The Supreme Court, Gun Rights, and a 'Credible Threat'
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by Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal
3d ago
The Justices uphold a law that prohibits gun possession by people who are subject to certain restraining orders for domestic violence, with an 8-1 majority in U.S. v. Rahimi saying that this does not infringe the Second Amendment. Plus, the High Court rules on a tax case, Moore v. U.S., that critics say could open the door to a progressive wealth tax on unrealized gains. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Joe Biden’s ‘Convicted Criminal’ Strategy to Defeat Donald Trump
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by Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal
3d ago
As the first presidential debate nears, the Biden campaign spends $50 million on an ad calling Donald Trump a convicted criminal. Is it working? A new poll shows Biden in the lead for the first time in months, and how will that influence the debate strategy for both candidates?   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Joe Biden’s Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Spouses of U.S. Citizens
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by Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal
5d ago
The president takes executive action to offer legal status to 500,000 people who entered the country illegally but married U.S. citizens. How much does Biden's order weaken deterrence for future migrants, is it vulnerable to legal challenge as an abuse of discretion, and does such "pen and phone" governance make real immigration legislation less likely, by letting Congress off the hook? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Tax-Free Tips? Monumental Tariffs? Trump Ponders Both
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by Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal
6d ago
Donald Trump's recent musings on tax policy include proposals to exempt tips, impose huge tariffs to replace the current income tax, and cut the corporate tax rate to 20%, from today's 21%. What of this is good tax policy, versus a political effort to win swing voters, and how does it compare with Joe Biden's ideas, including his recent proposal to raise the corporate rate to 28%? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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The Supreme Court on Mifepristone, Starbucks, and Bump Stocks
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by Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal
1w ago
Democrats strangely refuse to declare victory, after the Justices unanimously reject a challenge to the FDA's regulation of the abortion pill mifepristone. Plus, the High Court sides with Starbucks in a dispute over the legal standard for NLRB injunctions, and it rules that the ATF cannot ban rifle "bump stocks" by redefining the law so that they qualify as machine guns. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Does the Populist Voter Revolt in Europe Portend the Same for U.S.?
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by Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal
1w ago
Parties of the right made major gains in elections for the European Parliament, especially in France and Italy. What's behind the surge for the right and the losses for the green left? Plus, the leaders of the G-7 meet in Italy, though all but Italy's Giorgia Meloni may be political lame ducks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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The Secret Recording of Justice Samuel Alito
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by Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal
1w ago
Posing as conservative fan at a Washington event, an activist audiotapes conversations with Justice Alito and his wife, as well as Chief Justice John Roberts. Their remarks on flags and U.S. polarization have been presented in the media as shocking, but are they really? Plus, the High Court rulings coming soon include big cases on Trump's immunity, guns, Jan. 6 and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Hunter Biden Is Found Guilty of Gun Crimes
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by Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal
1w ago
After only three hours of deliberating, a federal jury in Delaware convicts Hunter Biden of three felony counts for buying and possessing a handgun while he was a drug addict in 2018. Does Hunter have a shot at appealing under the Second Amendment and the Supreme Court's precedent in Bruen? Plus, Joe Biden says he will respect the outcome and won't issue a pardon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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Has the Trump Guilty Verdict Changed the 2024 Presidential Race?
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by Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal
2w ago
Has Donald Trump’s felony conviction changed the minds of any potential voters? And is painting his opponent as a felon going to help Joe Biden? Paul Gigot speaks to Democratic pollster Doug Schoen about why the contest is still going to be about the issues, including the southern border and foreign policy, and the risks for both candidates in this month's presidential debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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A United Auto Workers Strike at... the University of California?
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by Paul Gigot, The Wall Street Journal
2w ago
The school system sues UAW Local 4811, which represents 48,000 graduate teaching assistants and other workers, for striking on behalf of pro-Palestine campus protesters. At the same time, the UAW recently lost an election at Mercedes-Benz in Alabama. Should unions, and Democrats, be worried about this kind of divide between hard hats and progressive activists? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices ..read more
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