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03.11.2018 - 22:45 [ theHill.com ]

Pence says Republicans will keep control of the House

„I think we’re going to expand our majority in the United States Senate, and I think we’re going to hold our Republican majority in the House of Representatives,“ Pence told Hill.TV’s Buck Sexton.

„But that being said, there is certainly common ground in areas that we can work that the president has laid out,“ Pence added when asked about working with Democrats if they win the House, citing issues like trade and infrastructure.

03.11.2018 - 22:44 [ CNN ]

CNN Key Races: Six races move toward Democrats as battle for control of the House enters the home stretch

The generic ballot advantage, enthusiasm edge and President Trump’s underwater approval rating are facts that all work in the Democrats‘ favor. Mix in the staggering fundraising numbers seen this cycle and it adds up to an environment ripe for strong Democratic gains.

03.11.2018 - 22:42 [ New York Time ]

Why Aren’t Democrats Walking Away With the Midterms?

Unemployment is at its lowest rate since Vince Lombardi coached his last game in December 1969. The North American Free Trade Agreement has been saved with minor modifications and a new name.

Oh, and: The Islamic State is largely defeated. Tehran has not restarted its nuclear programs despite America’s withdrawal from the Iran deal. U.S. sanctions on Russia are still in place. Democrats badly damaged their chances of taking the Senate with their over-reaching and polarizing crusade to stop Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

01.11.2018 - 14:20 [ CNN ]

Trump shocks with racist new ad days before midterms

In the most racially charged national political ad in 30 years, President Donald Trump and the Republican Party accuse Democrats of plotting to help people they depict as Central American invaders overrun the nation with cop killers.
The new spot, tweeted by the President five days before the midterm elections, is the most extreme step yet in the most inflammatory closing argument of any campaign in recent memory.

27.10.2018 - 19:50 [ Ajamu Baraka ‏/ Twitter ]

Any candidate not willing to take a public stance against war & militarism should be rejected by electorate. Why is U.S. still in Afghanistan, illegally in Syria, bombing five other nations, escalating military tensions with the Russians? Both ruling class parties support war.

07.10.2018 - 09:08 [ New York Times ]

Kavanaugh Is Sworn In After Close Confirmation Vote in Senate

The Kavanaugh confirmation, playing out against the backdrop of a midterm election where control of Congress is at stake, gave Republicans what they believe is momentum to ensure that they keep their slim Senate majority.

Republicans are now painting Democrats and their activist allies as angry mobs. Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas, delivered a speech on Saturday assailing what he called “mob rule,” while the majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, told reporters that “the virtual mob that has assaulted all of us in this process has turned our base on fire.”

06.10.2018 - 08:27 [ New York Times ]

Collins and Manchin Will Vote for Kavanaugh, Ensuring His Confirmation

A final vote is expected late Saturday afternoon.

Judge Kavanaugh’s ascent to the nation’s highest court is a huge victory for President Trump, Senate Republicans and their conservative allies, who have mounted a decades-long campaign to remake the Supreme Court in their image. He will replace the court’s swing vote, the retired Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, with a committed conservative who is likely to push the court to the right for decades.

05.10.2018 - 19:40 [ CNN ]

Kavanaugh nomination: Murkowski no, Flake yes for Saturday’s final vote

Flake said he will back Kavanaugh unless something changes. Asked how he will vote, he said „yes, unless something big were to change. I don’t see what would.“ The Arizona Republican had forced a one-week delay and an extended FBI investigation into Kavanaugh.

05.10.2018 - 19:36 [ Washington Times ]

GOP defeats Dem filibuster, keeps Kavanaugh on track

The 51-49 vote saw one defection from each party, canceling each other out and giving the judge enough leeway to clear the procedural hurdle. A final confirmation vote now looms on Saturday, and that remains in doubt.

29.09.2018 - 09:54 [ Tulsi Gabbard, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Glad the FBI will now look into the allegations regarding Judge Kavanaugh before the Senate takes a vote. This should’ve been done already, but better late than never. The American people deserve better from our leaders.

29.09.2018 - 09:19 [ thisisinsider.com ]

What’s really going on in the viral picture of women grimacing during Kavanaugh’s angry defense

An image from Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony as he denied sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford went viral.
The image shows several women behind Kavanaugh scowling as he became visibly angry during his hearing on Thursday.
Many saw it as a wider symbol of how women were reacting to Kavanaugh and to the visible emotion Ford displayed during her testimony earlier in the day.
But people sitting behind Kavanaugh were his friends, family, and allies.

