Democratic Opposition

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

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

Army brass know that if every black soldier quit in protest over Donald Trump’s comments, the U.S. military would collapse

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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 …

Racism

Tearful Jimmy Fallon gets serious about racism

<b>(CNN) —</b> Jimmy Fallon wasn't playing it for laughs with his monologue Monday night.<p>Instead Fallon, at times appearing to fight back tears, spoke from the heart about Saturday's deadly events in Charlottesville, Virginia.<p>While acknowledging that "The Tonight Show" is not political, Fallon opened up …

‘He Is Not a President’

In the wake of Charlottesville, Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon delivered damning critiques of Donald Trump.<p>At this point, seven months into the Trump presidency, late-night hosts have gotten a thorough grounding in reacting to things that would have been unimaginable a year or so ago. Seth Meyers, …

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Sen. Kamala Harris Shut Down Trump's "Many Sides" Comment About Charlottesville Violence

"They’re the ones with the torches and the swastikas."<p>On Monday, August 14 , President Donald Trump addressed the weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, condemning the white nationalist groups whose demonstrations resulted in the one death and numerous injuries. Trump faced much criticism …

Racism

Eric Holder calls out Trump over Charlottesville attack — and gets obliterated

Former Attorney General Eric Holder took to Twitter Sunday to criticize those who stopped short of calling the heinous attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, “terrorism,” but was instantly reminded of his own shortcomings on that topic.<p>“If ISIS rammed a car into a crowd this would be labeled quickly …

Terrorism

Maxine Waters Goes on Tweetstorm About Trump and Charlottesville: WH Is Now 'the White Supremacists' House'

While Democrats and Republicans alike criticized President Trumps response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, Rep. Maxine …

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'Morning Joe' Finally Declares Trump 'An Out-and-Out Racist'

Donald Trump's despicable performance in the aftermath of the white supremacist terror in Charlottesville has resulted in at least the partial …

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'We condemn the far right': Britain and Germany respond to Charlottesville

Asked whether Donald Trump’s response had been robust enough, Theresa May’s spokesman said that his words were ‘a matter for him’<p>Britain and Germany have strongly condemned the violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left one woman dead and at least 25 other people …

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Trump lashes out at black CEO who quit council

One of America's most prominent black CEOs quit President Trump's manufacturing council on Monday over Trump's initial failure to condemn white supremacists.<p>Kenneth Frazier of Merck (MRK) said in a statement: "America's leaders must honor our fundamental values by clearly rejecting expressions of …

Lawmakers slam Trump's 'fire and fury' toward North Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump faced criticism from lawmakers in both parties on Tuesday after warning that North Korea would "face fire and fury like the world has never seen" if Pyongyang keeps threatening the United States.<p>Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain said he took exception to …

Schumer: Republicans have been in touch about health care

ALBANY, N.Y. — Sen. Chuck Schumer said Monday he has heard from 10 of his Republican colleagues in response to his call for a bipartisan approach to health care legislation.<p>“No one thought Obamacare was perfect — it needs a lot of improvements,” Schumer (D-N.Y.) said after an unrelated news …

Health Care

Democrats reject GOP's effort to bait them into voting for single-payer health insurance

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Senate Republicans tried to troll their Democratic colleagues into revealing an intra-party rift and casting potentially politically damaging votes for single-payer health insurance on Thursday.<p>Democrats didn't take the bait.<p>In a purely political move, Montana Republican Sen. …

The 29 most cringe-worthy lines from Donald Trump's hyper-political speech to the Boy Scouts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On Monday night, President Donald Trump jetted to West Virginia to address the annual Boy Scout Jamboree. And oh what a speech it was!<p>Trump ranged from the current health care bill to stories of a bygone time in New York history to his Electoral College victory in 2016. It was a …

How Democrats Won the Health Care War

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>And how they could lose the next one.<p>“The mover on health care loses,” Democratic operative James Carville said in January. “To do something is to lose.” That cold-hearted …

Health Care

America is not a true democracy. But it could be with the help of technology

Many Americans aren’t aware they don’t live in a direct democracy. But with a little digital assistance, they could be.<p>Technically speaking, the US does not operate as a true democracy. That’s because elected representatives, not the people themselves, make the government’s decisions, which means …

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Liberals pounce on Obamacare vote delay

Liberal activists fighting to save Obamacare are seeking to capitalize on an unexpected gift — at least another week, if not more, before the Senate GOP will bring its repeal plan to the floor.<p>Progressive groups already had stocked this week with public protests against the Republican legislation, …

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Liberals can win again if they stop being so annoying and fix their 'hamburger problem'

I've been haunted by a claim my KCRW colleague Rich Lowry made on our radio show a few weeks ago: Democrats keep coming up short in elections because they won't give any ground on "cultural issues" to win back the working-class voters they've alienated over the past decades.<p>On one hand, it's …

Democracy

The Simple Reason Trump Isn't in Any Actual Trouble

So, Donald Trump Jr. met with a lawyer he thought was bringing dirt on Hillary Clinton via the Russian government. Jared Kushner, now a White House adviser, attended that meeting but didn't disclose it (or several other meetings with Russians) on forms he was required to fill out to receive his …

Republicans

With 2018 looming, Democrats divided on their core message

NEW YORK (AP) — House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley hesitated when asked about his party's core message to voters.<p>"That message is being worked on," the New York congressman said in an interview this past week. "We're doing everything we can to simplify it, but at the same time provide the …

Bernie Sanders

How the White House and Republicans underestimated Obamacare repeal

The Trump team thought Congress would scrap the health law by late February. Nobody expected the effort to drag into the summer months.<p>The longer Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare flounder, the clearer it becomes that President Donald Trump’s team and many in Congress dramatically …

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Al Gore Argues President Trump Is 'Deliberately' Tearing Down America's Standing

Former Vice President Al Gore­ condemned President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement in an interview Monday.<p>“We’ve never …

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Game of Thrones season 7 premiere: 8 winners and 5 losers from “Dragonstone”

Winners: Daenerys Targaryen and the show’s editing team. Loser: Narrative momentum.<p>From a triumphant Frey feast turned bloody to Daenerys Targaryen returning to her ancestral home, “Dragonstone,” <i>Game of Thrones’</i> seventh season premiere, is filled with moments long foretold that, nonetheless, lose a …

Game of Thrones

Merkley: Conservatives warming to idea of single-payer health insurance

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Democratic senator said Tuesday that his conservative constituents are warming to the idea of universal government-run insurance, which has long been a policy goal of progressives.<p>"What I'm hearing -- even in these conservative parts of my state that I lost by 30, 40% when I was running …

AP SPIN METER: White House, Dems trade jabs on nominees

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House complained on Monday that Senate Democrats are obstructing President Donald Trump's qualified nominees. Democrats say the administration has only itself to blame for the slow pace of filling vacancies.<p>The Senate has only confirmed 48 of 197 presidential nominations …

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Senate's Schumer urges stabilizing health insurance market

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Monday said he had written to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging bipartisan effort to stabilize the U.S. health insurance market.<p>Schumer noted that McConnell had been quoted recently as saying Congress will need to …

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