Democratic Opposition

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

House Dems question DOJ over “unusual move” releasing FBI agents’ text message to Congress and reporters

Democrats pressed the Justice Department on Thursday to explain why it released salacious, anti-Donald Trump text messages exchanged between two FBI employees who are still under investigation for their work on the Russia special counsel investigation.<p>Judiciary Committee ranking member Jerrold …

Government

Albright, Price: It's time for Congress to check Trump's foreign policy powers

<b>(CNN) —</b> The pre-eminence of the legislative branch is perhaps the most distinctive feature of American democracy. If the Constitution was designed to be a firewall against despotism, then Article I, which defines the powers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, is its keystone, keeping …

Government

Schiff concerned Republicans are working to end the Russia investigation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Rep. Adam Schiff said Thursday he's concerned Republicans are working to end the Russia investigation.<p>"I think they view shutting us down as a prerequisite to shutting Bob Mueller down," Schiff said on CNN's "The Situation Room." "And we see some very disturbing signs that that's …

Adam Schiff

With New Focus on Sexual Misconduct, Democrats Take Aim at Trump

WASHINGTON — Representative Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats have been leery of any mention of the I-word. Clamoring for the impeachment of President Trump, they fear, could backfire and alienate independent voters and unhappy Republicans they hope to attract in next year’s midterms. But …

Democrats

After Alabama, It’s Time for Democrats to Get Over Their White Working-Class Fixation

It’s time for the patterns and practices of the Democratic Party—the candidates we put forth and the voters we pursue—to change.<p>There’s always been …

Barack Obama

An 'Accidental President,' Then And Now - 1A

A relative political unknown becomes President of the United States and the world reacts with trepidation.<p>It happened in 2017 … and in 1945 when …

Harry S. Truman

FBI agents spoke negatively about Democrats, too

Peter Strzok, one of the FBI employees who sent anti-Trump text messages which are being investigated by the Department of Justice, called Sen. …

Robert Mueller

Democrats have finally figured out how to turn Trump's tweets into their own weapon

Americans were forced this Tuesday morning to take time from their holiday preparation to scroll through these exchanges between the president of the United States, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and other members of the U.S. Senate, known in more innocent times as the World’s Greatest Deliberative Body.<p>A …

Kirsten Gillibrand

Democrats want to know more about a strange omission from the Trump campaign's digital director

• <b>The ranking members of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees want to subpoena two of the data firms hired by President Donald Trump's campaign team for documents related to Russia's election interference.</b>• <b><br>The firms: Cambridge Analytica and Giles-Parscale.</b>• <b><br>Cambridge Analytica and Giles-Parscale</b> …

Cambridge Analytica

Kamala Harris says Trump should resign

Sen. Kamala Harris on Thursday called for President Donald Trump to resign over accusations of sexual harassment and assault, becoming the seventh senator to publicly call for Trump’s resignation.<p>“I think he should resign in the best interest of the country,” the California Democrat told POLITICO …

Donald Trump

Sen. Robert Menendez tells Justice Department, ‘If you want to prosecute, bring it on’

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) plans to take steps next month to force the Justice Department to decide whether to retry him on corruption charges if it has not done so by then — saying that public comments by jurors in his trial bolster his doubts about the government’s case.<p>If charges are dropped, …

U.S. Congress

Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Doug Jones, a Democratic former prosecutor who mounted a seemingly quixotic Senate campaign in the face of Republican dominance here, defeated his scandal-scarred opponent, Roy S. Moore, after a brutal campaign marked by accusations of sexual abuse and child molestation against …

Alabama Senate

Black lawmakers are stumping for Doug Jones in Alabama. But is it too late?

In response to concerns that black voters are not energized in the Alabama Senate race, the Democratic Party is sending some of its most high-profile black lawmakers to the state with the hope they can help Doug Jones defeat Roy Moore.<p>Sen. Cory Booker will visit Alabama this weekend during an …

Elections

Mika: It’s 9AM and the conversation just got real

For today's final thoughts, the Morning Joe panel considers Sen. Franken’s resignation and its broader implications.

Donald Trump

Colbert Brings Down The House By Using Trump’s Words Against Don Jr.

"Late Show" host slams the latest claims from the president's son.<p>Donald Trump Jr. is full of excuses lately, and “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert isn’t buying any of them.<p>The son of President Donald Trump earlier this week claimed attorney-client privilege in refusing the discuss a conversation he …

Donald Trump

Democrat plans to force impeachment vote against Donald Trump this week

Representative Al Green intends to present articles of impeachment Wednesday: ‘For too long we have allowed civility to prevent us from confronting Trump’<p>A Democratic congressman said Tuesday that he intended to force the House to vote on Donald Trump’s impeachment.<p>Representative Al Green of Texas …

Donald Trump

How Donald Trump's Failure to Help Puerto Rico Could Haunt Him in 2020

A great deal of attention has been focused on how Puerto Rico will rebuild following Hurricane Maria. But, spurred by the devastation left in the …

Middle Class Trump Voters Wake Up And Realize That Trump Is Trying To Hurt Them

"It seems like he is trying to hurt the middle class," said Westerman, who is retired from a manufacturing company in Pennsylvania, a state that …

Elections

George Soros Transfers $18 Billion To Leftwing Foundation To Fight Trump

Democratic megadonor George Soros transferred $18 billion to his Open Society Foundation which instantly makes his foundation one of the most …

D.N.C. Chair Purges Dissenters in Surprise Shake-Up

Sanders loyalists and Ellison supporters were among the officials ousted amid an ongoing intra-party feud.<p>The Republican Party isn’t the only political establishment in shambles following the shock election of <b>Donald Trump</b> last fall. In a move that exacerbated the vast intra-party rift exposed …

Jeff “Stonewall” Sessions stretches the law to protect Trump - Salon.com

President Donald Trump has not yet asserted executive privilege, but his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, certainly presumed that authority for him to stonewall on the president’s behalf under questioning from the Senate Judiciary Committee.<p>In his first appearance before the Congressional committee …

Donald Trump

Democrats Drop Congeniality as They Fire Away at Sessions

‘Give me a break,’ attorney general implores at one point<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions took an unusual path to the witness table before Wednesday’s …

‘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 …

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 …

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. …

Judiciary