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Sarah Palin arrives for the trial in her defamation lawsuit against the New York Times at the United States Courthouse in New York City, February 4, 2022. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters) Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin announced a run for the state’s lone House seat on Friday. “Today I’m announcing my candidacy for the U.S. House seat
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(Lucas Jackson / Reuters) Blue cities and states have lost ground since the spring of 2020. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he Census Bureau formally counts the population only once every decade, but it updates its population estimates annually. While those estimates are not always rock-solid, they reflect the best available data — more precise than
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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on her nomination to the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2022. (Michael A. McCoy/Reuters) During the September 2005 hearing on John Roberts’ nomination to be chief justice, then-senator Joe Biden compared such gatherings to a “Kabuki dance,” with
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Then-President Barack Obama meets with health insurance chief executives at the White House in 2013. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The law has failed to fulfill numerous promises and expectations. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE L ast week, many people put on rose-colored glasses to celebrate the twelfth anniversary of Obamacare. A reality check is needed. Higher government subsidies along
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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey speaks with attendees at the end-of-year board meeting for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Phoenix, Ariz., June 17, 2021. (Gage Skidmore) Republican Arizona governor Doug Ducey signed a bill Wednesday restricting participation in women’s sports to female athletes and another bill banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
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Debate moderator and then-Fox News anchor Chris Wallace directs the first 2020 presidential campaign debate on the campus of the Cleveland Clinic at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29, 2020. (Olivier Douliery/Pool via Reuters) Wallace is obviously more comfortable living in a media culture that allows liberal conspiracies and biases but not
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And another “strict guideline to prevent abuse” bites the proverbial dust. Oregon has just eradicated the requirement — always weak, as Brittany Maynard proved by just moving there — that a patient accessing assisted suicide be a resident of the state. From the AP story: Oregon will no longer require people to be residents of
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President Joe Biden responds to a question about Ukraine during an event to announce his budget proposal for fiscal year 2023, in Washington, March 28, 2022. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) In and of itself, President Joe Biden’s crib sheet isn’t a big deal. Politicians often need written cues to remind them to stress certain angles, especially when
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Shipping containers are seen at the Yangshan Deep Water Port, part of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, in Shanghai, China. (Aly Song/Reuters) Shanghai is locking down as Covid cases rise. The measures are expected to be the most extensive lockdown in China since the Wuhan lockdowns over two years ago. Chinese authorities have ordered nonessential
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The new NBC News poll confirms that Biden is getting no bump — he’s at flat 40 percent approval — and it’s inflation that’s destroying his presidency: Approval of Biden’s handling of the economy is declining as the cost of living has jumped to become Americans’ most important issue in the poll, displacing jobs and
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Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) attends the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., April 28, 2021. (Tom Williams/Reuters) Senator Cory Booker (D., N.J.) on Sunday criticized Republican senators’ questioning of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson during her Supreme Court confirmation hearings as “beyond the pale” but defended Democrats’ treatment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh during
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President Joe Biden speaks during an event at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, March 26, 2022. (Slawomir Kaminski/Agencja Wyborcza.pl via Reuters) Some things are best not said aloud. CNBC: President Joe Biden spoke in Warsaw, saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power” as a result of his invasion of Ukraine. The
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1997—After two decades of school-desegregation litigation in Jenkins v. Missouri, federal district judge Russell G. Clark issues his final order in the case. Clark’s desegregation plan for the Kansas City, Missouri, School District has been (according to the description embraced by Chief Justice Rehnquist) the “most ambitious and expensive remedial program in the history of
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Navy SEALs and Members of the Special Operations Team of the Cypriot National Guard participate in a joint military training in Limassol, Cyprus, September 10, 2021. (Yiannis Kourtoglou/Reuters) The Supreme Court granted an emergency request from the Defense Department on Friday, temporarily freezing a lower-court ruling that required the Navy to deploy unvaccinated Navy SEALs.
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(liseykina/Getty Images) Judge Jackson said she didn’t know whether an unborn child could feel pain at 20 weeks. But our understanding has advanced considerably since Roe. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE ‘C an an unborn child feel pain at 20 weeks?” That was Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R., S.C.) question to Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
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And what does that question even mean? Today’s Bloomberg Opinion column gets into it: If Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is the Republican presidential nominee in 2024, it’s already obvious what one of the main Democratic lines of attack will be: He’s just like Donald Trump, only worse. “He increasingly acts like his role model, the
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Supreme Court Police officers guard a barrier between anti-abortion and pro-abortion rights protesters outside the court building, ahead of arguments in the Mississippi abortion rights case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, in Washington, D.C., December 1, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) It remains highly unlikely. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE A t this week’s confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji
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Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City. (JTGrafix/iStock/Getty Images) The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed the Save Women’s Sports Act in a party-line vote on Wednesday, a bill that would keep biological men from competing on female sports teams at public schools or universities. The bill, which says athletic teams “designated for ‘females,’ ‘women’ or ‘girls’
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It was not surprising to see Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson dodge the question “What is a woman?” But it was surprising how she dodged it. In response to Senator Blackburn, Brown Jackson might have said something to the effect of: “Some argue sex should be defined as strictly anatomical. Others argue it should include gender
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