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How the Rural-Urban Divide Became America’s Political Fault Line – The New York Times

How the Rural-Urban Divide Became America’s Political Fault Line – The New York Times

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Most Americans voted for Hillary Clinton, but most Americans live in a neighborhood won by President Trump. 4% Share of voters who live in a precinct that is ... 3% 2% 1% 100% Dem. 75% Dem. Even 75% Rep. 100% Rep. Most Americans voted for Hillary Clinton, but most Americans live in a neighborhood won by President Trump. Share of voters who live in a precinct that is ... 4% 3% 2% 1% 100% Dem. 75% Dem. Even 75% Rep. 100% Rep. Source: 2016 precinct data from Ryne RohlaIt’s true across many industrialized democracies that r...
Governor’s feud with party boss rocks New Jersey politics – POLITICO

Governor’s feud with party boss rocks New Jersey politics – POLITICO

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The dispute between the two men is the ultimate manifestation of tensions that have existed since before Gov. Phil Murphy took office last year. | AP Photo/Getty Images TRENTON — A long-simmering intraparty fight among Democrats in New Jersey has turned into an open civil war, pitting the state’s political novice governor against an old-school political boss who has ruled for more than two decades — and potentially reordering the political landscape in what’s become a nation...
As Biden Rakes in Big Money, Will There Be a Political Cost? – The New York Times

As Biden Rakes in Big Money, Will There Be a Political Cost? – The New York Times

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A couple of days before Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced his campaign for president, he spent 45 minutes on the phone with John Morgan, a major Florida political donor. As they chatted, Mr. Morgan suggested that the former vice president would be jealous to know that he was lounging poolside, a cigar in hand, with his two German shepherds by his side.Not so, Mr. Biden insisted, as Mr. Morgan recalled. “Because I’m sitting looking at the Potomac with my two German shepherds,” Mr. Biden replied.The setting may have been serene, but Mr. Biden was hard at work as he dialed donor after donor in the run-up to his campaign, relying upon his decades of political connections and his characteristic personal touch.There was no request for a contribution that day. That is coming on Tues...
Politics Podcast: Can Democrats Win The Senate In 2020? – FiveThirtyEight

Politics Podcast: Can Democrats Win The Senate In 2020? – FiveThirtyEight

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FiveThirtyEight Embed Code <iframe frameborder="0" width="100%" height="180" style="margin:20px auto 25px;max-width:600px;" scrolling="no" src="https://fivethirtyeight.com/player/politics/26789608/"></iframe> The 2020 Democratic field continues to grow, most recently with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s entry into the race. The team looks at his theory of the case — how he could win and why he likely won’t. The crew also discusses the spate of restrictive abortion bills at the state level, and where Americans stand on the issue. Finally, we looked at the non-presidential battleground in 2020, and whether the U.S. Senate or House could flip. You can listen to the episode by clicking the “play&rdquo...
On Politics: Secrecy Fight Between Trump and Congress Escalates – The New York Times

On Politics: Secrecy Fight Between Trump and Congress Escalates – The New York Times

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Good Tuesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today._____________________• The fight over President Trump’s stonewalling of Congress escalated on two fronts on Monday. A judge ruled that his accounting firm must turn over his financial records to Congress, while separately, Mr. Trump moved to block Congress from receiving testimony by the former White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II. The fights raise the issue of what power the president has to keep secrets from Congress.• Access to a government jet 24 hours a day. An office in the West Wing. And an assurance of being made secretary of homeland security by November. Those were among a list of 10 conditions that Kris Kobach has given to the White House if he is to become the admi...
Golden protests ‘gotcha politics’ move by House leaders – Lewiston Sun Journal

Golden protests ‘gotcha politics’ move by House leaders – Lewiston Sun Journal

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Upset by what he saw as “a cynical move” by congressional leaders, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Golden protested their decision to tie several bipartisan measures aimed at lowering prescription drug prices to proposals to strengthen the Affordable Care Act. Though the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives approved the package, the Lewiston legislator said including the ACA provisions killed an opportunity to give the Republican-controlled Senate legislation it might approve. U.S. Rep. Jared Golden Golden, serving in his first term from Maine’s politically divided 2nd Congressional District, said Monday that maneuver was “exactly the kind of ‘gotcha’ politics” voters sent him to Washington to combat. Frustrated by the decision, Golden sent ...
On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Did Anti-Abortion Activists Overreach in Alabama? – The New York Times

On Politics With Lisa Lerer: Did Anti-Abortion Activists Overreach in Alabama? – The New York Times

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Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your guide to the day in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host.[Get On Politics delivered to your inbox.]We’re only five months into 2019, but already it’s been a banner year for the anti-abortion movement.Eight states have passed abortion restrictions, with the hope that one of them could lead to a legal challenge of Roe v. Wade. False claims of “infanticide” have Democrats on the defensive. And last week, the movement claimed its biggest victory yet: passage of a near-total abortion ban in Alabama.But could the biggest “win” for anti-abortion activists in years actually be a political misstep?That’s the fear being raised by some Republicans, who worry that the Alabama law reaches beyond what voters —...
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: McGahn Fishin’ – The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: McGahn Fishin’ – The Atlantic

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What We’re Following Today It’s Monday, May 20.‣ President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to instruct his former White House counsel, Don McGahn, to defy a House subpoena and skip a hearing scheduled for Tuesday.Here’s what else we’re watching:Before and After (2016): In a lot of ways, former Vice President Joe Biden is running the same campaign he would have run in a pre-Trump era, writes Edward-Isaac Dovere: “Biden’s campaign is a bet: that in the four years since Trump launched his campaign, the country hasn’t changed, the Democratic Party hasn’t changed, and politics hasn’t changed.”The Limits of Philanthropy: On Sunday, the tech billionaire Robert Smith surprised the recent graduates of Morehouse College, in A...