For Biden, coming off a stronger-than-expected midterm result for Democrats is sure to factor heavily in the decision, along with the potential for a rematch against former President Trump. And while the White House has insisted for months Biden plans to run again, the president has left the door open to making a final decision after discussing with family during the holidays.
Archiv: US congressional / gubernatorial elections / Kongress- und Gouverneurswahlen 2022
Republicans win control of the House
The GOP had long anticipated winning control of the House in the 2022 elections. Midterms have historically benefited the party not in control of the White House, and after Republicans unexpectedly gained House seats and chipped away at the Democratic majority in 2020, they needed a net gain of just five seats to win control.
„The chances of getting NOPEC passed are actually declining,“ says @rbccm Global Head of Commodity Strategy @CroftHelima. „Democrats were really driving for this. I don’t really sense a lot of Republican enthusiasm.“ #Election2022 #Midterms2022 #OPEC
Trump lashes out at ‘average’ DeSantis, as their political rivalry comes to a boil
In a statement of remarkable vitriol and length, former President Trump lashed out Thursday at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, whose commanding re-election win on Tuesday has, according to some political observers, catapulted him to front-runner status in the 2024 Republican presidential primary.
Indubio extra: Die USA nach den Halbzeitwahlen
Was haben die amerikanischen Wähler ihren Politikern mit dieser Abstimmung mitgeteilt? Das Ergebnis ist weniger klar als erwartet, aber es gibt auch klare Sieger. Darüber spricht Gerd Buurmann mit den beiden Journalisten Roger Letsch und Christian Schneider.
Biden says he plans to run again, to make it final in early 2023
Biden, a Democrat who turns 80 this month, has faced questions on whether he will seek a second term.
„Our intention is to run again, that’s been our intention,“ Biden told reporters at the White House. „This is ultimately a family decision.“
He said his family wanted him to run and he did not feel rushed to make a final decision. He said he would do so unrelated to any announcement from his 2020 rival, Republican former President Donald Trump, who is expected to run as well.
2022 midterm elections: Here are the states where recounts are likely
Several states have laws that require automatic recounts in tight races.
Some Republican candidates have already said they plan to challenge the results — if they lose.
The contentious nature of the 2022 midterms sets the U.S. up for another round of bitter and drawn-out legal battles and recounts reminiscent of the 2020 presidential election.
Lindsey Graham on midterms: ‘Definitely not a Republican wave, that is for darn sure’
Republicans were widely expected to win major gains in both the House and Senate in what had been predicted as a “red wave” during this year’s midterms, seen largely as a referendum on inflation, crime and other issues facing Americans during President Biden’s first term.
Gretchen Whitmer and Kathy Hochul- two low IQ lunatics who instituted the most authoritarian, vicious Covid policies in the nation, have been re-elected as governors Apparently a majority of residents in those states enjoyed school shutdowns, vaxx mandates, masks Truly insane
Whitmer defeats Trump-backed challenger in Michigan governor’s race
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) is projected to win reelection, defeating Republican nominee Tudor Dixon in a high-stakes gubernatorial race.
Democrat Wes Moore was elected governor of Maryland, becoming the state’s 1st and nation’s 3rd ever Black governor. Moore campaigned on issues like ending child poverty, and more investment in clean energy and improved public transit.
Democrat John Fetterman flips U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania, beating Republican Mehmet Oz
Fetterman, the state’s lieutenant governor, had been leading in the polls by significant margins over the summer, but television host Oz started to close the gap in recent weeks, particularly after the rocky debate performance by Fetterman.
The lieutenant governor suffered a stroke just before the primary in May and has relied on closed captioning in recent interviews and the debate.
BREAKING: Democrat Janet Mills wins reelection for governor in Maine.
#APracecall at 12:51 a.m. EST.
BREAKING: Democrat Kathy Hochul wins re-election in New York governor’s race, NBC News projects.
Healey prevails in Massachusetts governor’s race, dealing historic win for LGBT community
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (D) is projected to be the next governor of the state. The victory will make her one of the two first openly lesbian governors in American history, should Oregon gubernatorial candidate Tina Kotek (D) also win.
Democrat Josh Shapiro wins Pennsylvania governor’s race
The race served as a stark contrast with the state’s Senate race between Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) and celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz (R), which polls showed as being consistently closer.
#Breaking: Gov. Greg Abbott has defeated Democrat Beto O’Rourke in the Texas governor’s race Tuesday, earning a third term.
BREAKING: Democrat Jared Polis wins re-election in Colorado governor’s race, NBC News projects.
Democrat Pritzker wins reelection as Illinois governor
During a heated debate last month, Pritzker cast his GOP opponent as a radical extremist who was “out of touch” with the priorities of Illinoisans.
He noted that Bailey was endorsed by former President Trump and called him a danger to democracy.
BREAKING: Republican Kevin Stitt defeats Democrat Joy Hofmeister in Oklahoma Governor’s race via @NBCNews projects
Decision Desk HQ projects Brian Kemp (R) re-elected governor in Georgia.
#DecisionMade: 9:30pm EST
Arkansas governor: Republican Sarah Huckabee Sanders defeats Chris Jones
Republican candidate and former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is projected to win the governor’s race. She replaces term-limited Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson. Sanders will be Arkansas‘ first female governor.
BREAKING: Governor Ron DeSantis (R) wins re-election as Florida Governor.
The Hill’s Election Central: Live results from Senate, House & Governor races
Check below for The Hill’s latest coverage of the 2022 midterm elections as results start to come in and races are called in Oklahoma, Maryland, Illinois and others. You can also follow along at The Hill’s live blog, where our news team highlights election news as it happens.
