December 6, 2021 6:19 pm

Inside the Beltway: Kamala Harris

NEWS AND OPINION: Prognosticators are already pairing off potential Republican running mates for the 2024 presidential election, and the combinations of names are many. Now comes a noteworthy prediction for the Democratic side. “Harris/Buttigieg 2024” has surfaced. “The next presidential election is three years away. Recent reports about early concern over whether President Joe Biden…

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Inside the Beltway: Biden’s bleak Black Friday

NEWS AND OPINION: Well here it is Black Friday, and Americans are skittish about rising prices and buying stuff — certainly not ideal for what is supposed to be the biggest shopping day of the year. The thrill is ebbing now that the U.S. has become an inflation nation in the era of President Biden.…

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Inside the Beltway: Trump and Biden: The 2024 mystery begins

NEWS AND OPINION: President Biden had only been in office 65 days when the adoring news media mulled over the future possibilities. “My plan is to run for reelection. That’s my expectation,” Mr. Biden told reporters on March 25, noting that he was confident that Vice President Kamala Harris would be on the ticket. The…

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Inside the Beltway: Sean Spicer’s advice for Republicans

NEWS AND OPINION: Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has a new book out, with a timely title: “Radical Nation: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s Dangerous Plan for America.” It chronicles the progressive agenda now gripping the White House and provides grassroots guidelines for those who want to push back against it. So what…

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Inside the Beltway: Military families go hungry

NEWS AND OPINION: Thousands of military families are now struggling with food security, according to a significant report from The Associated Press released Sunday. This distressing phenomenon is already well known to the nation’s food banks, plus many nonprofit organizations, interest groups and charities. As many as 160,000 active-duty military members are having trouble feeding…

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Inside the Beltway: ‘Private citizens’ maintain the border

NEWS AND OPINION: It is a simple but telling insight into the ongoing and unsolved challenges of the southern U.S. border. “Private citizens should not have to maintain an international boundary,” advised Russell Johnson in a podcast conversation with Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a nonpartisan research organization. Mr. Johnson is…

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Inside the Beltway: America wakes up to Biden failures

NEWS AND OPINION: The American public is finally “woke” to the disintegration of productive politics in the nation. Yes, of course there’s a 180-page poll which reveals the extent of this erosion. Let’s just look at the unembellished numbers from a Suffolk University/USA Today poll of registered and its damning evidence: 66% say the country…

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Inside the Beltway: Iowa has a case of Trump fever

Former President Donald Trump is headed for the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines on Saturday for a jumbo, feel-good rally — accompanied by Gov. Kim Reynolds, Sen. Chuck Grassley, Reps. Ashley Hinson and Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naigwith, former acting U.S. Attorney General Matt Whitaker, Republican Party of Iowa chairman Jeff…

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Inside the Beltway: ‘Parents are not domestic terrorists’

The National School Boards Association recently sent a six-page letter to President Biden asking for “federal law enforcement and other assistance” to protect school board members and other education officials in public settings. “Acts of malice, violence, and threats against public school officials have increased, the classification of these heinous actions could be the equivalent…

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Inside the Beltway: Donald Trump’s blockbuster ratings in Iowa

In four days, former President Donald Trump arrives in Iowa for one of his bodacious rallies with all the trimmings. He’ll have a very appreciative audience waiting for him, judging by some local poll numbers. “Out of the daily spotlight and openly flirting with another White House bid, former President Donald Trump will return to…

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