Tag: Democratic Party

Biden Faces ‘Uncommitted’ Vote in Michigan’s Primary. Here’s What to Watch.

Follow for live updates on the Michigan primary elections. When President Biden made Michigan one of the first states on the Democratic Party’s presidential nominating calendar, he increased the political influence of a populous, diverse battleground state. That decision over a year ago has led to the most significant test of Mr. Biden’s standing within […]

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Tennessee GOP Has a Devious New Plan to Kick Out Democratic Lawmakers

“It’s real interesting when my colleagues on the other side talk about, ‘We need less government, we need less government overreach in our lives,’” Pearson told The Tennessean about Monday’s measure. “This exact bill, this very legislation, overreaches the Constitution of Tennessee.” Since their return to the state Capitol, tensions between Republicans and Jones and […]

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Tennessee Republicans Have a Devious New Plan to Kick Out Democrats

“It’s real interesting when my colleagues on the other side talk about, ‘We need less government, we need less government overreach in our lives,’” Pearson told The Tennessean about Monday’s measure. “This exact bill, this very legislation, overreaches the Constitution of Tennessee.” Since their return to the state Capitol, tensions between Republicans and Jones and […]

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Team Biden Is Privately Panicking About the Michigan Primary

Sanchez also posted a photo of himself inside the conference’s secure area shaking hands with Jared Taylor, founder of the Nazi publication and website American Renaissance pic.twitter.com/fEMqA3MQRf — Ben Goggin (@BenjaminGoggin) February 26, 2024 At best, it appears that CPAC was willfully ignorant of the Nazi presence inside their walls—at worst, they knowingly allowed it. […]

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Biden World Is Panicking About the Michigan Primary and “Abandon Biden”

Sanchez also posted a photo of himself inside the conference’s secure area shaking hands with Jared Taylor, founder of the Nazi publication and website American Renaissance pic.twitter.com/fEMqA3MQRf — Ben Goggin (@BenjaminGoggin) February 26, 2024 At best, it appears that CPAC was willfully ignorant of the Nazi presence inside their walls—at worst, they knowingly allowed it. […]

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Rally in Michigan Urges Protest Vote Against Biden’s Israel Policies

Two days before the Michigan Democratic primary, speakers at a rally on Sunday in Dearborn, Mich., urged voters to withhold their support from President Biden over his policy on the war in Gaza — and said that only Mr. Biden and Democrats who support his Israel policies would be to blame if the protest vote […]

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Spending Impasse Persists Amid G.O.P. Resistance as Partial Shutdown Looms

Congressional leaders have failed to reach a deal on legislation to keep federal funding going past Friday, with Republicans insisting on adding right-wing policy dictates to the spending bills, pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown within days. Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the majority leader, said on Sunday […]

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The 2024 Election May Be Decided By Nonvoters. If They Vote.

“I wish God gave green noses to undecided voters, because between now and election eve, I’d work only the green noses,” Matt Reese, one of America’s first full-time political consultants, liked to say. Decades after Reese helped John F. Kennedy win the 1960 Democratic primary, consultants no longer need to wish for divine intervention. Microtargeting […]

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Why Was a New Orleans Magician Behind that Anti-Biden NH Robocall?

Republicans have repeatedly cited this form as concrete proof that Biden is guilty of corruption, despite the fact that the FBI could not prove the information was credible. GOP leadership was warned as much, but it still pushed forward with the investigation into the Bidens. As it turns out, the story was totally made up. […]

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Turns Out, the Fake Biden Robocall Was Made With Magic

Republicans have repeatedly cited this form as concrete proof that Biden is guilty of corruption, despite the fact that the FBI could not prove the information was credible. GOP leadership was warned as much, but it still pushed forward with the investigation into the Bidens. As it turns out, the story was totally made up. […]

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John Fetterman Claims Democrats Criticizing Biden Are Basically MAGA

The president and CEO of Resolve: The National Infertility Association, Barbara Collura, said she was “heartbroken” by the UAB decision. “Would-be parents have invested their hearts, time and resources” in lengthy and potentially emotionally draining IVF treatment, she said in a statement. “Now, less than a week after the Alabama Supreme Court’s devastating ruling, Alabamans […]

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Biden Fund-Raising Outpaces Trump, Whose Legal Bills Are Weighing Him Down

President Biden’s re-election campaign ended January with nearly $56 million on hand, extending his cash advantage over former President Donald J. Trump, whose campaign had about $30 million available at the end of the month. That is a jump for Mr. Biden, who ended 2023 with $46 million in his campaign coffers, and a tick […]

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Hunter Biden Slams Special Prosecutor for Confusing Sawdust for Cocaine

“Namely, that Americans who do not hide their adherence to traditional religious beliefs about homosexual conduct will be ‘labeled as bigots and treated as such’ by the government,” he said. “The opinion of the Court in that case made it clear that the decision should not be used in that way, but I am afraid […]

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Hunter Biden Slams Special Prosecutor for Confusing Sawdust With Cocaine

“Namely, that Americans who do not hide their adherence to traditional religious beliefs about homosexual conduct will be ‘labeled as bigots and treated as such’ by the government,” he said. “The opinion of the Court in that case made it clear that the decision should not be used in that way, but I am afraid […]

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I’m the Mayor of Dearborn, Mich., and My City Feels Betrayed

“Dearborn doesn’t sleep,” I recently told an out-of-state visitor to my hometown. It was a reference to the celebratory time of Ramadan, when our city breaks bread together for iftar at sunset and suhoor, before sunrise, each day. For a month, Dearborn is bustling around the clock: Business districts buzz during the day, and residents […]

