Daily Archives: April 20, 2017

On the Charts: “Band of Gold” – Freda Payne, No. 10 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 for 1970

“Band of Gold” was written by legendary former Motown producers Holland–Dozier–Holland (H-D-H) and Ron Dunbar, a staff employee and producer. H-D-H wrote the song under the pseudonym Edythe Wayne because of a lawsuit they had with Motown. It was big … Continue reading

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How aggressively will national Democrats contest the Montana special election?

Making decisions about where and how central party resources are spent in support of local races is one of those aspects of politics that rarely gets the attention it deserves. The DCCC or the NRCC look at seats they likely … Continue reading

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This Day in American History: April 20, 1898 – President McKinley signs a joint resolution with Congress for a declaration of war against Spain, beginning the Spanish-American War

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Quotable Quote: Deputy DNC Chair Keith Ellison says Obama bears responsibility for Democratic loses

“Look I’m a great fan of President Obama. I totally voted for many of the things he supported — Dodd Frank, Affordable Care Act, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — I could keep going. Wonderful achievements. But Barack Obama could have … Continue reading

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Democrats are more stoked about 2018

A new national poll by PPP finds that Democratic enthusiasm is not only evident in what we saw in special election results in Georgia and Kansas, but is a national phenomenon. Democrats lead the generic Congressional ballot 47-41. But what’s … Continue reading

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Republicans already out with new attack ad in the Georgia 6th

The Congressional Leadership Fund, a conservative group, wasted no time releasing a new digital ad directed at Democrat Jon Ossoff in anticipation of the runoff election on June 20th. It attempts to link Ossoff to Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi, … Continue reading

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The professor who predicted Trump’s win predicts his impeachment

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This says it all (Trump’s braintrust visits the White House)

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Valerie Jarrett didn’t see Trump’s election coming. Who did?

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Trump’s terrible first quarter numbers

A new Gallup poll finds that Donald Trump averaged just a 41% job approval during his first quarter as president. They note that this is 14 percentage points lower than any other president in Gallup’s polling history. The average first-quarter … Continue reading

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Morning Headlines

CNN: Nine months of sex harassment scandals take down two Fox News icons Politico: Trump’s campaign legal fees top $4 million New York Times: Group therapy and chastened lawmakers at raucous town halls The Hill: GOP under pressure as tax … Continue reading

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