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Larry J. Sabato’s Crystal Ball » Extended term for Trump? No way, most Americans say – Politics Article

Extended term for Trump? No way, most Americans say Large majority of Americans support respecting the peaceful transfer of power, according to new UVA Center for Politics-Ipsos poll UVA Center for Politics May 16th, 2019 The lion’s share of Americans believes that respecting the results of elections and the peaceful transfer of power are essential elements of American democracy, according to a new national poll conducted by Ipsos in conjunction with the University of Virginia Center for Politics. By a…

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The Antidote | Power Line – Politics Article

Over at The Federalist, Joy Pullman draws our attention to a new working paper from the University of Arkansas that finds liberal bias in academia manifesting itself in lower grades for conservative students. From the abstract: We find that while standardized test scores are the best predictors of grade point average, ideology also has impacts. Even with controls for SES, demographics, and SAT scores, liberal students report higher college grades and closer relationships with faculty. The language of the study…

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Florida banking regulator suspended over harassment allegation – Politics Article

Florida’s top banking regulator was suspended Friday after an employee accused him of “inappropriate and uncomfortable” behavior just weeks after he took the job. Ronald Rubin, commissioner of the Office of Financial Regulation, is on paid leave while an inspector general investigates. An agency spokeswoman declined to comment, citing the open investigation. Rubin was unable to be reached for comment Monday, but he declined to comment to the American Banker newspaper over the weekend. On Friday, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy…

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Wallace — AG Barr Is Acting As Body Man For POTUS; Clearly Protecting Trump – Politics Article

On Friday, Chris Wallace, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace made the twisted observation that Attorney General Bill Barr was acting as a personal advocate for President Trump, and “clearly is protecting this president.” Wallace seems to have come to this conclusion after watching America’s Newsroom’s Bill Hemmer’s interview with AG Barr on Friday. Conservatives and Trump supporters are not that keen on Wallace and how he continues to act as if he swings toward the liberal fences whenever he’s on television.…

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If You Haven’t Decided Who to Vote For Yet… – Politics Article

We are only a few days away from polling day in the European Elections. I thought it might be helpful to pull together all the interviews and debates I’ve hosted during the campaign in one place. If you haven’t made up your mind, watching some of these might help…     This is only a snippet of a Politics Article written by Read Full Political Article

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DNC Chair Perez – Ignorance on display – Politics Article

DNC Chair Tom Perez like many on the left, while extolling their rights under the Constitution, are at the same time working to undermine that very Constitution which protects their freedoms. They are willfully ignorant of the document as displayed by DNC Chair Perez, who in a speech at Indiana State University declared: “The Electoral College is not a creation of the Constitution, it doesn’t have to be there.”  Perez’s ignorance of the constitution, at least in this case, is…

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Final Numbers in the NC 9th Congressional District’s Early Voting Period – Politics Article

While there will be some additional absentee by mail ballots coming in this week, the early ballots in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District primary is complete. Now, we await the final election numbers to come in on Election Day, this Tuesday, May 14. Below is some final analysis of early accepted ballots, along with some voter history and potential voter turnout considerations. The overwhelming number of accepted early/”absentee” ballots are from those who cast them in-person, known in North Carolina…

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The Corresponding Rise of Antidepressants, SSRIs & Mass Shootings « Intellectual Conservative – Politics Article

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a mass murder occurs when at least four people are murdered, not including the shooter, over a relatively short period of time during a single incident. Over the last 30 years, the United States has seen a significant increase in mass shootings, which are becoming more frequent and more deadly. Seemingly every time a mass shooting occurs, whether it’s at a synagogue in Pittsburgh or a nightclub in Orlando, the anti-gun media and politicians have a knee-jerk response…

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Michelle Malkin | » The Beltway Bidens: Creepy, crooked, and NOT just like us – Politics Article

The Beltway Bidens: Creepy, crooked, and NOT just like usby Michelle MalkinCreators SyndicateCopyright 2019 Now that Creepy Joe Biden thinks he has put to rest all the cringy questions about his grabby hands, he has reverted to one of his old-time shticks: middle-class Joe. Champion of the masses. Hero of the hoi polloi. A six-term U.S. senator and two-term vice president, which equates to 44 back-slapping, log-rolling, favor-trading years in Washington, this decrepit Beltway swamp-dweller wants flyover Americans to believe…

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NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio To Announce Presidential Campaign – Politics Article

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce his long-expected bid for presidency on Thursday, throwing his hat in a ring that’s already crammed with 22 other hats. According to a Wednesday NBC News report, de Blasio will launch his campaign on Thursday morning before traveling to Iowa with his wife, Chirlane McCray. Though mayor’s announcement doesn’t come as a surprise, previous reactions to a potential de Blasio campaign have been tepid at best. A Quinnipiac poll showed that…

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George Washington & California Mural — Kat Timpf on the School that May Erase Washington Art – Politics Article

In a new video for National Review, reporter Kat Timpf asks viewers how Americans should handle the more unfortunate aspects of U.S. history — including parts of George Washington’s legacy. “A school district in Northern California may remove a mural of George Washington from George Washington High School over concerns that it ‘traumatizes students and community members,’” she begins. “So I’m asking: How do we handle the tragedies of the past?” <figcaption… This is only a snippet of a Politics…

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Labour and No 10 blame each other for lack of progress in talks on Brexit compromise – as it happened | Politics – Politics Article

Here is a question from BTL that is worth addressing because it is likely to become increasingly topical in the coming weeks. Could parliament stop a new Conservative leader opting for a no-deal Brexit? The Conservative party leadership contest has not officially started yet but, assuming that no Brexit deal has been passed by the time it does get underway, it is hard to imagine anyone winning on anything other than a platform saying they would embrace no-deal if the…

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Washington Monthly | Rural Americans Fear the One Thing That Could Save Them – Politics Article

The cliché about America today is that we’re a country divided between two coasts — two coasts that are liberalizing, pluralizing, globalizing and modernizing. And in between is “flyover America,” where everyone voted for Donald Trump, is suffering from addictions and is waiting for the 1950s to return. That’s not what I’ve found. America is actually a checkerboard of towns and cities — some rising from the bottom up and others collapsing from the top down, ravaged by opioids, high…

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The Prospects for Trump, 18 Months Out – Politics Article

(Steven Hayward) Right now if I had to drop a wager, I’d bet on Trump’s re-election next year. Yes, his overall approval rating remains below 50 percent in most surveys (though stand by on this), but Obama’s approval rating was below 50 percent for much of his first term, and he was re-elected anyway. Moreover, Trump’s highest approval ratings are for his handling of the economy, where he reaches 60 percent in some surveys. And guess what is the most…

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What Backlash Against “Political Correctness” is Really About – Politics Article

The last few weeks have seen Virginia racked by government scandals, including Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring’s histories with blackface, and allegations of sexual assault against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. Democratic Party leadership has since swiftly called for the resignations of Northam and Fairfax — demands that some on both sides of the aisle have ignorantly all but chalked up to excessive “political correctness.” We’ve seen this before: appropriate backlash against intolerant, highly inappropriate behaviors and language is criticized…

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Omar Claims Trump And Republicans Are Trying To Silence Muslims And Sister Tlaib! – Politics Article

Rep. Ilhan Omar is claiming President Trump, Republican politicians and right-wing pundits’ attacks on her and fellow Muslim congresswoman Rashida Tlaib are trying to “silence” Muslims. Why is she playing a victim? The words she chose to say have consequences: this has nothing to do with being a “Muslim voice.” She is entitled to her belief, but she needs to realize that a lot of people don’t share her beliefs. I have faith that she will learn this when her…

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