September 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D. NH) on behalf of the group, End Citizens United, in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: With Mitch McConnell and President Trump threatening the fabric of our Democracy, Democrats need more allies in the Senate. That’s why...

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  • September 30, 2019

Well, it seems Australia has also been subjected to Trump pressure for personal political gain. According to the New York Times: Trump Pressed Australian Leader to Help Barr Investigate Mueller Inquiry’s Origins President Trump pushed the Australian prime minister during a recent telephone call to help Attorney General William P....

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  • September 30, 2019

The theatrical version of The Odd Couple movie starred Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.  The TV version featured fictional divorcees, Tony Randall, as the fastidious Felix Unger, and Jack Klugman as the hard-drinking, womanizer and gambler, Oscar Madison. As part of the hilarious love-hate relationship between the two men was Oscar’s...

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  • September 30, 2019

photo: PDAers Demand Medicare For All In solidarity, Dr. Bill Honigman for Alan, Mike H., Dan, Janis, Deb, Kimberly, Bryan, and Mike F., —your PDA national team. Tell Congress: We Need Medicare For All!   On this #MedicareForAll (#MFA) Monday, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) wants you to know the...

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  • September 30, 2019

Chris Collins, who has the dubious honor of being Trump’s first Congressional fanboy back in the halcyon days of 2016, has been in a bit of a scrape lately. He has been accused of insider trading regarding Innate Immunotherapeutics, and recently lost a legal battle to exempt large volumes of his...

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  • September 30, 2019

I’m actually more of a Star Trek nerd than a Star Wars nerd, but hey, I like ‘em both. And this made my midichlorian count soar. x You misspelled “Fraud.”#GoForceYourself https://t.co/ORY6eeyGgj— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 29, 2019 < p class=”is-empty-p”> And of course the Kushner spawn wants to dress as...

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  • September 30, 2019

The impeachment battle lines now appear to have been drawn in terms of the unfolding messaging war that will dominate the airwaves for months to come: Democrats are doggedly perusing the checked-out claims of a government whistleblower, while Republicans are lying about everything. That's not an exaggeration. Embracing Donald Trump's signature...

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  • September 30, 2019

The impeachment battle lines now appear to have been drawn in terms of the unfolding messaging war that will dominate the airwaves for months to come: Democrats are doggedly perusing the checked-out claims of a government whistleblower, while Republicans are lying about everything. That's not an exaggeration. Embracing Donald Trump's signature...

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  • September 30, 2019

http://www.bloomberg.com/… Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Richard Neal is considering releasing a whistleblower complaint that targets possible misconduct in the auditing of Donald Trump’s federal tax returns. The complaint raises allegations about “inappropriate efforts to influence” the audit process, House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal said in...

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  • September 30, 2019

I couldn’t believe I actually say the word “disarray” applied to Republicans in an AP story.  This is the former home of Ron Fournier.  And Democrats in Disarray is just more alliterative than Republicans in Disarray!  Granted, the headline didn’t actually have the word disarray in it, but this AP article...

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  • September 30, 2019

Received this e-mail from Governor Tom Wolf (D. PA) in support of Pennsylvania State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s (D. PA-10) congressional campaign: Eugene DePasquale (D. PA-10) Friends, I am proud to endorse Eugene DePasquale for Congress because he has been a great partner to me in Harrisburg. Eugene has worked tirelessly...

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  • September 30, 2019

thehill.com/… Illinois Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL CD-16) strongly rebuked Donald Trump for retweeting a remark saying impeachment would cause a Civil War like fracture. Adam Kinzinger‏ @RepKinzinger Adam Kinzinger Retweeted Donald J. Trump I have visited nations ravaged by civil war. @realDonaldTrump I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated...

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  • September 30, 2019

Well, well, well, I ain’t never seen the likes of this. Fox News; no really, Fox News; I’m not kidding: Rudy Giuliani was not the only attorney trying to get damaging information on Joe Biden from Ukrainian officials, and President Trump’s decision to withhold aid from Ukraine this summer was made in...

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  • September 30, 2019

National Staff –  Progressive Democrats of America   Judy Hess—force of nature, longtime PDA National Field Coordinator, Vice Chair of PDA’s Board, California State Co-Coordinator, former Chapter Leader in San Diego and Fresno, and progressive organizer in the California Democratic Party—has passed after a long battle with cancer. A fervent...

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  • September 30, 2019

Democrats responded to the whistleblower scandal surrounding Donald Trump’s contacts with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky almost as fast as they could. In fact, even as Trump attempted to set the narrative before they got a chance to see the “transcript” of their July call, with the expectation of defining the coverage,...

