Democratic Opposition

By Cory Zacharia | Democratic Party, Anti-Trump, Hamilton Electors, Vote Counts

‘I’ve got to stay,’ Pelosi says, to defend Obamacare

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that she has remained atop her caucus primarily to defend the Affordable Care Act from attempts by President Trump and congressional Republican to repeal the 2010 health law.<p>Pelosi deflected calls from more junior Democrats that the time had …

Nancy Pelosi

Maxine Waters makes good on promise to attack Ben Carson — here’s how he responded

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) used her position as the ranking Democrat on House Committee on Financial Services to attack HUD Secretary Ben Carson Thursday.<p>Here’s the video of the grilling she gave Carson:<p>What did Waters say?<p>Waters used the opportunity to try to draw a wedge between Carson and …

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See you in court, state AGs tell Trump over Obamacare sabotage

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Rep. Green calls for impeachment of Trump

Impeachment

Articles Of Impeachment Introduced Against Trump By Democratic Congressman

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) announced today that he had introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump.

Elections

A Lone Democrat Just Introduced Articles of Impeachment—and Then Withdrew Them

Lawmakers would have had two legislative days to table the resolution or proceed to a vote. Then Rep. Al Green shelved it.<p>In what marked an escalation of the Democratic Party’s opposition to <b>Donald Trump,</b> Congressman <b>Al Green</b> introduced a resolution to impeach the president on the floor of the House …

Al Green

The real fix for gerrymandering is proportional representation

It’s time to consider radical solutions.<p>The furor over the Supreme Court case considering limits on gerrymandering has reminded me of a conference I attended years ago. This was a meeting mostly composed of legal scholars focused on progressive reforms to the American judicial system. …

Democracy

Maxine Waters Calls For Trump Impeachment -- During Eulogy!

Rep. Maxine Waters has given up on doing anything for her constituents. Instead, she wakes every day with just one thing on her mind: Impeach …

Maxine Waters

Exclusive: Russians Appear to Use Facebook to Push Trump Rallies in 17 U.S. Cities

‘Being Patriotic,’ a Facebook group uncovered by The Daily Beast, is the first evidence of suspected Russian provocateurs explicitly mobilizing Trump supporters in real life.<p>Suspected Russia propagandists on Facebook tried to organize more than a dozen pro-Trump rallies in Florida during last …

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Democrats Could Use a Secret Weapon to Stop Graham-Cassidy

But Republicans have a nuclear option of their own if they do.<p>With only 10 days remaining before they lose their chance to repeal and replace Obamacare with a simple majority vote, Senate Republicans are going to extraordinary measures to ram through a bill that was essentially pulled out of thin …

U.S. Congress

As Warren and Sanders Jockey for Support, One Takes a Road More Traveled

ATLANTA — It took a few minutes to find an opening, but when it came, Senator Elizabeth Warren did not squander her best chance to connect with a heavily black audience inside the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Ebenezer Baptist Church late last month.<p>“I was a Sunday school teacher,” said Ms. …

Bernie Sanders

California tears into Trump

The finale of the state's legislative session was a primal scream aimed at the president.<p>SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Ripping into Donald Trump in the final hours of this year’s legislative session, California lawmakers passed measures urging Congress to censure the president, bucking his immigration …

Government

California Poised to Become 'Sanctuary State'

SAN FRANCISCO—California’s Assembly voted to approve a sanctuary bill Friday afternoon, moving the state significantly closer to impeding the Trump administration’s efforts to deport illegal immigrants.<p>The bill, which limits local law enforcement cooperation with federal officials, passed 50 to 26. …

Immigration

Joe Scarborough Mocks Ann Coulter And Sean Hannity For Turning On Trump Over DACA

Joe Scarborough opened Friday’s <i>Morning Joe</i> by discussing the previous morning’s series of events, when President Trump went on a Twitter rampage contradicting a joint statement from Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi that they had reached a deal over DACA, tweeting, “I think think we’re …

Michael Moore says Donald Trump will be re-elected in 2020

Documentary maker Michael Moore has been an increasingly vocal opponent to President Donald Trump, recently saying: "This guy's going to get us all …

