Pelosi’s rare Dem challenger on why he thinks her time is up, but does he stand a chance?

A new challenger is hoping to unseat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., but his chances are likely slim. PELOSI DOUBLES DOWN THAT BIDEN SHOULDN’T DEBATE TRUMP: ‘WHY BOTHER’ Shahid Buttar, a progressive democratic socialist who says current lawmakers in either party have been “demonstrably complicit” in contributing to many Americans’ struggles throughout the global pandemic while […]

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Republican state legislator apologizes for remarks about Black LGBTQ rival — ‘shocked’ Democrats demand GOP condemnation

Republican state Rep. Amy Grant, left, and Democratic challenger Ken Mejia-Beal, right, participate in a Sun-Times endorsement interview earlier this month. | Screen images. In a live streamed news conference Monday, Assistant Majority Leader Will Davis, D-Hazel Crest, played three audio clips, each from ten to 15 seconds in length, of a conversation between state Rep. […]

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Christa McAuliffe: 5 Things To Know About The Teacher Who Tragically Died In The Challenger Disaster

Netflix’s ‘Challenger: The Final Flight’ takes a look back at the Challenger space shuttle disaster. The launch was supposed to make history with bringing Christa McAuliffe, the first private citizen, into space. Challenger: The Final Flight examines the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster, which broke apart just 73 seconds after launching on Jan. 28, 1986. […]

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Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster: 5 Key Things To Know About The 1986 Tragedy

The new Netflix docuseries, ‘Challenger: The Final Flight,’ explores the 1986 Challenger space shuttle that broke apart less than 2 minutes after launch. The 1986 disaster remains one of America’s most devastating tragedies. Challenger: The Final Flight is a 4-part docuseries that premieres on Netflix on Sept. 16. The docuseries examines the 1986 Challenger space […]

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Watch Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx faces her challengers

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, a Democrat, Republican challenger Patrick W. “Pat” O’Brien and Libertarian Brian Dennehy will meet with the Sun-Times Editorial Board in a video conference interview at 2 p.m. Thursday. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Foxx, Republican challenger Patrick W. “Pat” O’Brien and Libertarian Brian Dennehy met with the Sun-Times Editorial Board […]

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx faces her challengers at 2 p.m. Thursday

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, a Democrat, Republican challenger Patrick W. “Pat” O’Brien and Libertarian Brian Dennehy will meet with the Sun-Times Editorial Board in a video conference interview at 2 p.m. Thursday. | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Watch Foxx, Republican challenger Patrick W. “Pat” O’Brien and Libertarian Brian Dennehy meet with the Sun-Times Editorial […]

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Pelosi’s Republican challenger points to neighbors ‘mad at salon owner’ after blowout backlash

John Dennis, a longtime Republican challenger of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco, took to Twitter late Thursday to show just how deep the support for the liberal Democrat is in the district, even after she was caught using a shuttered salon in the city for a blowout. “I live near the salon where Nancy […]

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Markey builds leads in hotly contested Senate primary with Kennedy: polls

New polling shows Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts opening up a lead over Democratic challenger Rep. Joe Kennedy III with less than a week to go until their Senate primary showdown in an increasingly bitter contest that’s grabbed national headlines. According to a Suffolk University poll released on Wednesday, Markey leads Kennedy 51%-41% among likely Massachusetts […]

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AOC wades into another primary fight, again goes against Pelosi in Massachusetts

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s PAC endorsed young challenger Alex Morse in his competitive Democratic primary against longtime incumbent Rep. Richard Neal, the powerful chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. The backing is the latest example of Ocasio-Cortez’s efforts to oust sitting Democratic members of Congress in favor of more progressive challengers and once again puts […]

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Pelosi backs Joe Kennedy in Senate primary against liberal incumbent, draws AOC scorn

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday endorsed challenger Joe Kennedy over liberal incumbent Ed Markey in the Massachusetts Senate primary, a move that quickly drew a rebuke from progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Pelosi threw her clout behind Kennedy, a Democratic member of the House, who is trying to unseat Markey, co-author of the Green New Deal, […]

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Trump campaign launches ads questioning Biden’s mental faculties

President Trump’s re-election campaign is taking their attacks on Democratic challenger Joe Biden’s mental acuity to a new level. On Tuesday, the Trump campaign launched a digital ad that suggests that the former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee has suffered cognitive decline over the past four to five years. BIDEN CLARIFIES THAT HE’S NEVER TAKEN A FORMAL […]

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Trump narrows gap with Biden, new poll shows

A new national poll released on the eve of the two major political party conventions indicates Democratic challenger Joe Biden with a smaller lead over President Trump than most other live telephone operator surveys show. WHAT THE LATEST FOX NEWS POLL SHOWS IN THE WHITE HOUSE RACE The ticket of Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris […]

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Biden-Harris ticket aims to spark enthusiasm at Democratic convention after low-key campaign

