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FULL VIDEO: Virginia 7th Congressional District Debate
2018 Midterms
FULL VIDEO: Virginia 7th Congressional District Debate
2018-10-15 01:24:36
by TWN Staff

Candidates for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District seat, incumbent Representative Dave Brat (R) and challenger Abigail Spanberger (D), took part in a debate. They discussed the national debt, education funding, immigration, and health care reform. Read More

2018 Midterms
Voting Rights Conflicts in Georgia and Other States Could Make a Difference in the Nov. 6 Election

One of the most bitterly contested races in the Nov. 6 election is in Georgia, where the gubernatorial campaign pits Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a white Republican, against Stacey Abrams, a Democrat who is vying to... Read More

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Florida roads reopen, cell service slowly returns as Hurricane Michael recovery proceeds

After a brutal battering this week from Hurricane Michael, rescuers and supplies continued to flow into the most affected regions as the Florida Panhandle began to clear the first crucial 72 hours since the storm struck. Read More

In The News
‘Grossly Unfair’? Widower Takes Ban on Military Injury Claims to Supreme Court

More than four years after Navy Lt. Rebekah Daniel bled to death within hours of childbirth at a Washington state military hospital, her husband still doesn’t know exactly how — or why — it happened. Walter Daniel, a... Read More

Political News
Mapping Trump’s ‘MAGA’ Rallies: Mostly Red States and Off-the-Beaten Political Paths

Standing in a drizzle in this southwestern Iowa city, in a line that snaked around the arena and an adjacent field house, the people in red hats and raincoats were nonetheless cheery and eager, even those who traveled... Read More

Political News
Under GOP Banner, but Not the ‘Party of Trump’

Some other year, under some other president, Republican Young Kim might have been a shoo-in to represent a majority-minority congressional district containing pieces of Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. Read More

Featured
Father-Son Eyewitnesses to Laquan McDonald’s Shooting Tell Why They Came Forward

Jose Torres passes the busy commercial intersection on his way to and from work most days. The area on Chicago’s Southwest Side has changed a lot since that night four years ago when fate brought him and his son... Read More

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He Taught Himself to Draw in Prison. Now He’s Winning Over the Art World

Russell Craig — former North Philly foster kid, runaway, drug dealer, and felon; current-day muralist, teacher, Ford Foundation “Art for Justice” honoree and conceptual artist — didn’t so much break into the art world as sneak in. Read More

Polling and Ads
Yet Another Poll Says Missouri Senate Race is Tight. A Look Inside the Numbers Shows Why

Yet another independent poll shows Missouri’s U.S. Senate race very close, but its underlying results on questions about issues and intensity reveal much more about the state of one of the nation’s most-watched... Read More

New Poll Shows Democrat Shalala Trailing GOP Opponent in a District Trump Lost Badly
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New Poll Shows Democrat Shalala Trailing GOP Opponent in a District Trump Lost Badly

Donna Shalala may be in trouble. Shalala, a Democrat running in a Florida district that President Donald Trump lost by nearly 20 percentage points in 2016, is trailing Republican TV journalist Maria Elvira Salazar by 2... Read More

Poll: Abrams and Kemp in Tight Race in Georgia; Trump’s Approval Up
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Poll: Abrams and Kemp in Tight Race in Georgia; Trump’s Approval Up

Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams remain locked in a tight race for Georgia governor less than a month before the election, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution/WSB-TV poll that showed an... Read More

American Statesmanship is Not Dead
Opinions
American Statesmanship is Not Dead

Extreme partisanship, we are often told, is the new normal. Americans are sorting into clusters of the same opinions, we choose our media diets so that discordant views never enter our partisan echo chambers, and the... Read More

Fewer White Men Running for Office as Women and Minorities Step Up, Report Finds
2018 Midterms
Fewer White Men Running for Office as Women and Minorities Step Up, Report Finds

The 2018 primary season has seen a drastic decline of white men running for office in congressional and state races, as more women and minorities have joined the fray, according to report released Thursday. Read More

An Honorable Profession Podcast - Episode #3
2018 Midterms
An Honorable Profession Podcast - Episode #3

An Honorable Profession is a podcast from the NewDEAL, a network of 150+ state and local elected officials across the country who advocate pro-growth progressive policies in their communities. Listen now to hear host... Read More

Election Security a Focus of New Dems and Tuesday Group Colleagues
National Security
Election Security a Focus of New Dems and Tuesday Group Colleagues
2018-10-13 01:33:32
by TWN Staff

