Conor Lamb

Republican Rick Scott sends a bilingual message in Florida race: He’s not Trump

TAMPA — Florida Gov. Rick Scott steals time every day as he campaigns for the Senate to practice a skill his old friend President Trump once dismissed as a bad Republican habit — speaking in Spanish.<p>“Mi práctica en español todos los días es muy importante para mi,” he said proudly in early August, …

Politics

'Era of Trump': how Republicans are banking on the president to drive midterm gains

Ten years ago, Pawlenty was wildly popular among Minnesota Republicans. And now he’s out of sync with Trump’s party Alex Conant<p>I think that most of the distractions are specific to only one figure — to President Trump himself Michael Steel<p>On another night of critical primaries in advance of the …

Politics

Nancy Pelosi is under fire, but ousting her isn't the answer

<b>(CNN) —</b> House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is under fire. A debate has unfolded within the Democratic Party about whether she needs to go. As the Republicans ramp up a midterm campaign strategy centered around connecting Democratic candidates to an allegedly left-wing, out-of-touch coastal leader, …

Politics

No, Democrats Don’t Need a National Platform for the Midterms

One of the most overrated and misunderstood political phenomena of the modern era is 1994’s Contract With America, a ten-point set of “promises,” …

Democratic Party

The Agenda That Dare Not Speak Its Name

The Democrats' plans for 2019 — and beyond<p>The Democrats have decided that agendas are overrated. Back in May, the party unveiled its “Better Deal” …

Politics

The Democrats' Direction

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Democratic strategists Jeff Weaver and Jennifer Palmieri about the direction of the Democratic Party ahead of midterm elections.<p>Transcript<p>LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>The midterm elections are just over two months away, and Democrats are enthused - all sorts of …

Politics

Rep. Himes Encourages Fellow Dems To Say Anything That Helps Them Win In November

3:40 PM 08/17/2018<p>Representative Jim Himes encouraged his fellow Democrats to say whatever they need to in order to recapture the House during an …

Conservative View

GOP’s Fate in the Midterms Is in the Hands of Women

Trump and his party may yet pay a big price for their contempt for women.<p>One of the most important principles in political analysis is to remember …

College & University

Dem candidates embrace gun control in campaign for House takeover

As the Democrats shift to the left on a number of issues from health care to immigration, they’ve already gone all in on one of the most contentious issues around -- gun control<p>A study by The Wall Street Journal found that of the 63 candidates on the House Democrats’ campaign arm’s list of seats to …

Gun Control

Trump Predicts 'Red Wave,' But Special Elections Show Democrats Poised For Big Gains

As the 2018 midterms draw closer, President Trump continues to claim there is a "Red Wave!" brewing.<p>The problem is that concrete voting data shows a very different type of wave forming — one that's poised to give Democrats a comfortable majority in the House.<p>Republicans may hold onto eight of the …

Politics

Trump Says He Alone Can Keep the GOP in Power. He Alone Believes That.

President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in Washington, D.C. MANDEL NGAN/Getty ImagesDonald Trump gave the Wall Street Journal an …

News (U.S.)

Rep. Keith Rothfus’ constituents are fed up with his health care agenda

Constituents of the three-term Republican incumbent are fed up with his policies.<p>ROSS TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA — It’s usually pretty quiet outside Rep. …

Health Care

Trump thinks 'Democrats give up when I turn out.' Democrats everywhere fall down laughing.

“I think the Democrats give up when I turn out,” Trump said. “If you want to know the truth, I don’t think it energizes them. I think it de-energizes …

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Jim Clyburn says he'll run for Speaker if Nancy Pelosi fails

Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), the third-ranking House Democrat, told the New York Times that he plans to run to become Speaker of the House if …

Politics

Taxpayers foot six-figure bill to rescue Pa. Democrats from cyberattack | Clout

Hackers asked for a ransom of nearly $36,000 in cryptocurrency.

