#The Electoral College

Sacramento Bee

Reasons to be cheerful — and fearful — about the California recall result

Gov. Gavin Newsom began the strange campaign that just ended fulminating about a “Republican recall” and Trumpist extremism. That was well before it was clear that the election would oblige his hope that he could somehow continue to run against the former president who had long served as his easy foil. By the time it was all over, however, the opposition had lived down to the governor’s wishful campaigning.

Trump says he sides with Jan. 6 riot defendants, as police brace for new Capitol rally

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday condemned the criminal prosecution of hundreds of his supporters who were part of the mob that invaded the Capitol complex on Jan. 6. Trump's claim that those people are being "persecuted" came as police in Washington prepared for Saturday's planned "Justice for J6" rally outside the Capitol, which is being held to support the defendants.
New York Post

Pompeo, WH didn’t know about about Gen. Milley’s talks with China: report

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley didn’t tell then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo or White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien about his calls with China’s military during the final months of President Donald Trump’s administration, according to a report. Pompeo and O’Brien also were unaware of...
Austin American-Statesman

Young: Minority rule wrecks us

Only in the Supreme Court does the majority consistently make policy in Washington. And most of that majority was nominated by presidents who got fewer votes than their rivals. A solid majority of Americans – 58 percent today (Gallup) – consistently opposes a ban on abortion. Yet a majority on...

Presidential and VP Succession Fast Facts

Here is a look at the line of succession for the president and vice president of the United States. Article 2, Section 1, Clause 6, Constitution of the United States: In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.

Trump's election fraud claims pose risks for GOP in midterms

Former President Trump 's insistence on spreading unfounded claims of election fraud is threatening to hurt the Republican Party in the upcoming 2021 and 2022 elections. The growing concerns among some Republicans come after Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) handily beat back an effort to recall him in California, where registered Democrats made up a disproportionately high number of mail-in votes.

Donald Trump Was Reportedly Furious With Mitch McConnell After The 2020 Election

They were, by many accounts, an odd political partnership which was built on mutual need. At one point in 2019, then-President Donald Trump had even said of then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that "The nation owes an immense debt of gratitude to a man whose leadership has been instrumental to our success." And while their relationship went through its ups and downs, no one was prepared for the spectacular crash that came after the November 2020 election (via The New York Times) when McConnell broke with Trump.