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  • Bloomberg shares polling with Dems showing Sanders would jeopardize House majority

    02/25/2020 7:45:32 AM PST · by karpov · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 25, 2020 | Jonathan Easley
    Bloomberg shares polling with Dems showing Sanders would jeopardize House majority © Getty Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s campaign says it has been sharing internal polling data with vulnerable House Democrats about how nominating Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would jeopardize their majority. The Bloomberg campaign polled voter sentiments in the 42 districts where members are in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) “Frontline” program that defends incumbents in tough reelection bids. According to Bloomberg campaign manager Kevin Sheekey, the poll found Trump’s favorability at 47 percent positive and 49 percent negative, against 38 percent positive and 53 percent...
  • Q&A: Organizer Nicole Anzia on putting your house on a diet in 2020

    02/23/2020 6:07:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01.14.2020 | Nicole Anzia,
    Nicole Anzia, professional organizer and founder of Neatnik, joined staff writer Jura Koncius for The Washington Post’s Home Front online chat. Here is an edited excerpt. Q: What are the main reasons that resolutions to get organized are derailed?A: Trying to do it all in January and then stopping. People work really hard at decluttering and purging at the beginning of the year and then think they’re done. But organizing isn’t really something you’re ever done with. As long as things are coming into and leaving your home, it’s a continual process. Do a little bit here and there, but...
  • FBI arrests hacker linked to former Rep. Katie Hill's campaign

    02/21/2020 3:41:31 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 36 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/20/20 | nick givas
    The FBI arrested suspected hacker Arthur Dam in connection with cyberattacks he allegedly carried out during the 2018 Democratic congressional primary that ultimately nominated former Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., who he was found to have ties to, according to a criminal complaint filed on Wednesday. Special Agent Elliot Weideman, who works with the Computer Intrusion Squad in the Bureau's Los Angeles field office, accused Dam of "intentionally damaging and attempting to damage a protected computer." He also claimed Dam was involved in four cyberattacks that disrupted the website of Hill's primary opponents. One of the victims saw their website go...
  • New Mexico House Republicans Say They See Path to Majority

    02/21/2020 4:01:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KOB4 ^ | February 21, 2020
    New Mexico House Republicans say voter anger over a red-flag gun bill and overspending will help them reclaim the majority in 2020. House Minority Whip Rod Montoya said Thursday that Republicans will take back the New Mexico House in 2020 and challenge Democrats in key swing seats. Republicans captured the House in 2014 for the first time since the President Dwight Eisenhower era. Democrats retook the House in 2016.
  • Poll: Republicans See Path to House Majority via Opposition to Bernie Sanders

    02/21/2020 12:18:31 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/12/2020 | Sean Moran
    Internal polling commissioned by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) showed that in battleground congressional districts voters prefer President Donald Trump over Democrat frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), according to a report released Friday. A Politico report found that voters in swing districts targeted by Republicans and Democrats remain skeptical of the democratic socialist, with 42 percent approving of the Vermont senator and 53 disapproving. The NRCC survey found that voters prefer Trump 48 to Sanders’ 43 percent.
  • Moderate Democrats Fear Bernie Sanders Could Cost Them the House

    02/20/2020 2:58:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/12/20 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    WASHINGTON - As Bernie Sanders emerges as the leader in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, his rise is generating fears among centrist Democrats that the apparent leftward shift of their party could cost them not only a chance to retake the White House, but also their hold on the majority in the House of Representatives and their shot at winning the Senate. The anxiety is particularly acute on Capitol Hill among a small but politically important group of freshman Democrats who helped their party win control of the House in 2018 by flipping Republican seats in districts that...
  • Democrats Weigh Whether to Pursue New Investigations as Election Looms

    02/16/2020 1:35:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Wall Street Journal via MSN ^ | 2/16/20 | Andrew Duehren
    WASHINGTON - House Democrats are grappling with whether to pursue further investigations of President Trump following his acquittal in the Senate, facing both an election in nine months and fresh White House actions that they say demand scrutiny. Democrats want to look into whether the president improperly influenced the Justice Department’s sentencing recommendation for a Trump confidant, casting Mr. Trump as emboldened by the end of the impeachment process. At the same time, party leaders are eager to focus on pocketbook issues for voters, such as health care, and Democrats are wary of launching another drawn-out fight with the White...
  • AOC calls for ‘turnout machine’ as 12 Dem rivals eye her House seat