For the past five months, President Trump, his campaign and his allies have mercilessly ridiculed Democratic challenger Joe Biden for “hiding in his basement” of his home in Wilmington, Delaware. Monday’s kickoff to the Democratic National Convention marks Biden’s moment to reset the narrative about the energy behind his candidacy. TRUMP TO CAMPAIGN IN BATTLEGROUND STATES DURING DEMOCRATIC […]

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Mitch McConnell claims opponent Amy McGrath’s new ad is ‘racist’ against his wife

Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed his Democratic challenger Amy McGrath’s new ad against him as a “racist” attack against his wife. In a campaign ad, McGrath claims that trade deals brokered by McConnell “made China richer, their military stronger, they’re spying on us and they didn’t stop the coronavirus.” “Oh, and Mitch made millions […]

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Rep. Ilhan Omar beats back Democratic primary challenge in Minnesota

Rep. Ilhan Omar on Tuesday defeated her Democratic primary challenger, attorney Antone Melton-Meaux, who garnered attention for outraising her during the campaign, the Associated Press projected. The race has gotten attention in recent weeks: Melton-Meaux said he supported Omar’s first run for Congress in 2018 but criticized her for the number of votes she’s missed. “She has […]

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Ilhan Omar Wins House Primary in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota fended off a well-funded primary challenger on Tuesday, ensuring a clean sweep of re-election fights for the group of first-term Democratic congresswomen of color known as the Squad and sending a message to Washington about the staying power of the party’s new progressive voices. Ms. Omar, who made […]

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Ilhan Omar’s primary race heats up, as Dem challenger claims her campaign is ‘falling apart’

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is facing a tougher-than-expected primary, with a better-funded challenger claiming Omar’s campaign is “falling apart.” Omar quickly became a national political star — and the source of significant controversy — since winning her 5th District seat in 2018. One of the first Muslim women (along with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.) to be elected […]

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2020 polls tighten: Trump narrows gap with Biden as campaign chief credits coronavirus briefings

President Trump has been narrowing the gap in recent weeks with Democratic challenger Joe Biden both in national polling and in some key battlegrounds — a development his new campaign manager is crediting in part to his relaunched coronavirus briefings. This is not to say the president is in comeback territory. His approval ratings remain deeply underwater, […]

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Trump claims Biden ‘no longer worthy of the Black Vote’ in wake of diversity comment

President Trump on Friday said his presumptive Democratic challenger Joe Biden “is no longer worthy of the Black Vote,” after the former vice president made comments contrasting African American and Latino diversity. “After yesterday’s statement, Sleepy Joe Biden is no longer worthy of the Black Vote!” Trump tweeted Friday morning. Earlier Friday, Trump tweeted: “Sleepy […]

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Tlaib leading establishment primary challenger as votes trickle in

Progressive “Squad” member Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., is leading her establishment primary challenger as votes trickle in Wednesday morning, a sign of what could be yet another win for the progressive wing of the Democratic Party. Tlaib beat her challenger, Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones, in a crowded primary in 2018 before first being […]

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Progressive challenger Cori Bush upsets longtime incumbent Lacy Clay in Missouri Dem primary

Progressive challenger Cori Bush defeated longtime incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay overnight in the high-profile Democratic primary in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District — a race that grabbed national attention as a party fixture and Congressional Black Caucus member battled a younger activist who came up through the Black Lives Matter movement. Bush’s 48.9% to 45.5% victory […]

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Trump says Harris would be ‘fine choice’ as Biden running mate

President Trump is weighing in on one of the likely top contenders Democratic challenger Joe Biden’s considering as his running mate As he was departing the White House for a trip to Texas on Wednesday, the president was asked about Sen. Kamala Harris. Trump answered that the senator from California would “be a fine choice” […]

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Biden says Trump’s stoking ‘division and chaos’ for ‘political lifeline’

Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Tuesday charged that President Trump is “determined to stoke division and chaos” in cities where protests are raging in order “to revive a failing campaign.” The former vice president, taking questions after a speech in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, also reiterated that he would choose his running mate by […]

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Biden opens up 13-point lead over Trump in Florida: poll

A new poll in Florida shows Democratic challenger Joe Biden opening up a double-digit lead over President Trump as new cases of the coronavirus surge in the battleground state. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee tops Trump 51-38 percent among registered voters in Florida, according to a Quinnipiac University survey conducted July 16-20 and released on […]

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Bowman backs fellow progressive challenging longtime Dem rep in St. Louis

A week after progressive challenger Jamaal Bowman toppled longtime Rep. Eliot Engel in New York’s Democratic primary, Bowman is backing a fellow progressive challenging a 10-term Democratic congressman in St. Louis. Bowman – a former middle school principal and first-time candidate – on Thursday endorsed nurse Cori Bush in her bid to oust Rep. Lacy Clay, […]

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