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GOP Rep. Steve Watkins of Kansas was charged in voter fraud investigation

Wednesday  08:51,   15 july 2020

Shawnee County District Attorney Michael Kagay charged Rep. Steve Watkins with three felonies and one misdemeanor for voter fraud.According to the outlet, Watkins was charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor. The three felonies charges are... >>>

Ivanka Trump tweet featuring can of Goya beans sparks backlash

Wednesday  08:51,   15 july 2020

The tweet from the president's daughter includes Goya's slogan "If it's Goya, it has to be good" in both English and in Spanish. She also posted the image to her Facebook and Instagram pages. © Twitter/Ivanka Trump... >>>

BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert

Wednesday  08:05,   15 july 2020

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Pete Sessions Wins Texas GOP Run-off in House Comeback Bid

Wednesday  07:41,   15 july 2020

Former Representative Pete Sessions, who was ousted from a Dallas-area district in the 2018 Democratic wave, won a shot Tuesday at a different House seat in November. © Bloomberg Representative Pete Sessions, a Republican from Texas and chairman of... >>>

Candace Valenzuela wins Texas runoff to replace retiring Rep. Marchant

Wednesday  07:41,   15 july 2020

Former local school board member Candace Valenzuela won the Democratic primary runoff in Texas' 24th District on Tuesday as she looks to replace retiring Rep. Kenny Marchant (R) and turn the seat blue.Valenzuela won with 60 percent of the vote,... >>>

Donald Trump offers denial and delusion as pandemic crisis overtakes his presidency

Wednesday  07:40,   15 july 2020

Rarely has a president shown himself to be so unequal to a tragic national emergency. © Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images US President Donald Trump delivers a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on July 14, 2020.... >>>

Trump looks to scale back environmental reviews for projects

Wednesday  07:40,   15 july 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new federal rule to speed up the environmental review process for proposed highways, gas pipelines and other major infrastructure, a move that critics are describing as the... >>>

Donna Imam wins Democratic runoff to face Sen. John Cornyn

Wednesday  07:40,   15 july 2020

Donna Imam won the Democratic primary runoff in Texas' 31st District on Tuesday and will attempt to unseat Rep. John Carter (R) in November.Imam, a computer engineer and a tech entrepreneur who has worked in the nonprofit sector, led with 57... >>>

Jerry Carl wins GOP Alabama runoff to replace Rep. Bradley Byrne

Wednesday  06:51,   15 july 2020

Mobile County commissioner Jerry Carl won the Republican primary in Alabama's 1st District on Tuesday to replace retiring Rep. Bradley Byrne (R), leaving him well placed to win in November in the deep red district.Carl won with 52 perccent of... >>>

Sessions defends recusal: 'I leave elected office with my integrity intact'

Wednesday  06:51,   15 july 2020

"I leave with no regrets," former Alabama senator Jeff Sessions says after primary defeatSessions, who represented Alabama in the Senate for 20 years before joining the Trump administration as the nation's top law enforcement official, faced... >>>

Trump's former physician Ronny Jackson wins GOP primary runoff for Texas congressional seat

Wednesday  06:51,   15 july 2020

Dr. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's former chief physician and one-time nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary, won a GOP primary runoff for a Texas congressional seat on Tuesday, CNN projects, defeating cattle industry lobbyist Josh... >>>

Tuberville Ends Jeff Sessions’s Political Career in Alabama Primary Runoff

Wednesday  06:50,   15 july 2020

The former Auburn coach isn’t a cinch against Democratic Senator Doug Jones, but he did dramatically reverse Sessions’s once dazzling success.The Associated Press called the race less than two hours after polls closed, with Tuberville leading more... >>>

Jeff Sessions’ Political Scalp Is a Warning to the Rest of Trump’s GOP

Wednesday  06:25,   15 july 2020

If you need proof that Donald Trump’s tenure will leave Republicans worse off—collectively and individually—than when they found him, please allow me to introduce you to Jeff Sessions, whose political career came to an abrupt close Tuesday night.... >>>

Trump takes victory lap after Tuberville defeats Sessions

Wednesday  06:25,   15 july 2020

President Trump took a victory lap Tuesday after Tommy Tuberville defeated former Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the Alabama Senate runoff.Trump, who endorsed Tuberville, touted the margin by which he defeated Sessions and suggested the former... >>>

Fact check: Trump makes at least 19 false and misleading claims in wild anti-Biden monologue

Wednesday  06:25,   15 july 2020

President Donald Trump has long been fond of turning supposedly official events into de facto campaign rallies. Even by his own standards, though, his Tuesday speech was extreme. © Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images US President Donald Trump delivers a... >>>