GOP pollster: Voters more ‘excited’ about Ocasio-Cortez’s age and gender th…

Republican pollster Jim Hobart said on Tuesday that Democratic voters in New York’s 14th Congressional District were enthused by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s age and gender, rather than her democratic socialist affiliation. “I don’t know if Ocasio-Cortez was necessarily identified by voters as a socialist candidate. What she was thought of was a minority candidate, a woman…

Senate eyes hitting Russia in slap to Trump

Bipartisan momentum is building in the Senate to crack down on Russia, even as President Donald Trump prepares to bring Vladimir Putin to Washington. It’s a remarkable split-screen moment, with lawmakers pressing not only for new penalties against the Kremlin but for Trump to use more of the sanctions power Congress overwhelmingly approved one year…

Emails show Republicans engaged in political gerrymandering, lawsuit claims

Private communication between key players in Michigan’s 2011 redistricting process imply Republicans engaged in political gerrymandering when drawing the state’s political districts, filings in an ongoing federal lawsuit claim. Evidence introduced earlier this month in a federal lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters against Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson in U.S. District…