Author Archives: Richard K. Barry

A pro-Trump group works the refs with a new ad on the Russian probe

The ad attacks special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and generally swipes at the investigation into the “Trump campaign’s possible cooperation with Russian interference in the 2016 election.” Nut-job conservative talker Tomi Lahren is featured in the ad, called “Witch … Continue reading

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Campaign News

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Georgia 2018: Roy Barnes endorses Stacey Evans for governor The Nevada Independent: DSCC starts Google ads campaign to pressure Heller on health care The Herald: Parnell: ‘If we do this a little bit better, I’d be getting sworn in … Continue reading

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Randy Bryce for Paul Ryan’s Wisconsin congressional seat

Is it possible that everything we thought we knew about politics in America is wrong, that the Democratic Party should stop hiding behind the supposed need to promote a slightly left of centre agenda because that’s where, they say, the … Continue reading

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Campaign News

NPR: ‘Bigger than the 6th’: Voters head to polls in Georgia race that’s turned on Trump USA Today: 5 things you need to know Tuesday Roll Call: DCCC hits record-breaking fundraising number for May The Kansas Star: Former state Sen. Jim … Continue reading

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Supreme Court will hear case on constitutionality of gerrymandering for political advantage

Is there anything in politics more boring than redistricting? Not much. Is there anything more important? Very little. If congressional districts are allowed to be drawn based on how favourable they might be in delivering seats to one party or … Continue reading

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Is this what Republicans mean by calming the rhetoric? Disgusting

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Campaign News

New York Times: High-stakes referendum on Trump takes shape in a Georgia special election Washington Post: Democratic win in Georgia would signal that the establishment is alive and kicking Roll Call: Race Rating: New Jersey Governor Likely Democratic Takeover  WTOP: Lessons from … Continue reading

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A “door knocker” piece Republicans are using in the Georgia 6th to attack Democrat Jon Ossoff – the smell of desparation

This one has it all: “Liberal extremists” are pouring money into the district; he stands with Nancy Pelosi, and not Georgia; and doesn’t represent “our values” because he “doesn’t live in the district” and outside money is supporting him. Apparently … Continue reading

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Georgia 6th special House campaign is in its final days. And it’s going to be close

The vote for the Georgia’s 6th Congressional District is on Tuesday and this one is certainly too close to call.  For Democrats, the crazy-making part is that so much effort has been put into stealing this generally safe Republican seat … Continue reading

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Campaign News

WSB-TV: Ossoff leads Handel by less than 2 points HudsonValley.com: Woodstock attorney, ordained deacon is eighth Democrat to run for Congress in NY-19 Miami Herald: Canova announces rematch against Wasserman Schultz Daily Kos: New lawsuit could invalidate Pennsylvania GOP’s congressional gerrymander … Continue reading

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu for President! Why Not?

We want Mitch! We want Mitch! Okay, maybe not yet, but soon. Amie Parnes at The Hill writes this week that “Democrats looking for new blood to revitalize their party are taking a close look at New Orleans Mayor Mitch … Continue reading

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Morning Headlines

Washington Post: Trump lashes out at Russia probe; Pence hires a lawyer Politico: GOP sirens blaze over Georgia special election CNN Politics: Washington Post: Mueller investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings The Hill: Trump allies on the offensive against Mueller New … Continue reading

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News from New Jersey – all bad for Republicans

A new poll by Quinnipiac finds that the race for New Jersey governor may be over before it’s really had a chance to start with Democrat Phil Murphy well ahead of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno by a margin of 55 … Continue reading

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Morning Headlines

Politico: Washington preaches unity — yet again CNN Politics: Trump calls House health care bill ‘mean’ Washington Post: Lawmaker Steve Scalise is critically injured in GOP baseball shooting; gunman James T. Hodgkinson is killed by police New York Times: Mueller … Continue reading

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Fox News drops “fair and balanced”

On a day when most people are thinking and talking about the horrific shooting in Virginia, some lighter news might be welcome. New York Magazine is reporting today that Fox News is dropping the trademark most thinking people saw as … Continue reading

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Jeff Sessions gets the vapors before the Senate (video)

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Morning Headlines

The Hill: White House: Trump ‘has no intention’ to fire Mueller CNN Politics: Hill Russia investigators plow forward, Mueller meetings on horizon Politico: What we learned from the Virginia primary Washington Post: Jeff Sessions finds a shield in executive privilege … Continue reading

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Gillespie wins GOP nomination and Northam the Democratic for the Virginia gubernatorial

Ed Gillespie is expected to win the Republican nomination for Virginia governor but only by a hair over Prince William County Board of Supervisors chair Corey Stewart. And it wasn’t supposed to be that way. Gillespie, a former chairman of … Continue reading

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Oh great and glorious Oz

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Morning Headlines

Washington Post: With lawsuit, Democratic state attorneys general escalate campaign against Trump Politico: Trump and the religious right: A match made in heaven CNN Politics: It’s Jeff Sessions’ turn in the hot seat  The Hill: White House stonewalls on Comey … Continue reading

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