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‘I am back’: Sanders tops Warren with massive New York City rally – POLITICO

'I am back': Sanders tops Warren with massive New York City rally – POLITICO. Bernie Sanders one-upped Elizabeth Warren. In his first rally since he suffered a heart attack, the Vermont senator delivered a speech Saturday to a crowd his campaign estimated at 26,000 people, the largest number any presidential candidate has drawn this year. And he was joined by […]

Tulsi Gabbard calls Hillary Clinton “the queen of warmongers” – Vox

Tulsi Gabbard calls Hillary Clinton “the queen of warmongers” – Vox. Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard called former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton “the queen of warmongers” Friday in response to comments Clinton made about Gabbard on a podcast earlier in the week. The attacks marked the latest clash between the representative from Hawaii and top Democrats over her […]

Caving To Pressure, Trump Cans Plans To Hold G-7 At Trump Doral | HuffPost

Caving To Pressure, Trump Cans Plans To Hold G-7 At Trump Doral | HuffPost. President Donald Trump late Saturday backed down from his decision to use his own for-profit golf course near the Miami airport for next year’s G-7 meeting, a move that would have put tens of millions of taxpayer dollars into his own cash registers. Trump announced his […]

Mark Zuckerberg’s reckless idea of free speech

Mark Zuckerberg's reckless idea of free speech. Mark Zuckerberg has rarely been so compelling. Facing increased scrutiny — especially after leaked audio of an internal meeting in which Zuckerberg called Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) an existential threat — the Facebook CEO outlined his vision of free speech and his company’s role in promoting it at Georgetown University on Thursday. Often […]

Ocasio-Cortez endorses Sanders at massive “Bernie’s Back” New York rally.

Ocasio-Cortez endorses Sanders at massive “Bernie’s Back” New York rally.. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) endorses Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at a campaign rally in Queensbridge Park on October 19, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. Kena Betancur/Getty Images Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered one of the most coveted endorsements of the Democratic Party Saturday, when […]

Can Warren win the nomination without majority black support? – POLITICO

Can Warren win the nomination without majority black support? – POLITICO. Joe Biden’s advisers have repeatedly downplayed the need for him to win in predominantly white Iowa and New Hampshire — while boasting of his strength in Southern states where black voters often dominate. And the polls, to date, back up their theory that that’s his path to the nomination. […]

Andrew Yang has a new super PAC trying to raise millions – Vox

Andrew Yang has a new super PAC trying to raise millions – Vox. A new super PAC is planning to spend over $1 million to back Andrew Yang’s campaign for the presidency, a surprising effort that could give Yang needed support but will also test his commitment to disempower these big-money groups. The group, called Math PAC, is being run […]

Donald Trump Just Won the Conflict-of-Interest Olympics – Mother Jones

Donald Trump Just Won the Conflict-of-Interest Olympics – Mother Jones. The United States will host the next G7 summit of world leaders at Donald Trump’s struggling Doral golf resort outside of Miami—a move that essentially forces foreign governments to line the president’s pockets. The decision poses perhaps the largest conflict of interest yet for a leader whose presidency is riddled […]

Hillary Clinton claims Jill Stein is a ‘Russian asset’ and suggests Russians are ‘grooming’ Tulsi Gabbard

Hillary Clinton claims Jill Stein is a 'Russian asset' and suggests Russians are 'grooming' Tulsi Gabbard. Hillary Clinton has directly labeled 2016 Green Party nominee Jill Stein a “Russian asset,” and indirectly suggested the same is true of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate during an appearance on the Campaign HQ podcast Thursday said she believes Russia […]

The Surge: Bernie Sanders rises to the occasion.

The Surge: Bernie Sanders rises to the occasion.. Welcome to this week’s edition of the Surge, our weekly ranking of the presidential candidates according to a “costs” framework instead of “taxes.” Does that answer your question, Mayor Pete??? This week, we recap Tuesday night’s debate in Ohio, where everyone was mean to Elizabeth Warren L. Joe Biden’s campaign is in […]

Perry Announces Resignation, Video ‘The Coolest Job I Ever Had’

Perry Announces Resignation, Video ‘The Coolest Job I Ever Had’. by Kate Riga · October 18, 2019 Energy Secretary Rick Perry debuted a saccharine video announcing his impending retirement Thursday, entitled “The Coolest Job I Ever Had.” Set to a score not unlike that of sad animal adoption commercials, shots of Perry in slow motion and fuzzy focus chase each […]

Why Is Andrew Yang So Afraid of Automation? – POLITICO Magazine

Why Is Andrew Yang So Afraid of Automation? – POLITICO Magazine. Rich Lowry is editor of National Review and a contributing editor with Politico Magazine. Andrew Yang, the tech entrepreneur and gadfly, has definitely cleared the bar for a successful cause candidate. Not only has he exceeded expectations for his polling and fundraising, not only has he developed a cult […]

Elizabeth Warren raised 5 times more money than Biden did from Silicon Valley – Vox

Elizabeth Warren raised 5 times more money than Biden did from Silicon Valley – Vox. Elizabeth Warren is crushing Joe Biden when it comes to donations from employees at Silicon Valley’s largest tech companies — despite her pledge to break many of them up. Warren raised five times as much from Big Tech as Joe Biden did in the third […]

Mark Zuckerberg Cites The Iraq War In Defense Of Allowing Lies On Facebook | HuffPost

Mark Zuckerberg Cites The Iraq War In Defense Of Allowing Lies On Facebook | HuffPost. Mark Zuckerberg recalled the tense atmosphere on Harvard’s campus after the U.S. invaded Iraq during a 35-minute Georgetown University address where he linked the war to Facebook’s conception. “I remember feeling that if more people had a voice to share their experiences, maybe things would […]

Trump is getting worse

Trump is getting worse. President Trump’s behavior is getting worse. We already knew Trump was vain and vulgar, a thin-skinned narcissist, the Dunning-Kruger effect made flesh. He may be the first president we’ve ever had with no discernible redeeming qualities, either as a politician or a human being. But impeachment is here, and Trump is finding new ways to demonstrate […]

Why did New York governor Andrew Cuomo say the N-word on the radio?

Why did New York governor Andrew Cuomo say the N-word on the radio?. It began with an exchange of pleasantries. In the audio from Tuesday, Alan Chartock, of WAMC’s The Roundtable, breaks the ice by telling Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that his wife had returned from a Columbus Day parade the enthusiastic owner of a “Proud Italian Americans […]

Warren’s blasts at tech leave Biden in the shadows – POLITICO

Warren’s blasts at tech leave Biden in the shadows – POLITICO. Pressed for a statement on the issue, Biden’s campaign told POLITICO that the former vice president is broadly concerned about economic concentration and would “aggressively” use antitrust law and other tools to ensure that “all corporations” do right by their workers and customers. But Biden views Warren’s singling out […]

AOC and Ilhan Omar endorse Bernie Sanders for president – Vox

AOC and Ilhan Omar endorse Bernie Sanders for president – Vox. First-term Reps. Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders’s candidacy for president. Their backing comes as Sanders is struggling in the polls, and the endorsement of the representatives, all popular with the Democratic base, could help the candidate find new support and reenergize his campaign. Ocasio-Cortez […]

What ‘Medicare For All’ Would Really Mean For The Middle Class | HuffPost

What 'Medicare For All' Would Really Mean For The Middle Class | HuffPost. The question of whether “Medicare for All” would be a winner for the middle class has been a big topic in the 2020 presidential campaign and it came up again in Tuesday night’s Democratic debate. By now, you may be familiar with the arguments. Sen. Bernie Sanders […]

The Democratic Primary No Longer Revolves Around Joe Biden – Mother Jones

The Democratic Primary No Longer Revolves Around Joe Biden – Mother Jones. Since late April, when the former vice president kicked off his campaign with a rally in Pittsburgh, the Democratic presidential primary has revolved around Joe Biden. He led every national poll for months and was the centerpiece of every debate stage he appeared on. A procession of younger […]

Bernie is back

Bernie is back. Since Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suffered a heart attack earlier this month, it has been an open question whether he would start winding down his campaign. His standing in the polls fell somewhat, and he has fallen behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who is now neck-and-neck with former Vice President Joe Biden. The man is 78 years […]

Which Democrats should drop out now?

