Opinion Opinion: Why the economy won’t re-elect Trump
Klobuchar reveals plan to help Americans affected by changing economy
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) will roll out a plan to address changes in the American economy as she returns to the campaign trail in Iowa, according to The Associated Press.Klobuchar plans to discuss the plan in more detail during a three-day swing through the Hawkeye State that will also include a forum with the Teamsters and Iowa Farmers Unions.Her proposal includes tax credits for retraining workers forced out of jobs due to automation as well as similar support for those who have relied on the fossil fuel industry, according to the AP.
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Republicans are counting on a strong economy to re-elect President Donald Trump but off-year elections in Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi indicate he is in trouble.
Relying on historical voting patterns,built by Yale University economist Ray Fair predicts a Trump majority in the popular vote. Similarly, gives the president a five-point win.
Fired Navy leader highly critical of Trump in SEAL case
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has written an opinion article sharply critical of President Donald Trump for intervening in the war crimes case of a Navy SEAL. Spencer wrote in The Washington Post on Wednesday that Trump’s actions were “shocking” and unprecedented. Spencer was fired Sunday by Defense Secretary Mark Esper for working a private deal with the White House to ensure that Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher be allowed to retire without losing his SEAL status.In his opinion article, Spence acknowledged his mistake, but also asserted that Trump has “very little understanding” of how the military operates and polices its members.
What those models miss is that voters’ perceptions—not the real economic numbers—and to whom they assign credit are what count. Those are becoming increasingly more tribal.
More thanwith the economy but fewer than 40% of Democrats. Political scientists find correlated strongly from Presidents John F. Kennedy though George W. Bush but have been statistically disassociated for both Presidents Barack Obama and Trump.
A recent New York Times Upshot and Siena College survey indicatein six battleground states — Michigan, Pennsylvania, Florida, Arizona and North Carolina. Even if he loses the popular vote by a larger margin than in 2016, by winning Florida with its 29 electoral votes and two or three of the others if the rest of the country map goes the same as in 2016.
Federal judge blocks administration from denying immigrants visas unless they can prove access to health insurance
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I would not bet on the latter — even in some “safe” Republican states.
These days, Americans are less focused on the big macroeconomic numbers—stronger wage growth and low unemployment—and are more troubled by skyrocketing prescription drug and health insurance costs, roads and other transportation solutions, college tuition and student loans, and the wage/opportunity gap for women.
Trump promised to fix these and other problems and simply has not much to show. His denials about climate change fly in the face of facts. Witness increased incidents of severe hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires in California—PG&E’s transmission lines did not suddenly become rickety.
Mostly moderate Democrats flipped 40 House seats in 2018 byto many of these problems.
Joe Biden’s low energy and poor organization in places like Iowa and absence of creative ideas handicap him against Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and she is emerging the likely Democratic nominee. Republicans are banking that her heavy tax and regulatory approaches to reworking health care—ending private insurance—would make her an easy target.
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Three of the last four presidents tried to reinvent health care but failed. Obamacare didn’t bend the cost curve but instead has proven just a cumbersome subsidy program to help working Americans and the poor better obtain health insurance.
However, Warren’s radical platform on health care and other issues is signaling that she will take the above-mentioned problems more seriously than Trump and get to some solutions with a Democratic Congress.
that would like the senator to move toward the middle on those issues overlook that the president is running a radical campaign that does not require her to pivot.
In Kentucky, defeated Gov. Matt Bevinat his big rallies—appealing to white, noncollege educated voters by banging hard on cultural issues, abortion, gun rights and political correctness.
That’s the mirror image of Hillary Clinton’s identity politics campaign. By staying in safe zones like Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, Trump is duplicating her 2016 mistake of ignoring the deplorables in the Rust Belt. This time he’s snubbingthat increasingly vote Democratic.
Supreme Court blocks Justice Department from restarting federal executions next week
A series of federal executions that were set to begin on Monday will remain on hold, the Supreme Court said on Friday. The court's order is a loss for the Trump administration, which announced last July that it would reinstate the federal death penalty after a nearly two-decade lapse. The Supreme Court denied the government's request to wipe away a lower court opinion holding that inmates were likely to succeed in their argument that the new protocol conflicted with federal law.
He can’t take his road show effectivelyof Washington and Richmond, ., and Cincinnati. Democrats took control of the legislature in Virginia and their gubernatorial candidates won in Kentucky and Louisiana and did well in Mississippi in those precincts with moderate issues-oriented campaigns.
Mr. Trump: If not in the South, then where?
Shifting demographics make the president’s base a declining share of registered voters. Energizing that base will only work for him if voter turnout among suburban women and young college-educated voters is low. That is not likely because polls indicate unusually high voter interest.
Holding mass rallies in safe places where folks adore him will hardly deliver for Trump four of the above-mentioned swing states and perhaps not even red ones like Kentucky.
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