Author: Max Gowins

Welcome to this morning’s Decision Desk HQ Morning News Spotlight on Elections Daily as part of the Decision Desk HQ News Network. Morning Headlines The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is reserving $33 million for advertising spending, predominately in states where incumbents are facing challenging reelections this fall. Most of the money will be split between the four states Democrats see as crucial to hold seats in: Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire. Some of the money will also be used in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin which Democrats see as potential seats they could gain.President Biden is asking Congress to approve a…

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Welcome to this morning’s Decision Desk HQ Morning News Spotlight on Elections Daily as part of the Decision Desk HQ News Network. Morning Headlines U.S. GDP has shrunk by 1.4% according to a report put out by the Commerce Department this morning. It is the first contraction of the U.S. economy since the early days of the pandemic. While economists do expect net growth during the rest of 2022, this report raises concern over a possible recession during a time of historically high inflation that will undoubtedly be a leading issue during this year’s midterm elections.The New York Court of…

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Welcome to this morning’s Decision Desk HQ Morning News Spotlight on Elections Daily as part of the Decision Desk HQ News Network. Morning Headlines The New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state, heard arguments yesterday over whether the Congressional map passed by the Democrat-controlled state legislature should stay in place. The map in question would likely see a three-seat gain for the Democrats in Congress. The New York Court of Appeals has seven judges, all of whom were appointed by Democrats. A decision could come as early as today.Voting-rights groups in Ohio are asking the Ohio…

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Welcome to this morning’s Decision Desk HQ Morning News Spotlight on Elections Daily as part of the Decision Desk HQ News Network. Morning Headlines Kansas’s Congressional map enacted earlier this year has been struck down by a Wyandotte County judge. The judge ruled that the map drawn by Republicans in the state legislature is an illegal gerrymander and must be redrawn. The map had been vetoed by Democratic Governor Laura Kelly who said it was drawn with the intention to dilute minority voting strength, but the veto was overridden by the state legislature. The ruling is certain to be appealed,…

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Welcome to this morning’s Decision Desk HQ Morning News Spotlight on Elections Daily as part of the Decision Desk HQ News Network. Morning Headlines The Florida House passed a new Congressional map backed by Governor Ron DeSantis amid protests by Democratic legislators. This is the second map passed out of the Republican-controlled Florida House, the first was vetoed by the Governor. Democrats tried to disrupt the vote with a sit-in on the House floor, protesting that the new map would reduce the majority Black Congressional districts in the state from four to two.Also in the Florida House, Republicans there voted…

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Welcome to this morning’s Decision Desk HQ Morning News Spotlight on Elections Daily as part of the Decision Desk HQ News Network. Morning Headlines The US Justice Department has said it will appeal a federal court ruling that struck down the federal transportation mask mandate. This comes after the department had previously said they would only do so if the CDC deems the mandate still necessary for public safety. Some officials in the White House worried about what the ruling might mean for the power of public health authorities to take action in future public health emergencies, while others worried…

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Welcome to this morning’s Decision Desk HQ Morning News Spotlight on Elections Daily as part of the Decision Desk HQ News Network. Morning Headlines The Tennessee Republican Party voted yesterday to remove three candidates from the primary ballot for the new 5th Congressional District, including Morgan Ortagus who was endorsed by former President Trump. The move comes after the state enacted new residency requirements for Congressional candidates. Ortagus, who is a former State Department official, moved to Nashville last year.In the wake of a federal judge striking down the federal transportation mask mandate, the Biden administration says it will only…

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Welcome to this morning’s Decision Desk HQ Morning News Spotlight on Elections Daily as part of the Decision Desk HQ News Network. Morning Headlines Federal transportation officials have stopped enforcing a federal mask mandate after a federal judge in Florida struck it down yesterday. The U.S. district judge from the Middle District of Florida said the requirement exceeds the authority of the CDC. Almost immediately all major airlines across the country stopped enforcing the rule for the first time in over a year.Run For Something, a Democratic candidate recruiting group, is stepping up efforts to recruit local election administration officials…

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Welcome to this morning’s Decision Desk HQ Morning News Spotlight on Elections Daily as part of the Decision Desk HQ News Network. Good morning, and thank you for stopping by the DDHQ Morning News Spotlight. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is now Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson after her nomination was confirmed by the Senate yesterday, and why early voting numbers are so low in one of Ohio’s largest counties. Morning Headlines The Senate has confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court by a vote of 53-47. Republican senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Mitt Romney broke with their…

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Welcome to this morning’s Decision Desk HQ Morning News Spotlight on Elections Daily as part of the Decision Desk HQ News Network. Good morning and welcome to the DDHQ Morning News Spotlight. Today, in addition to baseball, we’re looking at White House action in a number of different areas, and the final Supreme Court confirmation vote for Ketanji Brown Jackson. Morning Headlines The Biden Administration announced that it will move to expunge the defaults of millions of student loan borrowers and will extend the moratorium on payments and interest another four months. The White House says this is to give…

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