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  • Brown Wants Democrats to Have a ‘Pro-Worker’ Message
    Tuesday - 11/20/2018 - 10:43 AM

    Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) told BuzzFeed News that his decision about running for president could hinge on whether another progressive Democrat can gain traction with an economic message aimed at the working class.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Should Democrats Focus on the Rust Belt or Sun Belt?
    Tuesday - 11/20/2018 - 09:26 AM

    Ron Brownstein: “Though the 2018 election opened intriguing opportunities in the Sun Belt, new data suggest the shortest path back to the White House for Democrats may be through the three Rust Belt swing states that President Trump dislodged from the ‘blue wall’ two years ago.”

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  • McAdams Declares Victory In Utah
    Tuesday - 11/20/2018 - 08:36 AM

    Ben McAdams (D) declared victory in his race against Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) — after he gained a 739-vote lead in ballot updates from Utah and Salt Lake counties, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Scaramucci Calls Ivanka’s Use of Email ‘Hypocritical’
    Tuesday - 11/20/2018 - 08:55 AM

    Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci told CNN that it was “hypocritical” for Ivanka Trump to send hundreds of emails related to government business using a personal account.

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  • Mississippi Senate Race Devolves Into Racial Melee
    Tuesday - 11/20/2018 - 07:14 AM

    “Republicans hoped to spend the final days of the special election in Mississippi coronating Cindy Hyde-Smith as the first woman to represent the state in the Senate. Instead, the race has become a bare-knuckle brawl infused with ugly racial politics,” Politico reports.

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  • Moulton Faces Pushback for Opposing Pelosi
    Monday - 11/19/2018 - 11:06 PM

    “The push by Rep. Seth Moulton against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s bid to become speaker took center stage on Monday night at a town hall in his district, where constituents shouted and interrupted Moulton and one another in a lively debate over the future of the chamber,” Politico reports.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Officials Discussed Sharing Census with Law Enforcement
    Monday - 11/19/2018 - 06:05 PM

    Washington Post: “Trump administration officials have discussed ways to circumvent the confidentiality of census responses, according to documents filed Friday in a California legal challenge to adding a citizenship question to the decennial survey.”

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  • Don’t Forget the Obstruction of Justice
    Monday - 11/19/2018 - 06:10 PM

    Jonathan Chait: “Most of the public fascination surrounding the legal ordeal of President Trump has attached itself to whether (or, more accurately, how successfully) his campaign colluded with Russia. Much less attention has fixated on the question of Trump committing obstruction of justice in office.”

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  • Bonus Quote of the Day
    Monday - 11/19/2018 - 03:46 PM

    “I think the press loves him. All day on TV — and I don’t even watch TV, except sports. But he says somebody had a horse face — all day we hear about that.”
    — Rep.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • GOP Tax Hike Came Back to Bite Them
    Monday - 11/19/2018 - 02:30 PM

    “President Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax cut was supposed to be a big selling point for congressional Republicans in the midterm elections. Instead, it appears to have done more to hurt, than help, Republicans in high-tax districts across California, New Jersey, Virginia and other states,” the New York Times reports.

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  • Mueller Sees Three Criminal Conspiracies
    Tuesday - 11/20/2018 - 10:32 AM

    Los Angeles Times: “There are concrete indications that special counsel Robert Mueller is now about the business of laying down the last big pieces of the puzzle of Russian intervention in the 2016 election.”

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  • Democrats Flip House Seat In New Mexico
    Tuesday - 11/20/2018 - 09:08 AM

    Xochitl Torres Small (D) is the apparent winner of a hotly contested House race for New Mexico’s 2nd House District, according to NBC News, defeating Yvette Herrell (R) and flipping the previously Republican-held district blue.

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  • Democratic Operatives Eager to Join Biden’s Campaign
    Tuesday - 11/20/2018 - 08:21 AM

    NBC News: “Democrats’ 2020 field could number in the dozens, and the decision from Biden, more than any other Democratic heavyweight, will determine how large it becomes. A close-knit team of aides has been working quietly to put Biden in position to wage a presidential campaign if he chooses to do so.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Slowing Economy Looms as 2020 Challenge for Trump
    Tuesday - 11/20/2018 - 07:28 AM

    The Hill: “Goldman Sachs on Monday issued a report projecting GDP growth will slow to 1.8 percent and 1.6 percent in the third and fourth quarters of 2019, sooner than anticipated and creating a major headwind for GOP candidates the following year.”

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  • Trump Praises Whitaker’s ‘Courage’
    Tuesday - 11/20/2018 - 07:07 AM

    Jonathan Swan: “President Trump has been telling people privately that he’s impressed by the ‘courage’ acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker is showing in the face of burgeoning legal challenges and questions about his history of publicly criticizing the Mueller investigation.”
    Said a source familiar with Trump’s thinking: “Clearly what he likes about him is he’s holding his ground, not running for the tall grass.”

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  • Tom Steyer Takes Steps Towards Presidential Bid
    Monday - 11/19/2018 - 11:10 PM

    “Former billionaire investor, climate activist and impeachment agitator Tom Steyer will take several steps toward a 2020 presidential bid Tuesday,” Politico reports.

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  • Ivanka Trump Used Private Email for Official Business
    Monday - 11/19/2018 - 06:47 PM

    “Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of emails last year to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants using a personal account, many of them in violation of federal records rules,” the Washington Post reports.

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  • Troops Already Coming Home from the Border
    Monday - 11/19/2018 - 05:02 PM

    “The Pentagon is set to begin a drawdown of its 5,800 troops from the Southwest border as early as this week, the Army commander overseeing the mission told Politico today — even as the approaching caravan of refugees prompted U.S.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Booker Heads to New Hampshire
    Monday - 11/19/2018 - 04:11 PM

    Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) “is the first potential Democratic contender for the 2020 presidential nomination to make plans to visit the lead-off primary state since the midterm election two weeks ago, WMUR reports.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • 16 House Democrats Pledge to Oppose Pelosi
    Monday - 11/19/2018 - 02:33 PM

    A bloc of 16 House Democrats officially released a letter Monday declaring they will not support Nancy Pelosi’s second bid for speaker, CBS News reports.

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