer, the country has made gains. Testing is more widely available, though it’s still troubled and now shifting away from broad surveillance of asymptomatic people, who can still spread the virus. Masks are more common, though not universal. Health care workers have more protective gear, though there are still dangerous gaps. […]

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De Blasio: Threat of 22,000 layoffs is ‘painfully real’

“If you’re going to keep cutting and keep cutting, it has to at some point reach personnel. It’s just pure logic of budgets, and it’s very sad logic. I don’t like it one bit, and I want to avert this at all costs. So that 22,000 number is painfully real,” he said. De Blasio has […]

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