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Saturday, June 23, 2018
Matthew Chapman
corey stewart

GOP Nominates Neo-Confederate For Virginia Senate Seat

Corey Stewart had ties to an overt white nationalist. Virginia Republicans nominated him anyway.

June 14, 2018
Patrick Morrisey GOP

GOP Candidates Seek To Kill ‘Pre-existing Conditions’ Coverage

GOP Senate candidates Josh Hawley and Patrick Morrisey want to wipe out one of Obamacare’s most popular provisions.

June 9, 2018
Dana Rohrabacher

GOP Fails To ‘Lock Out’ Democrats In Key California House Races

Republicans had hoped to lock out Democrats from key races in the California primaries, but they failed — and now the chance for Democrats to retake the House is that much stronger.

June 7, 2018
Donald Trump CNN

Top GOP Woman In House Could Lose Seat Over Trump

Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is not used to competitive elections. But her embrace of Trump has put her in danger.

June 6, 2018

Blankenship Wants To Run 3rd Party Candidacy In W. VA

Don Blankenship is back, and he plans to be Republicans’ worst nightmare.

May 22, 2018
Susan Ellis Wild

Progressive Woman Defeats Trumpist ‘Democrat’ In PA Primary

Susan Ellis Wild defeated the anti-choice, anti-immigrant Trump-loving John Morganelli to run for Congress in the state with the largest all-male delegation.

May 17, 2018

Trump Heading To Nashville For Sinking Senate Nominee

Once again, Trump is on his way to deep red country to bail out a struggling Republican.

May 16, 2018
Trump, Inauguration

Trump Trading Barbs With ‘Trumpier’ Candidate In West Virginia

On the eve of the primary, West Virginia’s most bombastic candidate, U.S. Senate hopeful Don Blankenship, has turned on the man he is emulating.

May 8, 2018

Kansas Republicans Turn On Kris Kobach, Top GOP Vote Suppressor

Republican legislators voted overwhelmingly to ban state funds from being used to pay any penalties Kobach might face after a federal judge found him in contempt of court.

May 1, 2018
SD meets with Missouri governor

Missouri Senate Race Turns Against GOP Over Scandals

Republicans’ political fortunes have taken a turn in Missouri. GOP officials in the state are panicking over the fiasco surrounding Gov. Eric Greitens. And polls show their commanding lead over Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race has reversed.

April 24, 2018
trump campaign finance

In Red Arizona, Disdain For Trump May Elect Democratic Senator

According to OH Predictive Insights/ABC15, Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema trounces all three major GOP competitors in the race to fill retiring Republican Jeff Flake’s Senate seat. She leads Rep. Martha McSally 48 to 42, former state Sen. Kelli Ward 50 to 40, and disgraced ex-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio 59 to 33.

April 20, 2018

McConnell Suspected Of Partisan Abuse Of Power (Again)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is no longer confident he can keep his GOP majority this fall. It’s apparently so bad, he’s resorting a desperate Hail Mary tactic: keeping the Senate open so long that red-state Democrats will be trapped in Washington and unable to go home to campaign for re-election.

April 20, 2018

Ted Cruz Is In Denial As Texas Race Tightens

There’s more bad news for Ted Cruz in his effort to hang onto his Senate seat. A new shock poll released by Quinnipiac on Tuesday revealed that the Texas race is suddenly neck and neck. Cruz is up by just 47 to 44 percent over his challenger, Democratic El Paso Rep. Beto O’Rourke.

April 19, 2018

As Republicans Reject Their Nominee, Democrat Surges In Tenn Senate Race

In one of the biggest surprises yet in the battle for control of the Senate, former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen has taken a 10-point lead over GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn in the new Middle Tennessee State University Poll. This is the latest of multiple polls giving Bredesen the lead.

April 6, 2018
Andrew McCabe

Fund To Defend Andrew McCabe Raised $250k In Six Hours

Andrew McCabe, the former Deputy Director of the FBI who Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions vindictively fired days before retirement to prevent him from earning full pension benefits, has rapidly turned into a martyr for Trump’s pattern of interference in law enforcement.

