Bolling: Trump Criminal Trials Begin

On Monday, in a Manhattan courtroom, history was made. For the first time ever, a former American President went on trial for alleged criminal offenses. Of course, the former President is Donald Trump, who is no stranger to the courtroom. Over the past year, Trump has spent considerable time in a courtroom, but up until…

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Ballotpedia’s Daily Brew for Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Welcome to the Tuesday, April 16, Daily Brew by Andrew Kronaizl: More than 40% of recall efforts this year have focused on city council members. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: More than 40% of recall efforts this year have focused on city council members Four candidates are running in…

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Trump’s Plan: Make Inflation High Again

With less than seven months to go before E-Day and nine before Inauguration 2025, many of Trump’s economic advisors are dropping hints as to their plans should he return to power. It might surprise one to learn that that party which has spend the last three years railing about higher prices is planning to supercharge…

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Ballotpedia’s Daily Brew for Monday, April 15, 2024

Welcome to the Monday, April 15, Daily Brew by Briana Ryan: Indiana’s Republican gubernatorial primary election is the most expensive in the state’s history. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Indiana’s Republican gubernatorial primary election is the most expensive primary in the state’s history Nebraska state Sen. Mike McDonnell switches…

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What JD Vance Gets Wrong on Ukraine

My first instinct upon hearing that Senator JD Vance (R-OH) had an op-ed in the New York Times opposing further aid to Ukraine was to ignore it. After all, Vance has made his hostility to Ukraine’s self-defense well known for a while now. I have come to the realization that was a mistake. Vance’s column suffered…

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Bolling: Youngkin Picking an Unnecessary Fight?

Why in the world would Governor Youngkin pick this fight? The abortion issue is already hurting Republicans, and this will only make it worse: Youngkin amendment would end state funding for fetal anomaly abortions (Richmond Times-Dispatch). And what is the fight over? Whether Virginia’s Medicaid program should pay for a very limited number of abortion…

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Ballotpedia’s Daily Brew for Friday, April 12, 2024

Welcome to the Friday, April 12, Daily Brew by Mercedes Yanora: A closer look at Maryland’s Democratic Senate primary. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: A closer look at Maryland’s Democratic Senate primary 54.93% of all state legislators in the United States are Republican, while 44.46% are Democratic #FridayTrivia: How…

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Japanese PM Reiterates Support for Ukraine

The notion that somehow, some way, Vladimir Putin can be turned against the Chinese Communist Party if he’s allowed to swallow Ukraine suffered another blow on Capitol Hill. Several Republicans who still espouse Stupid Idea 101 (not my term; that came from a Heritage Foundation fellow) heard differently from Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (ABC).…

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U.S. House Schedule for Thursday, April 11, 2024

THURSDAY, APRIL 11TH On Thursday, the House will meet at 9:00 a.m. for legislative business and recess immediately. The House will reconvene at approximately 11:00 a.m. for the purpose of receiving, in a Joint Meeting, Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan. Members are advised to be seated by 10:25 a.m. First and last votes expected:…

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Ballotpedia’s Daily Brew for Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Welcome to the Wednesday, April 10, Daily Brew by Ethan Sorell:  Decade-low number of contested U.S. House primaries in Pennsylvania. Here’s what’s in store for you as you start your day: Decade-low number of contested U.S. House primaries in Pennsylvania Two candidates running in Republican primary for West Virginia Attorney General Upcoming voter participation deadlines…

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