2024 National Democratic Primary Poll, Without Biden: Harris 25% Clinton 17%
White House raises eyebrows with midterm strategy
One strategist dubbed the decision to keep Biden out of the hot spots as the “do no harm” strategy. It’s a reminder that Biden is energizing GOP voters, and that his faltering poll numbers are a drag on many Democratic candidates.
Fueled by Billionaires, Political Spending Shatters Records Again
“We’ve broken records with our broken records,” said Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the nonpartisan Open Secrets, which estimated on Thursday that total spending in 2021 and 2022 would reach $16.7 billion when tallied after Election Day, easily surpassing the previous midterm record of $14 billion set in 2018.
The political universe of Pennsylvania: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Barack Obama pay visits
The Oz-Fetterman race could decide whether Republicans or Democrats control the U.S. Senate; Pennsylvania will also go a long way toward determining the presidential winner in 2024, just as it fueled the victories of Obama, Trump, and Biden.
Kurz vor den Kongresswahlen in den #USA hat Präsident #JoeBiden die Wähler davor gewarnt, dass die #Demokratie im Land auf dem Spiel stehe. #Midterms
Pennsylvania Senate race: Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz takes lead over Democrat John Fetterman in new poll
On Nov. 3, RealClearPolitics scored Oz’s support at 46.6%, while Fetterman’s post-debate support continues to fall, now to 46.3%; a difference well within the margin of error.
The lead is Oz’s first as he has trailed since the candidates won their respective primary elections in May 2022. Fetterman once held an 8.7-point lead over Oz in Aug., when Oz had just 39% support.
Three presidents descend on Pennsylvania in a major day for one of the nation’s most closely watched Senate contests
For President Joe Biden, who will hold a rare joint appearance with former President Barack Obama in Philadelphia meant to boost the Democratic candidate Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, Pennsylvania will amount to a political stress test in his home state, where he’s traveled 20 times since taking office.
For former President Donald Trump, who rallies outside of Pittsburgh in the city of Latrobe, a win by his hand-selected candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz could prove his own enduring viability in a commonwealth he lost by a narrow margin in 2020.
Trump news – live: Trump aides leak possible date for 2024 presidential campaign announcement
After Donald Trump told a rally crowd in Sioux City, Iowa, that he is likelier than ever to run for president in 2024, multiple outlets are now reporting that his aides are homing in on 14 November as a date to announce a new campaign.
“In order to make our country successful and safe and glorious, I will very, very, very probably do it again,” Mr Trump told the rally crowd last night. “Get ready, that’s all I’m telling you – very soon. Get ready.”
Scoop: Trump team eyes Nov. 14 announcement
Why it matters: Trump and his top advisers have been signaling for weeks that a 2024 announcement is imminent. But those discussions have reached the point that allies are blocking off days in their calendars for the week after the midterms — and preparing to travel.
What we’re hearing: With polls pointing toward a good night for Republicans on Tuesday, Trump plans to surf the GOP’s expected post-midterm euphoria to build momentum for his own effort to retake the White House.
Not one mention of US troops in Ukraine.
So why did they send those billions again? #VoterEducationNeverEnds.
U.S. Senate panel advances bill to rein in OPEC+ over oil output cut
The legislation could be debated by lawmakers after the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
Sen. Bob Menendez calls for end all cooperation with Saudi Arabia over OPEC+ oil cut
„The United States must immediately freeze all aspects of our cooperation with Saudi Arabia, including any arms sales and security cooperation beyond what is absolutely necessary to defend U.S. personnel and interests,“ wrote Menendez, who represents New Jersey and serves as the chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Saudi-Russian Collusion in Broad Daylight Sends a Clear Message to Biden
This is extremely rancid geopolitics on the Saudis’ and Russians’ part. The former are cynical, intent on raising the price of oil and increasing revenue. They’re also a political ingrate in their relationship with the United States. With the Russians, it’s all about creating discord between the United States and European Union in the hope that the EU will pressure Ukraine into accepting annexations by Russia and achieve a cease-fire.
The United States and the EU must now realize a strategic fact of life: They have no ally in OPEC.
OPEC’s Slap in the Face Shows Biden Critics Were Right About Meeting With Murderous Saudi Prince
President Joe Biden has a lot of reasons to be furious with his national security team who, against his better judgment, systematically pressured him for 18 months to do an about-face on Saudi Arabia.
The White House has reportedly been in a state of „spasm and panic“ since Wednesday, when it became clear that several of the U.S.’s Persian Gulf partners, led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, were set to commit what the White House considered „a hostile act“: an extensive cut in oil production coordinated with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, which will send oil prices soaring and very likely harm Democrats in the U.S. midterm elections in November.
Inside the White House’s failed effort to dissuade OPEC from cutting oil production to avoid a ‘total disaster’
But that effort appears to have failed, following Wednesday’s crucial meeting of OPEC+, the international cartel of oil producers that, as expected, announced a significant cut to output in an effort to raise oil prices. That in turn will likely cause US gasoline prices to rise at a precarious time for the Biden administration, just five weeks before the midterm elections.
The Saudi snub of Biden is a disaster. Democrats must respond.
Republicans are surely excited about the news that a group of oil-producing countries led by Saudi Arabia and Russia will slash oil production by 2 million barrels per day. In addition to threatening the global economy, it also could mean the specter of higher energy prices heading into the midterm elections, bolstering GOP attacks at a time when their potency has faded.
BNSF, the railroad owned by Warren Buffett, has sent this letter to Congress urging them to pass legislation that would force rail workers to adopt a contract that contains ZERO paid or unpaid sick days. In the letter, BNSF continues to lie about its sick leave policy
Israel’s Lapid, on Germany Visit, Calls to Continue Fight Against Iran’s Nuclear Program
The official added that he believes that the agreement might only come to fruition after the midterm election in the United States in November. Israel is now working, mainly behind the scenes, with senators and Congress members in an attempt to persuade them to support its positions on the matter.