Which Democrats should drop out now?. We’ve now lived through four Democratic debates. It feels like more, both because it was more (technically, there have been six nights of debates) and because they have been repetitive to a fault (each must start with “Medicare for All,” apparently). But a big part of the problem remains obvious: There are too many […]

Pelosi holds off on vote to authorize Trump impeachment inquiry – POLITICO

Pelosi holds off on vote to authorize Trump impeachment inquiry – POLITICO. House Democratic leaders are quietly reaching out to the most vulnerable members of their caucus to gauge whether they would support a formal vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, according to multiple Democratic aides. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn’s office is leading the outreach […]

Democratic debate: Elizabeth Warren on how much Medicare-for-all costs – Vox

Democratic debate: Elizabeth Warren on how much Medicare-for-all costs – Vox. by Dylan Scott · October 15, 2019 The fourth Democratic debate on Tuesday night reopened a familiar fault line between presidential candidates: Medicare-for-all. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), having established herself as one of the two leading contenders, came under repeated attack over her support for Medicare-for-all and the question […]

The Democratic Primary No Longer Revolves Around Joe Biden – Mother Jones

The Democratic Primary No Longer Revolves Around Joe Biden – Mother Jones. Since late April, when the former vice president kicked off his campaign with a rally in Pittsburgh, the Democratic presidential primary has revolved around Joe Biden. He led every national poll for months and was the centerpiece of every debate stage he appeared on. A procession of younger […]

Takeaways From This Campaign’s Biggest Democratic Debate

Takeaways From This Campaign’s Biggest Democratic Debate. by Kate Riga · October 15, 2019 October’s debate stage saw the biggest crowd of presidential hopefuls yet, 12 candidates shoulder-to-shoulder to address impeachment for the first time since House Democrats formally announced their inquiry against President Trump. The candidates also sparred over health care and wealth inequality, along with foreign policy as […]

When Elizabeth Warren ducked and dodged on Medicare for All – POLITICO

When Elizabeth Warren ducked and dodged on Medicare for All – POLITICO. Warren, a front-runner in the 2020 presidential primary, is known today as one of the most vocal champions for Medicare for All in the Democratic Party. But during her first Senate campaign in 2012, she and her aides were pressed on single-payer and dodged the question again and […]

Joe Biden’s Rivals Are Utterly Perplexed at the Timing of Hunter’s Interview

Joe Biden’s Rivals Are Utterly Perplexed at the Timing of Hunter’s Interview. After months of staying silent amid an avalanche of attacks by President Trump and his team, Hunter Biden, son of the former vice president, is set to make his first public comments in an interview Tuesday morning just about 12 hours before his father takes the debate stage […]

Climate change: how it ranks as a priority for 2020 Democratic presidential contenders – Vox

Climate change: how it ranks as a priority for 2020 Democratic presidential contenders – Vox. by Umair Irfan · October 14, 2019 To find out how 2020 Democratic candidates would use their presidential powers to address climate change, we sent six key questions to every campaign. This post includes eight candidates’ answers to the first question. You can find answers […]

Elton John Calls Michael Jackson A ‘Disturbing Person To Be Around’ | HuffPost

Elton John Calls Michael Jackson A 'Disturbing Person To Be Around' | HuffPost. Elton John did not mince words when describing his interactions with the late pop star Michael Jackson, calling him “disturbing to be around.” In an excerpt of John’s memoir, “Me,” reported by several outlets, John wrote that Jackson was “the most adorable kid you could imagine” but […]

Trump Is Going Ballistic Because the Walls Are Closing In – Mother Jones

Trump Is Going Ballistic Because the Walls Are Closing In – Mother Jones. From the day Donald Trump assumed the presidency, it’s been clear that he planned to burn it down. Not the office itself, but the system on which it is built: the credibility of the electoral system by which that formidable power is attained. The norms, customs, and […]

China reportedly wants more talks before signing trade pact

China reportedly wants more talks before signing trade pact. China wants to hold more talks with the U.S. before signing the first phase of an agreement designed to end the 15-month trade war between the world’s two largest economies, Bloomberg News reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. The talks could take place later this month. If what Bloomberg […]

The lines of code that changed everything.

The lines of code that changed everything.. Back in 2009, Facebook launched a world-changing piece of code—the “like” button. “Like” was the brainchild of several programmers and designers, including Leah Pearlman and Justin Rosenstein. They’d hypothesized that Facebook users were often too busy to leave comments on their friends’ posts—but if there were a simple button to push, boom: It […]

Probe faults Boeing over 737 Max details given to FAA before certification

Probe faults Boeing over 737 Max details given to FAA before certification. Boeing did not adequately brief regulators about the flight control system blamed for two crashes of its 737 Max aircraft that killed a total of 346 people, according to a multinational task force that reviewed the plane’s certification process. In a report released Friday, the Joint Authorities Technical […]

Democrat Edwards will face runoff in Louisiana governor’s race – POLITICO

Democrat Edwards will face runoff in Louisiana governor's race – POLITICO. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, fell short of the majority of the vote needed to clinch reelection in Saturday’s all-party primary and will face Republican businessman Eddie Rispone in a one-on-one general election next month. Edwards was unable to pass the 50 percent threshold; he received 47 […]

Trump and Giuliani sticking together as the impeachment inquiry heats up – Vox

Trump and Giuliani sticking together as the impeachment inquiry heats up – Vox. As the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump continues, Trump pushed back Saturday against speculation about whether he and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani — a key figure in that inquiry — were on the outs. “He may seem a little rough around the edges sometimes,” Trump […]

Twitter Removes Trump Campaign Video After Queen Complains About Unauthorized Song | HuffPost

Twitter Removes Trump Campaign Video After Queen Complains About Unauthorized Song | HuffPost. Twitter has removed a Donald Trump campaign video from the president’s account after Queen complained about unauthorized use of the band’s song “We Will Rock You.” The entire song played in the background of the video, which showed clips of the president at rallies, and was tweeted […]

Impeachment Is Heading to the Supreme Court. Trump’s Lawyers Will Be Happy. – Mother Jones

Impeachment Is Heading to the Supreme Court. Trump’s Lawyers Will Be Happy. – Mother Jones. Congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump are in a stand-off over impeachment, with Democrats requesting documents and interviews from the executive branch and the administration defying those requests by citing executive privilege and declaring Congress’ investigations invalid. It’s a constitutional clash with one all-but-inevitable end […]

Bernie Sanders differentiates himself from Warren, says he’s the only candidate willing to stand up to corporate elite

Bernie Sanders differentiates himself from Warren, says he's the only candidate willing to stand up to corporate elite. It looks like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is beginning to distance himself from his good friend Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) policy-wise. The two Democratic presidential candidates have always gotten along well and are generally ideological allies, especially relative to many of their […]

Hunter Biden steps down from board of Chinese company as he defends his work.

Hunter Biden steps down from board of Chinese company as he defends his work.. After months of silence, Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, spoke up for the first time on Sunday, defending his work in Ukraine and China even as he vowed to make some changes. In a statement through his attorney, Hunter Biden said […]

Schiff Says House Democrats May Not Ask Whistleblower To Testify

Schiff Says House Democrats May Not Ask Whistleblower To Testify. by Cristina Cabrera · October 13, 2019 House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) said on Sunday that House Democrats may not ask the whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump to testify. Schiff told CBS’ “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan that before Trump […]

Raw, angry, uncensored: Welcome to Trump’s impeachment-era campaign – POLITICO

Raw, angry, uncensored: Welcome to Trump's impeachment-era campaign – POLITICO. The president’s latest rallies show a bare-knuckled approach the likes of which voters have never seen before. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Sudduth Coliseum on Friday in Lake Charles, Louisiana. | Matt Sullivan/Getty Images 10/11/2019 09:56 PM EDT LAKE CHARLES, La. — First he claimed the […]

Democrats Want Beto O’Rourke to Stop Helping Trump

Democrats Want Beto O’Rourke to Stop Helping Trump. “Politically, it is precisely the kind of thing Donald Trump needs if he’s going to win re-election,” says Michael Wear, who served as President Obama’s faith outreach leader. Mario Tama/Getty Beto O’Rourke may be able to add America’s churchgoers to the growing group of people who are mad as hell at his […]

At a Louisiana rally, Trump signals aggressive tactics in the 2020 fight – Vox

At a Louisiana rally, Trump signals aggressive tactics in the 2020 fight – Vox. At a rally in Louisiana Friday night, President Donald Trump came out swinging against the impeachment inquiry he faces and signaled plans to embrace a general election strategy that will again rely on personal attacks against the Democratic Party leaders and his potential 2020 rivals. Trump […]

Elizabeth Warren Takes Facebook’s Ad Policy, Fires It Back At Zuckerberg And Trump | HuffPost

Elizabeth Warren Takes Facebook's Ad Policy, Fires It Back At Zuckerberg And Trump | HuffPost. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is taking advantage of Facebook’s rules to prove a point about the social network’s refusal to ban posting false ads and statements from politicians. The Democratic presidential candidate is running an ad that begins with “breaking news” that then goes on […]

California Becomes the First State to Require Public Universities to Provide Medication Abortion – Mother Jones

California Becomes the First State to Require Public Universities to Provide Medication Abortion – Mother Jones. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill today requiring the state’s public universities to offer medication abortions on campus. The new law, which will take effect in 2023, will apply to 34 schools—11 University of California campuses and 23 California State University campuses—that serve […]

The refreshing simplicity of Aldi

The refreshing simplicity of Aldi. The Germans are invading, and I for one am ready to welcome them. Don’t be alarmed if their spartan, unsentimental fortresses start popping up in your neighborhood. It may take some time to adjust to the European-style management, but I think we’ll find that it’s worth the inconvenience. Shock troops from the Rhineland are just […]

Beto O’Rourke on tax exemptions for religious groups and guns: Not helpful.

