U.S. House Republicans unveil agenda ahead of Nov. 8 elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives rolled out an agenda on Friday aimed at tackling a range of priorities from inflation and crime to election accountability, which they hope will give them the upper hand against Democrats in the Nov. 8 midterm elections. The agenda, called the “Commitment to America,” claims … Read more

Stacey Abrams Enrages Republicans By Citing Science On ‘Fetal Heartbeats’

Georgia Democrat caused a stir among conservatives this week for repeating what medical experts have said about at six weeks of pregnancy. “There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” Abrams, who is running a campaign centered on to unseat Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R), during a panel discussion in Atlanta on … Read more

U.S. bank CEOs set for congressional grilling by Democrats and Republicans

By Pete Schroeder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chief executives of JPMorgan, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and other major U.S. banks are set to be grilled by both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Wednesday on the economy, consumer protections and the lenders’ stance on fossil fuel lending and firearms, among other issues. In testimony … Read more

Biden seeks to motivate voters from all parties against ‘Maga Republicans destroying democracy’

Democrats are trying to defy history in November. Since 1932, there have only been two midterm elections – in 1998 and 2002 – when the president’s party gained seats in the House of Representatives. Democrats hope that the pattern will be broken for a third time. While midterms are generally viewed as a referendum on … Read more

Are Republicans ‘semi-fascists’? Biden’s ‘basket of deplorables’ moment won’t play well.

Remember ? “To just be grossly generalistic, you can put ,” the then-Democratic presidential nominee said at a fundraiser in 2016. “Right? Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.” This didn’t sit well with many voters, and to the supporters of then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. If anything, her comments energized Republicans. No one likes to be … Read more

Democrats Hold Upstate New York Congressional Seat Targeted By Republicans

Democratic candidate Pat Ryan speaks during a campaign rally on Monday in Kingston, New York. His tenure in New York’s 19th District will be brief. (Photo: Mary Altaffer/Associated Press) Pat Ryan, a Democratic county executive, won a special election to fill a vacant U.S. House seat in New York’s Hudson Valley on Tuesday, handing Democrats … Read more

Donald Trump backed two Miami-Dade Republicans in Tuesday’s elections. How did they do?

Former President Donald Trump backed two candidates for Miami-Dade County Commission, and both came out ahead Tuesday night. Miami-Dade results had one Trump candidate winning his commission seat and one with a first-place slot heading into a November run-off election. Trump never campaigned in Miami, and his endorsements in the District 6 and District 12 … Read more

Republicans in New Mexico Are Furious Over ‘Breaking Bad’ Statues: ‘We’re Glorifying Meth Makers’

The decision to erect two statues of “” characters Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) at the Albuquerque Convention Center in New Mexico is causing an uproar among some of the state’s Republican figures. The statues were unveiled July 30 at a ceremony attended by Cranston, Paul, “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan … Read more

Republicans saw Trump’s end finally looming. Then the FBI gave his message a jolt of life.

The FBI in Florida jolted life into his potentially flagging 2024 campaign for the Republican nomination for president. Once again, when the former president looked to be a weakened patient, the FBI showed up with to shock him upright. Republican political reaction to the FBI’s move was imminently predictable. The idea of sending 20 or 30 agents to … Read more

Republicans to announce site of 2024 national convention

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans are to announce Friday whether the where the party’s presidential nominee will be officially named, will be held in Milwaukee or Nashville. Milwaukee, in swing state Wisconsin, is the to get the event given Nashville’s refusal to adopt an agreement for hosting the convention. There has been broad bipartisan support … Read more