2020 Elections

House to Hold First Public Impeachment Hearings Next Week Impeachment
House to Hold First Public Impeachment Hearings Next Week
2019-11-07 13:34:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Democrats announced Wednesday that they will hold their first public hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump next week. In a brief statement, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said William Taylor,... Read More

Analysis: A Year Out, Here’s Four Scenarios for 2020 Elections Political News
Analysis: A Year Out, Here’s Four Scenarios for 2020 Elections

WASHINGTON — After Donald Trump’s surprise victory in 2016, there’s a saturating fear of projecting elections. Nearly three years into his presidency, and with one year left in his first term, there are multiple potential outcomes for the 2020 elections.... Read More

Georgia Purge List Scrutinized for Voter Registration Removals Voting
Georgia Purge List Scrutinized for Voter Registration Removals

ATLANTA — As Georgia election officials prepare to erase 313,243 registrations, several groups say they’re concerned that legitimate voters will be swept up in the purge. The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia identified 70 people Monday who it says... Read More

Beto O'Rourke Ends 2020 Presidential Bid 2020 Elections
Beto O'Rourke Ends 2020 Presidential Bid
2019-11-01 22:06:03
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke announced Friday evening that he's dropping his bid for Democratic presidential nomination. O'Rourke tweeted Friday that his campaign "has always been about seeing clearly, speaking honestly, and acting decisively." He writes, "In that spirit:... Read More

Minnesota GOP Leaves Trump Challengers Off Primary Ballot State News
Minnesota GOP Leaves Trump Challengers Off Primary Ballot

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will be the only choice on the ballot in Minnesota’s Republican presidential primary, even though he is not the only candidate running. That’s at the direction of the Republican Party of Minnesota. Its chairwoman, Jennifer... Read More

House Democrats Advance Federal Student Aid Overhaul Political News
House Democrats Advance Federal Student Aid Overhaul

WASHINGTON — The House Education and Labor Committee on Thursday voted 28-22 to approve a massive overhaul of federal student loans and other higher education programs that they touted as an overdue move to address the costs of higher education.... Read More

Control of State Houses, Legislatures and Fate of Ballot Initiatives to Be Decided Tuesday Elections
Control of State Houses, Legislatures and Fate of Ballot Initiatives to Be Decided Tuesday
2019-11-01 17:06:15
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, November 5, voters in two states will cast their vote for governor, while in four states, the makeup of the legislature will be determined -- noteworthy all on their own because they will have a significant... Read More

Twitter Bans All Political Ads, in Sharp Contrast to Facebook Social Media
Twitter Bans All Political Ads, in Sharp Contrast to Facebook

Twitter Inc. founder and Chief Executive Jack Dorsey announced Wednesday his social media company — in pointed contrast to Facebook Inc. — would stop running political advertising worldwide. In a long thread of Twitter messages, he wrote that online political... Read More

Kamala Harris Will Cut Staff, Limit Pay as Campaign Falters 2020 Elections
Kamala Harris Will Cut Staff, Limit Pay as Campaign Falters

WASHINGTON — Short on cash and falling in the polls, Kamala Harris plans to cut staff in her Baltimore headquarters and reduce pay for advisers in an effort to keep her presidential campaign afloat. Campaign manager Juan Rodriguez outlined the... Read More

George Papadopoulos Files for a House Run in Rep. Katie Hill’s District Political News
George Papadopoulos Files for a House Run in Rep. Katie Hill’s District

WASHINGTON — A one-time campaign foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump who served 12 days in jail for lying to the FBI has filed paperwork to run for the seat occupied by resigning California Democratic Rep. Katie Hill. George... Read More

Running for Office as a Working Parent Could Become Easier Elections
Running for Office as a Working Parent Could Become Easier
2019-10-30 14:20:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday approved a bill that explicitly allows campaign funds to pay for childcare expenses, making it easier for working parents to run for elected office. Introduced in March by Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., the bill... Read More

Poll Finds Trump Staring Into Statistical Abyss, Especially in Suburbia Opinion Polls
Poll Finds Trump Staring Into Statistical Abyss, Especially in Suburbia
2019-10-29 21:17:36
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Unfavorable feelings about President Donald Trump are growing despite a strong economy, and his biggest weakness heading into the 2020 election may well be the suburbs, a new poll finds. The Grinnell College National Poll is a partnership... Read More

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