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  • The ANC party that freed South Africa from apartheid loses its 30-year majority in landmark election

    06/01/2024 6:24:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 06/01/2024 | GERALD IMRAY AND MOGOMOTSI MAGOME
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The African National Congress party lost its parliamentary majority in a historic election result Saturday that puts South Africa on a new political path for the first time since the end of the apartheid system of white minority rule 30 years ago. With more than 99% of votes counted, the once-dominant ANC had received just over 40% in Wednesday’s election, well short of the majority it had held since the famed all-race vote of 1994 that ended apartheid and brought it to power under Nelson Mandela. The final results are still to be formally declared by the...
  • New York Times Poll: No Chance Majority Would Vote for Joe Biden

    05/14/2024 9:07:01 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/14/2024 | WENDELL HUSEBØ
    A majority of swing state voters said there is “not really any chance” they would cast a vote for President Joe Biden, a New York Times/Siena/Philadelphia Inquirer poll recently found, underscoring Biden’s tough road to reelection. The poll asked respondents, “Would you say there’s some chance you will support Joe Biden or not really any chance?” 52 percent said not really any chance Four percent said some chance Two percent did not know Among the 52 percent who said there was no chance they would vote for Biden, nine percent voted for Biden in 2020, and seven percent considered themselves...
  • DATA: Majority Support Trump’s Mass Deportation Policy.

    04/26/2024 2:47:38 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    A majority of Americans — as well as four in 10 Democrats, Latinos, and blacks and over a third of Gen Z — support the mass deportation of illegal aliens, a recent survey conducted by The Harris Poll for Axios revealed. The striking admission by the pro-mass migration Axios lays bare a growing shift in public opinion regarding immigration and indicates widespread support for the strict policies of former President Donald Trump.The poll revealed that 51 percent of the general public supports mass deportations of illegal aliens. Although Axios did not disclose the poll’s comprehensive data, denying the public insight...
  • If The GOP Loses Its House Majority, It’s Speaker Johnson’s Fault

    04/18/2024 9:28:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/18/2024 | John Daniel Davidson
    And actually, we’d probably be better off with a Democrat-controlled Congress and an actual GOP opposition than whatever this is.If the House GOP loses its majority next year, it might well be because Speaker Mike Johnson sold out Republican voters by failing to fund border security while working with Democrats to funnel billions more taxpayer dollars to Ukraine — after he repeatedly said he wouldn’t do precisely that. Of course, it won’t take much to lose the Republican majority, which will narrow to 217-213 once Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., retires later this month. (Gallagher, whose last day was set for...
  • Pope Francis to Visit Majority Muslim Indonesia in September

    04/03/2024 10:37:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/03/2024 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    ROME — Pope Francis will visit Indonesia, the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, in September, the Vatican has announced. According to Indonesia’s Religious Affairs Minister Yaqut Cholil Qoumas, the Vatican sent a letter to the Indonesian government confirming that Pope Francis will be present in Indonesia on Sept. 3, 2024. On Wednesday, Indonesian Secretary of State Pratikno said that the Foreign Ministry is working out details for a bilateral meeting between President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Pope Francis to be held when the 87-year-old pontiff visits the country in September.
  • McCarthy: ‘Republicans Lost the Majority’ When Gaetz Led My Ouster

    03/23/2024 2:04:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/23/2024 | Jeff poor
    As turmoil continues within the House Republican caucus, former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Jesse Watters Primetime” and weighed in on that turmoil and the decisions his successor, House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), is facing. According to the former California lawmaker, the beginning of the end for Republicans came when Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) led his ouster last year.
  • Republican Rep. Mike Gallagher will resign early, leaving House majority hanging by a thread