Beto O'Rourke on tax exemptions for religious groups and guns: Not helpful.. Given his low and static polling, it’s hard to tell what, exactly, Beto O’Rourke hopes to accomplish by staying in the presidential race. But while his actual goal seems a bit elusive, he is increasingly playing a very specific role: the human straw man, the embodiment of every […]

‘Fox & Friends’ Stokes Trump Theory | Talking Points Memo

‘Fox & Friends’ Stokes Trump Theory | Talking Points Memo. During a Friday morning segment, the hosts of Trump’s favorite morning show weighed in on a Washington Examiner article published Thursday that claims the whistleblower whose complaint spurred House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry had a professional relationship with former Vice President Joe Biden. Trump peddled the unfounded claim the night before […]

Raw, angry, uncensored: Welcome to Trump’s impeachment-era campaign – POLITICO

Raw, angry, uncensored: Welcome to Trump's impeachment-era campaign – POLITICO. The president’s latest rallies show a bare-knuckled approach the likes of which voters have never seen before. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Sudduth Coliseum on Friday in Lake Charles, Louisiana. | Matt Sullivan/Getty Images 10/11/2019 09:56 PM EDT LAKE CHARLES, La. — First he claimed the […]

Shepard Smith is leaving Fox News – Vox

Shepard Smith is leaving Fox News – Vox. Shepard Smith, the longtime Fox News anchor, announced on Friday that the day’s broadcast would be his last after 23 years at the network. He joined the network at its inception in 1996. “Recently I asked the company to allow me to leave Fox News and begin a new chapter,” he said […]

Jane Fonda Arrested At U.S. Capitol During Climate Change Protest | HuffPost

Jane Fonda Arrested At U.S. Capitol During Climate Change Protest | HuffPost. Hollywood legend Jane Fonda was arrested alongside other climate change activists outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday after being repeatedly asked to leave. CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: New video shows actress Jane Fonda being arrested on the steps of the U.S. Capitol during a climate change protest, with Fonda demanding […]

Impeachment Is Heading to the Supreme Court. Trump’s Lawyers Will Be Happy. – Mother Jones

Impeachment Is Heading to the Supreme Court. Trump’s Lawyers Will Be Happy. – Mother Jones. Congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump are in a stand-off over impeachment, with Democrats requesting documents and interviews from the executive branch and the administration defying those requests by citing executive privilege and declaring Congress’ investigations invalid. It’s a constitutional clash with one all-but-inevitable end […]

Why Beto O’Rourke’s gay marriage idea collapses under scrutiny

Why Beto O'Rourke's gay marriage idea collapses under scrutiny. Any religious group that does not support gay marriage should not be tax exempt, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke argued Thursday night. “There can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break for anyone, or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil […]

California blackouts have paralyzed my Lake County town.

California blackouts have paralyzed my Lake County town.. Last year we packed our dogs and cats and everything we could fit into our cars and evacuated a town smelling of smoke with a red-tinged sky. The power outages this year—affecting at least 500,000 people in Northern California—aren’t as bad as the evacuation last year, but the causes are the same: […]

Appeals Court Upholds House Subpoena Of Trump Financial Records | Talking Points Memo

Appeals Court Upholds House Subpoena Of Trump Financial Records | Talking Points Memo. by Matt Shuham · October 11, 2019 President Donald Trump has lost his bid in the Washington, D.C. federal appeals court to shield his financial records from Congress. The ruling comes just a few days after the President lost his bid in a New York federal district […]

‘What legal strategy?’: Trump relies on Trump to survive impeachment – POLITICO

‘What legal strategy?’: Trump relies on Trump to survive impeachment – POLITICO. To survive the riskiest battle of his presidency, Trump is skipping the legal minutiae and pulling out his fighting gloves. President Donald Trump. | Win McNamee/Getty Images 10/10/2019 05:00 AM EDT For a president steeped in marketing and branding, impeachment offers new terrain on which to run the […]

Senate bill would sanction Turkey over Syria Kurd attacks – Vox

Senate bill would sanction Turkey over Syria Kurd attacks – Vox. A bipartisan Senate effort is in the works to punish Turkey for its attacks on Kurds just days after President Donald Trump withdrew US troops from northern Syria earlier this week. Led by staunch Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), the goal is […]

Giuliani Associates Who Targeted Biden Arrested On Campaign Finance Charges | HuffPost

Giuliani Associates Who Targeted Biden Arrested On Campaign Finance Charges | HuffPost. Two associates of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani are in law enforcement custody and have been indicted on federal campaign finance charges for allegedly making fraudulent straw donations and funneling foreign money to support Trump and Republican Party candidates. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who helped […]

John Bolton is writing a book about the Trump administration — and White House officials are reportedly concerned

John Bolton is writing a book about the Trump administration — and White House officials are reportedly concerned. Former National Security Adviser John Bolton looks ready to have his say. Exactly one month after his exit, Axios reported Thursday Bolton is planning to write a book about his time in the Trump administration. He’s reportedly being represented by Javelin’s Matt […]

Joe Biden’s weird, gay-acting performance at the LGBTQ town hall.

Joe Biden's weird, gay-acting performance at the LGBTQ town hall.. Joe Biden started his spiel at Thursday’s Democratic presidential town hall on LGBTQ issues with a disclaimer. All the candidates support LGBTQ rights, Biden warned, so there wouldn’t be much space between their positions. Any difference between the candidates, he said, would be in their “degree of emotional concern.” To […]

Giuliani Pals Arrested On Campaign Finance Charges | Talking Points Memo

Giuliani Pals Arrested On Campaign Finance Charges | Talking Points Memo. Two associates of Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani who were tied to the Ukraine pressure campaign were arrested on Wednesday on campaign finance charges, a source familiar told TPM. The pair — Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman — traveled to Kyiv in 2019 as Giuliani and Trump pressed the […]

Democrats confident in obstruction case against Trump — but want more – POLITICO

Democrats confident in obstruction case against Trump — but want more – POLITICO. “The [White House] letter isn’t an argument, it’s a diatribe. And it reflects what is a clear decision by the White House – obstruct, deny, stonewall,” Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) said in an interview. “I think it would be a basis for proceeding but that doesn’t answer […]

Trump impeachment: are we facing a constitutional crisis? – Vox

Trump impeachment: are we facing a constitutional crisis? – Vox. by Sean Illing · October 9, 2019 The Trump White House’s letter on Tuesday informing House Democrats that it will not cooperate in any way with their impeachment inquiry is a serious escalation in the fight between the two branches of government. Tensions between Congress and the White House have […]

People Get Fired From Their Jobs Without Being ‘Fired’ All The Time | HuffPost

People Get Fired From Their Jobs Without Being 'Fired' All The Time | HuffPost. On Monday, a conservative news outlet published what some took to be damning evidence that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is a liar: Documents showing that Warren resigned from her public school teaching job in 1971, despite her story on the presidential campaign trail that she was […]

Why Senate Republicans may decide impeaching Trump is actually the safer option

Why Senate Republicans may decide impeaching Trump is actually the safer option. Impeachment momentum is building, both in the House and in the polls, but President Trump has an ace up his sleeve: Senate Republicans still control the upper chamber, which means that if the House does impeach Trump, Republicans will conduct and control the resulting trial that will decide […]

What it’s like to live through the power outage in California.

What it’s like to live through the power outage in California.. by April Glaser · October 9, 2019 A Pacific Gas and Electric truck sits at the scene of a fire that started after a construction crew hit a gas line, on Feb. 7 in San Francisco. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The news started trickling in Monday afternoon. Pacific Gas and […]

Facebook Rejects Biden Camp’s Request To Take Down Trump’s False Ad About Ukraine

Facebook Rejects Biden Camp’s Request To Take Down Trump’s False Ad About Ukraine. by Cristina Cabrera · October 9, 2019 Facebook told Joe Biden’s campaign this week that the Trump campaign’s ad pushing the debunked conspiracy theory about Biden and Ukraine will not be removed from its platform. In a letter obtained by TPM (and first reported by the New […]

Trump’s all-out blockade threatens Democrats’ impeachment drive – POLITICO

Trump’s all-out blockade threatens Democrats’ impeachment drive – POLITICO. “Democrats have to stay very disciplined in adhering to that clear, cogent narrative that was written for us,” Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said. “Their strategy of stonewalling and obstruction is significantly counterproductive and frankly puts them in further legal peril — not only the president but his minions.” But Trump’s anti-impeachment […]

The Elizabeth Warren pregnancy firing controversy, explained – Vox

The Elizabeth Warren pregnancy firing controversy, explained – Vox. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s rise in the polls in the Democratic presidential primary race has brought increased scrutiny of her past, including whether she was let go from a teaching job in 1971 for being pregnant. Warren has been telling the story for years. Now, some circles are questioning the veracity of […]

This Ancient Fruit Holds Secrets for How to Farm in Climate Change – Mother Jones

This Ancient Fruit Holds Secrets for How to Farm in Climate Change – Mother Jones. Cloverleaf Farm, a small produce operation in Davis, California, managed to do okay during the extreme drought that lasted from 2012 to 2016. But in the first wet year after the long dry period, the farm lost its entire apricot crop to disease—$40,000 to $50,000 […]

Do it, Hillary

Do it, Hillary. On Tuesday afternoon Donald Trump did what every president is expected to do. He spoke to the dreams and aspirations of hundreds of millions of Americans, putting into beautifully chosen words the ambitions long kept hidden in the secret chambers of their hearts. I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal […]

The final demise of “adults in the room.”