March 30, 2018
Senate Majority Leader McConnell addresses media during event on Capitol Hill in Washington

Popular Progressive Sports Radio Host To Challenge McConnell

According to a profile in Politico Magazine, Jones, “an outspoken champion of worker’s rights, a pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, pro-wrestling NASCAR enthusiast,” has high name recognition in the state. He has traded barbs with McConnell on his radio show, not just on his basketball allegiances, but his political stances. He’s known for calling out McConnell as “a master at helping wealthy business interests get wealthier,” a liar, and a tool of the establishment.

March 28, 2018

Busted! GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter Spent $138,000 In Campaign Funds On Booze

Since 2008, California Rep. Duncan Hunter has spent a whopping $138,666 in at least 301 separate trips to bars, liquor stores, cigar lounges, and similar businesses, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune’s analysis of FEC filings. Over the past few months, Hunter has faced a criminal investigation by the Justice Department, alleging he improperly skimmed campaign funds for personal use.

March 28, 2018
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks at a campaign event at Lakeside Plastics in Oshkosh, Wisconsin March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

Wisconsin Republicans Seek To Block Special Elections They Might Lose

According to the Wisconsin State Journal, State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, a Republican, is considering legislation to block Reynolds’ order, saying the logistics are too “messy” to allow elections. Meanwhile, Assembly Speaker Robyn Vos condemned Reynolds as an “activist judge,” despite the fact that Reynolds is one of Walker’s own appointees.

March 24, 2018
Kellyanne Conway, Alternative Facts

Will Kellyanne Conway Take Over White House Communications?

According to a report in the Atlantic, Conway “is moving closer to accepting President Donald Trump’s offer for her to succeed Hope Hicks as White House communications director, if only on an interim basis, according to multiple sources who have spoken with her.”

March 22, 2018
Trump, Financial Disclosure

Trump’s 87 Judicial Nominees Include Zero Black Or Hispanic Women

Indeed, the most immediately obvious thing about his picks is how strikingly little diversity there is among them. Trump hasn’t found a single woman of color he deems qualified to sit on the federal bench. According to Pew Research, only 21 percent of Trump’s judges are women, and only 10 percent of Trump’s judges are nonwhite. Not one of his picks is a black or Hispanic woman.

March 21, 2018

Experts Show House Races Leaning Democratic Nationally

For the first time in the Center for Politics forecast, there are fewer than 218 seats in total rated “Lean Republican,” “Likely Republican,” or “Safe Republican.” In other words, there are no longer enough seats favoring Republicans that the GOP could keep their House majority by winning favored races alone.

March 14, 2018
Paul Ryan,Mac Thornberry

House GOP Dissenters Slam Phony Russia Report

On Monday, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee announced the impending release of their Russia report. But a number of people in the party, including Rep. Mike Conaway who led the investigation, are already starting to distance themselves from it. The report is slated to allege not only no collusion between Trump and Russia, but no active attempt by Russia to help Trump or hurt Hillary Clinton.

March 14, 2018

Democrats Outpoll Republicans In Texas Primary — By Far

As CNN political analyst David Wright notes, the Texas Secretary of State records an early vote lead of 45,000 ballots for Democrats. This is on track to be the largest Democratic turnout since the 2008 presidential primary. It will also be the first time Democratic early turnout exceeded that of Republicans in the Lone Star State since the blue wave midterm of 2006 — and by a larger margin.

March 12, 2018

Trump Privately Trashes GOP Candidate After His Own Endorsement Fails To Boost Him

The special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District was never supposed to be close race. But even as Trump struggles to prop up Republican candidate Rick Saccone, behind closed doors he is trashing him as a failure. According to CNN’s Jeremy Diamond and Jake Tapper, Trump has told senior White House officials that Saccone is a weak candidate and a poor fundraiser, and believes that his involvement can only help his struggling campaign.

March 10, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting about the Supreme Court at the White House in Washington

Trump Badgering White House Witnesses In Mueller Probe

If Trump was nervous about special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia investigation before, he now appears downright terrified. And according to a new report in The New York Times, he’s privately hectoring his staff about it. Three sources told the Times that Trump “asked key witnesses about matters they discussed with investigators” in the past two months.

March 8, 2018