2020 purge? Long-serving incumbents getting ousted in contested House primaries

Members of Congress usually have the upper hand when they run for re-election. But this past week, two more House incumbents were ousted in contested primaries. That brings to seven the number of sitting House members who’ve been defeated by primary challengers in the 2020 election cycle. While that’s not a record, the list includes some longtime veterans of […]

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Trump rips Portland rioters: ‘These are really sick, disturbed people’

As yet another night of unrest loomed in Portland, Ore., on Friday, President Trump told reporters the federal government could very easily put a stop to it – if only local leaders would seek help. “We will go in and stop the problems in Portland in 24 hours,” the president said at a news conference […]

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Trump campaign spokeswoman calls Biden ‘an empty vessel filled by the radicals’ in Democratic Party

The Democrats’ presumptive nomination of Joe Biden shows the party has no new ideas and needs “a vessel for the radical social agenda,” Trump campaign press communications director Erin Perrine told “Hannity” Friday. Perrine told host Jason Chaffetz that Biden’s delayed choice of a running mate helps prove her point. “We have seen him delay and […]

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Newt Gingrich claims Biden’s ’embrace’ of China ‘dictatorship’ should shock Americans

American voters should closely examine presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his “embrace” of China, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told “The Ingraham Angle” Friday. “I think there is a huge vulnerability because the Democrats don’t want to deal with the reality of China, and they don’t want to deal with the reality of Xi Jinping and the dictatorship,” Gingrich […]

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Senators press Trump administration on pair of Planned Parenthood controversies

More than two dozen U.S. senators asked the Justice Department Friday to expand its investigation into Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s (PPFA) fetal tissue practices, the latest effort to push the DOJ about an investigation it has mostly kept under wraps since 2017. A separate letter sent to the Treasury Department, requested an investigation into Planned Parenthood’s use […]

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Matt Schlapp, Charlie Hurt ask, ‘Who’s going to be in charge of the White House’ if Biden falters

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has embraced a “socialist agenda,” American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp told “Hannity” Friday. “Joe Biden, in his 50 years of Senate votes, he was wrong on almost every major question facing this country,” Schlapp said. “And he moved to the left as he was in the Senate and as he […]

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Ohio Gov. DeWine tells ‘Your World’ positive coronavirus test ‘certainly scared me’

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s experience of testing positive for the coronavirus Thursday before testing negative in a follow-up test “certainly scared me,” the Republican told “Your World” Friday. “I went to Cleveland, drove to Cleveland to meet the president,” DeWine told host Neil Cavuto. “Then, of course, when you go meet the president, you get a test […]

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Gowdy knocks Biden as a ‘career offender as it relates to racially curious comments’

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is a “career offender as it relates to racially curious comments,” former House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said on “The Five” Friday. “It’s always been a challenge to understand what Joe Biden said,” quipped Gowdy, a Fox News contributor. “And now you add the variable of what did he mean, […]

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Kanye West misses the ballot in his home state of Illinois

Kanye West’s campaign has fallen short of meeting the minimum number of valid signatures needed to make the ballot in Illinois, local news outlet WTTW first reported Friday evening. The Illinois native, running as an independent, reportedly fell short by 1,300 signatures according a state hearing officer who reviewed the number of nominations submitted by […]

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Christie slams NJ Gov. Murphy for ‘outrageous,’ ‘monumental’ mistake in coronavirus response

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy made an “outrageous” and “monumental” mistake by requiring state nursing homes to take in coronavirus patients, his predecessor Chris Christie told Fox News Radio’s “Guy Benson Show” Friday. “Think about this,” Christie told host Guy Benson. “New Jersey, as you know, has the second most [coronavirus] deaths of any […]

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Trump says coronavirus relief executive order could come by the end of the week ‘if Democrats continue to hold relief hostage’

President Trump threatened to take coronavirus relief into his own hands “if Democrats continue to hold relief hostage.” Trump said if coronavirus negotiations continued to stall, he would sign an executive order deferring the payroll tax until the end of the year, starting July 1 retroactively, and extend enhanced unemployment benefits. He did not state […]

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Judge denies emergency motion compelling Chicago police give arrestees phone call, lawyer within hour

The request for the emergency injunction was brought by attorneys representing the Cook County public defender’s office and a collection of activist groups in a lawsuit filed in June that accuses police of systematically violating of state law by routinely denying arrestees phone calls and access to defense lawyers. | Adobe Stock Photo However, the […]

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Kanye West poised to be bounced from Illinois presidential ballot: Not enough valid signatures

