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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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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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 03-12-2018
Gun reform will again dominate much of the week’s media attention with the White House announcing Sunday night that Education Secretary Betsy Devos will chair a new government commission exploring ways to prevent school violence. The White House also announced their support for a new Justice Department program that enables states seeking to train and equip teachers with firearms. In addition, the White House is backing a bill, sponsored by Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), that aims improve background checks for gun purchases.
It will also be a busy week on Capitol Hill with the Senate still considering a bill that would roll back some of the regulations in the Dodd-Frank financial reform law. The House, not in session until Tuesday, will vote on its version of “Right to Try” legislation as well as a bill to make schools safer from gun violence this week. It is also expected that House GOP leaders will release and likely vote on their $1.3 trillion omnibus sometime this week.
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Axios: New peril for moderate Dems: Voters happy with Trump’s economy
Half of all voters in the 10 states that voted for Trump but have Democratic senators say the economy is better off now than it was a year ago, according to new Axios/SurveyMonkey polls. And in nine of the states majorities approve of the GOP tax law.
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Exclusive polls: Big warning signs for Senate Democrats
Five Senate Democrats would lose to a Republican candidate if the election were held today and three have approval ratings under 50%, according to new Axios/SurveyMonkey polls.
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AFSCME’s Donations to 2018 Democrats
Oral arguments began this week before the Supreme Court in a case that could deeply impact how unions generate money, and subsequently, how they dole it out to political candidates. How much did 2018 Democrats rake in from AFSCME? Become an AR Intel Insider and find out!
Senate Dem Q4 Fundraising Totals – By The Numbers
Several Senate Democrats are running in 2018 in states that Donald Trump won by big margins in 2016. Here’s who is in the most trouble.