Category: Federal

  • Trump campaign has outraised Haley campaign in Georgia

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    Donald Trump (R) has raised the most money from Georgia state of all presidential candidates, with $1.92 million raised since the start of the campaign cycle. Trump raised $414,626 in the fourth quarter of 2023. Nikki Haley (R) has raised the next most from Georgia, with $1.43 million since the start of the campaign and…

  • Biden campaign has outraised Trump campaign in Colorado

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    Joe Biden (D) has raised the most money from Colorado state of all presidential candidates, with $1.1 million raised since the start of the campaign cycle. Biden raised $628,617 in the fourth quarter of 2023. Donald Trump (R) has raised the next most from Colorado, with $1.07 million since the start of the campaign and…

  • Weekly unemployment insurance claims fall to 218,000

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    New applications for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits fell 9,000 for the week ending February 3 to a seasonally adjusted 218,000. The previous week’s figure was revised up by 3,000 to 227,000. The four-week moving average as of February 3 rose 3,750 from the previous week’s revised average to 212,250. The number of continuing unemployment insurance…

  • Biden campaign has outraised Trump campaign in Washington state

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    Joe Biden (D) has raised the most money from Washington state of all presidential candidates, with $2.19 million raised since the start of the campaign cycle. Biden raised $746,495 in the fourth quarter of 2023. Donald Trump (R) has raised the next most from Washington, with $1.44 million since the start of the campaign and…

  • Biden has successfully appointed 205 federal judges through February 1 of his fourth year

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    President Joe Biden (D) has appointed and the U.S. Senate has confirmed 175 Article III federal judges through February 1, 2024, his fourth year in office. This is the third-most Article III judicial appointments through this point in all presidencies since President Ronald Reagan (R). The average number of federal judges appointed by previous presidents…

  • The Federal Judicial Vacancy Count 2/1/2024

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    In this month’s federal judicial vacancy count, Ballotpedia tracked nominations, confirmations, and vacancies from January 2, 2024, to February 1, 2024. Ballotpedia publishes the federal judicial vacancy count at the start of each month. HIGHLIGHTS New vacancies There were 58 vacancies out of 870 active Article III judicial positions, a total vacancy percentage of 6.7%,…

  • Federal Register weekly update: Ten significant documents added

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    The Federal Register is a daily journal of federal government activity that includes presidential documents, proposed and final rules, and public notices. It is a common measure of an administration’s regulatory activity, accounting for both regulatory and deregulatory actions. From Feb. 5, 2024, through Feb. 9, 2024, the Federal Register grew by 2,140 pages for…

  • Missouri Democrats continue pushback against rule opposing ESG

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    Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft (R) published a rule last July restricting the use of ESG in public investment strategies. The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) filed a lawsuit in August claiming that the regulation conflicted with federal law. Judge Stephen R. Bough of the U.S. District Court for the Western District…

  • Biden did not issue any executive orders in January

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    President Joe Biden (D) did not issue any executive orders in January, keeping the total for his presidency at 130. Additionally, Biden issued the fewest executive orders in one year of his presidency in 2023. In 2023, Biden issued 24 executive orders, fewer than in 2022 (29) and 2021 (77). Biden has issued 130 executive…

  • Democratic party committees outraised Republican counterparts every month in 2023

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    The three committees associated with the Democratic Party have raised $315 million and spent $275 million in the 2024 election cycle, while the three committees associated with the Republican Party have raised $257 million and spent $230 million. Additionally, the three Democratic committees cumulatively outraised their Republican counterparts every month in 2023. These figures are…