Articles by MERIDITH MCGRAW


politico.com Oct 27, 2021

A fear grows in Trumpworld: Have we gone too conspiratorial?
MERIDITH MCGRAW

Gidley himself has pushed misleading arguments about some of the 2020 election outcomes, including on the day of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots. The results of it all are evident in new polling which reveals just how intensely Trump voters distrust election security. Among self-identified 2020 Trump voter . . .

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politico.com Oct 21, 2021

Opinion | What if Trump’s Grip on the GOP Isn’t as Strong as It Seems?
MERIDITH MCGRAW

Trump’s rallies are still remarkably well-attended — part political events, part Grateful Dead concerts, part Andrew Dice Clay sets. Big majorities of Republicans tell pollsters they want Trump to run for president. Still, Pew found that 63 percent of Republicans say the party should not be acceptin . . .

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politico.com Oct 15, 2021

Trump allies eye election law push should he be reelected
MERIDITH MCGRAW

“We have many shots at getting it right before the next presidential election.”What precise election-related legislation Trump would push in Congress is unclear. Trump has embraced the concept of national voter ID laws, as have other prominent Republicans. But in recent rallies, statements and comme . . .

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politico.com Oct 10, 2021

Georgia election official takes the fight to Trump
MERIDITH MCGRAW

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Nov. 11, 2020, in Atlanta. “With those kinds of numbers, I don’t see Brad getting through the primary.”If Raffensperger isn’t Trump’s top GOP nemesis, he’s close to it. The Georgia secretary of state refused Trump’s req . . .

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politico.com Oct 09, 2021

Trump holds fast to his election lies as the GOP establishment hugs him tighter
MERIDITH MCGRAW

Appearing alongside the ex-president was a who’s who of influential Republicans in the Hawkeye state, including Sen. Chuck Grassley and Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowa Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Ashley Hinson, former acting attorney general Matt Whitaker and Iowa GOP chairman Jeff Kaufmann. “Sir, th . . .

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politico.com Oct 07, 2021

The inside scope: How ego led Trump to hide a colonoscopy
MERIDITH MCGRAW

Former White House aides say they’re surprised the detail never got out while Trump was president. Trump himself seemed particularly eager to get on the act of spinning his visit to the doc. Because you went to Walter Reed, that’s where we go when we get the physicals. Inside the White House, aides . . .

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politico.com Sep 09, 2021

Trump wanted out of Afghanistan. Now he wants to bomb it.
MERIDITH MCGRAW

“I think both administrations bear blame for where we are today,” said Lisa Curtis, a Trump National Security Council official. “I don’t think there is a Republican foreign policy or something that’s coherent in any real way,” said Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. From the . . .

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politico.com Aug 30, 2021

Trump to head to Iowa with an eye on 2024
MERIDITH MCGRAW

But those top Republicans and others are stuck in political limbo as Trump takes his time announcing his own plans. When asked about whether or not he plans to run in 2024 during recent interviews, Trump has demurred and said people “will be happy” with his decision. Trump mentioned his plans to vis . . .

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politico.com Aug 26, 2021

Mike Pompeo takes his own arrows over the Afghanistan collapse
MERIDITH MCGRAW

Pompeo met with the Taliban in February 2020 at the signing of a withdrawal agreement with the U.S. in Doha. Pompeo has tried to distance the Trump administration from the current situation in Afghanistan by claiming Biden failed to ensure the Taliban met conditions of the agreement before pulling t . . .

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politico.com Aug 16, 2021

The GOP waves white flag in the same-sex marriage wars
MERIDITH MCGRAW

But on the most prominent battlefield of the past few decades, same-sex marriage, they’ve all but conceded defeat. While much of the country grew to accept same-sex marriage well in advance of the Supreme Court recognizing it in 2013, GOP voters didn’t. And former Vice President Dick Cheney was famo . . .

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