Perhaps we should be used to inconsistent messaging from the Republican president, but we were struck over the weekend when the Trump campaign attacked Sanders as “the godfather” of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' “extreme socialist agenda and socialist vision for America.” This comes after Trump made repeated overtures to Sanders and his supporters in recent days, siding with the Vermont senator in his feud with Warren and suggesting establishment Democrats were intentionally hurting his campaign with the impeachment schedule. Of course, few believed Trump's concern was genuine, but it's another reminder that the president's vaunted political machine has yet to determine its messaging relative to the leading Democratic candidates. … [Read more...] about 2020 Watch: Can the establishment stop Bernie Sanders?
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Axne, a Democrat who beat an incumbent Republican in the vast geographically rural district that also includes metropolitan Des Moines, suggests that Democrats’ electoral gains since Trump’s election aren’t driven just by frustration over the president’s abrasive style, but also by a genuine desire among most voters for more good-faith debate and compromise in Washington. … [Read more...] about Democrats’ competing impulses: Should they fight or unite?
Provost, Scott's predecessor, slammed the Facebook group as "completely inappropriate" after ProPublica's report last year. But several lawmakers called for her to resign after it was discovered that Provost actively participated in the group for months after she was appointed to the head of the agency. … [Read more...] about Democrat questions new border chief’s involvement in Facebook group with racist, sexist posts
"Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection was made aware of disturbing social media activity hosted on a private Facebook group that may include a number of CBP employees," Matthew Klein, assistant commissioner of the Office of Professional Responsibility, said in a statement released by CBP. … [Read more...] about Border Patrol to investigate agent Facebook group with racist, sexist posts
Since so many incumbents are white males, the demographics of the Democratic Party can only change if primary voters get the chance to pick fresh faces such as Reps. Ro KhannaRohit (Ro) KhannaWarren calls for Brazil to drop charges against Glenn Greenwald Sanders co-chair: Greenwald charges could cause 'chilling effect on journalism across the world' The Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clash over rules MORE (D-Calif.), Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Memo: Impeachment dominates final Iowa sprint 'The worst news': Political world mourns loss of Kobe Bryant Biden leads 2020 pack in congressional endorsements MORE (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyBiden leads 2020 pack in congressional endorsements The Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power Pressley says she 'would welcome the opportunity' to educate DeVos after abortion, slavery comparison MORE (D-Mass.), each of whom ousted a white male incumbent. … [Read more...] about The DCCC’s ‘blacklist’ protects a white male political status quo