Taylor Swift Endorses Tennessee Democrats Ahead of Midterm Elections

Taylor Swift Endorses Tennessee Democrats Ahead of Midterm Elections The pop superstar is well-known for never taking a public stance on politics. In the past, she has encouraged fans to vote but has never declared her support for a specific candidate. On Sunday, Swift endorsed two Democratic candidates who are campaigning in her home state of Tennessee: Former Tennessee governor and US Senate candidate Phil Bredesen and US House of Representatives candidate Jim Cooper. In an Instagram post, Swift said Breseden’s opponent, Marsha Blackburn, has a voting record that “appalls…

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Taylor Swift Finally Gets Political

Pop star Taylor Swift endorsed two Democrats this week in a surprise Instagram post that upset many Trump supporters who assumed she was a secret Republican. And Swift’s endorsements are having a real impact. According to Vote.org, the number of voter registrations has gone through the roof. “We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift’s post,” Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org, told Buzzfeed. How big of a spike is that? View at DailyMotion

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in hot water after saying “America was never that great”

President Trump lashed out at Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for saying America was “never that great.” And Cuomo’s political rival, actress Cynthia Nixon, said he was trying and failing to sound like a progressive. Politico’s Albany bureau chief Jimmy Vielkind joins CBSN’s “Red & Blue” to discuss the short- and long-term implications of Cuomo’s comments. View at DailyMotion

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Voters to decide next Mississippi senator

At a debate Tuesday, Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith appeared to walk back comments that she would attend a public hanging. CBS News political correspondent Ed O’Keefe joins CBSN’s Reena Ninan to discuss how the candidate’s remarks have given an edge to Democratic candidate Mike Espy in the very red South. View at DailyMotion

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Trump stumps in Mississippi ahead of special Senate election

President Trump is in Mississippi stumping for what was considered a reliable red seat but has become surprisingly competitive. CBS News political correspondent Ed O’Keefe joins CBSN’s “Red & Blue” from Tupelo, Mississippi, to discuss how democrats are trying to flip the seat blue ahead of Tuesday’s special election. View at DailyMotion

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Nancy Pelosi wins support of fellow Democrats in bid to become House Speaker

Nancy Pelosi is one step closer to clinching the Speaker of the House position. She’ll face a floor vote in January Molly Hooper, a congressional reporter for the Hill and CBSN political contributor, joins CBSN’s “Red and Blue” to discuss Wednesday’s latest political news. View at DailyMotion

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GOP, Democrats make closing arguments before Election Day

Despite predictions of what some are calling a “blue wave,” nothing is guaranteed on Election Day. Boston Herald columnist, CBSN political contributor and NHJournal.com politics editor Michael Graham and Joel Payne, a Democratic strategist and CBSN political contributor, join CBSN to discuss the parties’ closing arguments ahead of Election Day. View at DailyMotion

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