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Pollster: Dems misjudging which issues voters care about

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Pollster: Dems misjudging which issues voters care about

Pollster: Dems misjudging which issues voters care about

’The issues in DC are not the ones Americans are actually talking about,’ says GOP Pollster Neil Newhouse - and that impacts elections.


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DeSantis Seeks Florida Paramilitary Force Outside Federal Control [Video]

DeSantis Seeks Florida Paramilitary Force Outside Federal Control

DeSantis Seeks, Florida Paramilitary Force, Outside Federal Control. DeSantis Seeks, Florida Paramilitary Force, Outside Federal Control. 'The Guardian' reports Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has made calls for the state to create its own paramilitary force outside of federal control. A far-right Republican, DeSantis asked for funding of a new Florida state guard to handle "state-specific emergencies.". A far-right Republican, DeSantis asked for funding of a new Florida state guard to handle "state-specific emergencies.". The governor's plan would create a force of 200 selected volunteers. It's estimated that it would cost the state around $3.5 million. The governor's plan would create a force of 200 selected volunteers. It's estimated that it would cost the state around $3.5 million. DeSantis said the force would be deployed namely in response to the many natural disasters that occur in the state each year. DeSantis said the force would be deployed namely in response to the many natural disasters that occur in the state each year. Re-establishing the Florida state guard will allow civilians from all over the state to be trained in the best emergency response techniques and have the ability to mobilize very, very quickly. , Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida, via 'The Guardian'. Re-establishing the Florida state guard will allow civilians from all over the state to be trained in the best emergency response techniques and have the ability to mobilize very, very quickly. , Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida, via 'The Guardian'. Democrats accuse the ardent Trump supporter of authoritarian motives. Democrats accuse the ardent Trump supporter of authoritarian motives. No governor should have his own handpicked secret police. , Charlie Crist, former Governor of Florida, via Twitter. No governor should have his own handpicked secret police. , Charlie Crist, former Governor of Florida, via Twitter. DeSantis contends the state guard would “not be encumbered by the federal government.”. DeSantis contends the state guard would “not be encumbered by the federal government.”. Often aligned with more right-wing and populist political ideals, the governor's star has been rising in the Republican party. Often aligned with more right-wing and populist political ideals, the governor's star has been rising in the Republican party. If Donald Trump should decline the Republican nomination for president in 2024, DeSantis is largely considered the party's next choice. If Donald Trump should decline the Republican nomination for president in 2024, DeSantis is largely considered the party's next choice

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Stacey Abrams Announces Run for GA Governor [Video]

Stacey Abrams Announces Run for GA Governor

Stacey Abrams Announces Run, for GA Governor. The popular GA Democrat announced her run for governor in a video posted to Twitter on Dec. 1. I’m running for governor because opportunity in our state shouldn’t be determined by zip code, background or access to power, Stacey Abrams, via Twitter. If our Georgia is going to move to its next and greatest chapter, we’re going to need leadership. , Stacey Abrams, via Twitter. Leadership that knows how to do the job. Leadership that doesn’t take credit without taking responsibility. , Stacey Abrams, via Twitter. Leadership that understands the true pain folks are feeling and has real plans. That’s the job of governor, to fight for one Georgia — our Georgia. , Stacey Abrams, via Twitter. And now, it’s time to get the job done, Stacey Abrams, via Twitter. Abrams was introduced to the national stage representing the Democratic party in response to former President Donald Trump's State of Union address in 2019. During the 2020 Presidential election. her work as a grassroots voting rights activist in GA was largely credited for President Joe Biden's win in the state. Georgia's electoral votes had not been granted to a Democratic presidential candidate... . ... since the election of former President Bill Clinton in 1992. The 2022 governor's race in GA pits Abrams against incumbent Brian Kemp, . who defeated her during the 2018 election by nearly 55,000 votes. The upcoming election secures Georgia's place as one of the most politically contentious states in the Union

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Ilhan Omar Urges House Republicans to Address 'Anti-Muslim Hatred' [Video]

Ilhan Omar Urges House Republicans to Address 'Anti-Muslim Hatred'

