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    As the nation continues to face a global pandemic, some right-wingers are still finding time to push rampant transphobia. This time, a number of Republican senators introduced the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act of 2020. Does this bill really have anything to do with “protecting” women in sports? No, because it’s inherently exclusive to...
    Top GOP lawmakers dismissed President Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the election to Joe Biden, although many congressional Republicans have so far remained silent on the subject, CBS News campaign reporter Nicole Sganga and digital politics reporter Grace Segers report. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted Thursday: "The winner of the November 3rd election...
    Fox News reached out to several conservative Republican senators this week, in an effort to gauge their plans for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, whom the commander-in-chief plans to announce on Saturday. Here's what they had to say about the process and the presumptive pick Amy Coney Barrett. Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., a member of the Senate...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The two Republican members of North Carolina’s state elections board have resigned after signing off on a legal settlement to alter absentee ballot rules for this fall. Their decision further accentuates the political stakes in altering this popular form of voting during the COVID-19 pandemic in the closely divided state. Ken...
    Sen. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisThe Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting OVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA head questions connection of climate change to natural disasters | Pebble Mine executives eye future expansion in recorded conversations | EPA questions science linking widely used pesticide to brain damage in children Liberal super...
    Navy SEAL and Republican congressional candidate Derrick Van Orden has seen an uptick in support in Wisconsin as advertisements have begun targeting his opponent, Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI). According to a report from Politico, the “Congressional Leadership Fund, the House GOP’s chief super PAC, will begin running ads on TV and digital platforms on Friday targeting...
    If Donald Trump gets his way and rams an arch-conservative Federalist Society minion on to the Supreme Court, we all know that Roe v. Wade will immediately be in the crosshairs. But if these Republicans in robes do eviscerate the reproductive rights that have been enshrined into American law for nearly half a...
    Welcome to The Hill’s Campaign Report, your daily rundown on all the latest news in the 2020 presidential, Senate and House races. Did someone forward this to you? Click here to subscribe. We’re Julia Manchester, Max Greenwood and Jonathan Easley. Here’s what we’re watching today on the campaign trail:   LEADING THE DAY:  Washington is on...
    Everything’s bigger in Texas — and campaign ads are no exception. Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw dropped an epic, four-minute spot on Thursday casting him and five fellow Texas GOPers as an “Expendables”-esque team in a high-stakes fight to take the polls this fall. The ad opens at 5 a.m. in the “Crenshaw Command Center,” where...
    California’s state Republican Party is warning that a new move by Gov. Gavin Newsom to ultimately ban the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035 could lead to more than 350,000 job losses. “Governor Gavin Newsom’s failure to lead California was on full display today as he talked about eliminating over 350,000 good-paying jobs in our...
    By DAVID SHARP, Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Republican Party is asking the state supreme court to put on hold its ruling that allows ranked choice voting in the presidential contest, to provide an opportunity for an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The request filed Wednesday represents a last-ditch effort to...
    Jennifer Pritzker, a billionaire who donated to President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable' to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor grand jury protests MORE in 2016, made a $2,000...
    Washington — As the number of days until the presidential election ticks down, support is growing for former Vice President Joe Biden from former government officials who typically remain on the sidelines of presidential contests and ex-elected officials who are bucking their own party in favor of the Democratic presidential nominee. The public backing of...
    via ABC ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl laid out a scenario that would put “enormous pressure” on Republicans to not confirm a nominee to replace former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In this week’s episode of The Interview, Mediaite’s Aidan McLaughlin asked Karl what should be expected in the next few months regarding...
    A major trade group representing credit unions launched a multi-million dollar spending campaign on Thursday in support of congressional candidates on both sides of the aisle. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and its PAC, the Credit Union Legislative Action Council, said they plan to spend $7 million this cycle, with PAC donations supporting over 350 House and...
    When Mitch McConnell blocked President Barack Obama’s choice to fill a Supreme Court vacancy in March 2016, he claimed he wanted to “let the American people decide” in November elections eight months later. McConnell’s tender concern for the will of the people has evaporated in 2020. Even before the late, great Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who...
