Too little, too late? Schools deal may not alter Newsom recall politics

Those dynamics have created a political imperative for Newsom to show progress. While he hailed a deal Monday for “creating conditions where we expect in-person instruction,” political observers said the legislation itself might not yield quick dividends for the embattled governor. The general reaction seems to be less a celebration than a shrug for now, … Leer más

Allegations against Cuomo become headache for Democrats from Albany to Washington

The governor’s weakened standing as a result of the recent accusations by three women has emboldened many of Cuomo’s frequent intra-party critics, many of whom have chaffed under his decadelong death-grip on state politics and are keen to cast him aside. It was also forcing leading Democrats who are less predisposed to criticizing Cuomo to … Leer más

Rick Scott gets no love from the MAGA-verse

Though Scott has been unbeatable since first running for statewide office in 2010, the tone and direction of the GOP under Trump has shifted to a place outside of his comfort zone. Trump’s GOP is largely foreign to Scott, a former health care executive who embraces focus groups and adheres to the talking points of … Leer más

New Virginia PAC forms to diversify state’s political landscape

As Rathod sees it, these are “the candidates most receptive to diversity in their staffing, not only within the campaign, but if they become governor, how are they going to staff — especially at cabinet and senior level positions — [with aides] that are more reflective of the diversity of the commonwealth,” he said. Lack … Leer más

We asked governors what they want from Biden. Here’s what they told us.

In his inaugural address, Biden issued an appeal for “unity” and a revival of functional government. The weeks since — with an impeachment trial and gaping differences over the size of a pandemic relief package — have made clear the low probability in the near-term of changing the relentless partisanship of the nation’s capital. But … Leer más

Trump aides build out the MAGA-verse with new groups

Rollins is joining an increasingly long list of former White House officials who’ve set up Trump-allied political groups since the 2020 election, a roster that includes prominent figures in the former president’s orbit like ex-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. With Trump out of office and plotting … Leer más

Vernon Jordan, activist and former Clinton advisor, dies at 85

After stints as field secretary for the Georgia NAACP and executive director of the United Negro College Fund, he became head of the National Urban League, becoming the face of Black America’s modern struggle for jobs and justice for more than a decade. He was nearly killed by a racist’s bullet in 1980 before transitioning … Leer más

Navarro penned 15-page memo falsely accusing Coates of being Anonymous

The dossier lists fifteen bullet points as the likely profile of the author, and several of them turned out to be wrong, including that the person was a “Female With Several Children,” a “Middle East Expert, Pro-Israel, Iran Hawk,” an “Experienced Writer” who had ties to former national security adviser John Bolton and who worked … Leer más