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Biden can’t ride Obama’s coattails, because Obama isn’t liberal enough for today’s Democratic Party

Joe Biden frequently reminds us of his partnership with former President Barack Obama. He hopes that nostalgia for the Obama administration will help him get the Democratic nomination and put him in the White House ...
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Angela Merkel sides with congresswomen over Trump regarding ‘go back’ tweets

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she stands with the four congresswomen President Trump said should “go back” to the countries they “originally” came from. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Democratic senator on how to beat Trump: ‘Punch him in the face’

Jon Tester said the way for Democrats to win in states President Trump won in 2016 is to "punch him in the face" during an interview on Morning Joe Thursday morning. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Pew: 91% Democrats see violence next in war of words

After a week that saw President Trump and his foes toss toxic words at each other, there is now a warning that the next phase could be “violence.” examinerpolitics.com ...
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Sanders and Warren tied for second behind Biden: Poll

Joe Biden continues to lead the pack of more than 20 Democratic contenders for president, according to a new poll. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Obituary: John Paul Stevens, 1920-2019

It’s difficult to say whether the life of Justice John Paul Stevens, who died last week in his Florida retirement at age 99, was important in the history of American jurisprudence or in American politics ...
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Midsummer meltdown in the House

Congress is having an epic summer meltdown. Rather than passing critical bipartisan legislation, including a slew of spending bills needed to keep the government operating, lawmakers spent last week battling viciously over the political direction ...
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Barnes – Trump’s obsession with attention

In his Sunday morning tweets, President Trump denounced four female House members known as the Squad: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. Trump ...
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Squad, attention!

In January, four weeks after the Washington Examiner magazine launched nationwide, we ran a cover story under the headline "Hostile Takeover" about four extreme young left-wingers barging Nancy Pelosi and the old guard aside to ...
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Lara Trump tries to fix her party’s woman problem

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.—One month before before she is set to give birth to her second child, Lara Trump came here to kick off the 2020 Women for Trump coalition. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Boris Johnson breaks record for most funds raised by UK politician

In his attempt to become the next prime minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson has broken the record for the most money raised by a politician in the U.K. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Pennsylvania mayor blocks pride flag from being raised, says flag is tied to a ‘political movement’

The mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania blocked city council and city employees from raising a rainbow flag over city hall, saying that it was emblematic of a political movement. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Ayanna Pressley’s toxic identity politics

Ayanna Pressley is the newest member of “the squad,” the rag-tag group of far-left congresswomen feuding with Democratic Party leaders and President Trump. She’s also a representative of my home state, Massachusetts. She hasn’t exactly ...
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‘The squad’ holds joint interview: ‘No bottom to the barrel’ of Trump vitriol

In their first joint interview since President Trump’s “go back” comments, a group of four liberal lawmakers who call themselves “the squad” pushed back against the president. examinerpolitics.com ...
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51% of voters support Trump deportation raids: Poll

According to a new poll, a slim majority of Americans support President Trump’s calls for mass deportations of undocumented migrants. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Polling is not evil voodoo magic

In his unsuccessful bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz last fall, Beto O’Rourke tried a variety of unorthodox campaign tactics. He live-streamed himself cooking a chicken in his kitchen. He was perfectly fine dropping profanity ...
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Forty years ago, Jimmy Carter’s malignant ‘malaise’ speech

Forty years ago today, Jimmy Carter gave one of the worst speeches in American presidential history. Reading it again, I am surprised to see that the notorious “malaise” speech is even worse than I remember ...
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FLASHBACK: Graham says Trump is ‘a race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot’

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham didn't quite defend President Trump's comments urging prominent liberal freshmen congresswomen to "go back" to their home countries during his appearance on Fox & Friends Monday. But the comments are ...
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Here are the Republicans calling out Trump’s ‘go back’ comments

Over the weekend President Trump generated controversy for a tweet suggesting that a group of liberal congresswomen “go back” to their home countries. There was little immediate reaction from Republican lawmakers, but on Monday some ...
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My New Washington Post Op Ed on How Federalism Became Great Again on the Left

The Washington Post Outlook section has just published my article on "How Liberals Learned to Love Federalism." Here's an excerpt: This is what the battle over federalism looked like in the United States for many ...
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Are Young American Jews as Left-leaning as the Media Suggests?

If one reads both the secular and Jewish American media, one gets the impression that a virtual revolution is going on among the younger generation of American Jews. Focusing on various leftist and left-leaning Jewish ...
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Florida pastor: ‘Blows me away’ how wrong media and politicians are about migrant shelter

A Florida pastor is contesting Democrat claims that children are treated "like little prisoners" at a migrant shelter in Miami. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Trump meeting with potential replacements for Dan Coats

President Trump is reportedly thinking about pushing out Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and has held informal meetings with people who could replace him. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Seth MacFarlane begs Democrats to put social media aside: ‘More unity, less Twitter’

Amid an ongoing feud between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a contingent of liberal freshman congresswomen, actor and comedian Seth MacFarlane is urging Democrats to back off intraparty social media jabs. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Trump says Kim Jong Un was happy to see him: ‘When he saw me, he smiled’

President Trump touted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s eagerness to see him, boasting that when the two met, the strongman was happy to see him. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Buttigieg dings Trump: He invited ‘the comments section off YouTube’ to the White House

DOVER, New Hampshire — Pete Buttigieg blasted President Trump's recent social media summit, saying the White House gathering distracted the country from acting on any common ground. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Democrat calls Mitch McConnell ‘sociopathic’ for not working with Democrats

Democratic Rep. Max Rose labeled Senate Major Leader Mitch McConnell "sociopathic" for not working with Democrats during a Friday morning appearance on Morning Joe. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Future of the Democratic Party: How AOC turned the guns of racism against Nancy Pelosi

Poor Nancy Pelosi. The Democratic House speaker worked harder than anyone to win Team Blue its majority in Congress. But she played by an old set of rules, and her party’s unruly young leaders have ...
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Democratic congressman goes after AOC: ‘Their ignorance is beyond belief’

A black Democratic lawmaker has a bone to pick with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “singling out of newly elected women of color.” examinerpolitics.com ...
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Democratic presidential candidates are turning into gloom merchants

The truth is America is doing fine. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Pelosi tries to mute Democrats on Twitter

The first time Rep. Nancy Pelosi served as House speaker in 2007, she had to tamp down occasional skirmishes between her moderate and liberal factions. Now in her second time as speaker more than a ...
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Update on the Preakness Takings Case

The Preakness. Back in March, I wrote about the City of Baltimore's lawsuit attempting to use eminent domain to take the Preakness Stakes Triple Crown horse race, in order to prevent the owners from moving ...
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Trump Tries On the Mantle of Environmental Leadership. Does He Deserve It?

President Donald Trump called together cabinet members on Monday to help him cheerlead his administration's record on environmental issues. During his rambling remarks in the White House East Room about his administration's "environmental leadership," the ...
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Florida Sheriff Deputy Arrested After Planting Drugs on Innocent People

A former Florida sheriff's deputy was arrested Wednesday for planting drugs and falsely arresting at least 10 people, including one case where Reason obtained body camera footage showing him lying about the results of roadside ...
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Bernie Sanders shows off sword Ross Perot gave him

Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders showed off a sword that Ross Perot gave him, in a tweet commemorating the businessman’s legacy. examinerpolitics.com ...
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Ross Perot’s legacy shows how populism doesn’t have to be partisan

Justin Amash made headlines recently when he left the Republican Party. examinerpolitics.com ...
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