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David Frum
Author Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy. Read more at The Atlantic. Reach me via
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वरद शर्मा / ورد شرما 2h
Sharp analysis by on the Israel-UAE peace deal.
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PollingReport.com 2h
icymi Do you believe that masks or face coverings are effective in slowing the spread of the coronavirus? ALL Yes 80% No 17% REP Yes 59% No 34% DEM Yes 94% No 4% IND Yes 83% No 13% (Quinnipiac U. Poll, RV, 7/9-13/20) more:
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Ronald Brownstein 2h
At the end of 1996 Bob Dole went hard partisan, declaring "wake up America." It stabilized his floor, preventing a blow out, but hardened the near-majority backing Clinton. Possible Trump is doing the same: rallying more culture war voters while hardening the majority against him
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David Frum 2h
This is embarrassing
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Jesse Rodriguez 2h
AP: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp to drop lawsuit over Atlanta mask mandate
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Aaron Keyak (Jewish & 4 Biden? Text JFB to 30330) 3h
BREAKING: "Statement by Vice President Joe Biden on the Agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates"
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The Moscow Times 8h
Thousands of Belarusians formed human chains in the capital Minsk in a peaceful wave of demonstrations over the harsh police crackdown following a disputed weekend election
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Abby D. Phillip 9h
Trump saying clearly on Fox why he won’t fund USPS. “Now they need that money in order to make the post office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots...But if they don’t get those two items that means you can’t have universal mail-in voting...”
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Kaitlan Collins 9h
“I wish he was more forthcoming. He certainly hasn’t been,” Trump says when asked by Maria Bartiromo if FBI Director Chris Wray should step down. Trump says Wray was chosen “by a certain person.” (Trump picked Wray.)
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David Frum 9h
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A friend points out there was a Birther controversy about Chester Arthur too
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David Frum 9h
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It's been accepted precedent since 1881 that anyone born a US citizen can be president. It's irrelevant whether a parent was born abroad (Arthur, Hughes, Hoover, Obama) or whether the US citizen was born on foreign soil (George Romney 1968, John McCain 2008, Ted Cruz 2016).
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David Frum 9h
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Republicans scoffed at the argument against Hughes back then, and if the super-close race in California in 1916 had broken the other way - shifting 13 Electoral Votes from D to R - Hughes would have been accepted as US president, notwithstanding his British-born father.
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David Frum 9h
I don't have time this AM to hunt it down, but posted on the Internet you can find an essay from 1916 by the pro-Woodrow Wilson Democrat Breckenridge Long - later FDR's anti-Semitic immigration commissioner - arguing that Charles Evans Hughes was constitutionally ineligible
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David Frum 9h
As pointed out below, Trump has a British-born mother.
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So by the time Herbert Hoover ran in 1928, nobody seems to have raised his Canadian-born mother as any kind of issue at all. The whole line of argument went dormant until revived by anti-Obama birthers in 2008.
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David Frum 10h
The claim vs Charles Evans Hughes seemed otiose even in 1916 because there was already the precedent of Chester Arthur , elevated to presidency in 1881. Arthur's father was born in Ireland.
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David Frum 10h
The idea that a parent's (and especially a father's) foreign birth disqualified from the presidency was extensively debated and decisively rejected when the Republicans nominated Charles Evans Hughes in 1916.
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Reuters 10h
Nearly 6% of people in England were likely infected with COVID-19 during the peak of the pandemic, researchers studying the prevalence of infections said, millions more people than have tested positive for the disease
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Bloomberg 10h
India's virus death toll grows to the world's fourth largest, topping the U.K. with a total of 47,033 fatalities
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