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07/18/2024 --missoulian
“Treating our veterans like this is not an example of being the best country on earth,” Tester said, calling it the number one issue for every veteran services organization.
07/18/2024 --missoulian
As a U.S. Marine and a veteran of the Vietnam era, I appreciate the service of all members of the armed forces, past and current.
07/18/2024 --missoulian
During the 2020 election, several conservative acquaintances of mine expressed the view that America needed to look after its own before worrying about the rest of the world.
07/17/2024 --6abc
While Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, has six months remaining in his term, Democrats have made it clear they don't want him in office any longer.
07/17/2024 --dailycaller
'The problem for them, though, is the map'
07/17/2024 --rollcall
Sen. JD Vance appears on stage for a podium check at the Fiserv Forum before the start of the Tuesday session of the Republican National Convention.
07/17/2024 --kron4
MILWAUKEE — Senate Republicans were riding high after President Biden’s implosion on the debate stage in Atlanta — but they were soon confronted with polling showing Democratic incumbents leading in every single battleground state except Montana. The polling showing Senate Democratic candidates doing better than the beleaguered Biden in their respective states raised alarms among [...]
07/17/2024 --abc4
MILWAUKEE — Senate Republicans were riding high after President Biden’s implosion on the debate stage in Atlanta — but they were soon confronted with polling showing Democratic incumbents leading in every single battleground state except Montana. The polling showing Senate Democratic candidates doing better than the beleaguered Biden in their respective states raised alarms among [...]
07/17/2024 --cbs17
MILWAUKEE — Senate Republicans were riding high after President Biden’s implosion on the debate stage in Atlanta — but they were soon confronted with polling showing Democratic incumbents leading in every single battleground state except Montana. The polling showing Senate Democratic candidates doing better than the beleaguered Biden in their respective states raised alarms among [...]
07/17/2024 --wsav
MILWAUKEE — Senate Republicans were riding high after President Biden’s implosion on the debate stage in Atlanta — but they were soon confronted with polling showing Democratic incumbents leading in every single battleground state except Montana. The polling showing Senate Democratic candidates doing better than the beleaguered Biden in their respective states raised alarms among [...]
04/01/2024 --kron4
The Senate battlefield is increasingly locked in as Republicans turn their attention from the primaries to the November contests in a bid to turn the chamber red. Much has changed in the four months since The Hill last updated this space, including retirements, surprise candidacies and primary wins. Republicans have settled on nominees in key states as they look to [...]
04/01/2024 --cbs17
The Senate battlefield is increasingly locked in as Republicans turn their attention from the primaries to the November contests in a bid to turn the chamber red. Much has changed in the four months since The Hill last updated this space, including retirements, surprise candidacies and primary wins. Republicans have settled on nominees in key states as they look to [...]
04/01/2024 --wsav
The Senate battlefield is increasingly locked in as Republicans turn their attention from the primaries to the November contests in a bid to turn the chamber red. Much has changed in the four months since The Hill last updated this space, including retirements, surprise candidacies and primary wins. Republicans have settled on nominees in key states as they look to [...]
04/01/2024 --wfla
The Senate battlefield is increasingly locked in as Republicans turn their attention from the primaries to the November contests in a bid to turn the chamber red. Much has changed in the four months since The Hill last updated this space, including retirements, surprise candidacies and primary wins. Republicans have settled on nominees in key states as they look to [...]
03/31/2024 --westernjournal
Perhaps it’s true, as Donald Trump repeats endlessly, that Joe Biden is the worst president in American history. But what is undisputed is that he’s waging the worst campaign in […] The post Dick Morris: Trump's Criminal Trials Are Powering Him to Victory appeared first on The Western Journal.
03/30/2024 --kron4
Democrats see efforts to get abortion on the ballot in key battleground states across the country as a way to boost turnout and energize their base amid signs of low voter enthusiasm for this year's presidential race. Abortion-related measures are already on the ballot in Maryland and New York — a state seen as central [...]
03/30/2024 --cbs17
Democrats see efforts to get abortion on the ballot in key battleground states across the country as a way to boost turnout and energize their base amid signs of low voter enthusiasm for this year's presidential race. Abortion-related measures are already on the ballot in Maryland and New York — a state seen as central [...]
