• Susan Collins Down 12 Points in Maine Senate Race, Latest Quinnipiac Poll Finds

    Susan Collins Down 12 Points in Maine Senate Race, Latest Quinnipiac Poll Finds

    Senator Susan Collins (R., Me.) is trailing by 12 points in her reelection campaign, according to a Quinnipiac poll released on Wednesday. Collins, a moderate Republican, faces a significant challenge from her opponent Sara Gideon, a Democrat who is currently Maine’s House Speaker. Maine voters have chosen Democratic presidential candidates since 1988, although some statewide …
  • Trump Calls on Senate Republicans to Support ‘Much Higher’ Coronavirus Relief Spending | National Review

    Trump Calls on Senate Republicans to Support ‘Much Higher’ Coronavirus Relief Spending | National Review

    President Trump called on Senate Republicans Wednesday to support “much higher” spending for a prospective coronavirus relief bill, surprising members of the caucus who have advocated for a more constrained approach compared to previous relief legislation. House Democrats passed a bill in May that would include a new round of $1,200 stimulus checks to all …
  • Dem Senate Candidate Cal Cunningham Would Be ‘Hesitant’ to Receive Coronavirus Vaccine By Year’s End

    Dem Senate Candidate Cal Cunningham Would Be ‘Hesitant’ to Receive Coronavirus Vaccine By Year’s End

    Democratic Senate candidate Cal Cunningham said Monday night that he would be “hesitant” to receive a coronavirus vaccine if one were available by year’s end, expressing concern that  “political and financial corruption” in Washington could mar the approval process. “I’m going to ask a lot of questions,” he said in a debate against Republican incumbent …
  • Oregon Republican Lawmakers React to Arrest of Dem House Speaker’s Aide in Portland Riots

    Oregon Republican Lawmakers React to Arrest of Dem House Speaker’s Aide in Portland Riots

    Republicans in the Oregon legislature are accusing Democrats of sanctioning “lawlessness” after the arrest of a top aide to the Democratic Oregon House speaker this month during protests that devolved into riots in downtown Portland. Kristina Narayan, who serves as legislative director for Oregon House Speaker Representative Tina Kotek, was arrested late at night on Saturday, September …
  • Senate Dems Block Coronavirus Relief Bill

    Senate Dems Block Coronavirus Relief Bill

    Senate Republicans on Thursday failed to advance their $500 billion coronavirus relief bill as the legislation failed to clear a procedural hurdle, leaving negotiations on a fifth coronavirus relief package stalled. In a 52-to-47 procedural vote, the bill failed to garner the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster by Democrats. Senator Rand Paul was the only Republican who …
  • Senate Republicans Cast Doubt on COVID Relief Bill’s Prospects, Prompting White House to Consider More Executive Orders

    Senate Republicans Cast Doubt on COVID Relief Bill’s Prospects, Prompting White House to Consider More Executive Orders

    Senate Republicans cast doubt on Wednesday over the prospect of passing a bipartisan coronavirus relief package ahead of the November election, suggesting they would instead aim to pass legislation to avoid a federal shutdown. While Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R., K.Y.) said he was “optimistic” that the GOP’s $500 billion skinny COVID-19 package would …
  • ‘I Would Not Vote to Convict’: Rep. Thomas Massie Says Kyle Rittenhouse ‘Responded in Self-Defense’

    ‘I Would Not Vote to Convict’: Rep. Thomas Massie Says Kyle Rittenhouse ‘Responded in Self-Defense’

    Representative Thomas Massie (R., KY) said Thursday that if he were a juror, he would not convict 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse on any of the charges he is facing in connection with the fatal shooting of two people in Kenosha, Wis. during rioting in the city. “The strongest thing in his favor is actually the video …
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Endorse a Record 30 House Democrats

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Endorse a Record 30 House Democrats

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has finalized plans to endorse 30 House Democrats, raising tensions among members of the right-leaning organization, according to a new report. While the Chamber has spent over $100 million backing Republican candidates in the past decade, it is set to endorse nearly two dozen freshmen Democrats this election, its largest …
  • Democrats ‘Prefer All of Us in Flyover Country Keep Quiet’: McConnell Stresses Importance of Maintaining Republican Control of Senate

    Democrats ‘Prefer All of Us in Flyover Country Keep Quiet’: McConnell Stresses Importance of Maintaining Republican Control of Senate

    Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) underscored the importance of maintaining Republican control of the Senate during a speech at the virtual Republican National Convention on Thursday, saying that the election is “incredibly consequential for middle America.” “Democrat party doesn’t want to improve life for middle America,” McConnell said in a pre-recorded speech delivered …
  • Press Ignores Pelosi’s ‘Enemies of the State’ Comment after Casting Trump’s Similar Remarks as an Existential Threat

    Press Ignores Pelosi’s ‘Enemies of the State’ Comment after Casting Trump’s Similar Remarks as an Existential Threat

    The mainstream press has so far ignored House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to label Congressional Republicans and members of the Trump Administration “enemies of the state,” despite providing wall-to-wall coverage of President Trump’s use of the term “the enemy of the American People” to describe the press in 2017. Pelosi, appearing Monday with Ayman Mohyeldin …