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  1. vision 2020
    Is Biden’s Lead Strong Enough to Make Texas Competitive?A once unthinkable electoral map comes into focus.
  2. vision 2020
    Rove Giving Trump Advice He Cannot TakeThe Boy Genius seems to be explaining in advance why Trump lost.
  3. vision 2020
    Trump Believes That He Is Losing Because He Hasn’t Been Racist EnoughOn the one hand, all available evidence suggests this is wrong. On the other hand, Tucker Carlson suggests it is right.
  4. supreme court
    Trump Wants Another Supreme Court Nomination Fight Before NovemberTrump thinks a confirmation battle could excite his base, but it would work both ways, particularly among Democrats who remember Merrick Garland.
  5. vision 2020
    Trump’s Plan: Run As Outsider Against ‘Incumbent’ Non-President BidenTrump of all people cannot overcome his incessant claims of presidential greatness and campaign for reelection as some sort of insurgent.
  6. vision 2020
    Democrats Are on Pace for a Down-Ballot BlowoutThe party’s lead in the congressional generic ballot is higher now than it was in 2018.
  7. vision 2020
    Trump Is Betting His Reelection on Single-Issue Statue VotersThe president ostensibly believes that — amid a pandemic and recession — swing voters’ top concerns are monuments and cancel culture.
  8. vision 2020
    Mask Requirement Imposed by Jacksonville, Trump’s Handpicked Convention CityIt’s looking like Trump’s dream for an acceptance speech in a packed hall of unmasked fans is running into local opposition again.
  9. filibuster reform
    Senate Democrats to Consider Using Power to Pass Laws If ElectedSome of the most conservative Senate Democrats are signaling their openness to abolishing the filibuster so they can pass Biden’s agenda in 2021.
  10. vision 2020
    Trump’s Plan to Boost Poll Numbers: Be Meaner to BidenAmong other questionable campaign decisions reported this weekend, Trump may be considering a more abrasive nickname for his “sleepy” opponent.
  11. vision 2020
    Trump Tweets, Then Deletes, Video of Supporter Shouting ‘White Power’The White House claims Trump didn’t hear the “white power” part, but it’s hard to miss.
  12. 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.
  13. the pandemic president
    Trump Campaign Removed Social-Distancing Stickers From Seats at Tulsa RallyThe Trump team didn’t just put the president’s supporters at risk, it undid an effort by arena staff to protect them.
  14. 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.
  15. intelligencer chats
    Does Biden Need to Do Anything Different to Win?So far, the Democratic nominee’s relatively low-key strategy is working out just fine. Where does it go from here?
  16. obamacare
    Trump, Intent on Self-Destruction, Asks Supreme Court to Kill ObamacareWhen you’re struggling in the polls amid a pandemic, renewing your fight to strip health coverage from millions of Americans isn’t a great move.
  17. vision 2020
    Trump Rambles Unintelligibly About Plan for Second TermAsked about his second-term priorities on Hannity Thursday, Trump couldn’t name one.
  18. vision 2020
    The Betting Markets Are Betting Big on BidenAccording to current polling, Biden is hardly a gamble at the moment. Bettors on Predictit are responding, favoring the former veep by 21 points.
  19. vision 2020
    Are Trump’s Rallies for an Audience of One?With no evidence that his rallies make any real difference, you have to wonder if they are held strictly for him to charge up on the crowd’s cheers.
  20. 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.
  21. vision 2020
    Democrats Pull Trigger on a (Mostly) Virtual ConventionBiden will speak in Milwaukee, but without delegates. Neither, Democrats hope, will a coronavirus outbreak be present, which Republicans can’t assure.
  22. vision 2020
    Trump Needs an Opponent to Demonize. It’s Hard to Do That to Uncle Joe.Trump has tried and failed so far to undermine Joe Biden the way he did Hillary Clinton. He may get really desperate.
  23. vision 2020
    Trump Is Seeking Reelection on a Pro-Coronavirus PlatformThe president is discouraging mask use, cutting funding for testing, and traveling the country to convene potential superspreader events.
  24. vision 2020
    Trump Is Now the 2020 UnderdogThe incumbent’s path to reelection is decidedly narrowing.
  25. the national circus
    Frank Rich: The Trump Campaign’s Gross Political MalpracticeLast weekend’s disastrous rally revealed just how unequipped the president is to take on Joe Biden.
  26. 2020 primaries
    Will There Be a Kid Congressman From North Carolina?On Tuesday, the 24-year-old GOP candidate Madison Cawthorn defeated a Trump-endorsed challenger in a North Carolina district that leans Republican.