Tom Steyer

Pelosi sees defections from an unusual quarter — the left

Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiNY Post joins outlets publishing anti-Trump editorials Overnight Defense: Trump revokes Brennan's …

Republicans

This is how a wave builds

It makes perfect sense, really: When a midterm election is downhill for one party, it’s easy for things to go <i>really</i> downhill. Donors on one side get enthusiastic, while on the other they get despondent. One side gets excellent recruits because it’s a good year for its side; the other side gets the …

Republicans

Speaker's super PAC drops huge dollars in attack ads to save endangered GOP majority

<b>(CNN) —</b> A super PAC aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan is opening a new front to lash a range of Democratic candidates in the final sleepy days of summer, part of a newly aggressive strategy to save the Republican Party's House majority -- at serious risk of flipping this fall.<p>The Congressional …

New Jersey

TRIGGERED: NY Gov. Cuomo Gets A Face Full Of Buckshot For Saying America Sucks

Episode V is here. A lot has happened this week. Former CIA Director John Brennan has been sobbing like a little schoolgirl because his security …

Conservative View

Rothfus Pegs Conor Lamb as Pelosi Progressive: 'Can't Be a Moderate and Support Late-Term Abortion'

Rep. Keith Rothfus (R-Pa.) isn't buying Democrat wunderkind Rep. Conor Lamb's (D-Pa.) schtick.<p>Lamb, whom Democrats heralded as a rising star after …

Taxes

The five most competitive House races in the midterms

<b>We've identified the five most competitive</b> House races in the country, and they're all seats held by Republicans.<p><b>The races in Iowa, Florida, Texas,</b> …

Politics

A Mennonite is running for Congress in a conservative district. She’s also a Bernie-endorsed Democrat.

Jess King, who’s running to represent Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County in the U.S. House, is a pastor’s wife and a 12th-generation Pennsylvanian. …

Amish Mennonites

Democratic House candidate Kathy Manning airs TV ad saying she won’t back Pelosi for speaker

Kathy Manning, the Democratic nominee in North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District, is airing a new TV ad in which she declares that she will not back Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for speaker, becoming the latest candidate to buck her party’s House leader.<p>Manning, who is running against Rep. Ted …

Politics

Tonight's Primaries: Are We About To Get Our First Transgender Governor?

Posted: Aug 14, 2018 12:48 PM<p>The media-hyped “war” for America’s political soul continues tonight, as Vermont, Connecticut, Minnesota, and Wisconsin …

Government

Steyer to spend $10 million on turning out voters who want Trump impeached

San Francisco billionaire activist Tom Steyer says he will spend another $10 million to get people to vote in the November midterm elections, focusing on a specific constituency: people who have signed his petition to impeach President Trump.<p>Organizers with Steyer’s Need to Impeach organization …

San Francisco

HRC Announces Historic Slate of Endorsements in State Leg Races | Human Rights Campaign

Today, HRC announced its endorsement of a record 19 pro-equality candidates in the Pennsylvania State Legislature.<p>“In the face of a federal …

Human Rights

'A huge red flag': why Trump could be toxic for Republicans at the midterms

I don’t see how this ends well for a party that is trying to hold on to a 23-seat majority Michael Steele<p>A television assembly plant in small town South Carolina could prove the graveyard of ambition for Republicans in November’s midterm elections.<p>This week Element Electronics warned that it might …

Politics

Trump is putting dozens of unexpected House races in play ... for Democrats

House Democrats are looking to expand the map well beyond the Republican-held districts Hillary Clinton won in 2016. There are more than twice as …

Liberal View

Trump’s not the reason the GOP sputtered in Ohio

Last week, Republican Troy Balderson struggled to beat Democrat Danny O’Connor in a House special election in suburban Columbus — an Ohio district …

Government

Forgetting the True Enemies

=========<br>========= <i><br>Promoted from the diaries by streiff. Promotion does not imply endorsement.</i><br>=========<br>=========Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking …

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