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Josh Axelrod

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Journalist, former reporter at NJ.com and associate producer at CNN. Follow him on Twitter @j0shaxelrod.

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Ted Cruz leverages Trump conviction on podcast for own personal gain

Ted Cruz leverages Trump conviction on podcast for own personal gain

By Jesse Valentine - June 11, 2024
Arizona Republican Kari Lake proposes massive cuts to Medicaid and Medicare

Arizona Republican Kari Lake proposes massive cuts to Medicaid and Medicare

By Jesse Valentine - June 10, 2024
Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Hung Cao says workplace diversity is ‘Marxism’

Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Hung Cao says workplace diversity is ‘Marxism’

By Jesse Valentine - June 06, 2024
Republican Bernie Moreno’s rags-to-riches story exposed as a lie

Republican Bernie Moreno’s rags-to-riches story exposed as a lie

By Jesse Valentine - May 24, 2024
What happens to clinics after a state bans abortion? They fight to survive.

What happens to clinics after a state bans abortion? They fight to survive.

By Chabeli Carrazana and Shefali Luthra - May 22, 2024
Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte took job at Caterpillar after tax fraud probe

Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte took job at Caterpillar after tax fraud probe

By Jesse Valentine - May 21, 2024
Alabama OB-GYN residencies dropped over 20% after Dobbs, state abortion ban, says analysis

Alabama OB-GYN residencies dropped over 20% after Dobbs, state abortion ban, says analysis

By Alander Rocha, Alabama Reflector - May 21, 2024
House GOP celebrates National Police Week while pushing to defund local law enforcement

House GOP celebrates National Police Week while pushing to defund local law enforcement

By Jesse Valentine - May 16, 2024
Evolution denier Mark Robinson could reshape North Carolina’s education system

Evolution denier Mark Robinson could reshape North Carolina’s education system

By Jesse Valentine - May 16, 2024
Republican Jay Ashcroft backs anti-abortion clinics that push lies and disinformation

Republican Jay Ashcroft backs anti-abortion clinics that push lies and disinformation

By Jesse Valentine - May 14, 2024
Republican Sam Brown’s assault on teacher unions could backfire

Republican Sam Brown’s assault on teacher unions could backfire

By Jesse Valentine - May 09, 2024
Florida abortion ban puts GOP Rep. Anna Paulina Luna’s anti-choice views in spotlight

Florida abortion ban puts GOP Rep. Anna Paulina Luna’s anti-choice views in spotlight

By Jesse Valentine - May 07, 2024
Trump leaves door open to banning medication abortion nationwide

Trump leaves door open to banning medication abortion nationwide

By Jennifer Shutt, States Newsroom - April 30, 2024
Republican Caroleene Dobson wants Alabama abortion ban to go nationwide

Republican Caroleene Dobson wants Alabama abortion ban to go nationwide

By Jesse Valentine - April 30, 2024
Ohio Gov. DeWine said he didn’t know of millions in FirstEnergy support. Is it plausible?

Ohio Gov. DeWine said he didn’t know of millions in FirstEnergy support. Is it plausible?

By Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal - April 29, 2024
GOP Rep. Zach Nunn suggests laws against hate crime aren’t needed

GOP Rep. Zach Nunn suggests laws against hate crime aren’t needed

By Jesse Valentine - April 15, 2024
GOP Senate candidate Hung Cao blames racial equity for Baltimore bridge tragedy

GOP Senate candidate Hung Cao blames racial equity for Baltimore bridge tragedy

By Jesse Valentine - March 29, 2024
GOP Rep. Jennifer Kiggans donates thousands to far-right extremists

GOP Rep. Jennifer Kiggans donates thousands to far-right extremists

By Jesse Valentine - March 08, 2024
Ohio senate candidate Bernie Moreno: “Absolute pro-life no exceptions.”

Ohio senate candidate Bernie Moreno: “Absolute pro-life no exceptions.”

