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Yet, another heat dome has settled over the United States and Canada, this time in the region that grows our cereals. Temperature records were smashed in North Dakota. The state has experienced the highest temperature recorded this far north for late summer and early Fall. It was the result of...

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  • September 30, 2021

Friendly reminder, there’s a big Governor’s race in Virginia this year: Virginia Republican state Sen. Amanda Chase is no stranger to making provocative statements, and comments she made this week related to the Derek Chauvin murder trial have once again stirred up controversy. After a jury found Chauvin guilty of killing...

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  • April 22, 2021

Some big news today out of North Carolina: Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s career in politics is not over. McCrory, a Republican who served one term as the state’s chief executive and 14 years as Charlotte’s mayor, has launched a campaign website announcing his run for North Carolina’s open U.S. Senate...

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  • April 14, 2021

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen will be nominated as Treasury Secretary. Remember that Trump though Mnuchin lifted some Russian sanctions during the Mueller investigation on one Russian oligarch in particular, affecting steel and aluminum tariffs. Then there was Mnuchin’s stonewalling during the impeachment. x https://t.co/drXVFNCBYs— Claudia Sahm GET MORE MONEY...

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  • November 23, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Colorado: A new poll conducted just days before the 2020 election shows Democrats Joe Biden and John Hickenlooper are poised for double-digit victories in Colorado. Biden, a Democrat, leads President Donald Trump 53% to 41% in the presidential race with only a fraction...

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  • November 2, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Kansas courtesy of the New York Times/Siena College latest poll: President Trump, who won Kansas by more than 20 percentage points four years ago, maintains only a single-digit lead in the state, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll released Thursday, an...

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  • October 22, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Texas courtesy of Morning Consult’s latest poll: In Texas, GOP Sen. John Cornyn still leads Democrat MJ Hegar, though the senior senator’s edge in the contest has been almost cut in half since earlier this month. In Texas, Hegar’s outreach to Black voters,...

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  • October 22, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Kansas courtesy of PPP’s latest poll: x NEW POLL: 45% of Kanas voters say they’re less likely to vote for @RogerMarshallMD due to his vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no replacement. #ProtectOurCare #KSSEN— Protect Our Care (@ProtectOurCare) October 21, 2020...

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  • October 21, 2020
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Since today is a heavy Lindsey Graham (R. SC) news day on Daily Kos, I figured it was important to highlight this from The Huffington Post: Democrat Matt Lieberman hosted a fundraiser for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) in 2013, a tough look as he tries to win over Democratic voters...

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  • October 4, 2020

U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D. AZ) is featured in Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) newest campaign ad to remind Arizona voters how awful Martha McSally (R. AZ) truly is: x YouTube Video It references the attacks McSally made on Sinema two years ago, which culminated in McSally in a 2018 televised...

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  • October 4, 2020

Some good news today out of Virginia: x VIRGINIABiden 53% (+14)Trump 39%.#VAsen:Warner (D-inc) 55% (+17)Gade (R) 38%@VCU, 8/28-9/7https://t.co/zeTrMz37eC— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) September 15, 2020 The latest indicator: the double-digit lead leads for Joe Biden and Mark Warner in the marquee races on the ballot in November in the latest statewide...

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  • September 15, 2020

Some big news out of Texas today: x 🚨TEXAS POLL🚨 w/ @JoltInitiative, @MOVE_texas, @texrising Biden: 48% (+3)Trump: 45% Hegar: 40%Cornyn: 46% (+6) Majority of voters (66%) more likely to support a candidate that pledges clean energy transition by 2035.https://t.co/yeUrJELnQN— Data for Progress (@DataProgress) September 4, 2020 x BREAKING Tx Rising...

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  • September 4, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Pennsylvania: Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania, according to a new poll being released Thursday, with voters giving the Democratic nominee a seven-point lead. The Franklin and Marshall College Poll, conducted from Aug. 17 to 23 while the...

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  • August 27, 2020

An ABC News/Washington Post Poll shows Joe Biden leading Trump nationally by 10% or better. Biden leads Trump by 54% to 44% among likely voters and leads by 53% to 41% among registered voters. The ABC News Poll is one of only six pollsters rated “A+” by website 538. http://www.langerresearch.com/… Trump’s...

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  • August 17, 2020

The Marist Poll shows Joe Biden has a 53% to 42% national lead over Trump, the largest lead ever for this poll. Marist is rated as an A+ poll by 538. In the Marist late June poll Biden’s lead was 52% to 44%. In February it was 50% to 44%....

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  • August 14, 2020

I have no problem with that: It's the most expensive race in Arizona history — already. For the Senate seat held by GOP for 50 years, from Goldwater to McCain, w/ @kaitlin_purcia @MattWargo. Thread Below –> Extended clips from my interviews with @CaptMarkKelly & @SenMcSallyAZ. https://t.co/L0Oawg7oG5 https://t.co/ZUGudwwnuF — Vaughn Hillyard...