    A group of Republican Latinos mostly of Mexican descent in swing-state Arizona want President Donald Trump reelected mostly because of his business-oriented policies and anti-abortion stance, reports The Washington Post. Hispanics will likely make up 13 percent of voters in November and while a majority of that group routinely votes Democrat, Trump leads Democrat presidential nominee...
    The Republican Party in Florida registered nearly 58,000 new voters in the month of August, far more than Democrats did. According to Politico, Republicans in Florida are going full speed ahead in the swing state as they try to out-hustle Democrats and help elect President Donald Trump in November to a second term. Florida is...
    Roger Sollenberger September 24, 2020 5:54PM (UTC) Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., on Thursday told a virtual town hall audience that he believed the 200,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the U.S. had been inflated in order to "encourage people to use social distancing." "When the final accounting is done," the actual COVID-19 death count will be lower, Tillis claimed....
    Senators are poised to punt passage of a must-pass stopgap government funding bill into next week and up against the Wednesday deadline to prevent a shutdown.  The Senate is scheduled to take a procedural vote related to the continuing resolution (CR) on Thursday, but then leave town for the weekend. GOP senators say passage of...
    PUEBLO WEST, Colo. (AP) — It was a Donald Trump rally, in miniature. About 200 people, many waving flags and some with open-carry sidearms tucked into holsters or the back of their jeans, joined a “Freedom Cruise” caravan earlier this month that wound through the streets of Pueblo West, a Democratic stronghold in southern Colorado,...
    The Republican report aimed at raising questions about the dealings of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden in Ukraine appears to have accidentally implicated former Energy Secretary Rick Perry in an energy scheme in the foreign nation, according to the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee. Republicans led by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., released their much-hyped...
    VIDEO4:5804:58Carly Fiorina on TikTok deal: Our Chinese policy needs to be consistent between Republicans and DemocratsSquawk Alley Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told CNBC on Thursday she continues to support Democratic nominee Joe Biden's candidacy despite their ideological differences.   "I don't always agree with Joe Biden's policies, but I do think character counts. I think leadership...
    Matthew Chapman September 24, 2020 4:54PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is accusing Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) of offering President Donald Trump money for his re-election in return for helping her push opponent Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) out of the race. "This...
    Igor Derysh September 24, 2020 4:54PM (UTC) The Republican report aimed at raising questions about the dealings of Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden in Ukraine appears to have accidentally implicated former Energy Secretary Rick Perry in an energy scheme in the foreign nation, according to the top Democrat on the Senate Finance...
    By JAMES ANDERSON, Associated Press PUEBLO WEST, Colo. (AP) — It was a Donald Trump rally, in miniature. About 200 people, many waving flags and some with open-carry sidearms tucked into holsters or the back of their jeans, joined a “Freedom Cruise” caravan earlier this month that wound through the streets of Pueblo West, a...
    By SOPHIA EPPOLITO, Associated Press/Report for America SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The bid to represent a sprawling congressional district in northern Utah is an open race for the first time in nearly two decades following the retirement of Republican U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop who became well-known for his outspoken policies on public lands. The...
    By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington voters have elected a Republican secretary of state for more than five decades in a state mostly run by Democrats. Two-term Secretary of State Kim Wyman — the fifth Republican to hold the office since 1965 — is one of only three statewide elected...
    GOP Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsClub for Growth to spend million in ads for Trump Supreme Court nominee Maryland's GOP governor says Republicans shouldn't rush SCOTUS vote before election The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - GOP closes ranks to fill SCOTUS vacancy by November MORE (Maine) said on Thursday that a peaceful...
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, aged 87. Her death, which comes less than two months before the November election, has shifted the focus of the election onto the Supreme Court. A number of Democrats are calling the push to fill the seat “unprecedented.”
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's stunning refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power was mostly dismissed by Republicans on Capitol Hill, with many downplaying the remarks as merely rhetoric and others deflecting questions about a comment that Democrats fear could threaten a fundamental principle of American democracy. "The President says crazy stuff. We've always...
