THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 05-21-2018
The White House is preparing to welcome President Moon Jae-in of South Korea on Tuesday. President Trump and President Moon spoke over the weekend via telephone about the summit in Singapore next month with North Korea’s leader, and it is expected that the purpose of Tuesday’s meeting at the White House is to continue preparing for the historic gathering.
In the meantime, expect to hear more about foreign policy this week. On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver a keynote address at the Heritage Foundation on the administration’s new diplomatic path on Iran. Also on Monday, President Trump will head to CIA headquarters to speak at Gina Haspel’s swearing-in ceremony.
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Politico: Top takeaways from the first big primary of 2018
Primary voters in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia made their voices heard Tuesday in elections held statewide in each of those states. Politico broke down the top takeaways from each state’s primary.
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Primary Preview: What to Watch for in IN, NC, OH & WV
Tuesday is not only six months until the Midterm elections, but is also one of the first major primary tests for several swing states. Primary contests will be held in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia Tuesday. All four battleground states went strongly for President Donald Trump in the 2016 election, and it remains to be seen if his popularity will propel Republicans running this year.
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 05-07-2018
Lawmakers are back in Washington, DC and they have a busy week ahead of them. House lawmakers are preparing to send President Trump his 16th Congressional Review Act on Monday. Later in the week, they’ll turn their attention to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s policy on indirect auto lending and the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 2018.
Meanwhile, in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has lined up floor votes for six nominees for circuit court judges. Senate Democrats are also gearing up for a floor vote on the Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality rule. President Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee for her confirmation hearing on Wednesday morning. Haspel is on the Hill Monday, meeting with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM).
Primary season is well underway, and politicos will be watching results from West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina on Tuesday night. Republicans in West Virginia and Indiana, despite running as strong pro-Trump conservatives, are under siege from wealthy outsiders. Stay on AR Intel to keep up to date with these primary races.
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.
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Senate Democrats’ Q1 Fundraising Numbers
In a midterm election cycle that typically favors the party not holding the White House, fundraising will be one barometer to measure whether that dynamic holds true in 2018. However, even with those potential electoral headwinds, Democrats will be defending 10 Senate seats located in states President Trump won in 2016.
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NEW: Joe Manchin’s 2018 Q1 Fundraising Total and Cash on Hand
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has struggled raising money for his 2018 reelection campaign. In the first quarter of 2017, Manchin raised a meager $550k. To make matters worse, he’s often been criticized for raising most of his money from outside of his home state. In Q1 of 2017, Manchin raised just 3 percent (5 donors!) of his $550k from West Virginia voters.
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Morning Consult: America’s Most and Least Popular Senators
2018’s first quarter was a volatile one for several senators, with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle seeing significant changes in levels of support from their constituents, according to the latest Morning Consult Senator Approval Rankings.
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Brian O. Walsh & Carl Forti on What to Expect in the Lead Up to 2018 and 2020
During an exclusive America Rising Intel conference call last week, seasoned political professionals Brian O. Walsh and Carl Forti provided critical insights on the upcoming 2018 midterm elections and President Trump’s looming reelection campaign in 2020.
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 03-26-2018
With Congress out this week, all eyes are on the White House. President Donald Trump secured his first trade deal early Monday morning, but the media and Wall Street are intently focused on tariffs, speculating on which nation may engage in a trade war with the U.S. Stay tuned this week for possible announcements from the administration on trade and infrastructure.
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