Beto O'Rourke Keeps Up The Momentum To Flip The Texas State House Blue

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People: We need all hands on deck if we’re going to flip the Texas State House this election. That’s why we’re teaming up with some of the amazing local candidates running across Texas for our next round of phone…

Pod Save America's Jon Lovett Helps Flip The Pennsylvania State House Blue

Received this e-mail today from Pod Save America co-host & former speechwriter for President Barack Obama, Jon Lovett, on behalf of the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee: Friend, No state is more important this November than Pennsylvania. We have to win. That’s why I adopted PA as part of Vote Save America – to support…

State Poll Summary: Surveys From 19 States, Biden Has Georgia on the Mind

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… The last couple of days has provided a smorgasbord of state polling, including a number of states that are seldom surveyed. Recent Presidential State Polls State Date Pollster/Rating Biden Trump Trump Margin Trump 2016 AK 7/24 PPP              B 44% 50% +6% +15.2% AZ 7/26 Morn. Con. B/C 49% 42%…

State Poll Summary: Surveys From 18 States, Biden Has Georgia on the Mind

projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… The last couple of days has provided a smorgasbord of state polling, including a number of states that are seldom surveyed. Recent Presidential State Polls State Date Pollster/Rating Biden Trump Trump Margin Trump 2016 AK 7/24 PPP              B 44% 50% +6% +15.2% AZ 7/26 Morn. Con. B/C 49% 42%…

State Dept. Officials Break Into China's Houston Consulate

Article 27 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations: 1. In the event of the severance of consular relations between two States: (a) the receiving State shall, even in case of armed conflict, respect and protect the consular premises, together with the property of the consular post and the consular archives; . . . 2….

Should Joe Biden Pick Romney for State?

Taegan Goddard has a members-only piece up on Political Wire: Imagining Biden’s Team of Rivals. If Biden is elected — and I will hold my breath until he’s actually sitting behind the Roosevelt Desk and the nuclear codes are safely in his hands — then, Goddard suggests, Biden should consider making Mitt Romney his Secretary…

The Future Face of Evil In Kentucky: State Attorney General Daniel Cameron.

I don’t know how else to describe someone who is pro-coronavirus as anything but evil, or as The Louisville Courier-Journal columnist Joseph Gerth calls Kentucky State Attorney General as “bidding to become Kentucky’s most prolific serial killer.”  But Daniel Cameron is evil.  During the midst of a surging viral epidemic, Cameron has taken Governor Andy Beshear to court…

Trump and his “state of exception” in DC: the desire for a failed state in Portland dress rehearsal

Trump’s incompetence is not simply inaction, it has a theory for his brand of failure, namely “’executive underreach’ as a species of leadership failure that’s as destructive as executive overreach”. Much like sandbagging and the repeated absence of actual policy formulations, Mango Mussolini’s fascism is fiat(s) in a failed state. Underreach is better positioned for Trump to…