The final demise of “adults in the room.”. The Democrats’ 2-week-old impeachment push is already getting to Donald Trump, but for now, most other Republicans seem to be doing their best to keep their heads down on the merits, or pretend it’s all hilarious, or resort to full Alex Jones deep state talk. As Jennifer Rubin observed Friday, only a […]

Sanders heart attack casts cloud over his candidacy – POLITICO

Sanders heart attack casts cloud over his candidacy – POLITICO. Sanders’ staffers also plan to emphasize how his health scare demonstrates the need for Medicare for All. Throughout the Democratic Party, however, insiders and strategists are openly questioning the effect his heart attack would have on his bid for the White House — and on the primary as a whole. […]

Bernie Sanders’ anti-corruption plan: Sanders takes aim at the DNC – Vox

Bernie Sanders’ anti-corruption plan: Sanders takes aim at the DNC – Vox. If Bernie Sanders becomes the Democratic nominee, he envisions a 2020 Democratic National Convention that is completely free of corporate sponsorship. Under a new anti-corruption plan Sanders released Monday morning, the progressive senator from Vermont is taking aim at money and influence within political parties, national party conventions, […]

‘Fox & Friends’ Host Slams Trump’s Abandonment Of Syrian Kurds | HuffPost

'Fox & Friends' Host Slams Trump's Abandonment Of Syrian Kurds | HuffPost. “Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade criticized President Donald Trump Monday for withdrawing support for Kurdish fighters and removing troops from northeastern Syria ahead of a Turkish military assault. “What kind of a message is that to the next ally that wants to side with us?” asked Kilmeade, […]

How the NBA wound up in the middle of the Hong Kong movement

How the NBA wound up in the middle of the Hong Kong movement. How the NBA wound up in the middle of the Hong Kong movement 9:42 a.m. Like so many things nowadays, it began with a tweet. Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, expressed his support for the anti-Beijing protest movement in Hong Kong on the […]

House Dems Looking Into Disguising Whistleblower’s Identity From GOPers

House Dems Looking Into Disguising Whistleblower’s Identity From GOPers. House Democrats are coming up with ways to keep the identity of the whistleblower in their impeachment inquiry a secret from their GOP colleagues, fearing that President Donald Trump’s congressional allies will expose him or her. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) on Monday confirmed CNN and the Washington Post reports on Monday […]

Inside the Summit for Trump-Loving Young Black Conservatives – POLITICO Magazine

Inside the Summit for Trump-Loving Young Black Conservatives – POLITICO Magazine. The president has alienated many African Americans—but not these young activists. LJ Dawson is an editorial intern at Politico. As a crowd listened to President Donald Trump speak in the East Room on Friday, chants of “USA” and “four more years” reverberated amid the gold drapes and crystal chandeliers. […]

A second whistleblower on Trump’s dealings with Ukraine comes forward – Vox

A second whistleblower on Trump’s dealings with Ukraine comes forward – Vox. A second whistleblower is now considering filing a complaint about President Donald Trump’s conduct regarding Ukraine, the New York Times reported Friday. This whistleblower has “more direct information about the events than the first whistle-blower,” according to the Times. It’s a claim that, if true, could bolster the […]

NBC’s Chuck Todd Slams Sen. Ron Johnson For Pushing Fox News ‘Propaganda’ | HuffPost

NBC's Chuck Todd Slams Sen. Ron Johnson For Pushing Fox News 'Propaganda' | HuffPost. NBC’s Chuck Todd interviewed Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, the center of an impeachment inquiry into the president, and things quickly got heated. During Sunday’s episode of “Meet The Press,” Todd asked Johnson why he said he “winced” when a […]

Nominating Joe Biden would be a disaster for Democrats’ messaging

Nominating Joe Biden would be a disaster for Democrats' messaging. President Trump has been enduring the worst scandal of his presidency over the past two weeks, following evidence from both himself and a whistleblower that he attempted to coerce Ukraine into investigating the family of his top political rival, Joe Biden. So naturally, Trump has doubled and tripled down. In […]

Whistleblower Lawyer Now Representing Second Whistleblower

Whistleblower Lawyer Now Representing Second Whistleblower. Mark Zaid, the national security lawyer who is currently representing the whistleblower behind a bombshell complaint about President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine, said on Sunday morning that he is now representing a second whistleblower. ABC’s “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos first reported on the new development and said that the second whistleblower, a […]

Sanders and Warren transform how presidential campaigns are paid for – POLITICO

Sanders and Warren transform how presidential campaigns are paid for – POLITICO. Warren and Sanders, who raised $25.3 million, both finished about $10 million ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden for the quarter. Biden, meanwhile, fell back in his fundraising, posting $15.2 million – about $7 million less than he raised the previous three months. And other Democrats who […]

Supreme Court: new term will see abortion, LGBTQ rights, guns, immigration – Vox

Supreme Court: new term will see abortion, LGBTQ rights, guns, immigration – Vox. First Monday is almost upon us: the first day of the Supreme Court’s new term. This session will be the second one with the Court’s current complement of justices, and it’s looking to be a far more politically charged term than the one that ended in June. […]

Pompeo Digs In: Blasts Ukraine Critics For ‘Silly Gotcha Game’ | HuffPost

Pompeo Digs In: Blasts Ukraine Critics For ‘Silly Gotcha Game’ | HuffPost. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday defended the Trump administration’s approach to Ukraine, which is driving an impeachment inquiry in Congress, and called it typical of the transactional way countries deal with one another. Pompeo said the focus from the media and commentators on President Donald […]

Microsoft Says Iranian Hackers Are Targeting a 2020 Presidential Campaign – Mother Jones

Microsoft Says Iranian Hackers Are Targeting a 2020 Presidential Campaign – Mother Jones. Microsoft announced Friday that it had uncovered a hacking group associated with the Iranian government that had targeted journalists, current and former government officials, and at least one US presidential campaign. The company released a statement saying that four consumer Microsoft email accounts had been compromised by […]

Nominating Joe Biden would be a disaster for Democrats’ messaging

Nominating Joe Biden would be a disaster for Democrats' messaging. President Trump has been enduring the worst scandal of his presidency over the past two weeks, following evidence from both himself and a whistleblower that he attempted to coerce Ukraine into investigating the family of his top political rival, Joe Biden. So naturally, Trump has doubled and tripled down. In […]

The Supreme Court, by taking up Louisiana abortion case, is getting ready to destroy Roe v. Wade.

The Supreme Court, by taking up Louisiana abortion case, is getting ready to destroy Roe v. Wade.. The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear June Medical Services v. Gee, a challenge to Louisiana’s stringent abortion restrictions. There is very little doubt that the conservative majority will use this case to overrule 2016’s Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, allowing states […]

A Definitive Timeline Of The Trump-Ukraine Story

A Definitive Timeline Of The Trump-Ukraine Story. The past few weeks have been a firestorm of new details concerning the intelligence community whistleblower and the subject of his complaint: An attempt by President Donald Trump to pressure the government of Ukraine to investigate Hunter Biden, son of Trump’s leading Democratic rival Joe Biden. To truly understand the story, we need […]

Biden’s looming cash crunch – POLITICO

Biden’s looming cash crunch – POLITICO. Joe Biden’s middling $15.2 million third-quarter fundraising haul is raising fresh questions about whether the former vice president’s campaign can withstand a new onslaught of Republican ad attacks while simultaneously waging a battle for the Democratic nomination. Biden’s campaign has long framed his candidacy around the idea that he can beat Trump in a […]

2020 fundraising: Warren and Sanders significantly out-raise Biden in third quarter – Vox

2020 fundraising: Warren and Sanders significantly out-raise Biden in third quarter – Vox. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are the powerhouses of the 2020 presidential campaign’s third-quarter fundraising — thanks primarily to small donors. The Warren campaign announced Friday it had raised $24.6 million in the third quarter, per a memo from campaign manager Roger Lau. Warren’s impressive haul […]

Surging In The Polls, Elizabeth Warren Sets Her Sights On California’s Primary | HuffPost

Surging In The Polls, Elizabeth Warren Sets Her Sights On California's Primary | HuffPost. A new poll confirms that a tight three-way race is developing in California’s key Democratic presidential primary, with one candidate showing impressive momentum: Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. A survey released Thursday by the Public Policy Institute of California showed Warren the choice of 23% of […]

Facebook Just Gave Trump Permission to Lie – Mother Jones

Facebook Just Gave Trump Permission to Lie – Mother Jones. President Donald Trump is taking advantage of a Facebook exemption that allows politicians to lie in advertisements to spread disinformation about former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2015 diplomatic trip to Ukraine. Even though the ads contain misinformation, a Facebook spokesperson says they did not violate their company’s advertising policy because […]

The retaliatory presidency

The retaliatory presidency. In the last few days, President Trump has threatened the Ukraine whistleblower with the treatment meted out in “old times” to “spies,” which means execution. He has suggested that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee that is investigating the scandal, should be arrested and charged with treason for unfairly characterizing Trump’s comments soliciting […]

The Supreme Court, by taking up Louisiana abortion case, is getting ready to destroy Roe v. Wade.

