Eliot Engel’s Hot Mic Moment: ‘If I Didn’t Have a Primary, I Wouldn’t Care’

Representative Eliot L. Engel, a New York Democrat who is facing a serious primary challenge this month and questions about his lack of presence in his district, arrived on Tuesday at a Bronx news conference about local vandalism with a determination to speak. But shortly before the news conference began, Ruben Diaz Jr., the Bronx […]

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Kris Kobach Is Back, and a Kansas Senate Seat May Be Up for Grabs

LEAWOOD, Kan. — It has been 88 years since Kansas last sent a Democrat to the United States Senate — one of only three Democrats ever to represent the state in the upper chamber. But this year, in a challenging and unstable political environment for Republicans, party leaders are growing fearful that this reliably Republican […]

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Pennsylvania lawmaker tears into GOP after colleague tests positive for coronavirus, doesn’t tell Democrats

Pennsylvania Democrat State Rep. Brian Sims tore into his GOP colleagues after learning that the Republican speaker of the House informed his party but not Democrats that a member of his caucus tested positive for coronavirus. “Every single day of this crisis this State Government Committee in Pennsylvania has met so that their members could line […]

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New Jersey may have to cut 200K jobs if no federal help: report

Gov. Phil Murphy, the New Jersey Democrat, said in an interview Thursday that without financial help from the federal government, his state will likely have to cut 200,000 public employees, including police officers and firefighters. NJ SALON OWNER: WE’RE AT A BREAKING POINT New Jersey is among several states facing serious financial hardships after the coronavirus […]

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Spot the Difference: Two governors reopened their states, but only one was accused of ‘human sacrifice’

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, left, and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, right. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The governors of Georgia and Colorado have at least one thing in common. They both took steps to reopen their states’ economies in late […]

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Republican Mike Garcia picks up Katie Hill’s California seat as Dem candidate concedes race

Democrat Christy Smith conceded the special election race for California’s 25th Congressional District to Republican Mike Garcia on Wednesday, marking the first time Republicans will retake a Democratic-held congressional seat in the state since 1998 — and, Republicans said, indicating that enthusiasm for President Trump is strong heading into the 2020 elections. Garcia, a former Navy combat […]

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Michigan’s Whitmer says she believes Joe Biden

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Democrat from Michigan, said in an interview Sunday that she knows Joe Biden and the sexual assault allegation leveled against him is not “consistent with” the person she knows. Whitmer, who is reportedly on a shortlist of potential vice president picks for the former Delaware senator, joined other Democrats like Hillary […]

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Former NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume wins late Rep. Elijah Cummings’ House seat in special Maryland election

The Democrat who formerly held the seat of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings re-won the position in Maryland’s special election Tuesday and will finish the term off in Congress. Kweisi Mfume held the seat in the 7th Congressional District — a heavily Democratic and predominantly black region — for five terms before leaving to lead the NAACP. CARRIE […]

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Pelosi, who decried treatment of Kavanaugh accuser, backs Biden in face of his own allegation

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., became the latest high-profile Democrat to endorse Joe Biden for her party’s presidential nomination Monday even as an allegation of sexual assault haunts the former vice president’s campaign. Yet Pelosi’s scant comments on the claim stand in marked contrast to her vocal opposition to the nomination of now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh […]

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Trump throws shade at ‘poorly run states’ seeking aid, as McConnell floats bankruptcy option

President Trump on Monday openly questioned why “poorly run states” — which he claimed are all “Democrat run” — are seeking aid from the federal government amid the coronavirus crisis, seemingly piggy-backing off Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s suggestion that they instead file for bankruptcy. “Why should the people and taxpayers of America be bailing […]

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Virus creates unprecedented Maryland congressional election

Ballots cast in person in Maryland’s special congressional election between Democrat Kweisi Mfume and Republican Kimberly Klacik will be quarantined for about 24 hours after poll close before being counted — to give any potential germs a chance to die to help protect election workers. It’s one of the safety measures that’s being taken in […]

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Joe Manchin to endorse Joe Biden after saying he could potentially support Trump

Sen. Joe Manchin, the independent-minded West Virginia Democrat who sometimes irks his party by siding with Republicans, intends to back fellow Democat Joe Biden for president, according to a report. Manchin, 72, who has served in the Senate since 2010 after previously serving as West Virginia’s governor, was unequivocal about his plans Thursday in an […]

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Dem leaders condemn Trump’s ‘assault’ on IGs, seek new law to protect them

The Democrat leaders of the House’s major committees Friday blasted President Trump’s continued “assault” on independent inspectors general and proposed new legislation to prevent Trump from retaliating against them. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee, penned a letter Friday sounding the alarm on Trump’s stepped-up efforts to oust and criticize inspector generals who […]

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Who is John Bel Edwards? Here are 4 things to know about Louisiana’s governor

John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, has served as governor of Louisiana since 2016, after defeating Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter in the second round of the 2015 election for governor. He was reelected to a second term in the 2019 election, becoming the first Democratic governor to win reelection in the state since 1975. The […]

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Congressman Max Rose Deploys With National Guard for Coronavirus Relief

WASHINGTON — Representative Max Rose, a freshman Democrat from New York, announced on Tuesday that he would deploy with the National Guard on Wednesday to assist the hard-hit city’s coronavirus response efforts, making him the first member of Congress to do so. Mr. Rose, a captain in the Army National Guard and decorated combat veteran […]

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AOC’s pick in Democrat primary for House seat beats incumbent

Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill., a rare anti-abortion House Democrat, has lost his party’s primary race to challenger Marie Newman, a small business owner endorsed by far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. Newman challenged Lipinski in 2018 and was edged out in a close primary race, but this time she managed to narrowly defeat the incumbent congressman, […]

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Marie Newman Beats Dan Lipinski, Democratic Incumbent, in Illinois House Primary

WASHINGTON — Representative Dan Lipinski, a conservative Democrat from Illinois whose opposition to abortion rights and the Affordable Care Act made him a pariah in his party, lost a hard-fought primary race on Tuesday night to his progressive challenger, Marie Newman. Ms. Newman, a business consultant and founder of an anti-bullying program, edged out Mr. […]

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Progressives slam ‘irresponsible’ Tom Perez, Dems for allowing primaries amid virus outbreak: ‘This is going to get people killed’

The Democrat Party and Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman Tom Perez were widely criticized for not urging state governments to delay primary elections amid the coronavirus outbreak. Tuesday marked around round of primary races in Arizona, Illinois, Florida and Ohio, the latter of which had its election canceled when the state delcared a health emergency after a judge […]

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Deep partisan divide over coronavirus threat: poll

How concerned are you about the coronavirus outbreak? The answer may depend on whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, a new national poll suggests. An NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey released Sunday found that just over half of Americans are worried that a family member may catch the virus that causes COVID-19, and that six in […]

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Newsom executive order allows California to commandeer hotels, motels to house coronavirus patients

Gov.  Gavin Newsom, the California Democrat, released an executive order on Thursday that includes the authority for Sacramento to take over hotels and motels for medical use for coronavirus patients, in a move he said will help the state of 40 million prepare for any widespread outbreak. Some patients in the state have already been moved […]

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Trump says Warren, Democrat Party ‘destroyed’ Sanders’ campaign

Sen. Bernie Sanders would be well on his way to the Democratic nomination if the Democrat Party didn’t work with Sen. Elizabeth Warren to hamstring his campaign by staying in the race until after Super Tuesday, President Trump said in a tweet early Wednesday. FOX NEWS VOTER ANALYSIS: BERN OUT? Trump referred to Warren as […]

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