In an enormous victory for progressives, Representative Jason Chaffetz, the hyper-partisan chairman of the House Oversight Committee, announced on Wednesday his intention to leave Congress at the end of his term in 2018. His announcement shocked Washington, as he was long viewed as one of the most ambitious politicians in the Republican party. Though Chaffetz did not … [Read more...] about Big Win for Resistance: Chaffetz Succumbs To Pressure, Quitting Congress
Neil Gorsuch, Trump's nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia, needs sixty votes in the Senate to be confirmed to our nation's highest court. On Sunday, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told NBC's Meet the Press that he is confident Gorsuch does not have the backing of the requisite 60 votes. From NBC News: "As the Senate gears up to … [Read more...] about Schumer Predicts Dems Will Block Trump’s Stolen Supreme Court Pick.
Donald Trump's election was celebrated by racist organizations, white nationalists, and the "alt-right". Trump's rhetoric frequently veered near, and sometimes clearly crossed, the line between provocative and outright racist. Many have hoped that Trump's supporters voted for him not because of these troubling statements, but in spite of it. Now, a new poll indicates that, … [Read more...] about Poll: Majority of Republicans Hold Racist Views of African Americans
It seems that every day, a new bombshell revelation is reported about the ties - and possible collusion - between Donald Trump, his closest advisers, and Russia. For example, just yesterday it was revealed that Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, met with executives of a Russian bank that was subject to U.S. sanctions. Of all the Russia-related stories that … [Read more...] about Criminal Investigation Into Jeff Sessions Sought By Lawyers In Five States
In the run up the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump sold himself as an outsider, a deal-maker, and, above all, a winner. Channeling his best Charlie Sheen, Trump famously promised his supporters, "We're going to win so much. You're going to get tired of winning. You’re going to say, 'Please Mr. President, I have a headache. Please, don't win so much.'" Well, in … [Read more...] about After Epic Defeat, Loser Trump Lashes Out Again. But Not At Who You’d Think.
Following the death of Antonin Scalia in February 2016, Republican senators broke Senate custom and abdicated their constitutional duties by refusing to hold confirmation hearings for Merrick Garland, Barrack Obama's pick to fill Scalia's seat on the Supreme Court. When Donald Trump won the presidency, the Republican strategy paid off: Garland was cast aside, and Neil Gorsuch, … [Read more...] about Dems Vow Filibuster to Block Trump’s STOLEN Supreme Court Pick
For months, Democrats and moderate Republicans have been demanding an investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. These demands followed numerous, troubling accounts of top level Trump aides - including disgraced former national security advisor Michael Flynn, and current attorney general Jeff Sessions - meeting with … [Read more...] about House Intel. Committee Member: Direct Evidence of Deception, Circumstantial Evidence of Russia-Trump Collusion; More to Come
After learning that his "new and improved" Muslim ban was rejected by the courts on Wednesday, Trump reacted about as well as you would expect. As is typical, Trump lashed out at the judiciary, calling into question the motives and independence of the judges who ruled against him. As it happens, one of the most conservative judges in the country, Jay Bybee, was on the 9th … [Read more...] about One of Nation’s Most Conservative Judges SLAMS Trump’s Irresponsible Attacks on Judiciary
With Republicans dominating the White House, Congress and, imminently, the Supreme Court, Democrats and progressives are looking to the 2018 congressional races as their first opportunity to reclaim some power in the federal government. Exactly how likely it is that Democrats will be able to retake the House is a hotly debated question. However, new predictions from the … [Read more...] about Experts Say Democrats Can Retake the House In 2018. But Their Path Is Incredibly Narrow.