2020 Elections

Blue Dogs Call on Appropriations Leaders to Provide Robust Funding to States for Election Security Elections
Blue Dogs Call on Appropriations Leaders to Provide Robust Funding to States for Election Security
2019-10-29 18:41:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Blue Dog Coalition of national security-minded Democrats called on the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on Tuesday to provide "robust" funding to a federal commission that partners with states to protect their election infrastructure.... Read More

California’s Tough-on-Crime Past Haunts Kamala Harris In The News
California’s Tough-on-Crime Past Haunts Kamala Harris

LOS ANGELES — The Zodiac killer struck first. Then came the Manson family. Later, the Hillside Stranglers, the Night Stalker and the Golden State Killer terrorized California. Starting in the late 1960s, one lurid murder after another fed public perceptions... Read More

Lawsuit Claiming Voter Suppression in North Carolina State News
Lawsuit Claiming Voter Suppression in North Carolina
2019-10-29 17:05:28
by Dan McCue

The Republican supermajority in the North Carolina legislature unlawfully banned early voting on the last Saturday before Election Day to suppress the black and Democratic vote, a lawsuit filed Tuesday claims. The plaintiffs in the case, the North Carolina Democratic... Read More

Special Elections for Elijah Cummings’ Seat Set Congress
Special Elections for Elijah Cummings’ Seat Set

BALTIMORE — Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced that a special primary election for the late Rep. Elijah Cummings’ seat representing Maryland’s 7th Congressional District would be held Feb. 4, with a special general election April 28. The announcement kicks... Read More

Oregon GOP Rep. Greg Walden Not Running for Reelection Political News
Oregon GOP Rep. Greg Walden Not Running for Reelection

WASHINGTON — Oregon GOP Rep. Greg Walden announced Monday that he is not running for reelection, media reports said. Walden is the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and chaired the National Republican Congressional Committee during the... Read More

Death of al-Baghdadi Ends a Decade-Long Manhunt Foreign Affairs
Death of al-Baghdadi Ends a Decade-Long Manhunt

WASHINGTON — The U.S. special forces operation in Syria that led to the reported death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State militant group, brought to a close a manhunt that lasted nearly a decade and dealt... Read More

The Messy Politics of Voter Purges Voting
The Messy Politics of Voter Purges

WASHINGTON — For the first time ever, Ohio this year lifted the veil on its voter purging system. It left the state astonished. Secretary of State Frank LaRose, a Republican who has focused on modernizing the state’s elections system, announced... Read More

DNC Raises Bar for Candidates Hoping to Qualify for December Debate 2020 Elections
DNC Raises Bar for Candidates Hoping to Qualify for December Debate
2019-10-25 19:44:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Democratic National Committee has again revised the threshold for qualifying for upcoming presidential candidate debates, a move that could winnow the onstage participants to just five. The new participation criteria apply to the DNC's sixth debate, which... Read More

Buttigieg Jumps to Second in New Iowa State University/Civiqs Poll Opinion Polls
Buttigieg Jumps to Second in New Iowa State University/Civiqs Poll
2019-10-25 19:40:52
by Dan McCue

Mayor Pete Buttigieg is building momentum in Iowa, according to an Iowa State University/Civiqs poll released this week. The university and Civiqs, an online polling company, surveys the same pool of voters each month in the lead up to the... Read More

Report: Democrats Who Flipped Red Districts in 2018 Are Steadily Building Cash Advantage 2020 Elections
Report: Democrats Who Flipped Red Districts in 2018 Are Steadily Building Cash Advantage
2019-10-25 19:37:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The conventional wisdom this summer was that House Democrats who flipped red districts in 2018 would be particularly vulnerable if the chamber moved forward with an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. But an analysis by the Center... Read More

As Trump Seeks Reelection, a Growing Army of Immigrant Voters Stands in His Path 2020 Elections
As Trump Seeks Reelection, a Growing Army of Immigrant Voters Stands in His Path

HOUSTON — This is where a nation changes: a public school auditorium that moonlights as a veritable citizenship factory. At the M.O. Campbell Educational Center, where murals honoring the arts and sciences adorn the walls, U.S. immigration officials routinely hold... Read More

Trump Student Loan Official Quits, Calls for Debt Forgiveness Education
Trump Student Loan Official Quits, Calls for Debt Forgiveness

NEW YORK — The Trump administration’s point person for overhauling the federal student loan system abruptly resigned Thursday after calling for the government to wipe out most of the nation’s $1.6 trillion of student debt. A. Wayne Johnson — a... Read More

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