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Trump backs Barrasso for Senate GOP whip

15.03.2024 10

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America’s election chiefs are worried AI is coming for them

11.03.2024 30

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Trump posts running commentary on social media

08.03.2024 10

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The most important governor’s race of 2024 is about to have its own version of Trump

05.03.2024 20

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Mitch McConnell, Capitol police officers and Bill Barr: Who weighed in ahead of the arguments

There were nearly 80 amicus briefs filed in Anderson v. Trump.

08.02.2024 40

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‘When duty calls, you do it’: Meet the 91-year-old lawmaker who could have Trump disqualified

A lifelong Republican is the name on the case that could remove Trump from the ballot.

07.02.2024 10

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Matt Gaetz deposed Kevin McCarthy and the donations came pouring in

Most of the “Gaetz Eight” saw their small-dollar fundraising increase — but the Florida ringleader was the clear winner.

02.02.2024 10

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Crooked Media tries to tackle Democrats’ voter enthusiasm problem

The company, founded by Obama aides, will emphasize high-impact congressional races and ballot initiatives across the country.

31.01.2024 20

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These voters will pick the next president. They’re frightened about American democracy.

“I almost feel numb to it,” one focus group participant said of the violence on Jan. 6.

17.01.2024 8

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The changing congressional map is shifting the fight for control of the House

With primaries in some states just weeks away, there are still big unresolved questions of what some districts will look like.

08.01.2024 10

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Trump appeals Maine decision deeming him ineligible to run for president

He is contesting last week's ruling from the Maine secretary of state. A similar case out of Colorado has already reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

03.01.2024 10

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Maine election chief tells POLITICO: Barring Trump from ballot was 'my duty'

“I do not have the discretion to choose, or decline to do, my duty,” Shenna Bellows said.

30.12.2023 40

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Maine kicks Trump off ballot under 14th Amendment

Activists and voters have filed numerous lawsuits around the country claiming the former president is barred from office under the “insurrection...

29.12.2023 6

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Court locks in Georgia's new map that draws Rep. Lucy McBath out of her district

The map carved up her "coalition district" to create a majority Black district to Atlanta's west.

28.12.2023 8

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Colorado GOP pushes Trump 14th Amendment issue before Supreme Court

The state high court ruled Trump was disqualified from the ballot earlier this month.

28.12.2023 8

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For real this time: Can a Republican win the Washington governor’s race?

The former battleground member of Congress is running for Washington state’s open governor’s seat next year — and early indicators show he has a...

24.12.2023 5

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What the South’s population boom means for 2030 redistricting

The Census Bureau released its annual population estimates on Tuesday.

20.12.2023 9

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The pandemic is in the rearview mirror. America’s mayors still bear the scars.

Pissed off constituents. Nonstop work weeks. And deteriorating quality of life.

20.12.2023 10

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Maine’s elections chief publicly grapples with whether 14th Amendment disqualifies Trump

Election officials across the country have had those very same deliberations, but behind closed doors.

16.12.2023 3

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What could Cornel West cost Biden?

The independent presidential candidate talked with POLITICO about spoilers and his path to victory.

15.12.2023 9

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New York’s high court just blew up the fight for control of the House

Here are five takeaways from the Tuesday’s court ruling to redistrict New York — and what to know about the chaotic weeks ahead.

13.12.2023 100

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Biden: ‘I’m not the only’ Democrat who can beat Trump

The remarks come after the president said he wasn’t sure he’d run if Trump was not in the race.

06.12.2023 2

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Christie will join DeSantis, Haley, Ramaswamy on debate stage

Christie was on the brink of missing the stage before barely meeting the polling threshold.

05.12.2023 10

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How election officials are planning to avoid a repeat of 2020's slow vote count

Several battleground states have made changes to quicken the vote count — but some, most notably Pennsylvania, still lag behind.

26.11.2023 70

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Federal court deals devastating blow to Voting Rights Act

The decision out of the 8th Circuit will almost certainly be appealed to the Supreme Court.

20.11.2023 6

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Election officials fear 2024 threats are escalating after series of suspicious envelopes

The FBI said initial testing “indicated the presence of fentanyl” in envelopes sent to at least five states.

11.11.2023 10

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Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney will launch Virginia gubernatorial run by end of year

Stoney has already hired several top campaign officials.

09.11.2023 4

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Why Democrats’ big Virginia win is also a victory for Biden

The fight for control of the Virginia state legislature mirrors next year’s presidential battle.

08.11.2023 70

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Beshear’s win in Kentucky shows, once more, Democrats aren’t extinct in Trump states

Republicans had sought to tie Beshear to President Joe Biden. But Beshear survived that onslaught.

08.11.2023 70

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5 questions about 2024 that today's election will answer

Big elections across the country Tuesday will provide answers to important questions about the political environment heading into 2024.

07.11.2023 7

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Kansas might have an answer to Democrats’ rural voter problem

Laura Kelly became governor of Kansas with the help of rural voters. Can her playbook help other Democrats?

04.11.2023 2

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Republicans legislators claw back control of elections in key states

The changes differ from prior efforts by focusing on offices or agencies that have direct oversight over actual elections.

01.11.2023 6

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2 governor races will test if Democrats can survive in Trump country

Statewide Democrats in red states are a dying breed. Can they learn anything from Andy Beshear and Brandon Presley?

01.11.2023 20

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Georgia’s congressional map violates Voting Rights Act, court finds

The court ordered the state legislature to draw a new map by Dec. 8.

26.10.2023 2

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Glenn Youngkin wants Republicans to talk about abortion. Really.

If it works, it could become a blueprint for the GOP and further elevate Youngkin’s profile.

15.10.2023 10

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Democrats prepare to batter Republicans over shutdown in key Virginia legislative races

Both sides see a prolonged shutdown as potentially hurting Republicans.

30.09.2023 6

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Poll: Slim majority of voters believe Trump could be disqualified under 14th Amendment

Fifty-one percent say Trump engaged in insurrection and can be barred from running again, according to a new POLITICO | Morning Consult poll.

29.09.2023 6

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RNC announces candidates for another Trump-less debate

Seven candidates made the cut, but former President Donald Trump is counterprogramming another of the Republican National Committee’s marquee...

26.09.2023 30

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