Alexis Simendinger

Alexis Simendinger

Morning Report — Can Biden stay in the race?

Still reeling from a disastrous presidential debate performance, President Biden will be spending the coming week trying to prove to voters — and fellow Democrats — that he’s the right person for the presidential ticket in November. Biden and his allies have spent the past week in a furious round of damage control, writes The...

Morning Report — Biden waves off debate detractors

President Biden is determined to plow ahead with his campaign to try to defeat former President Trump in November, he and his surrogates said over the weekend. They spoke ahead of expected new polling that will gauge the thinking of an estimated 51 million viewers who watched portions of Biden’s jumbled, raspy, blank-faced performance Thursday, plus the millions of potential voters deluged with news...

Morning Report — Rough primary night for progressives, Trump

In Tuesday’s primaries, one of the most progressive House incumbents lost in New York, one of the country’s most conservative House incumbents won by switching districts in Colorado and a moderate Republican trounced the rest of Utah’s Senate primary field, including a candidate backed by former President Trump. The progressive wing of the Democratic Party...

Morning Report — Biden makes another immigration policy change

Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants married to U.S. citizens for a decade or more could be shielded by President Biden under a program he announced today. The Hill: Biden issues massive immigration relief, seeking balance after border crackdown. A “parole in place” program, a version of policy applied to military personnel since 2010, is an election-year move...

Morning Report — Primaries test GOP claims of unity

Amid a presidential election described as a “coin-toss,” political analysts are assessing the heft of incumbency. Tuesday’s GOP primaries in Virginia, red state Oklahoma and Georgia could offer revealing clues. Republican voters in Virginia could opt to replace House Freedom Caucus chair Rep. Bob Good, first elected in 2020, whose primary challenger, state Sen. John McGuire, has been endorsed by...