03/30/2024 --wsav
Democrats see efforts to get abortion on the ballot in key battleground states across the country as a way to boost turnout and energize their base amid signs of low voter enthusiasm for this year's presidential race. Abortion-related measures are already on the ballot in Maryland and New York — a state seen as central [...]
03/30/2024 --wfla
Democrats see efforts to get abortion on the ballot in key battleground states across the country as a way to boost turnout and energize their base amid signs of low voter enthusiasm for this year's presidential race. Abortion-related measures are already on the ballot in Maryland and New York — a state seen as central [...]
03/29/2024 --kron4
After weeks of waiting, House Republicans say they will send two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate next month in a move that GOP strategists say will put vulnerable Democrats such as Sens. Jon Tester (Mont.) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio) on the defensive. Republicans acknowledge the impeachment charges against [...]
03/29/2024 --cbs17
After weeks of waiting, House Republicans say they will send two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate next month in a move that GOP strategists say will put vulnerable Democrats such as Sens. Jon Tester (Mont.) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio) on the defensive. Republicans acknowledge the impeachment charges against [...]
03/29/2024 --wsav
After weeks of waiting, House Republicans say they will send two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate next month in a move that GOP strategists say will put vulnerable Democrats such as Sens. Jon Tester (Mont.) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio) on the defensive. Republicans acknowledge the impeachment charges against [...]
03/29/2024 --wfla
After weeks of waiting, House Republicans say they will send two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate next month in a move that GOP strategists say will put vulnerable Democrats such as Sens. Jon Tester (Mont.) and Sherrod Brown (Ohio) on the defensive. Republicans acknowledge the impeachment charges against [...]
03/28/2024 --rollcall
Welcome to At the Races! Each week we bring you news and analysis from the CQ Roll Call campaign team. Know someone who’d like to get this newsletter? They can subscribe here. By Daniela Altimari and Mary Ellen McIntire A politician like Joseph I. Lieberman probably couldn’t exist in this era of rigid political tribalism. […] The post At the Races: Lieberman lookback appeared first on Roll Call.
03/26/2024 --startribune
Medicare has a "no transport" loophole. It doesn't reimburse for calls that don't transport a patient to a hospital. Fixing this is one solution to ease emergency responders' financial pressures.
03/26/2024 --startribune
Medicare has a "no transport" loophole. It doesn't reimburse for calls that don't transport a patient to a hospital. Fixing this is one solution to ease emergency responders' financial pressures.
03/25/2024 --rawstory
WASHINGTON — Some of former President Donald Trump’s fiercest allies in Congress may be multi-millionaires, but that doesn’t mean they’re opening up their wallets for the reality TV star turned contestant for America's most indicted. “There’s only so much money,” Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) told Raw Story. With creditors demanding a $454 million bond as his appeals slowly wind through the courts, Trump’s personal deficits have been the talk of the Capitol in recent days. “Hopefully, I never get into that problem myself,” Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) told Raw Story while riding an elevator in the Capitol. ALSO READ: A criminologist explains why half of America does not care about Trump's crimes“You’re not planning to cut him a check?” Raw Story asked. “No. I don't have enough. Mine would be just a blip,” Tuberville — who’s been estimated to have a net worth of around $20 million — said. “But if I could help, I’d help, maybe.” Most Republicans on Capitol Hill now parrot the former president’s rhetoric, dismissing Trump’s legal problems as “lawfare” — think lawsuits instead of bullets — by the left and presenting him as a modern day martyr. U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) ranks among the wealthy Trump supporters in Congress who tell Raw Story they aren't able — or willing — to send former President Donald Trump a financial life line. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)“Listen, I’m sympathetic with the lawfare that is being waged against him. Actually quite sympathetic. This is the price he's paying for being involved in politics and running for the office again,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told Raw Story. “You could argue it's grossly unfair for him to have to pick up the full tab, so I personally don't have a problem with him explicitly asking for support.” “Are you gonna donate?” Raw Story asked the former CEO worth an estimated $78 million. “I've paid my price,” Johnson — who the Select Jan. 6 Committee implicated in helping carry out Wisconsin Republicans’ fake elector scheme in 2021 — said through a smile and chuckle. While Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is estimated to be worth more than $300 million — making him the wealthiest sitting U.S. senator — Trump shouldn’t come shaking his tin cup around the former chief executive of the Sunshine State. “I’m optimistic he’ll figure it out. He's a pretty resourceful