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Franken announces attempt to block Trump judicial nominee

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) will not give his approval for Donald Trump's pick of Minnesota state Supreme Court Justice David Stras for the 8th Circuit Court. The Senate has traditionally allowed home state senators to approve or oppose nominees to the...
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Trump just can’t “do” empathy. Neither can the GOP or NRA, and it’s killing...

How can an alleged human being, whom according to a Navy admiral physician actually has a pulse, be so completely incapable of expressing the simplest and most basic human emotions. every time I see...
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“March Madness” just taught us a political lesson.

#16 UMBC  74   #1 Virginia   54 This. Is. Why. You. Play. The. Games. In the illustrious history of the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament, #16 seeds had lost 135 straight times without a victory. Shit, Even...
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To Challenge Trump’s Anti-Women Agenda, Record Number of Female Candidates Running for House in...

Many of their platforms focus on healthcare, education, and workplace equality
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Amid lawsuits, Wilbur Ross suddenly recalls who helped push racist changes to U.S. census...

Since March, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been under pressure to explain the grotesquely racist question concerning citizenship that was set to appear on forms to be used in the upcoming 2020 U.S. census. Lawsuits have been...
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Beto Down 10 Points In the Polls?

This will be short, but in a comment in the front page article on last night’s Beto vs. Cruz debate, a poster lamented that Beto is “down 10 points” in the “polls”.  I am...
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New Democratic ad turns the words of Roy Moore’s own party against him

A new ad from Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones uses the statements of sexual predator Roy Moore’s own party against him to make the point that the Republican candidate is just too morally bankrupt to be elected. Perhaps most notably, the...
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Republicans WANT Trump Able to Fire Mueller.

A bill exists right now, somewhere in the hard drives of some congressional computers, called "The Special Counsel Integrity Act." As the name implies, it ensures that any termination action against the Special Counsel's...
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NPR poll: ‘Midwest Abandons Trump’

It appears Donald Trump's unhinged, combative style of governance isn't going over well in the Midwest, where a new NPR/Marist poll shows support for Congressional Republicans collapsing.  In that poll, the generic ballot trended upward for...

The Democratic Presidential Primary “Wild Card”

There ya all go, trying to think along with me again. What a waste of time. By now, you should all know that my mind is wired like a telephone switchboard put together by a 4 year old. You call your Aunt Lucy in Chicago, and end up talking to a hand laundry in Honolulu. Youse guyz are all sitting around wondering what kind of unheard of political name I’m going to pull out of my ass and present to you as the mystery :wild card” candidate of the upcoming subway rush hour crowd that will be the Democratic primary field for 2020. But that’s not what I’m talking about at all. We can all agree that the Democratic primary is going to be a WWE style battle royale. There’s nothing wrong with this. The more the merrier as far as I’m concerned, when it comes to ideas and solutions to the problems that confront this country, not even including the Cheeto Prophet. My only hope is that when all is said and done, the Presidential primary on the Democratic side is just like the congressional Democratic primaries of 2018. When it’s done, it’s done, and then there’s the kumbaya moment between the combatants that allows everybody to proceed on the same page to victory in November. MA Senator Elizabeth Warren was on Rachel Maddow last night, having her first national interview since announcing her exploratory committee to check out a 2020 Presidential run, and she said something that set off alarm bells in my head. It wasn’t anything to do with foreign relations, the economy, or any of the other issues that the candidates will be eye gouging and kidney punching over in the coming months. But what she said could cause a civil war within the party itself if it isn’t resolved properly. Warren told Rachel that if she decided to run, she was vowing that she would take no campaign contributions from Super PAC’s or self funding billionaires.I have no problem with this, it was a strategy that worked out quite well for Democrats in the 29018 midterms, a differentiating line between them and their special interest soaked GOP opponents. But then she kind of threw down the gauntlet, and “hoped” that all future candidates would lock step with her and make the same pledge.This is an internal issue that the Democratic party is going to have to come up with a solution for, soonest. I wrote time and time again in 2018 about how effective of a weapon this position was for Democratic challengers, being able to flaunt their independence, and loyalty to their constituents, since they had sworn fealty to no one else in return for financial backing. It was an effective weapon when facing a Republican opponent. But Warren is raising the possibility of this becoming a real, and central bone of contention between candidates of the same party. And that’s not good. From my point of view, the real problem here isn’t ideological, it’s generational. The vast majority of insurgent candidates running in the House races in 2018 were younger, and had never run for any kind of public office at all. As such, they had no access to the existing donor class, or inherent knowledge of how to solicit them. It was […]

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