LANSING, Mich. — Only 31% of likely Michigan voters now say they have favorable views of former President Donald Trump, nearly a year after he left office, but Republicans continue to heavily support him, according to a Detroit News-WDIV poll. The numbers reveal the crossroads facing GOP candidates in the battleground state, where Trump's endorsement could help in the August primary election but cause problems in the November general election. Republicans who focus too heavily on Trump will create risks for themselves based on the survey's results, said Richard Czuba, founder of the Lansing-ba...
Bill Barr's relationship with Trump is 'nonexistent' and he has no loyalty to his former boss: NYT's Haberman
On Monday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman discussed the new reports that former Attorney General William Barr has been cooperating with the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
"Maggie, is there any reason to think that Barr has any loyalty to the former president?" asked Cooper. "I mean, do they have a relationship now?"
"They don't have a relationship now. They haven't had a relationship in quite some time," said Haberman. "I think that, you know, there are things that the former president accomplished that I think that the former attorney general, you know, supported and certainly was against, as Jonathan said. He was not in favor of the Mueller investigation. That's part of why the former president brought him in, to end that moment in time. There were things they agreed on. There were a number of things they didn't agree on over time. That began, you know, frankly, long before Election Day. Their relationship is nonexistent now."
"Barr has been, you know, very, very, you know, clear on where he stands on Trump in that statement, in his interview with Jonathan," Haberman continued. "That's not something, as we know, that the former president takes well to. It's not as if the former president has been willing to assimilate to criticism better since he left office. So I don't think that factors into his decision at all."
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The Voting Rights Act of 1965 requires that minority opportunity districts be drawn so that they have at least 50 percent minority voting-age population.
But when Republicans drew the new Alabama electoral map, they sliced up the districts to marginalize voters of color, which is essentially an effort to ensure there won't be any districts represented by Democrats.
The map was taken to court and it was announced Monday that the GOP had lost the case.
The court said that currently, just one in seven districts are minority specific in a state with 27 percent of the population being Black. It is likely headed to the Supreme Court for an appeal.
"Both sets of plaintiffs also suggest, and we agree, that as a practical reality, the evidence of racially polarized voting adduced during the preliminary injunction proceedings suggests that any remedial plan will need to include two districts in which Black voters either compromise a voting-age majority or something quite close to it," the court wrote.
"Defendants express some doubt as to whether the state will be able to 'draw a map that can garner sufficient support in two legislative chambers and secure the governor's signature' given the time exigencies, but they assert that 'the court should not deprive Alabama's Legislature of that prerogative,'" the decision continues.
The court also concluded that the legislature has ample time to make a new map and added that "we are confident that the Legislature can accomplish its task."
See the screen capture of the document below:
Wow. Federal court strikes down AL GOP congressional map, orders a second Black opportunity district to be drawn (currently just 1/7 in a 27% Black state). Huge win for plaintiffs/Dems, though this is certainly headed for an appeal to SCOTUS. https://brennancenterny-my.sharepoint.com/personal/lim_brennan_law_nyu_edu/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx?id=%2Fpersonal%2Flim%5Fbrennan%5Flaw%5Fnyu%5Fedu%2FDocuments%2Falabama%20PI%2Epdf&parent=%2Fpersonal%2Flim%5Fbrennan%5Flaw%5Fnyu%5Fedu%2FDocuments\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/HxQTvqeJwF— Dave Wasserman (@Dave Wasserman) 1643075857
'Nothing personal, pal': Peter Doocy says Biden called to clear the air with him after calling him a 'stupid SOB'
President Joe Biden on Monday called Fox News' Peter Doocy a "stupid son of a bitch" after he asked the president whether he believed inflation would be a political liability for him.
Doocy then revealed to host Sean Hannity that Biden actually called him up to apologize for profanely chewing him out.
"He said, 'It's nothing personal, pal,'" Doocy said. "And we went back and forth and we talked about, just kind of, moving forward. And I made sure to tell him that I'm always going to try to ask something different from what everybody else is asking. And he said, 'You've got to!'"
The controversy started on Monday afternoon when Doocy asked Biden if he believed inflation would hurt him in the upcoming midterm elections.
Biden sarcastically replied, "That's a great asset, more inflation," and then added, "what a stupid son of a b*tch."
Doocy so far has taken the spat in stride, however, and earlier on Monday laughed about it with other Fox News employees.
Watch the video below.