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25 Congressmembers Oppose Effort to Vacate Joseph Arpaio’s Guilty Verdict

A group of 25 members of the United States House of Representatives filed a friend-of-the-court (amicus) brief to oppose Joseph Arpaio’s effort to vacate the guilty verdict in his criminal prosecution for contempt of court. President Trump issued a pardon of Arpaio for the criminal conviction. The brief was prepared and filed by Brad Miller … Continue reading »

As Candidate Trump Zeroes In On 2020 Fear-Mongering, There’s a Clear Path to Drive Latino Turnout

As candidate Donald Trump gears up to, once again, make demonizing immigrants and fear-mongering about Latinos the centerpiece of his 2020 electoral strategy, new research outlines the blueprint for parties, candidates, and organizations to capitalize on the largest racial/ethnic minority group in the 2020 electorate – 32 million Latino voters. The Latino Vote Project – … Continue reading »

AZ Governor Ducey’s Flip-Flop the Latest Depressing Example of GOP Bowing to Trump to Kiss His Ring

Columnist Laurie Roberts: “Lost: Gov. Doug Ducey’s spine. Disappeared in the vicinity of the Oval Office. If found, please return ASAP.” The news that Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is now supporting Trump’s catastrophic and politically-motivated threat to close the border comes despite Ducey’s earlier objection to the idea and volumes of evidence such a move … Continue reading »

Martha McSally Lost in 2018 by Adopting Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Message. She’s Doubling Down in 2020

On March 14, 2018, the United States Senate delivered a stunning rebuke to President Trump. Fifty-nine Senators, including 12 Republican Senators, stood up for the Constitution and voted to reject Trump’s fake national emergency. On the other hand, 41 Republican Senators chose Trump over the Constitution, and one of them was the recently appointed Senator … Continue reading »

Senator McSally Should Stand with Constitution, Vote to Reject Trump’s Unconstitutional Emergency Declaration Power Grab

The Senate is poised to join the House and vote for the resolution blocking President Trump’s unconstitutional and unpopular emergency declaration. With leading conservative voices and constitutional scholars joining the majority of both chambers in opposing Trump’s power grab, Senator Martha McSally should declare whether he intends to stand with President Trump’s fake emergency declaration … Continue reading »

In Arizona, Nevada and Across America, Xenophobia Backfired in 2018

With the Arizona Senate race now called for Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, observers are highlighting how the focus by Trump and McSally on nativism and xenophobia backfired politically. Arizona joined Nevada and other states across the country in rejecting the GOP’s reliance on the ugly “caravan election” strategy. See below for key observations and excerpts: In … Continue reading »

GOP’s Divide and Distract Strategy Launches Attack Ads in MO, ND, WV, IN, AZ, TX

Donald Trump, Stephen Miller, and the GOP have made their 2018 election strategy clear, with a cynical political game plan that seeks to use racialized smears against immigrants to divide Americans and distract from the issues that affect the lives of most voters. The plan was articulated by Stephen Miller to Breitbart months ago, and … Continue reading »

Michelle Cottle for NYT: “Well, at Least Sheriff Joe Isn’t Going to Congress”

We Bid Adieu to Sheriff Joe Arpaio After His Loss in Arizona Senate Primaries In a new opinion piece for the New York Times, Michelle Cottle reflects on Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s loss in last night’s Arizona’s Senate Republican primary. She writes, “For nearly a quarter-century, Sheriff Joe Arpaio was a disgrace to law enforcement, a … Continue reading »

Brownstein, Sargent: 2018 Election Will be Determined by Who Shows Up

Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign with an attack on Mexican immigrants and his anti-immigrant positions have become the centerpiece of his presidency. In 2017, Republican candidates for Governor in New Jersey and Virginia echoed Trump’s messages with a slew of ugly ads. Both lost. But, undaunted, many Republicans are pursuing that same strategy in … Continue reading »

Axios: Senate Seats in AZ, NV, and TN– Currently Held by Republicans – at Risk, and “DACA is the Biggest Warning Sign for Republicans”

A new poll released today by Beltway outlet Axios finds that Republican-held Senate seats in Arizona, Nevada, and Tennessee may be at risk of flipping. The Democratic candidates in each of three states are currently leading or in statistical ties with Republican counterparts. Alexi McCammond of Axios analyzes the exclusive poll: “DACA is the biggest warning sign … Continue reading »