Politics/Election ’18

Opinion | Biden Is Already Fumbling the Afghanistan Withdrawal

So far, indications are that the president would have been better off heeding his military advisers than his viscera. The Afghan war has, of course, stretched on for two decades and become a holding action satisfying to no one. But the cost to the U.S. of sustaining 3,500 troops in the country without losing anyone […]

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GOP megadonor bankrolling super PAC for Eric Greitens

The contribution to the pro-Greitens super PAC was confirmed by two people familiar with the matter. The organization, Team PAC, describes itself as “committed to electing proven conservatives and veterans to federal offices,” a reference to the former governor’s service as a Navy SEAL. Greitens, who is running for the seat being vacated by retiring […]

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Key player in Gaetz probe seeks sentencing delay so he can keep cooperating with feds

Federal prosecutors charged Greenberg with 33 criminal counts but dropped 27 of those after Greenberg agreed to cooperative with federal investigators, who are now also looking into whether Gaetz had sex with a 17-year-old. Gaetz has not been charged with any crime and has publicly criticized Greenberg, who he has previously referred to as a […]

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Opinion | The Republican Case for Federal LGBT Rights

For the national Republican Party, this issue gives us the chance to do some good, win back millions of voters we’ve alienated, and move on to other important areas where we still have the moral high ground. Some Republican operatives think they’re better off continuing to fight on this front of the culture war, and […]

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DeSantis cashes in on rising star status with big-money blitz

The blitz comes as DeSantis draws widespread interest from Republican Party donors eyeing the next generation of party leaders, who have praised him for his anti-coronavirus lockdown policies and his combativeness toward the media. With the prospect of a Donald Trump comeback bid still uncertain, many contributors scoping out the party’s bench are flooding DeSantis […]

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A college town fired up reparations talk with $25K checks. Who’s next?

“There is no question that momentum is building around what we’ve done in Evanston,” Simmons said in an interview. While California created a commission last year to study statewide reparations, movements to establish them have struggled at the state and federal levels. Efforts in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Oregon have slowed or […]

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Republicans fear Trump will lead to a ‘lost generation’ of talent

“Rational, good quality candidates don’t want to associate with people like Marjorie Taylor Green. So people just check out,” said Mike Madrid, a Republican strategist who was a co-founder of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project before stepping down in December. And it’s not just potential lawmakers; it’s younger Republican voters, too. Research from Pew, as highlighted […]

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‘I have reassessed’: Former Pentagon official now says Trump may not have incited riot

Miller echoed the same message. “I had all the authority I needed, and I knew what had to happen,” the former defense official said, adding that Trump had given him that authority in the days before the riot. “I think that the lack of direct communication from President Trump speaks volumes,” Maloney said. Sparks flew […]

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Jenner backs transgender athlete ban for girls’ sports in schools

Caitlyn Jenner speaks at the fourth Women’s March in Los Angeles. | Damian Dovarganes/AP Photo By QUINT FORGEY 05/03/2021 09:52 AM EDT Updated: 05/03/2021 11:44 AM EDT Caitlyn Jenner, a Republican candidate for California governor, said in a new interview that female transgender athletes should be barred from competing on all-girls school sports teams. “This […]

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‘I Got Obama’d’ – POLITICO

But it seemed to work. In most cases, he could help people come to a solution—one that left their dignity intact. “I had no trouble getting clients,” he said. “People often came against the advice of lawyers. They wanted somebody who was going to be different.” Eventually, he and other colleagues helped invent the field […]

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