Ilhan Omar Urges , House Republicans to Address , 'Anti-Muslim Hatred'. Ilhan Omar Urges , House Republicans to Address , 'Anti-Muslim Hatred'. 'The Guardian' reports that Representative Ilhan Omar is calling on House Republicans to address the issue of "anti-Muslim hatred" in their ranks. 'The Guardian' reports that Representative Ilhan Omar is calling on House Republicans to address the issue of "anti-Muslim hatred" in their ranks. Omar, the democrat representative from Minnesota, is one of a few Muslim members of Congress. Omar, the democrat representative from Minnesota, is one of a few Muslim members of Congress. Omar has often been the subject of attacks from conservative pundits, as well as Republican members of Congress. Omar has often been the subject of attacks from conservative pundits, as well as Republican members of Congress. Lauren Boebert, the first-term representative from Colorado, recently posted a video in which she referred to Omar as a member of the "jihad squad.". Lauren Boebert, the first-term representative from Colorado, recently posted a video in which she referred to Omar as a member of the "jihad squad.". ...it is not just an attack on me but on millions of American Muslims across the country. , Ilhan Omar, representative Minnesota, via 'The Guardian'. ...it is not just an attack on me but on millions of American Muslims across the country. , Ilhan Omar, representative Minnesota, via 'The Guardian'. Omar says since joining Congress, she has recieved hundreds of unsolicited phone calls, many of them laden with profane and insensitive vocubalary. The representative recently played one of these messages, a voicemail, for her peers in Congress. In the voicemail, a man says: "You will not be living much longer...". In the voicemail, a man says: "You will not be living much longer...". Omar says she received the message shortly after Boebert had posted a video denouncing the Muslim representative. Omar says she received the message shortly after Boebert had posted a video denouncing the Muslim representative. We cannot pretend this hate speech from leading politicians doesn’t have real consequences, Ilhan Omar, representative Minnesota, via "The Guardian" . We cannot pretend this hate speech from leading politicians doesn’t have real consequences, Ilhan Omar, representative Minnesota, via "The Guardian"

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'Eye for an eye': CNN analyst on what this vote means for Democrats' future [Video]

'Eye for an eye': CNN analyst on what this vote means for Democrats' future

The House voted largely along party lines to censure GOP Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona. The move comes after he posted a photoshopped anime video on his Twitter and Instagram accounts showing him appearing to kill Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and attacking President Biden.

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'Preposterous': SE Cupp slams GOP arguments against Gosar censure [Video]

'Preposterous': SE Cupp slams GOP arguments against Gosar censure

CNN political commentator SE Cupp breaks down how GOP arguments on the House floor against censuring Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) for a violent video he posted are a gift to Democrats.

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Vir Das, Indian stand up comic, sparks controversy with this act [Video]

Vir Das, Indian stand up comic, sparks controversy with this act

Vir Das, a stand-up comedian from India, shared his thoughts on the nation’s social issues in a monologue called “Two Indias” while performing in Washington, DC.

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Howard student protesting campus living conditions speaks out [Video]

Howard student protesting campus living conditions speaks out

Students at Howard University in Washington, DC, have been assembling for sit-ins at the school’s Blackburn University Center with tents, air mattresses and sleeping bags, demanding that Howard leadership address their concerns of subpar living conditions such as mold, mice and roaches in campus dorms. Howard student Channing Hill speaks to CNN.

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Report says Trump hid over $70 million in losses at key hotel [Video]

Report says Trump hid over $70 million in losses at key hotel

Former President Donald Trump racked up more than $70 million in losses over a four-year period from his Washington, DC, hotel, while publicly claiming that the hotel was making more than tens of millions of dollars, according to documents released by the House Oversight Committee. CNN’s Brian Todd has more.

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Congress Averts Government Shutdown With 11th Hour Vote [Video]

Congress Averts Government Shutdown With 11th Hour Vote

Congress Averts , Government Shutdown, With 11th Hour Vote. The stop-gap measure funds the federal government through mid-February. Ladies and gentlemen, I am happy to report the government remains open!, Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader (D-NY), via CBS News. It passed the Senate by a vote of 69-28... ...after passing in the House by a vote of 221-212. While a number of Senate GOP members voted for the bill, it received a single Republican vote in the House. The late-night vote followed a tense day on Capitol Hill, . in which a number of Republican members attempted to remove the bill's COVID vaccine mandate for federal workers. The effort failed, though threats of a government shutdown circulated throughout the day. We're not going to shut the government down. It makes no sense for anyone. Almost no one on either side thinks it's a good idea, Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader (D-NY), via CBS News. In the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi struck a defiant tone in response to the threats. We're not going to go for their anti-vaxxing. So if you think that's how we're going to keep the government open, forget that, Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker (D-CA), via CBS News. Republican senators said they were "pleased" the measure passed, but warned that a vote in February would need to address issues left unresolved by the bill. Republican senators said they were "pleased" the measure passed, but warned that a vote in February would need to address issues left unresolved by the bill. That means maintaining legacy riders, eliminating poison pills, and getting serious about the funding we are going to provide for our nation's defense, Sen. Richard Shelby, (R-AL), via CBS News. If that doesn't happen, we'll be having this same conversation in February, Sen. Richard Shelby, (R-AL), via CBS News