Dems Have A Sad Over Liz Cheney’s Primary Loss! Moderna Trashes 30M Vax Doses! W/ Jackson Hinkle
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Trump-backed Hageman ousts Cheney in Wyoming’s GOP congressional primary
Trump, stepping up his efforts to oust Cheney from Congress, endorsed Hageman as she entered the Wyoming race last summer. The former president and his allies successfully urged some, but not all, of the other anti-Cheney candidates to drop out of the primary and coalesce around Hageman.
Campaign Liz Cheney defeated in Wyoming primary
Cheney was soundly defeated by Harriet Hageman, an attorney and former Republican National Committee (RNC) member who was endorsed by Trump last year. Hageman will be the heavy favorite to succeed Cheney next year as the deep-red state’s lone representative in the House.
How dare they put their countries so close to our military bases!
US keeps provoking tensions in Straits with lawmakers‘ sneaky visit, to face ‚firm countermeasures‘
Just 12 days after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the island of Taiwan, a delegation of US lawmakers made a sudden visit to the island on Sunday, further proving that the US is the one that makes repeated provocations and keeps tensions from easing, said Chinese experts.
They stressed that China will definitely impose sanctions on the visiting lawmakers as a countermeasure, as the country has always been firmly opposed to any collusion between the US and Taiwan secessionists.
US-Delegation in Taiwan: China verärgert
Chinas Verärgerung über den Besuch der US-Delegation äußerte sich in einem Kommentar, den die amtliche Nachrichtenagentur Xinhua veröffentlichte. In dem Beitrag mit dem Titel „US-Politiker sollten aufhören, bei der Taiwan-Frage mit dem Feuer zu spielen“ wurden die fünf Parlamentarier als „Opportunisten“ geschmäht, die Taiwan aus eigennützigen Motiven hinsichtlich der Kongresszwischenwahlen im November besuchten.
Five signs progressives are in danger of losing influence
Left-wing Democrats have suffered major losses at the ballot box, seen endorsements from their biggest stars lose their oomph and are still struggling to find a suitable successor to lead their movement in the future.
Frustrated grassroots leaders say they need even more from White House
Leaders of Democratic grassroots groups say they’re frustrated with the pace of action from the White House and Congress and argue more needs to be done to make an impact with voters before the midterm elections in November.
Dick Cheney — who liberals said went to war for Halliburton profits, *stole the 2000 election from Al Gore*, and created a lawless, imperial presidency — is an American patriot who believes in democracy and the rule of law! A faction which believes that is rotted.
Dick Cheney calls Trump greatest threat US ever faced in campaign ad for daughter Liz
„In our nation’s 246-year history, there has never been an individual who is a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump,” the ex-vice president and former Republican leader said in the ad released this week, sternly looking directly into the camera.
“He tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters had rejected him,” said Mr Cheney, who added that he believed most Republicans knew deep down that Mr Trump’s conspiracies about the 2020 election were baseless
Dick Cheney Ad Blasting Donald Trump Video Watched Over 6M Times Online
video of former Vice President Dick Cheney claiming no individual has ever been „a greater threat to our republic than Donald Trump“ has gone viral on social media.
The video was posted twice on the Twitter page of Representative Liz Cheney, his daughter, who is locked in a Republican primary battle with a pro-Trump rival.
11 races we’re watching in Tuesday’s primaries
Voters in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington will decide Senate, House and gubernatorial nominees, along with a key secretary of state’s race and a ballot measure on abortion.
The races feature everything from a proxy battle between Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence to an incumbent-on-incumbent primary to lawmakers who voted to impeach Trump fighting for their political lives.
Here are 11 races we’ll be watching:
Joe Biden is the cure for Trump the same way sugar cures Diabetes. Democrat voters are straight up delusional Chumps of the highest order. They’re SURE the Washington Generals are gonna win next time for sure. Absolute Chumps on purpose who love their oppressors.
If you’re gonna spend a trillion dollars on the military, pursue GOP’s wet dreams in China, hand 10s of billions to cops and corps, keep Trump’s tax cuts, while also not delivering on debt relief, higher wages, HC, or protecting any of our rights, why does voting for you matter?
Warren returns to campaign spotlight
The liberal lawmaker has kept a relatively low profile since suspending her presidential bid to endorse Joe Biden. Vowing to be a trusted ally to his administration, she’s quietly lent a hand on policy and personnel decisions and sponsored bills to advance progressives’ top concerns.
But increasingly, Warren is also resurfacing nationally, adopting a front-facing role as a campaign surrogate for progressive candidates in swing states.
We’re fighting back against the corrupt Democratic Party establishment’s coordinated campaign to deny our rightfully earned place on the ballot. If you want to stand with us and fight for real democracy, here’s how you can help!
We’re under attack – help us fight back!
The Matthew Hoh for Senate campaign and the North Carolina Green Party are facing a massive coordinated attack from the Democratic Party establishment, from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Elias Law Group to the Democratic Party supermajority controlling the NC State Board of Elections.
After the DSCC launched a massive, deceptive, and well-funded voter intimidation campaign attempting to harass petition signers into requesting their names be removed, the State Board of Elections voted to deny certification of our petitions despite the fact that we had over 2,000 verified signatures more than needed – and all 3 Democrats on the board voted to deny us our rightfully-earned ballot line.
This is an outrageous attack on democracy, and we need your help to stand up and fight back.
Here’s how to help:
Most Democrats Don’t Want Biden in 2024, New Poll Shows
President Biden is facing an alarming level of doubt from inside his own party, with 64 percent of Democratic voters saying they would prefer a new standard-bearer in the 2024 presidential campaign, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll, as voters nationwide have soured on his leadership, giving him a meager 33 percent job-approval rating.