  27. 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.
  28. vision 2020
    Biden Ally Chris Coons Cracks Open a Door to Filibuster ReformIt’s possible that a President Biden wouldn’t have to spend too much time begging Republicans not to remain obstructionists.
  29. vision 2020
    China Is Going to Be a Big Issue in the 2020 Campaign. But What Does That Mean?The pandemic and Trump’s bellicose rhetoric will keep Beijing front and center in American politics. Democrats see risks and rewards in that.
  30. vision 2020
    Trump Puts the Fear of the Coronavirus Into JacksonvilleThe city to which the president moved his big convention celebration isn’t entirely happy about the risk to public health it poses.
  31. voting by mail
    Trump Staffers Who Voted By Mail, a Process He Calls ‘Rigged’The president keeps attacking the vote by mail process, though he and more than a dozen White House and campaign staffers have done it.
  32. politics
    All the Reasons Trump’s Tulsa Rally Was a Complete DisasterThe failure of the overhyped event has left the Trump campaign in disarray, and at least eight staff members have now tested positive for COVID-19.
  33. vision 2020
    The Tulsa Rally Was a Really Bad Sign for TrumpThe fiasco in Oklahoma sent a lot of terrible messages about the president and his prospects for reelection.
  34. vision 2020
    Are We Headed for a Voter-Suppression Catastrophe in November?Marc Elias, the Democrats’ top election lawyer, sees the potential for disaster.
  35. trump campaign
    Trump’s Tulsa Rally Is Still Happening, Pandemic and Reason Be DamnedThe president’s top coronavirus advisers couldn’t stop it, a legal challenge failed, and his campaign still believes it will Make Trump Great Again.
  36. vision 2020
    ‘The Status Quo’s Not Working’: A Conversation With Kamala HarrisThe front-runner to become Biden’s VP is an ex-prosecutor with police reform on her mind.
  37. vision 2020
    All of a Sudden Trump Wants to Debate Joe BidenIn December, Trump laid the groundwork to skip the debates. Trailing now in several national polls, he finally cares about the democratic process.
  38. the national circus
    Frank Rich: The Folly of Trump’s Bolton LawsuitThe president would have been wise to ignore his latest nemesis’s new book. He chose a different route.
  39. 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.
  40. intelligencer chats
    Should Biden Throw Election-Map Calculus Out the Window With His Veep Pick?What the Democratic nominee should be considering as he ponders his big decision.
  41. primary challenges
    Jamaal Bowman Takes the LeadThe progressive former middle-school principal has drawn comparisons to AOC. He might be joining her in Congress soon.
  42. vision 2020
    In Trump Years, It Feels Like Late in His Second TermThe intensity of the Trump presidency may mean he is wearing out his welcome in just one term — which took Bush two terms, according to polling.
  43. d.c. statehood
    Congress to Vote on D.C. Statehood for the First Time in DecadesIt would likely take a Democratic Senate plus filibuster reform to become law, but the cause of making D.C. the 51st state remains alive.
  44. vision 2020
    Why Do Trump Supporters Act Like His Reelection Is Certain?For reasons varying from a Trumpian infatuation with “winning” to thoughts of contesting a loss, many Republicans act as though it’s a done deal.
  45. vision 2020
    What We Can Do to Stop Voting Chaos in NovemberTime is running out and options are limited, but there are still steps we can take to protect voting rights.
  46. vision 2020
    Tulsa Health Director ‘Wishes’ Trump Would Postpone Rally As Cases Spike in OKThe health director added that he was “concerned about our ability to ensure the president stays safe” in an indoor arena without social distancing.
  47. vision 2020
    Biden Shouldn’t Obsess Over Checking Boxes for His Veep PickBiden should look at the whole person and her character and qualifications for the job — unlike what John McCain did when he picked Sarah Palin.
  48. george floyd protests
    Trump Reschedules His Juneteenth Rally in TulsaThe president said he was pushing the rally back a day to honor the requests of “many of my African-American friends and supporters.”
  49. vision 2020
    Why Biden Needs to Win BigGiven Trump’s Electoral College advantage and the need to win Senate races, Biden must have as big a national popular vote lead as he can get.
  50. coronavirus
    Trump Rally Attendees Must Agree Not to Sue Campaign If They Get the CoronavirusTo attend Trump’s first rally since March, supporters must sign a waiver saying they won’t sue if they get COVID-19 in the crowded indoor arena.
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