Trump Says Nothing About Lewis – Until Just Now

Tributes from everywhere are pouring in on the death of Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights giant and the last of the speakers at the 1963 March on Washington. John Lewis: Former presidents join tributes to civil rights icon Even the White House acknowledged him: Rep. John Lewis was an icon of the civil rights…

Trump “lobsters” Maine, even if it's not affected until 2023

Trump’s going to have to do more than “lobstering” proclamations to save Susan Collins. Actually, Trump’s tariff war with China has damaged the Maine fisheries. x How to lobster pic.twitter.com/PZTlomCi5T— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) June 9, 2020 x The BDN Editorial BoardJune 8, 2020: “Trump didn’t save Maine’s fishing industry”https://t.co/Nzch8M4FbX https://t.co/AkYih5FHEP — HG Tomato 🍅 Wash Your…

196 days until election day, more Pyrrhic victories ahead.

As Trump ridicules social distancing as “politically correct” he reveals how little he respects his “own” guidelines, and continues to believe that his path to re-election is to restart the economy atop the bodies of COVID victims. President Donald Trump is fighting back against the public health and economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic in…

Sanders or contested convention? – wait until super-Tuesday or Bernie isn’t Public Enemy’s Yoko

FiveThirtyEight predicts a contested convention, especially if there are no surprises on super-Tuesday. The less-mentioned fear is a repeat of 2016 where Biden wins because of superdelegates on the second ballot and disaffected dems take their ball and stay home. FiveThirtyEight  @FiveThirtyEight Our latest primary forecast: projects.fivethirtyeight.com/… Just a preview posted so the Tuesday results can be seen…

Trump and Republicans want SCOTUS to delay death of Obamacare until after election

The background: The Trump administration and several red states have backed a — ridiculous, mind you — challenge to the Affordable Care Act arguing that Congress’ removal of the tax penalty connected to Obamacare’s individual mandate has made the entire law unconstitutional. Republicans hate Obamacare so much — because you can’t spell “Obamacare” without “Obama,”…

Hold Up Impeachment Until the Senate Agrees to Play Fair

Moscow Mitch has promised a sham impeachment trial with no witnesses and absolute coordination with the White House. But what if he never gets the chance? David Gerrold posted a suggestion on Facebook (which, unfortunately, I can’t link to) that the House should pass the Articles of Impeachment — but hold off on sending them…