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Dems’ midterm advantage narrows among registered voters as Trump’s approval rating rises, poll finds

A new national poll a few weeks before the midterm elections shows the chances of a “blue wave” are far from a slam dunk for the Democrats. The NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll released Sunday shows 48 percent of registered voters would prefer having the Democrats in control of Congress, compared to 41 percent supporting the GOP. That 7-point gap has narrowed from the 12-point gap the Democrats had in September. The poll also showed President Trump’s approval ratings at their highest yet: 47 percent. The poll showed 49 percent disapprove. “The current data shows that the Democratic advantage has ebbed but still with a large advantage. And the GOP shows some life,” Democratic pollster Fred Yang, who conducted the poll alongside Republican pollster Bill McInturff and Hart Resear...

A Democratic House majority could be dangerous for our country – here’s why

With the Nov. 6 midterm elections in sight, the message of U.S. House Republicans to voters has been consistent. GOP candidates are touting their pro-growth policies that have led to our nation’s strong economy and increased paychecks for millions. They are contrasting that with the increased chaos and disorder that a Democratic-controlled House would bring. To make that contrast clear, Republicans have explicitly pointed out that should Democrats take control of the House they will reinstall Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as speaker. That would allow her to pursue a far-left agenda that would stunt the aforementioned positive developments. What gets less attention is the fact that not only would Pelosi be leading the House, but she’s said her chief lieutenants would replace GOP l...

GOP bails on Colorado incumbent, bets on ‘superstar’ newcomer in Florida instead

Nationally-watched Miami House race tightens before midterms Florida’s highly-competitive 27th Congressional District seat, long held by Republican, Cuban-American Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, is up for grabs for the first time in almost three decades. The majority Hispanic district spans large portions of Miami, where cultural connections can impact elections. Republicans are making a last minute bet that a political newcomer in Florida has a better chance to win in November than an incumbent with a decade of experience serving Colorado. The National Republican Congressional Committee decided on Friday to stop spending money in support of Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., who faces a tough re-election against democratic challenger Jason Crow. Instead, the NRCC will pump $1.5 million into ...

2 convicted Democrats seek political office while behind bars

Ron Reynolds, a sitting Texas state representative running for another term behind bars, is expected to be re-elected since nobody is opposing him. (Ron Reynolds) Two Democrats are running for a political office despite being behind bars, with one of them expected to win in Texas and celebrate in jail. Ron Reynolds, a sitting Texas state representative, is running for another term. He is expected to win because nobody is opposing him. He’s a disbarred Missouri City personal injury lawyer convicted in 2015 on multiple misdemeanor charges for illegally soliciting people to his law practice, KPRC-TV reported. He was sentenced to a year in jail but later released on an appellate bond. But last month, the appeal was rejected and Reynolds had to return to jail. Texas State rep. Ron Reynolds The ...

Dems may need intervention to contain Hillary Clinton, NYT editorial board member says

.FILE – Hillary Clinton talks with Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief of The Atlantic, during The Atlantic Festival, in Washington. (AP) If Democrats are to be successful in this year’s midterm elections, they may need to hold an intervention to stop Hillary Clinton from complicating their lives with incendiary comments and unnecessary drama, according to a New York Times op-ed from a member of the editorial board. In her column, Michelle Cottle argues Clinton’s rash of appearances on national TV and other venues to discuss hot-button issues will only cause problems for her party. In a recent interview, Clinton advocated throwing out civility when dealing with the Republican Party, which could turn off swing voters being courted by Democrats as the party seeks a congressional ma...

Dem operative for Soros-funded group arrested for ‘battery’ against Nevada GOP candidate’s campaign manager

Kristin Davison, left, accuses Wilfred Michael Stark, right of ‘battery’ at a Las Vegas campaign event.  (Kristin Davison/City Marshals mugshot ) A Democratic operative for American Bridge 21st Century, a group founded by David Brock and funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, was arrested Tuesday after the female campaign manager for Nevada GOP gubernatorial nominee Adam Laxalt accused the operative of grabbing and yanking her arm and refusing to let go. Kristin Davison and other officials for the Nevada attorney general’s campaign said the “battery” left her “terrified and traumatized” — and with bruises on her neck and arms. “Politics is a little bit aggressive these days, but this is just insane. I’ve never seen anything like it,” Dav...

