Tuesday, February 25, 2020
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The GOP Is Licking Its Wounds After VA, Planning For 2020; Here’s A Few...

Steve Bannon attempted to minimize the impact of last Tuesday’s smack down in Virginia by saying it’s a “blue state and all that.” The all that is what’s being discussed this week and according to GOP strategist Rick Wilson “hatred of Bannon is...
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Uh Oh, Newt! Mollie Tibbets’ Family Doesn’t Want Her Murder Politicized To Save GOP...

Always the sensitive, classy guy, Newt Gingrich wrote Axios’ Mike Allen, “We are living in two alternative political universes. In one, Manafort-Cohen is dispositive. In the other, illegal immigrants killing Mollie Tibbetts is dispositive.” “If Mollie Tibbetts is a household name by October, Democrats will be in deep trouble. If we can be blocked by […]
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RNC chair Ronna McDaniel claims the internet didn’t come from ‘government.’ It quite literally...

One of the more remarkable things about this new Trump era is how effortlessly the Republican Party slid into mimicking the Trumpian habit of straight-up gaslighting the public on topics both large and small....
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Pelosi Unchained, Drops the Hammer: “Dear Colleagues …”

Late in the day Sunday, Nancy Pelosi penned another letter, but this one slams the gavel down. Pelosi wrote an unequivocal ultimatum to the Trump Administration to turn over an explosive whistleblower complaint about presidential misconduct or face a “whole new stage of investigation” in a “Dear Colleague” open letter. A source familiar with the matter says that over the course of her forty years in Congress, today’s letter was “unprecedented.” Dear Colleague to All Members on Whistleblower Complaint Dear Colleague, On Thursday, Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire will appear before the House Intelligence Committee in an open hearing.  At that time, we expect him to obey the law and turn over the whistleblower’s full complaint to the Committee.  We also expect that he will establish a path for the whistleblower to speak directly to the House and Senate Intelligence Committees as required by law. The Intelligence Community Inspector General, who was appointed by President Trump, has determined that the complaint is both of “urgent concern and credible,” and its disclosure “relates to one of the most significant and important of the Director of National Intelligence’s responsibilities to the American people.” The Administration’s blocking of Acting DNI Maguire from providing Congress with the whistleblower complaint calls upon him to violate the federal statute, which unequivocally states that the DNI “shall” provide Congress this information.  The Administration is endangering our national security and having a chilling effect on any future whistleblower who sees wrongdoing. we must be sure that the President and his Administration are always conducting our national security and foreign policy in the best interest of the American people, not the President’s personal or political interest. I am calling on Republicans to join us in insisting that the Acting DNI obey the law as we seek the truth to protect the American people and our Constitution. This violation is about our national security.  The Inspector-General determined that the matter is “urgent” and therefore we face an emergency that must be addressed.  If the Administration persists in blocking this whistleblower from disclosing to Congress a serious possible breach of constitutional duties by the President, they will be entering a grave new chapter of lawlessness which will take us into a whole new stage of investigation. Thank you for your patriotism. Best Regards, Nancy I do not believe it is an accident that this letter comes out this afternoon, after Adam Schiff noted this morning that the privilege claim over the whistleblower report would require a new level of investigation. Pelosi is following through. This is a shot across the bow, it truly is unprecedented, and it is that much more powerful given how intransigent Pelosi has been regarding impeachment. According to Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) ,today’s letter also indicates that House Democrats are going to use the congressional power of inherent contempt as a means of immediately punishing future witnesses who defy the committee after this week’s incomplete and hostile testimony from Corey Lewandowski, whom even the Speaker herself later said deserved to be held in contempt. I will have much more to say on this aspect later in the week, as I am highly weary of using “Inherent Contempt” as a means to enforce legislative authority, but that can be settled out later in the week. We […]
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Can You Believe Roy Moore Might Be Back In Running For Senate In 2020?

A Mason-Dixon poll released Tuesday indicates that Roy Moore is at the top of the GOP primary field, and that 50% of Alabama voters say that they would elect a Republican over incumbent Doug Jones in 2020.  But Jones’s re-election chances will be affected by who he draws as his Republican challenger in 2020. Currently, Roy Moore – who Jones defeated in 2017 – is the top choice of GOP voters. Statewide, 27% of Republicans support Moore as the nominee, ahead of three current Congressmen – Mo Brooks at 18%, Bradley Byrne at 13% and Gary Palmer at 11%. Del Marsh (4%) and Tim James (2%) trail the field and a significant 25% are undecided. Moore could finish first in the GOP primary, but will likely have a much more difficult time winning a run-off. His current lead is largely a result of his name recognition advantage over others in the field, standing at about 20-points over Brooks, 40-points over Byrne and 50-points over Palmer. Those cushions will evaporate once the campaign begins in earnest. Moore also remains a divisive figure among Republican voters, with 34% having a favorable opinion of him but 29% holding an unfavorable view. All of the other potential candidates only have single-digit unfavorable name recognition. Additionally, all of the three Alabama congressmen that could face Moore in the run-off will not have the baggage of his 2017 run-off opponent — appointed Senator Luther Strange. Strange was hampered by the fact that he received his appointment to the Senate from unpopular former Governor Robert Bentley, who was later forced to resign from office. Here’s a thought to put in your pipe and smoke. Roy Moore might face Jeff Sessions, if Sessions would choose to run for his old seat. There’s no indication of that at this time, but it is a possibility to consider. If that would take place, Sessions would indisputably win a primary and it would be a large burden for Jones to overcome. Also consider this possibility: If for some reason we don’t regain the White House, it is crucial that we retake the Senate, because with a Democratic House and Senate, we could possibly get Trump impeached. I’m not being a doomsayer here, merely examining all the different possibilities and permutations of the 2020 field. The only thing I feel totally confident about saying right now, is that it’s going to be a bitch kitty of an election, unquestionably the most intensely fought of any election in our lifetimes.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Republican’s weak joke about applying 70% tax rate to the NFL

The New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl this year, which was, incidentally, the lowest-scoring ever. The teams’ combined score of 16, plus a half-time show that spurred a surprisingly...
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Awesome: Samuel L. Jackson records ad for Georgia race, promises ‘great vengeance and furious...

This is fantastic. On behalf of the DCCC, actor and civil rights activist Samuel L. Jackson has recorded a radio ad encouraging voters to turn out in Tuesday's special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, where Democrats are excited about...
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We may have found a motive for Republicans to finally impeach Trump: He’s colluding...

It seems to slowly be dawning on Republicans that Donald Trump does not give a flying damn about them or their party, and would just as happily hurt them as help them in the 2018 midterms if it ...
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‘This Is a Crooked CEO in the White House’: Pressure on Pelosi Grows as...

Intensifying pressure on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to act on her warning that President Donald Trump has sparked a constitutional crisis, 109 House Democrats have now expressed support for impeachment proceedings after four more lawmakers...
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White House Lashes Out At Both Bushes After Book Reveals How They Disparaged Trump...

Harry Truman famously said about Dwight D. Eisenhower, “He knows no more about politics than a pig knows about Sunday.” That sentiment has been echoed by George W. Bush, Sr. and Jr., referencing Donald Trump, in a book that just came out, and Trump...

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