Kamala Harris just announced her support for Medicare-for-All

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced at a town hall on Wednesday night that she’ll be co-sponsoring Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-VT) upcoming single-payer health care bill.<p>Talking to 700 people at a church in Oakland, California, Harris became the first Senate Democrat to publicly announce her support …

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‘Daily Show’ Has Had It With Ivanka Trump: She ‘Doesn’t’ Care About Women

‘She could join ISIS and everyone would be like, ‘Thank God she’s there. She’s gonna help ISIS get maternity leave.’’<p>One night after Trevor Noah defended Melania Trump and her hurricane stilettos, he had some tougher words for her stepdaughter Ivanka.<p>“If you’ve been watching the Trump campaign, you …

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Warren Buffett: Here's why I haven't been criticizing Donald Trump

At a time when corporate leaders have been highly critical of President Donald Trump over his response to deadly violence at a white nationalist …

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J.K. Rowling's latest Donald Trump burn is brutally effective

Another day, another J.K. Rowling Twitter burn.<p>The <i>Harry Potter</i> author has always been handy with the one-tweet comeback, but since Donald Trump …

J. K. Rowling

Kamala Harris Just Backed a Bill That Would Make Health Care Free

On Wednesday, while speaking at a town hall in Oakland, California, Senator Kamala Harris announced she would co-sponsor Bernie Sanders’s …

There’s No Other Way to Say It: Trump’s Arpaio Pardon Is Fascist

To the cheers of a mob, the president pardoned and praised a man who defied the rule of law in order to target a racial minority.<p>The Trump presidency has been the most shocking and awful in modern American history, with the president threatening nuclear war, saying that “fine people” march …

Democracy

Trump’s Pardon for Arpaio Is the Workings of the American Political System Laid Bare

Forget, for the moment, that Donald Trump’s Friday night pardon of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio could trigger a constitutional crisis. Put aside …

'We Are Living Through a Battle for the Soul of This Nation'

The former vice president calls on Americans to do what President Trump has not.<p>In January of 2009, I stood waiting in Wilmington, Delaware, for a train carrying the first African American elected president of the United States. I was there to join him as vice president on the way to a historic …

Racism

Democrats’ 2018 gerrymandering problem is really bad

A leading forecast says they’ll get 54% of the votes — and only 47% of the seats.<p>If elections for the US House of Representatives were held today, polling averages suggest Democrats would get a little bit over 54 percent of the vote.<p>That would be a big win. For context, Barack Obama won just under …

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. generals lead unprecedented revolt against Trump, their commander in chief

When you combine 19th Century Man and 21st-century powers, you get U.S. President Donald Trump. And when you refuse to accept Trump, you get the most …

Stephen Colbert Says There's Just 1 Thing He's Sure Of When It Comes To Donald Trump

The "Late Show" host says he has no doubts anymore.<p>Stephen Colbert says there’s only one thing he no longer has any doubts about when it comes to President Donald Trump.<p>On Wedesday, the CBS “Late Show” host said that Trump “drove America’s moral leadership right through the guardrails” during a …

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Seth Meyers to Trump: “Very Fine People” Don’t “Accidentally” Join a Nazi Rally

“What Tuesday showed is that Donald Trump will never change,” Meyers says. “He showed us again who he really is: a lying racist who is desperate for praise.”<p><b>Seth Meyers</b> has been on a roll this week, relentlessly calling out <b>Donald Trump’s</b> increasingly horrifying response to the “Unite the Right” …

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Jackie Speier, Gwen Moore Join Calls for Trump’s Impeachment

Moore asks Republicans to help with effort<p>Two Democratic lawmakers called for President Donald Trump to be removed from office after his remarks …

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A philosophical principle coined in 1945 could be a key defense against white supremacists

White supremacists are really, really hoping that you don’t keep reading this article. They don’t want you to learn about the Paradox of Tolerance, because then they’d lose a powerful weapon in their fight to make society more racist. Ready to make a white supremacist mad?<p>Fortunately for us, the …

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