Republican lawmakers in Washington and around the country are increasingly embracing measures to limit voting access after losing the highest-turnout election in American history. The party’s embrace of restrictive new measures and rollbacks of popular vote-by-mail and early voting programs that enjoyed bipartisan support just a few years ago is a reflection of the new incentive structure facing the Grand Old Party. Rather than recalibrating positions after an electoral loss to better appeal to the vast middle, Republicans today appear to see more advantage in excluding as many voters as possible from communities likely to vote Democratic. ADVERTISEMENT In Georgia, the GOP-controlled state House this week voted to strictly limit absentee and early voting. In Arizona, the Republican-controlled state Senate approved a measure to remove voters from a permanent absentee ballot list if they do not vote in two consecutive elections. Republicans are working on another measure to … [Read more...] about On The Trail: GOP’s tyranny of the minority
Vice President Kamala Harris spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday about the U.S.-Israel partnership. Harris’s office released a statement after the exchange detailing the commitment the Biden-Harris Administration has towards keeping the U.S.-Israel partnership and the commitment towards Israel’s safety and security. “She expressed strong support for Israel’s recent groundbreaking normalization agreements with countries in the Arab and Muslim world, and stressed the importance of advancing peace, security, and prosperity for Israelis and Palestinians alike,” said the statement. “The Vice President and the Prime Minister agreed on the importance of continuing close cooperation and partnership on regional security issues, including Iran’s nuclear program and the regime’s dangerous regional behavior.” They also reviewed the importance the two countries have in containing the Coronavirus pandemic. There’s been a phone call between @VP and @netanyahu … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris and Benjamin Netanyahu Speak About U.S.-Israel Partnership
Since the Rockies traded franchise centerpiece Nolan Arenado to the Cardinals, there’s been serious backlash from a fed-up fanbase demanding that Dick Monfort and his brother Charlie sell the team to someone who’s more serious about winning. But if the Monforts did indeed want to sell the team, what buyer would be both viable (from a financial standpoint) and acceptable (from a fan standpoint)? In September, the Mets were sold to billionaire hedge-fund manager Steve Cohen for $2.4 billion, a record amount for a U.S. sports team. Prior to that, an ownership group that included Magic Johnson bought the Dodgers for $2.15 billion in 2012. Here’s a shortlist of three billionaire candidates to buy the Rockies should the team ever go up for sale. Last year, Forbes valued the franchise at $1.275 billion. Phil Anschutz (net worth of $10.1 billion as of this week, per Forbes) is the richest Coloradan who built his fortune across multiple industries. He’s already invested … [Read more...] about Rockies Insider: Who would be the ideal owner if the Monforts sold the team?
close Video Senate passes COVID relief bill after overnight session The Senate narrowly passes President Biden's $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill in a 50-49 vote after being in session for over 27 hours; Chad Pergram reports. The Senate on Saturday narrowly passed President Biden 's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan following a marathon overnight session in a key vote that puts new stimulus checks and expanded unemployment checks one step closer to the pockets of the American public. Following 27 hours of debate, delays and wrangling, Democrats pushed through the legislation in a party-line vote of 50-49. The legislation now heads back to the House for final approval before hitting Biden’s desk for his signature on what would be his first major legislative victory. Democrats, who have the slimmest of majorities in the Senate, were united in passing the legislation that they say will help rescue the economy and end the coronavirus pandemic that … [Read more...] about Senate narrowly passes COVID relief bill after sleepless, tumultuous night
close Video Lordstown Endurance electric pickup going desert racing Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns talks exclusively to Fox News Autos about the battery-powered truck the company is entering in the San Felipe 250, its first beta build and the future of the all-electric brand. The Lordstown Endurance electric pickup will be hitting the road this fall, but it will be going off road before then. (Lordstown Motors) The Ohio-based startup is entering one of its trucks in the SCORE International San Felipe 250 race across Baja, Mexico in April. Lordstown Motors CEO Steve Burns told Fox News Autos in an exclusive interview that the goals are to become the first electric truck to finish the race and to prove the capability of its unique design, which features four in-wheel hub motors that are the drivetrain's only moving parts. (Lordstown Motors) The full-size electric truck uses a skateboard-style design that … [Read more...] about Lordstown Endurance electric pickup entering San Felipe 250 off-road race