    03/22/2024 11:50:16 AM PDT · by CFW · 117 replies
    NBC news ^ | 3/22/24 | Jonathan Allen and Scott Wong
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., who announced last month he would not run for re-election, will resign from Congress early, he confirmed in a statement Friday. Gallagher’s departure before the end of his term in January is another blow to Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., and House Republicans, who have been struggling to govern and demonstrate stability this Congress. Two sources familiar with the matter told NBC News of Gallagher's plan to resign early on Friday. The Wisconsin Republican then released a statement announcing that he will depart on April 19. The speaker's office confirmed that Gallagher informed Johnson of...
  • Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher to depart Congress in April, leaving GOP with one vote majority

    03/22/2024 11:49:29 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 27 replies
    Just the News ^ | March 22, 2024 | Charlotte Hazard
    Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., announced Friday that he would be resign from Congress early, leaving the House GOP with a slim one-vote majority. He confirmed in a statement on X that he will resign effective April 19.
  • Shock Poll: Le Pen Party Could Gain Outright Majority in National Assembly if Snap Election Called in France

    03/16/2024 10:37:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/16/2024 | Kurt Zindulka
    A previously private poll found that in the event of a dissolution of the French parliament and snap elections were called, Marine Le Pen’s populist National Rally party could win an outright majority in the National Assembly. In yet another demonstration of the growing popularity of the populist right in France, a survey commissioned by the centrist Les Républicains (LR) in December found that the National Rally (RN) of former presidential candidate Marine Le Pen could win between 243 and 305 seats in the National Assembly in the event snap elections were called.
  • Report: Majority of U.S. Adults Living Paycheck to Paycheck

    11/20/2023 9:46:51 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/2023 | OLIVIA RONDEAU
    The majority of U.S. adults are living paycheck to paycheck heading into this holiday season, a report shows. LendingClub’s latest report shows that as of October, 60 percent of adults said they are living paycheck to paycheck. Around 40 percent of consumers consider themselves to be worse off now than in 2022. Even higher earners are struggling to get by, with 42 percent of those making six figures also living check-to-check under President Joe Biden. According to a separate CNBC survey, the number of adults struggling to save between checks is up from 58 percent in March.
  • 2024 battle for Senate majority: These five seats held by Democrats are most likely to flip

    11/19/2023 3:40:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/19/23 | Paul Steinhauser
    It was the announcement Senate Democrats were dreading. When it came, it appeared to strike a major blow to their hopes of holding their razor-thin Senate majority in the 2024 elections. "I have made one of the toughest decisions of my life and decided that I will not be running for re-election to the United States Senate," Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia announced earlier this month. Manchin, a moderate Democrat and former governor, won over 60% of the vote in his 2012 re-election, but his margin of victory fell to just three points in 2018. The consensus was...
  • Majority of Americans say they ‘definitely’ won’t vote for Trump in 2024: poll

    08/17/2023 6:44:47 AM PDT · by thegagline · 81 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 08/17/2023 | Caitlin Doornbass
    More than half of Americans say there’s no chance of them voting for former President Donald Trump to return to the White House in 2024, according to a national poll released Wednesday. With Trump, 77, the clear front-runner in the Republican primary, 53% of Americans told the AP-NORC Center survey they would “definitely not” support him next November – with another 11% saying they would “probably not” pull the lever for the 45th president.That leaves just 36% who say that they would “probably” or “definitely” support Trump in his third consecutive bid for the presidency. But Trump’s high disapproval rating...
  • GOP Rep. Bacon: Majority of Republicans ‘Believe that We Have to Stand by Ukraine’

    06/25/2023 9:25:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/25/2023 | Pam Key
    Representative Don Bacon (R-NE) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he believes a “majority” of Republicans believe the United States should “stand by Ukraine.” Anchor Chuck Todd said, “You’ve been a supporter of the Ukrainians and aiding them here, given what we watched over the weekend, what do you say to your House Republicans who have been a bit soft on Putin after what we saw over the weekend? Do you think this will change some minds in your conference?”
  • US Now a Majority Permitless Carry Country After DeSantis Signs Gun Rights Law

