Democratic Kentucky Governor Beshear Ends Republican Sabotage of Medicaid.

Once again, newly elected Democratic Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has kept another campaign promise: signing an executive order that ended Matt Bevin’s “work requirements” for Medicaid.  For those not in the know, Republican Governor Matt Bevin hated, hated, hated the ACA and the Medicaid expansion under then Democratic Governor Steve Beshear — Andy’s Dad.  Bevin came…

My Son? What a Bunch of Malarkey!

Without a scintilla of evidence, the impression from the White House, Congressional Republicans, and Fox News devotees is that Joe Biden is a schemer.  According to President Donald Trump, his henchman Rudy Giuliani, a cadre of House Republicans, and the Department of Justice's leader William Barr, something is rotten besides their own morality.  Rumors of…

The New York Times' impeachment coverage devolves into Republican talking points

Firmly adopting Republican spin as the best way to view the House impeachment of Donald Trump, The New York Times in recent days appears to have forfeited much of its news coverage to the GOP. Adopting Republican talking points that impeachment is “a political plus” for Trump; “risky” for Democrats; that the White House’s impeachment war room is…

GA-Sen A: Tomlinson (D) Calls On Congress To Repeal Trump's Blank Check On The War In Afghanistan

Received this e-mail today from Teresa Tomlinson’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaign: A groundbreaking Washington Post report on the War in Afghanistan details widespread political manipulation and strategic malpractice in our country’s longest war. After the report’s publication, Congress again abdicated its responsibility to provide oversight when it passed the latest defense appropriations bill. Senior defense officials…

TX-Sen: DSCC Expands Its Targets Map, Endorses MJ Hegar (D) For U.S. Senate

Some big news today out of Texas: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Monday endorsed MJ Hegar for Senate, picking the former Air Force helicopter pilot over four other major contenders in the crowded Texas primary field. “Texas has emerged as a battleground opportunity for Democrats up and down the ballot, and MJ Hegar is the…

'Puppet Master and Agent': Russian state TV openly mocks Trump

How is it that everyone in America is skeptical of Russia’s intentions except the very people who for decades have had the most jaundiced view of the country? Now we have a pr*sident who openly favors Vladimir Putin at the expense of Ukraine, and they’re actively attempting to cover up our rascally Russian agent’s crimes….

Obama: World Would Be Better Off If Women Ran It

No, Michelle Obama is not running for president, or any other office. But her husband thinks that in general it wouldn’t be a bad idea. From the BBC: Barack Obama: Women are better leaders than men. If women ran every country in the world there would be a general improvement in living standards and outcomes,…

A Look at Impeachment Before The Public Hearings

Since the beginning of the year, Trendency has been tracking the views and opinions registered voters hold when it comes to the impeachment of President Donald Trump. This was not a question we asked very often, since there was very little movement among voters on this question throughout most of the year. All of this…

Sustain Our Efforts To Hold Trump Accountable

Archives In solidarity,  Mike Hersh for Alan, Mike F., Deb, Janis, Kimberly, Bryan, Dr. Bill, Donna, and Dan—Your PDA National Team PDA And Our Allies Were Among The First To DemandAccountability And Consequences For Trump’s CrimesSupport Our Justice Or Bust Efforts With Automatic Gifts   Presidents are not kings or queens. No person is above…

rather than bribery, Trump talks about dentures

The unhingery continues, which for some could be more proof of unfitness. Apparently GOP House members are reduced to insulting the Speaker’s choppers. GOP Rep. Mike Johnson appeared on CNN Sunday, where he was immediately asked about President Donald Trump’s tweet claiming Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “teeth were falling out.” […] “The president has a very…

An open letter to Nikki Haley from the briefly reanimated corpse of Jefferson Davis

Sunday, December 15, 2019 Hollywood Cemetery Richmond, Virginia Dearest Ambassador Haley, I am writing from the distant past to offer some modest thoughts about your exciting future. I understand congratulations are in order as you embark on the journey to seek the presidential nomination of the party of states’ rights, nullification, and secession. (One hundred…