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Can Anti-Trump Republican Groups Usher in a Biden Landslide?

Can Anti-Trump Republican Groups Usher in a Biden Landslide?According to Jonathan Martin, Republican leaders who don’t support Trump’s reelection have chosen one of three different paths. State publicly that they won’t vote for him and plan to vote for Biden (Colin Powell and Carly Fiorina). State publicly that they won’t vote for him, but won’t vote for Biden (Mitt Romney and John Bolton). Stay silent (George W. Bush, Paul Ryan, and John Boehner). There’s… Source ….. Read More.Washington Monthly – General Political | Politics & GovernmentWed, July 8, 20204 days ago

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She Wanted to Be a Republican President. She’s Voting for Biden.

She Wanted to Be a Republican President. She’s Voting for Biden.Republicans who say Donald Trump should lose in November but insist they won’t vote for Joe Biden aren’t being honest, Carly Fiorina argues.Fiorina was a Republican candidate for president just four years ago, and was briefly Ted Cruz’s prospective running mate. Trump needs to go, she says—and that means she’s voting for Biden.Fiorina is not going to keep quiet, write in another candidate, or vote third-party. “I’ve been very clear that I can’t support Donald Trump,” she told me, in an interview that can be heard in full on the latest episode of The Ticket. “And elections are binary choices.” She struggled with the decision, and whether to go public. But she said that this struggle is one Republicans need to have—including those who have rationalized supporting Trump despite their disagreements, because of some of his policies or judicial appointments.“As…

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Democrats Want to Legalize Marijuana. Joe Biden Doesn’t.

Democrats Want to Legalize Marijuana. Joe Biden Doesn’t.Democratic political consultants dream of issues like marijuana legalization. Democrats are overwhelmingly in favor of it, polls show. So are independents. A majority of Republicans favor it now too. It motivates progressives, young people, and Black Americans to vote. Put it on the ballot, and it’s proved a sure way to boost turnout for supportive politicians. It’s popular in key presidential-election states, including Michigan, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Florida, Arizona, and Virginia. There’s no clear political downside—although marijuana legalization motivates its supporters, it doesn’t motivate its opponents. For the Democratic presidential nominee, the upsides of supporting it would include energizing a very committed group of single-issue voters and making a major move toward criminal-justice reform and the Bernie Sanders agenda.Joe Biden won’t inhale.Democrats eager for Biden to support legalization have theories about why he won’t. His aides insist they’re all wrong. It’s not, they say,…

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How Tammy Duckworth Could Boost Her Chances With Biden

How Tammy Duckworth Could Boost Her Chances With BidenTammy Duckworth is up for a big promotion: Joe Biden’s advisers are vetting her to be his running mate. In the meantime, she’s focused on protecting the promotion of another lieutenant colonel.The senator from Illinois, who lost both her legs as a helicopter pilot in Iraq and was awarded the Purple Heart, has placed a hold—Senate-speak for preventing a vote—on hundreds of military promotions, she told me. She’ll maintain that hold until she gets written confirmation from President Donald Trump’s defense secretary, Mark Esper, that he won’t block the anticipated promotion of Alexander Vindman, the lieutenant colonel who testified in the House hearings that led to Trump’s impeachment. The White House dismissed Vindman from his position on the National Security Council two days after Trump was acquitted in the subsequent Senate trial. (He’s since been reassigned to the Pentagon.) But Duckworth worries…

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Val Demings’ police background could complicate her Biden VP chances

Val Demings’ police background could complicate her Biden VP chancesU.S. Rep. Val Demings’ background as Orlando, Fla.’s first female police chief could complicate her chances of becoming Joe Biden’s running mate. ….. Read More.FOX NEWS – Politics | Politics & GovernmentSun, July 12, 20206 hours ago

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Joe Biden, Mystery Man

Joe Biden, Mystery ManHe’s old. He worked with Barack Obama. He’s generally seen as a decent guy.If you know more than that about Joe Biden, you know more than many voters.Growing up in Scranton, Pennsylvania, or having to move because his father lost his job? Writing the Violence Against Women Act? The tragedies he’s lived through, his years as a single father, how he rode the train back to Delaware each night when he was a senator? Even his supposed vulnerabilities, like helping to write the 1994 crime bill, running the Anita Hill hearings, protecting Delaware’s financial industry, or blundering on foreign policy?Many Americans don’t know any of that, according to data from focus groups and polls conducted by Biden allies.For the past year, Biden’s been repeating that people know him. “The good news is the bad news. The good news is that people know me,” is his line. “And…

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