Schumer Seeks to Ban the Corruption Practices He Used Himself
On Monday, congressional Democrats from both chambers, led by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), rolled out an anti-corruption agenda called, “A Better Deal for Our Democracy” at a press conference, setting it up to be a cornerstone of the Democrats’ 2018 platform.
Ironically, Schumer has committed several ethical violations since the start of his Senate career. To read just a few of the ethically questionable things that Schumer has done over the course of his career to which he is just now objecting, become an AR Intel Insider today!
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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NRSC’s Sarah Morgan: Every Democrat Should Be Worried
AR Intel had the opportunity to sit down with Sarah Morgan, the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s (NRSC) political director late last week for a wide-ranging discussion about key Senate races across the country and the committee’s role in helping Republican candidates win in November.
With just six months to go until Election Day, the NRSC feels confident and prepared for the dozen or so closely watched Senate races taking place this cycle. Ten Democrats are up for reelection in states won by President Trump in 2016, and that’s a big difference from the 2016 cycle, Morgan’s first at the committee.
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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!
Liberal ideas move from fringe to front-burner for Democrats
Freed from the constraints of power, Democrats are becoming a progressive ideas factory.
On issues like health care, immigration, jobs, and crime, once-fringe policy proposals are gaining traction with lawmakers, activists, and wonks as they debate the party’s path out of its current wilderness.
Democrats point to a few factors driving the progressive policy boom.
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THE AR INTEL WEEK AHEAD: 05-14-2018
A delegation of White House officials, including Steven Mnuchin, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, are in Israel this week to mark the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Meanwhile, President Trump will head to Capitol Hill this week to address Republican senators. It’s expected he’ll touch on tax reform, the economy, and North Korea during the closed-door luncheon.
In the House, lawmakers are expected to take up the farm bill and reauthorize the VA Choice Program this week. In the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has teed up votes on judicial nominees, while Democrats have forced a vote on Sen. Ed Markey’s (D-MA) Congressional Review Act resolution on net neutrality rules. Also, committee members on the Senate Intelligence Committee could vote on CIA deputy director Gina Haspel’s nomination as soon as this week.
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Primary Turnout Analysis: West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio
Primary voters hit the polls Tuesday in states with key House, Senate, and gubernatorial primaries. AR Intel broke down the data to analyze how turnout in the 2018 midterms compared to previous primaries.
Unfortunately little data is currently available in Indiana, but voter turnout went up in West Virginia compared to 2014, despite a new voter ID law taking effect this cycle. And in Ohio, significantly more ballots were cast for Repubican Mike DeWine than Democrat Richard Cordray in that state’s gubernatorial primaries.
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AZ Central: Fact check: Kyrsten Sinema claims she stopped a pay raise for Congress — is she right?
In a video posted on social media, Senate candidate Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) made the following statement:
“They (Congress) actually wanted to give themselves a raise next year — I stopped them. The last thing these finger-pointing politicians need is a reward for the dysfunction they’ve created in Washington, so I’ve stopped the raises and will get back to work on solving problems for everyday Arizonans.”
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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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Primaries in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia – Here’s Who to Follow
Primaries in important states will determine the candidates in key races Tuesday night. From the GOP Senate primary battles in Indiana and West Virginia, to the brutal Democrat primary for Ohio governor, Tuesday night is sure to be action-packed with political news. Make sure you’re seeing it all by following the right reporters on Twitter.
AR Intel has gone state by state to determine who the best reporters are to follow for the May 8 primaries. To see that list, become an AR Intel Insider today!