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Category: 2020 Elections

Not Just Roger Stone: A Shockingly Long List of Trump’s Controversial Pardons and Commutations

Mother Jones illustration; Jim Loscalzo/ZUMA; Storms Media Group/ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.A version of this story was first published on April 13, 2020. Donald Trump has added yet another name to his burgeoning list of friends, loyalists, and conservative celebrities who have received presidential pardons…

Biden’s Campaign Teamed up With Bernie to Write a Progressive Platform. Will Joe Actually Run on It?

Evan Vucci/AP For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Joe Biden wouldn’t back the Green New Deal. Throughout the Democratic primary, he acknowledged the urgency of the climate crisis, but maintained any solution should be “rational and affordable.” Instead of committing to the vision Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) had…

Amy McGrath Wins Kentucky Primary to Take on Mitch McConnell

Lexington Herald-Leader/ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.After a long primary season redefined by a pandemic and police brutality, Amy McGrath defeated her progressive challenger, Charles Booker, in the US Senate Democratic primary in Kentucky. McGrath will take on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November. McGrath…

Young Voters Want Elizabeth Warren as Biden’s VP

Elizabeth Warren in Nashua, New Hampshire, on February 5, 2020.Brian Cahn/ZUMA Wire For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Joe Biden doesn’t really have any electoral weaknesses, according to the latest New York Times/Siena College poll. The results, released Wednesday, put Biden 14 points ahead of Trump, beating him…

Jamaal Bowman Declares Victory Over 16-Term Rep. Eliot Engel

Jamaal Bowman, Democratic candidate for NY-16, addresses supporters at a stop in Hastings-on-Hudson during his ”Bowmentum World Tour” the weekend before Election Day.Gina M Randazzo/ZUMA Wire For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Another year, another congressional heavyweight from New York City who is on the verge of falling…

Trump Has Made More Than 18,000 False Claims Since Taking Office. Voters May Have Finally Had Enough.

Stefani Reynolds/Zuma For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones’ newsletters.Nine years after award-winning reporter Glenn Kessler became the editor and chief writer of the Washington Post’s “Fact Checker,” “awarding Pinocchios” has entered the vernacular of Washington insiders as a euphemism for “calling out falsehoods.” Using a sliding scale of one…