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Democrat Adam Frisch concedes to Rep. Lauren Boebert in Colorado House race
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Democrat Adam Frisch concedes to Rep. Lauren Boebert in Colorado House race

After a tight U.S. House race that was likely headed to a recount, Adam Frisch conceded to Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert on Friday. The Democratic businessman from the ritzy ski town of Aspen led a surprisingly difficult challenge against the renowned conservative firebrand whose combative style helped define the new right. "America is tired of the circus, tired of the lack of respect for our institutions and democracy, and tired of the lack of civility in our discourse," Frisch said in a video. Election update by Adam Frisch on YouTube CBS News had characterized the race as "lean Republican," but on Friday, Boebert was leading Frisch by just 551 votes, or 0.16 points, out of 326,965 votes counted. Frisch said...
Obama, on the Pennsylvania campaign trail, tells Democrats “sulking and moping is not an option”
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Obama, on the Pennsylvania campaign trail, tells Democrats “sulking and moping is not an option”

The Democratic Party's most powerful voices warned Saturday that abortion, Social Security and democracy itself are at risk as they labored to overcome fierce political headwinds — and an ill-timed misstep from President Biden — over the final weekend of the high-stakes midterm elections."Sulking and moping is not an option," former President Barack Obama told several hundred voters on a blustery day in Pittsburgh."On Tuesday, let's make sure our country doesn't get set back 50 years," Obama said. "The only way to save democracy is if we, together, fight for it." Obama was the first president, but not last, to rally voters Saturday in Pennsylvania, a pivotal state as voters decide control of Congress and key statehouses. Polls across America will...
10 Republicans on the ballot who were at or near the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021
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10 Republicans on the ballot who were at or near the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021

At least 10 Republican candidates who won primaries for statewide or federal office this year have claimed they were in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021, when supporters of former President Donald Trump marched to the Capitol to interrupt the peaceful transition of power and the ensuing riot eventually turned violent. Five people died in connection with the riot, including a police officer. Another four officers died by suicide in the days, weeks and months after the assault on the Capitol.All 10 non-incumbent candidates have denied or cast doubt on the 2020 election results. Three of the 10 candidates could win congressional seats in November, which would take them from election-denying protesters to sitting members of Congress. Another stands to become the chief election officia...
Biden votes early in Delaware for November midterms
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Biden votes early in Delaware for November midterms

President Biden — accompanied by one of his granddaughters, a first-time voter — cast his midterm ballot on Saturday.In-person early voting in his home state of Delaware, where Mr. Biden regularly returns for weekends, began Friday. Democrats nationwide have encouraged voters to take advantage of early voting, either by mail-in ballots or at precincts where available to maximize turnout. Mr. Biden said he was feeling good about the midterms, which will decide control of Congress for the next two years. U.S. President Biden and his granddaughter Natalie Biden after they voted early in Wilmington, Delaware, on Oct. 29, 2022. Natalie Biden is a first-time voter and daughter of the late Beau Biden. TASOS KATOPODIS/A...
Biden returns to Pittsburgh to see new construction on bridge that collapsed earlier this year
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Biden returns to Pittsburgh to see new construction on bridge that collapsed earlier this year

The Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh became a symbol of the country's troubled infrastructure, collapsing into a ravine earlier this year, hours before President Biden visited the city. At the time, Mr. Biden detoured to survey the scene, where vehicles were stranded on shards of roadway and several people were injured, and pledged that help was on the way. On Thursday, the Democratic president returned to the bridge in hopes of turning it into a symbol of success for his administration.  US President Joe Biden speaks about the rebuilding the nation's infrastructure at the Fern Hallow Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 20, 2022. - The bridge carrying Forbes Avenue through Frick Park, collapsed early on January 28, 2022, hours before Biden was due for a P...
Arizona prosecutors want 66-year-old grandmother to go to prison for collecting 4 ballots in 2020
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Arizona prosecutors want 66-year-old grandmother to go to prison for collecting 4 ballots in 2020

A parade of character witnesses provided a judge Thursday with glowing reports about a southern Arizona woman who admitted to collecting four early ballots in the 2020 primary election as her lawyer seeks leniency and prosecutors urge him to send her to prison for a year. Testimony in Yuma County Superior Court painted a picture of Guillermina Fuentes as filled with remorse and a pillar of small border community of San Luis.The 66-year-old mother and grandmother, witnesses said, has spent her life helping others while raising her children, caring for her aging mother and building a business.Prison or jail time, they said, would hurt the community and serve no purpose. Fuentes is a school board member and former mayor in San Luis who has pleaded g...
Debate Night in Texas – Houston Public Media
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Debate Night in Texas – Houston Public Media

Former Texas U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, left, and Gov. Greg Abbott. We’re back for our fifth anniversary season! This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the latest brinksmanship legislation in the U.S. Congress, Lizzo’s opportunity to play a flute once owned by James Madison, and the debate between Beto O’Rourke and Gov. Greg Abbott, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Government funded, at least for now Lizzo plays James Madison's flute   TEXAS TOPICS Paxton runs from process server Former Republican RRC Sarah Stronger endorses Democrat No quorum in Harris County Lt. Governor candidates on TV McConaughey floats presidential run   DEEP Debate night in Texas   You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever ...
Liz Cheney: “If [Donald Trump] is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican.”
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Liz Cheney: “If [Donald Trump] is the nominee, I won’t be a Republican.”

Rep. Liz Cheney — a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump — has signaled that she may leave the GOP, saying, "If [Trump] is the nominee, I won't be a Republican.""I certainly will do whatever it takes to make sure Donald Trump isn't anywhere close to the Oval Office," the Wyoming Republican told Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith at the paper's festival on Saturday.Cheney also said Saturday that she would be willing to stump for Democrats, the first time she has said so explicitly. The comments were made in response to a question about Wyoming gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, a supporter of Trump's false claims that the 2020 election was stolen. "I am going to do everything I can to make sure that Kari Lake is not elected," Cheney said, to wh...
Primary Season Ends With Pro-Trump Nominees Giving Hope to Democrats | Politics
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Primary Season Ends With Pro-Trump Nominees Giving Hope to Democrats | Politics

It was a tight race that wasn't called until late Wednesday morning, and when the final results were in, Republican Don Bolduc was joyously celebrating his win in the New Hampshire primary for a Senate seat.Democrats were celebrating his win as well. With control of the Senate at risk of flipping to the Republicans, Democrats were nervously eying the seat of sitting Sen. Maggie Hassan, whom Bolduc will face in November. Hassan eked out a victory in 2016 by a 1,017 vote margin and this year – a midterm election where the party in power typically loses seats – was shaping up as an even tougher battle.But the primary win by Bolduc, a 2020 election-denier whom New Hampshire's GOP governor, Chris Sununu, called "kind of a conspiracy-theorist type candidate" when refusing to endorse Bolduc in th...
Politics in Air as Biden Visits Future Intel Plant in Ohio
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Politics in Air as Biden Visits Future Intel Plant in Ohio

By AAMER MADHANI, JOSH BOAK and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated PressNEW ALBANY, Ohio (AP) — President Joe Biden steered clear of partisan politics at Friday's groundbreaking celebration for a huge new computer chip facility in Ohio — as a tough Senate contest in that state and a Democratic candidate seeking to distance himself from Biden reflected the challenge of translating White House policy wins into political gains.Biden, a major force behind the legislation that helped lure Intel, went to suburban Columbus to take a victory lap just as voters in the state are starting to tune in to the Senate race between Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan and Republican author and venture capital executive JD Vance. They're competing in a former swing state that has trended Republican over the past decade.R...