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Young Americans Are Losing Faith in Democracy [Video]

Young Americans Are Losing Faith in Democracy

Young Americans, Are Losing Faith in Democracy. Young Americans, Are Losing Faith in Democracy. Young Americans , Are Losing Faith in Democracy. NPR News reports many young citizens of the United States are concerned about the future of the country's democracy. NPR News reports many young citizens of the United States are concerned about the future of the country's democracy. A poll conducted by the Harvard University Kennedy School's Institute of Politics shows 52% of young Americans believe US democracy is "in trouble.". A poll conducted by the Harvard University Kennedy School's Institute of Politics shows 52% of young Americans believe US democracy is "in trouble.". Merely 7% of those who participated in the study believes the democratic process in the United States is "healthy.". Merely 7% of those who participated in the study believes the democratic process in the United States is "healthy.". Nearly half of all young Republicans believe the country will experience civil war during their lifetime. Nearly half of all young Republicans believe the country will experience civil war during their lifetime. Young voters showed out in the 2020 election, propelling Joe Biden into the White House. Young voters showed out in the 2020 election, propelling Joe Biden into the White House. Nearly a year into the 79-year-old president's first term, his approval rating among young people is 46%. Nearly a year into the 79-year-old president's first term, his approval rating among young people is 46%. Last March showed a much more favorable outlook for Biden among younger citizens. 59% of them approved of his performance. The study indicates cause for concern for the mental health of the young adults of the United States. . As the COVID-19 pandemic continues onward with no end in sight, 51% of young Americans said they felt "depressed, or hopeless.". there are millions of millions of millions ...who are struggling with this on a regular basis. , Della Volpe, former advisor Biden campaign, via NPR News. there are millions of millions of millions ...who are struggling with this on a regular basis. , Della Volpe, former advisor Biden campaign, via NPR News

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US Government Approaches Possible Shutdown [Video]

US Government Approaches Possible Shutdown

US Government , Approaches Possible Shutdown. 'The Washington Post' reports the United States government is headed for a potential shutdown. As a crucial fiscal government deadline draws near, Republican officials seized an opportunity to voice their opposition to Biden's proposed vaccine mandates. Congressional in-fighting threatens to put a wrench in bipartisan cooperation. According to ABC News, the current agreement on federal spending will expire on December 3 at midnight. According to ABC News, the current agreement on federal spending will expire on December 3 at midnight. President Biden's proposed vaccine mandate is intended to hold larger private businesses accountable by requiring vaccination and implementing more precise testing. President Biden's proposed vaccine mandate is intended to hold larger private businesses accountable by requiring vaccination and implementing more precise testing. 'The Washington Post' reports that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has ended the lives of over 780,000 Americans. 'The Washington Post' reports that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has ended the lives of over 780,000 Americans. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has ended the lives of over 780,000 Americans. With news of the first known case of the omicron strain in the United States, Republicans continue to rail against public health measures that intend to curb the spread of COVID-19. With news of the first known case of the omicron strain in the United States, Republicans continue to rail against public health measures that intend to curb the spread of COVID-19. I hope they see the light quickly and not cause a needless Republican government shutdown. , Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader, via The Washington Post. I hope they see the light quickly and not cause a needless Republican government shutdown. , Chuck Schumer, Senate Majority Leader, via The Washington Post. Many Republicans seem unwilling to negotiate. Democrats say such obstructions are "totally irresponsible." . Many Republicans seem unwilling to negotiate. Democrats say such obstructions are "totally irresponsible." . It’s just amazing to me. Hundreds of thousands of people have died... , Debbie Stabenow, Senator Michigan, via The Washington Post. It’s just amazing to me. Hundreds of thousands of people have died... , Debbie Stabenow, Senator Michigan, via The Washington Post

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