‚They [Democrats] want me to run“ in 2024, Joe Biden claims. ‚Look at the polls.‘ Only 26% of Democrat voters support Biden’s 2024 run. – NYT poll 7/11/22
71 percent don’t want Biden to run for reelection: poll
Seven in 10 Americans say they do not want President Biden to run for a second term, according to a new poll that comes as Biden’s approval numbers remain low and his party braces for losses this November.
So apparently #Biden’s betrayal of progressives extends to foreign policy. Look at this love fest with #Netanyahu. PRIMARY CHALLENGER!!!
While Israeli Prime Minister Lapid got a fist-bump from @POTUS @JoeBiden on the red carpet upon his arrival, Biden gave former @netanyahu a firm handshake. #Biden told #Netanyahu – „you know I love you“
Democrats face congressional rout amid historically terrible headwinds
Democrats knew the first midterm election of President Biden’s tenure in office would be a challenge.
But the cascade of catastrophe that has so dented what little American optimism remained in the waning days of the pandemic and the associated economic recovery has even the most optimistic Democratic Party strategists and pollsters staring into an unprecedented abyss. Their standing, about five months before voters head to the polls, is worse than it has been for any president in modern times, by almost any indicator.
Biden approval rating rises 6 points from record low: poll
President Biden’s approval rating among Americans has risen 6 percentage points this week, after recording his lowest approval rating in his presidency a week prior, according to a new Reuters-Ipsos opinion poll.
Police still searching for Philadelphia gunmen in one of a dozen mass shootings over the weekend
The weekend bloodshed comes after a spate of gun violence in Buffalo, New York, Uvalde, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, that has rocked the nation in recent weeks and focused renewed attention on gun laws.
Report: Biden White House Flailing Amid Low Poll Numbers, Crises
(31 May 2022)
Newsweek reported Tuesday that Biden’s approval rating in a new FiveThirtyEight poll is still near a record low of 40.7% compared to a 54.1% disapproval by voters as they continue to deal with record inflation, supply-chain issues, and a shortage of baby formula.
„He’s now lower than Trump, and he’s really twisted about it,“ another person close to the White House told NBC News.
The Democratic Party Is Extremely Unpopular Right Now
(May 16, 2022)
An NBC survey released on Monday found the Democratic Party with a favorability rating of -19. That was lower than any other person or entity surveyed, including the Republican Party (-11), Vice-President Kamala Harris (-17), and Donald Trump (-16). (Rats and roaches were not included in the poll, so it’s impossible to say if they’re more popular than Democrats.)
Arizona Democrat drops f-bombs on ‚baby killer‘ Ted Cruz for dismissing gun control
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), a potential challenger to centrist Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, criticized Cruz as a hypocrite for identifying himself as an anti-abortion lawmaker and pushing for the reversal of Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortions nationwide, but not taking more steps to fight mass shootings.
Democrats blaming voters for being ’stupid‘ rather than acknowledge failed ideology, policies: Glenn Greenwald
„The Democrats simply replaced Trump with the same ideology they governed with for 8 years under Obama that caused people to run away from them as fast as they could,“ he said. „And now that people are doing that again, instead of asking ‘why is that happening’ they’re getting poised to blame the electorate for being stupid — for thinking the economy’s bad when it’s actually good.“
„And ultimately they’ll just say there were ‘too racist’ to vote for Democrats.“
How Badly Will the Democrats Lose the Midterm Elections?
(April 27, 2022)
Even Democratic strategists now admit the midterms will be disastrous for their party. “It’s going to be a terrible cycle for Democrats,” Doug Sosnik, one of the party’s best grand strategists, recently told the New York Times . The question is how big the calamity will be. A freeway pileup? Category 5 hurricane? Or Krakatoa with all the attendant consequences?
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, endorsed by Trump, wins Republican primary
Incumbent Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has won the Republican primary over George P. Bush, the Texas General Land Office commissioner, according to a race call from The Associated Press.
Kemp defeats Perdue in Georgia, a major blow to Trump
Kemp, a onetime ally of the former president, stirred Trump’s ire following the 2020 presidential election after he rebuffed his pleas to overturn President Biden’s electoral victory in Georgia. Trump vowed to campaign against Kemp, eventually persuading Perdue to enter the race for governor in hopes of ousting him.
But despite carrying Trump’s endorsement, Perdue struggled to gain traction among Georgia Republican voters.
Failure to fix nuclear deal will be a gift to Trump
Inaction by Biden and his team to fix the nuclear pact will somehow vindicate Trump for his illegal move in abrogating the hard-won agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
In that case, if Trump runs for president in 2024 elections, he will use his decision in quitting the nuclear deal in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 as a strong tool to attack Biden and his fellow Democrats and that his decision was right. Even if another hardline Republican race for the White House, he or she will also seek to justify the reckless decision.
People’s Party Blocks Liberal Takeover Attempt
Other members of the board and I were told that any attempt to intervene in the hijacking of the party’s message and purpose, including holding a party-wide vote on vaccine mandates, would be construed as “retaliation” against the accuser, in further acts of collusion between her and those on the board.
When the hostile members of the board and contractors realized that the investigation was not going their way, they encouraged the accuser to escalate her claims. The accuser’s original complaint had not even used the words “sexual harassment,” but they told her to allege rape. This shocked the investigative committee, and one of the members later told me, “Every time I spoke with her, I got a different story. Every time I spoke with you, I heard the same thing.” Another member of the investigative committee put together a list of dozens of inconsistencies between her own accounts.
The original investigation was supposed to last about a week, but because it had not arrived at the predetermined conclusion sought by the hostile board members, they prolonged it week after week for two months, pressuring committee members to alter their conclusions, attempting to censor and expel committee members who objected to the political motives behind the allegations, fabricating new charges of “retaliation” for supporting a party-wide vote on vaccine mandates, and most seriously, engaging in a sustained campaign to replace the legal board of the organization with a partial one that subtracted Rodrigo and me, an attempt that our General Council affirmed was illegal.
