Month: October 2020

The Issues That Divide People Within Each Party

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll(s) of the week There is no shortage of issues that divide Democrats and Republicans — the presidential election, the Supreme Court confirmation vote, etc. But let’s spend a little time today looking at issues that split voters within the two parties. These issues are likely to come

Donald Trump Has Been Even Worse Than Everyone Expected

When Donald Trump kicked off his presidential bid in 2015, he rode down a golden escalator in Trump Tower, using the media attention to promote his own brand and property. He lied. He made racist comments. And he exaggerated the crowd size. In other words, he showed exactly the type of president he would become.

CNN Fact-Checker Rips Apart Donald Trump’s ‘Bombardment Of Dishonesty’ In Final Debate

CNN’s fact-checking reporter Daniel Dale on Thursday called out President Donald Trump’s “bombardment of dishonesty” during the final presidential debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Trump was “better behaved tonight, but he lied more,” Dale told CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer in a post-debate analysis. Dale noted that Trump had trotted out many of the same lies

Ocasio-Cortez Lets Loose On ‘Unhinged’ Trump Name-Dropping Her At The Debate

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) delivered a signature Twitter takedown after she was name-checked by President Donald Trump over her climate policy during Thursday’s nationally televised presidential debate. Ocasio-Cortez and her progressive House colleagues Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) were called out by the president in his debate with Democratic nominee Joe

Twitter Just Stopped Blocking The Biden Article It Said It Would Block Yesterday

After disallowing the sharing of a link to an unverified New York Post article on its platform, Twitter reversed course and allowed users to post it again on Friday. The social media network was widely criticized for its decision to block the article, which focused on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son Hunter. The story

FBI Probing If Russia Involved In Hunter Biden Email Story

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating whether emails that were published by the New York Post related to Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, are connected to a possible Russian influence operation to spread disinformation, according to a person familiar with the matter. The newspaper said in its story Wednesday that it had obtained a hard

Katie Porter ‘Strongly’ Disagrees With Dianne Feinstein About The Coney Barrett Hearing

Many progressives were dismayed this week upon hearing Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) heap praise on this week’s confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, calling them “one of the best set of hearings that I’ve participated in.” The comments from the 87-year-old Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee ― accompanied by her embrace with

Donald Trump’s Contempt For Black Women On Full Display In Scathing New Video

In the 88-second spot shared Friday on YouTube, the narrator begins by noting Trump’s “long history of racism” before pointing out that the president “especially hates Black women.” The ad includes clips of Trump verbally attacking and insulting Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) as well as journalists Abby Phillip, Yamiche Alcindor and April Ryan, showing that

Wisconsin Was Never A Safe Blue State

This is the fifth in a series of articles examining the politics and demographics of 2020’s expected swing states. Wisconsin is proof that politicos have short memories. In 2004, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry carried Wisconsin by just 0.4 percentage points — making it the closest state in the country. Four years earlier, it had