guy,” Scott (R-FL) told reporters just off the Senate floor Thursday. “Would you donate?” Raw Story asked. “He's a resourceful guy,” Scott answered with a laugh before heading into the chamber to vote.Personal and political money troubles collideTrump hasn’t directly asked his Senate allies to chip in to help him pay his civil penalties, fines and lawyers, which now top half a billion dollars — including interest, which Forbes reports is ticking up at $111,984 a day.But the presumptive 2024 Republican presidential nominee finds himself in a potentially cataclysmic financial mess that mixes both his personal fortune and the finances of his presidential campaign.During the past two years, Trump’s political operation has spent upward of $80 million on legal fees — an astounding sum for anyone, let alone a presidential candidate. Every dollar Trump’s political machine spends on his four separate criminal cases and various civil court matters is a dollar not spent on attacking Democrats or boosting Republicans.ALSO READ: 11 ways Trump doesn’t become presidentConversations in conservative circles have often focused on fundraising for Trump’s legal defense instead of beating President Joe Biden, which has some Republicans fearing the GOP will suffer up and down the ballot come November. And while it’s still early in this general election and Trump’s poll numbers have looked decent, his fundraising has been anemic. Similarly, Biden’s poll numbers are lagging, even as his campaign coffers are overflowing. Biden’s warchest is currently triple that of Trump's. The latest Federal Election Commission filings show Biden’s campaign and joint fundraising committee are sitting on $155 million compared to the $41.9 million cash on hand at Trump’s disposal. Such figures don't include money raised by committees the candidates don't directly control, such as supportive super PACs. President Joe Biden, seen departing the White House on March 19, 2024 in Washington, D.C., enjoys a campaign cash advantage over Trump at present. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)Trump may have had a good fundraising month in February, netting upward of $20 million in tandem with his joint fundraising committee, but he still found himself outraised by $3 million by former Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) before she dropped out of the GOP presidential primary — withholding both her endorsement and her dollars. “I think we just have to look at the hard math. Democrats are hitting on all cylinders in terms of fundraising, so we've already got a structural challenge where we're not raising as much as them,” Sen. Tillis of North Carolina said as he entered an elevator in the Capitol. “These races are big races. They cost a lot of money. You gotta mobilize voters, so I'm sure it's a concern for them, too.”Besides begging for longshot loans, selling off assets and engaging in other creative monetary maneuvers, the former president is now leaning on the sale of $399 gold sneakers and a GoFundMe with an eye-popping $355 million goal. It’s still unclear if Trump can wiggle out of the straight jacket ensnaring him through the newly announced merger between his fledgling social media company, Truth Social, and Digital World Acquisition Corporation. While the deal could eventually net Trump some $3 billion, his hands are currently tied by an agreement constraining him from selling his shares for the next six months — when the earliest of 2024 early votes are slated to be cast. Instead of focusing on his reelection, Fox News hosts, such as Laura Ingraham and Mark Levin, have been pushing their massive audiences to donate to Trump’s legal fund. They’re not the only ones thinking about Donald’s debt these days.'Trump’s a movement'Per his usual, Trump has his fierce defenders who say everything’s fine. “Trump’s a movement. It’s not just the candidate. He’s a movement,” Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) — who served as Trump’s first Interior secretary until scandals ended his tenure in the executive branch — told Raw Story. “I'm not worried.” “You gonna cut a check for his legal fund?” Raw Story inquired. “I’ll support my president,” Zinke — who’s estimated to own assets topping $30 million — said. Other rich Republicans also aren’t entirely slamming the door shut on providing future legal aid to Trump. ALSO READ: Bipartisan lawmakers demand action after Raw Story mail crime investigation“I am confident the [former] president will be able to figure out how to manage his campaign and finances to be successful,” Sen. Pete Ricketts (R-NE) told Raw Story while walking through the Capitol. “You have plans to donate to Trump?” “We’ll see,” said Ricketts, who’s estimated his net worth around $50 million and comes from a family of billionaires who, for example, own the Chicago Cubs.While he may not be as wealthy as his Senate counterparts, Sen. Ted Budd (R-NC) has made millions through his gun store and firing range, which means he can’t give Trump in-kind donations because it’s illegal for the former president to even “receive” a firearm or ammunition while under felony indictments.ALSO READ: A neuroscientist reveals how Trump and Biden's cognitive impairments are differentBudd’s not looking to arm Trump for warfare though. “Oh my goodness, it's complete lawfare,” Budd (R-NC) told Raw Story on his way to a Senate vote. The freshman senator dismisses fears from some in the GOP that Trump’s legal fundraising is handicapping the party ahead of November. “No. Completely separate,” Budd said. Many in the GOP are banking on Biden foiling his own reelection bid. They expect the grassroots to be there for Trump — no matter the mind-numbing sums he’s scrambling to raise — just as they’ve been there for him in past fundraising appeals.