Republicans use Judiciary Hearings to define campaign strategy: America is on fire!

Republicans have shown their campaign strategy for the 2020 election. They will make protests seem like America is on fire. Democrats better define the narrative. Republicans attempt to scare Americans about protests x x YouTube Video Watch complete episodes here. Democrats need to up their game. Republicans have made their strategy clear. Republicans used a very…

Changes During Public Impeachment Hearings (Part II)

As we discussed in our previous post, Trendency has been tracking the opinions of registered voters on the impeachment of President Donald Trump since the beginning of the year. Through most of 2019, even during the height of the Mueller Report becoming public, the public did not favor the impeachment of the President. This dynamic…

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…

House Judiciary committee hearings: The joke wasn’t about Barron, it was a pun about autocracy

So many stunts, and so little GOP improvement in discourse aside from bullying, and disinformation regarding process. But yet it was informative about how little some representatives prepare for such hearings. And there were distortions and lies. Four legal scholars were witnesses, and the argument for impeachment because much clearer atop the recent House Intelligence committee report….

The Two Shreks need a shout-out tomorrow during the hearings

Ranking member Devin Nunes (CA-R) needs some side-eye or at least more help traveling to his farm in Iowa, because of those Russia-related junkets Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, helped arrange meetings and calls in Europe for Rep. Devin Nunes in 2018, Parnas’  lawyer Ed MacMahon told The Daily Beast. Nunes aide…

Some thoughts on the hearings

One “advantage” of having been hospitalized for 76 hours is that I was able to watch a substantial amount of the impeachment hearings on Wed and Fri.   While in general my thoughts were, as might  be expected, in general focused on other topics (including getting back to my students), I have been able to read/watch…

Impeachment hearings confirm Republican Party is detached from reality. What does the press do now?

Republicans proudly advertised their radical ways during Wednesday's impeachment hearings into Donald Trump, wallowing in conspiracies and embracing debunked claims. The question now: How does the Beltway media cover a party that has aggressively removed itself from reality? How does the news business describe and treat a political party that routinely echoes the most unbelievable claims…

Memo to media: Don't screw up the impeachment hearings

Four months after the Beltway press badly failed in its coverage of special counsel Robert Mueller's congressional testimony on the Russia scandal, the D.C. press corps has a chance at redemption this week with the first public impeachment hearings of Donald Trump. Hopefully, newsrooms will be up to the important task at hand. “The stakes don’t get…

GOP memo outlines party's plan to defend Trump ahead of public hearings: Squirrel or Reverse Ferret

The GOP released a memo that summarizes however selectively their defense of Trump as the public testimony begins: assets.documentcloud.org/… The most amusing claim is that they can frame Trump’s “state of mind” without mentioning personality disorder. Axios summarizes it: Details: The Republicans claim these four pieces of evidence are “fatal” to the allegations that Trump used military…

Looks Like House Democrats Are SERIOUS On Public Impeachment Hearings.

What do I mean by serious?  The House Rules Committee passed a resolution for how the next phase of the impeachment inquiry will be held, and the resolution makes it clear that House Intelligence Committee chair will empower one of their staff lawyers to question the witnesses for no longer than 45 minutes.  Republicans will…

Nevada Republican Congressman Amodei Supports Impeachment Hearings

thenevadaindependent.com/… Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) told the Nevada Independent that he supports the House’s inquiry into whether President Trump should be impeached, but is withholding judgment on whether Trump has crossed the legal line… The Nevada Republican dismissed the notion, raised by Trump, that the issue was raised by political enemies in the government looking…