29.09.2018 - 09:16 [ CNN / Youtube ]

Anderson Cooper: This is what a U-turn looks like

President Donald Trump ordered a limited, week-long FBI probe of the allegations against his Supreme Court pick, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, at the request of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday. It was a 180-degree turn from his previous statements about making such a move.

25.09.2018 - 16:58 [ NationalReview.com ]

We Are Living Nineteen Eighty-Four

In Orwell’s world of 1984 Oceania, there is no longer a sense of due process, free inquiry, rules of evidence and cross examination, much less a presumption of innocence until proven guilty. Instead, regimented ideology — the supremacy of state power to control all aspects of one’s life to enforce a fossilized idea of mandated quality — warps everything from the use of language to private life.

Senator Diane Feinstein and the other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee had long sought to destroy the Brett Kavanaugh nomination. Much of their paradoxical furor over his nomination arises from the boomeranging of their own past political blunders, …

25.09.2018 - 16:53 [ Lindsey Graham, US Senator / Twitter ]

Requiring an FBI investigation of a 36 year old allegation (without specific references to time or location) before Professor Ford will appear before the Judiciary Committee is not about finding the truth, but delaying the process till after the midterm elections

25.09.2018 - 16:46 [ Time ]

Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation Is Now the Ultimate Test of Political Power in 2018

(20.9.2018) Both parties have every incentive to fight to the finish: Democrats see an opportunity to galvanize their already furious base, while Republicans, who’d hoped to put a big election-eve win on the board, fear discouraging theirs.

25.09.2018 - 16:39 [ CBS News ]

The Supreme Court: Every seat „a chess piece in the struggle for power“

(23.9.2018) Totenberg broke the Anita Hill story, and is covering the replay.

„This is an election year, after all,“ Totenberg said. „Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats want to look insensitive. But it is a very political proceeding. A great deal of what we see on camera will be, and has been, role-playing.“

In The New York Times last week, Hill wrote that the Senate Judiciary Committee appears to have „learned little from the Thomas hearing, much less the more recent #MeToo movement.“

30.08.2018 - 08:28 [ Huffington Post ]

Ron DeSantis Tells Florida Not To ‚Monkey This Up‘ By Electing Andrew Gillum

“The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state,” said DeSantis to Smith.

Gillum, mayor of Tallahassee, is backed by Bernie Sanders and is campaigning on progressive policies. President Donald Trump has expressed his support for DeSantis.

29.08.2018 - 18:26 [ Washington Examiner ]

Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum absolutely wallop the Florida political establishment

Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum won the Republican and Democratic nominations for Florida governor Tuesday. The political establishment, in both cases, lost.

Neither party got their preferred gubernatorial candidate, and now a hard-charging conservative will square off against a liberal progressive in an encapsulation of the current political moment.

08.08.2018 - 16:10 [ Tom Dempsey, reporter for @41actionnews / Twitter ]

JoCo election commission: 1 encrypted USB drive for each of the 196 voting locations. Each one should take seconds to upload. Tonight, they are taking around one minute (or more).

Multiple that by 196 and you get a LONG delay

08.08.2018 - 16:05 [ kshb.com ]

Officials cite ’slow reporting‘ for Johnson County vote delay

The county recently spent more than $10 million on 2,100 new voting machines. It’s unclear if Tuesday’s delay is connected to the new machines.

The results were key in determining the outcomes of two high-profile races: the Republican nomination for Kansas governor and the Democratic nomination for the 3rd Congressional District.

16.05.2018 - 18:00 [ Glenn Greenwald / Twitter ]

As someone who has closely watched and reported on DC Democrats for years, seeing them spend a year parading around as „Resistance“ warriors – only to watch them ensure Trump’s choice of a torturer be confirmed as CIA chief – is the opposite of surprising

16.05.2018 - 17:57 [ Washington Post ]

Gina Haspel, Trump’s pick to lead CIA, wins support of Senate Intelligence Committee

The Senate Intelligence Committee moved Wednesday to recommend Gina Haspel for CIA director, setting up a floor vote that her opponents say will signal to the world whether the United States condemns or condones torture.

15.05.2018 - 11:23 [ Peter Rosenstein / HuffingtonPost.com ]

Nina Turner ‚Our Revolution‘ President; From Democrat To Irrational

(6.7.2017) To bring about change one has to understand the system; understanding how Congress works. Like it or not when it comes to Congress there are only two parties, Democrat and Republican. If you don’t work to support one of them you are helping the other. We saw that in the last Presidential election and we saw it in 2000 when we ended up with George W. Bush.