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Okay, you won’t believe this one. Or, rather, you will, but the barf bags you label “M, Tu, W, Th, F” in anticipation of the coming week in conservatism will fill up faster than a pair of Trump family pantaloons at a New York deposition. J.D. Vance, the guy who less...

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  • February 25, 2022

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: On March 9th the United States House of Representatives passed H.R.842, Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021, known as the PRO Act. The PRO Act vastly expands labor protections related to employees' rights to organize and collectively bargain in the workplace....

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  • May 9, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Marine Veteran Lucas Kunce’s (D. MO) U.S. Senate campaign: President Biden, labor activists, and everyday workers across the country are all calling on the U.S. Senate to pass the PRO (Protecting the Right to Organize) Act. They’re absolutely right, we need this bill to get...

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  • May 1, 2021

From Politico: Rep. Conor Lamb has begun telling some donors and supporters in recent days that he is likely to enter the Pennsylvania Senate race, according to multiple people familiar with the discussions. Lamb has urged some donors to contribute quickly as he ramps up his fundraising operation ahead of...

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  • April 30, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper (D. CO) in support of U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s (D. NH) re-election campaign: Sen. Maggie Hassan (D. NH) Folks, Our Democratic Senate majority rests on New Hampshire. My good friend, Maggie Hassan won her seat in 2016 by a mere 1,017...

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  • April 27, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Finance Committee Chairman, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden’s (D. OR) re-election campaign: x It’s past time to end the federal prohibition of cannabis. @SenBooker @SenSchumer and I are working hard to get it done this year.— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) April 21, 2021 I've been asked a...

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  • April 22, 2021

420 should be an official national holiday. Also, here’s the latest news out of Pennsylvania: The suit means business. Revenue. Jobs. Justice. Freedom. Legal Weed ✅ for PA. pic.twitter.com/0qEHxolMNh — John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) April 20, 2021 People who want lawmakers to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania rallied Tuesday at the...

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  • April 20, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) re-election campaign: This is urgent: Republican lawmakers in Georgia just enacted one of the most restrictive voter suppression bills in the country – and with the Senate now back in session, I need your grassroots support to fight back immediately....

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  • April 15, 2021

Some big news today out of North Carolina: Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s career in politics is not over. McCrory, a Republican who served one term as the state’s chief executive and 14 years as Charlotte’s mayor, has launched a campaign website announcing his run for North Carolina’s open U.S. Senate...

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  • April 14, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen’s (D. MD) re-election campaign: Even as we work to pass historic legislation in the U.S. Senate where Republican control has prevented progress for so long, we need to stay laser-focused on GOP efforts to steal the next election by suppressing...

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  • April 13, 2021

The Senate Parliamentarian has ruled that Chuck Schumer may be able to use budget reconciliation rules to pass two additional amendments to the 2021 budget bill that was used in enacting Biden’s Covid relief law. Reconciliation, though complicated, allows bills to pass the Senate with a 51 to 50 vote. thehill.com/… The ruling...

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  • April 6, 2021
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Here’s some big news today out of Pennsylvania: .@JohnFetterman announces he raised $3.9 million in the first quarter for his Pennsylvania U.S. Senate run, through 140,000 contributions. A big haul of 💰 at an early stage. — Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) April 1, 2021 Lt. Gov. John Fetterman said he raised...

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  • April 1, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) in support of U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s (D. NV) re-election campaign: President Joe Biden & Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D. NV) Do you remember how close the election was in Nevada in 2020? Joe Biden got just 50.06%...

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  • March 29, 2021

A noted piece of work, State Senator Hensley, a Sons of Confederate Veterans member, decided there were so many new ways to get a KKK founder’s statue to stick around in the usual battles of Tennessee culture. This particular 1978 bust is a Jim Crow monument with marginal historical value other than honoring...

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  • March 19, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Parkland father and activist, Fred Guttenberg, in support of Rep. Tim Ryan’s (D. OH) potential U.S. Senate campaign: Rep. Tim Ryan (D. OH) You may not recognize my name, but you may remember my daughter. Jaime was just 14 years old when she walked into...

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  • March 16, 2021

What does it say about Republicans that the two biggest assholes in the multiverse were their No. 1 and No. 2 choice for president in 2016? Of course, as with the infinite regression of turtles in Hindu cosmology, it’s assholes all the way down for the GOP. Ted Cruz, the...

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  • March 6, 2021

Some big news today: x 🚨I'm leading Senate Democrats in pressing the Biden administration to include an automatic extension of unemployment benefits tied to economic conditions in the next round of COVID relief. We need to get workers off the financial roller coaster, and this is the way to do...

