Tag: Democrats

Trump blames Democrats for his disastrous unvetted Veterans Affairs nominee

Now that Donald Trump’s seat-of-the-pants nomination of White House physician Ronny Jackson as Veterans Affairs chief has hit a bipartisan speed bump, Trump knows just who to blame. “The Democrats have become obstructionists,” Trump groused Tuesday, during a bilateral news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron. “That’s all they’re good at. They’re not good at anything else. …

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Democrats are the party of fiscal responsibility

After enacting a massive tax cut for the wealthy that will create record federal deficits, House Republicans last week once again attempted and failed to pass a balanced budget amendment. This latest example of hypocritical Republican grandstanding was exactly as principled and purposeful as their thoughts and prayers after mass shootings. A balanced budget amendment would be terrible …

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As GOP tries to stop Don Blankenship from winning Senate primary, Democrats come in to aid him

National Republicans are airing ads for the May 8 GOP primary against notorious West Virginia coal baron Don Blankenship, whom they fear is unelectable against Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, and now, a Democratic group is trying to help Blankenship get nominated. A new super PAC called Duty and Country has launched what Politico says is a $ 380,000 ad …

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Senate Democrats demand to know just how much influence the Kochs have in Trump’s White House

The Koch brothers pick a lot of public fights with the party they’ve bankrolled, including most recently pushing the Republicans to finally legislate a solution for Dreamers. But in private, when they’re raising money among their wealthy friends, they’re taking credit for what they consider accomplishments under Trump. “This year, thanks in part to research …

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New Jersey is poised to pass automatic voter registration now that Democrats are back in power

On Thursday, New Jersey’s Democratic-run state legislature passed a bill to automatically register eligible voters when they obtain or renew their driver’s license or state ID card, unless they opt out. This bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, who is expected to sign it after campaigning in favor of the issue. Automatic registration …

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Democrats can win by tackling race and class together. Here’s proof

The party is often asked to choose between courting white working-class voters and fighting racism but our research shows it can do both We’ve heard this line over and over again: Democrats need to woo the white working class. Of course, Democrats should endeavor to reach these voters – just as a basketball team that …

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Mark Warner Offers Democrats the Worst Possible Advice if Trump Fires Deputy AG Rosenstein

He wants them to cool off. Seriously. The path for Donald Trump to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller runs through Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. So what are Democrats going to do if Trump takes that first step toward firing Mueller by first firing Rosenstein? If Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) has his way, Democrats are going …

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Mark Warner offers Democrats the worst possible advice if Trump fires Deputy AG Rosenstein

The path for Donald Trump to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller runs through Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. So what are Democrats going to do if Trump takes that first step toward firing Mueller by first firing Rosenstein? If Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) has his way, Democrats are going to sit back and let Trump …

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Mike Pompeo is a disaster for the planet. Why do Democrats back him? | Sarah Meyerhoff

Pompeo is extreme in his denial of climate change. We must pressure Democrats who have backed him to change course “Ignorant, dangerous, and absolutely unbelievable.” This is how Mike Pompeo, then the nominee for CIA director, described the idea that climate change threatens our nation’s security in his 2017 Senate confirmation hearings. It’s also how …

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Paul Ryan’s gone, but what does that mean for Republicans, Democrats, and 2018?

On Wednesday morning, in a move that had been telegraphed for some time yet was still momentous, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced he would retire at the end of this term. Ryan’s exit not only could put his own seat in play, it has the potential to seriously alter an already volatile electoral landscape for …

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