“Democrats Get Their First Big Electoral Wins of the Trump Era: A Closer Look” Reply


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“For Democrats, Virginia’s Elections Are a Petri Dish”


POLITICO

“Democrats across the country, reeling from last year’s election loss, are investing their hopes in novice candidates like Walbridge—not just to make gains in a bellwether state like Virginia and send a message to Trump, but to claw out of the enormous hole that their long, nationwide neglect of local races has dug for the party.” MORE

“Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC”


POLITICO

“Before I called Bernie Sanders, I lit a candle in my living room and put on some gospel music. I wanted to center myself for what I knew would be an emotional phone call.

I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested. I’d had my suspicions from the moment I walked in the door of the DNC a month or so earlier, based on the leaked emails. But who knew if some of them might have been forged? I needed to have solid proof, and so did Bernie. MORE

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“Democrats: Tax reform failure will flip the House” 1


POLITICO

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has no interest in playing ball with Republicans, putting her at odds with some of her members.

“Trump To Cut Off Billions In Key Obamacare Payments To Insurers”


HUFFINGTON POST

“In Trump’s mind, dealing damage to the Obamacare market is a means to achieve leverage he believes will force congressional Democrats to cooperate with replacing the Affordable Care Act, the law President Barack Obama signed in 2010 that has brought the number of uninsured Americans to a historic low.” MORE

“Are Democrats Headed for a McGovern Redux?”


POLITICO

As Trump continues his Nixonian campaign of white cultural-grievance politics, Democrats appear consumed by the same squabbles that destroyed them in 1972.

“Tony Blair Says the Left Has Lost Its Way”


POLITICO

“NEW YORK—Tony Blair thinks Americans are way too worried about Donald Trump—and not enough about Bernie Sanders.

The former British prime minister, a perennial lightning rod for controversy across on both sides of the Atlantic, has in recent months chosen to return to the political fray, warning of the “destiny-changing” dangers of the British exit from the European Union and insisting—how, he’s not exactly sure—that last year’s “Brexit” vote can and should still be undone before it’s too late.”  MORE

“Joe Biden’s Platform for 2020: Anti-Populism”


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By criticizing the views of both Berniecrats and Trumpites, Biden is positioning himself as the antidote to populism in all its forms and flavors.