This year, Democrats only need five out of twelve seats to take back the Senate. Robert Reich points out that a great many Democrats running for the Senate this year are progressives. Is this a Sanders effect, or a Trump effect? In any event, it's important to vote down ballot. Show More Summary
How very tedious. The Washington Post has a story today about how the House Republicans and various other anti-Clinton players plan on continuing the never-ending investigative charade if Clinton is elected. Evidently, they hope we're...Show More Summary
Donald Trump told Fox News on Tuesday that Obamacare is "a disaster, and I've been saying it from the time before they even voted for it." You know what's coming next, don't you? He was lying. In fact, Trump issued no such scathing criticism. Show More Summary
In a conversation with Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, CNN's Wolf Blitzer expressed fear and concern for the embedded reporters covering Trump: I'm not objective. I'm on the Reporters' Committee for Freedom of the Press and I really believe in a free press. Show More Summary
Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Here is the most recent previous Green Spotlight. More than 25,(725) environmentally oriented stories have...Show More Summary
It could be a topsy turvy 12 more days, folks. We just had a rush of new national polls confirming a big national lead for Hillary Clinton. The PollTracker Average now gives Clinton an 8.6 percentage point lead (Clinton 49.2, Trump 40.6). Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is raising the possibility that Republicans would decline to fill the Supreme Court vacancy if Democrat Hillary Clinton is elected president. Cruz said "there will be plenty of time for debate on that issue, there is long historical precedent for a Supreme Court with fewer justices."
Sure, Donald Trump reported a $1 billion dollar loss on his federal taxes—twice—to avoid paying decades of income tax. And yes, he cheated New York state out of sales tax on expensive jewelry. And okay, he used his “charitable foundation” as...Show More Summary
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In the closing weeks of the presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton is out with another ad voiced by God. Or anyway, Morgan Freeman. The ad is called “Example,” as in “what kind of a _______ do we want our president to set?” Our children. Show More Summary
For some reason, Vince McMahon doesn’t want his wrestlers commenting on Trump. Apparently, they are not free to exercise their free speech rights as long as they’re under his control. The website Daily Wrestling News reports that McMahon has imposed a company-wide gag order on all media inquiries related to Trump. This comes after former [...]
Donald Trump said he received a $17 million insurance payment in 2005 for hurricane damage to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, but AP found little evidence of such large-scale damage. Trump's description of extensive damage does not match those of Mar-a-Lago members and even Trump loyalists. Show More Summary
Today's edition of quick hits.
The Associated Press-GfK poll on the 2016 campaign was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 20-24. No more than 1 time in 20 should chance variations in the sample cause the results to vary by more than plus or minus 2.75 percentage points from the answers that would be obtained if all adults in the U.S. were polled.
Any way you look at it, House Speaker Paul Ryan faces a living hell when Congress reconvenes on Nov. 13. Or more of a living hell than it already was. Some in the deeply factionalized Republican Party, including Mr. Trump and some of his senior aides, are already fanning the flames for a revolt against the House speaker, Representative Paul D. Show More Summary
So, this is a thing that just happened on Twitter, courtesy of Ex-Representative Joe Walsh, leader of the White Men's Brigade of Haters behind Trump, I guess. On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump.On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm...Show More Summary
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been hitting the trail as if it were her job on the line this election, working for Hillary Clinton and hopeful Senate colleagues. In North Carolina, she spared no pity for her current colleague Richard Burr, and his total capitulation to Donald Trump. Show More Summary
Green Party candidate crashes debate in Maryland Senate race BALTIMORE (AP) — Green Party candidate Margaret Flowers wasn't invited to a U.S. Senate debate in Maryland on Wednesday, but she took center stage there anyway. Van HollenShow More Summary
Senate races aren't the only down-ballot contests a Clinton Super PAC is eyeing these days. Now Priorities USA has funded an ad for an Iowa House race in which Democrat Monica Vernon is working to unseat GOP Rep. Rod Blum. The polls weren't looking good for Vernon earlier this month, but the race is still considered a toss up. Show More Summary
Joe Walsh is, thankfully, no longer near the halls of power. Walsh, who was a United States congressman from 2011 until 2013, declared on Wednesday afternoon that he will take up arms if Donald Trump is not elected to the presidency… On November 8th, I'm voting for Trump. On November 9th, if Trump loses, I'm [...]