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Virginia primaries: Why this year’s race holds national implications (Courthouse News Service)

"Trump's endorsement makes his good prospects in the primary even better since primaries involve only the most activist Republicans, many of whom are supporters of the former president," said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science and international affairs and Director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington.

Virginia primaries: Why this year’s race holds national implications (Courthouse News Service)

Biden Signs Order Shutting Down Mexico Border Asylum Requests (CTV News Canada)

"This is something that clearly had to happen for the Biden campaign to deal with the biggest issue, or at least one of the two biggest issues that Biden is facing with the vote right not," said Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington.

Biden Signs Order Shutting Down Mexico Border Asylum Requests (CTV News)

Farnsworth Lectures on Political Humor in Germany

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of Political Science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a lecture, "Late-Night in Washington: Political Humor in U.S. Presidential Elections," at Europa University Viadrina, in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. The talk, sponsored jointly by Fulbright Poland and Fulbright Germany, was derived from portions of Dr. Farnsworth's recently published co-authored book, Late-Night in Washington: Political Humor and the American Presidency. Dr. Farnsworth is serving at the University of Warsaw in Poland as a Spring 2024 Fulbright Distinguished Scholar.

 

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Jury begins deliberations in Trump Trial (CTV News)

“Well, there is really no way of knowing how long this could go,” said Stephen Farnsworth.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2931002

The Kennedy Who Wants to Dynamite the Presidential Campaign (The Sunday Tribune, Paris)

“Almost all of the voters fear the other camp enough they will avoid voting for a third party candidate to make sure that the major party candidate that they like the least does not win,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientists at the University of Mary Washington.

Closing arguments begin today in Trump’s trial (CTV News)

“This is a time when the two sides really have to take weeks of evidence and figure our a way to distill it in a way that the jury can appreciate and focus on the things that that side wants,” said Stephen Farnsworth.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2930898

Hogan makes abortion-rights stand in Senate race (WTOP)
“Gov. Hogan had to make an ad like this. In pro-choice Maryland, being a Republican in a time when Roe vs. Wade has been overturned is very difficult in a statewide election,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political-science professor at the University of Mary Washington.
https://wtop.com/maryland-election/2024/05/hogan-makes-pro-choice-stand-in-senate-race/

Both sides rest in Donald Trump hush money trial (CTV News)

Well, this really wasn’t a surprise to anyone. Donald Trump always says he is going to do something,” said Stephen Farnsworth.

https://regina.ctvnews.ca/video/c2926094-both-sides-rest-in-donald-trump-hush-money-trial?playlistId=1.6844226

Prince William board signals support for 400-unit housing development in mid-county environmental zone (Inside NOVA)

“Virginia has rapidly returned to its purple state status,” said Stephen J. Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington and the Center’s director.

https://www.insidenova.com/headlines/prince-william-board-signals-support-for-400-unit-housing-development-in-mid-county-environmental-zone/article_9482e690-13db-11ef-a69d-2bacc8a88204.html

Youngkin Vetoes Measures to Remove Tax Breaks for Confederate Heritage Group (The New York Times)

The governor has consistently worked in a direction that would endear him to the Republican base,” Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, said in April, after the assembly passed the bills. He added that because of political and cultural shifts in Virginia in recent years, he expected the tax exemptions to be revoked the next time a Democrat becomes governor.

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/17/us/virginia-confederate-heritage-group-tax-youngkin.html

Farnsworth Lectures on Entertainment Media and Politics

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of Political Science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, recently presented a lecture, "Entertainment Media and Politics: Late-Night Political Humor and the American Presidency," at the American Studies Center of the University of Warsaw in Poland. The talk was derived from portions of Dr. Farnsworth's recently published from portions of Dr. Farnsworth’s recently published co-authored book, Late-Night in Washington: Political Humor and the American Presidency. Dr. Farnsworth is serving in Poland as a Spring 2024 Fulbright Distinguished Scholar.

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After Spanberger: 7th District Dems run local race in national spotlight (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

“It’s very clear the Republicans don’t want to run against Vindman,” said Stephen Farnsworth, director of the Center for Leadership and Media at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.

https://richmond.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/elections/after-spanberger-7th-district-dems-run-local-race-in-national-spotlight/article_52397ac8-0ca7-11ef-94b3-5746ab5c0ddb.html

In 7th District primary, Republicans debate party’s future (Richmond Times Dispatch; The Daily Progress)

“Six months ago, I might have expected Anderson to be nominated in a walk,” said Stephen Farnsworth, director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington. “Increasingly, the Republican primary is showing up as a referendum on what the future of the Republican Party should be. Should it be Speaker Mike Johnson or Bob Good or Rand Paul?”

https://richmond.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/elections/virginia-primary-7th-district-republicans-anderson-hamilton-myers-spanberger/article_55aaa22a-0e25-11ef-8a47-1f2cd6cbdc75.html

Campaign contributions reveal Fauquier’s north-south divide (Fauquier Times)

“Increasingly, it may make sense to think of Fauquier as a county with a much redder south and a more purple north,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science and international affairs at the University of Mary Washington.

https://www.fauquier.com/news/campaign-contributions-reveal-fauquier-s-north-south-divide/article_64c0c3f6-0d3b-11ef-a59b-3f5345b4c077.html#tncms-source=Front%20Page%20Top%20Headlines%201-4

Late Night Goes Soft on Biden (Politico)

According to Stephen Farnsworth, the director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington and co-author of Late Night with Trump: Political Humor and the American Presidency, there was another reason for the shift in attitude: ratings.

https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2024/05/03/late-night-goes-soft-on-biden-00154694

Trump Back In New York Court (CTV News Canada)

“Judging from the judge’s comments this morning, it does seem as if there is going to be another rounds of sanctions,” said Stephen Farnsworth.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2915108

State Sen. Hashmi of Chesterfield enters 2025 lieutenant governor’s race (Virginia Dogwood)

“Sen. Hashmi enters the race as a serious candidate for LG,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington. “She has an effective track record as a legislator in Richmond. Her focus on health concerns provides a specific appeal to the many Democratic primary voters concerned about the affordability and availability of health care.”

https://vadogwood.com/2024/05/02/state-sen-hashmi-of-chesterfield-enters-2025-lieutenant-governors-race