Democrats poised to take control of U.S. Senate after Georgia runoff; counting still underway

BY: - January 6, 2021

Via Georgia Recorder.  A steady trickle of Georgians mostly breezed in and out of polling places across the state for the final day of voting in the state’s high-stakes U.S. Senate runoffs, adding more than 1 million votes to the already 3 million cast before Tuesday. The nation watched as voters here narrowly elected Democrat […]

Dozens of GOP lawmakers to reject certifying Biden as president

BY: and - January 5, 2021

WASHINGTON — The final step in a turmoil-filled 2020 presidential election is set for Wednesday, when Congress will certify election results showing that Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump. But a series of objections from GOP legislators is expected to stretch that routine process into a much lengthier one — and one that is dividing […]

The real winner in the 5th Congressional District? D.C. political consultants

BY: - December 17, 2020

WASHINGTON — Journalists and campaign finance experts this month questioned how Lacy Johnson — the Republican who raised a record-shattering $12.1 million for his longshot campaign against U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar — could have spent one-third of that total on credit card fees. Turns out he didn’t. Johnson and his campaign manager acknowledged in separate […]

U.S. Senate runoffs: Was Biden win a fluke or has Georgia flipped to blue?

BY: - November 27, 2020

Democrat Joe Biden flipped Georgia with a slim 13,000 vote lead, buoying the spirit of Democrats who have dubbed the state “Joe’gia” and angering President Donald Trump who continues to pursue legal challenges meant to overturn the results. But whether Biden’s win here represents anything more than a fluke fueled by Trump-weary voters is one […]

Rochester Mayor Kim Norton said no. President Donald Trump listened.

BY: - November 25, 2020

The reelection campaign of President Donald Trump bulldozed through state and local officials around the country who sought to limit the size of his rally crowds to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  In Bemidji, for instance, Trump drew a crowd of at least 4,000 people. In Duluth, he drew more than 2,500. Minnesota health officials […]

News organizations project Joe Biden will be next president of the United States

BY: - November 7, 2020

WASHINGTON — Democrat Joe Biden’s native state of Pennsylvania on Saturday secured his victory to become the next president of the United States when The Associated Press reported he had gained enough votes there to win the electoral college. The AP called Pennsylvania for Biden at 11:25 a.m., which gave the former vice president 284 […]

Grumpy old men: The presidential race comes to Minnesota on the final weekend

BY: and - October 30, 2020

ROCHESTER AND FALCON HEIGHTS — On the final weekend of what has seemed like the longest campaign in American history, the two men hoping to be president were relatively brief and a bit ornery during dueling stops in Minnesota Friday.  President Donald Trump’s Rochester airport rally was unlike his previous stops in Minnesota.  Instead of […]

Struggle for control of the U.S. Senate enters its final tense hours

BY: and - October 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — Democrats have a shot at winning the White House, capturing the Senate majority and keeping their hold on the House — an election result that could dramatically shift the policy agenda away from the gridlock that’s gripped the nation’s capital for years. In the Senate, the clearest route to that outcome is through […]

Last minute electioneering: A box of food and a letter from the president

BY: - October 23, 2020

A man who says he lives in north Minneapolis claimed his whole neighborhood received a free box of food from the federal government, complete with a letter from President Donald Trump. In late September, the federal government began mandating the letters be included in boxes of surplus food given out to help people through the […]

Biden in final debate vows an immigration overhaul in his first 100 days as president

BY: - October 23, 2020

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday night distanced himself from the Obama administration’s handling of undocumented people that led to the highest rate of deportations of any presidency and said he would act swiftly on immigration as president. During the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Biden admitted that the […]

Trump in final debate slams pandemic aid as a ‘big bailout’ for blue cities and states

BY: - October 23, 2020

WASHINGTON — Asked during Thursday’s final presidential debate about why another round of economic relief hasn’t been approved to aid unemployed Americans and struggling local governments, President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, pointed fingers at opposite ends of the U.S. Capitol. Trump blamed House Democrats for the stalemate over another coronavirus stimulus […]

Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Minnesota, tries to motivate progressives who may be lukewarm on Biden

BY: - October 18, 2020

BROOKLYN PARK – U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren was in Minnesota Sunday to close the sale with progressive voters who might be wavering about Joe Biden, a 77-year-old white man who was the establishment Democrats’ choice during the lengthy primary season that saw candidate Warren rise and fall. “Sixteen more days!” Warren hollered when she arrived […]