Pundits on Obama’s New Wins and the Tricks Up Clinton’s Sleeve

Barack Obama bested Hillary Clinton again last night by very wide margins (seventeen points in Wisconsin, 52 points in Hawaii), cutting into her core constituencies. (John Heilemann broke it all down.) Basically, Obama captured every demographic: men, women, whites, blacks, the educated, not as educated, dog people, cat people, children, mannequins, ghosts, etc. So, once […]

Twitter’s massive attack: What we know after Apple, Biden, Obama, Musk, and others tweeted a bitcoin scam

So far, Twitter has confirmed that employee tools were used in the hack, but not which ones or more than a theory as to how hackers might have gotten access. “We detected what we believe to be a coordinated social engineering attack by people who successfully targeted some of our employees with access to internal […]

What’s in a mispronunciation of a name? Ask Kamala Harris

He said the conversation around Harris’ name is another example of anti-immigrant rhetoric used against people of color, particularly politicians of color. He pointed to Trump’s comments against four Democratic congresswomen of color to “go back” to the “broken and crime infested places from which they came.” All four women are United States citizens, and […]

Heilemann: Clinton to Bring the Hammer Down After Her Wisconsin Drubbing

The Clinton campaign is laboring mightily to stuff a sock down that corpulent old dame’s throat. In the week before the vote on Tuesday, Hillary’s minions argued insistently and repeatedly (though not for attribution) that she didn’t really have a hope in hell of winning in Wisconsin. Because it was an open primary with same-day […]

AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews record on Biden-Harris, economy

THE FACTS: It is highly unlikely that economic growth would be enough to offset the loss of the payroll tax. Trump has a record of making wildly improbable growth projections. He suggested that his 2017 income tax cuts would propel economic growth as high as 6% annually. That never happened. Growth reached 3% in 2018, […]

Postal service warns states of delays to mail-in ballots for US election 2020

“Colorado’s election model is well situated to handle both the delivery and return of mail ballots,” Griswold said in a statement. “Starting eight days before an election we encourage voters to use one of these two options rather than the mail to ensure their ballot is received by 7 p.m. on Election Day.”

Newsweek apologizes for Kamala Harris op-ed

“Right now, you’re the one spreading that disinformation. The president was at a coronavirus briefing, he was asked by a reporter about a report in Newsweek, and his words were, ‘I don’t know anything about that.’ And since then, the media has been going wild, basically saying he was pushing a theory. I’ll take him […]

Delaware thrust into unlikely starring role in 2020 campaign

Biden spent decades riding Amtrak on commutes between Washington and Delaware. The train station in Wilmington now bears his name. He once took President Barack Obama to a well-known Wilmington diner, the Charcoal Pit, and Biden hit Gianni’s Pizza after announcing his latest presidential run last year. On the city’s east side is a pool […]

Cabinet roles, Senate seats: What could be next for the women Biden didn’t choose

California Rep. Karen Bass, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, emerged as a dark horse contender during Biden’s vetting process. If Biden and Harris are elected, the California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, would appoint a new senator. Bass could be considered — though the factional nature of California Democratic politics and the reality that a […]

How to make sure your 2020 mail-in vote is counted

But not all states offer this feature. And they’re not all Southern states opposed to mail-in voting you might suspect. You might expect Texas to require an excuse for voting by mail and not offer a tracking system. But New York also requires an excuse and also does not track your ballot. Connecticut is an […]