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  • March 2, 2021

Today will feature questioning of Christopher Wray about the intelligence on the Insurrection of 1/6. It’s true that not ACAB, but an armed bunch of them showed up to foment sedition on 1/6. Accordingly, some GOP members of the judiciary committee will likely proclaim that they were shocked, shocked that anyone would...

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  • March 2, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D. NM) in support of U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto’s (D. NV) re-election campaign: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D. NV) My good friend and Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto just announced she’s running for re-election. Let me tell you a...

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  • February 26, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D. PA) in support of U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) re-election campaign: Sen. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) First, former Senator David Perdue filed paperwork to try to claw back the seat he just lost and flip the Senate for...

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  • February 24, 2021

Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D. OH) in support of U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s (D. CO) re-election campaign: Sen. Michael Bennet (D. CO) The Washington Post: “GOP looks to win back Senate in 2022” The fight for the Senate has already begun — we’re only a couple...

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  • February 24, 2021

Ted Cruz still blames his daughters for that Cancun trip and Trump’s daddy’s girls are not quite as political as we had previous thought. Trump may have also gotten a “target letter” indicating that something something is coming for him. Much like Trump trying to get Ivanka in at the...

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  • February 19, 2021

One hopes that after the farce of a Trump impeachment acquittal, that criminal proceedings begin in all of the relevant venues. We have already seen how Trump uses lawfare delaying tactics with even less aplomb than Mitch McConnell. We can also be assured that within the year, the numerous right-wing militants will...

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  • February 15, 2021

Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D. OR) in support of U.S. Senators Mark Kelly (D. AZ), Raphael Warnock (D. GA), Maggie Hassan (D. NH), and Catherine Cortez Masto’s (D. NV) re-election campaigns: On this Valentine's Day, let's celebrate some of our powerhouse Democratic Senators up for...

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  • February 15, 2021

McConnell kicks the Trump prosecution elsewhere as Senate lets Trump off on a technicality. A disingenuous Mitch McConnell apparently agreed with the sentiment “Hang Mike Pence” and gave cover to the turtle logic of the Big Lie, while trying to keep GOP donors. Trump “got let off on a technicality”....

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  • February 13, 2021

The WaPo is reporting that the Senate will call wtinesses: The Senate voted Saturday to call witnesses in Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, in a surprise move that comes one day after a Republican congresswoman’s account of the former president’s actions on Jan. 6 received national attention. Lead impeachment manager Rep....

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  • February 13, 2021

Response to all the comments below that the Dems “caved”: The House managers really only wanted one witness: Herrera-Beutler, who could testify what Trump told McCarthy — VERY damaging testimony. Herrera-Beutler’s report on that was entered into the record and Trump’s lawyers stipulated to it. That’s what they wanted and...

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  • February 13, 2021

Apparently Trump may have had nothing to do with the insurrection, according to one of his defense attorneys. Some guy named Grassy Knoll may have done it. x David Schoen floated a strange theory on Sean Hannity's show in defense of the former president. It’s worth unpacking, because it points...

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  • February 12, 2021

Received this e-mail today U.S. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I. VT): U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D. NY) & U.S. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I. VT) Democrats promised the American people that if we won both races in Georgia and took control of the Senate,...

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  • February 11, 2021

Wow: Michigan Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R) was caught on tape making cracks about physical violence against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), who last year was the target of a kidnapping plot by right-wing militia extremists. He was also recorded spreading lies about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S....

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  • February 10, 2021

Disloyal opposition gets its 44 votes today.11 votes from the 67 votes needed to convict Trump. In this impeachment trial, Trump still needs to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue. ”They’re behaving like mob lawyers who know that they have the jury in their pocket.” Trump will almost certainly be acquitted...

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  • February 10, 2021

Received this e-mail yesterday from former Governor Terry McAuliffe’s (D. VA) gubernatorial campaign: One month ago we watched in horror as violent insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol. All told, five people died, and with reports of bomb threats and threats on the lives of the Vice President and the Speaker...

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  • February 9, 2021

Big news today out of Pennsylvania: x YouTube Video Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman formally announced Monday what has been evident since his unsuccessful first campaign for U.S. Senate: He’s taking another shot at it. Fetterman, who launched his campaign with a video for supporters, is the first officially declared...

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  • February 8, 2021

Ok, in case you haven’t heard: President Biden promised to get more relief to Americans quickly to help people survive financially until the pandemic is under control. A key part of Biden’s proposal is to send another round of cash payments directly to U.S. households. Some economists, Republicans and moderate...

