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House Democrats Subpoena HHS and CDC Chiefs Over Alleged Political Interference in Covid-19 Response

Accusing top Trump health officials of "extensive and dangerous" political interference in the coronavirus pandemic response, House Democrats on Monday subpoenaed the heads of...

All 50 states plus DC certified votes by December 8th and all but Wisconsin met safe harbor criteria

This should probably be getting bigger headlines but it is official now, 306 electoral votes have been certified for Joe Biden as of December...

House finally ready to deal with COVID-19 reality, will vote to adopt proxy voting rules this week

House Democrats are moving forward with a rule change to allow for proxy voting in the House, despite Republican opposition. "The intent of this...

Powerful House Democrat Asks if 25th Amendment Solution Worth Considering

Today this tweet popped up. Dear Cabinet Officials: Today’s #coronavirus briefing went from bad to worse. Deeply troubling. Some people are saying it may be time to invoke the #25thAmendment. Thoughts? — Hakeem Jeffries (@RepJeffries) April 18, 2020 So, why should we give a damn? This is probably the millionth time someone with sense has called for Trump’s ouster via the 25th Amendment. And Pence, who is the only one who can trigger it, will never, ever do it. Why is this important? For the simple reason that Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) is the Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, one of the main players in the House impeachment proceedings, and a House Democrat close to both Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff. He’s a rising star in Democratic politics, and a powerful voice in the black and progressive Democratic communities. And, most importantly, because Jeffries, a member of the House leadership, would have never issued such a damning tweet if Pelosi and the House Leadership weren’t behind it. I almost titled this “House Leadership Calls for 25th Amendment Invocation,” but that would be going further than Jeffries went. But not a lot further. In short: Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leadership are calling for the White House to consider kicking Trump’s ass to the curb via the 25th Amendment. So what in Bog’s name did the stupid son of a bitch say this time? Well, I didn’t watch it. I don’t watch any of his stunt “briefings.” The media pays people hazard pay to stick their heads in that rhetorical sewage pipe every day and extract…something…out of it. Here’s what I’ve gleaned from today’s Two-Minute Hate: I challenge you to try and make sense of this Trump rant pic.twitter.com/4umIOeHle2 — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 18, 2020 I tried. I really did try to listen to all 39 seconds of it. I felt a blood vessel over my eye start to throb about ten seconds in, and I ceased-and-desisted. He told a blizzard of lies. Nothing new here. CNN has a breakdown of Trump’s daily breakdown. Apparently he tried to claim that having less casualties to COVID-19 than we suffered during World War I is a good thing. Or something. Trump left the poduim at 6:16. (No one reported if he left a trail of diarrhea leakage behind him as he stalked off the stage.) Jeffries posted his tweet 33 minutes later. I have no idea what specifically prompted Jeffries to issue his call to consider a 25th Amendment remedy for Trump today. Maybe Pelosi just had as much of his vitrolic spew as she could handle. Maybe Jeffries just threw his hands up and said “Fuck it, let’s light this candle.” Whatever it was, I guarantee he ran it by Pelosi before posting it. Twitter is a truly ephemeral flavor of social media. 99% plus of all tweets sink without a trace within minutes. This one may well sink right along with the rest of them. But I think it may not. It is a shot fired across the White House’s bow by the House Democrats. For the first time that I’m aware of, a senior member of the House Democratic leadership publicly suggested that the 25th Amendment — the removal of the sitting president because he is mentally unfit for the job — […]

House Democrats unveil bill to protect working families from the coronavirus economy

The day after Senate Republicans blocked an emergency paid sick leave bill, House Democrats unveiled their Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and offered Donald...

House Democrats apt response to the White House claims of “Privileges and Immunities” for Trump

The House of Representatives sent their response to the White House's claims Trump is effectively above our laws, due to all of his imaginary “Privileges and Immunities” the...

‘Naked, Unapologetic and Insidious’ Corruption: Democrats Respond to Trump’s Official Statement on Impeachment Charges

Responding to President Donald Trump's official answer to the impeachment charges against him now facing trial in the U.S. Senate, the Democratic House Managers...

House Democrats open investigation into inhumane Trump policy forcing asylum-seekers to Mexico

House Democrats announced on Tuesday that they have opened an investigation into inhumane and illegal Trump administration policy that has forced as many as 60,000 asylum-seekers to wait out...

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