The Supreme Court, by taking up Louisiana abortion case, is getting ready to destroy Roe v. Wade.. The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to hear June Medical Services v. Gee, a challenge to Louisiana’s stringent abortion restrictions. There is very little doubt that the conservative majority will use this case to overrule 2016’s Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, allowing states […]

Trump Digs Into the Mega Conspiracy Theory | Talking Points Memo

Trump Digs Into the Mega Conspiracy Theory | Talking Points Memo. by Josh Marshall · October 4, 2019 There was of course a lot of craziness, lies and invective in President Trump’s appearance on the White House lawn a few moments ago. But remember what I’ve been saying. The centerpiece of what Trump, Giuliani and Barr are after is trying […]

Democratic front-runners get new scrutiny after Sanders heart procedure – POLITICO

Democratic front-runners get new scrutiny after Sanders heart procedure – POLITICO. Bernie Sanders’ hospitalization with a blocked artery this week finally forced the Democratic Party to confront a lingering fact: All three of its presidential front-runners are septuagenarians, and two are older than Donald Trump — himself the oldest person ever to take office. For Sanders, the immediate effect of […]

Here’s A Key Aspect Of Impeachment Weighing On The Minds Of Democrats. | HuffPost

Here's A Key Aspect Of Impeachment Weighing On The Minds Of Democrats. | HuffPost. As House Democrats move closer to impeaching President Donald Trump, a key consideration is increasingly foremost in the minds of party leaders: time. Before an audience of reporters and live TV cameras on Thursday, Trump invited China and, once again, Ukraine to open investigations into former […]

Elizabeth Warren’s path to victory

Elizabeth Warren's path to victory. It is not news that I think Elizabeth Warren is the best person for the Democrats to nominate for president in 2020: the best bet to unite the party, to lead it to victory in the general election, and to be a successful president once in office. I made my case back in October of […]

Trump can’t outrun the Ukraine scandal.

Trump can’t outrun the Ukraine scandal.. An intramural war has broken out between two camps of progressives. One wants to proceed with an impeachment inquiry that is narrowly focused on Donald Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Donald Trump may have conditioned the receipt of military aid to Ukraine for Zelensky’s pledge to both investigate […]

CNN Rejects Trump Campaign Ad Peddling Biden Conspiracy Theory

CNN Rejects Trump Campaign Ad Peddling Biden Conspiracy Theory. by Cristina Cabrera · October 3, 2019 CNN will not air a Trump campaign ad that both attacks the network’s own reporters and boosts President Donald Trump’s false claims about 2020 candidate Joe Biden, a CNN spokesperson confirmed to TPM on Thursday. “CNN is rejecting the ad, as it does not […]

Pelosi fiercely defends impeachment inquiry as Trump blows up – POLITICO

Pelosi fiercely defends impeachment inquiry as Trump blows up – POLITICO. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is also moving aggressively to build support for the impeachment inquiry. “I do not take this step lightly,” Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings wrote in a memo to lawmakers. | Win McNamee/Getty Images 10/02/2019 10:58 AM EDT House Democrats on Wednesday threatened the White House […]

The State Department says it’s safe to travel to El Salvador now – Vox

The State Department says it’s safe to travel to El Salvador now – Vox. The State Department has declared El Salvador safer for American travelers after advising them to avoid it since at least 2013, saying that it’s now safe to travel to the country if they exercise “increased caution.” Given that violent crime, gang activity, and ineffective policing is […]

Trump Says He Wants Identity Of Whistleblower | HuffPost

Trump Says He Wants Identity Of Whistleblower | HuffPost. President Donald Trump wants to know the identity of the whistleblower who raised concerns to intelligence community officials over the president asking a foreign leader to look into his political rival, and those who gave the whistleblower information. “He either got it totally wrong, made it up, or the person giving […]

Black Workers Are the Heartbeat of the GM Strike – Mother Jones

Black Workers Are the Heartbeat of the GM Strike – Mother Jones. The news she had been anticipating finally arrived, and Leatrice Strong, a 33-year-old Black woman and mother of four, felt a wave of nervous energy wash over her. Not because she doubted that striking against General Motors was the right thing to do. “We’re just all standing for […]

Why Biden won’t survive the Trump impeachment

Why Biden won't survive the Trump impeachment. Will Joe Biden’s bid for the Democratic nomination survive the impeachment of President Trump? It sounds like a strange question. Biden and his son Hunter would seem to be the blameless victims of the president’s effort to strong-arm the president of Ukraine into digging up dirt on them. If the effort hadn’t been […]

Did Bernie Sanders have a heart attack?

Did Bernie Sanders have a heart attack?. A 78-year-old man with a medical history of gout and diverticulitis comes to the emergency department after developing chest discomfort while at a work function. The patient’s overall clinical scenario is concerning enough that he is admitted to the hospital, where interventional cardiologists urgently perform a procedure called a cardiac catheterization. When the […]

News Whistleblower Contacted House Intel Becomes GOP Talking Point

News Whistleblower Contacted House Intel Becomes GOP Talking Point. by Matt Shuham · October 2, 2019 When an aide on the House Intelligence Committee was contacted earlier this year by a whistleblower concerned about the President’s actions, the aide followed procedure, according to a report Wednesday from The New York Times. The aide pointed the whistleblower to the Intelligence Community […]

Trump and RNC raised massive $125 million in third quarter – POLITICO

Trump and RNC raised massive $125 million in third quarter – POLITICO. President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee raised a combined $125 million over the last three months, Trump’s campaign announced Tuesday — a massive total highlighting Trump’s head start in the 2020 election while Democrats compete in a slow-moving, expensive primary. The two committees ended […]

Mark Zuckerberg blasts Elizabeth Warren’s Facebook breakup idea – Vox

Mark Zuckerberg blasts Elizabeth Warren’s Facebook breakup idea – Vox. Elizabeth Warren should expect a huge legal battle if she becomes the next US president and tries to lead a breakup of Facebook. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg threatened “to go to the mat” and “fight” in an internal employee meeting in July, according to transcripts and audio recordings of the […]

Mike Pompeo Pushes Back Against Deposition Request In Ukraine Probe | HuffPost

Mike Pompeo Pushes Back Against Deposition Request In Ukraine Probe | HuffPost. by Patricia Zengerle and Lisa Lambert · October 1, 2019 WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday sternly objected to a move by the U.S. House of Representatives to obtain depositions from five current and former State Department officials as part of an […]

Trump Proposed Shooting Migrants to Prevent Them From Crossing the Border – Mother Jones

Trump Proposed Shooting Migrants to Prevent Them From Crossing the Border – Mother Jones. President Donald Trump once pitched fortifying the border with a snake-filled trench, creating an electrified wall with spikes, and reportedly suggested officers shoot migrants in the legs to slow them down, according to an excerpt from a new book written by New York Times reporters Julie […]

The White House actually sought a cost estimate for Trump’s alligator-filled border moat, officials say

The White House actually sought a cost estimate for Trump's alligator-filled border moat, officials say. President Trump’s current harder-line immigration polices, and the precursory purge at the Homeland Security Department, began with a two-hour meeting in March during which Trump ordered top officials to close down the entire U.S-Mexico border by noon the next day, The New York Times reported […]

Mark Zuckerberg said Elizabeth Warren’s presidency would “suck for us.”

