In the wake of a sniper attack on Dallas law enforcement officers that left five officers dead and nine wounded, House Democrats have continued to push for a vote on gun control legislation before the congressional session ends on Friday. All of them have A ratings from the National Rifle Association, earned from a record of supporting gun rights and opposing gun control. Chicagodespite its status as emblematic of the gun violence epidemic, does not have the highest per capita murder rate in the country — and urban districts represented by Democrats are not the only cities that struggle with gun violence, according to FBI crime data fromthe most recent year available.
He held this rally right in the middle of an immigrant baby jail scandal that is, and will continue to be, a humanitarian disaster. Of course they did. Trump himself predicted as much when he went ahead and okayed the separation of immigrant families at the border:.
Rambunctious freshmen come into the House in a wave election, shake things up, challenge the leaders, divide the party. But the tensions over tactics, strategies, and outcomes are still there, and will inevitably reemerge. In some respects, there is nothing new about tensions between freshman members of the House and its leadership.
Since taking office, President Donald Trump has eagerly embraced foreign autocrats, portraying brutal dictators as allies to be courted and celebrated. Use that word! For years, Republican members of Congress, lobbyists, and political consultants have worked to forge bonds with far-right leaders across Europe—in Hungary, Germany, Austria, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Macedonia, and beyond. You might call this loose federation of fellow travelers for the nativist global right the strongman caucus.
The Freedom Caucusalso known as the House Freedom Caucusis a congressional caucus consisting of conservative and libertarian Republican members of the United States House of Representatives. Many members are also part of the much larger Republican Study Committee. The caucus originated at the mid—January Republican congressional retreat in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
John Robert Bolton born November 20, is an American attorney, political commentator, Republican consultant, a former diplomat and federal government official. He was a foreign policy adviser to presidential candidate Mitt Romney. He was an advocate of the Iraq War and continues to support the decision to invade Iraq.
Alexis Bonogofsky for BuzzFeed News. On Oct. For each of these trips, Trump spent the majority of his Montana-focused time attacking Democratic Sen.
You are now logged in. Forgot your password? On the one hand, a new Fox News poll spells doom for Donald Trump, with a fistful of Democratic presidential candidates beating the incumbent. Former Vice President Joe Biden cleans Trump's clock by 10 percentage points, 49 percent to 39 percent.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has a long history of being reactionary assholes who support the worst kind of corporate Democrats while libelling progressives and selling out to America's greediest and most rapacious corporate lobbiesso the latest move isn't much of a surprise, but it's still pretty fucking terrible. The DCCC has announced that any vendor or consultant who works with a candidate mounting a primary challenge to an incumbent Democrat will be cut off from doing any business with the Democratic Party in As Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has pointed outthis is a policy aimed at neutralizing candidates like her, who challenge long-term incumbent Dems in safe seats who run as Democrats, but govern like Republicans -- see also, say, Dan Lipinskiwho literally inherited his seat from his father and is anti-gun-control, anti-abortion-rights, pro-deregulation of dangerous industries, awash in corporate money, but still technically a "Democrat.