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‘Adapt immediately or find a new job’: Senate GOP confronts fundraising emergency

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Fast. Short. Daily. We take you behind the headlines and help you understand the biggest stories driving politics and policy. “It’s a slow-moving trainwreck,” said Eric Wilson, a Republican consultant who led Marco Rubio’s digital strategy in the 2016 presidential......
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Larry Hogan argues for a ‘bigger tent’ GOP as 2024 rumors swirl

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “I think they’re going to be looking to, ‘How do we go about becoming a bigger tent party?’” he told host Chuck Todd. The second-term governor pointed to his 2018 reelection as a model, when he won in deep-blue Maryland......
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‘Historic corruption’: 2 Republican senators denounce Trump’s commutation of Stone

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here In a statement, Toomey (R-Pa.) noted that the president “clearly has the legal and constitutional authority to grant clemency for federal crimes,” but said commuting Stone’s sentence was a “mistake” due in part to the severity of the charges against......
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When Val Demings Stood by Police Officers Accused of Excessive Force

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here By most accounts, she was a model officer, following the same path as her husband to leadership of the department. That path required that she view law enforcement issues from a cop’s perspective. In the second year of her tenure......
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Trump allies want Michael Flynn to stage a campaign trail comeback

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “If you’re a fan of Flynn, then you’re already part of the Trumpian base that believes the deep state is out to railroad Trump and his associates,” said Republican strategist Rob Stutzman. “Involving Flynn would just be one more tactic......
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Trump gets some good election news: GOP voter registrations outpace Dems

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here But the monthslong lull in registration, at a minimum, has added an additional measure of uncertainty to the fall campaign, muddying the likely composition of the electorate. In some areas of the country, a swing of even several hundred voters......
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Republicans tap top fundraiser in mad scramble for convention cash

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Convention fundraising typically occurs over a span of two years. But after Trump clashed with North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper over his refusal to allow a full-fledged convention, Republicans launched a new multi-million-dollar drive in order to pull off......
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Senate Dems demand Trump’s daily intelligence briefings on Russian bounties

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The letter, which is also signed by Sens. Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and others, asks for the documents by July 17. The request for access to Trump’s PDB is the latest salvo in Congress’ effort to......
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‘You get made fun of’: Trump campaign office shuns masks, social distancing

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The campaign’s lack of safety protections were visible during Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the office last month, during which he posed for a photo with more than 70 campaign staff, closely packed together and without wearing face coverings......
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Trump accuses Biden of plagiarizing his economic proposals

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Trump did not specify what parts of Biden’s economic plans were plagiarized. Biden’s “Build Back Better” economic plan features a “Buy American” component that would invest $400 billion in government procurement that the campaign says would boost demand for U.S.-made......
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Biden campaign taps Obama administration alum to lead cybersecurity team

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Battening down the hatches: The Biden campaign faces a diverse array of cyber threats and needs a top-notch team to defend its staff and volunteers from digital attacks. In a statement, the campaign said it “takes cybersecurity seriously and is......
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White House liaison to Hill out amid allegations of contacts with lobbyists

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The Capitol Building. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo Chris Cox, President Donald Trump’s top liaison to the House of Representatives, has told associates he is leaving the White House, 15 hours after POLITICO raised questions about his alleged contacts with a......
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Why a football coach could beat Jeff Sessions

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here POLITICO Illustration/AP Photo Trump’s former attorney general wants his Senate seat back. But polling shows Tommy Tuberville — a former football coach and political newbie — ahead of Jeff Sessions in the Republican primary runoff. Birmingham, Ala.-based journalist Eric Velasco......
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Congress’ next fight: Reopening schools

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here One proposal from Senate Democrats would include nearly $350 billion to help schools and universities reopen safely, which could be used for purposes like purchasing personal protective equipment or cleaning buildings. “Everybody I know wants to open up the schools,”......
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Ethics watchdog ends review of Gaetz’s office lease

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Rep. Matt Gaetz. | Matt McClain/The Washington Post via AP, Pool The Office of Congressional Ethics has terminated its review of Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz’s decision to use taxpayer money to lease an office from a friend, donor and political......
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Biden lashes Trump in economic speech tinged with populist rhetoric

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Biden sought to draw a sharp contrast with Trump throughout Thursday’s speech, even as he focused heavily on a plan to “Buy American” that builds on the “America First” doctrine popularized by Trump throughout his time in office. “Throughout this......

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