Had there been any actual evidence, the investigation would have concluded quickly. Because there was none, they resorted to manufacturing the new charges, further revealing their political motives. But the more her allegations fell apart, the more brazen the hostile faction on the board became. They abandoned their responsibilities in other areas of the party, including organizing, tech, and finance, and focused obsessively on attempting to remove me.
Meanwhile, they were also trying to enact their liberal agenda on the National Organizing Committee. They inserted a provision into the draft charter of the People’s National Committee which would have allowed registered Democrats to control every seat on about forty People’s Party state committees and a supermajority on our national committee, effectively inviting Democratic Party infiltrators. When populist delegates overwhelmingly struck down their provision, they were furious.
Disband NATO to End the War in Ukraine
To end the war in Ukraine, stand with its people, avert escalation and future wars, and create a more peaceful and collaborative world, we support getting to the origins and heart of the conflict and taking these actions when we are in government:
1. Disband NATO and its military bases
2. Recognize the UN as the global security authority
3. Disband permanent membership and veto power on the UN Security Council
4. Recognize Ukraine as an independent and militarily neutral country
5. End all wars of aggression, regime-change wars and resource wars
6. Ban funding and arming Nazis
7. Ban Congress and government officials from war profiteering and insider trading
8. Cut the US military budget in half and invest those resources into guaranteeing jobs, health care, housing and college at home
Moderate Democrats fear infighting could hand Congress to Republicans
Rising inflation and voter exhaustion over the COVID-19 pandemic have created stiff political headwinds for Democrats, who control the White House, Senate and the House.
Independent analysts and historic patterns favor Republicans‘ changes of regaining control of at least one chamber of Congress in November, which would all but kill Biden’s domestic agenda. The Senate is split 50-50 while Democrats hold a narrow 222-212 House majority.
Israeli-U.S. Billionaire Saban Donates $1 Million to AIPAC’s Super PAC
Long-term AIPAC supporter Haim Saban is the biggest individual donor to the super PAC since its establishment late last year. His contribution came weeks before the pro-Israel lobby’s traditional PAC endorsed Republican election deniers
The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2022
(March 27, 2022)
Democrats point to the pandemic and stuck supply chains for the current inflation woes, blaming corporations for pocketing profits while Americans pay the price at the pump.
Will vaccine passports be biggest campaign issue of 2022?
(April 2, 2021)
A growing number of the Republican Party’s most conservative members have seized on the passport proposals and expected guidance from the White House, blasting them as an example of government overreach that would isolate Americans who choose not to get vaccinated and violate the privacy of those who do.
McConnell says Democrats ‚headed toward a pretty good beating’ in midterms
(April 10, 2022)
„His policies have not worked, beginning with the precipitous and ill-advised withdrawal from Afghanistan, which became kind of a metaphor for the incompetence that’s been on full display during this administration,“ the senator said. „None of the policies they have pursued have worked out well.“
Iranian MPs should know… once the GOP takes back the House we will do everything in our power to overturn Biden’s restoration of JCPOA and reimpose max pressure sanctions.
Moe, Kenney, 16 U.S. governors sign letter calling for Trudeau, Biden to end vaccination mandate for truckers
The letter was sent Wednesday morning.
„We are writing to request that you immediately reinstate the vaccine and quarantine exemptions available to cross-border truck drivers. We understand the vital importance of vaccines in the fight against COVID-19 and continue to encourage eligible individuals to get vaccinated,“ it said.
The letter was signed by 16 U.S. Republican governors, some from border states like Montana, North Dakota and Alaska, some from southern states like Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama.
Two Canadian premiers urge Trudeau and Biden to end vaccine mandates for cross-border truckers
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, joined by 16 American governors, have written to President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau demanding the end of vaccination mandates for cross-border truckers.
Three weeks ago I drafted this joint letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and President Biden opposing the pointless trucker vaccine mandate, and began contacting US Governors for their support. Both governments need to end this disruptive policy.
Virginia People’s Party Announces Ballot Access
(December 30, 2021)
Recent polling by Gallup has found that nearly two-thirds of voters believe we need a new major political party in order to adequately represent the needs of the American people. The platform of the People’s Party includes policies with broad working-class support, such as universal healthcare, student debt relief, housing for all, environmental justice, and supporting workers’ right to organize.
Biden questions if US midterm elections will be ‚legit‘
„I’m not saying it’s going to be legit,“ Mr Biden said when asked about the possibility of fraud in the forthcoming elections that will decide the balance of power in Washington.
„The increase in the prospect of being illegitimate is in direct proportion to us not being able to get these reforms passed,“ the Democratic president continued.
Members of his own party quickly pushed back against the suggestion.
Biden drags Democrats down
(February 3, 2022)
Most of us see President Joe Biden’s falling job approval rating as a measure of his declining popularity. But for every candidate, Democrat or Republican, running for the House or Senate this year, Biden’s numbers mean political life or death. That is because the president’s job approval rating is an extraordinarily important factor in the upcoming midterm elections.
WATCH: NBC poll suggests a midterm election shellacking for Biden and Democrats
(January 24, 2022)
With President Joe Biden’s first year behind him and the approaching midterm elections coming into clearer focus, an NBC News poll offered a dismal outlook for Democrats while suggesting Biden’s lost political identity paves the way for a shellacking in November.
NBC’s Chuck Todd discussed the most recent poll numbers on Meet the Press on Sunday, saying that just 5% feel Biden has done better than expected, with 36% believing his tenure in office has gone worse than expected.