“I think that his support that he has at the grassroots will give him the money he needs,” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) told Raw Story. “And I think that there's a big anti-Biden movement. A downturn in money's not going to make a big difference.” Other Republicans are indifferent or awkwardly distancing themselves from the troubled Trump — and the entire GOP through him, the party’s defendant-in-chief — brand. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) wouldn't answer Raw Story's question about whether she still considers herself a Republican. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)“I haven’t thought about it at all,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) told Raw Story. “What about the RNC losing 60 staffers?” “I didn't know about that either,” Collins said in reference to the “bloodbath” earlier this month when Trump ousted Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and installed his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, as Republican National Committee — or RNC — co-chairwoman.“Oh, yeah?” Raw Story asked. “Are you still a Republican?” “It’s not uncommon when there's a new chair for there to be a major staff turnover,” Collins replied without answering our question. RNC shakeup sends shivers through old Republican guard Campaigns are more than dollars and cents though, and Trump’s ongoing personal shakeup of the RNC has unsettled many veteran Republicans. Among country club Republicans and critics alike, this is just par for Trump’s political course. “I don't think there's any norm or barrier that former President Trump won't be ready and willing to cross if it's in his personal, financial or egotistical interest,” Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) told Raw Story while walking to a vote on the Senate floor. Romney is dismissed as a disloyal “Never Trump”-er by many in his own party. Besides McDaniel being his niece, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee is retiring at the end of this term. Romney may be a critic, but he says he’s not given up on his party yet, even as the Republican Party has morphed into something unrecognizable from his time as the GOP standard-bearer. Romney says he loves his party and fears Trump’s self-serving moves will be felt by conservatives for decades. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) answers questions in his office after announcing he will not seek re-election on September 13, 2023 in Washington, DC. Romney Called for a "new generation of leaders" while also criticizing both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)“The party has to exist beyond and after Donald Trump and I are gone, and so weakening the party, making it a personal appendage, is not a good thing,” Romney — who’s estimated to be worth more than $170 million, making him one of the top 10 wealthiest senators — said. Even though he lost to then-President Barack Obama in 2012, Romney credits the RNC with helping turn out his supporters. “It was a very helpful organization in turning out the vote, so it helped raise money for me and it turned out the vote. To win elections, it’s all about organization. Ground game still makes a difference,” Romney said. “Once I became the presumptive nominee, we worked hand in glove.” ALSO READ: Convicted January 6 felon wants to storm the Capitol again — as an elected congressmanRomney did that without placing any of his children at the helm of the RNC. “Having family members serve in the administration looked like nepotism. Didn't seem to bother him. Didn't seem to bother the voters who put him there,” Romney said. Not all Democrats are dancing On the other side of the proverbial aisle, many liberal talking heads are giddy watching Trump scramble for millions and millions of pennies. But Democrats in tight races this fall know they can’t count on Trump’s legal woes to win. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) is fighting for his political life in Montana. He’s raised upwards of $5 million four quarters in a row now, and he’s not letting up just because of Trump’s mounting legal bills. “I don’t know that it makes a lot of difference, actually,” Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) told Raw Story. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) listens during a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs committee hearing on January 11, 2024 in Washington, D.C. Tester is in the midst of one of the most competitive U.S. Senate races in the nation this year. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)Democrats also have other fears. “Depends on whether he’s busy raising money for his legal fees instead of for his campaign, but it does concern me that it will be added financial pressure compromising him,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told Raw Story on his way to meetings on the Senate side of the Capitol Thursday. Schiff, who recently clinched a spot on the ballot in California’s U.S. Senate general election in November, is a Harvard educated lawyer who was the impeachment manager for Trump’s first impeachment. “He’s always been all about the money,” Schiff said. “But now there will be even greater risk that he trades American interests for money.”
