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2024 Presidential Election

  1. early and often
    A Liz Cheney 2024 Run Would Just Help Her Nemesis: TrumpDoing “whatever it takes” to stop Trump means backing Biden instead of floating a doomed third-party campaign.
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    Nikki Haley’s Best Electability Argument: She’s So Generic!The South Carolina governor’s famous malleability could be an asset in contrast to the vivid and unmistakably terrifying Trump.
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    Do Young Voters Actually Prefer Trump to Biden?Democrats worried that disenchanted 18-to-34-year-old voters would stay home in 2024. Polls show they may have a bigger problem.
  4. politics
    The 2024 Debates Have Been Announced, But Will Trump Show?This could be the first presidential race without debates since 1972.
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    Trump Tells Latino Voters He’s the Victim of CommunistsHis new strategy is a sign his effort to turn the tables on prosecutors won’t end with the primaries.
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    Trump’s Pick for Vice-President Still Matters in 2024Selecting a female MAGA loyalist, like Kristi Noem or Elise Stefanik, may help his campaign.
  7. the national interest
    President Biden Is Too Old to Campaign Hard But Still Able to GovernClaiming he can’t do the job is just false.
  8. poll position
    The 2024 Polls Agree: Trump Has a Significant Lead Over BidenMuch could change in the next year, but right now Trump is ahead of Biden nationally and in most battleground states.
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    Could Kamala Harris Be a Cure for Biden 2024 Anxieties?Polls show the vice-president is strong where Biden looks weak. That’s good news for the 2024 campaign and those worried about Democrats’ plan B.
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    Republican Debaters Want to Go to War With Everyone (Except Trump)The third Republican debate was pretty bloodthirsty toward enemies at home and abroad, but not toward the absent front-runner.
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    Ramaswamy Devises Another Annoying Pledge for RepublicansIn a third GOP debate that’s already likely to get nasty, the tech tyro will demand an “America First” pledge. It will not help.
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    Some Voters Think Trump’s a Criminal and Support Him AnywayPolling shows that not all of Trump’s supporters deny he has committed “serious federal crimes.” They seem to be okay with his criminality.
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    The Third Republican Debate Could Be BrutalRon DeSantis and Nikki Haley are locked in a vicious battle for second place in Iowa. Tim Scott is struggling to make the stage to bash them both.
  14. joe biden
    Biden Needs to Go Very Negative on Trump or He’ll Probably Lose in 2024Polls show Biden’s reelection bid is in trouble, mostly from younger and nonwhite voters. He needs to convince them they’d hate a Trump return.
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    Will a Backlash to Biden Over Israel Risk His Reelection?Warnings of Arab Americans and Muslims throwing the 2024 election to Trump aren’t based on much evidence. But in close elections, every vote counts.
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    Biden’s Age Is Primary Challenger Dean Phillips’s Only IssueA primary rival with no real substantive differences from Biden will just keep the president’s age in the spotlight to the delight of Donald Trump.
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    Trump’s Economic Message Is Fool’s Gold for Swing VotersMAGA base voters love Trump’s reactionary and authoritarian nature. His economic promises are meant to encourage other voters to look the other way.
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    Can Biden Avoid a Humiliating Loss in the New Hampshire Primary?Biden won’t appear on the primary ballot after killing New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation status. But he’s hoping Democrats will write him in anyway.
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    Third GOP Debate May Have Just 3 ParticipantsSo far, only five candidates have qualified for the stage in Miami. Trump and Ramaswamy may skip it, creating a very different debate.
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    New No Labels Plan: Deadlocking the 2024 Election?Up until now, the nonpartisan group suspected of a pro-Trump bias promised not to launch a candidacy if it couldn’t win. Now, chaos could be the goal.
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    Can Foreign Policy Help Joe Biden Win Reelection?Foreign policy rarely wins presidential elections. But it could help Biden rebut concerns about his age and ideology and offer a contrast with Trump.
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    RFK Jr. Might Help Democrats Win in 2024 After AllKennedy’s independent presidential run may take more votes from Trump than from Biden thanks to conservative media attention.
  23. poll position
    Trump Leads Biden in Latest Battleground State PollsThe 2024 general election is far away. But it’s not too early to pay attention to the places where the next presidency will actually be determined.
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    DeSantis and Haley See Opening in Trump’s Israel CriticismAs their efforts to catch up to Trump grow more desperate, DeSantis and Haley aim to make the Israel-Hamas war a major issue in the GOP primary.
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    Tim Scott’s Candidacy May Be Circling the DrainHe’s sinking in the polls and has been outflanked by Nikki Haley. Cancellation of a planned ad blitz could be a sign the end is near.
