It’s a message voters can expect to hear often as the Democratic primary field settles into place, with just a few more stragglers left to join. The Trump re-election team sees a target-rich environment emerging, especially with the rise in popularity of democratic socialist Bernie Sanders and policies like “Medicare for All” and the “Green New Deal.” While stitching that counter-"socialist" theme into the fabric of their message, the campaign is now starting to hit back more at the ensemble cast of potential 2020 foes after waiting and watching for months. … [Read more...] about Inside Trump 2020: As Dem field sets, campaign takes aim at ‘socialist organism with 22 heads’
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The Hill: Trump advocates Lin Wood and Sydney Powell complicated the political terrain for Republicans in Georgia this week by urging voters in the state to boycott the upcoming Senate runoffs. They’ve been backing the president and waged a series of legal battles in recent weeks challenging the November election results. Their remarks on Wednesday set off a scramble among GOP officials, operatives and other prominent Republicans tasked with trying to return Sens. Kelly LoefflerKelly LoefflerTop Senate GOP super PAC raises million ahead of Georgia runoffs Republican senators introduce bill to protect government workers from being targeted at home Republicans scramble to counter calls to boycott Georgia runoffs MORE (R-Ga.) and David PerdueDavid PerdueRepublican senators introduce bill to protect government workers from being targeted at home Republicans scramble to counter calls to boycott Georgia runoffs Georgia Republicans push for photo ID for future absentee voting MORE … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Mastercard – Congress inches closer to virus relief deal
"None of us has any interest in shutting down government. That has such a harmful and painful impact on so many people in our country. So I would hope that we can just proceed with that. There is some enthusiasm among, some exuberance on the left to say let's use that, but we're not going to be shutting down government," Pelosi said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. … [Read more...] about Shutdown clash looms after Democrats unveil spending bill
The evidence, compiled in a “classified addendum,” was submitted to the FBI earlier this month by Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiBiden backs 0B compromise coronavirus stimulus bill US records over 14 million coronavirus cases On The Money: COVID-19 relief picks up steam as McConnell, Pelosi hold talks | Slowing job growth raises fears of double-dip recession | Biden officially announces Brian Deese as top economic adviser MORE (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerPelosi, Schumer endorse 8 billion plan as basis for stimulus talks Funding bill hits snag as shutdown deadline looms Trump supporters could hand Senate control to Democrats MORE (D-N.Y.), House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffBarr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Trump pardons Flynn | Lawmakers lash out at decision | Pentagon nixes Thanksgiving dining hall meals due to COVID-19 Democratic impeachment … [Read more...] about House Intel Committee votes to give all members access to foreign disinformation evidence
The coronavirus is the worst public health crisis the country has faced in a century, yet in the presidential debate Tuesday night President Donald Trump didn't make even a pro forma statement acknowledging the pain and the suffering of the more than 200,000 American families who have had loved ones die of Covid-19. Nor did the President make any kind of empathetic gesture to the 7 million Americans who have become infected with the coronavirus, many of whom will face health complications that may not be lethal, but that will still leave them seriously ill. … [Read more...] about Who won the first presidential debate?