Today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned from his post. The popular governor was partially taken down by his own party. Democratic Attorney General Letitia James led a probe that found Cuomo has sexually harassed people within his employ.
The rules of cable news have been very clearly drawn. It is very rare to see a Conservative lawmaker appear on MSNBC. In turn, it is very rare to see a Democratic lawmaker who is willing to appear on Fox News.
Democratic elections expert David Shor has a stark warning: if Democrats think they're sitting pretty, they're deluding themselves.
The Delta variant of COVID-19 is currently ravaging a number of red voting communities. Many right-leaning Republicans have been hesitant to get vaccinated.
Fox News, however, is not about to blame their own viewers for allowing the variant to spread. Instead, the personalities of the network have decided to scapegoat immigrants. In fact, Ben Domenech went as far as to say that Democrats are intentionally letting migrants with COVID enter the country for political reasons.
Democrats celebrated in early January when Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff were elected to the US Senate. Those elections gave Liberals a majority in the house and senate to go along with the White House.
While CNN and MSNBC make attempts at having GOP lawmakers on as guests, it is a different story at Fox News. Fox News is a channel that focuses on entertainment rather than any real kind of political debate. Why have a guest on that challenges you, when you can just plow forward with the right-wing take? And guest that challenge Fox, like Chip Franklin, haven’t been allowed back on the channel.
Democrats hold the majority in the House of Representatives.
They hold a narrow majority in the Senate.
They have the White House.
And up until last week, they actually believed they could make common cause with republicans for the good of the republic.
Karlyn Bowman - an expert on tracking and analyzing American public opinion at the American Enterprise Institute - says there's reason to look on the bright side.
When he first took office, Joe Biden promised to make a good faith effort to work with Republicans. And that effort has been made on numerous occasions over Biden’s first few months in office.
Mitch McConnell, though, has often urged his senators against working with the president or supporting his legislation. This is the same kind of obstructionist behavior the senate minority leader was so fond of during Barack Obama‘s time in office.
Joe Biden has spent the vast majority of his adult life in the United States senate. He was first elected to office in 1973 when he was just 31 years old. And the only years since then that he didn’t spend working with other senators were the 4 years Donald Trump was president.
In the 6 years he was the senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell wielded his power with an iron fist. He laughed at the idea of bipartisanship. He placed radical right-wing judges in lifetime appointments. The Kentucky senator even blocked the senate from even having a vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland.
Joe Biden made some big promises prior to taking office this January. He already accomplished his first goal of passing a major COVID relief bill. The new president has now moved on to passing a major infrastructure bill.
Democrats rejoiced in January when wins by Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff won their races giving the party control of the senate. And that advantage allowed them to push through a major COVID relief bill that aided millions of Americans.
When Donald Trump ran for the Republican nomination in 2016, all of his opponents knew there was something wrong with him. Marco Rubio and Chris Christie got into fierce exchanges with him. Ted Cruz refused to support him at the RNC. Lindsey Graham said that he would destroy the party.
Today began a battle between Republicans and Democrats over the impeachment of Donald Trump. The impeachment managers on the left started the proceedings with a powerful video and an emotional speech from Jamie Raskin.
For the last 4 years, Republicans had control of the Senate and the White House. They ruthlessly used that power pushing though a big tax cut and 3 Supreme Court justices.
Now that the shoe is on the other foot, though, Republicans are pleading for unity. Joe Biden‘s first major goal is pushing through a COVID-19 stimulus package.
There were many Democrats in the House of Representatives that helped propel Joe Biden to victory. And it is tradition for some of these congresspeople to be rewarded with prominent cabinet seats.
Cedric Richmond (D-LA) was important surrogate and adviser for the Biden campaign. The president-elect has now tapped him to be the director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.
Amy Coney Barrett is now a sitting member of the United States Supreme Court. Her journey there was quite disgraceful. Despite numerous United States senators promising that they wouldn’t vote on a justice during an election year, they somehow managed to confirm her in mere weeks.
At one point, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was flush with cash and ready to relentlessly attack Joe Biden. But by the time the GOP really needed the money, it was pretty much gone.
Joe Biden massively outraised Trump during the party’s respective conventions. In addition, Democratic senate candidates have been setting records raising money against incumbent Republicans.
Mitch McConnell is pulling incumbent Republican Senators off of the campaign trail so that they can confirm Trump's SCOTUS nominee.