Todd Spangler Detroit Free Press Published 12:20 PM EDT May 23, 2019 WASHINGTON – Heading into the 2020 election season, Michigan’s voters are in a state of flux. Nothing seems certain any more: At the top of the ticket, some traditionally Republican counties, especially the fastest-growing ones, have been trending more toward Democratic candidates. Some Democratic counties, especially those shrinking the fastest, have been tending more toward the GOP. In 2016, Donald Trump won the state by the slimmest of margins — less than 1% of the vote — as more than 75,000 Michiganders who otherwise voted refused to cast a ballot for any presidential candidate. But two years later, that level of apathy was turned on its head, as Michigan saw record turnout for a non-presidential year in 2018’s midterm elections. Taken together, it makes it difficult to predict what will happen next year, when Michigan and the rest of the Rust … [Read more...] about How Michigan politics is changing in the time of Donald Trump
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Eliza Relman, provided by Published 3:29 pm CDT, Friday, April 19, 2019 REUTERS/Steve Marcus Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah, the former GOP presidential nominee, condemned President Donald Trump after reading the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report on Friday. "I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President," Romney wrote. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Sen. Mitt Romney, the former GOP presidential nominee, condemned President Donald Trump after reading the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report on Friday. Romney said that while it's "good news" that Mueller did not find sufficient evidence to charge Trump and his aides with conspiracy to collude with Russia, he added that the report lays out a disturbing portrait of presidential "dishonesty." "I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and … [Read more...] about Mitt Romney says he’s ‘sickened’ by Trump’s ‘dishonesty and misdirection’ after reading the Mueller report
U.S. Several Republicans and close aides to President Donald Trump spent Sunday morning ridiculing House Democrats' repeated requests to see the president's tax returns, with one senator dubbing the demand "moronic" and White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney saying lawmakers will "never" see these sought-after tax records. Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow and Mulvaney all made the Sunday morning talk show rounds, where each dismissed Democratic demands to see the president's tax returns, saying the opposing party is "playing right into" Trump's winning handbook. Romney said he thinks the president should release his taxes, but he doesn't think it will happen and that House Democrats are "moronic" for pressing for hearings and possibly subpoenas to obtain the returns. "I'd like the president to follow through and show his tax returns, he said he would, I think it was on The Today Show where he said he would … [Read more...] about Democrats Will ‘Never’ See Trump Tax Returns: Mick Mulvaney, Mitt Romney Lead IRS Records Pushback
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Victoria McGrane and James Pindell Globe Staff February 23, 2019 Over the past six months, President Trump has tweeted about Senator Elizabeth Warren and her Native American ancestry more often than he’s mentioned any other presidential candidate. But could it backfire and actually help Warren?A number of Democratic strategists say that Trump’s racist taunts mocking Warren could have the ironic outcome of helping defuse any doubts the lingering controversy has sowed with primary voters. Advertisement “It cuts both ways. It helps him with his audience, but in a weird way it almost empowers her on the Democratic side,” said Antjuan Seawright, a Democratic consultant based in Columbia, S.C. Among other things, Trump’s attacks take voters’ attention away from thinking that Warren hasn’t been completely honest, shifting … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump’s taunts about Elizabeth Warren’s heritage backfire?
Todd Spangler Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Feb 10, 2019 WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's re-election hopes face serious headwinds in Michigan, despite being fresh off a State of the Union address on Tuesday in which he sounded like a man making a case for his re-election. In his speech, when not arguing for a politically divisive border wall and calling for an end to what he called "ridiculous partisan investigations," he touted his accomplishments. He claimed credit for a strong economy and praised legislation that cut taxes. He ballyhooed his administration’s rolling back of regulations. After his address, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said Trump had “delivered historic results to the American people.” But there is evidence, based on polls, last year’s midterm elections and other data, that he faces a tougher time taking Michigan again in 2020. Less than half of likely … [Read more...] about Donald Trump may have trouble winning Michigan in 2020