Tucker Carlson under fire for fawning over authoritarian leader, touting Hungary as model for U.S. The most influential conservative gathering on the right, CPAC, was recently held in Budapest, Hungary. Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who has fawned over Hungary’s authoritarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in past interviews, addressed the gathering, telling attendees the country’s ethno-nationalist regime offers a “better way” for America.
Facebook parent Meta has said it will start publicly providing more details about how advertisers target people with political ads just months ahead of US mid-term elections. The announcement follows years of criticism that the social media platforms withhold too much information about how campaigns, special interest groups and politicians use the platform to target small pockets of people with polarising, divisive or misleading messages.
Mocking someone for not being as tough as their rhetoric is not helpful if you want a public discourse that doesn’t reward aggression Donald Trump treats politics like a WWE event—all boasts, bombast, and threats of violence. It’s tempting for his political opponents to respond in kind, matching bluster with bluster and chest-thumping with chest-thumping.
American opposition to Supreme Court judge packing remains solid despite concerns about the leaking of an upcoming abortion decision and growing unfavorability with the high court. In a new First Liberty Institute survey conducted by Mason Dixon Polling & Strategy and shared with Secrets, 65% oppose adding judges to the court as top Democrats have suggested.
A group of vulnerable House Democrats is warning of spikes in ObamaCare premiums this fall, saying that enhanced financial assistance from last year’s relief bill needs to be extended. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) led the letter from 26 swing-district House Democrats to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), calling for the enhanced ObamaCare financial assistance to be extended as part of any party-line economic package that Democrats put together.
Democrats are ramping up their efforts to mobilize Asian American voters, launching a multimillion-dollar investment aimed at increasing the demographic’s turnout for the midterm elections in November. The new super PAC, called Justice Unites Us, will invest millions of dollars into mobilization efforts to engage Asian American voters, who have become the fastest-growing ethnic or racial group in the country, turning out in record numbers in 2020.
NORCROSS, Ga. — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is defending remarks she made over the weekend that Georgia is the “worst state in the country to live,” referring to its poor ranking for maternal mortality and incarceration rates among other issues. Abrams, who is expected to formally receive her party’s gubernatorial nomination in Georgia's primary Tuesday, was speaking at a fundraising dinner for Gwinnett County Democrats outside Atlanta when she pushed back on Republican Gov.
Washington Post admits 'voting is surging in Georgia' despite previous reports, claims about voter suppression
The Washington Post admitted over the weekend that the number of Georgians turning out to vote in this year's midterm election primaries was "surging," despite its previous reporting and claims that the state's new law aimed at election integrity would lead to voter suppression. In headlined, "Voting is surging in Georgia despite controversial new election law," The Post reported that early voting in Georgia was seeing its largest turnout ever, laying waste to its own claims, as well as those of Democrats and other left-wing figures, that the law, signed by Gov.
Allan Fung, a Republican House candidate in Rhode Island, is positioning himself to benefit from a red wave nationally that could wash over even the deep blue Ocean State. Congressional Democrats have long weathered red waves in Rhode Island, which in 2020 voted 59% for President Joe Biden to 39% for former President Donald Trump.
Michigan’s elections bureau says five Republican candidates for governor, including two leading contenders, failed to file enough valid nominating signatures and shouldn't qualify for the August primary Michigan's elections bureau said late Monday that five Republican candidates for governor, including two leading contenders, failed to file enough valid nominating signatures and should not qualify for the August primary.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas, one of the only anti-abortion Democrats remaining in Congress, faced the toughest reelection fight of his career Tuesday in a primary runoff against progressive Jessica Cisneros that could offer clues over how much abortion rights could animate voters in the 2022 midterms.
Poll after poll and indicator after indicator show that 2022 is likely to be a "red wave" election year favorable to Republican candidates. Analysts have struggled to precisely define the term "wave year," but generally agree on one important facet: Such a year typically goes poorly for one party across several states.
Ontario’s four main party leaders are reaffirming commitments to search for burial sites at the province’s former residential schools for Indigenous students one year after ground-penetrating radar unearthed what are believed to be the graves of 215 children at a former such facility in British Columbia.
Scottish independence: Unionists should learn from history and form an anti-SNP alliance – Alastair Stewart
“Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72” is a brutal campaign memoir. One day, Hunter S Thompson hoped, the Democrats would galvanise around a candidate that was not the lesser of two evils. Like Thompson in ’72, voters across Scotland are forced to settle for parties that are "not the other guy".
Democrats call on FTC to protect mobile location data of people seeking abortions, amid concern it could be bought by anti-abortion vigilantes
Democrats told the FTC they're worried about data brokers selling location data from people seeking abortions. Sixteen Democratic senators wrote to FTC commissioner Lina Khan to ask that this data is protected. Anti-abortion vigilantes could buy data on people who visit abortion clinics, Vice recently reported.
WASHINGTON — When Aftab Pureval first thought about running for office in a mostly white Ohio county, other Democrats advised him to change his name to something like “Adam" or "Al." Less than a decade later, Pureval is Cincinnati’s first Asian American mayor and says some of those same Democrats are now coming to him for advice about winning Asian voters.
The president says frustrated Americans ‘have a choice between two paths’ but that the GOP is not focused on fighting inflation On a recent visit to a family farm in rural Illinois, thousands of miles away from the front lines of the grinding war in Ukraine, Joe Biden lashed out at his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, blaming him for destabalizing global food supplies and driving up the cost of groceries at home.
Two nearly identical text boxes appear on the respective campaign websites for Henry Cuellar and Jessica Cisneros, the Democrats locked in a heated primary runoff to represent south Texas in Congress. Cuellar’s text box warns voters that Cisneros “would defund the police and border patrol”, which “would make us less safe and wreck our local economy”.
Cornel West says while Trump isn't 'out there with a gun' but he's leading a campaign of 'war against black and coloured people'
Cornel West said racism in America won't be resolved in a matter of weeks. In a Guardian op-ed, West said Trump was responsible for the hate campaign against people of color. West also slammed Biden and Democrats for not doing enough. Activist and scholar Cornel West said while former President Donald Trump isn't the one actively killing Black and Brown Americans, he's leading a "campaign of war against" them.