U.S. Elections

Trump: I should have fired Comey 'the day I won the primaries'

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his decision to declassify documents related to the Justice Department’s Russia probe was “a great service to the country” and expressed regret that he had not fired former FBI Director James Comey earlier.<p>In an interview with The Hill, Trump said that he …

Donald Trump

Oregon candidate Amanda La Bell bows out over false claims about university degree: reports

An American Working Families Party candidate quit an Oregon state legislative race Wednesday amid false claims about her university degree, according to reports.<p>Amanda La Bell, 41, dropped out of the race for House District 54 in Bend, Ore., the Oregonian reported, citing an announcement from the …

Working Families Party

Beto O’Rourke leads Ted Cruz by 2 among likely voters in U.S. Senate race, new poll finds

O’Rourke has been closing the gap over the last several months, but this is the first poll that puts him ahead of Cruz.<p>Click here to check out the …

Ted Cruz

TV actor Tom Selleck quits NRA board of directors

(Reuters) - Actor Tom Selleck, star of such TV crime dramas as "Magnum, P.I." and "Blue Bloods" and an ardent gun collector, has resigned from the National Rifle Association's board of directors.<p>“Tom Selleck has stepped down from the board of the NRA due to his work schedule," his publicist, Annett …

NRA

With Stunning Supreme Court Decision on Dark Money 'We're About to Know a Lot More About Who Is Funding Our Elections'

"It's gonna look like the climax of a Harry Potter movie where the creatures shrivel in the sun."In a win for increased transparency and those …

Liberal View

Conservative Democrats Making Pitch to Win Back Rural Voters

A group of conservative Democratic lawmakers is making an appeal to the rural voters who’ve mostly abandoned the party by focusing on what they argue …

Health Care

Why Trump Feels Betrayed By One of His Most Loyal Supporters

Of all the Trump acolytes running for office this November, few are more loyal to the president than Ron DeSantis. The former congressman from …

U.S. Politics

The GOP's older voter problem

<i>James A. Barnes is a member of the CNN Decision Desk and co-author of the 2018 Almanac of American Politics</i>.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Is the GOP having a senior moment?<p>Late summer surveys by CNN and other organizations show senior voters tilting decisively towards Democratic congressional candidates. That would …

U.S. Politics

State report: 15 NY crops ranked in top 5 nationwide in 2017

The Office of the New York State Comptroller says farms in the Empire State produced 15 agricultural products that ranked in the top five nationwide last year.<p>A report released Thursday by Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the state's more than 35,000 farms generated $4.8 billion in revenue in …

New York State

Sen. McCaskill says will vote against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, facing a tough re-election battle in Missouri, said on Wednesday she will vote against confirming President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh.<p>In a statement posted on Twitter, McCaskill said her …

U.S. Supreme Court

Dem rep to Trump: 'Did someone slip you truth serum?'

Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellRussia probe accelerates political prospects for House Intel Dems Authorities: California man arrested after …

Donald Trump

McCaskill to vote no on Kavanaugh confirmation

Moderate Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill will vote against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, narrowing the number of potential Democratic votes the nominee can secure.<p>The Missouri senator, who is up for reelection this fall in a conservative state, cited Kavanaugh’s views on …

Politics

The N.Y. Times' Nikki Haley Smear vs. The N.Y. Times' Bush 41 Smear

The New York Times' headline read: "Nikki Haley's View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701." The headline clearly implied that U.S. …

Nikki Haley

Grassley wants unredacted version of letter from Kavanaugh's accuser

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh …

Freedom of Information

Flake Rebukes Trump Jr. for Mocking Kavanaugh’s Accuser

Senator Jeff Flake called out Donald Trump Jr. for making fun of the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by …

Jeff Flake

Look, I Wouldn't Want Don Jr. and Kimberley Guilfoyle In My Bar Either

The world’s worst couple—Donald Trump Jr. and former Fox News Woman Kimberley Guilfoyle—are NOT welcome at a campaign event scheduled for a …

Liberal View

Former Aides Give Scott Walker a Re-Election Headache

Madison, Wis. (AP) -- As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fights for his political life, some of the most devastating attacks aren't coming from …

Scott Walker

Claire McCaskill on Brett Kavanaugh allegations: I will ‘set them aside’

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said Wednesday the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will not factor into her …

Brett Kavanaugh

Game change: Dems use tax cut against GOP

Using the GOP tax cut as a strategy to win voters died in March,when the special election won by Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.) showed that the issue wasn't …

U.S. Politics

Americans Are Increasingly Doubtful That Voters Are Ready to Elect Women

Support for women in leadership is high. A majority of Americans say that there should be more female leaders in politics and business; that it would improve the quality of life for everyone; and that men and women are equally qualified to be leaders.<p>Yet despite these beliefs, Americans are …

Politics

Trump Says Hurricane Florence Is ‘The Wettest We’ve Seen’ & Voters Mock Him

Oops he did it again! President Trump is being mocked online, after his comments about the ‘wetness of water’–following Hurricane Florence, have …

Donald Trump

Edwards says teacher pay hike will be top priority next year

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As he heads into a re-election campaign year, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that a teacher pay raise will be his “number one priority” in next year’s legislative session.<p>The Democratic governor, elected with the support of teacher unions, said he’ll seek a $1,000 …

Baton Rouge

California Republican leads Obama-backed Democrat accused of sexual misconduct in hotly contested race: poll

A new poll shows a Republican candidate in a highly contested swing district in California is leading by 10 points over her Democratic opponent -- who was endorsed by former President Barack Obama but whose candidacy was plagued by accusations of sexual misconduct.<p>Young Kim, a former representative …

U.S. Politics

Everything You Need to Know About Tom Arnold's Hunt for the Trump Tapes

Yes, it's really happening.<p>Listen: The why isn't important here, but Tom Arnold—right, the comedian—has become deeply, deeply involved in trying to find tapes of President Donald Trump saying or doing terrible things, and Arnold's quest is now a show on VICELAND that premiered Tuesday night.<p>In …

Donald Trump

Dems Winning Votes With Big Lie About Pre-Existing Conditions

Across the U.S., Democratic campaign ads are telling voters a big lie. Dems claim they’re protecting people with pre-existing medical conditions and …

Breast Cancer

The Liberalism of the Religious Right

President Trump has been a regular speaker at recent Values Voter Summits, and for this year’s event, he will send Vice President Mike Pence to rally the religious right. This will not surprise many people on the left who have questioned the authenticity of social conservatives’ values and their …

Opinion

How easy is it to vote in your state?

When to register by<p>You must register by .<p>How to vote<p>You can vote early from to and on Election Day, Nov. 6.<p>You can vote in person on Election Day, Nov. 6.<p>You can vote by .<p>What to bring<p>When you vote is required.<p>Wait times in 2016<p>The typical voter in your state waited minutes in 2016.<p>More about …

Voting

How Texas Democrats lost a state Senate seat amid talk of a blue wave

Republican Pete Flores defeated Democrat Pete Gallego on Tuesday in a state Senate district that Hillary Clinton won by 12 points, prompting …

Elections

Andrew Gillum up 6 points in Florida governor race in latest poll

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum now leads his Republican rival by six points, a new poll has found, bolstering the hopes of …

Florida

Texas Senate 2018: Will Ted Cruz Succumb to Beto-Mania?

On Monday, Quinnipiac released a poll showing Senator Ted Cruz ahead by nine points against Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke in Texas. Before that, …

U.S. Politics