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    Tom Boggioni September 25, 2020 4:50PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story According to in-depth interviews with Maine voters, Sen. Susan Collins (R) has a lot of damage control to do in her home state if she has any hope of hanging on to her seat on Nov. 3. With Collins trailing in the polls...
    Matthew Chapman September 25, 2020 3:41PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story On Thursday, in a radio interview, President Donald Trump once again promoted unsubstantiated corruption allegations about Hunter Biden's business dealings in Ukraine — and urged Joe Biden to "leave the campaign" because he "was in on it." Trump's remarks come...
    Warning against “mere capitulation” to the unpopular effort by President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans to rush through another right-wing Supreme Court justice right before the November election, a memo circulating on Capitol Hill outlines a number of ways in which Democrats in both chambers of Congress can gum up the works and delay the advance of...
    PHOENIX — After months of low polling by Sen. Martha McSally, some in the GOP are starting to believe she may end up keeping her seat after all. An ABC News/Washington Post survey released Wednesday found the Arizona senator just a point behind her Democratic challenger, former astronaut Mark Kelly. Those results come...
    Senate Republicans were left dumbfounded Thursday by President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE’s latest self-engineered controversy, a suggestion there might not...
    On the eve of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote to advance then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Ana Maria Archila had something to say to Senator Jeff Flake. Archila, a sexual assault survivor, found Flake, an Arizona Republican, and cornered him in an elevator on Capitol Hill, emotionally urging him—“what are you doing, sir?”—to...
    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Steve Daines is the affable one, the smiler, a consummate salesman who parlayed his corporate success into a meteoric rise through Montana politics and a seat in the U.S. Senate. His former boss, Greg Gianforte, is more brusque, sometimes even harsh, a self-made technology mogul whose political career has proved rockier...
    By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Steve Daines is the affable one, the smiler, a consummate salesman who parlayed his corporate success into a meteoric rise through Montana politics and a seat in the U.S. Senate. His former boss, Greg Gianforte, is more brusque, sometimes even harsh, a self-made technology mogul whose...
    BOZEMAN, Mont. – Steve Daines is the affable one, the smiler, a consummate salesman who parlayed his corporate success into a meteoric rise through Montana politics and a seat in the U.S. Senate. His former boss, Greg Gianforte, is more brusque, sometimes even harsh, a self-made technology mogul whose political career has proved rockier and...
            by Robert Romano  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is under enormous pressure from his Democratic colleagues not to confirm whoever President Donald Trump may nominate to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court before the election. But in truth, there is simply no reason, neither constitutional...
    President Trump's pick to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is likely to become one of the most partisan battles ever over the direction of the Supreme Court. Ginsburg's death at age 87 last week brought a cascade of demands from Democrats that Trump and the GOP hold off filling the vacant seat...
    A Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Virginia, who lost his leg in the Iraq war, is pushing back against claims that his criticism of ObamaCare means he opposes protecting health care coverage for people with preexisting conditions. In his campaign against incumbent Democratic Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, Dr. Daniel Gade has called the health care...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    Hunter Biden allegedly sent 'thousands of dollars' to people who may have been involved in Eastern European prostitution and sex trafficking rings, according to report released on Wednesday by Senate Republicans. The report cited unspecified records which indicate that Biden 'has sent funds to non-resident alien women in the United States who are citizens of...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump marveled at a rally this week about how important Supreme Court nominations are to voters. But Senate Republicans are with the voters on that. Despite Democratic cries of hypocrisy, they’re hoping the battle over replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg will help them keep their Senate majority as well as Trump’s...
    By LISA MASCARO, ZEKE MILLER and MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump marveled at a rally this week about how important Supreme Court nominations are to voters. But Senate Republicans are with the voters on that. Despite Democratic cries of hypocrisy, they're hoping the battle over replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg...
    Sen. Rand Paul said he will send the report on the GOP-led investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden to the Justice Department on Thursday. "I think the only way to determine the actual legality of this is to have it referred to the Department of Justice, so I'm going to send the report over,"...
    A "bombshell" report by two U.S. Senate committees on Hunter Biden's overseas dealings should "immediately disqualify" his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, from becoming president of the United States, Fox News host Sean Hannity said Wednesday. "A brutal new U.S. Senate report is now revealing shocking and new details about the illicit and corrupt activities of Joe Biden's adult son, Hunter, and how...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican-led Senate committees issued a politically charged report Wednesday alleging that the work Joe Biden’s son did in Ukraine constituted a conflict of interest for the Obama administration at a time when Biden was engaged in Ukraine policy as vice president. But the report also offered no support for President Donald...