    02/16/2020 3:20:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Fox News via MSN ^ | 2/16/20 | Dom Calicchio
    Despite her massive national media presence, it appears U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., isn’t taking reelection for granted. At a Saturday kickoff event in her bid for a second term, the far-left freshman congresswoman told supporters she wanted to see voter turnout in New York’s 14th Congressional District increase by “four times” over her previous run in 2018. No fewer than 12 Democrats have filed in the district to run against Ocasio-Cortez in the primary election on June 23, according to radio station WINS of New York City. In addition, at least three Republicans will vie for a chance to...
  • Battle for House Intensifies After Impeachment (RATS 'in serious trouble')

    02/15/2020 2:32:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Wall Street Journal via MSN ^ | 2/14/20 | Natalie Andrews
    WASHINGTON - House lawmakers are readying to campaign in the post-impeachment landscape, with Democrats eager to focus on policy issues and Republicans planning to attack swing-district Democrats for voting to remove a president whom many of their constituents support. Democrats plan to defend the majority, and specifically their 30 seats in districts that Mr. Trump won in 2016, by discussing the issue that gave them the gavel in 2018: lowering health-care costs. Lawmakers expect to stay far away from talking about the two articles of impeachment the House passed against the president in December. Republicans, meanwhile, will largely embrace running...
  • Do You Live in Fort Stepford?

    02/14/2020 10:13:26 AM PST · by kathsua · 4 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | February 14, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    I considered naming the Fort after the Ohio city that threw two retired veterans in jail for not painting their home. The heartless city officials were ungrateful for the fact that the veterans were willing to risk all of their tomorrows so the city officials could have their todays. The veterans didn't know they were living in Fort Stepford. The fictional city of Stepford is the home of robotic wives. A Fort Stepford city is a city where government martinets try to force rigid adherence to the city's military like regulations. City codes define the condition a resident owner's house...
  • Vulnerable Democrats fret over surging Sanders

    02/12/2020 6:19:40 AM PST · by karpov · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2020 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    House Democrats who know a thing or two about winning in the most competitive parts of the country are sounding the alarm about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) potentially becoming the party’s presidential nominee. Vulnerable House Democrats are not only pessimistic about the Vermont senator’s chances against President Trump, they worry he could also cost Democrats the House majority in November. “I will support Bernie Sanders if he is nominated against Donald Trump; I will do so enthusiastically,” Peters told The Hill on Tuesday, while adding “I don’t think … putting a socialist on the ballot is a good strategy to...
  • Virginia House Of Delegates Passes Gun Ban, Seizure Bill

    02/11/2020 2:56:19 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/11/20 | William Davis
    The Virginia House of Delegates passed a package of gun control proposals Tuesday on a near party line vote.The proposal passed the House 51-48, with all Republicans, and several Democrats voting against the bill. The legislation includes a ban on the sale of several firearms defined as “assault weapons,” including the popular AR-15. (RELATED: The Virginia Legislature Is Pondering Confiscation. These Sanctuary Counties Are Ready To Fight Back)  Virginia residents who currently own these types of firearms will not be forced to participate in a mandatory buyback program as had initially been considered by state Democrats. However, the bill gives the state government the authority to...
  • Cosponsors: H.R.5383 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

    02/08/2020 10:29:28 AM PST · by yoe · 10 replies
    Congress.Gov ^ | December 10, 2019 | Representative Jesus G. Garcia
    New Way Forward ActCosponsors: H.R.5383 — 116th Congress (2019-2020) Sponsor: Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4] | Cosponsor statistics: 43 current - includes 34 original(H. R. 5383)To reform the process for enforcing the immigration laws of the United States, and for other purposes.
  • Archive House's torn copy of SoU speech

