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Mitch McConnell Sounds Alarm on Republicans’ Chances of Retaking Senate in 2022 Midterms

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) acknowledged Thursday that the GOP may not retake the Senate during the November 2022 midterm elections. “I think there’s probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate,” McConnell told reporters in Kentucky. “Senate races are just different, they’re statewide, candidate quality has a lot to do with…


Manchin Promises to Ensure the IRS ‘Doesn’t Harass Anybody’ After $80 Billion Bulk-Up

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), a key sponsor of the recently-passed Inflation Reduction Act, has vowed to ensure that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) “doesn’t harass anybody” after receiving an $80 billion appropriation in the bill. The IRS provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act were among its most controversial. The $80 billion allocated to the…


Pence Says He Would ‘Consider’ Testifying Before Jan. 6 Panel If Asked

Mike Pence would give “due consideration” to testify before the House Jan. 6 committee if he were invited, the former vice president said at a Wednesday event. “If there [were] an invitation to participate, I would consider it,” Pence said at an event at St. Anselm College in New Hampshire on Aug. 17. “But you’ve…


Low Turnout Predicted for Late-Summer, Last-Minute New York Primary Deemed ‘Confusing’

New Yorkers head to the polls on Tuesday for their second primary in two months. Politicos predict historically low turnout. Not only are voters confused about why, after they voted on June 28, they have to vote again, but it’s altogether the wrong time for a primary. In New York State, where school doesn’t start…


A Solidly Blue District is Now Competitive: Erik Aadland and Brittany Pettersen Compete for Colorado’s 7th District

On Nov. 8, voters in Colorado have a choice to make. They can elect political newcomer Erik Aadland, a Republican, or vote for State Sen. Brittany Pettersen (D-CD22) to represent Colorado’s 7th district in Congress. Indeed, 2021 redistricting, plus the retiring of long-time Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter, made what was once a solidly blue district…


With Liz Cheney Out, Here’s How Many Republicans Who Impeached Trump Remain

Along with Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-Wyo.) defeat in the GOP primary race on Tuesday evening, the vast majority of House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump during his second impeachment are slated to leave Congress. Cheney is the fourth to lose her primary election, while four declined to seek another term. Two…


Former Treasury Department Official Claims Inflation Reduction Act Will Move US Toward ‘Neo-Marxist’ Economic Model

A high-ranking official at the U.S. Department of Treasury has taken aim at the Inflation Reduction Act recently signed into law by President Joe Biden, alleging that the act which purports to prioritize environmental concerns is a means of “reengineering” the U.S. economy to favor “neo-Marxist” ideals. Monica Crowley, who served as assistant press secretary…


With Cheney’s Ouster, Most GOP Trump Impeachment Backers Will Be Out of Congress in 2023

CHEYENNE, Wyo.—Three-term Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Aug. 116 became the eighth Republican who voted for Donald Trump’s impeachment to either retire or be defeated by party rivals endorsed by the former president. Cheney, one of Trump’s most vociferous critics, was defeated in Wyoming’s Aug. 16 Republican primary for the state’s lone congressional seat by…


With Cheney’s Ouster, at Least 8 of 10 GOP Trump Impeachment Backers Will Be Out of Congress Next Session

CHEYENNE, Wyo.—Three-term Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Aug. 16 became the eighth of 10 Republicans who voted for Donald Trump’s impeachment to either retire or be defeated by party rivals endorsed by the former president. Cheney, one of Trump’s most vociferous critics, was defeated in Wyoming’s Aug. 16 Republican primary for the state’s lone congressional…


Liz Cheney Loses Wyoming Primary to Trump Endorsee Harriet Hageman

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — When former President Donald Trump announced in September 2021 that he was supporting Harriet Hageman in challenging Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) in the Aug. 16, 2022 Republican primary for Wyoming’s lone congressional seat, the three-term incumbent defiantly shot back: “Bring it.” Cheney fell into disfavor with the Republican party and her constituents—70…