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The United States' population growth slowed in the past 10 years to its lowest rate since the 1930s, according to new data released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
WHAT TO SAY ON YOUR MORNING ZOOM: Historic, symbolic, intriguing – and/but the population still grew and the nation can withstand a little recalibration. Don’t panic.
WHAT TO SAY ON YOUR MORNING ZOOM: A smaller win for the right than was anticipated, but the map-drawing process will likely still give Republicans a significant leg up in the hunt for a Red November in 2022 House races.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Organizers of the recall effort against California Gov. Gavin Newsom collected enough valid signatures to qualify for the ballot, state election officials said Monday, likely triggering just the second such election in state history.
WHAT TO SAY ON YOUR MORNING ZOOM: The two-question ballot process (1. Remove Newsom? 2. If so, replace him with whom?) still lacks the strong Democratic candidate alternative and strong/consensus Republican candidate to create the necessary conditions to remove the incumbent.
WHAT TO SAY ON YOUR MORNING ZOOM: This case needs transparency, speed, due process, grace, and justice.
Gerard Baker in the Wall Street Journal:
The cleverest White House move has been the careful rationing of the president’s presence in the lives of ordinary Americans, the rediscovery that scarcity has value.
What happens when this return to normality simply feels, well, normal again? The Biden people hope that an economy roaring back to life in the early stages of post-pandemic euphoria will maintain their political momentum and Americans will retroactively endorse the progressive course they’re on.
But there’s an alternative possibility: that the resumption of normal political service reminds at least half the country that an administration that has exceeded even the left of its own party’s expectations may not be what the country needs.
WHAT TO SAY ON YOUR MORNING ZOOM: As Ron Klain well knows, if the economy in fact comes roaring back to life and sustains into 2022, all the conservative brickbats in the world won’t slow down the Biden quiet car.
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WHAT TO SAY ON YOUR MORNING ZOOM: You need to unmute.
John Hudson @John_HudsonMany conservatives attacking John Kerry for discussing with Iran that Israel covertly struck 200 Iranian targets in Syria, per leaked audio. @StateDeptSpox notes that those strikes had already been disclosed by a gov't in the region (i.e. Israel) https://t.co/ARZvri38pE
WHAT TO SAY ON YOUR MORNING ZOOM: Perhaps a bigger controversy than those involving Joe Biden’s hamburgers or Kamala Harris’ book, but still a lot of fuzziness here.
Former President Donald Trump is not the leader of the Republican Party, House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney told reporters Monday at a lawmaker retreat not far from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
…while Politico casts it all as a Cheney-Kevin McCarthy contretempts.
WHAT TO SAY ON YOUR MORNING ZOOM: GOP optimists think this divide can be settled by the midterms; realists know it all depends on whether Donald Trump runs for president or not.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy Awards television audience plunged to 9.85 million viewers on ABC, less than half of the Oscars’ previous low and continuing a startling trend of viewer tune out for awards shows.
The Nielsen company’s preliminary estimate shows that the audience who watched “Nomadland” win best picture on Sunday was 58% below last year’s tally of 23.6 million, which had set the previous record for least-watched Oscars telecast.
WHAT TO SAY ON YOUR MORNING ZOOM: I’m surprised there were that many people tuned in.
I've never lost my faith in the American people to do what is right. In this instance, they seem to be taking their time.
WHAT TO SAY ON YOUR MORNING ZOOM: There goes Halperin, quoting himself again.
WHAT TO SAY ON YOUR MORNING ZOOM: This could be heaven or this could be hell.
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