Tag: Politico

Trump followers zero in on secretary of state campaigns

Donald Trump’s pick to become Arizona’s top elections official raised more campaign cash in 2021 than his two potential Democratic opponents combined — a sign of MAGA-world’s deep engagement in taking over under-the-radar positions in charge of running battleground state elections. State Rep. Mark Finchem, whom Trump endorsed for...

Tom Emmer’s on a roll. He won’t say where to.

Tom Emmer has the hottest political hand in the House GOP right now. And if he can win a sizable majority this fall, he’ll have even more chips to cash in. Halfway through his second cycle as House Republicans’ campaign chief, Emmer is managing to pull off a remarkable...

Taliban talks in Norway spark new debate about recognition

OSLO, Norway — A Taliban delegation led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on Sunday started three days of talks in Oslo with Western officials and Afghan civil society representatives amid a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan. The closed-door meetings were taking place at a hotel in the...

Sanders backs Arizona Democrats’ censure of Sinema

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday blessed the Arizona Democratic Party’s censure of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema after she opposed a recent effort to change Senate rules to pass voting rights legislation. Asked if he thought the rebuke Saturday from the state party’s executive board was appropriate, Sanders responded in the...

GOP senator: Dems need to worry about voting rights in their home states

Sen. Joni Ernst on Sunday pushed back strongly on the Democratic narrative on voting rights, arguing that Republicans care about the issue as much or more than Democrats. “My point is that we have Democrats that are targeting red states like Iowa again, when our voter policies are far...

Arizona Democratic Party censures Sinema over voting rights stance

Kyrsten Sinema was censured by the Arizona Democratic Party on Saturday morning, after the senator’s longstanding opposition to modifying Senate rules to pass voting rights bills culminated in the legislation stalling in Congress. The Arizona Democrat has received substantial criticism for her position against creating a carveout in the...

Jewish leaders urge worship attendance after hostage siege

On the eve of her 100th birthday Saturday, Ruth Salton told her daughter she was going one way or another to Friday night Shabbat services at Congregation Beth Israel, just days after a gunman voicing antisemitic conspiracy theories held four worshippers hostage for 10 hours at the Fort Worth-area...

It’s a gold rush for lobbying firms with Biden ties

Washington’s top lobbying firms reported record lobbying revenues in 2021, and perhaps no one benefited more than lobbying shops with ties to President Joe Biden and his administration. At Putala Strategies, a firm run by Chris Putala, a former aide to Biden from his time on the Senate Judiciary...