Mark Zuckerberg said Elizabeth Warren's presidency would "suck for us.". Since at least 2015, Mark Zuckerberg has opened up to tens of thousands of Facebook employees in weekly question-and-answer sessions. Very little of what Zuckerberg discussed in these sessions has become public—until Tuesday, that is, when The Verge published audio and transcripts from two of these meetings, where the CEO […]

Maxine Waters: Trump Needs To Be ‘Placed In Solitary Confinement’

Maxine Waters: Trump Needs To Be ‘Placed In Solitary Confinement’. “Impeachment is not good enough for Trump,” Waters tweeted. “He needs to be imprisoned & placed in solitary confinement.” “But for now, impeachment is the imperative,” she added. I’m calling on the GOP to stop Trump’s filthy talk of whistleblowers being spies & using mob language implying they should be […]

Kamala Harris shakes up flailing campaign – POLITICO

Kamala Harris shakes up flailing campaign – POLITICO. Kamala Harris is shaking up the top ranks of her presidential campaign, the latest sign her once-promising bid is failing to meet expectations. The staff moves amount to a significant reorganization for a campaign that’s dropped so far in polls that it risks becoming a postscript in the Democratic primary. Harris’ light […]

Employer health care is expensive, and low-wage workers are bearing more of the cost – Vox

Employer health care is expensive, and low-wage workers are bearing more of the cost – Vox. Half of all Americans get their health insurance through work. Trouble is, doing so is becoming less and less affordable — especially for already low-wage workers. In 2019, the Kaiser Family Foundation Employer Health Benefits Survey — an annual account of roughly 2,000 small […]

The Biden Campaign Is Demanding That TV Execs Stop Booking Guiliani – Mother Jones

The Biden Campaign Is Demanding That TV Execs Stop Booking Guiliani – Mother Jones. Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is reportedly asking television news executives to not book Rudy Guiliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, on their channels. The Biden campaign sent out an unusual letter on Sunday morning addressed to top TV news executives and prominent anchors. The letter, written […]

Why the economics of minimum wage increases are so tough to measure

Why the economics of minimum wage increases are so tough to measure. Last week, several researchers at the Federal Reserve posted an analysis of the minimum wage in New York state. In the grand sweep of the research and debate done on the minimum wage, both the blog post and the dispute it kicked up were minor blips. But as […]

Trump chases Hillary Clinton’s emails over a cliff.

Trump chases Hillary Clinton’s emails over a cliff.. The vaguely defined notion of a Hillary Clinton email scandal was good to Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. It was really two separate and unrelated stories: Clinton’s use of a private server for State Department business, and the leaking of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee server—and the latter, […]

Sekulow Reacts To Impeachment Inquiry | Talking Points Memo

Sekulow Reacts To Impeachment Inquiry | Talking Points Memo. To Trump attorney Jay Sekulow, the President’s impeachment inquiry isn’t a big deal. During his radio show Monday morning, Sekulow denied that the White House is setting up a war room in response to the inquiry, pointing out that the “war room idea” came out of former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment […]

Dem leaders plot impeachment messaging war with Trump – POLITICO

Dem leaders plot impeachment messaging war with Trump – POLITICO. Illinois Rep. Cheri Bustos, who leads House Democrats’ campaign arm, advised the caucus’s most vulnerable members to gauge support and test their message through the use of polling in their respective districts — surveys that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee would help fund, according to multiple people on the call. […]

The Trump administration is ramping up its investigation into Clinton’s emails – Vox

The Trump administration is ramping up its investigation into Clinton’s emails – Vox. The Trump administration is ramping up its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, according to The Washington Post, once again reigniting a politically controversial matter that has managed to live on for the past three and a half years. These emails — which were sent to Clinton’s unsecure, […]

Trump Says He Wants To Meet His Whistleblower | HuffPost

Trump Says He Wants To Meet His Whistleblower | HuffPost. President Donald Trump said Sunday that he wants to meet the whistleblower behind the bombshell complaint at the center of his historic impeachment inquiry. “Like every American, I deserve to meet my accuser, especially when this accuser, the so-called ‘Whistleblower,’ represented a perfect conversation with a foreign leader in a […]

The Biden Campaign Is Demanding That TV Execs Stop Booking Guiliani – Mother Jones

The Biden Campaign Is Demanding That TV Execs Stop Booking Guiliani – Mother Jones. Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is reportedly asking television news executives to not book Rudy Guiliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, on their channels. The Biden campaign sent out an unusual letter on Sunday morning addressed to top TV news executives and prominent anchors. The letter, written […]

Mitch McConnell’s mastery

Mitch McConnell's mastery. The Kentucky Republican could go down as one of the most influential Senate majority leaders in history. Why? Here’s everything you need to know: What is McConnell’s strength? As the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell controls the calendar for the upper chamber, giving him the ability to block legislation by simply refusing to schedule a vote. The […]

Did White House hide memo on Trump meeting with Russia’s Sergei Lavrov from Robert Mueller?

Did White House hide memo on Trump meeting with Russia’s Sergei Lavrov from Robert Mueller?. by Dahlia Lithwick · September 28, 2019 Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Intelligence Committee about his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in the Rayburn House Office Building July 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images On […]

Schiff Says Whistleblower’s Testimony Will Be Held ‘Very Soon’

Schiff Says Whistleblower’s Testimony Will Be Held ‘Very Soon’. by Cristina Cabrera · September 29, 2019 House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff confirmed on Sunday that his committee had made an agreement with the whistleblower at the heart of President Donald Trump’s Ukraine scandal to hold a hearing. “Have you reached an agreement yet with the whistleblower and his or […]

Stop Comparing Trump’s Impeachment Case to Johnson’s … or Nixon’s … or Clinton’s – POLITICO Magazine

Stop Comparing Trump’s Impeachment Case to Johnson’s … or Nixon’s … or Clinton’s – POLITICO Magazine. The internet is awash in historical explainers and hot takes trying to make sense of our sudden constitutional crisis. Marshalled on behalf of a range of competing viewpoints, the arguments are sprinkled with references to Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton—the three presidents […]

Early polls show voter support for impeachment is growing – Vox

Early polls show voter support for impeachment is growing – Vox. Two new polls this week highlight the same trend: voter support for impeachment is growing. Both surveys were conducted amid a dizzying week of developments in Washington, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry as well as the emergence of a whistleblower report regarding a […]

For Trump, A High-Velocity Threat Like None He’s Ever Faced | HuffPost

For Trump, A High-Velocity Threat Like None He's Ever Faced | HuffPost. by Julie Pace and Zeke Miller · September 28, 2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — From the moment Donald Trump became a national political figure, he has been shadowed by investigations and controversy. They have been layered, lengthy and often inconclusive, leaving many Americans scandal-weary and numb to his behavior. […]

Senate Republicans are never going to turn on Trump

Senate Republicans are never going to turn on Trump. Jeff Flake said on Thursday that if a private vote were held on the matter, at least 35 Republican senators would choose to remove Donald Trump from office. I would be tempted to observe that this is a bit like saying that millions of Americans would fire their bosses and give […]

Did White House hide memo on Trump meeting with Russia’s Sergei Lavrov from Robert Mueller?

Did White House hide memo on Trump meeting with Russia’s Sergei Lavrov from Robert Mueller?. by Dahlia Lithwick · September 28, 2019 Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Intelligence Committee about his report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in the Rayburn House Office Building July 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images On […]

Report: McConnell Convinced Trump To Release Ukraine Call Memo

Report: McConnell Convinced Trump To Release Ukraine Call Memo. According to the Washington Post, McConnell had urged the White House to do so in order to prove Trump’s repeated claims that the call was “perfect” and above board. Two anonymous sources told the Post that McConnell was worried about the political damage from public speculation around the call, which was […]

‘It Feels Like a 1776 Kind of Fight’ – POLITICO Magazine

‘It Feels Like a 1776 Kind of Fight’ – POLITICO Magazine. Michael Kruse is a senior staff writer for POLITICO. The most momentous week in the nascent political career of Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill began with a question about the president and Ukraine: “Is anybody thinking that these are impeachable offenses?” It was the text and subtext of a torrent of […]

When is the next debate? October 15 and possibly 16, 2019 – Vox

When is the next debate? October 15 and possibly 16, 2019 – Vox. Democrats in the 2020 presidential primary have until the beginning of October to make it into the fourth Democratic debate, which will be held in Westerville, Ohio, on October 15. While the September debate put 10 of the leading Democrats in the 2020 primary on stage together […]

Why We Don’t Need To Debate ‘High Crimes And Misdemeanors’ For A Trump Impeachment | HuffPost

Why We Don’t Need To Debate ‘High Crimes And Misdemeanors’ For A Trump Impeachment | HuffPost. Let’s make this real simple. The impeachment clause of the Constitution describes three major assaults on the state as reasons for Congress to remove a president: “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” In terms of Trump’s interactions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, […]

How Trump’s Response to the Ukraine Scandal Helped Russia – Mother Jones

How Trump’s Response to the Ukraine Scandal Helped Russia – Mother Jones. When President Donald Trump released a quasi-transcript of his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, he was trying to short-circuit a burgeoning scandal that was fueling a cry for his impeachment. Because there was no making-an-offer-you-can’t-refuse quid pro quo in the memo reconstructing the conversation, […]

Democrats can still mess this up

Democrats can still mess this up. by Ryan Cooper · September 27, 2019 Illustrated | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, RGR Collection / Alamy Stock Photo, The White House via AP, Mark Wilson/Getty Images, Win McNamee/Getty Images When Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced her support for an impeachment inquiry, it raised one immediate question: How would she screw it up? […]

Democrats have Donald Trump on the ropes and should impeach him as soon as possible.