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  • August 12, 2020

Here’s the latest news today out of Arizona: A poll released Tuesday found that U.S. Sen. Martha McSally’s support has remained the same, but she has still cut into Democrat Mark Kelly’s lead. Kelly led OH Predictive Insights’ poll 48%-43% but he fell below 50% for the first time. He...

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  • August 11, 2020

From The Houston Chronicle: For years, the same question has been asked: When will the new Texas emerge? The answer? Right now. Join @BlueTexasPAC as we work to secure Texas’ 38 Electoral College votes for Joe Biden, and turn Texas blue once and for all. pic.twitter.com/7uBLfrbKsV — BlueTexasPAC (@BlueTexasPAC) August...

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  • August 9, 2020

twitter.com/… Cook Political Report has changed its ratings on five US House races, four in the direction of the Democratic candidate. Kansas CD-2 became more likely to remain Republican after incumbent Steve Watkins-R lost his primary. Watkins was charged with voter fraud after he listed a UPS store as his official...

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  • August 7, 2020

poll.qu.edu/… The Quinnipiac University Poll has just released a survey showing Joe Biden leading Trump by 51% to 38% in Florida, one of the largest swing states. The last time Quinnipiac polled Florida was in April when Biden had a 4% lead. Website 538 rates Quinnipiac as a B+ pollster.  aarp-states.brightspotcdn.com/…...

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  • July 23, 2020

poll.qu.edu/… The Quinnipiac University Poll has just released a survey showing Joe Biden leading Trump by 51% to 38% in Florida, one of the largest swing states. The last time Quinnipiac polled Florida was in April when Biden had a 4% lead. Website 538 rates Quinnipiac as a B+ pollster.  aarp-states.brightspotcdn.com/…...

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  • July 23, 2020

So the return of the daily presser can be blamed on Lindsey Graham. The pretense will be the coronovirus. Deja vu all over again. However, since Trump might not appear with administration supporters, it more likely will take the same format as previous. The old format was Trump reading some prepared remarks,...

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  • July 21, 2020

Trump apparently believes that science should not stand in the way of full schools, because his truism is that the economy must turn around for him to be reelected. Also COVID data must now go to HHS rather than CDC, because it can be suppressed/filtered. One of the latest models...

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  • July 16, 2020

Today in disinformation: the plan continues to be no plan, increasing our information search-costs. The best example of that is removing as campaign manager, Brad Parscale, the real manipulator of the real and imagined 2016 data-sets in the swing-states. What is normal functioning for Trump has been disinformation, as he...

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  • July 16, 2020

From Politico: Former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday signaled he would be open to the Senate ending its practice of imposing a 60-vote threshold for most legislation, a positional shift from the Democratic presidential nominee who spent more than 35 years as a senator. In comments to journalists Monday...

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  • July 14, 2020

Some very encouraging news today out of Alaska courtesy of PPP’s latest poll: x Election Twitter’s crowdfunded Alaska poll results@ppppolls / Election Twitter (7/7-7/8)MoE +/- 3.0% ________ AK-SEN Sullivan  39% (+5)Gross  34% AK-AL Galvin  43% (+2)Young 41% Presidential Trump  48% (+3)Biden  45%— Jack Vaughan (@theJackVaughan) July 9, 2020 PPP’s new...

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  • July 9, 2020

There have been a lot of diaries here, and a lot of moaning among the punditocracy, about how Biden should be doing this, or how he needs to do that, or how he’s letting opportunities slip. But from where I sit (stand, squat) it looks to me like he knows...

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  • June 24, 2020

The New York Times reports that the Trump campaign is deeply worried about their candidate’s internal polls, and if they are anything like the publicly available polls, one can see why. National polls still show Joe Biden leading by seven or eight points on average though some of the higher...

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  • June 4, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of North Carolina courtesy of Public Policy Polling’s latest poll: PPP’s newest North Carolina poll finds that Joe Biden leads Donald Trump 49-45, the largest lead PPP has found for Biden in the state so far in 2020. Only 45% of voters approve of the...

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  • June 4, 2020

The New York Times has a good piece out about how heated and expensive the North Carolina U.S. Senate race is becoming: Republican U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is used to being in a tight spot in campaigns in the swing state of North Carolina, having come from behind in the...

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  • May 28, 2020

Oh really? When asked how President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic might impact her reelection race, Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst was confident his response to the public health crisis will help her secure a second term. “I think the president has actually handled it quite well, so I...

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  • May 23, 2020

What is wrong with these polls? Is Trump disinforming himself to make himself feel better (by reading Breitbart). Is Trump negging us by using an old poll right after doing his “first post-shutdown” mini-rally in Michigan? Today, Trump decided to cite a week-old 14 May Hannity page where a “poll conducted...

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  • May 22, 2020

Let’s close out the day with some very good news out of Virginia: Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a double-digit lead over President Trump in Virginia, according to a new poll from Roanoke College released on Tuesday. The poll shows Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, with the support of a slight majority of Virginia voters...

