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10 Most Vulnerable Senators: Outspent Republicans Overrun Final List Before Election
2020 Elections
10 Most Vulnerable Senators: Outspent Republicans Overrun Final List Before Election

WASHINGTON — With Republicans making up the majority of vulnerable senators, Democrats hold promising prospects of winning control of the chamber. If they fail, it won't be for a lack of cash. Almost all the most vulnerable GOP senators on this final list financed their... Read More

As Campaign Ends, GOP Dominates List of 10 Most Vulnerable in the House
2020 Elections
As Campaign Ends, GOP Dominates List of 10 Most Vulnerable in the House

WASHINGTON — How much has the political environment moved away from Republicans? Look no further than the 10 most vulnerable House members. One year ago, this list included eight Democrats and two Republicans. On the eve of the 2020 elections, the list includes seven Republicans and just... Read More

Trump, Biden Cede Stage to Voters for Election Day Verdict
2020 Elections
Trump, Biden Cede Stage to Voters for Election Day Verdict

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a campaign marked by rancor and fear, Americans on Tuesday decide between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, selecting a leader to steer a nation battered by a surging pandemic that has killed more than 231,000 people, cost... Read More

Trump Suggests to Supporters Dr. Fauci Will Be Fired After Election
Political News
Trump Suggests to Supporters Dr. Fauci Will Be Fired After Election
2020-11-02 21:27:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Though President Donald Trump doesn't technically have the power to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, he suggested during one his final campaign appearances Monday that supporters won't have long to wait for the ouster of the nation's top infectious... Read More

Justice Barrett Participates in Her First Supreme Court Arguments
Supreme Court
Justice Barrett Participates in Her First Supreme Court Arguments
2020-11-02 21:24:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined her new colleagues on the Supreme Court Monday, participating in oral arguments for the first time. The cases on the docket Monday were no head-turners. The first, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service v.... Read More

Texas Court Rejects Bid to Toss 127,000 Harris County Votes, But Fight Isn't Over
State News
Texas Court Rejects Bid to Toss 127,000 Harris County Votes, But Fight Isn't Over

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Supreme Court on Sunday rejected, without comment, a bid by three Republican candidates and a GOP activist to toss out almost 127,000 votes cast from drive-thru lanes in the emerging Democratic stronghold of Harris County. The votes, however, are... Read More

Analysis: The 10 Most Important Ballot Proposals for Bettering Democracy
State News
Analysis: The 10 Most Important Ballot Proposals for Bettering Democracy

It's often hard to see, but much more is at stake Tuesday than the presidency and control of Congress. Voters get to shape public policy by approving or rejecting more than 100 statewide ballot measures and dozens more local proposals —... Read More

When Will You Know if Biden or Trump Wins? Look to These Battleground States
State News
When Will You Know if Biden or Trump Wins? Look to These Battleground States

A record number of Americans — more than 59 million — have returned absentee ballots for the general election, after states expanded mail voting in an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Now, election officials just have to... Read More

Is The Election Over When It's Over? Fears Trump vs. Biden Could Go Into Overtime
2020 Elections
Is The Election Over When It's Over? Fears Trump vs. Biden Could Go Into Overtime

The most costly and contentious presidential campaign in modern history is winding to an ominous close, with no certainty its hostilities will end on Election Day. Democrat Joe Biden, making his third try for president, holds a steady lead in polls, both... Read More

As His Reelection Path Narrows, Trump Seeks to Undermine Vote
2020 Elections
As His Reelection Path Narrows, Trump Seeks to Undermine Vote

WASHINGTON — With time running out and his prospects dwindling, President Donald Trump stepped up efforts Sunday to undermine an election he stands in grave peril of losing. Speaking to supporters in Dubuque, Iowa — part of a five-state tour of campaign battlegrounds — Trump... Read More

Trump Adviser Stands by President's Claim Doctors Boosting COVID Death Toll to Make Money
Health
Trump Adviser Stands by President's Claim Doctors Boosting COVID Death Toll to Make Money

A top Trump campaign adviser stood by the president's accusations that doctors are inflating coronavirus deaths in order to make money. "There have been a number of reports that have raised issues out there regarding billing and things like that,"... Read More

Cunningham, Reed, Call for COVID-19 Relief, Civility During Bipartisan Town Hall
Congress
Cunningham, Reed, Call for COVID-19 Relief, Civility During Bipartisan Town Hall
2020-11-02 14:02:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It came as no surprise last week when the majority of questions posed to two members of Congress during a virtual town hall Friday focused on currently stalled negotiations over the next COVID-19 relief package. Despite being on... Read More

NewDem Action Fund Makes Last Push Contributions In Name of Party Unity
2020 Elections
NewDem Action Fund Makes Last Push Contributions In Name of Party Unity
2020-10-31 14:15:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Over the course of the 2020 election cycle, the NewDem Action Fund has backed 31 congressional candidates by either adding them to its "watch list" or fully endorsing them. But on Friday night came word the fund, the... Read More

Supreme Court Won't Delay Vote in Minnesota Congressional Contest
2020 Elections
Supreme Court Won't Delay Vote in Minnesota Congressional Contest
2020-10-30 17:44:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected a Republican candidate's attempt to delay the vote in a high-profile congressional race in Minnesota following the unexpected death of a third-party candidate. The date of the vote in Minnesota's Second Congressional District... Read More

Gottheimer and Philips Urge Congressional PPP Renewal
Congress
Gottheimer and Philips Urge Congressional PPP Renewal
2020-10-30 16:01:29
by Sara Wilkerson

Earlier this week, Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J. and Dean Phillips, D-Minn., discussed the continuously growing need to renew the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program for a second round and urged both Congress and the administration to continue bipartisan negotiations... Read More

