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GOP candidate clarifies he’s not actually against women voting

As a rule, it’s a bad sign when a congressional candidate — in 2022 — feels the need to clarify that he's not against women’s suffrage.
Republican House of Representative candidate John Gibbs speaks during a Save America rally at the Michigan Stars Sports Center in Washington Township on April 2.
Republican House of Representative candidate John Gibbs speaks during a Save America rally at the Michigan Stars Sports Center in Washington Township on April 2.

The problem(s) with the Republicans’ new ‘Commitment to America’

Why is the Republicans' new policy blueprint so vague? Because if GOP leaders elaborated on their plans, the party would lose a lot of elections.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks during a ceremony unveiling a statue of Amelia Earhart in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks during a ceremony unveiling a statue of Amelia Earhart in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

Midterm Elections Round-Up, 9.23.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Laura Kelly, governor of Kansas
Laura Kelly, governor of Kansas

Why Pence, even now, is facing fire from Trump over Jan. 6 vote

Why does it matter that the former president is still lashing out at his vice president? Because of an important and ongoing legislative reform effort.
Former Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald J. Trump
Former Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald J. Trump

Hot mic catches foreign leader calling some in Congress ‘idiots’

South Korea's president apparently thinks the U.S. Congress has some "idiots." The moral of the story: The world takes note of congressional dysfunction.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol speaks at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Tuesday in New York City.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol speaks at the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters on Tuesday in New York City.

Herschel Walker’s charitable donations become his latest controversy

The Georgia candidate pledged that 15% of his business's profits would go to charities. It appears, once again, the Republican failed to keep his word.
Herschel Walker
Herschel Walker
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GOP abandoning Majewski in Ohio after questions emerge about his military service

In one of the most closely watched House races, Republicans are abandoning J.R. Majewski — largely because he reportedly lied about his military service.
Image: J.R. Majewski
Image: J.R. Majewski
1d ago

On ‘planted’ evidence, Team Trump faces put-up-or-shut-up test

For weeks, Donald Trump has suggested corrupt FBI agents might've "planted" evidence at Mar-a-Lago. A special master now wants his lawyers to prove it.
Donald Trump's residence in Mar-A-Lago, Palm Beach, Fla. on August 9.
Donald Trump's residence in Mar-A-Lago, Palm Beach, Fla. on August 9.
2d ago

Thursday’s Mini-Report, 9.22.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
A man checks damages in a house near the highway connecting Miches with El Seibo in the northeast of the Dominican Republic on Thursday after the passage of Hurricane Fiona.
A man checks damages in a house near the highway connecting Miches with El Seibo in the northeast of the Dominican Republic on Thursday after the passage of Hurricane Fiona.
2d ago

Why didn’t DeSantis follow through on Texas-to-Delaware stunt?

Team DeSantis was prepared to fly another group of migrants, this time to Delaware. So why was the flight canceled?
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters at a campaign
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters at a campaign
2d ago

Highway hypocrisy trips up Ted Cruz in embarrassing fashion

The Texas Republican was delighted to brag about delivering a "great victory" for his constituents. He neglected to mention that he voted against it.
Image: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington on April 4, 2022.
Image: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington on April 4, 2022.
2d ago

Midterm Elections Round-Up, 9.22.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Tech CEOs Testify Before House Judiciary Subcommittee
Tech CEOs Testify Before House Judiciary Subcommittee
2d ago

Why Trump’s latest rhetoric about Clinton emails is so weird

Donald Trump keeps saying the FBI might've sought Hillary Clinton emails at Mar-a-Lago. That's utterly bizarre, even for him.
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TOPSHOT-US-VOTE-DEBATE
2d ago

On asylum seekers, Marco Rubio flubs a test he should’ve passed

Marco Rubio really ought to know that asylum seekers aren’t criminals, making his condemnations of Venezuelan migrants especially misguided.
Sen. Marco Rubio confers with Sen. Rick Scott outside the White House during a news conference September 15 in Washington, D.C.
Sen. Marco Rubio confers with Sen. Rick Scott outside the White House during a news conference September 15 in Washington, D.C.
2d ago

House Republicans reject bill to prevent future coup attempts

In theory, the bipartisan Presidential Election Reform Act should've passed with an overwhelming majority. In practice, Republicans had other ideas.
Image: The Capitol building seen at sunset.
Image: The Capitol building seen at sunset.
2d ago

Trump claims telepathic power to declassify ‘by thinking about it’

Donald Trump now claims he has the power to declassify secrets "by thinking about it." It’d be funnier if this weren’t such a serious mess.
Image: Donald Trump
Image: Donald Trump
2d ago

After Trump’s setback in the Mar-a-Lago case, what happens now?

Now that an appeals court has smacked down a key claim in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case, things are even worse for Team Trump.
Florida Gets Exemption From Trump Administration Barring Off Shore Drilling
Florida Gets Exemption From Trump Administration Barring Off Shore Drilling