Donald Trump is trying to block the Jan. 6 committee from obtaining White House records. A new court filing reveals the documents he is trying to withhold.
The National Archives and Records Administration says Trump wants to block files belonging to Mark Meadows, Stephen Miller, and Kayleigh McEnany.news.yahoo.com
Why Biden's immigration plan may be risky for Democrats
The 2020 election provided several warning signs that, despite Democratic efforts to build a multiracial coalition, Latino support could be at risk. “It means so much to us to have a new president propose bold, visionary immigration reform on Day 1. Menendez was part of a bipartisan immigration plan championed by the “Gang of Eight” senators that collapsed in 2013. President George W. Bush also pushed an immigration package — with an eye toward boosting Latino support for Republicans before the 2008 election — only to see it fail in Congress. Still, Latinos haven't forgotten past immigration failures and have often blamed Democrats more than Republicans.
Mucarsel-Powell ‘closely monitoring ballots’ after loss of 26th Congressional District
MIAMI, Fla. – Democratic incumbent Debbie Mucarsel-Powell had not been heard from after one of the biggest upsets in South Florida when former Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez unseated her by winning the election to U.S. House in Florida’s 26th Congressional District. Mucarsel-Powell still hasn’t formally conceded the race, but on Thursday she did congratulate Gimenez, a Republican, on his victory in a statement. "My campaign continues to closely monitor as all ballots, including potentially undelivered mail ballots, are counted in this race. Meanwhile, I want to congratulate Carlos Gimenez on his victory. Florida’s 26th Congressional District runs from Kendall to Key West.
Big upset as former Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez unseats incumbent for Congressional seat
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Former Miami Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez is on his way to Washington. Gimenez won election to U.S. House in Florida’s 26th Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. “We have a beautiful Congressional District 26, which also covers Monroe County,” he said. I look forward to a final result when the votes have been counted and everyone’s voice has been heard.”Florida’s 26th Congressional District runs from Kendall to Key West. See below for live results as the ballots are counted on Election Night, Nov. 3:The public battle between the two was partisan and contentious.
Virus, economy, Trump and cash hamper GOP's bid for House
Citing its direct payments for immigrant workers in the U.S. illegally and other asinine provisions, the House Republican campaign arm all but promised attack ads. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll this month found 61% of suburban voters disapprove of Trump, little changed over three years. Garcia represents a nod toward diversity for the overwhelmingly white House GOP. Republicans have sought more female candidates, too, hoping to improve an embarrassing look: Just 13 of the 198 House Republicans are women, and two are retiring. All 53 remaining House Democrats in seats the GOP targeted last year, mostly from Trump-won districts and freshmen, have outraised their Republican challengers.
City of Miami mayor hires former Congressman Carlos Curbelo as adviser
MIAMI – City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez has hired former U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo as an adviser, his office confirmed Wednesday. According to a news release issued by Suarez’s office, the mayor hired the Jones Walker law firm to support the mayor’s office as it gets ready to welcome a new city manager. The former Republican congressman will lead the Jones Walker team, advising the mayor on various issues, including staff decisions. “I have known Carlos for many years, and I am confident he will contribute a fresh perspective and new ideas to my office. The Jones Walker law firm, meanwhile, is among the 120 largest law firms in the U.S. with a team that has significant experience in policy and government, the news release stated.
Miami-Dade County mayor plans run for Congress
MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said Thursday night he will be making an announcement regarding his future next week. Gimenez has indicated that he will be announcing he is running for Florida’s 26th Congressional District, which includes Key West, Key Largo, Marathon and a portion of southwest Miami-Dade County. Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell is vying to unseat Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo in Florida's 26th Congressional District. Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell unseated Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo on Jan. 3, 2019.
A decade of Obamacare: How health care went from wrecking to boosting Democrats
In 2010, a voter rebellion against the health-care law helped Republicans wallop Democrats and gain House control. Eight years later, Democrats made GOP efforts to scrap Obamacare the centerpiece of their campaigns and then won back the chamber. "Health care was on the ballot, and health care won," Pelosi told reporters in November 2018 after Democrats flipped House control. Before the shift, the Affordable Care Act appeared to hurt Democrats politically at the outset as Republicans billed it as a government takeover of health care. "A large part of the debacle that was that election, certainly in the House, can be attributed to health care," he said.cnbc.com
Trump needs more than a 'phase one' US-China trade deal to boost 2020 odds, GOPers say
President Donald Trump has hailed the partial trade agreement with China as the "greatest and biggest deal ever made for our Great Patriot Farmers." And Trump will need a better one if he hopes to use it to boost his reelection odds, according to Republican and Democratic strategists. Only a real resolution of the trade war, not a sweet sounding press release, will matter," Sabato said. The trade war between the U.S. and China has been particularly damaging to states dominated by farm and manufacturing economies, where the president's 2016 margin was in some places thin. "This trade deal is being sold as something that will help America and the economy.cnbc.com
South Florida leaders discuss the death of Castro
MIAMI – The death of Fidel Castro was cause for celebration for citizens of South Florida, including community, county and city leaders who shared their thoughts on the passing of the former Cuban dictator. In a joint media conference Saturday Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Rep. Carlos Curbelo, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and former Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart, spoke about Castro, who died at 90, and political prisoners on the communist Caribbean island nation. "The only thing that Fidel Castro has been successful at is staying power, period," she said. Mario Diaz-Balart spoke about the families that were displaced and people who were hurt under the Castro government. He said nature "took care" of Castro and will soon "take care" of his 85-year-old brother Raul Castro, who took over as Cuba's leader a decade ago.