close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for September 28 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! The Republican Party of Wisconsin has filed a pair of lawsuits six weeks before the election that seek records from the administrations of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson related to issues that have been campaign fodder for conservatives. The lawsuits were filed Tuesday and come the day after a conservative law firm, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, sued the state parole commission seeking records about paroles that have been granted. The lawsuit targeting Johnson and Claire Woodall-Vogg, executive director of Milwaukee's election commission, seeks communications between them and GPS Impact, a liberal communications firm that has helped Democrats, related to a privately funded voter outreach effort in the city. … [Read more...] about Republican Party of Wisconsin lawsuits to open records from Gov. Evers’ administration
More from our inbox: Treating U.S. Politics as a Big Joke: ‘Frightening’ What Moderate Republicans Should Do Sweaters for Ukraine A Paper for the Elite? To the Editor: Re “ As Eligibility Expands, Is Assisted Death Too Easy in Canada? ” (news article, Sept. 19): Suicide is a terrible word, but it is not always a terrible act. The Canadian woman tortured by constant pain looks forward to the assisted suicide her country allows her. Thirty-nine years ago, in New York, my mother was the grateful recipient of an assisted suicide, although it was illegal in the U.S. and still is, in New York and in all but 10 states and Washington, D.C. And even where it’s legal, you have to be patient and wait until the government gives you the OK. But Canada even allows certain applicants to speed up their assessments, although some Canadians don’t approve of that. Given the fast growth of her cancer, my mother was close to death, but in her opinion not close … [Read more...] about Is Assisted Suicide Too Accessible?
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for September 28 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! Republican Tim Michels has put in another $5 million of his own money in the race for governor against Democratic incumbent Gov. Tony Evers, bringing the total he's spent on the race to nearly $16 million. Evers raised $4.6 million over the same 37-day reporting period that ran from late July through the end of August, reports filed Tuesday with the state Ethics Commission showed. Evers has raised more than $26 million since last year, and about $15.7 million in 2022, on the race. Michels co-owns Michels Corporation, the state's largest construction company. He's almost entirely self-financed his run for governor, raising only about $490,000 in donations. TRUMP-BACKED TIM MICHELS PROJECTED WINNER IN BATTLEGROUND WISCONSIN'S GOP GUBERNATORIAL … [Read more...] about Republican Tim Michels puts another $5 million into governor’s race against Evers
Republican Christine Drazan is effectively tied with Democrat Tina Kotek in the Oregon gubernatorial race, giving her a chance to become the blue state’s first GOP governor since 1987. A poll of 600 likely Oregon voters found Drazan with 32% support, Kotek with 31%, and independent former Democrat Betsy Johnson with 18%. Conducted by DHM Research for The Oregonian from Sept. 23-24, the survey has a margin of error of four percent, making the two front-runners effectively tied. No Republican has served as chief executive of Oregon since 1987 , when Victor Atiyeh left office. NEW: DHM Research Oregon Governor Sept 23-24 | 600 LV https://t.co/bqiF2Ujndr pic.twitter.com/LDTq1o3zTi — InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) September 28, 2022 Drazan, Kotek, and Johnson are running to replace term-limited Democrat Kate Brown, one of the least-popular governors in the U.S. Drazan led Republicans in the state House from 2019-21, while Kotek served as speaker of the state … [Read more...] about Blue-State Candidate Could Become First Republican Governor Since 1987: POLL
The majority of likely general election voters would support the Republican candidate over the Democrat on the generic congressional ballot based on the latest Trafalgar Group poll released Wednesday. The poll found that of the 1,084 likely general election voters surveyed, 51.3 percent said they would vote for the generic Republican candidate, up from 47.2 percent in last month’s Trafalgar poll. In contrast, only 45.6 percent of the respondents said they would vote for the generic Democrat. There was 3.1 percent of respondents who said they were unsure who to vote for in the election. The Trafalgar Group poll sampled likely general election voters from September 25 to 27, with a 2.9 percent margin of error and a 95 percent confidence level. While the Democrats are nearly six points behind the Republicans, this poll also sampled more Democrats than Republicans and independents. There was 39.3 percent party participation in the survey from the 1,084 likely general election … [Read more...] about Trafalgar Poll: Majority Would Vote for Republican on Generic Ballot
