Turn the debates into a progressive showcase instead of an inquisition
Even if the Democrats win the Senate, the filibuster stands in the way of their big plans.
On the night Democrats won control of the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections, the soon-to-be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said those who
Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro argued fiercely for Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump during Wednesday's debate, saying it would play in Trump's favor if they didn't.
Senator Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday made her argument that Democrats should nominate a presidential candidate who will fight for sweeping change.
As far as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is concerned, there is no such thing as being too ambitious when it comes to dealing with climate change. When talk turned to the Green New Deal, some of the more moderate Democratic presidential candidates, like former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, were critical of the plan, calling it unrealistic. Moderator Dana Bash then asked Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio what he thought of Sanders' idea to end new gas-powered car sales by 2040. He explained he wants to create a "chief manufacturing officer" who would work with government departments, the private sector, and investors to "dominate the electric vehicle market." All this set off Sanders, who responded, "I get a little bit tired of Democrats afraid of big ideas. Republicans are not afraid of big ideas -- they could give $1 trillion in tax breaks to billionaires and profitable corporations, they could bail out the crooks on Wall Street, so please don't tell me we cannot take on the fossil fuel industry. Nothing happens unless we do that." Sanders didn't stop there. "We've got to ask ourselves a simple question," he continued. "What do you do with an industry that knowingly, for billions of dollars in short-term profits, is destroying the planet? I say that is criminal activity that cannot be allowed." "I didn't say we couldn't get there 'til 2040, Bernie," Ryan retorted, adding, "You don't have to yell. All I'm saying is we have to invent our way out of this thing, and if we're waiting 'til 2040 for a ban to come in on gasoline vehicles, we're screwed. So, we better get busy now." Sanders agreed that something has to be done, fast. "On this issue, there is no choice: We have got to be super aggressive if we love our children and if we want to leave them a planet that is healthy and is habitable," he said. Catherine Garcia
Democrats Urged To 'Oppose This Takeover' As McConnell Rushes To Confirm 19 Right-Wing Judges Before Recess
"Senators must put an end to this blatant disrespect to our judicial system, traditions, and democracy."
"If nothing changes, Democrats will never have more than a hope and a prayer."
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Democratic lawmakers are condemning President Trump's attacks against House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), calling
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is under fire from Democrats for repeatedly blocking election security legislation in recent days.
Former GOP lawmaker and current "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough tweeted during former special counsel Robert Mueller's Wednesday testimony and asked to be forgiven for his previous party affiliation.
Former special counsel Robert Mueller told Congress Wednesday that he generally agreed that lies by Trump campaign officials and administration officials impeded his nearly two-year investigation.
The man who pleaded guilty to sending pipe bombs to CNN and prominent Democrats across the nation last year was radicalized by Fox News and President Trump's tweets, his lawyers have reportedly argued in a memo.
When Democrats are accused of anti-Semitism, Republicans understand that coded language can be hurtful. But Trump's racist comments get a pass.
New Gallup poll shows Sen. Bernie Sanders has better image than Joe Biden in eyes of Democratic voters
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The former special counsel is set to appear before the Judiciary and Intelligence committees on Wednesday.