Biden’s strategy for midterm elections comes into focus
(January 21, 202)
The president during a press conference Wednesday repeatedly expressed a desire to get back to doing the kind of retail politics he’s thrived on throughout his decades-long career. His messaging, which was echoed in a memo from the Democratic National Committee, offered a glimpse of what voters can expect to hear from Biden and his party in the next 10 months as it seeks to stave off overwhelming losses in November.
Push to repeal Iraq war powers snags in overloaded Senate
Tim Kaine and Todd Young were preparing to celebrate a historic victory this month: repealing two outdated war authorizations.
But the Virginina Democrat and the Indiana Republican learned this week that their legislation to scrap the 1991 and 2002 Iraq war authorizations has become a casualty of the Senate’s year-end scramble to pass the annual defense policy bill, lift the debt ceiling and approve President Joe Biden’s social spending plan.
USA: Ein Mann sieht hinter die Finsternis
Natürlich weiß ich nicht, wohin genau es Hannes Stein in den USA verschlagen hat, würde aber meine US-Flagge darauf verwetten, dass es nicht weit weg von New York City oder Washington DC sein kann. Sein neuestes Meinungsstück in der WELT lässt jedenfalls keinen Zweifel an seiner gefühlten Stammeszugehörigkeit. Tiefblau müsste sein Amerika idealerweise sein. Nur der Einparteienstaat könne die Katastrophe dort noch abwenden. Da es so offenbar nicht ist, bricht er den Stab über dieses 250 Jahre alte Experiment menschlichen Zusammenlebens, schließlich kommt er aus einem Land, das es besser weiß als die Amerikaner und immer schon besser gemacht hat. Aus Deutschland.
„Die amerikanische Demokratie ist unrettbar verloren. Sie könnte nur dann überleben, wenn die Demokratische Partei von jetzt an bis ca. 2040 alle Wahlen gewinnen würde, und das wird ihr nicht gelingen.
Live: Republican Glenn Youngkin holds election night party in Virginia governor race
With roughly 60 per cent of the votes tallied, elections analysts are predicting the republican winning the race, a serious blow for the Democratic administration of Joe Biden.
Republikaner gewinnt Gouverneurswahl in Virginia
Die Wahl galt ein Jahr vor den Kongresswahlen als wichtiger Stimmungstest – das ganze Land schaute auf den Bundesstaat an der Ostküste. Auch bei der Gouverneurswahl im US-Bundesstaat New Jersey zeichnete sich eine knappe Niederlage für Bidens Demokraten ab – ein endgültiges Ergebnis stand aber noch nicht fest.
US-Bundesstaat Virginia: Viel mehr als eine Gouverneurswahl
(Stand: 02.11.2021 13:11 Uhr)
Bis zur letzten Minute haben die beiden Kandidaten Glenn Youngkin und Terry McAuliffe in Virginia Wahlkampf gemacht. Beide wissen nur zu gut, dass bei dieser Gouverneurswahl alles auf dem Spiel steht: Es geht nicht nur darum, ob Virginia künftig demokratisch oder republikanisch regiert wird, sondern die Wahl gilt als Stimmungstest für Präsident Joe Biden und seine Demokraten.
Youngkin defeats McAuliffe in race for Virginia governor
McAuliffe also nationalized the race, campaigning with President Biden, Vice President Harris, former President Obama, and other top Democrats in an unsuccessful attempt to boost his fortunes.
„Alrighty Virginia, we won this thing,“ Youngkin told supporters in his victory speech a little after 1 AM Wednesday.
Biden’s job rating sinks to 42 percent in NBC News poll a year from midterms
(Oct. 31, 2021)
Just nine months into his presidency, 71 percent of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction, the poll shows.
One number that should worry every Democrat in Virginia
Overall, 46% of likely voters approve of the job Joe Biden is doing as President, while 53% disapprove. Which isn’t terrible — although both Biden and McAuliffe would prefer if those numbers were reversed.
The problem becomes more apparent when you look at those who „strongly“ approve of Biden’s performance in office and, conversely, those who „strongly“ disapprove of how he’s done.
Biden’s strong approval number is 21%. His strong disapproval number? 44%.
GOP leaders escalate battle against COVID-19 vaccine mandates
Republicans this week escalated their battle against the Biden administration over federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates this week, calling for the president to backtrack from the requirements that they consider unconstitutional violations of American rights.
GOP officials in states including Florida, Alabama and Arizona took steps to push back on the looming requirement for businesses with more than 100 employees to require workers to be vaccinated or tested regularly.
The Virginia governor’s race: A first major test for Democrats in the Biden era
(October 19, 2021)
Virginia’s gubernatorial race is tightening as Election Day nears. Democrat Terry McAuliffe remains the narrow favorite, but a victory by Republican Glenn Youngkin would be felt nationwide, and could spell trouble for President Biden’s agenda ahead of next year’s midterms.
Glenn Releases Statement on Northam-McAuliffe Mask Mandate for Kids
August 12, 2021
FALLS CHURCH, VA- Today, political outsider, successful business leader, and Republican nominee for governor Glenn Youngkin issued the following statement on the Virginia Department of Health’s statewide mask mandate for K-12 schools:
„With today’s student mask mandate announcement, Ralph Northam, Terry McAuliffe and Richmond liberals have made clear that they will stop at nothing to impose their will and take away parents‘ ability to decide what’s best for our kids. Make no mistake about it, this mask mandate is the first step towards returning to a full shutdown of our economy.
„We must respect parents’ right to decide what is best for their own children. If parents, teachers, and children want to wear a mask, they absolutely should do that, but there should not be a statewide school mask mandate.“
In addition to his opposition to statewide school mask mandates, Youngkin has repeatedly expressed his objection to vaccine passports and vaccine mandates
@GlennYoungkin says, if elected, he would ask the AG to challenge President Biden’s sweeping vaccine mandates and “defend Virginians.” Asked if there is any scenario where he would support a requirement, he says it’s a matter of personal choice. #VAGov
Virginia Gubernatorial Candidates Spar on Vaccine Mandates, Education
When an educator asked if that meant requiring vaccines for school children, McAuliffe did not hesitate.
