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News : Politics

Construction seen at nuclear facility in Iran

Wednesday  16:30,   28 october 2020

An Iranian nuclear site is undergoing construction, according to satellite images and international experts.Images provided by Planet Labs to The Associated Press show a new or upgraded road at the Natanz nuclear facility, a change to the area... >>>

Former CIA Director Tells Texas to Call Out Trump's 'BS' As Dems Look to Take State for First Time in Over 40 Years

Wednesday  16:30,   28 october 2020

"I know that Texans have a well-deserved reputation for calling out BS, especially when shoveled by a snake oil salesman like Donald Trump," said John O. Brennan."C'mon, Texas! As a former resident of Austin & a lifelong Longhorn, I know that Texans >>>

One Day After Trump Rallies in Michigan and Wisconsin, Polls Show Biden With Commanding Lead in Both States

Wednesday  16:30,   28 october 2020

A pair of surveys released by The Washington Post and ABC News on Wednesday found Biden up by 7 points in Michigan and 17 points in Wisconsin among likely voters. Among registered voters, Biden had a five-point edge in Michigan and a 12-point lead... >>>

Mitch McConnell’s grip on Kentucky, explained

Wednesday  16:30,   28 october 2020

Democrats face an uphill contest in the conservative state.Among the challenges they face is Kentucky’s conservative skew and the solid base of support McConnell has as a result. By emphasizing the funding he’s been able to bring back to Kentucky... >>>

Has the Blue Wave Finally Arrived in Texas? This District Might Offer a Clue

Wednesday  16:30,   28 october 2020

It remains to be seen whether Davis can turn — even just a bit of — Texas blue this time.Though Davis, who rose to national fame as a state senator for her 11-hour-plus filibuster of an abortion bill, suffered an embarrassing 20-point loss when she... >>>

Democrats want revenge with calls on Justice Barrett to recuse herself

Wednesday  16:25,   28 october 2020

Senators continue to retaliate with more frustration over this confirmation.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer went full Tony Montana with his "Scarface" version of "You wanna play rough? Say hello to my little friend." Schumer threatened to use... >>>

If there’s a conspiracy to swing the election, it’s the one alleging, not committing, voter fraud

Wednesday  16:25,   28 october 2020

There's a system in place that's working to have ballots set aside, not one trying to forge them. Given the obviousness of it all, it’s sort of hard to believe that we’re still having to point out its obviousness. But here were are, six days >>>

Obama to join Biden on campaign trail on the final weekend before Election Day

Wednesday  16:25,   28 october 2020

With just days before Election Day, the popular former president and vice president will make a joint appearance in a battleground state this weekend.They’re back together again,... >>>

The Latest: Trump supporters delayed in the cold after rally

Wednesday  16:25,   28 october 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Throngs of people who attended a campaign rally held by President Donald Trump at a Nebraska airport had to wait around in frigid weather for hours after it... >>>

Obama mocks Trump for being 'jealous of COVID's media coverage'

Wednesday  16:05,   28 october 2020

Former President Barack Obama said that President Trump had "completely [screwed] this up" and mocked his response to the coronavirus crisis."The pandemic would've been challenging for any president, but the idea that this White House has done... >>>

Opinions | TV ads still win elections. And Democrats are buying a lot more of them.

Wednesday  16:00,   28 october 2020

They matter in the presidential race — but affect House and Senate races even more. Voters in competitive states may experience this as an onslaught. They — and we — may even wonder whether so many ads can possibly make a... >>>

Trump's plan to remove merit from the merit system

Wednesday  16:00,   28 october 2020

Americans have become so used to a competent and apolitical civil service that we take it for granted, and are apt to complain about it. The Trump years have reaffirmed the value of this institution. Some of the most revelatory moments over the past >>>

Biden is vastly outspending Trump in the final week of the 2020 race

Wednesday  16:00,   28 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 campaign has $10.1 million booked on television and radio ads between Wednesday and Election... >>>

Gideon holds 3-point lead over Collins in new poll

Wednesday  16:00,   28 october 2020

Maine state House Speaker Sara Gideon (D) holds a narrow 3-point lead over Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) in Maine's closely watched Senate race, according to a new Colby College poll released on Wednesday. With less than a week to go before... >>>

Ohio, once seen as Trump territory, emerges as a battleground

Wednesday  15:55,   28 october 2020

Donald Trump won the coveted Ohio by 8 percentage points in 2016. Now he's playing defense there, underscoring his struggle for reelection in the campaign's final days.Given all that, running for office as a Democrat wouldn't seem... >>>