Michigan Court of Appeals Denies Appeal, Says Open Carry at Polls Is Legal
State News
Michigan Court of Appeals Denies Appeal, Says Open Carry at Polls Is Legal

LANSING, Mich. — The open carry of firearms will be permitted at the polls on Election Day, under an order issued Thursday by the Michigan Court of Appeals. A three-member panel of the court rejected Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson's appeal of a ruling that... Read More

Ohio, Once Seen as Trump Territory, Emerges as a Battleground
State News
Ohio, Once Seen as Trump Territory, Emerges as a Battleground

WESTLAKE, Ohio — For Democrats in Ohio, the recent years have been bleak. President Donald Trump won the Buckeye State by a healthy 8-percentage-point margin in 2016, and two years later the blue wave in the nation's midterm elections barely made a splash here. Conventional wisdom placed the... Read More

Understanding the Split Supreme Court Decisions on Mail Ballots
Supreme Court
Understanding the Split Supreme Court Decisions on Mail Ballots

WASHINGTON — A dizzying array of U.S. Supreme Court orders and opinions over the past 10 days has left the rules governing next week's presidential election in flux. In rapid succession, the court has allowed extra time for mail-in ballots to arrive in Pennsylvania and North... Read More

Fed Up With the Election? Science Explains How Politics Got So Awful
Research
Fed Up With the Election? Science Explains How Politics Got So Awful

One year ago, a report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security assessed the readiness of 195 countries around the world to confront a deadly disease outbreak. Topping the list of most-prepared nations was the United States of America. But that forecast... Read More

Biden and Trump Go on the Attack in Florida, a Must-Win State for the President
2020 Elections
Biden and Trump Go on the Attack in Florida, a Must-Win State for the President

TAMPA, Fla. — The presidential candidates unleashed a frenzy of last-minute campaigning Thursday in Florida, a must-win state for President Donald Trump, whose packed rallies have become their own political liability amid surging coronavirus cases. Both Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden headed to the... Read More

Walmart Pulls Guns Off Shelves as Precaution Ahead of Election
2020 Elections
Walmart Pulls Guns Off Shelves as Precaution Ahead of Election

Walmart Inc. has temporarily pulled ammunition and guns off its shelves ahead of any possible looting or civil unrest that could take place following next week's election. "We have seen some isolated civil unrest and as we have done on... Read More

Kansas Announces Visible PPE Distribution Program
State News
Kansas Announces Visible PPE Distribution Program
2020-10-29 21:02:40
by Sara Wilkerson

TOPEKA, Kan. --Today, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced that the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, in collaboration with the Kansas Department for Children and Families, is making visible personal protective equipment available to deaf and hard... Read More

Space Force Vice Chief of Space Operations Tests Positive for Coronavirus
Military
Space Force Vice Chief of Space Operations Tests Positive for Coronavirus
2020-10-29 21:00:21
by Reece Nations

Gen. David Thompson, the United States Space Force Vice Chief of Space Operations, tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday, the Department of the Air Force said in an email.  Thompson was tested Oct. 28 after learning that “a close family member,... Read More

Social Media Executives Advocate Against More Government Regulation
Social Media
Social Media Executives Advocate Against More Government Regulation
2020-10-29 14:39:44
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The chief executive officers of the world’s largest social media companies assured a skeptical U.S. Senate committee Wednesday they try to remain neutral in deciding which Internet content they block. They also advocated against government regulation that could... Read More

Cannabis, No Longer So Divisive, Draws More Conservative Support
State News
Cannabis, No Longer So Divisive, Draws More Conservative Support

As Americans head to the polls more divided than ever on social and economic issues, there's one thing they're actually coming together on: cannabis. Much has been made of whether a victory for Democratic nominee Joe Biden, or a potential liberal... Read More

Biden Forces Overwhelming Trump Team in Final Burst of TV Ad Spending
Campaigns
Biden Forces Overwhelming Trump Team in Final Burst of TV Ad Spending

The financial woes of President Donald Trump's campaign have forced him to scale back his television advertising in Florida, Iowa and Nevada just as Joe Biden and his allies are pouring huge sums of money into a final burst of TV spots across every battleground state. The former vice... Read More

What If a State Can't Agree Which Presidential Candidate Won?
Political News
What If a State Can't Agree Which Presidential Candidate Won?

Imagine this scenario: It's been weeks since Election Day, and in one state, it's not clear which presidential candidate won. In an initial count, the Democrat won by roughly 100 votes. Then an audit found a counting error that put the... Read More

'Ripe for Error': Ballot Signature Verification a Big Factor in the Election
2020 Elections
'Ripe for Error': Ballot Signature Verification a Big Factor in the Election

LOS ANGELES — Mail-in ballots are pouring in by the millions to election offices across the country, getting stacked and prepared for processing. But before the count comes the signature test. Election workers eyeball voter signatures on ballots one by one,... Read More

Trump Struggles as COVID-19 Spikes in Midwest States
2020 Elections
Trump Struggles as COVID-19 Spikes in Midwest States

WASHINGTON — An alarming new surge of coronavirus infections drowned out President Donald Trump's false claims that the health crisis was "ending," imperiling his reelection chances as hospitals struggled Wednesday with a rising COVID-19 caseload in key battleground states. Officials recorded more than... Read More

Administration Plans to Nominate Bipartisan Pair to Hobbled FEC
Elections
Administration Plans to Nominate Bipartisan Pair to Hobbled FEC

WASHINGTON — After leaving so many vacancies at the Federal Election Commission that it couldn't even hold meetings for most of the 2020 campaign cycle, the Trump administration said Wednesday it planned to nominate a bipartisan pair to the hobbled agency. President Donald Trump's picks... Read More

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