“If the CDC says these vaccinations are safe for our children than I want everybody to be vaccinated,”he said.
CBS News poll: Vaccine and economy fights driving tight Virginia governor’s race
On issues, this race is shaping up to be about approaches to coronavirus versus the economy. McAuliffe has the advantage on COVID-related issues, like mask and vaccine mandates. Most voters statewide support vaccine mandates for Virginia businesses, putting them at odds with Youngkin’s position.
Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Vaccine Mandates By Any Entity, Adds Issue To Special Session Agenda
October 11, 2021 | Austin, Texas | Press Release
Governor Greg Abbott today issued an executive order stating that no entity in Texas can compel receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination by any individual, including an employee or consumer, who objects to such vaccination for any reason of personal conscience, based on a religious belief, or for medical reasons, including prior recovery from COVID-19. Governor Abbott also sent a message to the the Chief Clerk of the House and Secretary of the Senate adding this issue as an item to the Third Special Session agenda. The executive order will be rescinded upon the passage of such legislation.
Florida News! Register for Peoples Party
This is HUGE news as we can now support candidates to run to fight the duopoly as People’s Party candidates in the Sunshine State. Florida is a state that moves the country politically with more than 14 Million voters, a quarter of those are already registered as unaffiliated and surveys show that millions more are seeking out a better party. This is a significant and exciting development in the building of a major new party across the country.
Biden Adviser Says President „Will Run Over“ GOP Governors Who Resist Vaccine Mandate
„The one thing I admire about this president is the fact that we are always going to put people above politics. And we’re going to fight for those who really need our help,“ Richmond told CNN in response to a question about governors resisting the mandate. „And those governors that stand in the way, I think, it was very clear from the president’s tone today that he will run over them,“ he added.
„And it is important. It’s not for political purposes. It’s to save the lives of American people. And so, we won’t let one or two individuals stand in the way. We will always err on the side of protecting the American people.“
I have asked the Attorney General to stand prepared to take all actions to oppose this administration’s unconstitutional overreach of executive power. It has no place in America. Not now, and not ever.
‘We Will Fight Biden to the Gates of Hell to Protect Liberty’ – GOP Governors Prepare to Sue Biden Admin Over Unconstitutional Vax Mandate
GOP Governors are already telling their attorneys general to prepare for battle against Joe Biden’s unconstitutional vax mandate.
Joe Biden on Thursday declared war on the unvaccinated and threatened GOP governors when he announced a new federal vaccine mandate.
Biden declares war on freedom.
“Dictator Biden”: Social Media ERUPTS Amid Vaccine Mandate
“What would happen if all 2.1 million federal employers refused to play ball with Dictator Biden and did not get the vaccine?” challenged conservative talk show host Candace Owens. “Can our government afford to lose 2.1 million workers in one day? Can our government afford a union strike?”
Biden identifies his enemy: America’s unvaccinated
e big picture: The majority of U.S. sentiment may be with him. But Biden’s still taking a major political risk, and he and his team know it. He’s testing business leaders‘ resolve, putting Democrats‘ standing in swing states and districts on the line ahead of 2022’s midterm elections and tempting a tsunami of litigation over new requirements that could touch 100 million Americans.
A great way for Senate Democrats who are very mad about Afghanistan to stick it to Joe Biden would be for them to repeal the 2001 AUMF!
Senators worry time running out on updating 2001 military authorization
Should lawmakers try to force the issue of updating the 2001 AUMF by establishing an expiration date, one of their best chances would be via an amendment to the must-pass fiscal 2022 defense policy bill that both chambers will take up this fall.
People’s Party National Organizing Committee: Election, Membership and Procedures
Over the past four years, thousands of people across the country have come together in a historic movement to build a major new political party free of corporate money. Now we’re incredibly proud to have reached a major milestone in the growth and development of the People’s Party: the formation of a representative National Organizing Committee charged with forming the rules for the People’s Party National Committee.
The National Organizing Committee is an interim representative body that will be seated prior to the formation of the National Committee. Once elected, the National Committee will take the place of the National Coordinators’ Circle as the leadership body of the National People’s Party.
Senators worry time running out on updating 2001 military authorization
Should lawmakers try to force the issue of updating the 2001 AUMF by establishing an expiration date, one of their best chances would be via an amendment to the must-pass fiscal 2022 defense policy bill that both chambers will take up this fall.
Nina’s unfortunate loss is further proof that working with the Democrats is a dead end road for folks seeking to challenge the status quo. Democrats will spend millions of dollars (at a time like this!) and pull out all the stops to undermine candidates fighting for the people.
I ran as a Justice Democrat. Now I’m joining the People’s Party.
My name is Lisa Ring and I’m a two-time former candidate for Congress endorsed by Justice Democrats and Our Revolution. Today I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining the People’s Party as our new development manager.
Like so many of you, I’m fed up with the two-party system and I’m here to do something about it. I believe in the power of the people to transform this country. That’s what led me to activism in my 20s, inspired me to organize the Coast of Georgia for the past seven years, and drove me to run for Congress in GA-01 against a multi-millionaire Republican incumbent. We knocked on more than 50,000 doors and won my primary in 2018. I want to bring what I’ve learned to the People’s Party.
