So this is what a partisan witch hunt really looks like.
In a demonstration of unbridled self-interest and bottomless bad faith, the Trump White House and its Republican minions in Congress are on the cusp of releasing a “memo” that purports to document the biggest political scandal since Watergate. To pull it off, they are undermining the credibility of the law enforcement community that Republicans once defended so ardently, on the noble-sounding claim that the American public must know the truth. Read more.
Some of the biggest losers under the Republican tax overhaul include upper-middle class families in high-tax areas like New York City, graduate students, government workers and public school teachers.
The one thing they have in common? They’re mostly Democrats. Read more.
He’s one of the most popular governors in the country. Some Democrats think he’d make a great presidential candidate. There’s just one problem: Few outside of Montana have heard of the guy.
...This is the Steve Bullock his admirers want you to see: a skilled
practitioner of the art of persuasion, at a time when few in American
politics still have the patience or the muscle memory. And even if he
doesn’t end up running for president or if Democrats show no interest in
nominating a little-known charmer from a small, conservative state,
they’d better listen to a man who’s won statewide races three times and
remains one of the most popular governors in the country, five years
into the job—all while expanding Medicaid, tightening regulations on
“dark money” and raising the minimum wage in a state with fewer
self-identified Democrats than almost any other. Read more.
WASHINGTON -- You need not be a multimillionaire to be in the U.S. Senate. But the two most competitive Republican candidates in Ohio's 2018 race, Josh Mandel and Mike Gibbons, nevertheless would come with Brink's truck-worthy wealth if either was elected.
Both are competing to take on Sen. Sherrod Brown, the Democratic incumbent. Brown is among the minority of sitting senators who isn't a millionaire. Not counting his Cleveland house, Brown's assets could be worth as little as $367,005, or as much as $830,000. In Senate terms, he's a commoner, and rather proud of it. Read more.
The Republican Party has largely abandoned its platform of fiscal restraint, pivoting sharply in a way that could add trillions of dollars in federal debt over the next decade.
Cutting spending to
balance the budget was almost religion to the Republican Party for much
of the past eight years. But all year long, despite their control of the
White House and Congress, Republicans have not taken steps to balance
the budget, to overhaul entitlement programs such as Medicare and
Medicaid, or to arrest the growth of the country’s $20 trillion in debt. Read more.
Democrats have a clear vision for how they’d lead the country if in power, and the Republican president has been in office for less than eight months.
A Better Deal — the Democrats’ new economic development and job creation manifesto — was presented to us Wednesday by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in a meeting at The Denver Post. It was developed with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
The independent, highly respected agency that analyzes the impact of legislative proposals has said the numbers in President Trump’s budget don’t add up and that Republican health care proposals would cause huge insurance coverage losses. And it will hold immense sway over the fate of Republicans’ next legislative priority: tax reform. Read more.
USA Today 7/11/2017 Susan Page WASHINGTON — Smoke, meet fire.
For a year, Donald Trump and everyone associated with him — his family, his strategists, his vice president, his official spokesmen and himself — indignantly have insisted there was nothing at all to the "disgusting" and "phony" and "outrageous" suggestions that Team Trump had anything to do with Russians who might have been trying to meddle in America's election.Read more.
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