Category: Political

Noem’s Border Visit Comes With Political Opportunities | Texas News

By STEPHEN GROVES, Associated Press

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Photo ops with the troops. Political points on an issue sure to loom large in 2024 presidential debates. Another chance to tout a tough-on-illegal immigration stance that comes rarely for a governor whose state is closer to Canada than Mexico.

There’s plenty of reasons for South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s Monday visit to National Guard troops she deployed to the U.S. border with Mexico. She says she is making the flight to the border city of McAllen, Texas, to check in on the roughly 50 National Guard members who volunteered for

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KY’s famous political picnic will not feature Gov. Beshear

Political speaking at the famous Fancy Farm political picnic in Western Kentucky will resume again this year on Aug. 7 but without Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman.

Steven Elder, political chairman for the picnic held in the tiny community of Fancy Farm in Graves County on the first Saturday in August, said Thursday in a news release that the state’s top two elected officials have declined invitations to speak at this year’s picnic.

The picnic is shaping up to be an event for potential Republican prospects for governor in 2023. Accepting invitations are U.S. Rep. James Comer

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Olympic committee apparently reverses its stance on political protests, will air and promote them

The International Olympic Committee seemingly reversed its stance on political protests at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and will air them on highlight reels and social media channels.

“The IOC is covering the Games on its owned and operated platforms and such moments will be included as well,” the IOC said about political protests Thursday.

Players from several teams, including the U.S. women’s soccer team, knelt or participated in other demonstrations the day before. Athletes were initially barred from participating in political protests under the decades-old Olympic Charter Rule 50.


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Biden stumps for McAuliffe in early test of political clout


President Joe Biden greets Virginia democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe as he arrives to speak at a campaign event for McAuliffe at Lubber Run Park, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)


President Joe Biden led the kind of campaign rally on Friday that was impossible last year because of the pandemic, speaking before nearly 3,000 people in support of a fellow moderate Democrat whose race for Virginia governor could serve as a test of Biden’s own strength and coattails.

Biden motorcaded across the Potomac River to back Terry McAuliffe, a former

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Michael Munk, political scientist who revived Portland’s radical past, dies at 87

Michael Munk kept busy in retirement.

The political scientist, who died this week at 87, spent more than two decades tracking leftist radicals through Portland’s history. In 2007, he published “The Portland Red Guide: Sites & Stories of Our Radical Past.”

“More than anyone, Mike documented the city’s radical and labor history in a way that makes these legendary characters come alive,” said David Horowitz, a long-time history professor at Portland State University.

Added Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission president David Milholland, who announced Munk’s death:

“Mike Munk will be missed, and his enthusiasm and influence will be a guiding force

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Biden lends his political clout to McAuliffe

ARLINGTON, Va. (Gray DC) – As Old Dominion prepares to pick its next governor, one of the candidates gets a personal, presidential boost. President Joe Biden threw his political clout behind Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) at a campaign stop in Northern Virginia Friday.

Just a 16-minute drive from the White House, the event is President Joe Biden’s first official campaign appearance since winning the presidency. Upon taking the stage at Lubber Run Park in Arlington, Va., the president called on Virginia voters to return Terry McAuliffe to the commonwealth’s executive mansion.

McAuliffe led the state from 2014 to 2018 and would

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