Tonight we share a quick review of impeachment impact on our local political elite as we slouch toward 2020 and as the proceedings dominate the national discourse.
Congressman Cleaver - Another challenge from Jacob Turk or the progressive socialist in the primary isn't going change things in Missouri's 5th Congressional District. In the meantime, the former KCMO Mayor is worth watching because his impeachment stance is most representative of the Democratic Party establishment.
Rep. Sharice Davids - She has been gun-shy on the impeachment debate despite her constituents pushing harder for Heartland resistance. She's probably too cautious and has been working harder to reinforce her branding than join THE SQUAD or step up in the fight against Prez Trump.
SecState Pompeo - Progressives are frustrated that SecState Pompeo isn't enduring much damage from the troubles of Prez Trump. Meanwhile, Conservative Kansans know what it's like to work a crappy job and seem to be separating him from foibles of his boss.
Kris Kobach - This alt-right hopeful has hitched his star to the Prez Trump party train. It hasn't really helped him so far and Prez Trump affiliation seems like a long shot to power his hopes for the Senate.
And so we put it to you . . .
HOW WILL PREZ TRUMP IMPEACHMENT DRAMA PLAY IN KANSAS CITY AS 2020 ELECTION SEASON APPROACHES?!?!
Meanwhile, Democratic Party hopefuls and Republican leaders use Prez Trump as the cornerstone of their campaigns with mixed results.
Further reading . . .
TODAY'S COFFEE STAR!!!
Tuesday's award for the most amusing diversion from the minutia of the impeachment hearings goes to McClatchy congressional reporter Emma Dumain, who went minorly viral for chugging coffee with great enthusiasm in the background as Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified. It really was some chug!
No Friends In Politics
A key part of this week's drama is likely to center on an overheard phone call from Trump to European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland, who's scheduled to testify on Wednesday morning. David Holmes, political counsel at the U.S.
Latin Lament Switcheroo???
WASHINGTON - Minutes after Rep. Adam Schiff gaveled in Tuesday'simpeachment inquiry hearing, the Californian began hammering away at an emerging Democratic theme: that President Donald Trump's actions may have amounted to bribery. "If the president abused his power and invited foreign interference in our elections, if he sought to condition, coerce, extort, or bribe an ally ...
GOP Tough Talk
On two separate occasions during Tuesday's impeachment hearings, House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes (R-CA) derisively referred to the impeachment inquiry as a "drug deal" - a turn of phrase meant to depict Democrats as being up to something illicit.
Network Opt Out
CBS on Tuesday became the first big television network to hit the breaks on wall-to-wall coverage of the impeachment hearings. The network ended their special report of the hearings around 12:20 p.m., amid Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's testimony - though coverage continued on it's news app and digital platform, CBSN.
Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin The week that brought the first live televised impeachment hearings before the House Intelligence Committee gave Fox News Channel its highest-rated week of the year-and its best ratings since the 2018 midterm elections.
Stubborn American Winning
Nearly two thirds of Americans say no information will change their position on Trump impeachment, says poll
While Americans are paying attention to the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump, almost two-thirds of those who responded to a new NPR/ PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, released Tuesday, say no new information will change their minds about what the outcome of the inquiry should be.
You decide . . .