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on his Republican colleagues in the U.S. Senate to stand up to President Donald Trump who controversially refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he were to lose the coming general election. “Where are our Republican colleagues?” Schumer asked after noting that Trump has publicly...
    A few offered mild slaps on the wrist. Donald Trump suggested on Wednesday that he might not accept a peaceful transition of power if he loses in the election in November. Congressional Republicans responded with either silence or mild disagreement. Asked by a reporter, "Win,...
    President Trump on Thursday said his Democratic opponent Joe Biden “should leave the campaign” in the wake of the release of a Senate GOP report detailing Hunter Biden’s extensive overseas business dealings, claiming the former vice president “knew everything.” The president made the comments Thursday during an exclusive interview on “The Brian Kilmeade Show” on Fox...
    Several high-profile Republicans on Thursday pushed back on President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable' to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor grand jury protests MORE’s refusal to commit to a...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back Thursday after President Donald Trump again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election. Trump said during a Wednesday news conference, “We’re going to have to see what happens,” responding to a question....
    Alex Thomas September 24, 2020 0 Comments Republican lawmakers uniformly came out in support of a peaceful transition of power after President Donald Trump declined to say on Wednesday whether he would commit to such a transition. Asked if he would commit to a peaceful transfer, Trump said “Well, we’re going to have...
    Five people were cited for violating coronavirus guidelines in Moscow, Idaho, at an outdoor church gathering, resulting in three arrests, including that of a GOP candidate for county commissioner. Gabriel Rench, who is running against an incumbent Democrat, was arrested after allegedly declining to provide his identification to police. He was not charged. The...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFEC flags McConnell campaign over suspected accounting errors Poll: 59 percent think president elected in November should name next Supreme Court justice Mark Kelly: Arizona Senate race winner should be sworn in 'promptly' MORE (R-Ky.) said on Thursday that there would be an "orderly" transition of power in...
    Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSenate GOP aims to confirm Trump court pick by Oct. 29: report The Hill's Campaign Report: GOP set to ask SCOTUS to limit mail-in voting Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot MORE (R-S.C.) said Thursday morning that Republicans would accept any clear electoral result in November...
    Washington — A handful of GOP lawmakers, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are distancing themselves from President Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the election to Joe Biden, although most congressional Republicans have so far remained silent on the subject. Mr. Trump on Wednesday said "we're going to...
    The Club for Growth is planning a $5 million advertising blitz to gain voter support for President Trump’s forthcoming Supreme Court nominee and shield from Democratic attacks the Republican senators who will vote on her confirmation. The prominent conservative advocacy group will run television ads and digital spots nationally and in states where the battle...
    A Black Lives Matter co-founder says black Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron gave a 'Bull Connor speech in 2020' when he announced why criminal charges weren't brought against police officers in Breonna Taylor's death.   Alicia Garza likened Cameron to the notorious civil rights-era segregationist on Wednesday in regards the rising Republican star's press conference in the Taylor...
    Senate Republicans are ignoring their own polling, which shows swing voters don't want a Supreme Court nominee to be chosen until after the election. Senate Republicans are full steam ahead on confirming whoever Donald Trump nominates to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have escalated their rhetorical war, with Schumer hammering McConnell over the alleged "fiction" precedent Republicans say they are following on Supreme Court nominations while McConnell called Schumer "uniquely non-credible" on the topic of judicial nominations, citing comments Schumer made while George W. Bush was president. The...
    On Thursday, The Daily Beast reported that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is accusing Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) of offering President Donald Trump money for his re-election in return for helping her push opponent Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) out of the race. “This is what the Loeffler team went to the Trump team with,” said Gaetz at a...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The two Republican members of North Carolina's state elections board have resigned after signing off on a settlement to help voters fix absentee ballot problems that has been criticized by state GOP leaders. Ken Raymond and David Black announced their resignations late Wednesday from the North Carolina State Board of Elections...
    Texas state House candidate Brandy Chambers The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● State Legislatures: With the nation's primary elections finally concluding...