Georgia on My Mind
But is it on Joe Biden's?
What You May Have Missed
Georgia delivered Joe Biden 16 electoral votes by a margin of less than 12,000 votes in 2020 — just the second time a Democrat carried the state in four decades — and swapped out two Republican senators for two Democrats. So some Southern Democrats think the state should be rewardedwith the 2024 Democratic National Convention.
Republican insiders are hoping that something, anything, will block the resurrection of Donald Trump. Could it be the courts? The Manhattan district attorney’s office is presenting evidence in the Stormy Daniels payoff scheme to a grand jury, and a Georgia county prosecutor is signaling that election subversion charges are imminent.
Meanwhile, Trump himself is going to court… against Bob Woodward. And in an interesting new legal strategy, Trump flooded the IRS with public record requests.
Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Trump critic, says he will decide on a GOP presidential run within the next few months.
Some Democrats are concerned about Vice President Kamala Harris as a presidential nominee, whether in 2028 or as soon as next year.
Jair Bolsonarro either likes living in the United States or he really dislikes the idea of living in jail.
What are the nation’s nine newest governors doing in their first weeks in office?
Inflation, racism, crime — these are all big problems that the government must confront. But according to a new Gallup poll, more Americans see government itself as a bigger problem than any of them.
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Here are some interesting links that didn’t make it into Political Wire today:
Matt and Mercedes Schlapp off the air at Fox News after groping allegation.
Rollan Roberts’s longshot bid the White House got off to an inauspicious start when his wife collapsed on to the floor in the middle of his kickoff speech.
New York City breaks 50-year record for snowless winter.
The U.S. has no federal privacy laws.
Three years of Covid lockdowns for nothing.
Scientists are working to define the first official time for the Moon.
The world looks a bit less laissez-faire than it used to.
It’s unclear if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will still be in power at the end of the year.
About 1.5 million Americans missed work because of sickness in December.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan suggested he may agree to Finland joining NATO ahead of Sweden, amid growing tensions with Stockholm.
Erdogan woos voters ahead of the election with all sorts of goodies.
China’s top nuclear-weapons research institute has bought sophisticated U.S. computer chips at least a dozen times in the past two and a half years.
As many as 45 million people died over the course of five years during Mao’s “Great Leap Forward.”
Soaring inflation puts the squeeze on Hundary’s Viktor Orbán.
Trending on the political dictionary: “rubber chicken circuit”
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Excellent link rundown in the Extra section, thanks.
Yup projection every time. You would think that if the GOP wants Trump to go away, maybe they should stop defending him or carrying his water. 😑