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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Democrats’ Sobering Responsibility

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

Yes, it’s true that their party just won the House majority and more House seats, 40, than in any election since 1974 (and with the increasing likelihood of a new election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District after confirmed reports of Republican election fraud there, maybe 41) and Democrats have had reason to celebrate — especially after President Donald Trump wrongly stated after the midterms that he “thought it was a very close to complete victory” and, with his signature humility, explained that his own “vigorous campaigning stopped the blue wave.”

But before self-congratulating Democrats put more Champagne on ice to toast their winning the largest, according to the authoritative David Wasserman of The Cook Political Report, midterm raw vote margin ever in House elections (more than 9.7 million votes) — and by the largest percentage margin, 9.6 percent nationally, in the past 16 national elections — they would be smart to look at the awesome challenge they face heading into the 2020 presidential election.…

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New House Judiciary Chair: End GOP ‘Nonsense’ Investigations

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) calls several GOP investigations “a waste of time” and said he’ll stop them when he takes over as chair of the committee next year.

Nadler made the comments as he was walking into a closed-door GOP-led interrogation of former FBI director James Comey. Republicans, led by retiring Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), are still clinging to the notion that there is corruption within the Department of Justice and FBI in not charging Hillary Clinton over her use of emails.

Republicans also claim, with no evidence, that the DOJ was biased against Trump, and that this was the reason why the department opened investigations into his campaign’s links to Russia.…

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Democrats Will Propose Swift Reform On Voting Rights, Ethics

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

In the 2018 midterms, voters sent a clear message rejecting Republican efforts to prioritize the wealthy and privileged over regular Americans, which included the failed GOP tax scam and attempts to rip away health care from millions.

But since most Americans don’t actually support Republican policies, the GOP has spent decades working to make it harder for some Americans to vote, so that the party can avoid democratic accountability.

Republicans in Congress have also steadfastly refused to hold Trump accountable for his many abuses of power, and have enabled a culture of corruption in Washington.…

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