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2020 Elections

  1. vision 2020
    Kanye West Is Trying to Get on the Ballot in Wisconsin, a Crucial Swing StateHis unorthodox presidential campaign is also collecting signatures in Ohio, Arkansas, and West Virginia, but its earlier efforts face legal scrutiny.
  2. the national interest
    A Line-by-Line Analysis of the Hilarious ‘Case for Trump’A line-by-line read of Hugh Hewitt’s hilarious argument for reelecting the president.
  3. 2020 elections
    How a Blue Wave in 2020 Could Yield Redistricting Gains for DemocratsThe GOP’s landslide win in 2010 allowed them to shift the balance of power across the country. This year, Democrats might be able to do the same.
  4. the national interest
    Trump Can’t Stop the Election, But He Can Threaten DemocracyWhen Joe Biden predicted Trump would try this, Republicans laughed.
  5. 2020 elections
    Democrats’ Chances of Retaking the Senate Keep ImprovingRight now the Senate landscape is shifting steadily toward Democrats, who have far fewer vulnerable seats to defend.
  6. 2020 elections
    Eliot Engel Regarded Himself As a Congressman-for-LifeEngel’s resentment of colleagues who endorsed his primary challenger for his ultrasafe seat betrays a sense of aristocratic entitlement.
  7. early and often
    Two Political Novices Ran Kanye’s Unsuccessful Ballot Effort in South CarolinaAccording to two sources, the key figures in the effort are a Christian music producer and West’s spiritual adviser.
  8. filibuster reform
    Could Civil Rights Force Democrats to Kill the Filibuster?Voting rights and racial-justice legislation may provide the perfect reason for Democrats to unite in favor of filibuster reform.
  9. the national interest
    Trump Caught Lying About Biden’s Police Stance in Fox News Interview Debacle“Get me the charter, please!”
  10. 2020 elections
    It’s Official: Jamaal Bowman Has Defeated Eliot EngelAOC is going to have quite a bit of hometown company in the next Congress.
  11. 2020 elections
    If Democrats Can Win Back the Senate, They Could Hold It For a WhileDemocrats don’t look vulnerable in Senate races until 2024.
  12. 2020 elections
    Why Are We Still Waiting for Results From the New York Primary?More than three weeks after the June 23 primaries, an unprecedented number of absentee ballots are still being counted.
  13. vision 2020
    Why Doesn’t Trump Spend the Tax Dollars Necessary to Save His Presidency?Trump and Republicans don’t have the courage or imagination to work with Democrats to improve conditions in the country for their own benefit.
  14. 2020 elections
    Susan Collins Wants to Debate Her Opponent 16 TimesIn one of the closest and most important Senate races, the Republican incumbent appears to be running scared.
  15. 2020 elections
    Tuberville Ends Jeff Sessions’s Political Career in Alabama Primary RunoffThe former Auburn coach isn’t a cinch against Democratic senator Doug Jones, but he did dramatically reverse Sessions’s once dazzling success.
  16. 2020 elections
    Control of the U.S. Senate May Not Be Decided Until January in GeorgiaThere’s a nontrivial chance that there may be one or even two general-election runoffs for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats on January 5.
  17. the national interest
    Trump Warns That Biden Presidency Would Be Disaster (for Ratings)Finally, a second-term agenda Trump can credibly commit to.
  18. 2020 elections
    Loeffler Attacks WNBA for Honoring Black Lives MatterThe endangered Georgia Republican senator triangulated against the league and the team she partly owns.
  19. 2020 elections
    Ranks of Republican Women in Senate Could Be Decimated in NovemberAs many as four of the GOP’s nine women in the Senate could lose, and a fifth is a prospect for a party switch.
  20. vision 2020
    Is Biden’s Lead Strong Enough to Make Texas Competitive?A once unthinkable electoral map comes into focus.
  21. the national interest
    Trump Blames Losing Campaign on Listening to ‘Woke Jared’Trump decides to ignore his son-in-law and focus on voters who fear he isn’t racist enough.
  22. politics
    Another QAnon Sympathizer Knocks Off GOP Congressman in Colorado PrimaryDespite a Trump endorsement, Scott Tipton was no match for the owner of a gun-themed restaurant called Shooters Grill who defied public-health orders.
  23. the national interest
    Mean Nicknames Was Trump’s Only Legit Skill, and Now He’s Bad at That, TooThe president can’t even follow the basic rules of schoolyard bullying.
  24. 2020 elections
    Biden’s Surge Could Flip the Senate — and Boost His PresidencyA rising tide from the top of the ticket may lift Democrats to control of the Senate, which would make a successful Biden administration more likely.
  25. vision 2020
    Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Force Texas to Let Non-Seniors Vote by MailTexas Democrats had a novel argument based on the 26th amendment’s ban on age discrimination in voting. But the Supreme Court’s not ready to go there.
