Tag: States (US)

‘Hi Haters’: Why New Jersey’s Twitter Account Is Like No Other

The two women who run New Jersey’s official state Twitter account, Megan Coyne and Pearl Gabel, know all about the reputation their home state has developed over decades. They are all too aware that New Jersey has often been derided as “the armpit of America” and ridiculed for the odor that the moniker implies. Though […]

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Appeals Court Rejects Trump Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas

A federal appeals court panel on Friday unanimously upheld a lower court’s ruling striking down work rules for Medicaid recipients in Arkansas, casting more doubt over broader Trump administration efforts to require poor people to work, volunteer or train for a job as a condition of getting government health coverage. A three-judge panel of the […]

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California Takes Revenge on Trump

President Trump clearly hates the most populous state in the country he governs. While trashing California with his gutter mouth, the president has used his office to physically trash the home to nearly one in eight Americans — seeking to make its air more polluted, its water less clean, its forests more vulnerable to catastrophic […]

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How Trump Is Running to Snatch Victory From the Jaws of Defeat, Again

Donald Trump commands a remarkable level of support from virtually every elected official in his party and almost all voters likely to vote for his party. In this respect, he stands alone among presidents in modern history. The question arises: Why shouldn’t he try to hold that base, drive his approval rating high above 50 […]

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Oh, Does Another State Also Vote Early? New Hampshire Isn’t Listening

DERRY, N.H. — Throughout the nearly half century-long presidential rivalry between Iowa and New Hampshire, sometimes a state has to dig deep to make its case for why its contest is in fact superior. Not this year. As New Hampshire Democrats head to the polls Tuesday, they are divided over their candidates, the direction of […]

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Biden and Warren Seek Revival, With Two Very Different Strategies

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Elizabeth Warren each suffered a damaging setback in Iowa that could make it harder for them to recover next week in New Hampshire — and not just because they were running well behind the leading candidates as Democrats awaited a final count. In a primary sharply […]

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They Acquitted Trump. Make Them Pay!

It is done. Donald Trump, impeached by the House of Representatives, has been acquitted by the Senate. He acted with corrupt intent to pressure the government of Ukraine to announce an investigation into the Bidens. He withheld congressionally approved aid to do so. In so doing, he broke the law. Then he did everything he […]

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Administration Offers Plan for Medicaid Block Grants, Long a Conservative Goal

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Thursday that it would start allowing states to seek fixed amounts of money for most poor working-age adults who receive Medicaid coverage, a major shift that would limit federal contributions to a portion of a program that has always been an open-ended entitlement. Seema Verma, the administrator of the […]

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New Jersey to Become First State to Make Builders Consider Climate Change

New Jersey will become the first state to require that builders take into account the impact of climate change, including rising sea levels, in order to win government approval for projects, Gov. Philip D. Murphy plans to announce on Monday. The move by Mr. Murphy, a Democrat, is part of a widening effort by states […]

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Iowa Should Never Go First Again

The Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary owe their first-in-the-nation status partly to circumstance. Decades ago, Iowa’s caucus was the initial step in a long, complex process that the state used to award delegates, which meant that the voting had to happen early in the year. New Hampshire was mostly trying to save money — […]

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The Haves of Iowa and the Have-Nots Across the Border

LE MARS, Iowa — As the longtime owner of Archie’s Waeside steakhouse, Bob Rand has a story about almost everybody who wanted to be, or was, president in the past few election cycles. Once, during the 2016 presidential race, Ben Carson and his campaign team showed up unannounced, and hungry. President George W. Bush’s security […]

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