ron-desantis-proves-matt-bevin’s-conservatism-wasn’t-his-albatross

Outgoing Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a Republican, just lost the governor’s house to Democrat Andy Beshear by a slim margin. But President Trump won Kentucky by almost 30 points in 2016. Most reports concluded that Bevin had pursued too conservative a path, even for Kentucky. Many others were quick to tie the election to President…

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san-francisco’s-new-socialist,-soft-on-crime-da.-is-the-last-thing-the-city-needs

On Saturday, public defender Chesa Boudin won the race to become district attorney of San Francisco. His victory, although celebrated as part of the larger national movement to elect more criminal justice reformers to offices of power, may not be such a gift to San Francisco, whose crime woes seem to be at least partly…

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freakout-over-nationalism-book-illustrates-the-end-of-traditional-left-right-politics

In a now-forgotten but prophetic essay, Peter Hitchens raised a question that has haunted me ever since I read it as a late teen. How easily were Anglo-American conservatives, who are characteristically prudential and realist, swayed in the internationalist endeavor of shaping the world after 2001 led by former Marxists turned neocon internationalists? The wars against…

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‘lock-him-up!’:-trump’s-veterans-day-visit-to-nyc-met-with-protests

 | November 11, 2019 02:31 PM President Trump’s visit to New York City for Veterans Day was punctuated by protesters chanting “lock him up” and “traitor.” Trump delivered opening remarks in a speech at Madison Square Park in Manhattan as part of New York’s 100th annual Veterans Day parade. He was the first sitting president…

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former-coal-executive-who-coined-the-‘cocaine-mitch’-nickname-announces-third-party-presidential-run

 | November 11, 2019 10:42 AM Former coal baron Don Blankenship, who ran an unsuccessful 2018 bid for Senate in West Virginia, is running for president on a third-party ticket. Blankenship, 69, said he will be running as a candidate for the Constitution Party, a minor political party that places itself to the right of…

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sanders:-mandatory-gun-buyback-is-unconstitutional

Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said during a Monday exchange with an undecided Iowa voter that a mandatory gun-buyback program is unconstitutional. “A mandatory buyback is essentially confiscation, which I think is unconstitutional,” Sanders said. “It means that I’m going to walk into your house and take something whether you like it or…

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2020-dems-mock-buttigieg’s-youth-and-inexperience

Several top 2020 Democratic contenders are taking shots at South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg. A New York Times report reveals that the widespread annoyance comes after Buttigieg declared last week that the Democratic primary race was a “two-way” race between him and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.). Former vice president Joe Biden—who leads Buttigieg in virtually every…

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hawley-bill-takes-on-cop-suicide-crisis

A new bipartisan bill aims to provide much-needed information to lawmakers about the rising scourge of suicide among America’s police officers. The Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Act is in large part the brainchild of Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.), who told the Washington Free Beacon in an interview that lawmakers radically underestimate how suicide…

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dem.-rep-lacy-clay’s-campaign-has-paid-over-$1m-to-sister’s-firm

A law firm run by the sister of Democratic representative William Lacy Clay Jr. (Mo.) has now banked more than $1 million from the congressman’s campaign since 2002, filings show. The payments to the firm are often the largest expenditures from the committee. The campaign cash was disbursed to an address in Maryland and in…

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dem-sen:-all-dems-want-universal-coverage,-but-at-‘different-speeds-and-on-different-paths’

This week on the Sunday news shows: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) explains that all Democrats want universal health care, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) says Hunter Biden should not testify in the House impeachment inquiry, and Rep. Jackie Speier (D., Calif.) expresses fear for the whistleblower’s life. Dem Sen: All Dems Want Universal Coverage,…

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