Sunday, August 9, 2020

MixedTimes - Howard Kurtz

Who won? Iowa caucus disaster highlights why the process is a mess

The Iowa caucuses essentially collapsed in confusion when state party officials were unable to report any results. It was a colossal failure on Monday night that will only fuel the criticism of the state’s first-in-the-nation role, with rules so complicated that journalists had trouble explaining them and the Democratic apparatus couldn’t even count the votes.

Who won? Iowa Caucuses disaster highlights why the process is a mess

The Iowa Caucuses essentially collapsed in confusion when state party officials were unable to report any results. It was a colossal failure on Monday night that will only fuel the criticism of the state’s first-in-the-nation role, with rules so complicated that journalists had trouble explaining them and the Democratic apparatus couldn’t even count the votes.

Trump showing new strength, even with some calling him ‘unpresidential’

So many Democrats, liberals and all-around detractors look at the last 2-1/2 years, and are convinced that he’ll never win reelection. They see chaos and confusion, they see endless Twitter rants, and they see a president who hasn’t cracked 50 percent in the major polls.

Trump team held back dirt on Kavanaugh accuser, new book says

A new book on the Kavanaugh confirmation fight describes a central conundrum for the judge and his advocates, which is that the team “understood that any criticism of Ford would be treated as a smear” and depicted as “victim shaming.

Many pundits rip Trump's border speech — both before and after

President Trump used his much-disputed television time to portray the border as a humanitarian and law-enforcement crisis of the "heart" and "soul," but not before some media organizations preemptively accused him of spreading lies about the issue.