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How do Americans think Donald Trump is being treated by the criminal justice system?

today.yougov.com Recent polling by the Economist/YouGov has found that a growing share of Republican supporters of Donald Trump view criminal justice reform as a very important issue, a…

Views on COVID-19 and vaccines remain divided by party

today.yougov.com The new COVID-19 booster shot, aimed at protecting against the latest variants, was approved for use by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday, two days…

COVID-19 behavior and attitudes today look a lot like they did just before Omicron

today.yougov.com As a range of poll results, including from YouGov, indicate widespread readiness to move past the pandemic and the restrictions it has brought, the latest Economist/YouGov…

Many Americans — including most Republicans

today.yougov.com Shortly after Pope Francis began his papacy in 2013, he was unknown among 44% of Americans. Those with an opinion of him — including roughly equal shares of Democrats and…

Majorities of Americans support age limits for Congress and mental-competency tests

today.yougov.com Following Mitch McConnell's second freezing episode last week, which prompted concern among his colleagues, new Economist/YouGov polling finds that a growing share of…

Bipartisan majorities support allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices

today.yougov.com Three-quarters of Americans (75%) believe people in the U.S. pay more than people in other wealthy countries for prescription drugs, and majorities favor several policies…

Adults under 30 are more likely than older Americans to have a current U.S. passport

today.yougov.com A new YouGov survey asked Americans about passport ownership, their experience renewing or applying for passports during periods of what the federal government describes as…

Which technologies do Americans associate with AI?

today.yougov.com While artificial intelligence (AI) is already integrated into many popular consumer products and services — such as smart-home devices, social media algorithms, and search…

The 2024 Republican primary: Views on the first debate and Donald Trump

today.yougov.com New polling by the Economist/YouGov conducted after the first 2024 Republican presidential debate explores who Republicans think won, who they think did poorly, and who they…

Why America struggles to make friends abroad

economist.com I the head of state of Saffronia, a midsized country which looks to America for its security. You are on your way to Washington for your first official visit, in the hope of…

America’s government isn’t shutting down just yet

economist.com I to be doing the same thing repeatedly while expecting different results. But perhaps a dose of insanity is healthy when it comes to understanding the Republicans who…

Democrats are giddy from this week’s electoral sweep

economist.com A elections can be summarised by the tale of two promising governors—one who triumphed and another who flopped. On November 7th, Andy Beshear cruised to reelection in…

Chicago’s progressive coalition is struggling with migration

economist.com I highest drama is often about nothing. So it is in the Windy City at least. For the past few weeks, Chicago’s city council has been tearing itself apart over a proposal to…

Why is America’s capital so violent?

economist.com T a black belt in karate, when a trio of armed boys in ski masks threatened Henry Cuellar, a congressman from Texas, outside his Navy Yard flat on October 2nd he swiftly…

Mitt Romney is the fixed point revealing the Republicans’ slide

economist.com S in the evening of his career, with a vast family, a rich spiritual life and great wealth to fall back upon, summoned the nerve to declare what his peers muttered…

The Republican Party no longer believes America is the essential nation

economist.com E an admiration for Ronald Reagan and tax cuts, it is hard to see how the Republican Party of Donald Trump resembles the Republican Party of George W. Bush just two decades…

America’s House of Representatives finally has a speaker

economist.com A House of Representatives began its fourth week without a speaker, it seemed like nothing would ever get Republicans to unite behind a new leader. But it turns out…

The prospects for Joe Biden’s package of aid for allies

economist.com “N a good crisis go to waste” is a Machiavellian maxim even if it is sound political advice. But when Washington is paralysed by divided government, the suggestion becomes…

Paralysis in Congress makes America a dysfunctional superpower

economist.com Editor’s note (October 12th): Steve Scalise, the Republican congressman who won his party’s nomination to be speaker of America’s House of Representatives, withdrew from the…

It’s OK to gerrymander, as long you discriminate by politics

economist.com A two years and two trips to the Supreme Court, Alabama got a slap on the wrist. On October 5th a trio of federal judges barred the state from using the congressional map it…

Joe Biden should admit Republicans are (partly) right about border security

economist.com I ever a good case for a centrist third party in American presidential elections—and right now there is not—the strongest reason would be the mass migration under way in the…

