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The seven political states of Pennsylvania

The seven political states of Pennsylvania

Fifth in a series on swing statesAfter losing the presidency in 2016, Democrats had a few excuses for their weak performance in the upper Midwest. Hillary Clinton had barely campaigned in the Great Lakes region, outside of Ohio; she had held back campaign resources, as her data suggested such states as Michigan and Wisconsin would remain part of a “blue wall.”None of those rationales made sense for Pennsylvania, a state Clinton tended to for months and where she buried Donald Trump in TV advertising. Democrats bet on a few trends that simply did not materialize, like a suburban vote surge...

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Analysis | The Trailer: The resistance to stay-at-home orders rises from the right

Analysis | The Trailer: The resistance to stay-at-home orders rises from the right

In this edition: The stay-at-home culture wars start in Michigan, a glance at the first quarter's fundraising numbers, and three ads that show how women are running in 2020. You can temporarily take away my speedboat, but you can never take away my freedom. This is The Trailer. People protest Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order on Wednesday in Lansing, Mich. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal/AP) The organizers of Wednesday's “Operation Gridlock,” a protest of the strict stay-at-home policies ordered by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), had urged protesters “stay in...

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Apr 16
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What we learned about Beto for America this week

What we learned about Beto for America this week

In this edition: Beto O'Rourke on the trail, Seth Moulton looking for an opening, and the return of Mike Gravel. I learned this week that Grover Cleveland's grandson is a New Hampshire voter who is leaning toward Marianne Williamson, and this is The Trailer. Beto O'Rourke speaks at a restaurant in Manchester, N.H., on Thursday. (Charles Krupa/AP) CONWAY, N.H. — At his third stop in the Granite State — his third of 10, over two days — Beto O’Rourke was asked about white privilege. He'd taken similar questions before, but this time, he paused for five seconds, looked down, then looked up...

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Mar 22
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