Author: Hanna Trudo

Democratic divisions deepen over Hamas sexual violence response

Tensions are rising within the Democratic Party around how to best condemn Hamas for sexual violence in its war with Israel, an escalating battle prompting fury from the White House to Capitol Hill. Democrats have expressed strong criticism over instances of violence and rape by Hamas — the Palestinian terrorist organization responsible for the Oct….

Jayapal: Comments about Hamas sexual assaults ‘not intended to minimize rape’

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) is seeking to play clean up over comments she made evoking Palestinians’ suffering while answering a question about Hamas’s use of rape against Israeli women, remarks that were met with widespread criticism within the Democratic caucus.  Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, reiterated that she “unequivocally” condemns the terrorist…

5 biggest questions around third-party and independent bids in 2024

Democrats have little patience for Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate who evokes unsettling flashbacks to the 2016 race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — and who dismisses her role as a wrench-thrower eight years ago. But while Stein, running again in 2024, could send similar stresses through the current presidential cycle, this time…

Ranking the swing states: Where is Biden most in danger against Trump?

President Biden’s reelection will largely come down to how he performs in six key battleground states in 2024 as he prepares for a rematch against former President Trump. Despite Biden’s considerable pickups in 2020, some Democrats are sounding the alarm about his chances next year and are careful not to be overly optimistic. Recent polling…

Jill Stein adds to Biden’s 2024 problems

President Biden, already facing dismal approval numbers and multiple liberals looking to replace him, got more unwelcome news this week with the entry of Jill Stein into the 2024 race. Stein, who announced on Thursday that she would seek the Green Party nomination for the second time, is considered a fringe and intrusive figure to…

Jill Stein launches 2024 bid as Green Party candidate

Jill Stein announced a surprise presidential bid on Thursday, seeking the Green Party’s 2024 nomination. Stein, a physician who ran against Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in 2020 as the Green Party’s nominee, previewed her latest run for the White House on social media with an accompanying website. An official launch is slated for later…

Biden’s independent and primary rivals seize on his bad polls

A series of troubling polls for President Biden is giving more fodder to the independent and primary candidates running for the White House in 2024. Several recent surveys have shown Biden trailing or neck and neck with former President Trump, raising Democratic concerns even as the party emerges from a successful election night Tuesday. Those fears could…

Biden faces mounting anger from progressives over Israel-Hamas conflict

President Biden is sinking with progressives over his handling of the Israel-Hamas war, a critical and wide-ranging coalition whose tenuous support he will need to rebuild to win the White House again in November. The president’s Democratic allies and congressional moderates have mostly praised his approach to Israel, to which he and administration officials have…

Progressives call for funding for domestic ’emergencies’ alongside Israel, Ukraine

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and some of his fellow progressives in the Senate are asking Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to include just as much funding for domestic priorities as international conflicts in a spending bill being discussed in the upper chamber. The liberals are urging Senate leaders to give…

Republicans watch eagerly as Phillips adds to Biden woes

Republicans are watching eagerly as primary challenges pile up against President Biden, hoping the Democratic infighting and agitation about his candidacy will weaken his stature in November. Earlier in the 2024 cycle, Republicans were preoccupied with their own front-runner’s flaws, frantic that former President Trump as the likely nominee would go into the general election…