Rapper Kanye West is mounting a late presidential bid, but is poised to be knocked off the Illinois ballot. West’s candidacy could pull Black votes from Democratic nominee Joe Biden and help Donald Trump, whom West met with in the Oval Office in 2018. | Pool photo/Getty Images The Illinois State Board of Elections found […]

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Conservative Catholics call on Biden to break ‘deafening silence’ on anti-Catholic vandalism, arson

A conservative faith-based political advocacy group has called on presidential candidate Joe Biden to publicly condemn the “disturbing rise” of attacks on the Catholic faith and to break his “deafening silence.” CatholicVote cited a growing number of violent acts of vandalism and arson against Catholic churches and other symbols of the faith. “Catholic churches across […]

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GOP officials preview ‘epic’ Trump address, first family role in evolving convention program

President Trump’s plans for a giant in-person convention may have been scrapped because of the coronavirus, but Republican officials said the four-day event will be filled with lively virtual programming, nightly marquee speeches and “must-see TV.” Members of the Trump family are expected to have prominent roles, as well as Vice President Mike Pence and Trump […]

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“I had to look at my daughters and remind them what it means to do what’s right”

Terra Costa Howard was elected state representative for Illinois’ 48th District in 2018. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times It will be fascinating to see what happens with Terra Costa Howard in the coming weeks after she publicly called for Mike Madigan to step down as House speaker. “I need to be able to look myself in the […]

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GOP House candidate’s China coronavirus mask sparks criticism

Virginia House Delegate Nick Freitas was criticized over a face mask his campaign is selling that features a controversial reference. Freitas, a Republican who is running against first-term Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D) for a rural Virginia district, is now selling red face masks with “Covid-19: Made in China” written on the front. The masks are […]

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DNC delegates rally behind Karen Bass to be Biden’s VP

More than 300 DNC delegates have signed a statement urging presidential candidate Joe Biden to select Karen Bass, D-Calif., chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, to be his running mate and join the ticket for Vice President. “We, delegates to the DNC for Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and others, believe Congresswoman Karen Bass is the […]

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Susan Rice sells Netflix stock worth more than $300G as Biden mulls choice of running mate: report

Former national security advisor Susan Rice has reportedly sold her shares in the streaming service Netflix amid rumors that she is on the shortlist of candidates to be presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate. Deadline reported Friday that Rice sold her shares valued at $305,323, according to an SEC filing dated Thursday. A spokesperson for Rice told Deadline that her […]

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Trump’s Orders on WeChat and TikTok Are Uncertain. That May Be the Point.

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s sudden decision late Thursday to restrict two popular Chinese social media services from the United States has created confusion about how broad the bans on doing business with China could ultimately be. That confusion may be part of the point. Citing national security concerns, the Trump administration announced that it would […]

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Joe Biden, Democrats reveal details of DNC convention with nightly themes, speakers

Joe Biden will not attend the Democratic convention to accept the party’s nomination to be its presidential election candidate after the event was further scaled back due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said August 5, 2020. | Getty Images Speakers expected to include both Clintons, Obamas, Sen. Bernie Sanders, GOP ex-Ohio Gov. John Kasich WASHINGTON […]

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Democrat Rep. Max Rose dubs de Blasio ‘worst mayor’ in US history: ‘It is an utter disgrace’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is the worst mayor “in the history of this great country,” Rep. Max Rose, D-N.Y., told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” Friday. Rose, who represents Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn in Congress, took specific issue with the city’s guidelines to reopen schools this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. “They have not put […]

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Fox News spots Biden making unannounced trip to nearby convention center

WILMINGTON, Del. – Joe Biden made an unannounced trip Friday from his home in Wilmington, Del., to a nearby convention center. The former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee then appeared to spend 2 hours and 20 minutes at the site. BIDEN CONFIDANTS REPORTEDLY SEE VP LIST NARROWED DOWN TO 2 Network pool reporters noticed a […]

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Group sends hundreds of thousands of ‘potentially misleading’ ballot applications

A voter registration group is sending hundreds of thousands of mail-in and absentee ballots to voters in states that do not automatically mail the ballot applications themselves. The Center for Voter Information, a 501(c)4 nonprofit advocacy organization, is responsible for the mail-in ballot applications, in an apparent attempt to promote the voting method President Trump […]

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Russia Continues Interfering in Election to Help Trump, U.S. Intelligence Says

WASHINGTON — Russia is using a range of techniques to denigrate Joseph R. Biden Jr., American intelligence officials said Friday in their first public assessment that Moscow continues to try to interfere in the 2020 campaign to help President Trump. At the same time, the officials said China preferred that Mr. Trump be defeated in […]

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