Thu Aug 12, 2021 AT 10:52 AM EDT

Republican voters across the country trust their governors more than their representatives in Washington, D.C., in stark contrast with Democrats who have lost faith in their governors and look to Congress for results, according to a poll released Tuesday.

According to the poll conducted by the Trafalgar Group/Convention of States Action, 63% of Republicans trust Republican governors and state legislators to “[defend] the rights and [promote] the issues [they] care about.” Only 22% have that same trust in Republicans in Congress. 

The situation is almost the exact opposite for Democrats: 64% of them trust President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats, but only 14% trust Democratic governors and legislators.

The poll also found that 52% of independents who have voted in a primary trust Republicans either at the state or federal level, and 41% trust Democrats. Read Full Story

Tue Aug 10, 2021 AT 11:23 AM EDT

Congress is barreling toward a high-stakes showdown over the nation’s borrowing limit, with neither party ready to blink.

Congressional leaders will soon need to find a way to pass legislation raising or suspending the debt ceiling, or risk a default that could have catastrophic ramifications for global financial markets.

So far, they appear content to play a game of chicken reminiscent of the 2011 standoff that resulted in the S&P taking the historic step of downgrading the U.S. credit rating. Read Full Story

Fri Aug 6, 2021 AT 11:45 AM EDT

Former President Donald Trump used a New York fundraiser Thursday to slam Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a leader with “real problems” after a state report detailed a pattern of sexual harassment by the Democratic governor.

The New York Post reported that Trump singled out Senate Republican Minority Leader Robert Ortt as a key vote in whether to remove Cuomo if the state Assembly decides to impeach the governor.

“It’s going to be a hot couple of weeks in Albany,” Trump said, according to the Post. “Sen. Ortt is going to have a great time.”  Read Full Story

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