Governors find their moment — and peril

It is this intersection between the national capital and 50 state capitals that will be a principal theme for POLITICO’s The Fifty, a new series that examines the ways in which governors, mayors and other political figures are shaping the nation’s future. The pandemic, more than any crisis in recent memory, has an intimate edge. … Leer más

Hurricane Isaias makes landfall in North Carolina

“All those rains could produce flash flooding across portions of the eastern Carolinas and mid-Atlantic, and even in the northeast U.S.,” said Daniel Brown, senior hurricane specialist at the U.S. National Hurricane Center. A tropical storm warning extended all the way up to Maine, where flash flooding was possible in some areas on Wednesday. The … Leer más

Could These Evangelical Democrats Change the Party?

White evangelical voters abandoned Carter in droves for the GOP, and that alliance has only solidified over time. (Black evangelicals, who have a long history of political engagement going back to the civil rights era, did not follow the same path; they overwhelmingly identify as Democrats, though don’t always align with the party on social … Leer más

Trump campaign restarts TV advertising with spots slamming Biden

“Joe Biden has embraced the policies of the radical left,” an ominous voiceover states, going on to criticize Biden’s positions on taxes, immigration and police funding. “The radical left has taken over Joe Biden and the Democratic Party,” the ad concludes. “Don’t let them take over America.” The other ad, called “Cards,” features a woman … Leer más

Polish towns pay a steep price for anti-LGBTQ views

Since 2019, dozens of Polish towns, counties and regions have signed similar declarations and charters. In response, several European towns have ended twinning partnerships with their Polish counterparts. Last week, the European Commission rejected grants for six Polish towns under a citizens’ program for twin municipalities, linking the decision to the anti-gay declarations. «Human dignity, … Leer más

Prime minister of Kosovo tests positive for Covid-19

Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti of Kosovo poses for photographers prior to a meeting with European Council President Charles Michel in Brussels on June 25, 2020. | Yves Herman, Pool Photo via AP Kosovo’s Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti said late Sunday he has tested positive for Covid-19, though he does not have serious symptoms. Hoti, who … Leer más

Isaias lashes virus-hit Florida – POLITICO

In Palm Beach County, about 150 people were in shelters, said emergency management spokeswoman Lisa De La Rionda. The county has a voluntary evacuation order for those living in mobile or manufactured homes, or those who feel their home can’t withstand winds. “We don’t anticipate many more evacuations,” she said, adding that the evacuees are … Leer más