Hillary Rodham Clinton and her Democratic allies are shining a bright light on voter ID laws and other perceived roadblocks to the ballot box, yet drawing a straight line from laws designed to crack down on fraud to low turnout in a single contest is notably difficult, analysts say, and data on the most recent elections tend to lag behind the fast-moving debate.
Rick Perry said Donald Trump is unaware of Texas’s record on immigration and “does not represent the Republican Party.”
Bernie Sanders said he is not surprised by the lack of support from other members of Congress for his presidential bid because former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is “the candidate of the Democratic establishment.”
The Republican and Democratic parties bid the nation a happy July Fourth with statements issued almost simultaneously on Saturday morning. Though each refer to the “American dream,” perspectives diverge, even on a holiday.
Presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump has been busy on Twitter, tweeting out negative thoughts and opinions on his fellow GOP candidates, including former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Likely Americans voters are warming to the idea that individual states should have the right to turn their backs on the federal courts in the wake of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage. A third of likely U.S. voters now believe that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings if their elected officials agree with them according to a Rasmussen Reports survey released Friday. Among GOP voters and conservatives, the number is much higher.
Marching along in a small-town parade on Saturday is the Independence Day activity of choice for 10 presidential hopefuls who are ready for cheerful photo ops and meaningful soundbites. But it’s a crowded field. Some of the rivals are walking in the exact same parades.
Ken Crow, an Iowa tea party activist, says Donald Trump’s comments about Mexicans may have been too blunt for some, but that is exactly why the billionaire real estate mogul and reality star is picking up, not losing, support in polls.
Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party’s presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential candidate who’s refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers.
Religious nonprofits hoping to force yet another Obamacare showdown before the Supreme Court haven’t chalked up the appellate win they need to put the issue on a glide path to the justices, but they aren’t losing faith, saying it’s only a matter of time before their legal campaign pays off.
Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb on Thursday announced his candidacy as a Democrat for president, saying he knows the odds are against him but that America needs his “fresh approach to solving problems.”
President Obama gave a ringing endorsement for unions and more overtime pay in Wisconsin Thursday while attacking the polices of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, a labor foe who filed papers on the same day to officially launch his bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.