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  • September 30, 2019

Lordy, lordy, look who’s at it again: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1178442762284404736? https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1178442765736333313? Dude, the whistleblower’s complaint was the start of the investigation. And he or she is simply following the law as it’s written. It’s like if someone called in an anonymous tip that you’d murdered three girls on Epstein Island. You wouldn’t...

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  • September 30, 2019

Huffington Post is reporting that there is this Republican memo that states the following: The Republican leadership issued a memo Saturday clarifying that the Senate must take action if the House of Representatives approves articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. The statement came in response to concerns that the...

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  • September 30, 2019

In solidarity,  Mike Fox for Alan, Mike H., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, and Bryan—your PDA national team. “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”Dr. Martin Luther King   We have been convinced that Donald Trump should be impeached for over 2 years....

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  • September 29, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator and Presidential Candidate, Cory Booker (D. NJ), in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: Team, I’m grateful to be here today in South Carolina alongside my good friend, Jaime Harrison. I’m not sure if you know this, but Jaime and I go way back....

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  • September 29, 2019

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) in support of Sara Gideon’s (D. ME) U.S. Senate campaign: Sara Gideon (D. ME)   One year ago, the Senate was in the middle of Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing—and Christine Blasey Ford's heart wrenching testimony against him. The New York Times recently...

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  • September 29, 2019

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D. CT) in support of Mark Kelly’s (D. AZ) U.S. Senate campaign: Mark Kelly’s Senate race in Arizona is likely to be the most expensive and most competitive Senate race of 2020. Every election forecaster has rated the race a toss-up. Winning...

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  • September 29, 2019

Received this e-mail from U.S> Senator Mazie Hirono (D. HI) in support of Amy McGrath’s (D. KY) U.S. Senate campaign: Amy McGrath (D. KY) Mitch McConnell is the reason the Senate hasn’t taken meaningful action on gun violence or climate change. Mitch McConnell is the reason Trump has been able...

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  • September 29, 2019

Received this e-mail today from Civil Rights Hero, Rep. John Lewis (D. GA-05), in support of Jon Ossoff’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: I need your help today in Georgia: Will you give $5 to launch my brother Jon Ossoff’s campaign for the U.S. Senate? I’ve spilled blood struggling for civil rights....

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • September 29, 2019

Pedophilia and sexual assault have never been a deal breaker within the GOP. Neither have the scumbags who protect them. Despite the fact that as a wrestling coach at Ohio State University, Rep. Jim Jordan knew the team doctor was sexually assaulting kids on the team according to multiple former athletes, he did nothing to stop them....

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  • September 29, 2019

Received this e-mail from the group, Voter Protection Project, in support of Cal Cunningham’s (D. NC) U.S. Senate campaign: We are making BIG commitments to flip the Senate blue in 2020: Cal is running against Republican Senator Thom Tillis, who has the lowest approval rating of ANY incumbent in the Senate...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • September 29, 2019

There is a rather lengthy (surprisingly) Louisville Courier-Journal article on the plight of the laid off coal miners in Harlan County, Kentucky.  The coal mine they worked for — Blackjewel — declared bankruptcy, and the miners’ paychecks bounced.  The miners have been blocking the tracks to prevent Blackjewel from shipping out any...

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  • September 29, 2019

Chris Wallace handed Miller his a** this morning on Fox News Sunday: The Biden/Ukraine issue isn’t really that complicated except for The Russian names. There is a good explainer for it in the link below. Burisma Holdings owner, Mykola Zlochevsky hired Hunter Biden to his company’s board in 2014, possibly hoping...

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  • September 29, 2019

If my obnoxious next-door neighbor ever improperly solicits help from Vladimir Putin or the president of Ukraine, I want Adam Schiff to bring the hammer down on him. As it is, he just uses power tools at 8 a.m. on a Saturday. But maybe Schiff can look into that as...

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  • September 29, 2019

What happens when clinics providing healthcare services to women close? Among other things, American women will needlessly die. That’s the horrifying conclusion from a recent study published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology. Designed to gauge the impact of the closures of 100 women’s health clinics nationwide between 2010...

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  • September 29, 2019

For my money, this is still the greatest paragraph ever written in the English — or likely any other — language. And, as you’ve probably already guessed, it’s from Stormy Daniels’ interview with InTouch: But he was a little distracted by the TV. “The strangest thing about that night — this...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • September 29, 2019

There’s a diary on the rec list: No, the GOP wont abandon Trump for one reason: he’s  the last. I think they will, when they think the time is right. First, the Republican leadership has never liked Trump. During the nominating season, they tried to stop him, until it became...