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    Trump Foes Find New Doomed Champion in Nikki HaleyHaley is challenging DeSantis in both national and early-state polls, but she still can’t come close to Trump.
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    RFK Jr. Independent Run Means One Less Headache for BidenKennedy had just enough support (and conservative-media hype) to make it hard to ignore him. Now Biden is running virtually unopposed.
  28. the power trip
    Do Any of These People Stand a Chance Against Trump?On the trail with the candidates vying (in theory, anyway) for the Republican nomination.
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    The Iowa Democratic Caucuses As We Knew Them Finally DieIowa bent to demands by the White House and the national party to exit the early window they long occupied. So the stage will belong to the GOP.
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    Capitol Hill Dysfunction Helps Trump, the Chaos CandidateDrama among Republican House members distracts from Trump’s trial and makes him look relatively stable. That’s good news for his 2024 campaign.
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    With Trump’s 2024 Rivals Out, Who’s Left on His Veep List?He’s reportedly looking for a woman who’s intensely loyal to the MAGA cause. This leaves some unsettling possibilities.
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    Trump Is Right: Republicans Should Cancel the Next DebateGrade-school squabbles like the one we saw in Simi Valley should give way to more limited debates or none at all.
  33. republican debate
    Who Won (and Lost) the Second Republican DebateIt was a good night for slick con men and a bad one for everybody else.
  34. republican debate
    Republican Debate: 33 Things You MissedAmid a cacophony of interruptions, the fracas featured Mike Pence’s sex life, DeSantis vs. Trump, Vivek’s hair, Haley’s haymakers, and war on TikTok.
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    What Each Republican Needs to Do in the Second DebateTrump’s again somewhere else, which means the seven debaters are battling for a long shot at an upset.
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    The Issue That’s a Bigger Problem for Biden Than His AgeRecent polls show a lot of voters look back on the Trump years as a time of relative prosperity and aren’t sold on Bidenomics.
  37. on with kara swisher
    Is the Doomed Biden Talk Just Talk?Kara Swisher talks with Franklin Foer, Jen Psaki, Astead Herndon, and Alex Thompson about all the angst over the president’s recent troubles.
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    Iowa-Obsessed DeSantis Is Tanking in Other Early StatesNew polls from New Hampshire and South Carolina offer bad news for the one-time powerhouse.
  39. the national interest
    Now Liberals Are Unskewing Polls, TooStop it, the media isn’t faking the close race.
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    Do Liberals Think the Supreme Court Will Save Us From Trump?Because that would have to happen to disqualify him from running under the 14th Amendment.
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    Americans Really Don’t Like Joe Biden Right NowA series of new polls suggests big problems for the president, with likely voters concerned about his age.
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    Nikki Haley Is a Supreme Opportunist. Is This Her Opportunity?One good debate (mostly appreciated by non-Republicans) isn’t enough for a breakthrough, and Haley must eventually take a clear position on Trump.
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    Francis Suarez Drops Out. Will the Other 2024 Duds Follow?The “winnowing” of the GOP field is off to a very slow start.
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    Ramaswamy Says He Loves Richard Nixon. Is He Serious?The tech tyro cited America’s most disgraced president as his foreign-policy hero. You have to wonder if he’s just trolling boomer liberals.
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    What the Polls Say Today: Did Skipping the Debate Hurt or Help Trump?There are conflicting findings on whether Trump lost support by avoiding the debate stage and which of his rivals benefited.
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    Palin’s Civil War Threat a Sign of Very Bad Things to ComeMAGA-world believes the 2024 election is already being rigged via Trump’s indictments. Any defeat will surely be challenged, perhaps preemptively.
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    What Each Candidate Needs to Do in the First Republican DebateWith Trump absent from the stage in Milwaukee, the margin of error for DeSantis, Ramaswamy, Scott, and the rest of the 2024 field has narrowed.
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    First Republican Debate: Who’s In, Who’s Banned, Who’s BoycottingWhen Republicans debate in Milwaukee on Wednesday a few candidates will be missing due to the RNC’s strict criteria and loyalty pledge.
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    The Iowa Caucus Could Be Republicans’ Only Chance to Stop TrumpSome are hoping a Trump-slayer will emerge later in the primary. But if Trump’s rivals underperform in Iowa, he could quickly become unbeatable.
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    A Late-Entry Candidate Won’t Save Republicans From TrumpAnti-Trump Republicans hope Glenn Youngkin or another dark-horse savior will jump in the 2024 race. But it’s already too late for that.
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