Biden and Trump all tied up in Texas: poll

It’s been nearly half a century since a Democratic presidential candidate carried Texas. You have to go all the way back to Jimmy Carter in 1976. But a new poll in the Lone Star State suggests that Texans are split right now between President Trump and Democrat challenger Joe Biden, with five months to go until the […]

Read More

Conservative activist turns tables on Dems over claims of voter suppression

The head of a conservative watchdog group on Wednesday sought to turn the tables on Democratic allegations of voter suppression amid the coronavirus pandemic, appearing to use the ongoing George Floyd protests to support his point. Democrats have pushed for increased mail-in absentee voting so people can avoid going out to the polls, and Republicans […]

Read More

Dem Rep. Cicilline wants special prosecutor to investigate Barr’s role in quelling DC protest

Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island is calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the role Attorney General William Barr and other top White House officials played in the use of force by U.S. Park Police (USPP) on Monday to disperse protesters before President Trump’s highly criticized walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church in […]

Read More

Biden has edge over Trump on handling race relations: poll

A new national poll shows Democratic challenger Joe Biden holding an 11-point lead over President Trump with five months to go until the November general election. And the Monmouth University survey – which was conducted last Thursday through Monday, as protests and violent clashes swept major cities across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death – indicates […]

Read More

Ex-CIA spy Valerie Plame loses House bid in New Mexico Dem primary

Former spy Valerie Plame on Tuesday lost her bid for the U.S. House of Representatives, falling in New Mexico’s Democratic primary election to attorney Teresa Leger Fernandez. Plame had announced in 2019 that she was running for the spot being left vacant by Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., who is seeking the Senate seat of the […]

Read More

Police groups criticize Biden suggestion that cops be trained to shoot knife-wielding attackers ‘in the leg’

Police groups are criticizing a suggestion by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden that cops, facing a knife-wielding attacker, should be trained to “shoot ‘em in the leg instead of the heart” – with one describing it as “misleading to the point of being deceitful.” Biden made the suggestion in an address to black community leaders in […]

Read More

De Blasio slammed for halting prayer gatherings but not protests; mayor cites ‘400 years of American racism’

Democratic New York City mayor Bill de Blasio raised eyebrows on Tuesday for his explanation as to why he continues to crack down on religious gatherings while allowing the George Floyd protests amid the coronavirus outbreak. Following fierce condemnation, the mayor received for repeatedly singling out Jewish communities on social media for not abiding the shutdown […]

Read More

Castro comes around, finally backs Biden

Julian Castro – one of the final holdouts from the once-vast field of Democratic presidential candidates who had yet to endorse Joe Biden’s presidential campaign – on Tuesday formally backed the former vice president’s White House bid. Castro, a former San Antonio, Texas mayor who later served as Housing and Urban Development secretary in then-President Barack […]

Read More

Trump’s Response to Protests Draws Bipartisan Rebuke in Congress

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders in Congress and a pair of Republicans on Tuesday condemned President Trump for his response to protests around the country and in the capital, the day after peaceful demonstrators were gassed in front of the White House so he could pose for a photograph with a Bible. The rare bipartisan rebukes […]

Read More

Republicans Fear Trump’s Criticism of Mail Voting Will Hurt Them

President Trump has relentlessly attacked mail voting, calling it a free-for-all for cheating and a Democratic scheme to rig elections. None of the charges are true. But as eight states and the District of Columbia vote on Tuesday in the biggest Election Day since the coronavirus forced a pause in the primary calendar, it is […]

Read More

Backlash grows over use of tear gas against protesters prior to Trump’s walk to DC church

Democratic leaders on Monday criticized the use of tear gas against protesters in Washington D.C.’s Lafayette Square before President Trump walked through the area to visit St. John’s Church, which had caught on fire during last night’s demonstrations. Law enforcement officers deployed tear gas and shot rubber bullets to forcefully disperse the peaceful protesters prior to his visit, which […]

Read More

Democratic governors reject Trump’s call to send in military

Democratic governors of some of the nation’s most populous states on Monday pushed back against President Donald Trump’s threat to deploy the U.S. military unless they dispatch National Guard units to “dominate the streets” in reaction to the violence that has erupted across the country. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he doesn’t believe the federal […]

Read More

Unrest demonstrates Biden’s challenge in breaking through

Democratic presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden arrives to pay his respects to fallen service members on Memorial Day at Delaware Memorial Bridge Veteran’s Memorial Park in Newcastle, Delaware, May 25, 2020.  | Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images After another night of violent protests, the 77-year-old Democrat was meeting with […]

