Tag: Republican

Policy, State & Local

Maryland Senate contest becomes a two-person race

October 20, 2023


Will Jawando, who five months ago surprised many by being the first to jump into the contest to replace Maryland’s retiring Sen. Ben Cardin, now becomes the first candidate to bow out. Jawando, a Democrat who sits on the Montgomery […]

Policy, State & Local

Republican Eric Early enters California Senate race to replace Dianne Feinstein

April 12, 2023

Via: Fox News

Pro-Trump GOP attorney Eric Early announced Tuesday he’s running for Senate in California, joining three high-profile Democratic candidates vying to replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Early — who ran unsuccessfully for state attorney general in 2022 and 2018 and for […]

Policy, State & Local

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates debate as voting begins

March 21, 2023

Via: Federal News Network

Wisconsin voters began casting ballots in person on Tuesday in the state’s high-stakes Supreme Court race, hours before the two candidates were slated to meet for their only debate two weeks before Election Day. Both candidates were urging their supporters […]

Policy, State & Local

DeSantis 2024 prospects prompt Fla. lawmakers to review law

December 2, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may need some help from the state Legislature if he proceeds with a highly anticipated bid for the Republican presidential nomination. A “resign to run” law requires state officeholders to commit to leave their positions if […]

Policy, State & Local

Kemp, Abrams argue abortion, voting in Ga. governor debate

October 31, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Georgia’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Democratic challenger Stacey Abram s traded harsh attacks on Georgia’s elections during the pair’s final debate before Georgia’s Nov. 8 election, while elaborating on their positions on abortion and offering sharply differing visions for […]

Federal, Policy

Post-Roe differences surface in GOP over new abortion rules

August 18, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

When the U.S. Supreme Court repealed in June a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion, Wisconsin’s 1849 law that bans the procedure except when a mother’s life is at risk became newly relevant. Republicans in the Legislature blocked an attempt […]

Cybersecurity, Federal, Policy

Senate blocks additional funding for election security

August 2, 2018

Via: FCW

Senate Republicans successfully beat back another attempt by Democrats to extend hundreds of millions of dollars in grant funding to assist states and localities looking to upgrade the security of their election systems. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced an amendment […]

Federal, Policy

Republican Senate Candidate Roy Moore Wants a New Special Election in Alabama

December 28, 2017

Via: Fortune

Roy Moore is calling for a new special election in Alabama because of alleged voter fraud. On Wednesday he filed a complaint in the Circuit Court of Montgomery, Ala., calling for a delay in certifying the results of the Dec. […]

Federal, Policy

Republican strategist ‘optimistically cautious’ tax reform will get done in September

August 25, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

Despite the divisions within the Republican Party, GOP strategist Ron Christie told CNBC on Thursday he is “somewhat confident” that Congress will find a way to compromise on tax reform legislation. “We have the largest governing majority right now since […]

Federal, Policy

If Republicans can’t do tax reform, they can’t do anything: GOP ex-governor

August 22, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

Tax reform is the “political holy grail” for Republicans and therefore should get done, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty told CNBC on Monday. “Tax reform is across-the-board popular in the Republican Party,” the Republican said in an interview with “Closing […]

Federal, Policy

House GOP Takes Cue From Trump, Targets Federal Retirement

July 19, 2017

Via: Government Executive

The House Republican budget blueprint introduced Tuesday would reduce retirement benefits for federal employees in an effort to save billions of dollars over the next decade, mirroring some of the same cuts presented in President Trump’s budget in May. However, […]

Federal, Policy

The Homeland Security Hiring Surge Trump and Republicans Aren’t Supporting

July 19, 2017

Via: Government Executive

The Trump administration has prioritized hiring at the Homeland Security Department, but at one DHS component administration officials and Republican lawmakers are looking to roll back the ambitious goals previously laid out by President Obama. The House Appropriations Committee on […]

Policy, State & Local

Republicans subpoena three tech companies over Clinton emails

August 23, 2016

Via: CIO

Republicans in Congress have subpoenaed three technology companies that declined to hand over documents about former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server. On Monday, Datto, SECNAP Network Security and Platte River Networks received subpoenas from U.S. Rep. […]

Editorial, Tech

Twitter Wars: who is winning the Clinton – Trump clash

September 12, 2015

Via: Jeremy Corkwell

Social media has never played such an important role in the presidential race as it does today. Twitter, Facebook or Instagram already have a huge volume of content in the early stages of campaigning. Acting as a direct bridge between […]