The most influential think tank of the Biden era has a new leader

Patrick Gaspard, a longtime Democratic operative who served most recently as president of the George Soros-run Open Society Foundations, will take over as president and CEO of the Center for American Progress. His hiring ends a monthslong process to find a replacement for Neera Tanden, who left the post to become a senior adviser to … Leer más

GOP donor funds South Dakota National Guard troops in Texas

Willis and Reba Johnson’s Foundation made the donation directly to the state, Fury said. Willis Johnson, a Tennessee-based billionaire, is the founder of an online used-car auction called Copart. He regularly makes large contributions to Republicans, including $200,000 to the Trump Victory Committee last year. Johnson said he approached Noem about making a donation after … Leer más

Trump-backers want to export the Arizona ‘audit’ across the country

The push in Michigan extends beyond Antrim County. The board of commissioners of Cheboygan County, Mich., voted 4-3 last week to request an audit of the county’s results, asking the state elections director to approve it. Trump won the country overwhelmingly. “There is no information or gain that can be made from this audit. Things … Leer más

Billionaire GOP donor is funding South Dakota National Guard border deployment

“I believe in her state and Texas,” he said, calling himself “a hardcore Republican.” According to FEC records, he has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Republicans in recent years, including Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Noem’s spokesperson Ian Fury said the Willis and Reba Johnson’s Foundation was providing … Leer más

Trump says Herschel Walker will run for Georgia Senate seat in 2022

Warnock beat former Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) in a runoff election this January after she was appointed to finish the term of former Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson, who resigned in 2019 due to mounting health concerns. “I think he’d win. I think it would be very, very hard to beat Herschel,” Trump continued. “They have … Leer más

Maine governor faces pressure to decriminalize prostitution

This strategy has been boosted by a shift in the way the public thinks about the realities of sex trafficking, the result of years of work by advocates for the victims and lawmakers focused on dispelling myths about sex trafficking. “This is not simply about one specific state, but I think it is about nationally … Leer más

Crews spend 5th day atop shaky pile of collapsed concrete

“Every time there’s an action, there’s a reaction,” Miami-Dade Assistant Fire Chief Raide Jadallah said during a news conference. “It’s not an issue of we could just attach a couple of cords to a concrete boulder and lift it and call it a day.” Some of the concrete pieces are smaller, the size of basketballs … Leer más

‘Trump isn’t the dictator’: Wisconsin GOP inches away from Trump

“I just think it’s been going on for so long that people are kind of tired of it,” said Tony Kurtz, a GOP assemblyman from rural Juneau County, which went for Trump last year by nearly 30 percentage points. For more than seven months since he lost the election, Trump has engaged in a crusade … Leer más

New border fight pits Texas against Biden over care for 4,500 migrant kids

“The federal government must solve the federal problem caused by the Biden administration’s disastrous open-border policies,” Abbott wrote in a recent letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. “Texas will not be commandeered into federal government service.” Officials in several other GOP-led states have declined to aid HHS’ months-long effort to arrange housing and services for … Leer más

The 2024 Iowa caucus campaign has already begun

The burst of early activity — which is set to accelerate over the summer months — illustrates how Republicans are maneuvering with an eye toward succeeding Trump. A Trump bid would likely extinguish their hopes of becoming the party’s nominee, and at least one candidate has said they won’t run if if Trump does. But … Leer más