By Jesse Valentine - March 07, 2024
Anti-China Republicans pocket thousands from Chinese owned conglomerate

Anti-China Republicans pocket thousands from Chinese owned conglomerate

By Jesse Valentine - March 04, 2024
Republican Eric Hovde makes inconsistent statements about family history

Republican Eric Hovde makes inconsistent statements about family history

By Jesse Valentine - February 26, 2024
Republican David McCormick invests millions in website that platforms Holocaust denial

Republican David McCormick invests millions in website that platforms Holocaust denial

By Jesse Valentine - February 09, 2024
Lawmakers will again take up bills expanding, tightening gun laws

Lawmakers will again take up bills expanding, tightening gun laws

By Annmarie Timmins, New Hampshire Bulletin - January 31, 2024
UAW delivers rousing presidential endorsement for Biden over ‘scab’ Trump

UAW delivers rousing presidential endorsement for Biden over ‘scab’ Trump

By Ashley Murray, States Newsroom - January 24, 2024
Republicans Sam Brown and Jeff Gunter sling mud in Nevada senate primary

Republicans Sam Brown and Jeff Gunter sling mud in Nevada senate primary

By Jesse Valentine - January 17, 2024
A Young Texas Woman Almost Died Due To The Texas Abortion Bans – Now She’s Battling To Save Other Women

A Young Texas Woman Almost Died Due To The Texas Abortion Bans – Now She’s Battling To Save Other Women

By Bonnie Fuller - January 10, 2024
Health care legislation preview: Maryland advocates want to focus on access, patients in 2024 session

Health care legislation preview: Maryland advocates want to focus on access, patients in 2024 session

By Danielle J. Brown, Maryland Matters - January 08, 2024
How GOP senate hopefuls try to excuse the  January 6 insurrection

How GOP senate hopefuls try to excuse the  January 6 insurrection

By Jesse Valentine - January 05, 2024
NH lawmakers will be taking up major voting bills this year. Here are some to watch for.

NH lawmakers will be taking up major voting bills this year. Here are some to watch for.

By Ethan DeWitt, New Hampshire Bulletin - January 04, 2024
Republican US Senate candidates want to make Trump’s tax cuts permanent 

Republican US Senate candidates want to make Trump’s tax cuts permanent 

By Jesse Valentine - December 22, 2023
Rand Paul went all in on the Kentucky governor’s race. It didn’t work.

Rand Paul went all in on the Kentucky governor’s race. It didn’t work.

By - December 15, 2023
Texas governor and attorney general do little to curb state’s chemical plant crisis

Texas governor and attorney general do little to curb state’s chemical plant crisis

By Jesse Valentine - December 08, 2023
Likely GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde proposed tax hike for poorer workers and retirees

Likely GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde proposed tax hike for poorer workers and retirees

By Jesse Valentine - December 07, 2023
Whitmer signs specific criminal penalties for assaulting health care workers into law

Whitmer signs specific criminal penalties for assaulting health care workers into law

By Anna Liz Nichols, Michigan Advance - December 06, 2023
105 Republicans voted to expel Santos for things Trump has also done

105 Republicans voted to expel Santos for things Trump has also done

By Jesse Valentine - December 05, 2023
For Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, another Trump term is another chance to kill Obamacare

For Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, another Trump term is another chance to kill Obamacare

By Jesse Valentine - December 04, 2023
Florida Sen. Rick Scott backs Donald Trump in revived push to repeal Obamacare

Florida Sen. Rick Scott backs Donald Trump in revived push to repeal Obamacare

By Jesse Valentine - November 30, 2023
Tate Reeves took donations from power company that hiked customer rates

Tate Reeves took donations from power company that hiked customer rates

By Jesse Valentine - November 06, 2023
Daniel Cameron ran on depoliticizing the Kentucky AG’s office. He made it more political.

Daniel Cameron ran on depoliticizing the Kentucky AG’s office. He made it more political.

By Jesse Valentine - November 03, 2023
Republican operatives sound every alarm on current trajectory of 2023 governor’s race

Republican operatives sound every alarm on current trajectory of 2023 governor’s race

By Adam Ganucheau, Mississippi Today - October 24, 2023
How the White House could wipe out federal student loan debt

How the White House could wipe out federal student loan debt

By Josh Axelrod - March 09, 2022
Lauren Boebert is shamelessly fundraising off her State of the Union outburst

Lauren Boebert is shamelessly fundraising off her State of the Union outburst

By Josh Axelrod - March 03, 2022
Biden lays out plan to tackle mental health crisis in State of the Union address

Biden lays out plan to tackle mental health crisis in State of the Union address

By Josh Axelrod - March 02, 2022
The student loan payment pause is set to expire. Where does Biden stand?

The student loan payment pause is set to expire. Where does Biden stand?