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  • May 20, 2020

The Hill had a piece this week that goes into how U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham’s (R. SC) full embrace of Trump might be putting his re-election bid in danger: Graham’s alliance with Trump has helped him avoid a nasty primary fight, while fueling Democratic efforts to unseat him in November....

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  • May 10, 2020

I wanted to do something special for Sierra.  She is our baby girl, the only  one left at home of the grandkids we adopted.   I have been Mama since she was 3 months old.   She is so smart, so animated, talented and the world today is dark but not for...

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  • March 30, 2020

Pam Keith entered her first-ever race as a Florida candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2016. She was green back then but even so, the Miami Herald endorsed Keith, noting that “This long-shot candidate brings one of the freshest perspectives to Florida politics heard in a long time. She is accomplished, credible—and has been...

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  • March 17, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of Michigan today courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll: MICHIGAN SENATE RACE In the Michigan Senate race, incumbent Democrat Gary Peters leads Republican John James, 45 – 39 percent. From February 12th – 18th, Quinnipiac University surveyed: 845 self-identified registered voters in Michigan with a...

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  • February 20, 2020

Here’s the latest news out of North Carolina courtesy of PPP’s latest poll: In the Democratic primary for US Senate Cal Cunningham now has a double digit lead with 22% to 12% for Erica Smith with Atul Goel at 3%, Trevor Fuller at 2%, and Steve Swenson at 1% rounding...

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  • January 14, 2020

There have been some challenges for the Harris campaign, including some being framed by RW and MSM, with a recent staff shake-up. Some of us want the Harris campaign to overcome difficult internal strife in a fluid and historic year. Many excuses are being made as money becomes more important and...

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  • November 30, 2019

Received this e-mail from Democracy for America in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: In the aftermath of last week, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry and growing evidence that Donald Trump defied the Constitution and asked multiple foreign leaders for dirt...

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  • October 4, 2019

Received this e-mail from former Congressman, Secretary of Agriculture and U.S. Senate candidate, Mike Espy (D. MS), in support of Attorney General Jim Hood’s (D. MS) campaign This November, Mississippians have the opportunity to elect a governor who will truly represent their best interests, not out-of-state corporations or special interests,...

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  • August 15, 2019

http://www.nbcnews.com/… More state numbers have leaked from the Republican internal poll that showed Donald Trump losing in nearly all swing states, several by very large margins. The Poll was taken March 13-28 and was so upsetting to Trump that he ordered aides to lie about it. http://www.msn.com/…. Just two days before...

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  • June 16, 2019

http://www.freep.com/… An Epic-MRA poll of Michigan voters released today shows Donald Trump trailing in the key battleground state of Michigan, a state he won by less than 1% in 2016. Biden is the only Democrat polled against Trump by Epic-MRA. He leads in the Detroit area 57% to 35%, and leads...

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  • June 14, 2019

ABC News has obtained the internal polling Donald Trump claimed was fake news (probably through the time-honored journalistic technique known as “wait for an insider who hates Trump to hand it to you”), and it ain’t good for the Orange Team. ABC News: The polling data, revealed for the first time...

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  • June 14, 2019

There were two things that I saw in the news this week that I felt were worth mentioning and commenting upon. One was a poll that had nothing to do with specific individual candidate popularity in the Democratic primaries, and the other was reporting on both MSNBC and CNN regarding...

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  • May 12, 2019

The New York Times has a great piece out from Mimi Swartz profiling Veteran, former Congressional candidate and current U.S. Senate candidate, MJ Hegar (D. TX). With Beto O’Rourke (D. TX) and Rep. Joaquin Castro (D. TX) passing on the chance to unseat U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R. TX), Hegar has...

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  • May 11, 2019

Caption this … I guess.  x Happy Birthday, @FLOTUS! pic.twitter.com/qwUwcod5LC — The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 26, 2019 Why is this the photo the official White House Twitter chose to congratulate Melania Trump on surviving yet another year in hell? Who the fuck knows? You’d be better off spending the rest of...

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  • April 26, 2019

I have always enjoyed Michael Isikoff’s work as an investigative journalist. Not only does he uncover some really cool, nasty shit, but like his co-author David Corn, he has a natural talent for taking what could be complex and confusing political issues, and simplifying them so that people without a...

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  • January 22, 2019

I have always enjoyed Michael Isikoff’s work as an investigative journalist. Not only does he uncover some really cool, nasty shit, but like his co-author David Corn, he has a natural talent for taking what could be complex and confusing political issues, and simplifying them so that people without a...

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  • January 22, 2019
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Overview Since the earliest days of Donald Trump’s Presidency, we have attempted to catalog all of the harmful actions committed by his administration. Furthermore, by categorizing these actions by policy areas and scoring their relative impact, we have attempted to understand how the Administration operates and measure where it’s done...

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  • January 20, 2019
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