Last week on Tuesday, January 5, Georgia held two major runoff elections for the history books, with Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock winning Senate seats that will put Democrats in the majority. Rev. Warnock is the first Black senator from Georgia, and Ossoff is the first Jewish senator from Georgia. At 33 years […]
The events that took place in Washington, DC yesterday will go down in history. Pro-Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol building to disrupt Congress’s certification of president-elect Biden’s victory, leaving four dead and many injured. Anti-fascist groups have been warning about Trump’s unprecedented attempt to overturn the election. Today, we talk to Sunsara Taylor of […]
On December 14th, the Wisconsin State Supreme Court issued a 4-3 decision that rejected a bid by the Trump campaign to throw out over 200,000 absentee ballots. But how close was the court to invalidating 200,000 votes? Because the conservative justices haven’t said or written as much about what remedy they would approve so much […]
The Trump administration has given millions of dollars to the Sunny Glen Children’s Home—a Christian foster home with a checkered past—to house immigrant children. We learn more in today’s first segment with journalist Sarah Posner, who recently reported on this story for Mother Jones. Then, POLITICO White House correspondent Anita Kumar helps us make sense […]
A recent poll from POLITICO found that 70 percent of Republicans surveyed don’t believe the 2020 election was free and fair, with distrust particularly in the results from swing states like Wisconsin. Election experts, though, celebrate the 2020 election as a great success and the most secure in U.S. history. Election administrators quickly adapted to […]
The results this weekend have us all wondering when, or even if President Trump will concede the election. Today on “What’s the Word” Adam Schuster traces the history of concessions in the U.S. and he explores why during particularly charged elections they can come to mean so much.