03/25/2024 --rawstory
WASHINGTON — Some of former President Donald Trump’s fiercest allies in Congress may be multi-millionaires, but that doesn’t mean they’re opening up their wallets for the reality TV star turned contestant for America's most indicted. “There’s only so much money,” Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) told Raw Story. With creditors demanding a $454 million bond as his appeals slowly wind through the courts, Trump’s personal deficits have been the talk of the Capitol in recent days. “Hopefully, I never get into that problem myself,” Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) told Raw Story while riding an elevator in the Capitol. ALSO READ: A criminologist explains why half of America does not care about Trump's crimes“You’re not planning to cut him a check?” Raw Story asked. “No. I don't have enough. Mine would be just a blip,” Tuberville — who’s been estimated to have a net worth of around $20 million — said. “But if I could help, I’d help, maybe.” Most Republicans on Capitol Hill now parrot the former president’s rhetoric, dismissing Trump’s legal problems as “lawfare” — think lawsuits instead of bullets — by the left and presenting him as a modern day martyr. U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) ranks among the wealthy Trump supporters in Congress who tell Raw Story they aren't able — or willing — to send former President Donald Trump a financial life line. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)“Listen, I’m sympathetic with the lawfare that is being waged against him. Actually quite sympathetic. This is the price he's paying for being involved in politics and running for the office again,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told Raw Story. “You could argue it's grossly unfair for him to have to pick up the full tab, so I personally don't have a problem with him explicitly asking for support.” “Are you gonna donate?” Raw Story asked the former CEO worth an estimated $78 million. “I've paid my price,” Johnson — who the Select Jan. 6 Committee implicated in helping carry out Wisconsin Republicans’ fake elector scheme in 2021 — said through a smile and chuckle. While Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is estimated to be worth more than $300 million — making him the wealthiest sitting U.S. senator — Trump shouldn’t come shaking his tin cup around the former chief executive of the Sunshine State. “I’m optimistic he’ll figure it out. He's a pretty resourceful guy,” Scott (R-FL) told reporters just off the Senate floor Thursday. “Would you donate?” Raw Story asked. “He's a resourceful guy,” Scott answered with a laugh before heading into the chamber to vote.Personal and political money troubles collideTrump hasn’t directly asked his Senate allies to chip in to help him pay his civil penalties, fines and lawyers, which now top half a billion dollars — including interest, which Forbes reports is ticking up at $111,984 a day.But the presumptive 2024 Republican presidential nominee finds himself in a potentially cataclysmic financial mess that mixes both his personal fortune and the finances of his presidential campaign.During the past two years, Trump’s political operation has spent upward of $80 million on legal fees — an astounding sum for anyone, let alone a presidential candidate. Every dollar Trump’s political machine spends on his four separate criminal cases and various civil court matters is a dollar not spent on attacking Democrats or boosting Republicans.ALSO READ: 11 ways Trump doesn’t become presidentConversations in conservative circles have often focused on fundraising for Trump’s legal defense instead of beating President Joe Biden, which has some Republicans fearing the GOP will suffer up and down the ballot come November. And while it’s still early in this general election and Trump’s poll numbers have looked decent, his fundraising has been anemic. Similarly, Biden’s poll numbers are lagging, even as his campaign coffers are overflowing. Biden’s warchest is currently triple that of Trump's. The latest Federal Election Commission filings show Biden’s campaign and joint fundraising committee are sitting on $155 million compared to the $41.9 million cash on hand at Trump’s disposal. Such figures don't include money raised by committees the candidates don't directly control, such as supportive super PACs. President Joe Biden, seen departing the White House on March 19, 2024 in Washington, D.C., enjoys a campaign cash advantage over Trump at present. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)Trump may have had a good fundraising month in February, netting upward of $20 million in tandem with his joint fundraising committee, but he still found himself outraised by $3 million by former Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) before she dropped out of the GOP presidential primary — withholding both her endorsement and her dollars. “I think we just have to look at the hard math. Democrats are hitting on all cylinders in terms of fundraising, so we've already got a structural challenge where we're not raising as much as them,” Sen. Tillis of North Carolina said as he entered an elevator in the Capitol. “These races are big races. They cost a lot of money. You gotta mobilize voters, so I'm sure it's a concern for them, too.”Besides begging for longshot loans, selling off assets and engaging in other creative monetary maneuvers, the former president is now leaning on the sale of $399 gold sneakers and a GoFundMe with an eye-popping $355 million goal. It’s still unclear if Trump can wiggle out of the straight jacket ensnaring him through the newly announced merger between his fledgling social media company, Truth Social, and Digital World Acquisition Corporation. While the deal could eventually net Trump some $3 billion, his hands are currently tied by an agreement constraining him from selling his shares for the next six months — when the earliest of 2024 early votes are slated to be cast. Instead of focusing on his reelection, Fox News hosts, such as Laura Ingraham and Mark Levin, have been pushing their massive audiences to donate to Trump’s legal fund. They’re not the only ones thinking about Donald’s debt these days.'Trump’s a movement'Per his usual, Trump has his fierce defenders who say everything’s fine. “Trump’s a movement. It’s not just the candidate. He’s a movement,” Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT) — who served as Trump’s first Interior secretary until scandals ended his tenure in the executive branch — told Raw Story. “I'm not worried.” “You gonna cut a check for his legal fund?” Raw Story inquired. “I’ll support my president,” Zinke — who’s estimated to own assets topping $30 million — said. Other rich Republicans also aren’t entirely slamming the door shut on providing future legal aid to Trump. ALSO READ: Bipartisan lawmakers demand action after Raw Story mail crime investigation“I am confident the [former] president will be able to figure out how to manage his campaign and finances to be successful,” Sen. Pete Ricketts (R-NE) told Raw Story while walking through the Capitol. “You have plans to donate to Trump?” “We’ll see,” said Ricketts, who’s estimated his net worth around $50 million and comes from a family of billionaires who, for example, own the Chicago Cubs.While he may not be as wealthy as his Senate counterparts, Sen. Ted Budd (R-NC) has made millions through his gun store and firing range, which means he can’t give Trump in-kind donations because it’s illegal for the former president to even “receive” a firearm or ammunition while under felony indictments.ALSO READ: A neuroscientist reveals how Trump and Biden's cognitive impairments are differentBudd’s not looking to arm Trump for warfare though. “Oh my goodness, it's complete lawfare,” Budd (R-NC) told Raw Story on his way to a Senate vote. The freshman senator dismisses fears from some in the GOP that Trump’s legal fundraising is handicapping the party ahead of November. “No. Completely separate,” Budd said. Many in the GOP are banking on Biden foiling his own reelection bid. They expect the grassroots to be there for Trump — no matter the mind-numbing sums he’s scrambling to raise — just as they’ve been there for him in past fundraising appeals.“I think that his support that he has at the grassroots will give him the money he needs,” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) told Raw Story. “And I think that there's a big anti-Biden movement. A downturn in money's not going to make a big difference.” Other Republicans are indifferent or awkwardly distancing themselves from the troubled Trump — and the entire GOP through him, the party’s defendant-in-chief — brand. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) wouldn't answer Raw Story's question about whether she still considers herself a Republican. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)“I haven’t thought about it at all,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) told Raw Story. “What about the RNC losing 60 staffers?” “I didn't know about that either,” Collins said in reference to the “bloodbath” earlier this month when Trump ousted Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and installed his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, as Republican National Committee — or RNC — co-chairwoman.“Oh, yeah?” Raw Story asked. “Are you still a Republican?” “It’s not uncommon when there's a new chair for there to be a major staff turnover,” Collins replied without answering our question. RNC shakeup sends shivers through old Republican guard Campaigns are more than dollars and cents though, and Trump’s ongoing personal shakeup of the RNC has unsettled many veteran Republicans. Among country club Republicans and critics alike, this is just par for Trump’s political course. “I don't think there's any norm or barrier that former President Trump won't be ready and willing to cross if it's in his personal, financial or egotistical interest,” Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) told Raw Story while walking to a vote on the Senate floor. Romney is dismissed as a disloyal “Never Trump”-er by many in his own party. Besides McDaniel being his niece, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee is retiring at the end of this term. Romney may be a critic, but he says he’s not given up on his party yet, even as the Republican Party has morphed into something unrecognizable from his time as the GOP standard-bearer. Romney says he loves his party and fears Trump’s self-serving moves will be felt by conservatives for decades. