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  • Impeachment polling notably well in onetime GOP strongholds Georgia and Texas
    As Democrats increasingly eye Texas and Georgia as potential swing states in the making, recent polling from both states has revealed an electorate surprisingly open to the impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump. In Georgia, 54% of registered voters support the inquiry, while 44% oppose it, according to the latest Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll. And when it […]
  • GOP's opening salvo on impeachment hearings requires America's absolute ignorance of the facts
    Campaign Action In advance of the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry Wednesday, Republicans and Democrats worked to draw the battle lines for the American people. “We intend to conduct these hearings with the seriousness and professionalism the public deserves,” House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff wrote in a letter to his colleagues. "The […]
  • Ukraine expert testifies Mulvaney held up missile sales to Ukraine to avoid upsetting Russia
    In another ‘all roads lead to Russia’ revelation, a State Department official and former National Security Council member told congressional investigators that then-budget chief Mick Mulvaney halted the sale of anti-tank Javelin missiles to Ukraine in late 2017 over fears that it would upset Russia. Catherine Croft testified that the Mulvaney-led Office of Management and Budget (OMB) […]
  • At Rick Perry's suggestion, two political backers got multimillion Ukraine gas deal
    When Energy Secretary Rick Perry visited Ukraine in May to attend the inauguration of Volodymyr Zelensky, he gave the new president a piece of paper with four names he recommended as potential energy advisers to the country. At the time, Zelensky's young administration was already grappling with the realization that the Trump administration wanted an […]
  • D.C. federal judge tosses Trump's bid to block New York State from getting his tax returns
    A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has shot down an effort by Donald Trump to block New York state officials from obtaining his tax returns.  Judge Carl Nichols, a Trump appointee, ruled Monday that Trump had "not met his burden of establishing personal jurisdiction over either of the New York Defendants," and therefore did not […]
  • Mulvaney wants in on a key impeachment lawsuit. Bolton isn't happy about it
    As the Trump administration's extortion of Ukraine came into clearer focus earlier this year, former national security adviser John Bolton pointedly told a top aide he didn't want any part of the "drug deal" that acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and other Trump allies were cooking up. So the news that Mulvaney […]
  • 'Angry' Elizabeth Warren to Biden and Buttigieg: Bring it
    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has never been shy about her sense of moral outrage—in fact, it's the main driver of her campaign. "I'm angry, and I own it," Warren exclaimed at a Holyoke town hall last year where she revealed that she was exploring a run for president. At the time, the Capitol had been […]
  • Vindman: Ukraine opening partisan investigations carried 'inherent risk' to U.S. national security
    Donald Trump’s allies have been trying to smear the reputation of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, and reading the transcript of his testimony makes it obvious why he’s such a threat: He’s a highly decorated military officer who’s also highly principled and took a lot of notes. None of that is good in Trumpworld. Here are some excerpts from the testimony […]
  • Senate Republicans make big plans to woo back suburban voters except the most obvious: Dumping Trump
    Following Tuesday’s suburban smackdown of the GOP, Senate Republicans know they have a problem, they're just completely unwilling to actually deal with it. That problem, of course, is Donald Trump. He repels college-educated suburban dwellers—women especially. But in an article from the The Hill, Senate Republicans offer a multitude of solutions none of which broaches the 800-pound […]
  • Senate Republicans discover their silver impeachment bullet is backfiring
    Campaign Action It wasn't supposed to be like this. After House Democrats opened an impeachment inquiry, Republicans were supposed to be able to flail around wildly hurling words like "witch hunt" and "socialist" and "Soviet," at which point frenzied GOP voters would rush to the polls and deliver whopping, stinging electoral defeats to Democrats. That […]