Month: September 2020

Republican Trainwreck: Millions at Risk as Trump Demands Healthcare Vote

In their frenzied effort to strong-arm support for the flailing American Health Care Act (AHCA) before a vote on Friday, President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have officially made the Republican plan even worse. Tweets about #ProtectOurCare OR #AHCA Trump issued a stark ultimatum to wavering House...

Seeking 'To Create a Police State,' AG Sessions Threatens Sanctuary Cities

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday took aim at sanctuary cities, saying such communities must end and that his Department of Justice would deprive them of federal grants—a move that prompted the New York attorney general to vow his continued resolution in resisting the Trump administration’s “draconian policies.”...

Merkley Holds the Floor for More Than 15 Hours Against 'Extreme' Gorsuch

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) held the Senate floor overnight from Tuesday into Wednesday, talking for more than 15 hours about his opposition to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Merkley’s talk-a-thon, which began around 6:45pm Tuesday, ended after 10:00am Wednesday. Votes on Gorsuch, who faces a Democratic filibuster, are expected...

Twitter 'Alt Account' Lawsuit Exposes Trump Team's Effort to Stomp Out Dissent

Twitter dropped its lawsuit against the federal government on Friday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) withdrew its summons demanding the social media company unmask the identity of the person or people behind one of the of “alt” accounts to criticize the Trump administration. The company had filed...

After Surprise Visit to DMZ, Pence Tells North Korea 'All Options Are on the Table'

Seemingly unabashed after North Korea’s warning last week of an imminent “thermonuclear war,” Vice President Mike Pence once again engaged in saber-rattling against the country on a surprise visit to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Monday. “[W]e have plenty of reason to be frightened...

RESIST DAY #90: What You Can Do Today

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Senator Bernie Sanders, DNC Chair Tom Perez and other Democratic Party leaders will be traveling to nine “red” and “purple” states starting on April 17th.  Along with local activists they are tentatively scheduled to hold rallies in Maine, Kentucky, Florida, Nebraska, Utah, Montana, Arizona and Nevada. The...

US Occupation of Afghanistan 'The Main Obstacle' to Peace: Taliban

The U.S. occupation of Afghanistan is “the main obstacle” to peace, the Taliban’s leader said Friday. In his comments to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada also denounced the plan to increase number of U.S. troops in the country, and accused the U.S....

Conyers family primary fight brewing in Mich.

The resignation of former Rep. John ConyersJohn James ConyersFormer impeachment managers clash over surveillance bill VA could lead way for nation on lower drug pricing The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Dems release first transcripts from impeachment probe witnesses MORE Jr. (D-Mich.) is expected to set off both a crowded Democratic...

All eyes on Sen. Hatch as he weighs reelection bid

The political spotlight is shifting to longtime Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchBottom line Bottom line Bottom line MORE (R-Utah) as he considers whether to run for reelection in 2018. Hatch’s office has repeatedly said he’ll make a decision by the end of the year, but he still has several...