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) answers questions in his office after announcing he will not seek re-election on September 13, 2023 in Washington, DC. Romney Called for a "new generation of leaders" while also criticizing both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)“The party has to exist beyond and after Donald Trump and I are gone, and so weakening the party, making it a personal appendage, is not a good thing,” Romney — who’s estimated to be worth more than $170 million, making him one of the top 10 wealthiest senators — said. Even though he lost to then-President Barack Obama in 2012, Romney credits the RNC with helping turn out his supporters. “It was a very helpful organization in turning out the vote, so it helped raise money for me and it turned out the vote. To win elections, it’s all about organization. Ground game still makes a difference,” Romney said. “Once I became the presumptive nominee, we worked hand in glove.” ALSO READ: Convicted January 6 felon wants to storm the Capitol again — as an elected congressmanRomney did that without placing any of his children at the helm of the RNC. “Having family members serve in the administration looked like nepotism. Didn't seem to bother him. Didn't seem to bother the voters who put him there,” Romney said. Not all Democrats are dancing On the other side of the proverbial aisle, many liberal talking heads are giddy watching Trump scramble for millions and millions of pennies. But Democrats in tight races this fall know they can’t count on Trump’s legal woes to win. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) is fighting for his political life in Montana. He’s raised upwards of $5 million four quarters in a row now, and he’s not letting up just because of Trump’s mounting legal bills. “I don’t know that it makes a lot of difference, actually,” Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) told Raw Story. Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) listens during a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs committee hearing on January 11, 2024 in Washington, D.C. Tester is in the midst of one of the most competitive U.S. Senate races in the nation this year. (Photo by Kent Nishimura/Getty Images)Democrats also have other fears. “Depends on whether he’s busy raising money for his legal fees instead of for his campaign, but it does concern me that it will be added financial pressure compromising him,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told Raw Story on his way to meetings on the Senate side of the Capitol Thursday. Schiff, who recently clinched a spot on the ballot in California’s U.S. Senate general election in November, is a Harvard educated lawyer who was the impeachment manager for Trump’s first impeachment. “He’s always been all about the money,” Schiff said. “But now there will be even greater risk that he trades American interests for money.”
03/23/2024 --rawstory
During an appearance on MSNBC's "The Weekend," former Donald Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen dismissed the idea that the Friday merger of his former client's Truth Social — and the cash that reportedly comes with it — will help with the former president's financial woes.Speaking with the hosts, Cohen accused Trump and his close associates of "hyping" up the value of Truth Social where there is none."What is the value to it?" he asked. "The fact that they want to make claims that it's worth $4 billion or $5 billion and he has like 85 percent of the stock. Wouldn't that stock be valued based upon its profitability?"ALSO READ: Here's why conservative elites are bailing on Trump now"I understand it has like 15 million users on it," he elaborated. "Compare that to somebody like Taylor Swift who has 120 million followers — 120 million. What is the profitability that they are making the statement that it is worth not just into the millions or the hundreds of millions, but into the billions of dollars? I don't buy it either.""They are trying to hype up the stock the same way they would do it for Trump Mortgage, Trump University, Trump Vodka, Trump Steaks, Trump this or Trump that — it's not worth anything " he added. "There is no profitability and there is no future in sight for that profitability either. I mean, who wants to go on to Truth Social? It is nonsense and I do not think that anybody is going to take this -- the stock as an advance for cash."Watch below or at the link. MSNBC 03 23 2024 09 14 49 youtu.be
03/23/2024 --helenair
The recent op-ed attempting to vilify the Credit Card Competition Act (CCCA) reads like a desperate attempt to preserve the status quo and protect corporate interests at the expense of small businesses and consumers. It's time to cut through the…
03/23/2024 --nbcnews
The U.S. entered a partial government shutdown after Congress failed to pass funding legislation in time.
