It’s Election Day in Hawaii, where focus is on the Democratic gubernatorial primary

CNN — As Hawaii voters finish casting their ballots Saturday, the marquee race is the state’s Democratic primary for governor. There’s a crowded field of Democrats vying to succeed term-limited Democratic Gov. David Ige including Democratic Rep. Kai Kahele, who joined the race after announcing earlier this year he would leave Congress at the end … Read more

Wisconsin Assembly leader fires the former judge he hired to investigate voter fraud

CNN — Wisconsin’s Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Friday fired the conservative former state Supreme Court justice he hired last year to investigate fraud in the 2020 election – ending a controversial probe that drew bipartisan criticism. Vos first hired Michael Gableman in July 2021 as a special counsel under pressure from former President Donald … Read more

Four takeaways from the Wisconsin, Vermont and Minnesota primaries

Oconomowoc, Wis. CNN — Donald Trump on Tuesday once again showcased his control over the GOP’s open primaries, as the former President’s chosen candidate won Wisconsin’s Republican primary for governor over a rival backed by former Vice President Mike Pence and much of the party’s establishment in the battleground state. In Minnesota, meanwhile, Rep. Ilhan … Read more

Republicans rush to Trump’s defense after FBI executes search warrant at Mar-a-Lago

CNN — Top congressional Republicans are rushing to form President Donald Trump’s defense after the FBI executed a search warrant at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida as part of an investigation into the handling of potentially classified material. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Attorney General Merrick Garland to “preserve your documents and clear your … Read more

Abortion rights victory gives Democrats new hope for midterms

CNN — It isn’t often that Democrats look to deep-red Kansas for resounding affirmation. But on Tuesday night, when Kansans overwhelmingly voted to keep protections for abortion rights in their state constitution, that is exactly what happened. The size and scope of the result were a shock to even the most optimistic Democrats. Not only … Read more

Trump returns to a city poisoned by his legacy with an eye on 2024

CNN — Before he left Washington in disgrace on January 20, 2021, Donald Trump vowed: “We will be back in some form.” On this, at least, he was truthful. The 45th President never really went away as his baleful influence lingers and his election lies fester with most Republican lawmakers still scared of his personality … Read more

GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin continues New York gubernatorial campaign event after attack

Washington CNN — US Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican nominee for New York governor, is “safe” following an attack at a campaign event Thursday evening in the state, his spokesperson said. “Congressman Zeldin, Alison Esposito and all members of Team Zeldin are safe following tonight’s attack,” spokesperson Katie Vincentz tweeted Thursday. Zeldin was delivering a … Read more

CNN projects Trump-backed Dan Cox will win GOP gubernatorial primary in Maryland

CNN — Maryland Republicans chose state lawmaker Dan Cox, an election denier who has taken a series of hard-line conservative positions, as their nominee for what will be one of the most difficult governor’s offices for the party to hold in November’s midterms, CNN projected. Cox won the GOP race to replace term-limited Republican Gov. … Read more

January 6 committee’s investigation stirs up fresh revelations ahead of last planned hearing

CNN — The House January 6 committee corroborated key details involving former President Donald Trump’s heated exchange with the Secret Service when Trump was told he could not go to the Capitol – the latest in a string of shocking revelations that have come from the summer hearings with their expected high -profile conclusion next … Read more

Snooki got dragged into the Pennsylvania Senate race to troll Dr. Oz

CNN — The US Senate race in Pennsylvania is one of the most competitive and potentially significant – and now, Snooki of “Jersey Shore” has unwittingly gotten involved. It started when Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democrat running for Senate, enlisted Snooki – real name: Nicole Polizzi – to film a personalized Cameo message … Read more