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  • September 29, 2019

Long before Trump, today’s GOP lost any ability to be constructive on just about anything. If something is good, they reflexively oppose it.  People having healthcare? Oppose. People going to college? Oppose. Stopping gun massacres? Oppose.  Renewable energy? Oppose. Their entire policy on immigration is bigotry and hate. Their policy...

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  • September 29, 2019

This cannot be real.  It’s just too mind boggling. Report: Mitch McConnell urged White House to release transcript of Trump-Ukraine call Gotta be click bait.  But… Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly told the White House earlier this week that President Donald Trump should release the transcript of his call...

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  • September 28, 2019

I have just been reading too many diaries about how great and wonderful and brilliant Nancy Pelosi is. Oh she knew exactly when to bring impeachment proceedings. She played the Orange charlatan perfectly. She has “got this.” (the new Obama). I just saw a new diary about what a wonderful...

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  • September 28, 2019

I have just been reading too many diaries about how great and wonderful and brilliant Nancy Pelosi is. Oh she knew exactly when to bring impeachment proceedings. She played the Orange charlatan perfectly. She has “got this.” (the new Obama). I just saw a new diary about what a wonderful...

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  • September 28, 2019

Back in June posted Twitter user Bookdigger Jim’s unauthorized biography of drumpf, and a lot of folks enjoyed it. Well, Jim’s sharpened his pencil and has now profiled nobody’s favorite senator, Lindsey Graham… I’ll post his first tweet, in case you want to read the replies, then I’ll post a Twitter...

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  • September 28, 2019

You may have seen the ads; Scorsese, De Niro, Pesci, and Pacino, are all together in a new movie, “The Irishman.”   These are my favorite actors and director, and my favorite subject; labor unions. However this new movie is based on a book featuring confessions of a thuggish convict, without...

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  • September 28, 2019

CNN “(CNN)House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is moving quickly to investigate allegations at the center of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, preparing for hearings, subpoenas and depositions as soon as next week as Democrats try to finish the probe this fall. The panel is in negotiations to...

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  • Avatar of durrati
  • September 28, 2019

It’s always nice when they say the quiet part out loud. What is the Republican Party even about anymore? They used to oppose tariffs, stand for family values, recoil at deficit spending, and pretend that everything from wearing a tan suit to using a selfie stick fatally undermined the dignity...

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  • Avatar of Aldous Pennyfarthing
  • September 28, 2019

The IC whistle blower is driving drumpf to hysterics, his twitter feed is blowing up with batshit crazy even more than usual. Attributed to various users, Twitter has given that mask (for Now) man or woman a new Moniker… #OrangeCrush… x Perfect moniker. Spread the word, our day's Deep Throat...

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  • September 28, 2019

photo: PDA Helped Lead Climate Emergency Lobbying On The Hill In solidarity, Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Dan, Janis, Deb, Dr. Bill, Kimberly, Bryan—your PDA national team. The Climate Strike Is Just The BeginningTell Representatives and Senators to Act!   This past week, as part of the week of...

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  • September 28, 2019

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D. NY) in support of his colleague, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s (D. NH) re-election campaign: The most important race happening in 2020 isn’t the race for the White House. It’s the race for Senate control. The future of everything we...

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  • September 28, 2019

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D. WI) in support of her colleague, U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D. MI) re-election campaign: Michigan and Wisconsin have a lot in common, Samuel. We both have economies built on the manufacturing industry, a respect for our natural resources and our Great...

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  • September 28, 2019

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D. PA) in support of his colleague, U.S. Senator Tina Smith’s (D. MN) re-election campaign: Special interests and lobbyists just spent $2 million on ads targeting Minnesota U.S. Senator Tina Smith — and Election Day is still more than a year away. Tina told the St....

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  • September 28, 2019

Received this e-mail from the former U.S. Senator and War Hero, Max Cleland (D. GA), in support of Teresa Tomlinson’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: Teresa Tomlinson (D. GA) Before I served Georgia in the state senate, as Secretary of State, and in the United States Senate, I was serving...

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  • September 28, 2019

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D. VA) in support of Jaime Harrison’s (D. SC) U.S. Senate campaign: If we are going to take back the Senate next year — and I believe that we can — Jaime Harrison is going to be a big part of getting us there. So I'm...

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  • September 28, 2019

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) in support of Theresa Greenfield’s (D. IA) U.S. Senate campaign: Theresa Greenfield (D. IA) You know what makes America special, Sam? It's coming together to give everyone a chance, even when times are tough or disaster strikes. Take Iowa's Theresa Greenfield. Her...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • September 28, 2019