Read More

Trump alleges Biden campaign staff helping get ‘Anarchists out of jail’

President Trump on Monday alleged former vice president and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s campaign staff is helping to get “Anarchists out of jail” amid the riots and protests in response to Minneapolis man George Floyd’s death in police custody last week. “Sleepy Joe Biden’s people are so Radical Left that they are working to get […]

Read More

Biden Names Two New Advisers as Convention Decision Looms

Joseph R. Biden Jr. has chosen two Democratic strategists to lead his preparations for the party’s summer nominating convention, a traditionally crucial event for a presidential campaign that is now enveloped in uncertainty because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Biden’s campaign is designating Addisu Demissie, a veteran Democratic strategist who managed Senator Cory Booker’s presidential […]

Read More

Joe Biden, wearing mask, visits protest site in Delaware

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday visited a location where protesters have been demonstrating against police brutality and racial inequality, according to a photo Biden posted on Instagram, as protests and riots rage across the U.S. following the death of George Floyd last week. Floyd on Monday died while in the custody of the […]

Read More

Ohio Dem rep, other officials pepper-sprayed during protest in Columbus

Democratic Rep. Joyce Beatty and other local Ohio officials were sprayed with pepper spray Saturday in Columbus during protests that broke out in response to the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd while in police custody. Beatty, D-Ohio, participated in the protests in downtown Columbus, according to her Twitter, along with Franklin County, Ohio Commissioner […]

Read More

Joe Biden: Trump’s protest comments ‘thoroughly irresponsible’

Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party for the 2020 election, told CNN’s Don Lemon he finds President Trump’s comments amid the protests "thoroughly irresponsible." "I think he’s thoroughly irresponsible. Thoroughly irresponsible. I mean, it is just absolutely — he talks like — I’m afraid I’ll say something I’ll regret. I […]

Read More

Congress Calls State Dept. Officials for Interviews in Expanded Pompeo Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders in Congress announced on Friday that three committees were calling top State Department officials to be formally interviewed in an expanding investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his role in the sudden firing by President Trump this month of the department’s inspector general. At the urging of Mr. Pompeo, […]

Read More

The week in pictures, May 23 – May 29

https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/05/918/516/05_AP20146568111906-1.jpg?ve=1&tl=1 Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wears a face mask to protect against the spread of the coronavirus after placing a wreath at the Delaware Memorial Bridge Veterans Memorial Park, in New Castle, Del., May 25, 2020. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky https://a57.foxnews.com/static.foxnews.com/foxnews.com/content/uploads/2020/05/918/516/05_AP20146568111906-1.jpg?ve=1&tl=1

Read More

PA state democrat accuses GOP of covering up positive Covid test

Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims and his Democratic colleagues are accusing Republican leaders of keeping a Republican lawmaker’s positive coronavirus test from them for a week and not informing them that a handful of GOP members were quarantining as a result. In a statement, Republican state Rep. Andrew Lewis confirmed he tested positive for Covid-19 […]

Read More

Castro launches progressive PAC, but still hasn’t endorsed Biden

Former Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro on Thursday unveiled a new political action committee that aims to help down-ballot progressive Democrats running for office this year. The former San Antonio, Texas, mayor who later served in then-President Barack Obama’s Cabinet as Housing and Urban Development secretary said he would use the resources of the newly […]

Read More

State Rep. Goes on Profanity-Laced Tirade After GOP Colleague Hid Positive COVID-19 Test

A Democratic Pennsylvania state representative went on a righteous tirade in a 12-minute video after learning that the Republican speaker of the House informed his party but not Democrats that at least one member of his caucus tested positive for COVID-19. “Every single day of this crisis this State Government Committee in Pennsylvania has met […]

Read More

House Pulls Surveillance Measure After Trump Tells Republicans to Vote No

House Democratic leaders on Thursday withdrew legislation that would revive expired F.B.I. tools to investigate terrorism and espionage and add privacy protections for Americans, after a fragile bipartisan compromise on the bill collapsed following an abrupt repudiation by President Trump. The retreat left uncertain the fate of efforts to overhaul national-security surveillance while extending three […]

Read More

Biden says he hopes to announce VP pick around this date

Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he hopes to announce his pick for vice president around Aug. 1, just two months before the vice presidential debate scheduled for October. Speaking during a virtual fundraiser event on Wednesday, Biden said his committee has already interviewed the contenders on his shortlist of candidates, which include California Sen. Kamala […]

Read More