This week members of the New Democrat Coalition and the Republican Tuesday Group partnered together and called on President Trump to prioritize election security. Russia’s widespread engagement in the 2016... Read More

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Hurricane Michael Arrives With Brutal Force and Many Survivors Will Have to Start Over

Weaving around the debris on Highway 98 in a red golf cart — dodging a washing machine to the left and a detached roof to the right — Jackie Spann scanned the horizon for her home of 27 years, a three-story stucco... Read More

Michael Cohen Registers as a Democrat in Latest Break With Trump
Political News
Michael Cohen Registers as a Democrat in Latest Break With Trump

Michael Cohen has been caught in the blue wave. The disillusioned former fixer to President Donald Trump registered as a Democrat on Thursday, his legal team announced, putting the final nail in the coffin of the two... Read More

Foreign Affairs
Trump Won’t Cut Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia as Furor Deepens Over Missing Journalist

President Donald Trump on Thursday flatly opposed halting U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia in response to a diplomatic furor over a journalist who disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, saying a cutoff... Read More

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Nervous Democrats Ask: Could Election Day Disaster Strike Again?

It was this week two years ago that Hillary Clinton’s victory looked assured, when the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape of Donald Trump bragging about sexual assault appeared all but certain to end his campaign. Read More

Foreign Affairs
Bipartisan Group of Senators Trigger Global Magnitsky Investigation Into Disappearance of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi
2018-10-11 13:01:01
by TWN Staff

In a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the... Read More

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After Category 4 Landfall, Michael Floods Homes, Shreds Roofs and Fuels Outages in Panhandle

Ferocious Hurricane Michael roared ashore east of Panama City with pounding 155 mph winds and a devastating storm surge that flooded beachside towns, shredded roofs, left nearly a half-million people powerless in... Read More

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Kanye West-Taylor Swift Feud Turns Political

The seventh sign of the apocalypse has arrived. It is not Hurricane Michael, nor is it reports that a rising tide due to global warming will wash us away sooner than expected. And it isn’t the black-is-white absurdity of #... Read More

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The Dirty Side of the Storm: Attack Ads Fly as Hurricane Michael Strikes

Before Hurricane Michael’s 155-mile-per-hour winds blasted the Florida Panhandle Wednesday afternoon and eventually knocked out the power to thousands of households, scores of voters watching TV for news of the... Read More

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At Iowa Rally, Trump Portrays Democratic Protesters as ‘Angry Mob’

With four weeks until the midterm election, President Donald Trump whipped up a crowd of about 9,000 supporters here, reiterating his recent claims that Democrats are an “angry mob” intent on “policies of anger... Read More

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Help Wanted: Haley’s Exit Leaves White House Without One of Its Best Messengers

The departure of Nikki Haley, one of the most polished messengers of President Donald Trump’s policy, will leave a void in a chaotic White House where, after two turbulent years, few officials remain who are trusted by... Read More

2018 Midterms
With the Midterm Election a Month Away, Trump Seeks to Keep Republican Anger High

With the midterm election now four weeks away and the fight over Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation receding into the past, President Donald Trump and his party have embarked on an effort to keep conservative... Read More

2018 Midterms
Are Wireless Voting Machines Vulnerable? Some States Say They’re Safe Enough

October 8, 2018 By Tim Johnson WASHINGTON — Barely a month before midterm elections, voting integrity advocates and electronic voting experts want the federal government to issue an official warning to states that use voting machines with integrated cellular modems... Read More

A #MeToo Moment for India as Nun Speaks Out
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A #MeToo Moment for India as Nun Speaks Out

For two years the nun said nothing, quietly dreading the nights that the stocky, bearded Catholic bishop would spend at her small convent in the southern Indian hills. Early last year she confided in another member of her ... Read More

Featured
Cortez Masto Turns Focus to Domestic Violence at Home in Nevada
2018-10-09 22:22:56
by TWN Staff

This week, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) headed home to host community leaders and advocates at a roundtable discussion on the work being done in northern Nevada to prevent domestic violence and... Read More

Supreme Court
Trump Apologizes to Kavanaugh and Declares Him ‘Proven Innocent’

President Donald Trump apologized to Brett Kavanaugh for the bitter battle over his confirmation to the Supreme Court and declared him “innocent” of the sexual assault allegations that nearly derailed his nomination. Read More

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