Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The floor

Since the first time that Donald J Trump, Pestquire blustered and clanked his way down that schlock gilt escalator in Trump Tower, to the adoring applause of paid shills, it’s been like the guy in that hotel chain commercial with the deep voice, “How low can you go?” The reference of course being to the […]
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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez demands answers about the ‘magically added’ racist census question

The House Oversight Committee is in a slight holding pattern on if and when they will have a vote to hold Attorney General William Barr and Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress. Their contempt...
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Biden insists Republicans will so work with him, because zero of them did that...

The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel asked Joe Biden why he is so confident that the Republicans who blocked the Obama-Biden agenda wouldn’t also block the Biden agenda. There is no possible right answer, so instead we got...

Trump wants to punish Justin Amash, but Amash may return the favor

Donald Trump is already supporting a primary opponent for the sole Republican to admit that the Mueller report actually does include impeachable offenses. Now that Rep. Justin Amash has violated the One Commandment—never speak...

Cummings says vote to hold Barr, Ross in contempt will proceed despite Justice Department...

House Oversight Committee chair Elijah Cummings said a vote on holding two Trump administration officials in contempt of Congress would proceed Wednesday as planned despite a threat of retaliation from the Justice Department. Earlier Tuesday,...
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If Pelosi wants to oust Trump in 2020, she should empower the House Judiciary’s...

The problem is vexing: Donald Trump is arguably the most overtly corrupt president in American history. But his penchant for unbridled power and outright disgust for the democratic institutions designed to check it also make...
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The 2020 Democratic polls, through a different prism.

You know, when you observe something for a long time, whether professionally, or out of perverse personal pleasure, after a while you start to get a kind of a deel for the object of your attention, a normal flow that tends to occur. In presidential political campaigns, there is normally an almost formal dance, a kind […]

Delusional Joe Biden thinks Republicans will totally work with him if he’s elected president

I just can’t. https://twitter.com/samstein/status/1138246601309376512 This isn’t the first time Joe Biden has said that. But it’s instructive. I had no idea it was Donald Trump that stopped Merrick Garland from serving on the Supreme Court. I had no...
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Biden Tells Donors and Lobbyists at Fundraiser That GOP Will ‘Know Better’ After Trump...

Providing more evidence of the fundamental political differences between himself and progressives vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, former Vice President Joe Biden told lobbyists and donors at a fundraiser Monday night that...
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Rep. Justin Amash steps down from a Freedom Caucus now populated by Trump’s most...

Republican Rep. Justin Amash was one of the founders of the Freedom Caucus, the ultra-conservative faction of the GOP best known for holding up countless pieces of legislation until they had applied one last...

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