03/23/2024 --foxnews
The Laken Riley Act has been introduced as an amendment to the six-bill appropriations package by Sen. Ted Budd, R-N.C., as Senate showdown heads to partial government shutdown.
03/21/2024 --helenair
The bill was just the latest step by Tester to address the risk of foot and mouth disease to U.S. livestock.
03/21/2024 --helenair
The bill was just the latest step by Tester to address the risk of foot and mouth disease to U.S. livestock.
03/21/2024 --rollcall
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., introduced the CRA resolution, the first from a Democrat under the Biden administration. “We raise a lot of beef and if you come from a state like that, you understand how catastrophic lifting the ban on Paraguay beef is," he said on the floor.
03/21/2024 --rollcall
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., introduced the CRA resolution, the first from a Democrat under the Biden administration. “We raise a lot of beef and if you come from a state like that, you understand how catastrophic lifting the ban on Paraguay beef is," he said on the floor.
03/21/2024 --rollcall
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., introduced the CRA resolution, the first from a Democrat under the Biden administration. “We raise a lot of beef and if you come from a state like that, you understand how catastrophic lifting the ban on Paraguay beef is," he said on the floor.
03/20/2024 --dailycaller
Trump-Backed Candidate Wins Ohio Senate Primary To Take On Vulnerable Dem Senator
03/20/2024 --nbcnews
Trump-backed GOP Senate candidate Bernie Moreno managed to fend off Matt Dolan, who had the support of the party's old guard. He's set to take on Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown in November.
03/19/2024 --helenair
Abortion rights supporters have raised millions more for ballot campaigns than have opponents.
03/13/2024 --dailycaller
These ten firms collectively made about $390 million
03/13/2024 --dailycaller
These ten firms collectively made about $390 million
03/13/2024 --dailycaller
These ten firms collectively made about $390 million
03/13/2024 --kron4
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is leading all three of his main Republican rivals in the Ohio Senate race, according to a new poll. An Emerson College Polling/The Hill survey released on Wednesday showed Brown faring best against Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose at 39 percent to 33 percent respectively. In a hypothetical matchup [...]
03/13/2024 --kron4
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is leading all three of his main Republican rivals in the Ohio Senate race, according to a new poll. An Emerson College Polling/The Hill survey released on Wednesday showed Brown faring best against Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose at 39 percent to 33 percent respectively. In a hypothetical matchup [...]
03/13/2024 --cbs17
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is leading all three of his main Republican rivals in the Ohio Senate race, according to a new poll. An Emerson College Polling/The Hill survey released on Wednesday showed Brown faring best against Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose at 39 percent to 33 percent respectively. In a hypothetical matchup [...]
03/13/2024 --cbs17
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is leading all three of his main Republican rivals in the Ohio Senate race, according to a new poll. An Emerson College Polling/The Hill survey released on Wednesday showed Brown faring best against Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose at 39 percent to 33 percent respectively. In a hypothetical matchup [...]
03/13/2024 --wsav
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is leading all three of his main Republican rivals in the Ohio Senate race, according to a new poll. An Emerson College Polling/The Hill survey released on Wednesday showed Brown faring best against Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose at 39 percent to 33 percent respectively. In a hypothetical matchup [...]
03/13/2024 --wsav
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is leading all three of his main Republican rivals in the Ohio Senate race, according to a new poll. An Emerson College Polling/The Hill survey released on Wednesday showed Brown faring best against Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose at 39 percent to 33 percent respectively. In a hypothetical matchup [...]
03/13/2024 --wsav
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is leading all three of his main Republican rivals in the Ohio Senate race, according to a new poll. An Emerson College Polling/The Hill survey released on Wednesday showed Brown faring best against Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose at 39 percent to 33 percent respectively. In a hypothetical matchup [...]