By Josh Axelrod - March 01, 2022
How the American Rescue Plan helped 6 million small businesses in its first year

How the American Rescue Plan helped 6 million small businesses in its first year

By Josh Axelrod - February 22, 2022
Fact check: Republicans spread misleading claims about Biden and ‘crack pipes’

Fact check: Republicans spread misleading claims about Biden and ‘crack pipes’

By Josh Axelrod - February 10, 2022
GOP ignores White House actions on fentanyl as it launches false attacks on Biden

GOP ignores White House actions on fentanyl as it launches false attacks on Biden

By Josh Axelrod - February 07, 2022
House Republicans refuse to accept positive jobs numbers under Biden

House Republicans refuse to accept positive jobs numbers under Biden

By Josh Axelrod - February 04, 2022
159 advocacy groups band together to push for Biden’s Build Back Better plan

159 advocacy groups band together to push for Biden’s Build Back Better plan

By Josh Axelrod - February 03, 2022
Nevada secretary of state hopeful wants to influence elections ‘like President Trump said’

Nevada secretary of state hopeful wants to influence elections ‘like President Trump said’

By Josh Axelrod - January 31, 2022
Under Biden, US economy surpasses goals set by Trump

Under Biden, US economy surpasses goals set by Trump

By Josh Axelrod - January 28, 2022
Where to get the free N95 masks the Biden administration just made available

Where to get the free N95 masks the Biden administration just made available

By Josh Axelrod - January 26, 2022
Here’s what policy experts want Biden to tackle next

Here’s what policy experts want Biden to tackle next

By Josh Axelrod - January 24, 2022
Here’s how conservatives have prolonged the COVID-19 pandemic

Here’s how conservatives have prolonged the COVID-19 pandemic

By Josh Axelrod - January 20, 2022
Majority of Americans side with White House in push to protect voting rights

Majority of Americans side with White House in push to protect voting rights

By Josh Axelrod - January 12, 2022
Fact check: GOP ignores the data to blame ‘Biden’ for school closures

Fact check: GOP ignores the data to blame ‘Biden’ for school closures

By Josh Axelrod - January 11, 2022
Biden slams Trump for Jan. 6: ‘You cannot love your country only when you win’

Biden slams Trump for Jan. 6: ‘You cannot love your country only when you win’

By Josh Axelrod - January 06, 2022
Fast-paced job growth is more evidence of ‘Biden boom’

Fast-paced job growth is more evidence of ‘Biden boom’

By Josh Axelrod - January 05, 2022
Rep. Andy Kim responds to Greene’s racist slur: ‘We must get better at this’

Rep. Andy Kim responds to Greene’s racist slur: ‘We must get better at this’

By Josh Axelrod - December 21, 2021
Trump promotes antisemitic claim that Israel used to have ‘absolute power over Congress’

Trump promotes antisemitic claim that Israel used to have ‘absolute power over Congress’

By Josh Axelrod - December 17, 2021
Tom Cotton won’t stop tweeting about ‘Soros prosecutors.’ What does he really mean?

Tom Cotton won’t stop tweeting about ‘Soros prosecutors.’ What does he really mean?

By Josh Axelrod - December 15, 2021
Fox host escalates attacks on Fauci after comparing him to Mengele

Fox host escalates attacks on Fauci after comparing him to Mengele

By Josh Axelrod - December 02, 2021
Experts say Boebert’s Islamophobic comments are a threat to all US Muslims

Experts say Boebert’s Islamophobic comments are a threat to all US Muslims

By Josh Axelrod - November 30, 2021
Republicans are using the Wisconsin parade tragedy to promote antisemitic claims

Republicans are using the Wisconsin parade tragedy to promote antisemitic claims

By Josh Axelrod - November 23, 2021
Catholic bishops back down from punishing Biden over his abortion stance

Catholic bishops back down from punishing Biden over his abortion stance

By Josh Axelrod - November 17, 2021
Experts say Facebook’s new ad policy won’t do much but hurt small political campaigns

Experts say Facebook’s new ad policy won’t do much but hurt small political campaigns

By Josh Axelrod - November 17, 2021
GOP leaders refuse to punish Gosar for glorifying violence against Democrats

GOP leaders refuse to punish Gosar for glorifying violence against Democrats

By Josh Axelrod - November 09, 2021
Muslim candidates score historic victories nationwide

Muslim candidates score historic victories nationwide

By Josh Axelrod - November 04, 2021
White supremacists target Muslim prosecutor over false claim she covered up assault case

White supremacists target Muslim prosecutor over false claim she covered up assault case

By Josh Axelrod - November 02, 2021
Ted Cruz defends man who performed Nazi salute at school board meeting

Ted Cruz defends man who performed Nazi salute at school board meeting

By Josh Axelrod - October 27, 2021
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