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  • February 4, 2021

Some big news happened this week out of North Carolina: Less than 48 hours after announcing his campaign for North Carolina’s open U.S. Senate seat in 2022, N.C. Sen. Jeff Jackson raised more than $500,000, with 90% of donations from North Carolinians, 78% of contributions under $100, and no contributions from...

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  • January 31, 2021

Playing catch up here. Received this e-mail from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen’s (D. MD) re-election campaign: For far too long the people of the District of Columbia have been denied their right of self-governance and have faced taxation without representation. This injustice must end. Washington, DC should be a...

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  • January 30, 2021

Received this e-mail today from Rep. Tim Ryan (D. OH-13): You’ve always had my back. That’s why I want to be the first to tell you: I’m thinking about running to represent Ohio in the U.S. Senate. This choice isn’t just about what I want. It’s about ensuring Ohio has...

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  • January 27, 2021

Some big news today out of Pennsylvania: WOOOOOW. 🥳🤯 ✅ Closing in on $1.1M ✅ 33K donations ✅ $32 average donation ✅ Closing in on 30K donors ✅ Majority of donors from PA ✅ Every one of the 67 counties@giselefetterman and I are *literally* overwhelmed. Levi too. 🐶 THANK. YOU....

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  • January 25, 2021

CNN is reporting on behind-the-scenes efforts to line up enough Senators to convict Trump in next week’s impeachment trial: McConnell privately says he wants Trump gone as Republicans quietly lobby him to convict As the House prepares to send articles of impeachment to the Senate on Monday, CNN has learned...

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  • January 22, 2021

No doubt there are Trump pardons, but the cluster falls close to the _____. Apparently Trump has been advised that the optics of guilt are greater exposure to his soon to be mounting legal woes. This includes even the Trumpian small insults, a hastily assembled 1776 position paper to prescribe...

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  • January 19, 2021

Regardless of whatever else happens in the next week, Trump’s one and only term ends at noon on January 20th. It’s in the Constitution. After that, he will be an ex-president. Because of that, some lawyers are arguing that the Senate can no longer try him, that impeachment only applies...

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  • January 14, 2021

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D. TX) organization, Powered By People: Beto O’Rourke  (D. TX) It’s been one week since the insurrection that took place in the U.S. Capitol and there still has not been any action taken to hold those responsible for inciting the violence....

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  • January 14, 2021

Received this e-mail today from the Pennsylvania Democratic Party: State Senator Jim Brewster (D. PA) Jake Corman—the top Republican in Harrisburg and the man trying to overturn a state senate election—keeps trying to explain away his anti-democratic decision not to seat Senator Jim Brewster. On Friday, Corman posted to Twitter...

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  • January 11, 2021

The drive to impeach Trump is gaining momentum by the hour, and the House will almost certainly approve an article of impeachment sometime between Monday and Wednesday. Even some Republicans are (belatedly) furious with Trump, if only for his putting their own lives in danger by instigating insurrection. The question...

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  • January 10, 2021

Some big news today out of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman says he is taking “a serious look” at another run for the U.S. Senate in 2022, an ambition he plans to share with supporters on Friday. “The 2022 cycle in Pennsylvania is going to be one of the...

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  • January 8, 2021

From The Huffington Post: Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler, one day before her closely watched Georgia Senate runoff, announced Monday she’s joining the coalition of GOP senators objecting to this week’s tally of the Electoral College results in Congress. “The American people deserve a platform in Congress, permitted under the Constitution,...

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  • January 5, 2021

x Hours before President Trump touches down in Georgia to rally in support of Sens. Loeffler and Perdue ahead of Election Day — Loeffler announces she will object to the Electoral College certification process on Wednesday. https://t.co/GtX3iIlOW5 — Priscilla Thompson (@PriscillaWT) January 4, 2021 x Members of the #SeditionCaucus Remember...

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  • January 5, 2021

Typically, a Republican incumbent in Georgia should be a shoo-in for re-election, especially in a special election. Not this time. Early voting has been enormous in Georgia, breaking all records. By Dec. 7, over a million absentee ballots had been requested. Neither of these statistics bode well for Republicans. That party’s voters...

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  • January 2, 2021

Good early voting for January 5th runoff elections in the Peach State is giving Democrats hope that they will win the two Senate seats and gain control of the upper chamber of Congress. Meanwhile, Trump is telling his supporters that the runoff elections in Georgia are “illegal and invalid” even as he...

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  • January 2, 2021
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