    (CNN)Sen. Cory Gardner was blunt in 2016 about why he thought a Supreme Court seat should stay vacant despite then-President Barack Obama's demand to fill it."The next election is too soon, and the stakes too high," Gardner, a Republican from Colorado, said in March of that year. Asked on Wednesday about that statement, amid President...
    Igor Derysh September 23, 2020 11:07PM (UTC) Senate Republicans on Wednesday released an interim report of their investigation into Democratic nominee Joe Biden and son Hunter Biden that largely recycles old claims to back up allegations which have already been debunked. Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee,...
    WASHINGTON -- Two Republican-led Senate committees issued a politically charged report Wednesday alleging that the work Joe Biden's son did in Ukraine constituted a conflict of interest for the Obama administration at a time when Biden was engaged in Ukraine policy as vice president. But the report also offered no support for President Donald Trump's...
    Joe Biden's granddaughter, Naomi Biden, published a statement on Twitter defending her father, Hunter Biden, following a report from Senate Republicans about his business dealings and their impact on U.S. policy. The 26-year-old Columbia Law student, who appeared in a video introducing the former vice president during the Democratic National Convention, tweeted, "Despite the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Votes in hand, Senate Republicans are charging ahead with plans to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election, launching a divisive fight over Democratic objections before a nominee is even announced. Trump said Tuesday he will name his...
    John Kerry “falsely claimed” that he didn’t know Joe Biden’s son was serving on the board of a controversial Ukrainian energy company when Kerry was secretary of state, US Senate Republicans alleged in a report released Wednesday. The report cites Kerry’s answers last year to a reporter’s questions about Hunter Biden and the Burisma...
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan in an interview on Tuesday said that the Republican-controlled Senate should not vote to confirm a Supreme Court nominee from President Trump before the Nov. 3 presidential election, making him the third blue-state Republican governor to oppose such a move. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker each said...
    The findings of a months-long probe by two Republican chairmen released Wednesday asserted that Hunter Biden’s tenure on the board of the corruption-linked Ukrainian gas company Burisma “did interfere in the efficient execution” of Obama-era policy toward Ukraine led by former Vice President Joe Biden. “Hunter Biden’s position on Burisma’s board cast a shadow over...
    When Sen. Mitt Romney said on Tuesday that he would support the Senate moving ahead with the confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee from President Trump ahead of the election, he tipped the balance of the tenuous confirmation math in Republicans' favor, opening a lane for a nominee to clear the Senate with at least 50...
    The Mormon Women for Ethical Government are warning Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Senate Republicans to consider holding off on their push to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The group took to Facebook on Tuesday with a statement addressed to Senate Republicans as they shared their reaction to the Senate’s decision...
    GOP Sen. John Cornyn of Texas (right) is in a tougher-than-expected reelection race as the presidential contest rages. Texas? Yep. It appears things are a little worse there for Republicans than many of us might have imagined. When the Republican National Committee made cash transfers to six battleground states last month for their get-out-the-vote efforts, Texas...
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham served in the South Carolina state House before he ran for Congress. Cory Gardner. Joni Ernst. Thom Tillis. Lindsey Graham. What do they all have in common? They are all, of course, vulnerable Republican senators who are in for the fight of their lives this fall. But they share something...
    Amanda Marcotte September 23, 2020 5:00PM (UTC) On Tuesday, the official death count from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States passed 200,000. A memorial was placed in front of the Washington Monument to mark this grim milestone, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi there not just to share the grief, but in anger.  "This was...
    (CNN)Just hours after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last Friday, Georgia Republican Rep. Doug Collins took to Twitter to offer his, um, thoughts."RIP to the more than 30 million innocent babies that have been murdered during the decades that Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended pro-abortion laws," tweeted Collins. "With @realDonaldTrump nominating a...
    Sen. Gary PetersGary Charles PetersBiden's six best bets in 2016 Trump states GOP set to release controversial Biden report Democrats fear Russia interference could spoil bid to retake Senate MORE (D-Mich.), the top Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Sen. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenGOP set to release controversial Biden report...