Newt Gingrich Falsely Accuses Stacey Abrams of “Stealing” Georgia Election

When President-elect Joe Biden won the state of Georgia, he became the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state since 1992. That achievement was in large part due to the efforts of former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, whose organization, Fair Fight, helped register a slew of new voters in the state. The Georgia race was one of the most closely watched races during this election cycle, and Biden’s victory has wide-ranging implications for future Democratic success in the state. read more

Opinion: Hateful GOP Belief That Americans Are Lazy Drives Resistance To Providing Coronavirus Relief

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Are the majority of Americans lazy and averse to work? Would they prefer not to work and to enjoy a free ride from the government?

How we answer this question, or how congressional leaders answer it, has a lot to do with what is really life-or-death legislation coming out of Washington, particularly with regards to COVID-19 relief packages. read more

GOP’s Florida Debacle Raises Question: Will Coronavirus Change the Way Americans Think About Unemployment?

Americans enduring unemployment have typically, in the culture of the U.S. political economy, not been responded to with sympathy but rather with disdain, judgment, and blame.

And this has been true, we see, even when the nation has faced conditions of great economic austerity, begging the question, how can we blame people for not working when there is a scarcity of jobs? read more

AP: Trump Plans to Beat Mueller’s Report With Help From Fox News

Donald Trump has been attacking Bob Mueller’s special counsel investigation for nearly two years, calling it “a witch hunt” and “a hoax.”  But according to the Associated Presshe may try to claim victory and upend Robert Mueller’s report no matter what it says.

Mueller may issue a report any day now, and as we wait the president and his Republican allies are saying that they expect it to show no clear evidence of Trump wrongdoing. They continue to maintain that the Trump campaign did not conspire (or “collude”) with Russia during the 2016 campaign which gave Trump a surprising victory.

Trump and his GOP congressional allies seem strangely confident that he will be exonerated despite Mueller’s findings. In fact, they are now saying that the Muller report will be used for Trump’s political advantage.

The AP reported:

“One scenario would have seemed downright implausible until recently. The president will take the findings and run on them, rather than against them, by painting the special counsel as an example of failed government overreach and Trump himself as the victim who managed to prove his innocence.” read more