“Bowman is the kind of progressive, exciting young leader that Democrats should be electing,” said Tommy Vietor, co-host of Crooked’s Pod Save America podcast and a former Obama national security spokesman. “I also think that [the Foreign Affairs Committee] should be more progressive when it comes to oversight, fighting annexation [of the West Bank], supporting diplomacy like the [Iran Deal] and unwinding parts of the U.S.-Saudi relationship that allow for the continued humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen.” … [Read more...] about The Reason Why Team Obama Is Gunning for This Powerful Democrat
In a New York Times article from February about these very threats, Engel praised “new energy” in the Democratic Party, but said: “I think we’re doing the people we represent and the country a disservice by focusing on 2020 primaries when we have so much to do right now in Washington.” … [Read more...] about Group That Got AOC Elected Announces Democratic Primary Challenge to Her Neighbor
There is no way to explain President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Meadows trying to root out suspected White House leakers by feeding them info: Axios Pressley hits DeVos over reopening schools: 'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child' MORE’s lack of action in response to U.S. intelligence showing Russia paid bounties for the murder of American soldiers. … [Read more...] about Juan Williams: Trump’s silence on Russian bounties betrays America
But there’s no question elements of the media and political opponents alike would love to depict Bernie as an aging, strident ideologue serving as a pied piper to uninhibited and “idealistic” youth. And he already has a tendency to speak loudly (I’ve been advised by one acquaintance that drawing attention to Sanders’s volume as a speaker is an anti-Semitic dog whistle, but having grown up around some very loud southern Baptists, I just don’t buy it). A “Scream” moment is always a possibility. … [Read more...] about Is Bernie Sanders Vulnerable to the Kind of Media Pile-On That Took Down Howard Dean?
The bottom line, according to senior Air Force leaders and expert observers, is that the U.S. Air Force will fall behind Russia and China by 2025 unless the service quickly embarks upon a sizeable expansion of its fighting technologies, weapons arsenal and major attack platforms. This means new bombers, fighters, drones, rescue helicopters and more. As part of the needed expansion, the Air Force Vice Chief of Staff expounded upon a need to emphasize technological research and progress, citing 11 key areas of focus to include “Directed Energy, Hypersonics, AI, Autonomy, cyber, Quantum and Space,” among others. … [Read more...] about Air Force says service still needs to be bigger – seeks 386 squadrons