Aileen Chuang

Baldwin Says Sheriff Clarke Being ‘Groomed’ to Run Against Her
Fundraising email points out sheriff’s ties to Trump and Russia

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin said Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., is being “groomed” to run against her in 2018. 

Baldwin’s campaign sent out an email solicitation over the weekend, suggesting that the conservative sheriff has strong ties to President Donald Trump and Russia, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Poll: Majority Says Sessions Should Resign for Lying Under Oath
And majority think illegal immigrants should stay

A slight majority in a new poll say that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied at his confirmation hearings and should resign.

The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found that 52 percent of the voters think Sessions lied under oath, and 51 percent feel he should resign, while 40 percent and 42 percent of respondents, respectively, felt the opposite.

Gill Seeks to Run Against Davis in Sixth Bid for House
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try try, try, try again

Dr. David Gill, who has run unsuccessfully for Congress five times announced Tuesday that he’ll make a sixth try against Rep. Rodney Davis.

Gill, an emergency medicine physician, is seeking the Democratic nomination in Illinois’ 13th District against Republican Rep. Rodney Davis.

Rep. Roskam Blames Trump for Ugly Politics
Says his constituent aren’t interested in judgments, only solutions

Republican Rep. Peter Roskam of Illinois said on Monday that his constituency is longing for “civility” in politics and President Donald Trump is the one to blame for the lack of polite and rational discourse in a few occasions.

The six-time congressman made appearances before the City Club of Chicago and later the Chicago Tribune editorial board to talk about a wide range of subjects.

Rubio Needs new Tampa Office as Rallies Grow
'A professional office building is not a place for that,' said building owner

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is looking for a new office in Tampa after the building’s owner said it won’t renew the lease because of  frequent demonstrations outside.

The owner of the office building notified Rubio’s office on Feb. 1 and said the rallies have become too disruptive for other tenants and added a costly security expense for the company, the ownership group’s president told the Tampa Bay Times.

Washington Governor Inslee’s Profile Rises With Trump-Thumping
Ex-congressman downplays inclusion in 2020 presidential conversation

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s national profile is on the rise as an outspoken advocate for the state’s legal battle against President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.

Inslee, along with state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, has done a few victory laps after the state’s wins earlier this month in a lawsuit to block Trump’s order temporarily halting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Ruiz Gives $2,600 From Controversial Donations to Planned Parenthood
NRCC asked congressman to return contributions from two men facing criminal complaint

Rep. Raul Ruiz gave money from two men facing charges to Planned Parenthood, despite the National Republican Congressional Committee’s call last week for him to return the donations.

The money was from former Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet and developer Richard Meaney made to Ruiz’s campaign for past elections — $300 from Pougnet in 2012, and $2,300 from Meaney in 2014.

Poll: More Say Trump’s Immigration Order Increases National Security
But opinion divided whether the president's policy will keep the U.S. safe from terrorism

Most Americans think President Donald Trump’s travel ban order will make the U.S. more secure, although not everyone considers his policies will keep the U.S. safe from terrorism, a new poll shows.

Forty-three percent of those polled said they think Trump’s executive order imposing a ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries will increase national security, 24 percent said it will cause a decrease, and 15 percent said it will have no effect. The remaining 18 percent said they weren’t sure, according to a Economist/YouGov poll released Wednesday.

Mia Love’s Rules for Constituent Meetings: No Recording, No Media
Constituents say she’s dodging town hall meetings

Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, is getting criticism from constituents over new rules she set for meeting with them.

At least three residents of her congressional district told KUTV in Salt Lake City on Tuesday that Love will only meet with them if they play by her rules.

Cummings, Democrats Ask States for Evidence of Voter Fraud
‘President Trump wants a major investigation of voter fraud — well now he has one‘

Report: Gabbard Makes Secret Trip to Syria
The congresswoman took a 'fact-finding' trip to Syria aiming to end the six-year civil war

Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was reported to be returning on Wednesday from a secret trip to Syria, which her aides described as a “fact-finding” mission to end the conflict there.

Gabbard spokeswoman Emily Latimer said the representative “felt it was important to meet with a number of individuals and groups including religious leaders, humanitarian workers, refugees and government and community leaders,” Foreign Policy reported.

Steve Israel Finds New Platform
Former DCCC chairman, former Sen. Rick Santorum to join CNN as contributors

Former New York Democratic Rep. Steve Israel, an eight-term veteran of the House, is joining CNN as a contributor to its political coverage.

CNN anchor and media correspondent Brian Stelter tweeted Tuesday morning that the former chairman of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee and former chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will join the network.

D’Amato Apologizes After Airline Incident
‘It was a total overreaction, probably on both parts,’ former senator says

Two days after he was escorted from a JetBlue airliner, former Sen. Alfonse D’Amato said the incident was an “overreaction” on both sides.

The New York Republican tried to incite passengers to protest after sitting on a Fort Lauderdale to New York flight at the gate for five hours Monday night.