Tag: Trump, Donald J

Biden’s Approval Ratings Among Worst for a President’s 2nd Year

Most Americans disapprove of the job President Biden is doing, with his approval rating hovering around 42 percent for months after recovering from a dip into the mid-30s over the summer. The first years of a president’s term generally represent the high-water mark for their ratings. Overall, Mr. Biden had among the lowest average second-year approval ratings of […]

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders, From Trump’s Mouthpiece to G.O.P. Mascot

She understands her currency in a party that would like to be able to claim more diversity than it has and to seem a bit more modern than it does. “I happen to be the youngest governor currently serving anywhere in the country,” she said during those inauguration remarks, just happening to mention that. She […]

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Club for Growth Distances Itself Further From Trump

WASHINGTON — The Club for Growth, a conservative anti-tax group that spent nearly $150 million in the past two election cycles, has invited a half-dozen potential Republican presidential candidates to its annual donor retreat next month — but not Donald J. Trump. In a meeting with reporters on Monday, David McIntosh, president of the group, […]

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Immigration Rebound Eases Shortage of Workers, Up to a Point

“It’s gotten a little bit better, but we’re seeing a drop in permanent visas and an increase in temporary ones,” Mr. Flores said. “At some point those folks have to move on, sometimes to other countries where there’s more open arms. And that’s tough for us, because we need the labor.” The State of Jobs […]

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Politicians Everywhere All at Once

Bret: I won’t make any predictions because they’re bound to be proved wrong. What should happen? I like a proposal made by Phil Gramm, the former Texas senator — and Democrat turned Republican — in The Wall Street Journal: Raise the debt ceiling but “claw back unspent funds” from the $6 trillion in pandemic-related spending, […]

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Biden’s State of the Union Address Holds a Chance for a Fresh Start

To respond to Mr. Biden’s address, G.O.P. officials have selected Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders of Arkansas, the former White House press secretary under President Donald J. Trump, who made clear she planned to use her platform to highlight “the failures of President Biden,” as she put it in a statement. “We are ready to begin […]

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Koch Network, Aiming to ‘Turn the Page’ on Trump, Will Play in the G.O.P. Primaries

The donor network created by the billionaire industrialist brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch is preparing to get involved in the presidential primaries in 2024, with the aim of turning “the page on the past” in a thinly veiled rebuke of former President Donald J. Trump, according to an internal memo. The network, which […]

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‘Bad Apples’ or Systemic Issues?

Yes, this is in part a consequence of anti-intellectual strains on the right and among right-wing media. And this conservative mistrust of higher education (and secondary education) is causing it to turn its back on free speech and instead resort to punitive legislation, such as Florida’s recently passed “Stop Woke Act,” which a federal court […]

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Selling Trump Isn’t What It Used to Be

“In the grander scheme of things, this collection has not replicated the big hitters emerging during the NFT boom,” said Arda Akartuna, a senior analyst at Elliptic, a blockchain analysis firm. How Times reporters cover politics. We rely on our journalists to be independent observers. So while Times staff members may vote, they are not allowed […]

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Trump Likened to Mob Boss John Gotti in Ex-Prosecutor’s New Book

“Neither Carey nor I are rash, immature, starry-eyed young lawyers,” Mr. Pomerantz wrote in the email. “You need to respect our judgment, our decades of experience as prosecutors and defense lawyers, and the work that we have put into the case.” Mr. Pomerantz’s book offers new details about the evidence he and other prosecutors had […]

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Democrats, Seeing a Weaker Trump, Are Falling in Line Behind Biden

At a moment when Democrats regard the return of Mr. Trump, or the rise of someone practicing his style of politics, as a threat to democracy, there is enormous pressure from all corners of the party to avoid damaging Mr. Biden. “Speaking as a progressive, Biden was not my first choice for president, but I […]

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The Powerful Lobbyist Behind Kevin McCarthy: Jeff Miller

Mr. Miller declined to be interviewed. But he said in a statement that he “worked hard with Speaker McCarthy’s team during the speaker’s race because he’s my friend” and because Mr. McCarthy “knows how to build consensus around an agenda and then how to implement it.” Mr. Miller added, “I just want to be known […]

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Is Trump Way Up or Way Down?

If that’s confirmed by additional higher-quality polling as primary season gets underway, Mr. Trump is no front-runner. Why such a large gap? (Wonkiness rating: 6/10) There are many reasons polls can disagree, but most of the usual explanations don’t add up to a huge 30-point gap: It’s not about telephone versus online polling. Almost all […]

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Allen Weisselberg, Former Trump Executive, Could Face More Fraud Charges

Manhattan prosecutors this week warned that they might file new fraud charges against Allen H. Weisselberg, a longtime top executive at Donald J. Trump’s real estate business — increasing pressure on Mr. Weisselberg to cooperate in a broader investigation into the former president, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Mr. Weisselberg, the Trump […]

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She Took On Atlanta’s Gangs. Now She May Be Coming For Trump.

Now she could be facing a much bigger case: the potential prosecution of a former president. Considering the known facts and Willis’s demonstrated skill at presenting juries with sprawling conspiracy cases, a lengthy RICO trial is a distinct possibility. But it’s an approach she would be choosing in the highest-pressure context imaginable — one that […]

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