Republicans Are Laying The Groundwork For Endless Election “Audits” That Go Long Past Trump

Republicans are laying the groundwork for candidates to follow former president Donald Trump’s election-denying playbook, creating the potential for vote “audits” up and down the ballot for years to come. Of most concern to election experts and voting rights advocates is Texas’s SB 47, a bill Republicans are currently fast-tracking through the state legislature. It

Americans Want The Government To Act On Climate Change. What’s The Hold-Up?

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. As President Biden and other Democrats work to pass an omnibus budget bill, members of the party are at odds over the topline spending number, with figures ranging between $1.5 trillion to $3.5 trillion. Biden has said it’s likely the bill will end up in the $2 trillion range,

Trump Tried To Use This Law To Overturn His Loss, But Now Congress Could Change It

In his relentless effort to stay in office despite clearly losing the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump and his legal team planned to use a vaguely defined 19th century law setting the rules for how Congress counts electoral votes. Now lawmakers are working on bills in the House and the Senate to reform that law

Donald Trump’s IRS Commissioner Has Been A Great Team Player For Democrats

Democrats did not love Charles Rettig when he was Donald Trump’s IRS commissioner. One lawmaker even said he was so bad he literally belonged in jail. But Democrats like Rettig now that he’s Joe Biden’s IRS commissioner, and nobody has clamored for him to be fired like some other holdovers from the Trump administration. Advertisement

Trump Goes Full Racist And Declares Many Haitian Migrants ‘Probably Have AIDS’

Donald Trump embraced familiar fearmongering rhetoric about migrants on Fox News on Thursday, warning against accepting Haitian asylum-seekers because “many of those people will probably have AIDS.” The former president made the comments during a discussion about immigration with host Sean Hannity, who said he was all for “legal immigration,” but asked if it was

ICE Prosecutors Have Been Told To No Longer Use A Biden Memo That Provided More Power To Decide Which Immigration Cases To Drop

US immigration prosecutors were told Friday they should not use a Biden administration memo that gave them broad discretion in which cases they decide to pursue, according to an internal email obtained by BuzzFeed News. The email indicates that a federal ruling issued Thursday blocking the Biden administration’s policy to limit who ICE officials prioritize

Texas Democrats Return, End 38-Day Holdout Over Voting Bill

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A standoff in Texas over new voting restrictions that gridlocked the state Capitol for 38 consecutive days ended Thursday when some Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., dropped their holdout, paving the way for Republicans to resume pushing an elections overhaul. It abruptly and messily drew to a close one of

GOP Leader Who Fought Against Vaccine Dies After Weekslong Battle With Coronavirus

Pressley Stutts, a Republican leader in South Carolina who fought COVID-19 vaccination efforts, died on Thursday of the coronavirus after a weekslong battle, including six days spent on a ventilator, The Greenville News reported. Stutts, a 64-year-old veteran, frequently shared conspiracy theories about the virus, the vaccines and the 2020 election on Facebook, including in posts

Mike Lindell Is Hiding A County Clerk Amid FBI Probe Of A Vote Data Leak: Report

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has provided a secret safe house for a Colorado county clerk amid an FBI investigation into a leak of voting machine passwords in the county to a presumed QAnon leader, Vice News reported Thursday. Lindell told Vice that he initially took Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters to Texas after she spoke at his