Ashley Oliver

Articles by Ashley Oliver

Democrats Win Easily in New Mexico First District

House Democrats will keep their seat in New Mexico’s First Congressional District after state Rep. Melanie Stansbury notched a clear victory in Tuesday’s race to fill the vacancy of former Rep. Deb Haaland, who left her post in March to become Interior Department secretary.

This April 30, 2021 image shows state Rep. Melanie Stansbury at a news conference about erasing a backlog in untested rape evidence kits in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Stansbury, a Democrat, is among the candidates vying for an open congressional seat in New Mexico. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

Chuck Schumer Loses Control; Dysfunctional Senate Spirals

A bill with broad bipartisan support that was supposed to sail through the U.S. Senate instead divided the upper chamber severely late Thursday night as Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) forced senators to take long procedural votes late into the evening.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a news conference following a policy luncheon meeting with fellow Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill May 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. Schumer and the Democratic Senators took questions form reporters about the Endless Frontier Act, which aims to counter Chinas global economic …

Trump-Bashing Democrat Terry McAuliffe Has His Own Trump Ties

Former Virginia Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who is making another run for governor in the state, has spent the past week drawing connections between Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin and former President Donald Trump, but McAuliffe himself has his own ties to the former president.

President Donald Trump, right, talks with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe during commissioning ceremonies aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Saturday, July 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)