Tucker Carlson on Monday heaped praise on Giorgia Meloni, the far-right politician who will likely become Italy’s next prime minister, citing her comments about the nuclear family as an example of what is lacking in the Republican Party’s recently unveiled congressional platform. The Fox host complained that the GOP’s agenda, which House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy released on Friday , doesn’t sufficiently detail the supposed threat to families that those on the left represent. While Meloni has spoken directly about the issue, Carlson said, “the difference is that in this country, it’s rarely acknowledged except on the fringes.” As for the GOP’s policy outline, titled “Commitment to America,” Carlson had a lukewarm reaction, describing it as “fine.” “[There is] probably not much in it you disagree with. Have you heard of it? No! You probably haven’t. You probably haven’t read it. Nobody really cares. Why? Because there is nothing real in it,” he said. (On Friday, Fox … [Read more...] about Tucker Craps All Over Kevin McCarthy’s Midterm Election Agenda
Ginni Thomas has become a problem. You don’t have to be a left-wing, anti-Trump minion of the deep state to think it’s a bad look for American democracy to have the wife of a Supreme Court justice implicated in a multitentacled scheme to overturn a free and fair presidential election. But that is where this political moment finds us. A longtime conservative crusader, Ms. Thomas increasingly appears to have been chin deep in the push to keep Donald Trump in power by any means necessary. Her insurrection-tinged activities included hectoring everyone from state lawmakers to the White House chief of staff to contest the results. She also swapped emails with John Eastman, the legal brains behind a baroque plot to have Vice President Mike Pence overturn the election that may have crossed the line from sketchy into straight-up illegal. Along the way, Ms. Thomas peddled a cornucopia of batty conspiracy theories, including QAnon gibberish about watermarked ballots in Arizona. Even … [Read more...] about The Eagerness of Ginni Thomas
Gail Collins: Bret, which do you think is more of a threat to Donald Trump’s political future, the classified document drama at Mar-a-Lago or the legal challenge to his businesses in New York? Bret Stephens: Gail, I suspect the most serious threats to Trump’s future, political or otherwise, are Big Macs and KFC buckets. Otherwise, I fear the various efforts to put the 45th president out of business or in prison make it considerably more likely that he’ll wind up in the White House as the 47th president. How about you? Gail: Sigh. You’re probably right but I’m still sorta hoping New York’s attorney general can hit him in the pocketbook. He’s super vulnerable when it comes to his shady finances — I’m even surprised he can find lawyers who have confidence they’ll keep being paid. Bret: No doubt the Trump Organization was run with the kind of fierce moral and financial rectitude you’d expect if Elizabeth Holmes had been put in charge of Enron. But the essential currency of … [Read more...] about Does It Matter That Investigators Are Closing In on Trump?
More from our inbox: Women, ‘Stay Loud’ A Childhood Home Get a Living Will To the Editor: Re “ Democracy Challenged ,” by David Leonhardt (front page, Sept. 18): Your excellent, and frightening, article suggests that our democracy is facing two simultaneous crises: Republicans who refuse to accept defeat in an election, and a growing disconnect between political power and public opinion. But there is a third, equally serious danger. While it is critical to get rid of dark money (reversing Citizens United) and gerrymandering, and to set term limits on the Supreme Court, an equally significant element of the current nightmare is coming from social media. Indeed, the degree to which social media has not only ginned up but actually created some or much of the current social-cultural-political zeitgeist is not well understood or acknowledged. For all the positives it provides, social media has become a cancer on society — one that has metastasized and … [Read more...] about Will U.S. Democracy Survive the Threats?
In the weeks after the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump and his allies were unable to get far in their attempts to prove widespread voter fraud. There were two reasons for that. First, there wasn’t any, as numerous investigations by journalists, expert reports and court rulings showed. But second, Republican election officials in multiple states repeatedly said that their counts and recounts were accurate, and they defended the integrity of the election. For all the pressure that the Trump camp brought to bear, well-trained, civic-minded election workers carried out their duty to maintain the machinery of American voting. Many top Republican Party officials and lawmakers have spent the last two years striking back, and drawn the most attention for their efforts to pass “voter integrity” laws that aim to make voting more onerous under the guise of preventing fraud. From January 2021 to May of this year , just under three dozen restrictive laws had been passed in nearly … [Read more...] about This Threat to Democracy Is Hiding in Plain Sight