Last night I was complaining about the lack of DCCC resources for anyone who doesn’t secure corporate donors first. Folks at TOP kept saying that if DCCC had sent money to Thompson’s campaign, it would have sabotaged it. … Continue reading →
As reported on an earlier thread today, it is the special election for Kansas-04. Trump won this district, and took Mike Pompeo with him to the WH. … Continue reading →
Over the weekend, I mentioned that Saturday Night Live (SNL) had a series of sketches that packed some punches. One of them was the Open Cold, which featured Alec Baldwin reprising his role as Trump. Read more…
Still lots of news & opinions about Syria, as well as levity. SNL had some great sketches last night. There’s one in particular that isn’t getting much attention, perhaps because the humor was lost on many. You can find it after the jump.
It’s the weekend! Just a few items to get a thread started. As usual, please add your news and thoughts in the comments section. Hope you have a great day!
About 90 minutes ago, the House called recess just as the #Wealthcare bill was to come to a vote. The bill appears to be yanked is dead. Paul Ryan gave a presser (see below). … Continue reading →
Good Morning, Birdies! Here’s a thread, starting with Bernie Sanders in front of a small crowd of protestors in front of the US Customs Office. As usual, other news and comments are welcome. Have a great day!
Greetings TPWers. Lots going on this weekend. We’ll Start with Bernie’s, Nina’s and Danny Glover’s March on Mississippi, which was held yesterday in Canton. Bernie’s message: share the wealth with the workers. As usual, please add your news and thoughts in the comments section below. The Real News has an interview of Bernie, Nina, and Danny … Continue reading →
In Atlanta, the Democratic National Committee is meeting to pass resolutions and elect a new chair. Currently there is debate about an amendment added last night to resolutions concerning the corporate lobbyist donations to the DNC–to keep it in the package for the DNC Unity Commission to review. The question is whether or not to continue the debate (motion to strike the amendment or not). The body voted to strike out the amendment, which means corporate money will be in the package for consideration. So much for taking big money out of politics. Update: Tom Perez has won the DNC … Continue reading →
When I was in grade school, we used to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. My parents could afford the dime store packages of valentines, so my mom would buy them, we’d sign them, and take them to school to put in the bulletin board “mailboxes” we had made in art class. Then parents would bring (or send with the kids) cupcakes and sometimes punch for a small party. We also ate those heart-shaped candies that tasted like chalk (and read, “Be Mine”) or Sweetarts special Valentine edition candies. I don’t see those packages of paper valentines anymore, but admittedly, I buy … Continue reading →
Last night Melissa McCarthy was on SNL in a cameo role as Press Scy Sean Spicer. Her performance, along with Kate McKinnon as Secy of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos, took satire to a new level on the show. Here’s the YT, enjoy. Please add your news and comments! … Continue reading →
Trump has been in office for 10 days. Wanting to honor campaign promises and make bold statements, Trump ensured that “Take out the Trash Friday” was just that: signing an executive order to ban refugees from 7 countries that his family does not do business with, yet excluding those coming from Afghanistan and Pakistan. The ban is for 90-120 days. Protestors have taken to the streets in DC and at major airports across the country. Some federal judges have ordered stays in order to release those who have been detained. The WH was forced to scale back, saying that green … Continue reading →
Good AM! Last night, GWU hosted the DNC Chair Debate that was streamed via FB. You can click to the recording here: http://bit.ly/2js0EFR More news in the comments. … Continue reading →
Good news on the Senate Front: Gov Maggie Hassan of NH eked out a win for the US Senate. As many remember, Elizabeth Warren as well as Bernie Sanders went to campaign for Hassan a few times. Sen Ayotte conceded the loss late this afternoon. From ABC News: New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte was defeated in her re-election bid, losing to Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan by just over 1,000 votes, officials said today. The race was so close that it took the New Hampshire Secretary of State well into Wednesday afternoon to make the results official, announcing that Hassan won … Continue reading →
Friends, I’ve decided to start an open thread here to post comments. Bernie has delivered VT for the Dems. Democracy Now is live if you wish to follow it as opposed to the Clinton News Networks (CNN, MSNMBC, NBC) http://www.democracynow.org/live/watch_election_night_2016_coverage_with You can also follow on FB and submit questions there. On Twitter, #DNVotes Jill Stein was just on DN. Julianne Malveaux (Are we Better Off author), Ed Glaude of Princeton University are guests on the RT. Nina Prins author of “All of the President’s Bankers” is a guest during the 9 CT hour. Many of the battleground states are too … Continue reading →