Democrats are increasingly optimistic that they will have the votes needed to block Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. This confidence is buoyed by polls showing that the ACA is now more popular than ever, and by the incredible pressure Democrats and progressive activists have exerted on Republican lawmakers at town halls and other forums. All this pressure … [Read more...] about In Bizarre Episode, Rand Paul Attempts to Steal Draft of House Republicans’ ACA Repeal Bill
Since losing the Republican primary to Donald Trump last year, and then winning his Senate seat for another term (despite his promise that he would not seek another term), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has kept a relatively low profile. He has emerged from time to time to tweet something semi-critical about Donald Trump, or about a Trump cabinet pick, only to follow up such hollow … [Read more...] about Delicate ‘Little Marco’ Afraid Constituents Will Be Mean to Him; Skips Town Halls
Jonathan Chait published a fascinating opinion piece in New York Magazine on Monday, presenting a compelling case that anti-Trump activists are having a real impact on Trump and his presidency. The entire post is definitely worth a read; however, the following excerpt summarizes a number of Chait's key conclusions: “It is worth noting that, so far, normal political … [Read more...] about The Resistance is Winning: Trump ‘Enraged’, ‘Impotent’ As Opposition Grows, Says Columnist
It cannot be denied: with Republicans in control of the White House and Congress, and with a conservative judge likely to be confirmed to the Supreme Court, it is a good time to be a Republican. Problem is, with Republicans having such complete control of the federal government, when Republicans fail - and they will fail - they will (or rather, should) have no one to blame but … [Read more...] about New GOP Strategy: Make Elizabeth Warren the Face of Democratic Party. We Say: Bring It!
Donald Trump has been spending nearly every weekend of his presidency at Mar-A-Lago, his Florida resort. His decision to jet down to Florida so regularly has subjected him to strong criticisms, as each such trip costs taxpayers millions of dollars. It appears that these trips might also present security and informational risks, due to Trump's penchant for holding secret … [Read more...] about New Yorkers To Trump: Get Out!
In the weeks that have passed since Donald Trump's inauguration, millions of every day Americans have organized in protest against Donald Trump, his Republican enablers, and the extremist policies they are attempting to force on this country. These efforts contributed to the withdrawal of Andrew Puzder as Trump's secretary of labor, and led to an historic (but ultimately … [Read more...] about The Resistance is Growing: Govt. Employees Organizing To Block Trump’s Anti-Science Pick for EPA Chief
In recent weeks, the Republican party has been criticized for failing to hold Trump accountable for his erratic behavior, and for abandoning heretofore "core" principles of the GOP for the sake of political expediency. Privately, however, it appears many Republicans have grave concerns regarding Trump's competency to lead the nation - at least according to Senator … [Read more...] about Sen. Franken: Behind Closed Doors, Senate Republicans ‘Greatly Concerned’ About Trump
For months, Trump has had the world scratching its collective head wondering why he has been so subservient to Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin. From refusing to condemn Russian atrocities, to threatening the future of NATO, to picking pro-Russia cabinet appointees and advisers, to choosing to believe Putin's word over the findings of US intelligence agencies, Trump's … [Read more...] about FED UP: Pelosi Demands Investigation Into Russia-Trump Blackmail Allegations, ‘I want to know what the Russians have on Donald Trump’
With a seemingly endless stream of disastrous executive orders emanating from the White House, one of the few bright spots for Democrats has been the mobilization of millions of Americans who oppose Trump's policies. From the Women's March on Washington, to the many airport protests opposing Trump's immigrant ban, to letter-writing campaigns and beyond, people are speaking out … [Read more...] about Turning a March Into a Movement: Dems Hiring Operatives in Key Republican Districts for 2018 Campaigns