In January, the group announced it was launching a fund for a prospective opponent against the congressman, who has represented the southern Texas district since 2005. Cuellar responded by saying the group didn’t understand his district. “LBJ, when he was also attacked by some liberal folks, he said, ‘What’s the difference between a liberal and a cannibal?’ And the difference was, ‘Cannibals don’t eat their own,’” Cuellar told reporters. … [Read more...] about The Group That Helped Elect AOC Has Its First 2020 Democratic Lawmaker Target
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Bowman, 43, lives in Yonkers and was born and raised in the city by a single mother. His campaign will focus on education and racial and economic justice—and he hit Engel in his launch video for a series of related votes the congressman has made over his long career. … [Read more...] about Group That Got AOC Elected Announces Democratic Primary Challenge to Her Neighbor
Justice Democrats, the insurgent left organization that backed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)—both of whom unseated long-term incumbents in deep-blue districts—has announced its first target for primarying in 2020. … [Read more...] about Left-Wing Group Justice Democrats Picks Its First 2020 Primary Target: Rep. Henry Cuellar
US Surgeon General Jerome Adams, who said any mask mandate, whether on the state or federal level, would have to be rolled out with education initiatives. Not only would additional information help people be more secure with the requirement, he said, it would also boost compliance. … [Read more...] about 5 things to know for July 13: Coronavirus, schools, Hong Kong, economy, election 2020
At this point in the last presidential election cycle, many conservatives looked at the Supreme Court and saw a lost cause. Almost exactly four years earlier, the Court had upheld Obamacare as constitutional in a surprise opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, a George W. Bush nominee. Almost exactly a year earlier, SCOTUS swept away prohibition of same-sex marriage in an opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, a Ronald Reagan nominee. In February of 2016, conservative Court icon Antonin Scalia died, and all Republicans could do was fight off a replacement nomination by President Obama. And in June of 2016, in a 5-3 decision the Court repelled a whole series of state restrictions on abortion. … [Read more...] about Can Trump Make the Supreme Court a Campaign Issue Again?