Monthly Archives: October 2017

Campaign News

CNN: First charges filed in Mueller investigation The Hill: Top Trump donor asked data firm to help organize hacked WikiLeaks emails New York Magazine: Bad news for Bannon: Mitt Romney may be headed to the Senate New Hampshire Union Leader: … Continue reading

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The Democrat in the Alabama Senate Race runs as a non-white supremacist

As Mother Jones reported in a recent article, the cases for which Doug Jones, the Democrat up against Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama special Senate election, “is most famous were his successful 2001 and 2002 prosecutions of two Ku … Continue reading

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Campaign News

Politico: Flake announces retirement as he denounces Trump Cook Political Report: Arizona Senate: Flake retires, race remains in toss up for now Washington Post: Pennsylvania sets March 13 special election to replace disgraced GOP congressman The Hill: Bannon: ‘Our movement … Continue reading

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Republican Illinois Governor Rauner to seek reelection

What is it with Republican governors seeking reelection and Harley’s?  First it’s Walker in Wisconsin and now Rauner in Illinois riding their hogs in campaign announcement ads. Manly men doing manly things. As expected Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Monday that … Continue reading

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Sen. Sanders to run for reelection to the Senate as an Independent

I go on about this a lot because it annoys me. The Hill reported today that “Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has confirmed that he will run for reelection in the Senate as an independent in 2018, despite recent pressure from … Continue reading

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Campaign News

New York Times: A Presidential bellwether is still waiting to start winning under Trump Los Angeles Times: This is what Steve Bannon told the California Republican Party convention Washington Post: Will Virginia be a national referendum? The Hill: GOP Senate … Continue reading

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Key House Republicans are being out-fundraised

Josh Kraushaar at the National Journal writes today that House Republicans are worried their most vulnerable members aren’t doing enough to raise the money they will need to fend off Democratic challengers in the 2018 midterms – particular in those … Continue reading

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American Music: “Night Rider’s Lament” – Nanci Griffith

Not many songs have their own website, but this one does. Lyrics and music of this classic are by Michael Burton. This cover by Nanci Griffith is one of my favourites. And there’s yodelling too. It’s been done by Garth Brooks, … Continue reading

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Campaign News

Washington Times: Club for Growth releases first ads in the tax reform debate Los Angeles Times: Steve Bannon’s speech to the California GOP tonight has some Republicans nervous Washington Post: Ex-CIA officers running for Congress as Democrats NBC News: Trump … Continue reading

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Democrat Phil Murphy sailing to victory in New Jersey gubernatorial

Thanks in great part to the ever-unpopular current Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie, Democratics are widely expected to win the upcoming gubernatorial election with candidate Phil Murphy. If you’d like to see some polling to that effect, Fairleigh … Continue reading

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Impeach Trump: We would if we could

Gazillionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer has a new ad out, and petition, imploring someone, anyone, to impeach Trump. Does anyone doubt there is the will on the part of Democratic legislators, if only there was a way? On to the … Continue reading

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This Day in America: October 19, 1781 – Cornwallis surrenders to Washington at Yorktown

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker likely running again

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is probably running for a third term, and he rides a Harley. He also likes to ride his Harley in political ads. Such a cool dad. State Democratic Party spokeswoman Melanie Conklin said Walker, a famous … Continue reading

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This Day in America: October 18, 1867 – The U.S. takes possession of Alaska

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Conservative populism and small-donor fundraising

For Democrats seeking encouraging news as we head towards the 2018 midterms, this is not it. According to McClatchy: The Republican National Committee raised more than $100 million in the first nine months of 2017, marking the first time it … Continue reading

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National Character Counts Week

This is “National Character Counts Week” in the United States and that means a presidential proclamation. I give you, President Donald Trump: “We celebrate National Character Counts Week because few things are more important than cultivating strong character in all … Continue reading

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Campaign News

Roll Call: De Leon to challenge Feinstein in California Senate The Virginia Pilot: New poll finds Virginia governor’s race tightening CNN: Trump approval steady, but more say he’s leading in the wrong direction Politico: Gore stumps for Murphy in New Jersey … Continue reading

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