    04/06/2023 4:01:21 PM PDT · by Twotone · 35 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | April 4, 2023 | Jack Phillips
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a “permitless carry” bill into law on April 3, making Florida the 26th state to do so, according to pro-Second Amendment groups. The legislation, passed by the Florida Legislature, allows people to carry a concealed weapon without a permit and without state-mandated training. It will go into effect starting July 1. John Velleco, executive vice president of Gun Owners of America, confirmed to the Miami Herald that DeSantis, a Republican, signed the legislation in front of a group of about 20 people. An official with the National Rifle Association (NRA) also confirmed DeSantis signed the...
  • Poll: Majority Believe $1.7 Trillion Omnibus Was a ‘Disaster’ for America

    01/10/2023 6:49:28 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/10/2023 | Jacob Bliss
    Half of the likely voters in the United States said they disapprove of the Democrat-led $1.7 trillion, 4,155-page omnibus spending bill that was rammed through Congress last month to fund the government. At the same time, most agree it is a “disaster” for America. A Rasmussen Reports poll found half (50 percent) of the respondents disapprove of the $1.7 trillion, 4,155-page omnibus spending bill passed by Congress last month that was signed into law shortly after. Only 45 percent of the likely voters said they approved of the massive spending package. As Breitbart News reported, 18 Republican senators voted with...
  • Poll: Near Majority of Republicans Want Less Foreign Aid as Congress Poised to Grant Ukraine $37 Billion

    12/04/2022 6:00:43 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/04/2022 | Sean Moran
    A near majority of Republican voters want to decrease foreign aid as Congress is poised to grant as much as $37 billion in aid to Ukraine. A Morning Consult poll released in late November found that 48 percent of registered Republican voters want to decrease the provisioning of foreign aid. The survey revealed that 48 percent of Republicans want to decrease involvement in other countries’ affairs. The survey also found that Republicans not only want the federal government to engage less with soft power and foreign aid, but 41 percent of GOP voters want to decrease the deployment of American...
  • Republican House majority climbs to 220 with win in California

    11/23/2022 9:50:09 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/2022 | JULIA SHAPERO
    Republicans’ House majority in the next Congress climbed to 220 on Tuesday, when Republican Kevin Kiley defeated his Democratic opponent, Kermit Jones, in the tight race for California’s 3rd Congressional District. The Associated Press called the race for Kiley on Tuesday afternoon, two weeks after voters headed to the polls to cast their ballots in the eastern California district. Kiley, a California State Assembly member, won with 53 percent of the vote. Kiley’s win brings Republicans’ House majority to 220, while Democrats currently hold 212 seats. Three races are still uncalled by the AP: California’s 13th District, Alaska’s at-large district...
  • McDaniel endorsed by majority of RNC members for chair as Zeldin considers challenge

    11/18/2022 12:02:13 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/2022 | CHLOE FOLMAR
    The majority of Republican National Committee (RNC) voting members signed on to a letter on Friday endorsing current RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel for another term despite retiring Rep. Lee Zeldin’s (R-N.Y.) recent statement that he is mulling a challenge. “We, the undersigned members of the Republican National Committee, are proud to offer our endorsement for your re-election as Chairman of the Republican National Committee,” reads the letter, signed by a total of 101 members. The members wrote that McDaniel has led the RNC well and made it “a stronger and more effective force for our cause.” “These are perilous times...
  • Decision Desk HQ projects Republicans have won a majority in the U.S. House with at least 218 seats

    11/15/2022 3:51:04 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 53 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/15/2022 | InteractivePolls
    Decision Desk HQ projects Republicans have won a majority in the U.S. House with at least 218 seats.
  • DCCC Chair Maloney Says Tuesday Will Be Good Night for Dems – ‘We’re Going to Hold This Majority’

    11/06/2022 9:55:45 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/06/2022 | Pam Key
    Representative Sean Maloney (D-NY), the chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Democrats will hold their majorities in both chambers of Congress. Anchor Chuck Todd said, “Well, let me start with this, what constitutes a good night for Democrats on Tuesday?”