Category: Politics

2020 Presidential Primaries: Super Tuesday – March 3

Fourteen states and one US territory vote today to make their choice for whom they want as candidate for President. Both parties are holding primaries and a caucus. Donald Trump still has a challenger, former Governor Bill Weld (R-MA), who has said he will not drop out after today. The number of candidates for the …

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2020 Democratic Primaries: Choices

Six New York Times columnists weighed in on the 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate, each making the best case for one of the top six in the running. Michelle Goldberg: The Case for Elizabeth Warren She wants to purify capitalism so it works as it should. On Tuesday night, after the latest Democratic debate, Ann …

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Impeachment Is Forever

The Democratic Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, has said it several times, before and after, Donald trump’s Senate trial, “impeachment is forever.” One of the consequences of this, even though he wasn’t removed from office, is that Trtump can’t parson anyone who connected to his impeachment, even Roger Stone. Corey Brettschneider, a professor of …

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Democratic Debate 2020 South Carolina

The tenth Democratic debate will air tonight on CBS at 8 PM ET ahead of South Carolina’s primary on Saturday, February 29. There wil be one more candidate on stage tonight, the other billionaire, Tom Steyer. Super Tuesday in March 3 in 14 state and will include California, for the first time, and Texas, the …

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Democratic Debate 2020 Nevada

The focus of the Democratic contest for a presidential candidate moves to Nevada for the caucus on Saturday February 22 where early voting turnout has been high More than 36,000 Nevadans opted to vote early in the first three days of Nevada’s Democratic caucus — the first time that the unique early voting option has …

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Impeachment Trial: Closing Arguments

Closing arguments in the Senate trial of the impeachment of Donald Trump from the House managers and Trump lawyers begin at 11 AM ET. Although Trunp’s acquittal is all but certain, some Republican senators have started to acknowledge that Trump’s pressuring of Ukraine for political investigations that would benefit him politically was inappropriate, or even …

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Impeachment: Senate Trial 1.24.2020

Today starts the fourth day of the Senate trial of Donald Trump. OIt is the third and last day of arguments made by the House management team. Tomorrow starts the first of three daysof arguments by Trump’s lawyers in his defense. Republicans have been complaining about the length of the days and the repetition of …

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Impeachment: The Senate Trial 1.23.2020

As the Senate trial of Donald Trump enters its third day, Trump is back on from Davos and tweeting at record pace. Republicans can only protect him for so long before he confesses on Twitter. Today the House managers will continue with their opening arguments focusing on his abuse of power. The trial resumes at …

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Impeachment: The Senate Trial 1.21.2020

Coverage of the Senate Trial of Donald John Trump begins live via PBS at about 12:30 PM ET. The Senate session is set to start at 1:00 PM ET. Today’s session is going to be mostly a fight over the rules that Senate Majority Leader “Midnight in Moscow” Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has put forward which …

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Impeachment: Yes, Trump Broke Federal Law

The first article of impeachment charges him with abuse of power for pressuring Ukraine to assist him in his re-election campaign by damaging Democratic rivals. Using the powers of his high office, President Trump solicited the interference of a foreign government, Ukraine, in the 2020 United States Presidential election. He did so through a scheme …

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Just Another Distraction

Why would the lunatic in the Oval Office order the assassination of one of Iran’s top generals? You have to remember how this narcissistic psychopath thinks; it’s all about him. That brings us to the obvious explanation, he needed a distraction from his pending trial in the Senate which has been headlines for weeks. Two …

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The Real World Of Grand Rapids, MI

Michigan is the birthplace and family home of our intrepid editor-in-chief and good friend ek hornbeck (No that is not his real name, but I’ll never tell. Sorry, Meteor Blades). It is also the home of a fellow blogger and friend Marcy Wheeler, proprietress of emptywheel. Marcy lives in Grand Rapids where this past Sunday …

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