Democrats are winning special elections because liberals are fired up right now and conservatives are not. Republican voters may still like Trump—but they despise Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan. Over and over again, a lot of Republicans are simply staying home rather than vote another Republican into office. We saw it again in PA-18's special election last Tuesday. Democrat Connor Lamb won with 78.5 percent of the votes Hillary Clinton received in that district, while the Republican buffoon who opposed him received just 52.5 percent of Trump’s totals. There are several ways to interpret those numbers (maybe a chunk of Trump voters crossed the aisle to vote for Lamb), but the biggest pattern is this: there's an enthusiasm gap right now, and it's working to Democrats' advantage. One of our
On Tuesday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke appeared before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to defend the Trump administration’s proposed budget for 2019. As part of his opening testimony, Zinke applauded President Trump for “keeping the promises he made to the American people,” and said that the proposed budget represented keeping another promise — rebuilding America’s infrastructure. “This is the largest investment in our public lands’ infrastructure in our nation’s history,” Zinke said. “Let me repeat that, this is the largest investment in our public lands’ infrastructure in the history of this country.” But public lands groups caution that Zinke’s investment in public lands infrastructure is mis
For many, the weeks leading up to their wedding are packed with stress. Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd don’t seem to be having that problem. The country couple is just a week and a half away from their big day, but are shaking things up even more by bringing a new puppy into their family. Hurd, 31, and Morris, 27, both posted about the new arrival on Instagram, introducing the world to their precious bulldog pup Pancake, who they received from fellow country musician Jon Pardi‘s mother. RELATED: Maren Morris Says Tequila — and ‘Excellent Fiancé’ Ryan Hurd — Are Her Wedding Must-Haves Roly-poly Pancake joins the couple’s other canine, a white German shepherd named June. Morris told PEOPLE last year that June is a “handful,” but she still takes her on the road. Hopefully, this means these two
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s visit to a small town south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, less than three weeks before a special election, is drawing scrutiny to determine whether the official trip was really an opportunity to throw his support behind the Republican hoping to fill the open congressional seat. Several politicians were on hand for the February event in East Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, reportedly organized to announce how much funding Pennsylvania will receive in abandoned mine grant funding. The most prominent politician on hand was Rick Saccone, a Republican candidate for Congress who has received strong support from President Donald Trump. In Tuesday’s special election, Saccone is squaring off against Democrat Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional distric
Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ryan Mason believes that Harry Kane will remain at Tottenham Hotspur to break records. Mason also stated claims that his “very confident” the 24-year-old striker will reject interest from Europe’s elite to stay and win trophies in N17. Kane is due to undergo a scan this week to assess the damage done to his ankle following a collision with Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic on Sunday. Record breaker Harry Kane & Harry Winks during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on October 17, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. Mason, who recently retired due to injury, is very close with Kane given the time the pair spent growing up alongside one another in Spurs’ youth rank...
Ryan Bundy, who was at the forefront of two armed confrontations between right-wing militia activists and the U.S. government over the past four years, said on Thursday he planned to run for Nevada governor on a states' rights platform. The post States’ rights rancher Ryan Bundy to run for Nevada governor appeared first on Politicus USA.
(Reuters) - Ryan Bundy, who was at the forefront of two armed confrontations between right-wing militia activists and the U.S. government over the past four years, said on Thursday he planned to run for Nevada governor on a states' rights platform.
During a news conference in Atlanta on Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) was asked for his thoughts about news that President Trump’s personal lawyer made a $130,000 hush payment just days before the 2016 election to an adult film actress who allegedly had an affair with Trump — a payment that the White House accidentally admitted on Wednesday the president was involved in. While watchdog groups argue the payment may have violated federal elections law, Ryan — who was in Atlanta to speak with Home Depot employees about the Republican tax cut bill — indicated he couldn’t care less. 5 seconds that tell you everything you need to know about Paul Ryan Asked if he's concerned about the politicization of the FBI, Ryan talks about ta
Over two years after leaving Aol (now known as Oath) back in September 2015 to build a new startup, serial entrepreneur Ryan Block, with co-founder Brian LeRoux, is finally taking the wraps off the new venture: Begin, an intelligent app designed to help you keep track of things that you have to do, and when you should do them, as they come up in the stream of a messaging app. By extension,… Read More
Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) showed a special level of spinelessness as he begged House Republicans not to bully Trump on his tariffs. The Washington Post reported, “The morning meeting came as Republican lawmakers grasped for a strategy to persuade Trump to change his mind, with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.), […] The post Paul Ryan Begs Republicans Not To Bully Donald Trump appeared first on Politicus USA.