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Michael Barone

Opinion: It Looks Like the Republican Wave Is Coming In – Michael Barone

When you look around at the political scene, less than a week from the 2022 midterm elections, what do you see? You see poll numbers trending toward a wave victory for Republicans. They now lead by 3 points in the generic vote for the House among likely voters, while FiveThirtyEight has flipped to show them

Politics

In campaign swing, Biden focuses on incumbent Democrats – Associated Press

President Joe Biden’s travel schedule before Tuesday’s midterm elections reveals his defensive stance in the campaign’s closing days: He’s spending the bulk of his time trying to hang on to seats that his party already holds. Biden kicked off a four-state, three-day campaign swing on Thursday to support Democrats in competitive races in solidly blue

Politics

Tea Party Groups Train PA Poll Watchers to Promote Ballot Security – Inside Sources

A coalition of conservative groups, led by Tea Party Patriots Action, has trained about 6,000 Americans to be poll workers and poll watchers for the November election. Many of these trained election workers will be in key battleground states such as Arizona, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Training election workers hasn’t always been a priority on

Politics

Michigan GOP statewide candidates stick to far-right message – Associated Press

Photo: Former President Donald Trump, left, and Michigan Republican attorney general candidate Matt DePerno, right, listen as Michigan Republican secretary of state candidate Kristina Karamo addresses the crowd during a rally at the Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center in Warren, Mich. With voting underway in Michigan’s general election, the Republican nominee for secretary

Abortion

Overturning Roe v. Wade isn’t the end for abortion opponents – Associated Press

Now that Roe v. Wade has been toppled, abortion opponents are taking a multifaceted approach in their quest to end abortions nationwide, targeting their strategies to the dynamics of each state as they attempt to create new laws and defend bans in courts. One anti-abortion group has proposed model legislation that would ban all abortions

January 6 committee

1/6 panel: Local ‘heroes’ rebuffed Trump, then faced threats – Associated Press

Photo: Rusty Bowers, Arizona state House Speaker, from left, Brad Raffensperger, Georgia Secretary of State, and Gabe Sterling, Georgia Deputy Secretary of State The House 1/6 committee heard chilling, tearful testimony Tuesday that Donald Trump’s relentless pressure to overturn the 2020 presidential election provoked widespread threats to the “backbone of our democracy”— election workers and

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