The worst job in Washington is within Steve Scalise’s grasp

economist.com Editor’s note (October 12th): Steve Scalise, the Republican congressman who won his party’s nomination to be speaker of America’s House of Representatives, withdrew from the…

How ancient battles are shaping our global financial future

forkast.news Two powerful forces are competing to determine our financial future. It’s not Wall Street vs. Main Street, Democrats vs. Republicans, or even China vs. the West. Instead,…

Republican parties in important swing states are falling behind

economist.com S podium in a pink hotel ballroom Kristina Karamo, the chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, addressed a group of Republican university students. “I first got my…

What America should really learn from Dianne Feinstein

economist.com I another age—almost a different America, shrouded in a different dark cloud—but it was just nine years ago, on a Friday: Dianne Feinstein, then the chairman of the Senate…

Kevin McCarthy’s sacking deepens the chaos in American government

economist.com K stint as speaker of America’s House of Representatives ended the way it had begun: in utterly humiliating fashion. On October 3rd members of the lower chamber of Congress…

By averting a government shutdown, Kevin McCarthy risks his job

economist.com Editor’s note: On October 3rd, the House of Representatives voted to oust Mr McCarthy as speaker following a “motion to vacate” filed by Matt Gaetz, a hardline Republican…

What Ken Paxton’s acquittal means for Texas Republicans

economist.com T Texas House of Representatives overwhelmingly impeached Ken Paxton in May, in a trial that concluded on September 16th a star-studded prosecution team failed to persuade…

America’s dumbest, wildest budget fight yet

economist.com H that some American politicians have persuaded themselves it is patriotic and wise to menace their own country’s credit or shut down its government. Amid such nonsense, one…

Joe Biden’s re-election bid is in trouble

economist.com T for the Republican presidential nomination is under indictment for 91 felonies in four criminal cases, and he probably is, as one of his primary opponents remarked during…

To beat populists, sensible policymakers must up their game

economist.com P . When it comes to elections, next year is a big one. In 2024 the Republicans and Democrats will battle it out in America, of course—but there will also be votes of one…

I Got the Fed to Release its 2011 “Treasury Default” Playbook. Here’s What it Says and Why it Matters

crisesnotes.com Readers may recall that I wrote a Politico Op Ed at a critical moment in the debt ceiling showdown. That piece, was entitled “Biden Can Steamroll Republicans on the Debt…

Finance Docket: Tesla's CyberBeer, Households' Net Worth, A Bitcoin 'Whale'

dealbreaker.com Ed. note: This article first appeared in the “Opening Bell” section of the latest Finance Docket newsletter. Subscribe here to view the full newsletter, and access our…

Trump calls on supporters to 'guard the vote' in Democratic-run US cities

investing.com Donald Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, told his supporters on Saturday to "go into" Philadelphia and two other Democratic-run cities to…

Jonathan Karl Says Tucker Carlson Told Him Trump is ‘Far More Radical’ on Ukraine Than He Lets On

mediaite.com ABC News journalist Jonathan Karl claimed that Tucker Carlson revealed former President Donald Trump is “far more radical” on Ukraine then he lets on in public. Karl joined…

Trump Says He’d Win California and New York If Only Jesus and God ‘Came Down’ To Oversee Election

mediaite.com Gov. Ron DeSantis rival Donald Trump on Saturday said at a rally that he believes he would win California in a presidential election if Jesus and God came down to oversee…

AI-generated nude images of teen girls spur families to push for protections: ‘We’re fighting for our children’

fortune.com A mother and her 14-year-old daughter are advocating for better protections for victims after AI-generated nude images of the teen and other female classmates were…

Trump Claims He ‘Saved’ Obamacare While Calling It a ‘Disaster’ And Bragging About

mediaite.com Former President Donald Trump claimed he saved Obamacare after calling the Affordable Care act a “disaster” and bragging about his efforts to remove it. During a rally a…

Teen girls are being victimized by deepfake nudes. One family is pushing for more protections

siliconvalley.com By Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press A mother and her 14-year-old daughter are advocating for better protections for victims after AI-generated nude images of the teen and…

