Consumer expectations for inflation improve in July

This post was originally published on this siteConsumers’ inflation expectations improved in July amid plummeting gas prices and rising interest rates, according to a New York Federal Reserve survey released Monday. Respondents expect the inflation rate to average 6.2 percent over the next year, a sharp drop from 6.8 percent in June’s survey. Expectations for […]

Kinzinger unveiling new push to recruit ‘pro-democracy’ candidates

This post was originally published on this siteAn organization allied with Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) launched a new, nonpartisan training program on Monday aimed at recruiting “pro-democracy” and “pro-freedom” candidates across the U.S. Keep Country First Policy Action, an Illinois PAC created by Kinzinger, said in a press release its Country First Academy will “identify […]

US calls on Russia to stop military activity at nuclear sites

This post was originally published on this site The White House called on Russia on Monday to cease all military operations around nuclear facilities in Ukraine. “Fighting near a nuclear plant is dangerous,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One during a flight to Kentucky, where President Joe Biden is to […]

Report: Georgia runoff could decide control of the Senate for the 2nd consecutive time

The close race between Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) and Republican challenger Herschel Walker could lead to a situation in which a January runoff in Georgia decides control of the Senate for the second consecutive time, Politico reports.
Analysts from across the political spectrum expect the race to be close. Two polls from late July showed Warnock leading the former NFL star 48-45 and 46-42, respectively. In both cases, the pastor-turned-senator’s edge was within the margin of error.
The problem is, thanks to the roughly 3 percent of voters who favor Libertarian Chase Oliver, neither major party candidate is on track to clear 50 percent. In that case, Warnock and Walker would face one another in a runoff in January.
That’s exactly what happened last election cycle, when Sen. Jon Ossoff (D) defeated then-Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) and Warnock beat out then-Sen. David Purdue (R) in a special election. These two narrow victories, coming on the heels of President Biden’s win in November, handed Democrats their current trifecta.
Republicans are almost certain to take back the House in November but face a far narrower path to reclaiming the Senate. Depending on how races in states like Wisconsin, North Carolina, Arizona, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania turn out, there’s a strong possibility that, come January, we might all be obsessively hitting “refresh” on the Georgia election results page once again.

Consumer expectations for inflation improve in July

This post was originally published on this siteConsumers’ inflation expectations improved in July amid plummeting gas prices and rising interest rates, according to a New York Federal Reserve survey released Monday. Respondents expect the inflation rate to average 6.2 percent over the next year, a sharp drop from 6.8 percent in June’s survey. Expectations for […]

Less than half of Florida voters would choose ‘polarizing’ DeSantis new poll finds

This post was originally published on this site Ron DeSantis is facing much more challenging odds of winning re-election than some would assume as a just-released poll finds less than half of Floridians would vote for their Republican governor. The poll, released by Florida progressive groups but more heavily weighted toward a GOP electorate finds […]

Kinzinger unveiling new push to recruit ‘pro-democracy’ candidates

This post was originally published on this siteAn organization allied with Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) launched a new, nonpartisan training program on Monday aimed at recruiting “pro-democracy” and “pro-freedom” candidates across the U.S. Keep Country First Policy Action, an Illinois PAC created by Kinzinger, said in a press release its Country First Academy will “identify […]

Monkeypox is now a national public health emergency in the US – an epidemiologist explains what this means

This post was originally published on this site After news broke that the U.S. declared monkeypox to be a public health emergency, friends and family started asking me, an infectious disease epidemiologist, if monkeypox is about to begin causing widespread death and chaos. I assured them that the Aug. 4, 2022, public health emergency declaration […]

US calls on Russia to stop military activity at nuclear sites

This post was originally published on this site The White House called on Russia on Monday to cease all military operations around nuclear facilities in Ukraine. “Fighting near a nuclear plant is dangerous,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One during a flight to Kentucky, where President Joe Biden is to […]

Inflation Reduction Act aims to lower costs in multiple areas of the economy

This post was originally published on this siteNPR’s A Martinez talks to Brian Deese, director of the National Economic Council, about the Senate passing a major climate, health care and tax bill. Deese discusses what’s in it and what isn’t.

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