THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 05-21-2018
The White House is preparing to welcome President Moon Jae-in of South Korea on Tuesday. President Trump and President Moon spoke over the weekend via telephone about the summit in Singapore next month with North Korea’s leader, and it is expected that the purpose of Tuesday’s meeting at the White House is to continue preparing for the historic gathering.
In the meantime, expect to hear more about foreign policy this week. On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver a keynote address at the Heritage Foundation on the administration’s new diplomatic path on Iran. Also on Monday, President Trump will head to CIA headquarters to speak at Gina Haspel’s swearing-in ceremony.
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Read the Message Sent by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Warning About ICE Raids
During a White House meeting on Wednesday, President Trump told Attorney General Jeff Sessions he should consider prosecuting the mayor of Oakland, California, Libby Schaaf, for obstruction of justice for her role in thwarting raids conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents back in February.
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John Fetterman Just Became PA Democrats’ LG Nominee. His Office Refuses to Answer Years-Old Public Records Requests.
John Fetterman, the Bernie Sanders acolyte who first earned national notoriety for his long-shot Senate campaign in 2016, just won the Democrats’ primary to become lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania on Tuesday.
Fetterman has served as the mayor of Braddock Borough since his election in 2005, and his office has refused to answer years-old Right To Know requests filed under the protection of Pennsylvania’s Right To Know Law. To see those requests and read more about this story, become an AR Intel subscriber by clicking here.
Primary Turnout Analysis: West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio
Primary voters hit the polls Tuesday in states with key House, Senate, and gubernatorial primaries. AR Intel broke down the data to analyze how turnout in the 2018 midterms compared to previous primaries.
Unfortunately little data is currently available in Indiana, but voter turnout went up in West Virginia compared to 2014, despite a new voter ID law taking effect this cycle. And in Ohio, significantly more ballots were cast for Repubican Mike DeWine than Democrat Richard Cordray in that state’s gubernatorial primaries.
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Politico: Top takeaways from the first big primary of 2018
Primary voters in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia made their voices heard Tuesday in elections held statewide in each of those states. Politico broke down the top takeaways from each state’s primary.
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Primaries in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia – Here’s Who to Follow
Primaries in important states will determine the candidates in key races Tuesday night. From the GOP Senate primary battles in Indiana and West Virginia, to the brutal Democrat primary for Ohio governor, Tuesday night is sure to be action-packed with political news. Make sure you’re seeing it all by following the right reporters on Twitter.
AR Intel has gone state by state to determine who the best reporters are to follow for the May 8 primaries. To see that list, become an AR Intel Insider today!
Primary Preview: What to Watch for in IN, NC, OH & WV
Tuesday is not only six months until the Midterm elections, but is also one of the first major primary tests for several swing states. Primary contests will be held in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia Tuesday. All four battleground states went strongly for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election, and it remains to be seen if his popularity will propel Republicans running this year.
For a full rundown of the major primary contests that are occurring in all four states, become an AR Intel subscriber and read more!
CNN: Cuomo vs. Nixon is a preview of the 2020 Democratic primary
“Primaries in deep blue New York State don’t typically tell us much about where the Democratic Party, as a national operation, is headed. But this year’s gubernatorial contest, pitting incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo against Cynthia Nixon, the progressive activist and actress, is no typical campaign.”
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