    02/05/2020 6:55:14 PM PST · by the anti-liberal · 21 replies
    Self
    Is there a possibility that Congress could archive the House's torn copy of the SoU speech as the House's official copy? I think it should preserved as is as an historical reminder of the present day House chamber's actions and temperament.
  • Maryland voters head to polls in primary race to fill Elijah Cummings' seat

    02/04/2020 5:30:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/04/20 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Maryland voters in the Baltimore area are heading to the polls Tuesday to choose who will be their party’s nominee to finish the rest of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings' term in Congress. The race to fill the vacated seat is a crowded one, with 24 Democrats and eight Republicans vying for their parties’ nomination in the 7th Congressional District special primary. Given the heavily-Democrat makeup of the district, however, whoever wins the primary is expected to be the candidate to fill Cummings’ seat. A special general election will take place on April 28 -- the same day that Maryland...
  • Schiff: If Trump Isn’t Removed He ‘Could Offer Alaska to the Russians in Exchange for Support in the Next Election’

    02/03/2020 4:49:38 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 170 replies
    grabien.com ^ | 2/3/20
    SCHIFF: "But this has become the President's defense. And yet, this defense proved indefensible. If abuse of power is not impeachable, even though it is clear the Founders considered it the highest of all high crimes and misdemeanors, but if it were not impeachable, then a whole range of utterly unacceptable conduct and the president would now be beyond reach. Trump could offer Alaska to the Russians in exchange for support in the next election or decide to move to Mar-a-Lago permanently and let Jared Kushner run the country, delegating to him the decision whether to go to war. Because...
  • Democrats Vow Trump Probes to Go On After Impeachment Trial Ends

    02/01/2020 6:26:48 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 97 replies
    Blooberg ^ | Feb 1, 2020 | Billy House
    President Donald Trump’s scrutiny by Congress won’t end with his expected acquittal in the Senate. House Democrats have a list of inquiries they plan to pursue when the impeachment saga is over. “The investigations and oversight will continue,” said Representative Carolyn Maloney of New York, head of the Oversight and Reform Committee, the lead investigative panel in the House. “We’ve got several cases.” Democratic-led committees in the House will keep seeking a wide range of evidence and testimony as they look into Trump’s administration, his policies and his businesses and finances. They also plan to keep a focus on his...
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Went On An Insane Rant – If The Senate Votes To Aquit Pres. Trump, He “Will Not Be Acquitted”

    01/30/2020 3:06:34 PM PST · by USA Conservative · 112 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 01.30.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    Democrats leadership are the most corrupt politicians in the history of our country and we the people are being abused by them. Every time our country makes significant success the Dems are here to ruin that. They were well aware that when President Trump won in 2016 our country will get stronger. They didn’t have any political results so they push for a plain simple witch hunt against our President. Democrats have been searching for ways to impeach President Donald Trump since before he was elected, a Democratic congressman Al Green (D-Texas) said in early January, and the Ukraine situation...
  • State Representative Kim Coleman is Running for Utah's 4th Congressional District

    01/26/2020 2:20:29 PM PST · by T Ruth · 14 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | January 06, 2020 | Jessica Miller
    West Jordan • Three-term Republican state legislator Kim Coleman officially announced Saturday morning that she’s running for the 4th Congressional District, hoping to unseat Ben McAdams — who is currently the only Utah Democrat in Congress. In announcing her campaign, Coleman came out critical of McAdams’ vote to impeach President Donald Trump and aligned herself as someone who is a full-fledged Trump supporter. Those who came to her West Jordan campaign headquarters on Saturday morning were greeted with a full-size cardboard cutout of Trump posing with two thumbs up, donning a cap that read “Kim cares.” *** Coleman accused Democrats...
  • Senator Tom Tiffany receives endorsement from Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner

    01/26/2020 6:43:11 AM PST · by T Ruth · 12 replies
    WAOW.com ^ | Jan. 19, 2020 | Ben Zitouni
    WESTON, Wis. (WAOW) -- Senator Tom Tiffany received an endorsement from Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner to fill the 7th Congressional District seat. Sensenbrenner is currently the Representative for the state's 5th Congressional District and is also the Dean of the Wisconsin Congressional Delegation. The endorsement comes a month shy of the special primary election. ***