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Aug 06 2020
Story of the Week: Speculation Swirls Around Biden VP Pick
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Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to choose a 2020 running mate in the coming weeks, winding down a polarized selection process that elicited zest for progress on one side, and scorn for purported tokenism on the other.
Many reports have narrowed the field to two candidates: Sen. Kamala HarrisMicaela Ricaforte
May 07 2014
Why Republicans Have a 55 Percent Chance of Retaking the Senate
We’ve updated the Upshot’s Senate model, which we call Leo, with the results of Tuesday’s elections in North Carolina. Thom Tillis, the State House speaker, won the Republican Senate primary there.
Leo was expecting Mr. Tillis to win. Before the election, Leo gave him an 86 percent chance of winning the nomination, either last night or in a July runoff. That number was based on pollsNew York Times (News)
Feb 14 2013
Bobby JindalÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s make-or-break moment
It has not been a good week for Bobby Jindal. The Louisiana governor not only has had to deal with the flashbacks to his widely panned, Kenneth-the-Page-esque official GOP response to President Obamas 2009 SOTU, thanks to Marco Rubios “sip slip this week, but hes also got problems back home. Two polls in the last week have shown the once-immensely-popular governor slipping significantly inWashington Post
May 31 2015
Americans are Mislabeling Themselves on Abortion
While Cecile Richards and her pro-choice allies in the abortion industry may be gleefully reading over the Gallup poll released on Friday on abortion views in this country, once they dig a little deeper, it’s obvious that they should hold off on opening the champagne bottles.
Headlines are screaming that Americans who hold they are pro-choice now outnumber those who say they are pro-Townhall
Dec 20 2012
Gallup: Americans Think Armed Police at Schools More Effective Than Assault Weapons Ban
A new Gallup poll shows the majority of Americans believe armed police stationed at schools would be the most effective way to prevent and stop school shootings. They also believe spending more money on the mental healthcare system would help prevent another Sandy Hook.
Americans are most likely to say that an increased police presence at schools, increased government spending on mentalTownhall
Nov 10 2014
G.O.P. Is Making Progress Toward Presidency but Is Still Playing Catch-Up
After five of six presidential elections in which the Republicans have lost the popular vote, this year’s midterm elections point toward a plausible Republican path to winning the White House.
The Democratic losses were not simply because of low turnout. Republicans often made significant gains among rural, white voters. Some candidates made inroads among young and Hispanic voters, asNew York Times (News)
Jun 03 2012
Edwards Jury Saw Guilt, but Lack of Proof
The jury foreman in the campaign-finance trial of John Edwards said Friday that most jurors agreed "at a gut-check level" that the former presidential candidate was guilty of wrongdoing, but they did not have enough evidence to convict him.
"When we would take some polling, we would say, 'Is he guilty? Yes, he is,' " foreman David Recchion said in a telephone interview. "But as a jury,Wall Street Journal (News)
Oct 18 2014
Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law
The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.
A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to cast ballots. Three justices dissented.
Nov 05 2012
Could close race produce a popular/electoral vote split?
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are neck-and-neck in national polls, while Obama has an edge in crucial battleground states that will decide Tuesday's election. The dynamic sets up a possible outcome that has happened rarely in American politics and could undermine the credibility of the victor -- Romney beats Obama in the overall vote, but the president getsCNN (Online News)
May 30 2019
ELIZABETH WARREN’S PITCH TO WIN CALIFORNIA: ANTI-TECH CLASS WARFARE
For the next week, thousands of workers commuting into San Francisco via the Caltrain will be greeted with a giant billboard of Elizabeth Warren’s face and the words “BREAK UP BIG TECH”—a somewhat bold message in a city made rich by Silicon Valley. Hillary Clinton famously promised, “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business,” but she never put up a billboardVanity Fair