“House Democrats this week are set to resolve a seemingly insignificant standoff with deceptively big consequences: deciding who would lead potential impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump should they take back the House.
Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), two longtime members who both hail from power centers of the Democratic Party, are competing to be the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee. That’s the panel that historically holds the keys to the impeachment process.” MORE
“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
“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
“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