But on Saturday, Ric Grenell, Trump’s former acting director of national intelligence, ruled out that possibility. “They are putting out that a Balloon was put up by China during the Trump Administration,” Trump wrote. On Sunday, Fox News host Maria Bartiromo interviewed John Ratcliffe, another former Trump director of national intelligence. “Not a single person in the Trump administration at the highest levels of authority ever heard of it,” Huckabee scoffed on Monday. “The Trump people who were actually there” should be briefing Biden’s team, not the other way around, he scoffed.
The Dignity Index was developed with a national nonprofit, and Pyfer and a bipartisan team deployed it in Utah during the midterm elections. Concisely, the Dignity Index scores politicians’ public remarks on a scale of 1 to 8 based on how “dignified or contemptuous” they are, with 1 being the most derisive and 8 being the most civil and decent. Democratic institutions are transformed into partisan tools that lead to the questioning of their legitimacy. And yet, even if the Dignity Index cannot ultimately deliver on its potential, it is worth having. When policy practitioners devise tools to help address these things and help deliver the nation we say we want, the tools themselves become the subject of partisan conflict.1 month ago The Bulwark
But on Monday night, I’m on the church grounds to hear another dynamic Christian figure strike the fear of God into me: Ted Cruz. Uncle Ted transforms into Preacher Ted: “Now some of y’all might be thinking, ‘Ted, you said you were gonna encourage us. As he winds down, Ted Cruz, who clearly does not want to be a senator anymore, switches into salesman mode. Three years ago, I launched a podcast called Verdict with Ted Cruz. Just one question: How did Ted Cruz get from New York to Virginia?5 months ago The Bulwark
Wisconsin also led the nation in cracking down on welfare benefits to people in need by introducing demanding job-seeking requirements for recipients. Oh, there are some, but by and large the people of Wisconsin are not as dumb as the Republicans now running for office apparently consider them to be. Competitive legislative races are a rarity in Wisconsin, given the alacrity with which Republicans have redrawn voting boundaries. Pfaff is a member of the state Senate. A win for Michels could determine whether Republicans could have legal cover to steal the 2024 election in Wisconsin and perhaps the nation.5 months ago The Bulwark
Similar ads are running in Arizona, and there are radio and billboard ads striking the same themes in Nevada, Colorado, Texas, and elsewhere. Americans frustrated with the huge numbers of asylum seekers who show up on our doorstep should know they are doing so because current U.S. law requires it. Asylum seekers who have abided by our laws now await their chance to make their claims in an adjudication process that is ill equipped to deal with them. We can’t take everybody who wants to come to the United States, but we can accommodate many more people than we currently allow. Ron DeSantis decided to fly some fifty Venezuelan asylum seekers to Martha’s Vineyard right before Hurricane Ian destroyed thousands of homes and businesses in his state that now need rebuilding.5 months ago The Bulwark
For these reasons, the Utah Democratic Party chose to endorse him rather than field its own nominee. In interviews and campaign appearances, he talks about his years working in the Republican trenches, first as a national security adviser to House Republicans from 2013 to 2015, and then as chief policy director for the House Republican Conference from 2015 to 2016. It’s true that McMullin courts Democratic voters and donors, along with independent and Republican voters and donors. But to Lee, the Republican voters and donors are irrelevant. In 2022, these are the taboos that define the Republican party.4 months ago The Bulwark
AdvertisementAnd just a short train ride south in Philadelphia, the National League series will play out with similar stakes between the Phillies and Padres. We put our picks and all series coverage, plus the latest odds, all in one place for fans to easily digest and follow. Problem is, the Phillies now have to choose between starting Wheeler in Game 4 on short rest or throwing something like a bullpen game behind Noah Syndergaard. By their nature, the Padres don’t hit home runs like the Phillies do, but they are a more rounded offense. ALCS Game 3: Houston Astros (+120) at New York Yankees (-145) — 5:07 p.m.5 months ago The Athletic
Stephen Gallacher has struggled this season and is battling to hang on to his DP World Tour card. It can turn around so quickly in this game - I’ve seen it happen. “I’m one of those guys who’d rather say it face-to-face,” declared Gallacher, who rarely posts on Twitter or other social media platforms. Advertisement Hide AdAnd what about the new Stephen Gallacher Foundation Centre of Excellence, which is based at Kingsfield Golf Centre on the outskirts of Linlithgow? Advertisement Hide AdStephen Gallacher is extremely proud of how his junior foundation has grown since it was launched just over a decade ago.5 months ago The Scotsman