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Republican Attacks on Biden’s Climate Law Raise Concerns Ahead of Election

The United States has experienced a surge in clean energy projects, representing more than $200 billion in new investments since President Biden signed an expansive climate bill into law more than a year ago. But the election and the potential for a Republican takeover is prompting concern that key parts of the law could be […]

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New Maps a Huge Blow to Wisconsin GOP’s Teetering Majority

The verdict caps a draining four-month civil trial of the former president that began after Engoron ruled that New York Attorney General Letitia James had already proven Trump committed bank fraud. In the ensuing months, Trump railed against the justice and his court staff for alleged bias, baselessly claiming that Engoron’s chief legal aid had […]

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Wisconsin Adopts New Election Maps, in Huge Blow to Republican Majority

The verdict caps a draining four-month civil trial of the former president that began after Engoron ruled that New York Attorney General Letitia James had already proven Trump committed bank fraud. In the ensuing months, Trump railed against the justice and his court staff for alleged bias, baselessly claiming that Engoron’s chief legal aid had […]

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The Big Thing About Trump’s Presidency that Team Biden Needs to Get

Because the economy dominates people’s thoughts along these lines, and until the pandemic, the economy under Trump was pretty good, at least in the ways we measure these things. Let’s start with the most basic measure, jobs. In Barack Obama’s last two years, about 5.18 million jobs were created, according to these BLS numbers. In […]

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Anti-Trump Burnout: The Resistance Says It’s Exhausted

In 2017 they donned pink hats to march on Washington, registering their fury with Donald J. Trump by the hundreds of thousands. Then they flipped the House from Republican control, won the presidency and secured a surprisingly strong showing in the 2022 midterm elections, galvanized by their conviction that Mr. Trump and his allies constituted […]

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Democrats Hope the Road to House Control Starts in Long Island

Within hours of Tom Suozzi’s decisive victory in a House special election in New York last week, the optimistic pronouncements from Democrats began rolling in. Gov. Kathy Hochul vowed that her party’s path to regaining control of the House of Representatives “flows through New York.” And the House minority leader, Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn, took […]

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The Democrats Are Blowing the 2024 Election

As Brian Beutler pointed out in his Off Message newsletter, this was worthy of alarm bells: “The question of whether elites, particularly center-right elites, choose to abide fascism is central to the survival of democracy.” In a later post, Beutler dove deeper into Dimon’s rhetoric, and found evidence that whatever ties that might have bound […]

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Joe Manchin Announces He Was Totally Kidding About That President Thing

The claim in the documents went like this: Mykola Zlochevsky, the owner of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, which at the time employed Hunter, paid both him and his father $5 million in bribes. It would appear that a tall tale was told. “As alleged in the indictment, the events that Smirnov first reported to the […]

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To Save San Francisco, a Democrat Wants to Scrap Environmental Reviews

Not long ago, it would have sounded preposterous: A San Francisco Democrat asking to peel back California’s treasured environmental protections in the heart of the city. It would have been like painting the Golden Gate Bridge gray or cheering on the Los Angeles Dodgers. It just would not have flown. But as California grows more […]

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A Redistricting Surprise in New York: A Map That Plays Few Favorites

When New York’s top court ordered the state to redraw its congressional map late last year, the state’s ruling Democrats were widely expected to exploit the opening to aggressively reshape district lines in their favor. But on Thursday, a bipartisan state commission created to guide the redistricting process overwhelmingly approved a new proposed map that […]

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How Tom Suozzi’s Big Win Upended Washington’s Border Wars

In keeping with the theme of the week, we’ll turn now to a major policy issue for Long Island politicians in particular: the state and local tax deduction, colloquially known as SALT. (It’s also generally a major priority for Republicans in high-tax, typically blue states, but I’m sticking to a motif here.) In 2017, Republicans […]

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Trump’s NATO Threat Reflects a Wider Shift on America’s Place in the World

When former President Donald J. Trump told a campaign rally in South Carolina last weekend that he would encourage Russia to attack NATO allies who “didn’t pay,” there were gasps of shock in Washington, London, Paris, Tokyo and elsewhere around the world. But not in South Carolina. At least not in the room that day. […]

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Senate Looks to Quickly Reject Mayorkas Impeachment Charges in Speedy Trial

Senate leaders plan to move quickly this month to reject the articles of impeachment against Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the homeland security secretary, setting up a speedy trial in hopes of preventing House Republicans from turning the chamber into a political spectacle. Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the majority leader, has not yet […]

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In New York Win, Democrats Sense a Pivot on Immigration and Border Politics

A victory in a New York special election on Tuesday injected Democrats with fresh optimism that the party might have found some of the basic ingredients to neutralize immigration and the border as political issues, which party officials have privately seen as among their deepest areas of vulnerability in 2024. The success in the race […]

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GOP Pollster Reads Party the Riot Act Over 2024 Losses

Pilip’s loss, meanwhile, comes after months spent skirting the limelight rather than courting it, avoiding media presence and refusing debates with the seasoned politician until just five days before election night, when she finally faced off against Suozzi to lackluster reception. “I can explain why she didn’t want to debate, and I can explain why […]

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How Senate Democrats Flipped the Border Issue on Republicans

As senators gathered on the floor for a typical Monday night vote at the end of October, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and minority leader, approached Senator Chuck Schumer, his Democratic counterpart, with some unsettling news: Border security was going to have to be part of any package to free up endangered assistance for […]

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