Lauren Boebert wants Democrat expelled after George Santos ousted

newsweek.com Representative Lauren Boebert, a Colorado Republican, seemingly wants Representative Jamaal Bowman, a New York Democrat, expelled from the House after George Santos was…

House Passes Bill To 'Permanently Freeze' $6BN In Iranian Funds

zerohedge.com House Passes Bill To 'Permanently Freeze' $6BN In Iranian Funds Via The Cradle, On Thursday the US House of Representatives in a 307-119 vote passed a bill that would force…

Speaker Johnson Believes He Has Enough Votes To Formalize Biden Impeachment Inquiry

forbes.com House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) said on Fox News on Saturday he believes Republicans have the votes to launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden—the…

Republicans have a better chance at winning George Santos' old House seat than you might think

businessinsider.com Nassau County Republicans are currently interviewing candidates to run as the GOP nominee in a special election to succeed George Santos. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite With…

‘Really?’ CNN’s Chris Wallace Stunned When He Asks For ‘Chances Biden Will Be Impeached’

mediaite.com CNN anchor Chris Wallace asked his panel “What are the chances President Joe Biden will be impeached?” as Republicans gear up to make their impeachment inquiry official —…

George Santos Leaves Capitol Hill After Expulsion From Congress

youtube.com The George Santos fiasco is finally at an end, at least in Congress, with the US House of Representatives — including 105 of his Republican colleagues — voting Friday to…

Joe Biden's Democratic rival compares DNC to Soviet Union

newsweek.com Democratic 2024 presidential candidate Marianne Williamson compared the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Florida Democratic Party to the now defunct Soviet Union,…

Johnson: Santos expulsion ‘a regrettable day’

politico.com House Speaker Mike Johnson on Saturday called the House vote to expel former Rep. George Santos a “regrettable day,” lamenting what he viewed as an affront to due process…

Johnson: Impeachment inquiry vote is a ‘necessary step’

politico.com House Speaker Mike Johnson signaled Saturday that he plans to tee up a formal vote on the impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, calling it a “necessary step.” “We're…

Review of: Deception: The Great Covid Cover-up

mises.org Ever wonder if you were living in the Dystopian States of America? Senator Rand Paul’s Deception: The Great Covid Cover-Up, published October 10, 2023, does not disarm those…

Ezra Klein's Progressivism Cannot Build Anything Socially Useful

mises.org In 1982, I had the privilege of touring East Berlin with Murray Rothbard and other delegates from the Mont Pelerin Society. At the time, the Western press heaped praise on…

CNN’s Chris Wallace Asks ‘Did Hunter Biden Outsmart House Republicans?’

mediaite.com CNN anchor Chris Wallace asked his panel if First Son Hunter Biden outsmarted House Republicans by offering to testify at a public hearing — but only a public hearing. Amid…

Dems launch pro-Biden super PAC in New Hampshire, give Dean Phillips the cold shoulder

politico.com Off to the side, Rep. Annie Kuster (D-N.H.), was asked about Phillips presence there. “I can’t imagine that there’s anybody here that even cares,” she said, sporting a…

Marjorie Taylor Greene's attack on "too old" Democrat sparks backlash

newsweek.com Marjorie Taylor Greene came under fire on social media when she hit out at Democratic Representative Maxine Waters, after the 85-year-old criticized her for having a…

‘Does It Make Any Sense?’ CNN’s Chris Wallace Stunned By Trump Attack On Obamacare ‘Out of the Blue’

mediaite.com CNN anchor Chris Wallace was stunned that President Donald Trump attacked Obamacare “out of the blue” this week when the law “is still very popular among a lot of voters!”…

Donald Trump's 'Genius' Lawyer Throws Down the Gauntlet to Fani Willis

newsweek.com Steven Sadow, Donald Trump's attorney in his Georgia election-interference case, has launched a bid to get the former president's trial delayed. Sadow said it could be the…

Trump is picking a dumb fight that could cost him dearly

aol.com None The former president is still hellbent on repealing Obamacare. • None Biden and Democrats could not be more delighted by his choice. Former President Donald Trump just…

Social Security will likely have a new boss soon. Here's how he wants it to run better

aol.com The man who is expected to become the new boss of Social Security once aimed to expand the program. Now he just wants to fix its flaws. In 2015, Martin O’Malley ran for…

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