Emboldened by Republican divisions and a favorable political landscape, the speaker is refusing to agree to a narrow relief measure, unbothered by charges that she is an impediment to a deal.
Trip Gabriel‘You’ve never done a deal,’ @SpeakerPelosi told @MarkMeadows, the WH chief of staff negotiating a virus relief package for Trump and Congressional GOP. As a Tea Party congressman, Meadows’s reputations was for blowing up deals.
The president’s long campaign against the Postal Service is intersecting with his assault on mail-in voting amid concerns that he has politicized oversight of the agency.
Trip GabrielThe Postmaster General, a Trump mega donor, put in place rules that could hamper mail voting. It’s not speculation about an effort to damage mail voting, says the House Dem over the Post Office. ‘We’re witnessing it with our own eyes.’
With Republicans divided and President Trump undercutting negotiations on a pandemic relief package, the majority leader is in a difficult bind, partly of his own making.
Trip GabrielMcConnell is in the middle of GOP senators up for re-election and desperate for coronavirus relief legislation and a significant number of his caucus who’d rather do nothing at all, writes @hillhulse
Ernst contends the situation is different from 2016, when Republican senators rebuffed President Obama's nominee before that fall's election.
Trip GabrielAfter RBG said she has cancer, @SenJoniErnst - in a tight re-election race - says GOP Senate should hold hearings on any SCOTUS opening even if Trump loses. Four years ago, Ernst opposed this very thing when Obama tried to fill a seat in early 2016
The St. Louis couple at the center of a firestorm over their armed confrontation with a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters will join an official Trump campaign event on Friday night. Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who were thrust into the national...
Trip GabrielTrump campaign could not be more explicit that it hopes to win back lost suburban voters by fear mongering about ‘those people’
Tens of thousands of absentee ballots in New York are still uncounted and many races have yet to be called. What will November look like?
Trip GabrielNY's mass mail ballot primary is a wakeup call:
--After 3 weeks, key races uncalled
--in NY-12, only 800 of 65k mail ballots counted
“Imagine Nov with the presidential and all the Senate and House races. What’s going to happen to our country?”
A briefing packet for federal emergency response teams details the steps schools should take to reopen safely.
Trip GabrielNYT obtains internal use doc: "Federal materials for reopening schools, shared the week Trump demanded weaker guidelines to do so, said fully reopening schools and universities remained the “highest risk” for the spread of the coronavirus."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is revising its guidance on schools after Trump tweeted his disagreement with them, Pence said.
Trip GabrielThe CDC, whose mission is to protect Americans’ health based on scientific expertise, will loosen guidelines for school reopenings after Trump tweeted criticism. He also threatened to withhold school funding.
A significant majority of people who voted for him in 2016 are planning to do so again. What is different about those who’ve had a change of heart?
Trip GabrielOnly 6% of Trump voters in battleground states said they definitely won't vote for him again. But they could make a difference. Said one: “I will never vote for another Republican in my life because of Donald Trump. What changed? Well, three years.”
Lobbyists like David Urban, whose connections start at the very top, are thriving as they help the president’s re-election effort while aiding corporate clients.
Trip GabrielMeet lobbyist David Urban, who helped Trump’s election in PA, then helped place two friends in the cabinet: Mike Pompeo & Mark Esper. Got Raytheon’s ceo a meeting w Pompeo, who OK’d billions in missile and bomb sales to Saudis over a Congressional hold.
The United States set a single-day case record for the fifth time in a little over a week. Heading into the Fourth of July holiday, officials warn residents to stay home.
Trip GabrielOhio, Kansas and Louisiana, all of which looked stable not long ago, posted some of their highest single-day totals in weeks. North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas set single-day case records on Wednesday.