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What To Expect In Georgia’s Long-Anticipated Primary

What To Expect In Georgia’s Long-Anticipated Primary

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew previews Tuesday’s Georgia primary as well as contests in Arkansas, Alabama, Texas and Minnesota. They also consider whether it’s too early to conclude that the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe has had little impact on the political environment. Powered by WPeMatico

Politics Podcast: Are Trump’s Endorsees About To Lose In Georgia?

Politics Podcast: Are Trump’s Endorsees About To Lose In Georgia?

FiveThirtyEight   More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS In a primary cycle that has been characterized by former President Trump weighing in with endorsements to a much greater degree than his predecessors, the Georgia primary is one of the biggest tests of his sway. He has endorsed seven non-incumbent Republicans in the state, including a challenger to Gov. Brian Kemp. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew previews Tuesday’s primaries in Georgia as well as…

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David Perdue Is Just One Of The Many Big Lie Supporters Running In Georgia

David Perdue Is Just One Of The Many Big Lie Supporters Running In Georgia

In this edition of “The Big Lie at the Ballot Box,” we look at some of the GOP candidates running in the May 24 primaries who think the 2020 election was stolen. Transcript Kaleigh Rogers: The first thing David Perdue had to say at a debate last month, before anyone asked him a single question, was this: “Let me be very clear tonight. The election in 2020 was rigged and stolen.” Perdue, who’s a former senator, is challenging Georgia Gov….

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11 Primaries To Watch In Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota And Texas

11 Primaries To Watch In Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota And Texas

2022 Election 11 Primaries To Watch In Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota And Texas By Nathaniel Rakich and Alex Samuels and Nathaniel Rakich and Alex Samuels May 23, 2022, at 6:00 AM Rep. Mo Brooks, running for Senate in Alabama, has seen his odds rise and fall as former President Donald Trump endorsed and then unendorsed the representative. Recently, though, he’s been rising again. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images Tuesday brings the next big batch of primaries, as voters head to the…

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Ukraine Update: Danish anti-ship Harpoon missiles on their way to Ukraine

Ukraine Update: Danish anti-ship Harpoon missiles on their way to Ukraine

After two days of futility, Russia finally picked up some new ground today. Updates: 🇷🇺 advanced further South of Popasna and captured Myronivs’kyi. There is fighting ongoing in Lyman after 🇷🇺 forces entered the city’s outskirts. pic.twitter.com/AiS5Ys7cqT — Ukraine War Map (@War_Mapper) May 24, 2022 Lyman’s fate is sealed, on the wrong side of the Donets. Hopefully civilians have fully evacuated. Russia hasn’t been kind to any in captured territory. The entire city is on fire, with firefighters unable to work amidst…

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News Roundup: Sen. Bill Cassidy’s racism; Texas GOP barrels towards anti-capitalist theocracy

News Roundup: Sen. Bill Cassidy’s racism; Texas GOP barrels towards anti-capitalist theocracy

It’s been a day of Republican politicians being just gawdawful, even compared to the normal gawdawful. Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy’s defense of his state’s horrific maternal death rates—with a claim that the rate wouldn’t be as bad if you just excluded his state’s Black residents—might be one for the record books. Texas Republicans, meanwhile, are taking the next step after effectively banning abortion in their state, vowing that they’re also going to retaliate against corporations that reimburse their employees for the inevitable…

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So when are the RNC and Fox News going to apologize to Pete Davidson?

So when are the RNC and Fox News going to apologize to Pete Davidson?

Pete Davidson bid an emotional farewell to Saturday Night Live this past weekend. He was the youngest cast member ever hired, arriving in 2014 at age 20. He joked, “Back then, I was just, like, a skinny kid and no one knew what race I was. And now everyone knows I’m white because I became hugely successful while barely showing up to work.” He then pointed out that three years ago, he was lambasted by everyone on Fox News, including Tucker Carlson, for making a…

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Pennsylvania is revealing Republicans to be nothing but opportunistic, seditious liars

Pennsylvania is revealing Republicans to be nothing but opportunistic, seditious liars

So we’re knee deep in potential recount territory in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. On one side we have a TV huckster named Mehmet Oz; on the other, a former hedge fund CEO named Dave McCormick. It seems that Republican voters despised both of these clowns about equally (even in spite of Trump’s endorsement of Oz, a fellow erstwhile Hollywood It-Boy) so much that both of them bled support to a right-wing, apparent bigot named Kathy Barnette. And as a result, the winner of…

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Cinemark theaters to host a propaganda film aimed at undermining U.S. democracy

Cinemark theaters to host a propaganda film aimed at undermining U.S. democracy

Far-right conspiracy crank Dinesh D’Souza is back with yet another conspiracy theory to promote, and if you haven’t heard much about the Republican propagandist’s newest film, it’s because it is extremely, unfathomably stupid. 2000 Mules achieved a level of stupidity so stupid that D’Souza can’t even get Fox News to jump in with the usual publicity boost. It’s a train wreck. That status, however, may not prevent the (cough) “film” from coming to a theater near you. Any theater chain…

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