  26. monuments
    Georgia Politician Argues for Keeping All Statues — Even of Hitler or SatanGOP congressional candidate Marjorie Greene shows that floodgates arguments over removing monuments cut both ways.
  27. vision 2020
    Texas Republicans Holding in-Person Convention in a Coronavirus Hot SpotIf things go wrong in Houston, it could be an omen for the packed hall Trump is insisting on for his convention in Jacksonville.
  28. the national interest
    What If I Told You Joe Biden Is Actually Running a Great Campaign?After stumbling to a sweeping primary win, he’s stumbling to a double-digit lead over Trump.
  29. 2020 elections
    On a Big Primary Night, It’s Time to — WaitGet used to it, media. With voting by mail rising, knowing the results of an election an hour after the polls close is over.
  30. vision 2020
    Are We Headed for a Voter-Suppression Catastrophe in November?Marc Elias, the Democrats’ top election lawyer, sees the potential for disaster.
  31. vision 2020
    Republicans Will Fight to Stop Expanded Voting by Mail in NovemberDue to the coronavirus, most state primaries featured expanded vote-by-mail options, which Trump opposes. They may be nixed for the general election.
  32. the national interest
    ‘Complete Idiot’ Donald Trump and ‘Dope’ Karl Rove Now Working TogetherIt is beautiful to see two sociopaths put aside old hatreds and work together for evil.
  33. police reform
    Competing Police-Reform Bills Quickly Emerge in CongressThe biggest potential deal-breaker is the Democrats’ call for stripping police officers of “qualified immunity” against lawsuits.
  34. 2020 elections
    GOP Congressman Who Officiated Same-Sex Marriage Ousted in Drive-Thru ConventionVirginia’s Denver Riggelman offended conservatives so badly, even support from Trump and Falwell couldn’t save him.
  35. vision 2020
    Jon Ossoff Wins Senate Primary in GeorgiaThe 2017 wunderkind is back, having won a Senate primary without a runoff. He’s part of the most promising Georgia Democratic ticket of this century.
  36. 2020 elections
    GOP Extremists Advance Toward CongressOne runoff qualifier, Matt Gurtler, is out there, but another, Marjorie Greene is a QAnon ally and runs ads so violent that Facebook banned one.
  37. 2020 elections
    Voting Chaos in Georgia Another Bad Sign for NovemberA surge in voting by mail, faulty voting machines, and inadequate staffing afflict a state that could be a crucial November battleground.
  38. the national interest
    Angry Trump Hires Famously Wrong Pollster to Call CNN Fake NewsTrump has retained John McLaughlin, who is so inaccurate that Republicans beg other Republicans not to hire him.
  39. george floyd protests
    With Murkowski ‘Struggling’ Over Trump Vote, He Says He’ll Back Her OpponentShe could be a prospect for a party-switch after November, particularly now that Trump is vowing to oppose her reelection.
  40. 2020 elections
    Joe Biden’s New Bet for Beating TrumpHis pitch to voters is no longer centered around a return to normalcy.
  41. 2020 elections
    Steve King Finally Loses His Congressional SeatThe disgraced longtime congressman lost not because of his bigotry, but because of his loss of clout.
  42. federal judiciary
    Lindsey Graham Asks Older Judges to Retire So Trump Can Replace ThemOne way to maximize the value of lifetime judicial appointments is to get younger judges, before voters can put Democrats in charge.
  43. vision 2020
    Can Democrats Win the Senate on Biden’s Coattails?If Biden wins the presidential race, a trifecta is entirely possible for Democrats.
  44. the longest lives
    ‘How Old Is Biden? Well, He’ll Have a Lot of Good Advisers.’Zooming into retirement homes, where the presidential race is on everyone’s mind.
  45. coronavirus
    No Employment Boom for Georgia After ReopeningBrian Kemp’s gamble on a quick reopening hasn’t spiked COVID-19 cases yet. Nor has it so far produced any employment gains.
  46. 2020 elections
    Obamagate Could Be the Last Nail in the Coffin for Jeff SessionsA new poll shows him trailing by more than 20 points in the race for his old Alabama Senate seat. The GOP obsession with the “witch hunt” may be why.
  47. 2020 elections
    Jon Ossoff’s Back, and Other News From Battleground GeorgiaThe fundraising champ of 2017 is back for a Senate run in a state with more competitive contests than you can count.
  48. 2020 elections
    How Did Republicans Win a Special Congressional Election in California?Mike Garcia was a good candidate in a special situation, but neither party should expect an automatic wave in November.
  49. coronavirus stimulus
    Republicans Plan to Ignore House Democrats’ Coronavirus Stimulus BillSenate Republicans have decided they aren’t negotiating at the moment, so don’t expect any further relief legislation until June, at the earliest.
  50. 2020 elections
    Steve King Says He’ll Soon Get Committee Assignments BackWith his primary opponents focusing on his loss of clout rather than his bigotry, the prospect of restored committee assignments could be huge.
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