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Quick Glance: Senate Pushes Resolution to End Sen. Tuberville's Blockade
- Democrats pursue resolution for quick confirmation of military nominees
- Nearly 400 military nominees in limbo due to Tuberville's hold on confirmations and promotions.
- Tuberville's blockade leads to unfilled national security positions and uncertainty for military families.
- Resolution approved for confirming military nominees for the remainder of the term, facing Republican opposition.
Quick Glance: Trump endorses Kari Lake in Arizona Senate race
- Former President Trump has endorsed Kari Lake, a passionate supporter, in the Arizona Senate race on Tuesday evening.
- Kari Lake officially announced her candidacy for Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s (I-Ariz.) seat next fall after filing paperwork last week.
- A recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling found Rep. Ruben Gallego at 41 percent, Kari Lake at 36 percent, and Sinema at 15 percent.
Quick Glance: Kari Lake to Launch Campaign for Contested U.S. Seat in Arizona
- Republican Kari Lake, an ally of Trump and election denier, will soon announce her campaign for the U.S. Senate seat held by Kyrsten Sinema.
- The Arizona race is a key target for Republicans aiming to regain the Senate majority.
- Lake will compete against Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb in the Republican primary.
- Other potential Republican candidates have held off from entering the race while Lake considered her plans.
Kyrsten Sinema betting big on independent vote, donor pitch shows: The Arizona senator sees the vast majority of her support coming from independents.
Quick Glance: US Senate Considers Cannabis Banking Reform, Industry Demands More
- A US Senate committee will vote on a bill to grant the legal cannabis industry access to banking.
- The disconnect between federal and state governments is concerning for the $13.2 billion legal marijuana industry.
- Meanwhile, 22 states have legalized cannabis for medical or recreational purposes.
- The CEO of the National Cannabis Industry Association expressed frustration with the ongoing discussions.
If Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema follow the Utahn out the door, they’ll leave a void in ...
Quick Glance: Mitt Romney - A Generous Contribution
- Mitt Romney strolling through an impressive stone hallway.
- Romney publicly reveals what many of us have been hearing for years - that the Republican Party has transformed into a party of deceivers.
- He exudes the impression - and I genuinely believe he is - of being a decent man striving to mitigate the most harmful effects of Trump on his party.
- Romney's retirement in 2025 signifies the end of an era, the conclusion of the Republican Party that once showcased figures like Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and most recently George Romney, Mitt's father, and George H.W.
Quick Glance: Blake Masters Set to Enter Senate Race, Foreshadowing Republican Battles
- Blake Masters, former protege of billionaire Peter Thiel, reportedly planning to run for U.S. Senate in Arizona again, less than a year after losing to Sen. Mark Kelly and facing potential challenge from Kari Lake, his former political ally.
- Lake, GOP's 2022 gubernatorial nominee, openly hints at Senate run once again in Fox News interview.
- Masters and Lake's entry adds to Arizona Republicans' anticipation of another competitive primary, culminating in August 2024.
- Masters secured 2022 GOP nomination largely due to endorsement from former President Donald Trump.
Quick Glance: Kari Lake prepares for Arizona Senate race
- Former Arizona GOP gubernatorial nominee Kari Lake is assembling a team for a Senate campaign, set to launch in October.
- Lake is expected to spend most of September in Arizona, interviewing potential staff and consultants.
- The former TV news anchor has recently joined Ohio GOP Senate candidate Bernie Moreno on the campaign trail, attracting a crowd of over 650 people.
- Sinema, once hailed by her (former) party for being the first Democrat to win an Arizona Senate seat in 30 years, has been at odds with progressives during the Biden presidency on corporate taxes, filibuster reform, and other issues.
Quick Glance: Survey: Gallego leading in hypothetical Arizona Senate race against Lake and Sinema
- Gallego leads in a new poll for a three-way Senate race in Arizona 2024
- 15 percent of respondents were undecided
- Sinema hasn't stated if she's running for reelection
- There is a possibility for Sinema to win in a three-way showdown
Quick Glance: Senator Manchin Considering Becoming Independent
- Senator Manchin made the comments on MetroNews 'Talkline' on Thursday.
- He has been seriously considering leaving the Democratic Party and becoming an independent.
- He has been thinking about it for quite some time.
- Manchin hasn't made any decisions regarding his political direction.
Quick Glance: US Senator Manchin to Reject Julie Su's Nomination as Labor Secretary
- Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks at a conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on May 1, 2023.
- Manchin announced his opposition to Julie Su's nomination as labor secretary, citing concerns about her 'progressive background' and ability to find compromises between labor and industry representatives.
- Su previously held the position of California's labor secretary.
- If both Manchin and Senator Kyrsten Sinema reject Su, she will not be able to secure confirmation without Republican support.
Quick Glance: Republicans concerned about potential Kari Lake candidacy and impact on Arizona Senate race
- Republicans have limited options to challenge Kari Lake in the Arizona Senate primary, raising concerns for the party over a prime opportunity next year.
- Kari Lake, who narrowly lost her gubernatorial election to Gov. Katie Hobbs (D) last November, is considering a potential Senate run for Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s (I) seat.
- After winning the gubernatorial GOP primary by close to half the primary vote and beating her main opponent Karrin Taylor Robson by 5 points, Lake lost to Hobbs in November – a defeat that she baselessly contested.
- In a three-way race between Lake, Gallego and Sinema, Gallego leads by 8 points, according to a February poll.
Quick Glance: Record High in Migrant Detentions at U.S.-Mexico Border Following the End of Title 42
- Migrants gathered on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in anticipation of the end of Title 42, rushing to cross ahead of the strict new asylum rules that will replace it.
- According to two anonymous federal officials and the Border Patrol union, a record number of up to 28,000 migrants were detained at U.S. Customs and Border Protection facilities, well beyond capacity.
- The busiest border detention facilities are located in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas and two areas in Arizona, as reported by Border Patrol union President Brandon Judd.
- Hundreds of thousands of migrants have been quickly expelled to Mexico under Title 42 since March 2020, with this policy ending at midnight.
Quick Glance: Senate Republicans will try to derail Feinstein's replacement for the Judiciary Committee.
- On Monday, a second Republican senator on the Judiciary Committee expressed opposition to temporarily replacing Sen.
- Y.) to fill her vacancy on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- The majority of committee assignments for both Republicans and Democrats are passed without fanfare or controversy on the Senate floor by unanimous voice votes.
- "Feinstein in that way," she told me last week.
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