An Ugly War Among Leftist YouTubers Shows Two Common, Toxic Pathologies Plaguing U.S. Politics
While I used my social media platforms to denounce the false accusations voiced by Uygur and Kasparian against Maté, none of this would merit an article or stand-alone commentary if not for the fact that the two weapons they chose — false accusations that someone is a paid Russian agent and exploited sexual harassment accusations — have become extremely commonplace in Democratic Party politics, liberal circles and U.S. politics more broadly. It is long past time — way past time — that these tactics be rejected and scorned by everyone regardless of ideology or personality preferences.
THE GOAL OF A PEOPLE’S PARTY
The goal of a people’s party is to represent the interests of the wide majority of us and create a system to sustainably maximize well-being for ALL.
We believe we deserve a system that honors everyone for the content of their character, not the color of their skin, the land where they happened to be born, or the numbers in their bank account. One that brings powerful law-breakers to justice. One that makes sure the planet and its magnificent beings are cared for before any corporation exec’s profit margins. One where the power of our nation’s wealth serves all of us, not just failed banks or masters of war.
Democratic voting bill would make biggest changes in decades
As Congress begins debate this week on sweeping voting and ethics legislation, Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing: If signed into law, it would usher in the biggest overhaul of U.S. elections law in at least a generation.
Supreme Court Seems Ready to Sustain Arizona Voting Limits
Several members of the court’s conservative majority said the restrictions were sensible, commonplace and at least partly endorsed by a bipartisan consensus reflected in a 2005 report signed by former President Jimmy Carter and James A. Baker III, who served as secretary of state under President George Bush.
The Biden administration, too, told the justices in an unusual letter two weeks ago that the Arizona measures appeared to be lawful.
Jason Snead: Supreme Court voting rights case could change rules across the country. Here’s how
Perhaps no case better illustrates the political left’s current animosity to even the most commonsense election protection measures, or its willingness to use unsupported race-based allegations to attack them in court and in public.
Arizona has a voting system that any reasonable observer would think makes it extraordinarily easy to vote. The state offers online voter registration and allows anyone to vote by early ballot for any reason.
Streit über das Wahlsystem in den USA
Für liberale und linke Wahlaktivisten ist das der größte Wurf seit dem Voting Rights Act von 1965. Aus dem anderen politischen Lager heißt es: Mit dieser Reform wollen die Demokraten einen Wahlsieg der republikanischen Partei für immer verhindern.
Democrats WANT To Lose The Midterms: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix
I’m seeing US progressive/DSA types getting more and more agitated about the sudden increase in hostility toward the Democrats from the left. What did they think was going to happen when the Dems took control of the entire government? You’re the power now, buttercup.
The problem with warning that the $2000 check scandal will lead to losses in the midterms is that Democrats are fine with losing in the midterms. You think they like having to own all their right wing bullshit for themselves? Democrats hate being exposed and vulnerable like this. They much prefer to blame their corporate cronyism, austerity policies and warmongering on an obstructionist Republican congress. They’re happy to lose the midterms. They prefer to lose the midterms.
Zweites Trump-Impeachment beginnt im Februar
Das kündigte der demokratische Mehrheitsführer im US-Senat, Chuck Schumer, gestern an. Trumps Amtszeit ist zwar diese Woche abgelaufen – aber das Verfahren könnte eine lebenslange Ämtersperre für ihn bringen. Die Demokraten wollen Trump wegen des Angriffs seiner Anhänger auf das US-Kapitol am 6.Jänner zur Verantwortung ziehen. Sie werfen ihm „Anstiftung zum Aufruhr“ vor.
Susan Sarandon, Rose McGowan, Justin Jackson Join New People’s Party Advisory Council
Joining the Advisory Council are labor leaders, nonprofit leaders, students, scientists, artists, commentators, and elected officials including:
– Amaya Wangeshi — Founder of Beyond Bernie, former volunteer national high school director Bernie 2020
– Chase Iron Eyes — Co-founder of the Last Real Indians
– Cheng-Sim Lim — Board member of Healthcare for All LA, national Bernie Delegate
– Chris Smalls — Founder of The Congress of Essential Workers, led national-reported Amazon warehouse walkout
– Dr. Cornel West — Public intellectual, Harvard professor, author, co-host of The Tight Rope Podcast
– Eleanor Goldfield — Activist, singer, writer, host of Act Out!, creator of Art Killing Apathy
– Eynelys García — Host of the Eynelys Show and YRLA
– Jimmy Dore — Host of The Jimmy Dore Show, host of several Comedy Central Specials, political comedian
– Justin Jackson — NFL running back, LA Chargers
– Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap — National Director, Move to Amend
– Maebe A Girl — Silver Lake Councilwoman, first drag queen elected to public office in the U.S.
– Medea Benjamin — Co-founder of Code Pink
– Mike McCorkle — Former chair of the Progressive Democrats of Colorado, lawyer, national Bernie delegate
– Rep. Mike Sylvester — Maine State Representative, endorsed by DSA
– Omar Fernandez — President of the American Postal Workers Union of VT, executive council member of the VT AFL-CIO
– Dr. Peter Kalmus — Climate scientist, author, Bernie 2020 surrogate
– Ron Placone — Host of Get Your News on with Ron, political comedian
– Rose McGowan — Cultural Resetter, Time Magazine Person of the Year, founder of the Rose Army, NYT bestselling author
– Ryan Knight — Host of the Amped Up Podcast, Medicare for all advocate
– Susan Sarandon — Academy-award winning Actress, nominated for nine Golden Globes, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, activist
Democratic Party Leader Warns Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Not To Primary Chuck Schumer
In an interview with The New York Post, Jacobs warned the congresswoman against launching a primary challenge against Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Jacobs argued that a race between Ocasio-Cortez and Schumer would harm both candidates’ careers and described Schumer as a “progressive.”
We need our own party. Its time to leave the sinking ship Dem party behind. After this election, The Progressive party needs its own leadership.
There are too many of us to keep us tied up trying to still be relevant to these dense, self-serving corporate dems. #BernieSurge