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Daniel Newhauser

Daniel Newhauser

Daniel Newhauser is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. His work has appeared in the Atlantic, Roll Call, VICE, National Journal and several other publications.

Resolution to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene signed by 73 House Dems

By: - March 19, 2021

WASHINGTON — Dozens of U.S. House Democrats backed a resolution filed Friday to expel controversial U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress, an extraordinary measure that’s only been successfully employed twice since the Civil War. U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez filed the expulsion resolution, after introducing it in January. The text of the legislation is simple, […]

U.S. House approves Dreamers immigration bill over GOP objections

By: - March 18, 2021

Updated March 19 11:30 a.m. to correct that a list of Republicans in this report who voted in favor of the DREAM Act mistakenly included Rep. Mark Amodei of Nevada. WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed two bills Thursday that would grant legal status to broad groups of immigrants living and working in the United States, […]

New attempt in Congress to help Dreamers runs into familiar obstacles

By: - March 18, 2021

WASHINGTON — Legislation creating a path to citizenship for undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children faces a new border crisis and old partisan objections, diminishing the chances it will become law despite full Democratic control of Congress and the White House. On Thursday, the U.S. House is poised to pass the American Dream […]

Trump voters split from the GOP to launch wannabe ‘Patriot Parties’

By: - February 12, 2021

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump may have stepped back for now from the idea of creating a new political party, but that hasn’t stopped diehard Trump fans disillusioned with the Republican Party from creating Patriot Parties of their own in Georgia and all across the country. Onetime Trump voters in Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Missouri, […]

Big campaign donors stick by election denier Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

By: - January 28, 2021

This post was updated 11:25 a.m. Jan. 28 to reflect Koch Industries’ claim it requested a return of its donation. WASHINGTON — For some Republicans propagating claims the presidential election was stolen, a corporate donation freeze might be a real threat to their future political fortunes. Not so for the most vocal election denier in […]

Georgia Senate runoffs set fundraising record

By: - December 25, 2020

WASHINGTON — This election cycle saw by far the highest combined total spent on all federal races in history, so it’s only fitting to bring the year to a close with some record-breaking fundraising totals in the Georgia runoffs. More than one-third of a billion dollars flowed into campaign coffers of the four candidates running […]

Guns, abortion and Karl Rove: Georgia runoffs attract conservative’s cash

By: - December 3, 2020

WASHINGTON — When it comes to the early spending on the Georgia Senate runoff elections, it’s all about guns, abortion and Karl Rove. Super PACs associated with the NRA, an anti-abortion group and the man President George W. Bush nicknamed Turd Blossom are spending big to help Georgia’s GOP Senators keep their jobs and maintain […]

How state political parties helped big money pay for this year’s elections

By: - November 24, 2020

WASHINGTON — State parties played an unprecedented role in financing the presidential election this year, making it possible for the national political parties to raise eye-popping sums from individual donors — and keep more money than they might otherwise be allowed. That’s all thanks to a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision that eliminated the overall […]

Gwinnett PAC aims to speak language of minority voters in Senate runoffs

By: - November 16, 2020

Ahead of the November elections, Gwinnett County Democratic Chair Bianca Keaton teamed up with progressive activist Nabilah Islam to conceptulaize simple web ads showing community leaders telling Georgians in several different languages to vote. More than a million impressions later, and after what the two women described as rave reviews from local politicos, they wanted […]

Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff elections lure big PACs ready to spend cash

By: - November 13, 2020

WASHINGTON — With two concurrent runoff elections that could swing the balance of the Senate, Georgia is about to become the center of the political universe, and a flurry of new super PACs are primed to get in on the action amid predictions of huge spending in the two races. Some come from political novices: […]

Mysterious so-called pop-up PACs boost attack ads days before election

By: - October 29, 2020

WASHINGTON —  A super PAC financed tens of thousands of dollars worth of digital ads in late October soliciting allegations that North Carolina Senate hopeful Cal Cunningham engaged in extramarital affairs. But because of a loophole in campaign finance laws that were written in the era of typewriters, voters won’t know who paid for the […]

Collins campaign gobsmacked over fraudster’s dodgy UK perfume spree

By: - September 17, 2020

WASHINGTON — Someone in the United Kingdom smells a whole lot better thanks to U.S. Rep Doug Collins’ campaign for the Senate. That’s because a fraudster ripped the campaign off to the tune of more than $15,000, spending the money on high-end perfume, mostly in the UK, according to Federal Election Commission records. The FEC […]