Essential Politics: 'Doctor shopping' targeted in law signed by Brown, Santa Barbara congressional race sees new anti-Trump ad Sept. 28, 2016, 8:26 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. Here's what we're watching:Gov. Jerry Brown continues to...
At a town hall Wednesday night, the president took on the GOP candidates statements on Muslim Americansand batted down his contention that the U.S. military is in a sorry state.
Well, we knew this would happen—it was only a question of when: Republicans have finally started attacking Democratic Senate candidate Deborah Ross in earnest over her advocacy as head of the North Carolina ACLU, a post she left 14 years ago. Show More Summary
Former Virginia Sen. John Warner, a veteran of the Republican national security establishment, endorsed Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, saying that she is the best-trained and best-experienced candidate to handle the country’s national security.
As noted in today’s Morning Jolt, t he piece of data that will most illuminate 2016 is Donald Trump’s vote total in key states compared to the vote totals of the Republican Senate candidates in those states. The easy, lazy narrativeShow More Summary
Former Miss Universe champion Alicia Machado recalled the GOP presidential candidate saying hateful things about Latinos and African Americans
The right-wing blogosphere is abuzz once again with claims that the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was wearing an electronic earpiece during Monday night’s first 2016 presidential debate with the GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. Show More Summary
Donald Trump’s performance last night was bad; so says the general consensus among even casual political observers who last night witnessed the GOP candidate hold his ground about 10 minutes before sinking into a pool of Rosie O’Donnell insults and begging Sean Hannity for a life preserver. Even conservative pundits, who no doubt have every [...]
The Seattle Times fact checks the debate between Gov. Jay Inslee and GOP challenger Bill Bryant and, on tolling, the paper notes that despite some criticism by Bryant over the I-405 toll lanes, “As detailed in The Seattle Times earlier...Show More Summary
Chelsea Nunnenkamp is the kind of party loyalist who bleeds Republican red. She started walking precincts and stuffing envelopes for GOP candidates at age 15. During high school, she kept a poster of Ronald Reagan above her bed. But come November, for the first time ever, she may vote for a third-party...
Hillary Clinton's campaign said that retired Republican senator John Warner of Virginia will endorse Clinton, marking the first time he has endorsed a Democratic presidential candidate and adding to the list of high-powered GOP figures stepping away from Donald Trump.
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said during Monday's debate that "China should go into North Korea."
Donald Trump and his surrogates followed up the GOP candidate’s highly panned debate performance by arguing that online polls were more accurate than the scientific poll from CNN that he lost. Shortly after the first presidential debate at Hofstra University on Monday, Sean Hannity began...
The GOP candidate urges the media to confirm his opposition to the Iraq War by contacting Sean Hannity.
Post-debate, plenty of pundits and armchair analysts pointed to Donald Trump’s remarks about comedian Rosie O’Donnell as a moment when the GOP presidential candidate had gone off the rails. Prodded by Democratic rival Hillary Clinton about his comments about women — “This is a man who has called women pigs, slobs and dogs” — Trump name-checked […]
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump says he held back on his final attack of Monday's debate with Hillary Clinton.
Fox News host Brit Hume opined after Monday's presidential debate that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton did look more "composed" than her GOP rival Donald Trump, but that she didn't appear "attractive."
Trumpocalypse is upon us. Deadline is live-blogging tonight's first 2016 presidential debate pitting petulant thin-skinned real estate mogul turned reality TV star turned GOP candidate Donald Trump, against the Democrats’ overqualified,...Show More Summary
GOP House candidate Mark Assini, who is seeking to unseat Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter in New York's 25th district, had some very pointed opinions about LGBTQ Americans back when gays were still being kicked out of the military and Republicans were threatening a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Show More Summary
One of the primary concerns Republicans and conservatives had regarding the Trump candidacy is the drag he'd be down the ballot for other Republicans. And, yes, he isn't the strongest candidate the GOP could have put forward, but if polling is any indication, the Senate may not be as lost as Republicans and conservatives were fearing. Show More Summary