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18m ago

Tuesday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.28.21

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
55m ago

Why the popularity of Biden's Build Back Better plan matters

If the American mainstream is on board with Build Back Better agenda, moderate Democrats in Congress should be able to endorse it, too.
Image: U.S. President Joe Biden walks from Marine One as he returns to the White House in Washington
Image: U.S. President Joe Biden walks from Marine One as he returns to the White House in Washington
1h ago

To defend legislative failure, Tim Scott condemns an idea he endorsed

Tim Scott said he supported conditional grants for police departments. He changed his mind when Democrats agreed with him.
Image: U.S. Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C., heads to the Senate floor to vote on an amendment to the bipartisan infrastructure deal at the U.S. Capitol on Aug. 4, 2021.
Image: U.S. Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C., heads to the Senate floor to vote on an amendment to the bipartisan infrastructure deal at the U.S. Capitol on Aug. 4, 2021.
3h ago

South Dakota's Kristi Noem faces abuse-of-power allegations

If the Republican governor didn't pressure state officials to help her adult daughter, Kristi Noem could've simply said so. She chose a different tack.
Image: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem
Image: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem
4h ago

Republican rep wants a Biden-Trump rematch ... in 2021

Paul Gosar wants Congress to somehow set a Biden-Trump rematch, not for 2024, but for later this year. He didn't appear to be kidding.
Image: Paul Gosar
Image: Paul Gosar
4h ago

As GOP pushes nation toward default, McConnell tries gaslighting

The more McConnell tries to argue that it's Democrats who are responsible for "unnecessary self-created crises," the more it looks like gaslighting.
Image: Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer
Image: Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer
19h ago

Monday's Mini-Report, 9.27.21

Today's edition of quick hits.
23h ago

When Trump says the U.S. 'will not survive,' don't look away

When a former president tells a national audience the U.S. "will not survive" because of election crimes that exist only in his mind, don't look away.
Former President Donald Trump arrives at the Sarasota Fairgrounds to speak to his supporters in Sarasota, Fla., on July 3, 2021.
Former President Donald Trump arrives at the Sarasota Fairgrounds to speak to his supporters in Sarasota, Fla., on July 3, 2021.
1d ago

Monday's Campaign Round-Up, 9.27.21

Today's installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
1d ago

What Republicans choose to forget about their regressive tax breaks

Pat Toomey said it's "an indisputable fact" that 2017 tax breaks created "the strongest economy" in generations. That's demonstrably wrong.
Image: Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania listens to testimony
Image: Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania listens to testimony
1d ago

Trump's attorneys couldn't have been too pleased with his Georgia rally rant

Trump is under investigation for allegedly interfering in Georgia's election process. Why is he boasting about interfering in Georgia's election process?
Image: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp greets President Donald Trump in Atlanta
Image: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp greets President Donald Trump in Atlanta

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