August 12, 2022

Republican Bruce Poliquin Wins Maine Primary, Setting Up Rematch with Democrat Jared Golden

Former Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) won the Republican primary race in Maineā€™s Second District on Tuesday and now moves on to a rematch against Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME) in the general election. Poliquin wasĀ beatingĀ Caratunk Selectwoman Liz Caruso by a decisive 20 percent as of the time of this writing, according to unofficial results from theĀ New…

Senate Republicans Block Democrat ‘Voting Rights’ Bills, Setting Up Filibuster Showdown

Senate Republicans blocked consideration of two ā€œvoting rightsā€ bills on Wednesday night, setting the stage for Democrats to try remove the legislative filibuster. The Senate voted 49-51 not to invoke cloture on the motion to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 5746. H.R. 5746, an unrelated NASA bill and the…

Abbott Announces Special Legislative Session, Setting Up Second Try At Adopting Election Reforms

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott will call back his stateā€™s lawmakers for a special legislative session beginning July 8, where they will have the opportunity to pass a sweeping and hotly contested election reform package into law. Democrats stopped the package from advancing in the state Senate late last month after they quietly left the…

Senate votes to advance Kavanaugh nomination, setting up final vote for Saturday.

The Senate voted Friday to end debate on Judge Brett Kavanaughā€™s Supreme Court nomination, moving the chamber to a final vote Saturday evening amid a rancorous fight over decades-old sexual assault allegations against him. The vote to invoke cloture was 51-49. While the voteĀ was not necessarily indicative of the final confirmation vote, it moved him […]

McConnell files cloture to end debate on Kavanaugh nomination, setting up key vote Friday.

Attorneys for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford late Wednesday slammed the FBI background investigation into President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, after it was revealed that the agency’s probe appears to be over. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlierĀ filed for cloture to end debate on theĀ nomination, setting up a key procedural vote for Friday — […]

Setting the Record Straight on Climate Change and Hurricanes.

Hurricane Florence pummeled the Carolinian coast, claimed 37 lives, and displaced hundreds of thousands of families from their homes. And to hear a lot of pundits tell it, humans are to blame and the Trump administration is doing nothing about it. They have attributed this storm and the frequency of similar natural disasters to climate […]

Is North Korea Really Seeking Peace, Or Is The Regime Setting A Trap?

During a meeting with South Koreaā€™s political delegation yesterday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly made clear his willingness for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, if military threats towards the North are cleared and the security of its government is guaranteed. Kim also told the South Korean delegation that he is willing to […]

Oooops! Black Man Arrested For Setting Fire to 2 BLACK CHURCHES

Schadenfreudeā€™s a bitch, isnā€™t it? After several racial activists ā€” including the Southern Poverty Law Center ā€” suggested that a string of fires at black churches near St. Louis were the result of white supremacists egged on by mainstream conservative groups, St. Louis police arrested a man and charged him with two of the arson […]

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON COMMON CORE

Pioneer Institute Executive Director Jim Stergios talks about the basis for education reform in Massachusetts, and how that state-driven success model differs from Common Core national education standards. He corrects some of the myths about Common Core, drawing on Pioneer Institute’s extensive research to show that the national standards were not state-led, violate three federal […]

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