Trailing in Ariz., Trump Takes Different Path Than in 2016

President Trump chose Prescott, Ariz., population 39,843, for the first of his two rallies in the key battleground state Monday, heading to Tucson later in the day. It's the second time in as many visits that the president skipped a stop in heavily populated metro Phoenix, a decision that has some GOP strategists close to the campaign scratching their heads. As polls show Joe Biden leading in most swing states, the Trump campaign has touted its voter registration drives as a silver lining that will help hand him victory. But in Arizona, where Republicans have long held a voter registration...

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Can McSally Rocket Past Kelly in AZ Senate Race?

PHOENIX -- Martha McSally seems relaxed - almost curiously so for a first-term appointed senator facing voters again after just two years on the job and trailing her opponent in every public poll conducted over the last month. It's a mid-October afternoon, less than a month before Election Day. Early voting is underway, and tens of millions of dollars are pouring into the Arizona Senate race pitting McSally, 54, the first female U.S. military pilot to fly in combat, against Mark Kelly, a former NASA astronaut who commanded the second-to-last space shuttle mission. He's also the husband of...

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At Townhall, Biden Channels Mr. Rogers

One of the most chaotic news cycles in an election season full of them is coming to an end this week with Democrats embracing their presidential nominee as a reassuring Mr. Rogers while the other side is casting him as the ringleader of a crime family. Yes, this could be the final gasp of campaign 2020, where the split-screen image America voters are watching is as radically divergent as it can get. President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden were supposed to debate each other Thursday night. When that event fell apart over Trump's refusal to engage his opponent virtually after being...

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Religious Voters Aren't Flocking to Biden, Poll Critics Argue

"Blessed are the peacemakers," Vice President Mike Pence tweeted Tuesday, heralding the White House signing of the historic peace deal between two Arab nations and Israel, which the Trump administration helped broker. The statement wasn't out of character for the vice president, a devout evangelical Christian who regularly cites Scripture and isn't shy about discussing his faith and how it shapes his views on public policy. Yet, it was where and when Pence chose to make the remarks - on Twitter in the final 50-day stretch of a nasty presidential campaign - that made them stand out amid the...

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California GOP Views Trump More as a Blessing Than a Curse

President Trump is still grousing about losing the popular vote by 3 million to Hillary Clinton in 2016, but that doesn't mean he's doing anything about it this time around. The president recently told Fox News' Laura Ingraham there was "tremendous cheating" in the two biggest Democrat-dominant states during the 2016 contest, without elaborating. "I think I did win the popular vote in a true sense," Trump told Ingraham last week. "I think there was tremendous cheating in California. There was tremendous cheating in New York and other places." If Trump wanted a chance at winning the popular...

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Biden Remains Mum on SCOTUS/Judicial Shortlist

Last fall, during the crowded Democratic primary, liberal judicial advocacy groups were pressing the entire field of 2020 candidates to lay out the type of judges they would appoint to the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary as a whole. They didn't get very far. For instance, Joe Biden only pledged not to pack the Supreme Court and to make support for abortion rights a litmus test for his court picks; South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg embraced the idea of expanding the number of high court justices from nine to 15; and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro...

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