Trump Sows Doubt on Voting, Keeping Some People Up at Night (nyt.com)
As President Trump abandons longstanding political norms, worst-case scenario planners have been gaming out doomsday options for the 2020 election.
The Trump effect could lift Democratic Senate candidates. (nyt.com)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a new pitch to voters for this fall: Trust me.
As the economy faces a once-in-a-century recession, with more than 38 million people out of work, Trump is increasingly talking up a future recovery that probably won’t materialize until after the November election. He’s asking voters to look past the pain being felt across the nation and give him another four-year term on the promise of an economic comeback in 2021.
Personal Ties to Biden Could Be an Advantage in Running-Mate Race
As coronavirus makes it hard for potential choices to campaign alongside the former vice president, having an existing rapport with him is important. Two future U.S. senators, Kamala Harris and Catherine Cortez Masto, were part of a small, tightknit group of women serving as their states’ attorneys general nearly a decade ago. They considered their affable colleague from Delaware, Beau Biden, to be an honorary member. (wsj.com)
How's that again about the fringe's great success in the judiciary?
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. judge has dealt another blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to increase domestic oil and gas output from public lands, saying officials failed to protect habitat for a declining bird species when it issued energy leases on hundreds of square miles.
Say that again about how much the fringe detests healthcare freebies?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare recipients will be able to get prescription plans that limit copays for insulin, a potential savings of hundreds of dollars, the White House announced Tuesday in a pivot to pocketbook issues that could influence November’s election.
The new benefit — to be formally unveiled at a Rose Garden event Tuesday afternoon — is being touted as a major accomplishment by Trump administration officials eager to change the subject from the grim drumbeat of coronavirus pandemic news.
Way to support speaking ill of the dead!! Fringe politics for you...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The husband of a woman who died accidentally in an office of then-GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough two decades ago is demanding that Twitter remove President Donald Trump’s tweets suggesting Scarborough, now a fierce Trump critic, murdered her.
And in the how much this election means department...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Drowned out by the coronavirus and national politics, Republican and Democratic operatives are quietly preparing for a battle of state legislative supremacy later this year that could have a profound effect on political power for the next decade.
The November ballot will feature more than 5,000 elections for state House and Senate members in 35 states who will play a significant role in crafting or passing new voting districts for Congress and state legislative chambers based on census results.
Republicans, who currently control a majority of state legislative chambers, generally will be on defense against a well-funded Democratic effort. But Republicans are trying to change that narrative.
(AP) Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is pushing ahead with a policy that will steer tens of millions of dollars in federal coronavirus relief to private primary schools and secondary schools across the nation.
The policy has drawn backlash from Democrats and state education leaders who say it reroutes money from needy public schools to wealthier private ones. But in a recent letter to a group of state education chiefs, DeVos defended the policy and said she plans to formalize it as a federal rule “in the next few weeks.”
The dispute stems from more than $13 billion allocated for the nation’s schools
Biden calls Trump a ‘fool’ for mocking masks during pandemic
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Tuesday that wearing a mask in public to combat the spread of the coronavirus is a sign of leadership and called President Donald Trump a “fool” who was “stoking deaths” for suggesting otherwise.
If the 2020 presidential election were held today, for whom would you vote if the candidates were Joe Biden, the Democrat, and Donald Trump, the Republican?
Maryland (Gonzales Maryland Poll)
Statewide, 40% approve of the job Trump is doing as president, while 58%
disapprove of the job he is doing. Eighty-four percent of black voters, 83% of Democrats, and 68% of Marylanders under the age of fifty disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing
In a November election match-up with presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Trump trails by 24 points in Maryland. Statewide, 59% say they would vote for Biden “if the election were held today,” while 35% say they’d vote for Trump, with 6% undecided.
The last time Utah voted for a Democrat for president was Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1964. The Beehive State’s 56-year streak of voting for Republicans for president may be in real danger according to a new poll.
The UtahPolicy.com/KUTV 2 News survey conducted by Y2 Analytics finds Republican Donald Trump leading presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden by just 3 points, 44-41 percent. 8 percent of likely voters say they would support a third-party candidate. 5 percent were undecided while 1 percent picked another candidate.