Democrats have Donald Trump on the ropes and should impeach him as soon as possible.. by Richard L. Hasen · September 27, 2019 Donald Trump walks after stepping off Marine One upon arrival to Manchester, New Hampshire, to hold a campaign rally on August 15, 2019. Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images House Democrats have a lot of choices to make about impeachment, […]

NYT Defends Decision To Publish Identifying Deets On Whistleblower

NYT Defends Decision To Publish Identifying Deets On Whistleblower. The New York Times’ top editor defended his decision to publish some identifying information about the whistleblower whose complaint is at the center of the House’s impeachment inquiry, arguing the paper wanted readers to make an informed decision about the person’s credibility. In a note published by executive editor Dean Baquet […]

Why Pelosi and her party finally embraced impeachment – POLITICO

Why Pelosi and her party finally embraced impeachment – POLITICO. Hoyer responded that he’d come to the same conclusion over the weekend following a wave of stunning news reports about Trump’s attempts to pressure Ukraine — and potentially withhold military assistance from the U.S. ally — for his own political benefit. “The facts drove the timing and the decision,” Pelosi […]

Supreme Court Abortion: Roe v. Wade faces an existential threat Monday – Vox

Supreme Court Abortion: Roe v. Wade faces an existential threat Monday – Vox. The constitutional right to an abortion is almost certainly coming to an end — the only question is how long the Supreme Court’s new majority will take to kill it off. It’s not likely to be very long. On Monday, the Supreme Court will meet to decide […]

The Whistleblower Could Teach Mueller Some Things About Writing | HuffPost

The Whistleblower Could Teach Mueller Some Things About Writing | HuffPost. Writing a good letter is really hard. Writing a good letter whose purpose is to publicly charge the leader of the free world with democracy-destroying misconduct ― with brevity and clarity ― is a monumental task. Yet the whistleblower behind the complaint that launched an impeachment inquiry against President […]

Read The Whistleblower Complaint at the Center of Trump’s Ukraine Scandal – Mother Jones

Read The Whistleblower Complaint at the Center of Trump’s Ukraine Scandal – Mother Jones. The whistleblower complaint at the heart of allegations that President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate Joe Biden was released Thursday morning, the latest development in the exploding scandal that led House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week to launch formal impeachment proceedings. The public release […]

Impeachment isn’t meant to win votes

Impeachment isn't meant to win votes. On Tuesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that the House of Representatives will proceed with a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Pelosi’s decision comes in response to the news that Trump tried to pressure the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s son, just the latest in a long list […]

Maguire Ukraine testimony: The first hearing since the start of impeachment was a disorganized mess.

Maguire Ukraine testimony: The first hearing since the start of impeachment was a disorganized mess.. by Fred Kaplan · September 26, 2019 The House Intelligence Committee’s hearing Thursday on the whistleblower’s complaint against President Donald Trump’s activities—the first hearing held since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the opening of impeachment proceedings—was a shoddily run affair, an ill-prepared ramble through the […]

Top Takeaways From The Trump-Ukraine Whistleblower Complaint | Talking Points Memo

Top Takeaways From The Trump-Ukraine Whistleblower Complaint | Talking Points Memo. by Josh Kovensky · September 26, 2019 As acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testifies about his handling of the whistleblower complaint, we’ve had time to go through and pick apart the complaint itself. While it deals in part with the now-infamous July 25 phone call between President […]

Democrats look to narrow impeachment focus to Trump-Ukraine scandal – POLITICO

Democrats look to narrow impeachment focus to Trump-Ukraine scandal – POLITICO. Lawmakers were outraged after seeing a White House readout of Trump’s call, in which he urged the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden. House Democrats are coalescing around a strategy to narrow the focus of their impeachment inquiry to President Donald Trump’s interactions with the president of Ukraine, an […]

White House has shared the whistleblower’s complaint with members of Congress – Vox

White House has shared the whistleblower’s complaint with members of Congress – Vox. by Sean Collins · September 25, 2019 The White House is preparing to release a redacted version of the whistleblower complaint that has spawned an impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives. Politico reported the administration currently plans to give the complaint to Congress, as the law […]

Meghan McCain Says She Assumes ‘Every Day’ She’ll Get Fired From ‘The View’ | HuffPost

Meghan McCain Says She Assumes 'Every Day' She'll Get Fired From 'The View' | HuffPost. Meghan McCain shared that she assumes she’ll get fired every day she goes to work at “The View,” during a recent appearance on Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live.” During the episode released Wednesday, “The View” co-host responded to a caller’s question about whether she’d […]

Is Nancy Pelosi serious about impeachment?

Is Nancy Pelosi serious about impeachment?. After being yelled at for months and months for her reluctance to impeach President Trump, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) abruptly reversed course Tuesday and announced she was in favor of opening an impeachment inquiry against him. The reason is the Ukraine story: “The actions taken to date by the president have […]

House Democrats embrace a moment of clarity on impeachment.

House Democrats embrace a moment of clarity on impeachment.. by Jim Newell · September 25, 2019 Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of House Judiciary Committee, arrives with Reps. David Cicilline and Bill Pascrell at a House Democratic Caucus meeting at the Capitol on Wednesday. Alex Wong/Getty Images In late July, Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio, a committee chairman and senior member of […]

Giuliani Shouts At Fox Panelist: ‘Shut up, Moron! Shut Up!’

Giuliani Shouts At Fox Panelist: ‘Shut up, Moron! Shut Up!’. by Cristina Cabrera · September 25, 2019 President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, lost his temper during a Fox News segment on Tuesday night. Fox News host Laura Ingraham had several panelists, including Giuliani, on her program to discuss the Ukraine scandal and the impeachment inquiry against Trump. Chris […]

Trump impeachment: Pelosi launches formal impeachment inquiry – CBS News

Trump impeachment: Pelosi launches formal impeachment inquiry – CBS News. Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House is launching a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump, setting up a dramatic constitutional clash just over a year before the presidential election. “Today I’m announcing the House of Representatives is moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry,” Pelosi said in a scathing statement […]

The big impeachment question: Is this 1974 or 1998? – POLITICO Magazine

The big impeachment question: Is this 1974 or 1998? – POLITICO Magazine. Nancy Pelosi cast aside her caution and went for the I-word on Tuesday. But politics is much more tribal, primal even, than it was in the 1990s. John F. Harris is founding editor of POLITICO and author of “The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House.” So it […]

Why Trump’s Ukraine transcript release could hurt US foreign policy – Vox

Why Trump’s Ukraine transcript release could hurt US foreign policy – Vox. President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he will “release the complete, fully declassified and unredacted transcript” of his July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, a conversation that is at the center of a growing political scandal that has prompted appeals from Democrats for Trump to […]

Elizabeth Warren Ramps Up Campaign With 8-Figure Ad Buy | HuffPost

Elizabeth Warren Ramps Up Campaign With 8-Figure Ad Buy | HuffPost. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign is set to begin a major advertising blitz, spending at least $10 million in the first four states to vote in the 2020 Democratic primary. The campaign also plans to begin hiring staff in primary states that vote in March, including on all-important […]

How the Democrats Blew the Biggest Political Scandal in US History – Mother Jones

How the Democrats Blew the Biggest Political Scandal in US History – Mother Jones. When the Democrats were clobbered in the 2016 election, they were handed both a political gift and a grave responsibility. That presidential campaign had included the most significant scandal in the history of the United States. A foreign adversary had covertly interfered to boost the chances […]

Nancy Pelosi just made one of the most colossal blunders in modern American politics

Nancy Pelosi just made one of the most colossal blunders in modern American politics. On Tuesday evening Nancy Pelosi made one of the most colossal blunders in the modern history of American electoral politics. Rejecting the accumulated wisdom of a long and successful career in the House of Representatives, she set aside her own instincts and announced the beginning of […]

Impeachment inquiry: What Pelosi’s announcement actually changes.

