• Gerrymandering Dec 28, 2019

    Coming Battle Over Gerrymandering Will Be Bigger Than Ever: NBC News

    The gerrymandering wars are heading South, NBC News reports. A number of Southern states, including Texas, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, are prime targets for partisan gerrymandering as the congressional redistricting process gets underway after next year’s statehouse elections, experts said. “Many of the states that had the really aggressive gerrymanders the last time — Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin —…

  • U.S. Congress Dec 17, 2019

    Staffers for NJ Democrat Resign Over His Decision to Join GOP

    Staffers for New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew are resigning after the lawmaker announced he would break from the Democratic party and vote against impeaching President Donald Trump.

  • impeachment Dec 12, 2019

    Judiciary Panel Takes First Steps Toward Impeachment Vote

    The House Judiciary Committee has taken the first steps toward voting on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, beginning a marathon two-day session to consider the historic charges with a lively prime-time hearing at the Capitol....


    Democrats and Republicans used the otherwise procedural meeting Wednesday evening to deliver sharp, poignant and, at times, personal arguments for and against impeachment. Both...

  • Tallahassee Dec 3, 2019

    Florida Republicans, Democrats Unite on Open Primary Proposal

    Florida’s Democratic and Republican parties are united in opposing a proposed constitutional amendment that would let all voters cast ballots in primary elections. Lawyers for both parties asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to keep the proposal off the 2020 ballot. The parties said the ballot language is confusing and misleading. Related: Florida Governor Appeals Court Rulings on Voting…

  • Donald Trump Dec 3, 2019

    Congress Pushes Ahead on Trump Impeachment With Nation Split

    The House is plunging into a landmark impeachment week, with Democrats who once hoped to sway Republicans now facing the prospect of an ever-hardening partisan split over the question of removing President Donald Trump from office. Lawmakers were getting their first look at the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report Monday night behind closed doors, and Chairman Adam Schiff said...

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Trump Signs Stopgap Spending Bill, Averting Shutdown

    President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a short-term funding bill, averting the threat of a government shutdown until next month. Trump signed the bill, which will extend funding through Dec. 20, hours before government funding was set to expire. The Senate, by a 74-20 vote, passed the short-term funding bill earlier in the day. The push to keep the government...

  • Nov 16, 2019

    Florida Governor Appeals Court Rulings on Voting

    Gov. Ron DeSantis filed an appeal Friday in a bid to lift a federal judge’s temporary order allowing some felons to regain voting rights despite failing to settle unpaid fines and other legal debts.

  • Nov 14, 2019

    Nancy Pelosi Overstates Republican Gains in Impeachment Process

    House Republicans voted unanimously against a resolution that laid out how the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump would proceed. In an interview with “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert later that day, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said her party had been more than fair.

  • Nov 8, 2019

    John Legend Lends Support as Fla. Felons Get Vote Rights

    Singer John Legend was on hand to lend support Friday as 18 former felons were granted the right to vote in what Miami officials called a simple and streamlined process. NBC 6’s Steve Litz reports.

  • Oct 24, 2019

    Graham Unveils Measure Slamming Impeachment Inquiry as Trump Praises GOP Efforts to Fight Back

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Thursday introduced a resolution backed by more than 40 GOP senators excoriating House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, accusing Democrats of violating due process for interviewing key witnesses behind closed doors. Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced the five-page resolution that includes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., as a co-sponsor on Thursday afternoon, NBC...

  • Oct 21, 2019

    Democrats Kill GOP Effort to Censure Rep. Schiff Over Impeachment Inquiry

    Republicans failed to force a vote on the House floor on Monday evening on a resolution that would have censured House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for his handling of the impeachment inquiry. Democrats, who control the chamber, killed the GOP effort after House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., offered a motion to table the measure. The motion was adopted...

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Florida Republicans Pick Egg Farmer to Lead State Senate

    Sen. Wilton Simpson will assume leadership of the legislative body after its current president, Sen. Bill Galvano, steps down next year.

  • Sep 10, 2019

    Trump to Widow ‘He Must’ve Known What He Signed Up For’

  • Sep 8, 2019

    California GOP Opens Alternative Pathway for 2020 Delegates

    The measure was drafted in response to a state law signed by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in July that requires presidential candidates to release their tax returns, a move aimed squarely at the Republican president.

  • Aug 8, 2019

    GOP Freezes Twitter Spending After McConnell Account Locked

    The Republican Party, the Trump campaign and other GOP organizations said Thursday that they are freezing their spending on Twitter to protest the platform’s treatment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Twitter temporarily locked McConnell’s campaign account Wednesday after it shared a video in which some protesters spoke of violence outside his Kentucky home, where he is recovering from a...

  • Aug 2, 2019

    Trump Pick for National Intelligence Director Is Withdrawing

    President Donald Trump’s pick for national intelligence director, Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe, withdrew from consideration Friday after just five days as he faced growing questions about his experience and qualifications. The move underscored the uncertainty over his confirmation prospects. Democrats openly dismissed the Republican congressman as an unqualified partisan and Republicans offered only lukewarm and tentative expressions of support. The...

  • Aug 2, 2019

    Trump Portrait Adorns Colorado Capitol After Putin Prank

    President Donald Trump finally joined the Colorado state Capitol’s wall of presidential portraits on Thursday, a year after a prankster placed a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin near the spot intended for him. Colorado Republicans raised more than $10,000 through a GoFundMe account in 2018 to commission the oil painting by Sarah Boardman, an artist who also produced the...

  • Jul 21, 2019

    Ocasio-Cortez: Trump Enjoyed Crowd Saying, ‘Send Her Back!’

    U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told constituents that President Donald Trump enjoyed hearing a crowd at his rally earlier this week calling for a Somali-born congresswoman to go back home.

  • Jul 4, 2019

    Michigan Rep. Justin Amash Quitting Republican Party

    Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, the only Republican in Congress to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump, said Thursday he is leaving the GOP because he has become disenchanted with partisan politics and “frightened by what I see from it.” In an opinion article published in the Washington Post, on July 4, Amash said partisan politics is damaging American...

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Biden and Sanders Lead Trump In Florida, New Poll Says

    President Donald Trump trails former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in a new poll released hours before the president was set to kick off his re-election campaign with a rally in the Sunshine State.

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