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    Primary Primers: After months of downplaying COVID-19 before catching it, Trump is still likely facing electoral defeat.

Primary Primers: After months of downplaying COVID-19 before catching it, Trump is still likely facing electoral defeat.

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President Donald Trump immediately ceased campaigning following his COVID-19 diagnosis last week. Peter Finn argues that a quick recovery is unlikely to benefit Trump when he returns to the campaign, given his previous dismissive tone towards the pandemic, which included mocking his Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, for wearing a mask at last week’s debate.

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    Primary Primers: Why Texas won’t be turning blue this year 

Primary Primers: Why Texas won’t be turning blue this year 

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As the second most populated state, Texas is a significant electoral prize in presidential contests. Robert Ledger, Madison Imiola and Peter Finn write that changing demographics mean that Democrats are becoming more hopeful about winning the Lone Star State, but other factors such as primary turnout and the COVID-19 pandemic point to an uphill battle this year.

This article is part of our Primary Primers series curated by […]

Book Review: Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward

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Fear: Trump in the White House, written by veteran Washington Post reporter, Bob Woodward, is the latest contribution to a growing library of commentary on the early days of the administration of President Donald Trump. Splitting the administration so far into three parts, pre-election, and before and after the firing of adviser Steve Bannon, the book includes many insightful […]

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