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  • Donald Trump Oct 14, 2018

    GOP Pins Hopes for Keeping Ryan’s Wisconsin Seat on Ryan 2.0

    Ironworker Randy Bryce spent months gearing up to try to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan in November’s election, cleverly cultivating an “Iron Stache” persona for a candidacy that was as colorful as it was unlikely. Then Ryan decided to retire, transforming a faint upset hope into a race Democrats are dreaming of as the possible capstone in a favorable midterm...

  • Congress Oct 18, 2018

    Money Talks: Campaigns Draw Millions in ‘Outsider’ Cash

    It’s been eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that political spending is free speech. The decision eased the way for corporations, unions or nonprofits to spend massive amounts to support, or more often, denounce candidates in tight races. Citizens United, as the ruling is commonly known, has transformed American political campaigns, most notably over the airways. But the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 16, 2018

    Democrats Lead Republicans on Fundraising Ahead of Midterms

    Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress. Although the Senate map positions Republicans to maintain their narrow majority, some of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents continued to rake in cash in the third quarter of 2018, according to the...

  • New Jersey Oct 15, 2018

    GOP Plays Blame Game While Fighting to Save House Majority

    Republicans have begun to concede defeat in the evolving fight to preserve the House majority. The party’s candidates may not go quietly, but from the Arizona mountains to suburban Denver to the cornfields of Iowa, the GOP’s most powerful players this midterm season are actively shifting resources away from vulnerable Republican House candidates deemed too far gone and toward those...

  • Democratic party May 7, 2018

    Pelosi: Democrats Have Cash, Environment to Win House

    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that House Democrats have the fundraising, the issues and the political atmosphere on their side to win back the majority in November. These factors, and an activated party base that’s helped Democrats win in special elections across the country this year are the “small droplets of water” that create a wave, Pelosi said...

  • Democratic party Jun 5, 2018

    Winners, Losers Emerge in Crucial California, 7 Other State Primaries

    Republicans and Democrats alike appear to have escaped calamity in a crucial day of coast-to-coast primary battles as they fight to shape the political battlefield for the fall. There was an especially big sigh of relief from the GOP Wednesday after the party avoided being entirely shut out of California’s November election of a new governor. Republicans had feared that...

  • Donald Trump Apr 4, 2018

    Dems, GOP Using Immigration in House Races, But Differently

    Both Democrats and Republicans think the stalemate between President Donald Trump and Congress over immigration can help them in November’s congressional elections. Each could be right. In House races across the country, both parties are using the fight over immigration — fanned by tweets from President Donald Trump about a crisis on the Mexican border that others say doesn’t exist...

  • Donald Trump Mar 27, 2018

    Trump Approval Rating Benefiting From Economic Policies: Poll

    A growing American economy and passage of a Republican tax overhaul appear to be helping President Donald Trump lift his approval ratings from historic lows, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Trump remains unpopular with the majority of Americans, 58 percent. But 42 percent say they now approve of the job he’s...

  • Donald Trump Mar 15, 2018

    Pa. House Race Suggests Almost No GOP Candidate Is Safe

    The message to Republicans from the Pennsylvania special election was simple: Almost no one is safe. Rattled Republicans were hit with a day-after reality check Wednesday after the startlingly strong performance of a fresh-faced Democrat deep in Trump country. House Speaker Paul Ryan privately warned his ranks that the election, still officially undecided, should serve as a “wake-up call” as...

  • Donald Trump Jan 18, 2018

    Trump Hoping to Keep Pennsylvania Seat in Republican Hands

    President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged “total support” for a Pennsylvania lawmaker trying to keep a House seat in Republican hands in the first congressional race of the year, tweeting his endorsement hours before visiting the state. Trump said Rick Saccone “is a great guy” and that “We need more Republicans to continue our already successful agenda!” The 59-year-old state...

  • Donald Trump Jun 20, 2017

    Republican Wins in Georgia House Race, Most Expensive Ever

    Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that would have rocked Washington ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Incomplete returns show Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, winning almost 53 percent of the vote over Democrat Jon Ossoff, who won just over 47...

  • Donald Trump Mar 25, 2017

    Speaker Ryan Falls Short in First Test of Trump Presidency: Analysis

    House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama’s health care law. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling a vote and admitting “we’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.”...
    Friday’s painful rebuke is an ominous sign for President Donald Trump’s agenda, from taxes to infrastructure to the budget. Looming in...

  • Congress Nov 5, 2015

    ‘Late Night’: Dr. Jill Biden Prefers Being Called ‘Captain of the Vice Squad’

    If there’s one thing Dr. Jill Biden is used to, it’s campaigning. “I’ve done 13 campaigns between my son’s campaign for attorney general and my husband’s campaign for senate, and then for vice president,” she told “Late Night” host Seth Meyers on Wednesday.

  • Congress Nov 5, 2015

    Dr. Jill Biden Prefers ‘Captain of the Vice Squad’

    Dr. Jill Biden prefers the title of “Captain of the Vice Squad” to Second Lady.

  • Democratic party May 8, 2014

    Justin Bieber Responds to Seth Rogen’s Slam: “Sorry I Didn’t Bow Down to You”

    Justin Bieber has finally responded to actor Seth Rogen’s recent remarks to Howard Stern about his past encounters with the pop star.

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