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News : Politics

Donald Trump is not the worst U.S. ex-president — yet

Wednesday  07:51,   28 september 2022

Trump support for Jan. 6 rioters is bad. Mitch McConnell support for Electoral Count Reform bill is good. But another former president shows what more the GOP must do.But John Tyler, a Whig who held office from 1841 to 1845, was even worse. Tyler... >>>

Voters Trust the GOP on Inflation. But it Doesn’t Mean They’re Voting Republican

Wednesday  04:42,   28 september 2022

Public opinion polls show people saying the GOP is better-qualified to handle issues that voters care about. But they’re not rewarding Republicans with pledges to vote for them. In a Marist Institute of Public Opinion poll released Tuesday, 40% of... >>>

Pa’s Fetterman dogged by ‘history of unpaid taxes’

Wednesday  04:42,   28 september 2022

A “history of unpaid taxes” is returning to dog Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman as he scrambles to keep his edge in election polls against Republican challenger, Dr. Mehmet Oz. In a new campaign ad slated for release Wednesday, tax... >>>

Manchin permitting reform cut from spending bill

Wednesday  04:41,   28 september 2022

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Tuesdasy asked Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to remove permitting reform language from a stopgap government funding bill, bowing to the reality that there was too much opposition to the measure.... >>>

Five ways California is protecting abortion

Wednesday  04:41,   28 september 2022

Lawmakers and abortion rights advocates want California to serve as a model for other blue states.With the midterms just weeks away and a number of the state’s congressional races hinging on the issue, the governor approved a sweeping reproductive... >>>

House Democrats Struggle To Agree On Banning Stock Trading By Lawmakers

Wednesday  04:31,   28 september 2022

Time is running out for a vote, and there's an apparent lack of consensus on specifics and muted opposition from lawmakers who think the restriction is not needed.Democrats’ main goal for their remaining few days in Washington before leaving to... >>>

Manchin Pulls Energy Bill, Warns Putin Will Keep 'Weaponizing' Resources

Wednesday  04:31,   28 september 2022

The Democrat asked Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to scrap his energy permitting bill from a government spending package.The statement posted on Manchin's Twitter account Tuesday follows news that the moderate Democrat asked Senate Majority... >>>

Opinion: This Texas Republican is the perfect metaphor for his party's stand on abortion

Wednesday  03:00,   28 september 2022

Republicans are running from abortion -- sometimes literally," writes Jill Filipovic. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton reportedly fled his home to avoid being served with a subpoena in a case filed by abortion rights groups seeking to expand access >>>

McConnell, GOP give political payback to Manchin

Wednesday  03:00,   28 september 2022

Senate Republicans on Tuesday gave Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) a taste of political payback by forcing Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to cancel a scheduled vote on Manchin’s permitting reform bill. The message to Manchin is clear:... >>>

Maddow Blog | The Republicans’ offensive against the FBI is far from over

Tuesday  20:42,   27 september 2022

As Republicans prepare “a buffet of investigations” targeting the FBI, the party is pointing at whistleblowers who may or may not exist in reality.Trump’s Republican allies haven’t been quite this hysterical, but they’ve nevertheless been unsubtle... >>>

Poll: 61% of Republicans still believe Biden didn’t win fair and square in 2020

Tuesday  20:42,   27 september 2022

Six-in-10 Republicans continue to believe that Biden didn’t win the 2020 election legitimately, a new Monmouth poll shows.Twenty-nine percent of all respondents, as well as 61% of Republicans, say that Biden won due to voter... >>>

The Hill’s 12:30 Report — Florida braces for Ian impact

Tuesday  20:41,   27 september 2022

To view past editions of The Hill’s 12:30 Report, click here: https://bit.ly/30ARS1U To receive The Hill’s 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: https://bit.ly/3qmIoS9 –> A midday take on what’s happening in politics and how to have a... >>>

Abbott holds lead over O'Rourke in Texas race: Poll

Tuesday  20:41,   27 september 2022

In terms of top issues, 40 percent of Texas voters said the economy was their top issue, while 16 percent said the same about abortion access. Another 12 percent and 8 percent name immigration and health care as their top issue, respectively. "Among >>>

Fetterman releases new ad defending his record on crime under deluge of GOP attacks

Tuesday  20:41,   27 september 2022

Fetterman releases new ad defending his record on crime under deluge of GOP attacksFetterman, a Democrat, has been consistently leading in polls but has seen the gap narrow amid accusations from Republicans that he is too soft on crime and favors... >>>

'Full of it': The View's Whoopi Goldberg calls BS on Kyrsten Sinema’s brand of bipartisanship

Tuesday  20:31,   27 september 2022

'Full of it': The View's Whoopi Goldberg calls BS on Kyrsten Sinema’s brand of bipartisanshipThe co-hosts of "The View" all agreed that bipartisanship is a positive thing in government, but it isn't the kind that Sens. Mitch McConnell... >>>