THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 07-23-18
Made in America is the theme of the week at the White House. President Trump will showcase a range of American made products, including fighter jets, beef jerky, jeans and snowboards, at the White House on Monday. He’ll promote American manufacturing and jobs during his speech to Cabinet Secretaries, business owners and workers at 3pm ET.
Over on the Hill this week, the Senate will confirm Robert Wilkie as the President’s new Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary while the House will consider a series of health care bills.
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Senate Democrats’ Q2 Fundraising Numbers
Red state Democrats will need all the help they can get in the final months leading up to the midterm elections this November. AR Intel has been consistently tracking the fundraising totals of Senate Democrats running in states won by President Trump in the 2016 election.
Many of these incumbents are running for their third or fourth term, but few have faced an environment as challenging as this one. Trump won several of the states that these Democrats represent by larger than 20-point margins.
So, how well did Democrats do in the second quarter of 2018? To find out and get exclusive access to AR Intel’s Q2 fundraising infographic, sign up today!
Axios: Brutal poll: Democrats’ Senate dream slips away
To win the Senate, Democrats need to keep all 10 seats they’re defending in states that President Trump won in 2016 — plus pick up two more seats.
Why it matters: That’s not happening. A new Axios/SurveyMonkey poll of key states shows Dems would lose three of those red-state seats while picking up two GOP seats — still short of the majority.
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SCOTUS Nomination (So Far): By The Numbers
President Trump will announce his nomination to the Supreme Court to the nation Monday evening. While this will put to rest the rampant speculation about who he will ultimately select, it will set off a furious campaign by outside groups to sway so-called red state Democrats to either support or oppose the nominee. The same could be true of two Republican senators, as well.
AR Intel broke down the numbers — to see our findings, become an Insider by signing up for a 7-day free trial today!
The AR Intel Week Ahead: 07-09-18
Buckle up for a wild week in Washington!
President Trump will announce his SCOTUS nomination in a press conference at 9PM Monday. He will then head to the NATO summit in Brussels. While abroad, Trump will meet with Theresa May and have a one-on-one with Putin.
In addition to responding to the news of Trump’s Supreme Court pick, the Senate will focus on a range of topics this week, including taking up NDAA, the Farm Bill, and minibus spending bills.
…And Bob Casey’s Voting Record Demonstrates Democrats’ Other Dilemma
With the announcement that Justice Anthony Kennedy is stepping down from his position on the Supreme Court, Democrats are frantically using any rhetoric possible to throw roadblocks in the way of President Trump, who plans to nominate a Kennedy successor in short order.
For his part, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he expects to hold a vote on Trump’s eventual nominee this fall.
Earlier on Thursday, AR Intel delved into Sen. Bill Nelson’s (D-FL) claim that a vote should not take place until after the 2018 midterm elections, giving voters an opportunity to voice their opinions at the ballot box. That argument falls apart, however, when Nelson’s rhetoric from 2016 comes into play.
Similarly, Nelson’s colleague, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), argued via tweet that no vote should take place until January and a new Senate is in place.
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 06-25-18
President Trump hits the campaign trail this week with visits to key states across the country. On Saturday, the president kicked off his week in Nevada campaigning with Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV). He’ll head down to South Carolina to rally with Gov. Henry McMaster (R-SC) on Monday, hold a ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign rally in North Dakota Wednesday, and attends a fundraiser in Wisconsin on Thursday.
Over on the Hill, House lawmakers will focus on the 2019 Defense spending bill while senators aim to pass three spending bills on Monday. Both chambers will also tackle immigration this week. A new Gang of Four that includes Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) begin negotiations this week on a bill to address family migrant separations. Meanwhile, House lawmakers have their own bill that addresses family separations lined up for a floor vote.
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The AR Intel Week Ahead: 06-11-18
President Trump is in Singapore this week for a historic meeting with North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. This marks the first meeting between a U.S. president and a leader of the authoritarian state in history. The talks are expected to center on bringing an end to the nuclear tensions between North Korea and other countries in the region.
In other news, members of Congress are working on a series of opioid-related bills this week, and the Senate is debating the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
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Primaries in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Idaho, Oregon – Here’s Who to Follow
If it’s a Tuesday in May, it’s almost certainly another primary day. This week’s primaries are being held in Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Idaho, and Oregon.
For all the latest news and notes on the returns, be sure to follow the list of reporters and politicos compiled by AR Intel. And if you can’t because you’re not a subscriber, sign up today!
Morning Consult’s May Midterm Polling Update: By The Numbers
Morning Consult published a series of new polling numbers that track President Trump’s approval rating, the generic congressional ballot, approval of incumbent senators, and top policy issues.
AR Intel distilled the numbers and broke everything down. To see that analysis, become an AR Intel Insider today!