Endangered Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly tries to distance himself from ‘radical left’ in new ad

With less than a month to go until Election Day, Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., has released a new campaign ad painting him as a foil to the “radical left” and “socialists.” (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) As his fierce battle for re-election nears a close, Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly attacked the “radical left” and even sought to align with President Trump and former President Ronald Reagan. In a new campaign ad, Donnelly said he supports Trump’s proposed border wall and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency – even as prominent progressive Democrats have called for it to be abolished. When the ad’s narrator said “socialists want to turn health care over to the government,” Donnelly responded, “Over my dead body.” The nearly 30-second spot also criticized “extremes on the left ...

Ocasio-Cortez still uses Uber, other ride-hailing apps, despite blaming them for suicide of yellow cab driver

New York Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has continued to use Uber and other ride-hailing apps – but not New York taxi cabs – despite blaming them for a suicide. Between July and the end of September, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign spent nearly $4,500 on rides with Uber, Lyft, and Juno, according to the receipts submitted to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). The latest figures still indicate that she remains unashamed of using the services she criticizes for exploitation and leading people to suicide, despite increasing pressure and accusations of hypocrisy. OCASIO-CORTEZ CLAIMS SOLIDARITY WITH CAB DRIVERS — WHILE CAMPAIGN BUYS RIDES FROM UBER, OTHER ‘ALTERNATIVES,’ FEC DATA SHOW Ocasio-Cortez has frequently attacked ride-hailing apps for what she sees as under...

Joe Donnelly’s family business imports from China – though he slammed GOP foe for doing the same

Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly has often criticized his GOP opponent for importing products he sells from China. But it seems a Donnelly family-owned business does the same practice.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly has often criticized his GOP opponent for importing products he sells from China. But it seems a Donnelly family-owned business does the same thing. Stewart Superior Corp., which he also owned stock in, has received repeated shipments of goods from China throughout much of this decade, according to records reviewed by The Associated Press. Between 2011 and 2017, a time when Donnelly owned as much as $50,000 in company stock, Stewart Superior – which is operated by his brother – received more than 120,000 pounds of Chinese materials, spread across m...

McCaskill beholden to national Dems, not constituents, on Census citizenship question, GOP’s Hawley says

Josh Hawley, the Missouri Republican looking to unseat U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in November, slammed the Democratic incumbent for opposing the 2020 U.S. Census question inquiring about citizenship status, saying McCaskill wants to give more power to California. “Sen. McCaskill would love to give more representation to California. That’s what will happen,” Hawley, the state attorney general, said in an interview with the Washington Times. He asserted that McCaskill’s aversion to the census question shows she’s beholden to the Democratic Party rather than her constituents in the Show Me State. “Places like California and New York that have greater numbers of illegal immigrants, they are going to end up with more representation, and we’ll lose seats. She is fine with that, though,” he...

Beto O’Rourke’s denial he left DUI crash scene challenged by fact-checker

Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who is leading an insurgent challenge against incumbent Ted Cruz, claimed during a debate on Friday that he never left the scene of a DWI crash near El Paso in 1998, but a leading Washington Post fact-checker challenged the claim, giving it “four Pinocchios.” On the evening of his 26th birthday, O’Rourke crashed into a truck traveling in “the same direction” at high speed in a 75 MPH zone before crossing the median into opposite lanes of traffic and coming to a stop, a witness told a police officer at the time. O’Rourke had a blood alcohol content of 0.136, well above the legal limit of 0.10 at the time, as well the current limit of 0.08. “The defendant/driver then attempted to leave the scene,” the police offic...

Senate Dem hopeful Kyrsten Sinema challenged over details of homeless upbringing

A Senate Democratic hopeful in Arizona may have embellished her homeless upbringing, according to a new report that dug into a key part of her personal narrative.  Kyrsten Sinema, a congresswoman who’s running against Republican Martha McSally in one of the highest-profile midterm races, came under fire after her repeated claims that she was homeless and lived in an abandoned gas station in Florida with no running water or electricity were called into question. The New York Times obtained court records detailing her parents’ payments for an electric, phone and gas bill while they were living in the abandoned gas station – contradicting some aspects of her story.  The records were part of her parents’ divorce case, in which Sinema’s mother and her stepfather revealed their monthly payments ...

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