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News : Politics

Perdue, Ossoff face off in Georgia Senate debate, attack goes viral

Thursday  15:50,   29 october 2020

The Democratic challenger accused the Republican incumbent of being a "crook."Perdue and Ossoff met in Savannah for their second debate of the race, which polls indicate is extremely close. The outcome could have national implications over which... >>>

I predict that Trump will lose the election

Thursday  15:50,   29 october 2020

The outcome of elections estimated by this equation came within ±1 percent of the actual outcome for all the 11 elections I studied. I predict that Trump will lose the election. © Getty Images I predict that Trump will lose the election What... >>>

Five Days Until Election, Nearly Twice as Many Democrats Have Returned Their Mail Ballots as Republicans

Thursday  15:50,   29 october 2020

More than 76.5 million ballots have already been cast in the 2020 election—around 55 percent of the total number of votes in the 2016 election, according to the U.S. Elections Project.With five days to go until Election Day, more than 76.5 million... >>>

The Technology 202: The social media hearing was a missed opportunity for lawmakers

Thursday  15:50,   29 october 2020

A conversation about Section 230 took a backseat to political attacks in the final days before the election. Lawmakers uncovered little new information that could actually inform their efforts to regulate the tech industry during yesterday’s hearing >>>

The strange, one-of-a-kind political campaign that almost landed Walter Johnson in Congress

Thursday  15:50,   29 october 2020

In one of America's fiercest election years, the Hall of Fame pitcher ran one of its gentlest campaigns. But Johnson didn’t share his fellow Republicans’ killer instinct. He hardly campaigned, and when he did, he often focused on local issues... >>>

Fauci: Maybe 2022 before US sees 'some semblances of normality'

Thursday  15:30,   29 october 2020

Top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that it might be 2022 until the U.S. sees "some semblances of normality."During a University of Melbourne panel discussion, Fauci said it's possible a "substantial proportion of the... >>>

The economy is showing signs of recovery. Many Black Americans are not.

Thursday  15:30,   29 october 2020

Experts say it will take a lot more than corporate diversity pledges to erase longstanding racial inequalities in the labor market.She could either keep the nanny job she has had in the Boston area for the last 20 years or stay home and take care of >>>

Pelosi reveals that she and Mnuchin were miles apart in stimulus talks

Thursday  15:30,   29 october 2020

Pelosi reveals that she and Mnuchin were miles apart in stimulus talks In the letter to Mnuchin, released just days before the... >>>

Trump, Biden hit Arizona, Supreme Court makes battleground state rulings

Thursday  15:25,   29 october 2020

Latest news, polls, analysis and more.Trump held afternoon rallies in Bullhead City and Goodyear after delivering remarks at his namesake hotel in Las Vegas. Joe Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is visiting Phoenix and... >>>

Ari Fleischer: Why my 2020 choice for president will be Donald Trump

Thursday  15:25,   29 october 2020

I voted for Ted Cruz in the 2016 Republican presidential primary, left my ballot blank in the 2016 general election, and now must decide whom to vote for in November.In many ways, I find President Trump over-the-top and offensive, and have said so... >>>

How Montana’s governor, angling for a Senate seat, made an unapproved Trump official a campaign issue

Thursday  15:25,   29 october 2020

Gov. Steve Bullock (D) won a lawsuit saying that the ultraconservative public lands official violated federal law. Personnel decisions at federal agencies rarely play a role in congressional contests. But the Montana Senate race is proving to be... >>>

WTO Leadership Race Upended by Trump Now Hinges on U.S. Election

Thursday  15:25,   29 october 2020

World Trade Organization members are confronting the reality that the future of the Geneva-based institution is now in the hands of the American electorate. Trade officials in capitals around the world are evaluating their options following the... >>>

Slim Majority of Florida Latinos Back Trump Over Biden: New Poll

Thursday  15:05,   29 october 2020

The president also has the support of a majority of Florida's white voters, men and whites without college degrees.The poll, conducted by NBC News/Marist from October 25 to 27, shows 52 percent of Florida Latinos supporting Trump, while just 46... >>>

Pelosi presses Mnuchin for White House response on coronavirus aid

Thursday  15:05,   29 october 2020

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday pressed the White House for a response to the Democrats' latest offer on emergency coronavirus relief, warning that Washington's failure to act quickly on another round of disaster aid will only... >>>

Trump's job rating could tell us a lot about his ballot performance

Thursday  15:05,   29 october 2020

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.Trump’s job-approval rating in the battleground is also 47 percent, per the... >>>