Category Archives: Politics

Ted Cruz caught in campaign violation. Big yawn

In a world in which Donald Trump is president, no one is going to pay much attention to a campaign fundraising violation by another Republican candidate in last year’s political primary. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Thursday said that … Continue reading

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Trump administration lies about not cutting Medicaid (video)

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Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses graduates at her alma mater, Wellesley College – full remarks (video)

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Obama talks walls (video)

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Trump asks NSA and DNI to influence Russia investigation

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More bad news for the poor in 140 characters or less

Trump’s budget proposes cuts to programs for the poor, lowers taxes sharply and assumes improbable economic growth https://t.co/KH3AxAtTUZ — The New York Times (@nytimes) May 23, 2017

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House Democrats look for more pickups in 2018

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is now adding an additional 20 new targets for the 2018 midterms, which brings the total targeted to 79, according to a story in The Hill. All but two of the latest targets voted … Continue reading

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Other Campaign News

NBC News: Republican Carlos Curbelo wants you to know he called for impeachment first Governing: ‘This job is hard’ says Texas GOP chairman as he resigns Daily Kos: Both Democrats crush Republic frontrunner for this fall’s crucial gubernatorial race in Virginia … Continue reading

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Race and politics in SCOTUS North Carolina redistricting decision

The games Republicans have been playing with congressional redistricting have and will continue to make it difficult for Democrats to take the House. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court took a small step to remedy that by “striking down two … Continue reading

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Insider elected chair of the California Democratic Party, Sanders wing sings protest song

Though not a Bernie Sanders supporter, I thought his candidacy was important and that he represented and continues to represent an essential perspective in American politics. Lost among many who don’t follow politics obsessively is the importance of elections for … Continue reading

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Joe Scarborough discovers Trump lies constantly, shares “news” with viewers (video)

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Trump and the cost of taking on the FBI

Much has been made of the loyalty of Trump’s base as he bumbles and stumbles through the first months of his presidency. All things, however, have their limits. On Friday, a new Reuters/IPSOS tracking poll showed Trump with a job … Continue reading

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Being insufficiently Trump in the Alabama 2nd Congressional District

Some Republican politicians deemed not sufficiently supportive of the president will almost certainly be getting a primary challenge from their right. Alabama Rep. Martha Roby (AL-2nd) is getting this treatment from State Rep. Barry Moore who has said he made the decision … Continue reading

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Schumer steps up

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CNN Panel: Is Trump competent to be president? (Serious question, BTW)

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NY Lt. Gov. Hochul (D) won’t challenge Chris Collins (R) in the 27th Congressional District

The 27th Congressional District of New York is in Western New York, containing most of the “eastern and southern suburbs of Buffalo, most of the southern suburbs of Rochester, as well rural areas to the east.” Chris Collins (R) currently represents … Continue reading

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What lessons should we take away from special elections in Georgia and Montana?

A question the answer to which will become clearer over the next several weeks is how much of an impact TrumpCare will have on special elections in Montana and Georgia. Democrats are hopeful the health care issue in particular will help … Continue reading

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Trump launches “election integrity” commission to justify bogus illegal voter claims

It has been widely noted so many insane things have been happening at the Trump White House that it’s easy to miss important things that are not particularly sexy. One such item is the expected launch, via executive order, of … Continue reading

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Electoral vulnerability makes a patriot out of one House Republican

Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) certainly has her eye on the prize, i.e., reelection. She’s in tough to retain her seat in the 2018 midterms in a district that is trending blue. Surprise, surprise, she’s calling for an “independent investigation” into Russian … Continue reading

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Maine will use a ranked ballot for the 2018 U.S. Senate. Less important news is that Gov. LePage is not running

One of the few political figures in America who could give Trump a run for his money in terms of crudeness and mental instability, Governor Paul LePage of Maine,  has decided against a run for the U.S. Senate in 2018. … Continue reading

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