NH-Sen: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D. NY) Refuses To Let Moscow Mitch Defeat Jeanne Shaheen (D)

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 care about – from health…

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Hook. Line. Sinker.

This would be embarrassing if only it weren’t so damn hysterical. Watching Donald Trump go up against Nancy Pelosi is like watching Don Knotts fight Muhammad Ali in his prime. It’s just no contest. And it’s exactly why we have a Speaker Pelosi, and not a Speaker Ocasio Cortez, or a Speaker Moulton, or a…

Fund the wall or we kill the economy: GOP debt ceiling extortion returns

“Both sides do it” may well be the most dangerous and deceitful phrase in U.S. politics. The lazy analyst’s substitute for actual journalism doesn’t merely misdiagnose what plagues the American body politic, but fails to correctly identify the source of the disease. As Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein put it in their 2012 book, It’s…

A Radical Idea. Updated

I have a radical ides. I know, like this is a news flash, right? Just do me one favor. Read the whole damn thing, don’t just read the next paragraph, say “What an idiot!”, and then steam off to the comments section. Read it, look at what I say in political and practical terms instead…

In this battle of wits, only one side is competing.

The President is a counter puncher. When he’s hit, he hits back twice as hard   Sarah Huckabee Sanders Thus us a primo example of the bullshit that I like to call the Trump mythology. In boxing, a counter puncher deflects or accepts a minor blow in order to be in position to deliver a more…

Want to know who's trying to end the shutdown? Look at who's negotiating.

Here’s how it ultimately breaks down, in pure and simple human terms. This Friday morning, over 800,000 federal employees will wake up, hit the “brew” button, and log into their bank accounts, which will show exactly the same amount of money that they did when the employees went to bed on Thursday night. There’s what…

DFA Mounts Pressure On Chuck Schumer To Deliver 49 No Votes Against Brett Kavanaugh

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: RED ALERT: Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings start first thing Tuesday morning. This is our LAST CHANCE before Tuesday’s hearings to demand that Sen. Chuck Schumer deliver 49 “NO” votes against Kavanaugh — to increase pressure on flippable GOP Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins to…

Schumer: Kavanaugh would likely overturn Roe v. Wade

For some reason I woke up this morning feeling better about the future of America. If Trump is impeached and convicted, Mike Pence becomes president. And since Pence has decided to live his life as an intestinal fluke subsisting solely on Trump’s half-digested Hot Pockets and putrefying viscera, he isn’t likely to live long without his…