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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: War with Iran would make Iraq War 'look like a cakewalk'

Rep. Gabbard has a big Debate Moment

The Story: On July 31, during the second night of a two-night debate held in Detroit, Michigan among the Democratic Party's candidates for President, Rep...
Elizabeth Warren launches committee ahead of likely 2020 run

Senator Warren and Dow Corning

The Story: Though the story of the Democratic primary contest for a Presidential nomination is still in its early chapters: Senator Elizabeth Warren has established...
Puerto Rico admits Hurricane Maria's death toll may be 1,427

Puerto Rico in US National Politics

The Story: In four hours over two nights last week, twenty Democratic candidates for President and five moderators discussed a wide range of issues facing...
Live: Susan Collins announces her decision on Kavanaugh vote

Maine Democrats Are Eager to Take On Susan Collins

The Story: Ever since Senator Susan Collins (R- ME) voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a Justice to the US Supreme Court, it has been...
Bill and Hillary Clinton announce new speaking tour

An Open US Senate Seat in New Mexico

The Story: Next year the people of New Mexico (a state that voted for Hillary Clinton for President) will elect a new US Senator to...

A Wyoming Senate Seat Will be Open in 2020

The Story Senator Michael Enzi (R - WY) announced over the weekend that he will not run for re-election next year. This means there will...

Howard Dean takes on new political projects

In the years since, he’s worked for Denton’s, a Washington-based law firm that bills itself as the world’s largest. It’s modeled after the GOP’s Data Trust, an organization that Dean said has enabled the Republicans to leverage data much more skillfully than their Democrat peers. That’s why the Democrats hired him, he said. “It’s a really political job,” he said. “Our party is being taken over by people who are under 40 and they are doing it their way, not our way,” he said. He said he spent 188 days outside of the state last year. As governor, he irked some on the left for being a fiscal tightwad, once saying the Legislature’s spending inclinations put them in “la-la land.” Sanders is rarely criticized for not being far enough to the left, although lately he’s taken some heat for reporting more than $2.7 million in income since 2016 with his wife Jane O’Meara Sanders, most of that from sales of his bestseller “Our Revolution.” Dean went to some lengths to separate himself from Sanders but credited his rival for shifting the party to the left. He won’t be endorsing Sanders this time around either, saying he would support a candidate “who is younger.” “I’ve had my history with Bernie, but Bernie is saying some things right now that need to be said,” Dean said. If he did work with Vermont policymakers again, he said, he’d do things differently. That was stupid.” That said, Dean would consider working again in Vermont if the right job materialized.

As Democrats Agonize, G.O.P. Is at Peace With Doing Nothing on Mueller’s Findings

Erin Schaff for The New York Times WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans see the special counsel’s report — with its stark evidence that President Trump repeatedly impeded the investigation into Russian election interference — as a summons for collective inaction. Republicans in the upper chamber, who would serve as Mr. Trump’s jury if House Democrats were to impeach him, reacted to the report’s release with a range of tsk-tsk adjectives like “brash,” “inappropriate” or “unflattering.” Only Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, called out the president’s behavior as “sickening.” Yet no Republican, not even Mr. Romney, a political brand-name who does not face his state’s voters until 2022, has pressed for even a cursory inquiry into the findings by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, that the president pressured senior officials, including the former White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II and the former attorney general Jeff Sessions, to scuttle his investigation. “I consider this to be, basically, the end of the road,” said Senator Mike Lee, Republican of Utah, who once tried to thwart Mr. Trump’s presidential nomination and now serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has the authority to investigate Mr. Mueller’s findings. “But there is a difference between unflattering and something that can and should be prosecuted.” Senator Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio, has been as critical in private of Mr. Trump’s actions as Mr. Romney has been in public, but he, too, said it was time to move on. “While the report documents a number of actions taken by the president or his associates that were inappropriate, the special counsel reached no conclusion on obstruction of justice,” Mr. Portman said in a statement. That is factually accurate; in releasing his findings a week ago, Mr. Mueller laid out about a dozen instances in which the president may have obstructed justice, but he left it to Congress to reach that conclusion, counseling “that Congress has authority to prohibit a president’s corrupt use of his authority.” House Democrats responded by ramping up committee investigations, kicking off what is likely to be a long, rending intraparty debate over impeachment. Next week, a bipartisan group of eight Senate and House leaders are scheduled to review an unredacted version of Mr. Mueller’s findings when they return from their spring recess. The chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Senator Lindsey Graham, a close Trump ally, said he had no plans to investigate — and has even suggested that if he pursues a new inquiry it would be to focus on allegations that federal law enforcement agencies conducted surveillance of Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016. But he added that Mr. Trump had “every right to feel good” about Mr. Mueller’s report. “When is it appropriate to misuse power so that you’re using your federal assets to go after a political opponent?

Bronx Republican preparing 2020 run against ‘Bolshevik’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

She’s a medical journalist and former publicist with no political background, but Bronx native Ruth Papazian, 61, sees it as her duty – however much a long shot – to swipe the seat of 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the 2020 congressional elections. “It became clear that if I didn't step up to fight for our district, we'd end up with yet another passive Republican candidate who didn't bother to campaign,” Papazian told Fox News. “And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn't lived in the district since early childhood. Those of us who stuck it out, and actually live here, care about our future, and need representation.” Ocasio-Cortez used her deceased father’s Bronx condo on her voter registration since 2012, but has since denied reports that she doesn’t live in the Manhattan borough. Meanwhile, Papazian – the daughter of Egyptian immigrants who currently lives with her widowed mother – has accused the headline-making freshman representative of never responding to concerned people in the district “who have serious questions about her unrealistic and unworkable policies,” and claims that she “has a mostly unstaffed office in Queens, and when constituents call her office in DC to ask for help, they get phone recordings with full message boxes.” But for this Bronx Republican, it is the incumbent’s economic policies that are the driving force behind her own political aspirations. “It has been galling listening to Ocasio-Cortez push really hackneyed big government ideas that have failed around the world. These include her Green New Deal and Medicare for all,” Papazian said. It is a middle-class district, because our families came here, worked hard, bought houses, and flourished. Many of us come from families that escaped socialism. She also argued that Jet Blue and the airports are the biggest employers in the Queens part of the Ocasio-Cortez district and that her Green New Deal, “which would get rid of air travel, would make tens of thousands of well-paid avionics workers jobless.” Papazian said that she has established an “exploratory committee” to begin crafting her running plans, and will file her official papers with the Federal Election Commission in the next few months.
Hannity: Democrats' crazy train has another passenger

Hannity: Democrats’ crazy train has another passenger

Former Vice President Joe Biden formally announces his 2020 presidential run. #Hannity #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, and the direct-to-consumer streaming service, FOX Nation.…