Impeachment inquiry: What Pelosi’s announcement actually changes.. At her Sept. 12 weekly news conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got so fed up with questions about her support for impeachment that she curtly told reporters she wouldn’t say anything more on the subject. Twelve days—and one explosive scandal involving the president allegedly extorting a foreign country for dirt on a political […]

We Will See Whether Biden is Up to This Challenge | Talking Points Memo

We Will See Whether Biden is Up to This Challenge | Talking Points Memo. by Josh Marshall · September 24, 2019 I’ve wanted to focus on the substance of President Trump’s extortion scheme with Ukraine. But the attempt inevitably impacts the Democratic primary campaign. There’s a lot of chatter to the effect that President Trump has already succeeded in making […]

‘Seismic change’: Democratic hold-outs rush toward impeachment – POLITICO

‘Seismic change’: Democratic hold-outs rush toward impeachment – POLITICO. If the vulnerable lawmakers shift course, it will put real pressure on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to embrace Trump’s ouster. A growing number of freshman Democrats in swing districts are rethinking their stance against impeachment after President Donald Trump’s alleged attempt to pressure Ukrainian officials for his own political gain — a […]

Election 2020: Biden, Sanders, and Warren poll best against Trump – Vox

Election 2020: Biden, Sanders, and Warren poll best against Trump – Vox. Democratic voters are stuck in a self-destructive loop. The loop begins and ends with polls. Pollsters know that Democrats want to know who is the strongest candidate against President Donald Trump, so they conduct a lot of head-to-head polls matching Trump up against various contenders. The polls show […]

Whistleblower’s Complaint Is Make-Or-Break Moment On Impeachment | HuffPost

Whistleblower's Complaint Is Make-Or-Break Moment On Impeachment | HuffPost. While support for impeachment has grown steadily in the House — 136 of 235 House Democrats currently back an impeachment inquiry — the movement has also largely stalled since August, with just two Democrats backing an inquiry since lawmakers came back to the Hill in September. Now, with new allegations that […]

Consensus Grows that Ukraine Scandal Is Impeachable Offense – Mother Jones

Consensus Grows that Ukraine Scandal Is Impeachable Offense – Mother Jones. Calls for impeachment grew louder Friday evening as new details regarding President Trump’s discussions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky came to light. “This is impeachable now,” congressional expert and historian Norm Ornstein tweeted Friday evening. “Right now.” According to multiple news reports, President Trump has attempted to coerce the […]

America is paying the price for Nancy Pelosi’s cowardice

America is paying the price for Nancy Pelosi's cowardice. Good news everyone: President Trump is embroiled in yet another inscrutable foreign intelligence scandal, this time involving Ukraine! There had been a lot of reporting and rumors that Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani has been trying to get that country’s government to investigate Hunter Biden, so Trump can accuse his father Joe […]

Thomas Cook travel company: the strangest details from its collapse.

Thomas Cook travel company: the strangest details from its collapse.. by Molly Olmstead · September 23, 2019 The closed Thomas Cook check-in desks at London Gatwick Airport in Crawley, England, on Monday. Tolga Akmen/Getty Images Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel company, suddenly collapsed on Monday, stranding hundreds of thousands of passengers across the world. The British company, which has […]

Ocasio-Cortez still hasn’t paid her delinquent taxes – WND

Ocasio-Cortez still hasn't paid her delinquent taxes – WND. The New York Post reported in March that a company founded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., in 2012 still owes state taxes. Her staff members stated at the time it was the “first they had heard of her business’s unpaid taxes and that the balance would be paid right away,” according […]

Chasten Buttigieg goes from opening act to fundraising star – POLITICO

Chasten Buttigieg goes from opening act to fundraising star – POLITICO. Pete Buttigieg’s husband is now headlining fundraisers solo, helping power the mayor’s 2020 campaign as he focuses on Iowa and New Hampshire. Chasten Buttigieg has gone viral on social media and supported his husband on the presidential campaign trail. Now, he’s playing a new role for Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 […]

Exchange at LGBTQ forum reopens questions about Joe Biden’s treatment of women – Vox

Exchange at LGBTQ forum reopens questions about Joe Biden’s treatment of women – Vox. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the leading Democratic presidential contender, defended his record on LGBTQ issues at a forum on Friday, but in doing so, once again raised questions about his comportment towards women, and — after a misstatement in which he conflated sexual and gender […]

Rep. Adam Schiff On Trump’s Ukraine Scandal: Impeachment ‘May Be The Only Remedy’ | HuffPost

Rep. Adam Schiff On Trump's Ukraine Scandal: Impeachment 'May Be The Only Remedy' | HuffPost. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Sunday said reports that President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential front-runner, may warrant impeachment. Like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has been reluctant […]

Cory Booker Says Any Serious Climate Plan Has to Include Nuclear Power – Mother Jones

Cory Booker Says Any Serious Climate Plan Has to Include Nuclear Power – Mother Jones. Among the 2020 presidential candidates, Cory Booker stands out for his record of advocating for the people who bear the brunt of pollution and toxic waste. Before his presidential run, he traveled to Louisiana, North Carolina, and Alabama to inform a sweeping bill that codifies […]

Will you lose your job to a robot?

Will you lose your job to a robot?. Over the next decade, automation and artificial intelligence could throw 54 million Americans out of work. Here’s everything you need to know: Why is automation a threat? Rapid technological advances are enabling machines to perform a growing number of tasks traditionally done by humans. Law firms now use artificial intelligence (AI) — […]

Trump Tries ‘Both Sides’ With Unfounded Ukraine Biden Accusation

Trump Tries ‘Both Sides’ With Unfounded Ukraine Biden Accusation. by Kate Riga · September 21, 2019 President Donald Trump is aggressively trying to weaken the potency of the bombshell revelations that have surfaced this week about his reported pressure of the Ukrainian President to go after former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, hammering away at an unfounded accusation against Biden […]

Trump tries to move Ukraine scandal’s focus toward Biden – POLITICO

Trump tries to move Ukraine scandal's focus toward Biden – POLITICO. President Donald Trump on Saturday sought to deflect the glare of the Ukraine whistleblower controversy onto Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, echoing a public campaign by his allies to discredit his potential political opponent while continuing to play down his own role in it. “The Fake News Media and […]

Exchange at LGBTQ forum reopens questions about Joe Biden’s treatment of women – Vox

Exchange at LGBTQ forum reopens questions about Joe Biden’s treatment of women – Vox. Former Vice President Joe Biden, the leading Democratic presidential contender, defended his record on LGBTQ issues at a forum on Friday, but in doing so, once again raised questions about his comportment towards women, and — after a misstatement in which he conflated sexual and gender […]

Elizabeth Warren Soars In Latest Iowa Poll | HuffPost

Elizabeth Warren Soars In Latest Iowa Poll | HuffPost. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) closed the gap of support between her and former Vice President Joe Biden as the top contender for the presidential nomination in Iowa’s Democratic caucus, the first in the country to vote in the race, according to the latest results of a key poll in Iowa released […]

The worst oppo researcher in Washington

The worst oppo researcher in Washington. If President Trump wants good, honest dirt on his potential 2020 rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, let him have it. The occasional positive campaigning pledge aside, this is the stuff of ordinary politicking. It never hurts to remind the public “of what scoundrels your opponents are,” advised Quintus Tullius Cicero, the younger brother […]

Cory Booker warns presidential campaign could end soon without fundraising surge.

Cory Booker warns presidential campaign could end soon without fundraising surge.. The next 10 days will be critical for Sen. Cory Booker, who warned his presidential run may come to an end if he isn’t able to raise nearly $2 million by the end of the month. “We have reached a critical moment, and time is running out,” campaign manager […]

We Shouldn’t Disgrace Ourselves | Talking Points Memo

We Shouldn’t Disgrace Ourselves | Talking Points Memo. Over the last 24 hours, in emails and tweets, I’ve heard people say some version of ‘Hey, it’s a twofer. Maybe this new scandal will take out Trump and Joe Biden!’ Let me say that there are lots of reasons for Democrats not to support Joe Biden – ideology, mass incarceration, age, […]

De Blasio turns back to New York after his longshot campaign

De Blasio turns back to New York after his longshot campaign. For at least one day, Mayor Bill de Blasio was in a New York state of mind. Far from the Iowa farms and South Carolina churches he frequented during his unlikely bid for the presidency, the mayor ended his campaign Friday with a subway ride to join tens of […]

The US just signed an agreement that could send asylum seekers back to El Salvador – Vox

The US just signed an agreement that could send asylum seekers back to El Salvador – Vox. The Trump administration signed an agreement Friday allowing it to require migrants who pass through El Salvador to seek asylum there rather than in the US, another potential hurdle for Central Americans arriving at the US southern border. The White House has also ordered the […]

Trump Asked Ukraine President To Target Joe Biden’s Son: Reports | HuffPost

Trump Asked Ukraine President To Target Joe Biden's Son: Reports | HuffPost. President Donald Trump repeatedly urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and the 2020 contender’s son in a phone call in July, The Wall Street Journal first reported Friday. The president asked Zelensky around eight times to work with his personal lawyer Rudy […]

Cory Booker Says Any Serious Climate Plan Has to Include Nuclear Power – Mother Jones

Cory Booker Says Any Serious Climate Plan Has to Include Nuclear Power – Mother Jones. Mark Helenowski, Mother Jones Among the 2020 presidential candidates, Cory Booker stands out for his record of advocating for the people who bear the brunt of pollution and toxic waste. Before his presidential run, he traveled to Louisiana, North Carolina, and Alabama to inform a […]

Can Democrats change the game for labor organizing in America?

Can Democrats change the game for labor organizing in America?. American unions are not exactly having their best days. Nationally, membership is down to 10 percent of the workforce. While the labor movement isn’t going down without a fight, it remains a shadow of its former self. But among some of the biggest unions, and the more ambitious Democrats, a […]

MTA elevators are the perfect example of New York’s cost problems

MTA elevators are the perfect example of New York's cost problems. Earlier this year, a Connecticut woman died after she fell trying to carry her 1-year-old daughter in a stroller down a staircase in a New York City subway station. The accident once again raised the question: In 2019, how does the subway system in the Greatest City on Earth™ […]