As House Holds First Proxy Vote, Republicans Attack on Campaign Trail and in Court
Congress
As House Holds First Proxy Vote, Republicans Attack on Campaign Trail and in Court

WASHINGTON — For the first time in U.S. history, House members on Wednesday voted without being physically present in the Capitol, a change in congressional rules brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic that Republicans are already turning into a campaign... Read More

Parties Target Control of State Legislatures, Redistricting
Political News
Parties Target Control of State Legislatures, Redistricting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Drowned out by the coronavirus and national politics, Republican and Democratic operatives are quietly preparing for a battle of state legislative supremacy later this year that could have a profound effect on political power for... Read More

GOP Finds Deficit-Scold Voice Again, Adding Snag to Talks on Aid
Federal Budget
GOP Finds Deficit-Scold Voice Again, Adding Snag to Talks on Aid

The flood of pandemic-relief spending from Washington has rekindled deficit concerns among Republican lawmakers, one of several hurdles facing the next round of stimulus many economists say is needed to pull the U.S. out of its downward spiral. After backing... Read More

Trump Lashes Out at GOP Critics, Increasing Their Visibility
Political News
Trump Lashes Out at GOP Critics, Increasing Their Visibility

Reed Galen was about to go to sleep one night last week when his phone pinged. President Donald Trump was tweeting about him and his group of longtime Republican allies who are working to make sure Trump is not reelected.... Read More

A Convention During a Pandemic: RNC Hires Health Expert to Advise on 2020 Event
Political News
A Convention During a Pandemic: RNC Hires Health Expert to Advise on 2020 Event

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—With the coronavirus pandemic expected to linger through the summer, Republican National Convention officials announced Thursday the hiring of a veteran health expert with national security experience to help ensure convention safety. Dr. Jeffrey Runge, a former medical director... Read More

Do Republicans Oppose Vote by Mail? In Pennsylvania, It’s Not That Simple
Voting
Do Republicans Oppose Vote by Mail? In Pennsylvania, It’s Not That Simple

PHILADELPHIA — President Donald Trump has called mail-in voting a practice ripe for fraud. He’s said if elections were to be carried out entirely by mail, a Republican would never be elected again. And yet, Pennsylvania, voters this week got... Read More

Wisconsin Republicans Oppose Voting Changes Sought Due to Virus Outbreak
State News
Wisconsin Republicans Oppose Voting Changes Sought Due to Virus Outbreak
2020-03-20 12:58:49
by Dan McCue

The leaders of Wisconsin's Republican-controlled legislature told a federal judge Thursday they are opposed to a request by Democrats to amend absentee and online primary rules in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The state Democratic Party and the Democratic... Read More

RNC, Michigan GOP File Motion to Intervene in Battleground Voting Rights Case
Elections
RNC, Michigan GOP File Motion to Intervene in Battleground Voting Rights Case
2020-02-24 16:26:44
by Dan McCue

The Republican National Committee and Michigan Republican Party last week filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit over the right of organizers to participate in elections. The underlying lawsuit was filed by Priorities USA, a Democratic super PAC, in... Read More

The Republican Convention Delegate Process Explained
Political News
The Republican Convention Delegate Process Explained
2020-02-04 23:50:35
by Dan McCue

Although most of us focus on the candidates running for president, in reality, the primaries and caucuses in which we vote are a process of selecting delegates in each state to send to their party's national presidential nominating convention. Once... Read More

Trump Signs USMCA, Declaring an End to 'the NAFTA Nightmare'
Trade
Trump Signs USMCA, Declaring an End to 'the NAFTA Nightmare'
2020-01-29 19:50:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed the new North American trade deal into law on Wednesday, declaring an end to "the NAFTA nightmare" and the beginning of a "glorious future." During an outdoor signing ceremony at the White House, Trump... Read More

Red States Push for Last-Minute Census Advantage
Census
Red States Push for Last-Minute Census Advantage

WASHINGTON — As the political stakes become clearer, more states are trying to motivate residents to participate in the 2020 census this spring. Some red states had held back: Texas and Florida spent nothing on outreach, as conservatives find it... Read More

Dems Say GOP Broke Ethics Rules Using Video Trackers in House Office Buildings
Ethics
Dems Say GOP Broke Ethics Rules Using Video Trackers in House Office Buildings

WASHINGTON — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is accusing its GOP counterpart, the National Republican Congressional Committee, of violating ethics rules by sending trackers to video record members of Congress in House office buildings. The DCCC filed a complaint with... Read More

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