A confluence of factors has led to what SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, who also chairs the campaign’s “Pro-Life Voices for Trump,” sees as the most consequential election in her lifetime. That’s probably why Planned Parenthood (PPFA), the nation’s largest abortion provider, has committed $45 million for its largest electoral effort to date. It recently announced seven-figure efforts for Pennsylvania and Maine, where Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is weathering criticism over her support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. … [Read more...] about Pro-life movement leans into 2020 election to boost Trump, claiming issue ‘has gone from liability to asset’
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A spokesperson for Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services said in an email to The Daily Beast that “71 people who tested COVID-19 positive after April 9 reported that they voted in person or worked the polls on election day,” but also noted that some of those positive cases “reported other possible exposures as well.” And an official for Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services said the state was “unaware of any coronavirus cases linked to voting in the primary.” … [Read more...] about Is In-Person Voting Really Unsafe?
While some states have been able to largely meet the needs of their populations, the federal government is the only entity with the power to coordinate testing across state lines, push and enable manufacturers to increase production of test kits and supplies, surge those supplies as needed and ensure fair payment. Without federal coordination, states, businesses, hospitals - and soon schools and universities - find themselves competing with each other for limited supplies, often overpaying as a result. … [Read more...] about A lost summer: How Trump fell short in confronting the virus
Such inconsistencies show the pitfalls for business-friendly Republicans who attempt a pivot to full Trumpian red-meat conservatism. Trump himself has, in significant ways, spurned decades of business-oriented conservative orthodoxy. A sprint to the right, and an ostentatious embrace of the president, in a competitive Republican primary has put Loeffler at odds with some of her own prior positions, taken when she had a company to run an executive role to fulfill. … [Read more...] about From Taxes to BLM, Kelly Loeffler Abandons Past Moderation
David Bieler over there, skeptically writes this: "Blankenship seems like he might be much worse than your run-of-the-mill bad candidate. There's a difference between the performance of somebody like Sharon Angle and somebody like Roy Moore or Joe Arpaio. If Blankenship wins the nomination, he could easily end up in the latter group. But if Republicans nominate Jenkins or Morrisey, West Virginia could be one of the most interesting competitive races in the country." And Blankenship is succeeding even though conservative-linked Super PACs are spending money against him and liberal outlets such as The Huffington Post are continuing to publish stories that call him out for his defensive words like China person. Over at The Huffington Post, they write this: "West Virginia Republican Senate Candidate Don Blankenship on Tuesday said he saw nothing wrong with his use of a racial slur to describe the father-in-law of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell." So, this state now has a candidate … [Read more...] about Blankenship defends controversial remarks, addresses critics