Day: August 31, 2020


Trump’s post-convention polling mirrors RNC’s ratings. People just aren’t that into him

Donald Trump was looking for a big post-convention polling bounce. So far, it doesn’t look like he got it. A new ABC/Ipsos poll shows Trump’s favorable rating ticking down one point since the Republican National Convention (RNC), from 32% to 31%. Biden’s, meanwhile, went from 45% to 46%. Obviously those numbers are well within the margin of error, but


There’s a new quack in the White House advising Trump on COVID-19, arguing for ‘herd immunity’

There’s a new doctor on the White House pandemic team, one who is telling Donald Trump what he wants to hear. The neuroradiologist, Scott Atlas, comes from Stanford’s conservative Hoover Institute and caught Trump’s eye during his appearances on Fox News, where he promoted “herd immunity” as a strategy to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Five sources


Q&A: Education organizer Zakiyah Ansari discusses advocacy, hope, and the current movement

This story is part of a joint series by The Forge and Prism. Read the rest of the series—Organizing, Innovation, and Upheaval—here. Longtime organizers understand that in order to see progress, they need to be prepared to play the long game. That means talking to the right people, accumulating enough resources, educating the public, and getting their messaging


Morning Digest: Iowa’s Senate race is anyone’s to win as Republican advantage withers away

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● Race Ratings: As Donald Trump continues to harm his party’s prospects down the ballot, Daily


Trump is uniquely responsible for the violence erupting on his watch. This is his America

Heading into the Republican National Convention, the Trump campaign understood something Donald Trump didn’t—he repels most people even if his cultists adore him. That was clear by Trump’s soft viewership ratings on the fourth night of the convention, coming in at 23.8 million viewers across thirteen cable and broadcast networks. Despite appropriating the grandiosity of the White House for

GOP congressional nominee says teen who allegedly shot, killed 2 Kenosha protesters ‘fought back’

Alabama Republican congressional nominee Barry Moore not only publicly praised an accused killer Saturday but he’s apparently standing by the decision, according to the Montgomery Advertiser. Moore posted and deleted a meme saying the teen accused of shooting and killing two people and injuring a third “fought back” during a protest in Kenosha, Wisc., the newspaper

Rosenstein blocked FBI from probing Trump’s Russian ties—then ordered Mueller to ignore them as well

One of the many oddities of the now-terminated Robert Mueller probe into Russian election interference and its links to various members of the Trump campaign and family, and in fact of all known federal probes into Russia’s Trump-related actions, has been the seeming lack of any counterintelligence probe on Donald Trump’s myriad, longstanding financial connections

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