Quick look at the local angle as we start an election year . . . Take a look at this passage from their latest news blast highlighted by TKC:
Jackson County Democrats: Plenty Of Work Happening in Washington Beyond Impeachment
In 2019, Democrats have passed 400 bills in the House to do things like:
- Increase access to affordable healthcare
- Lower the cost of prescription drugs
- Address the reality of the climate crisis
- Improve our education system
- Protect voting rights
- Fight for Civil Rights
Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority suffer a dim fate in Mitch McConnell’s legislative graveyard.
As Democrats continue to do the important work to better our country, members of Congress must also uphold their constitutional responsibilities in response to the egregious actions of President Trump.
Democrats in Congress have not let impeachment hinder their work towards our goals. Just last week Democrats passed a comprehensive bill to lower prescription drug prices (despite 192 Republicans voting against it).
If we want to build on the Democratic momentum of the 2018 and 2019 elections, down-ballot Democrats must do the same.
And this inspires one more look at the national partisan battle ground:
Right Or Wrong?!?!
WASHINGTON - In a six-page invective to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Donald Trump contended he has been more wronged in the impeachment proceedings than even the 17th-century women who were hanged based on dreams, visions and confessions elicited by torture. "More due process was afforded to those accused in the Salem Witch Trials," the president wrote.
Kansas Politico Tripping
Mike Pompeo will travel to Ukraine this week, ahead of Donald Trump's trial in the Senate over allegations he sought to push Kiev to investigate a political rival.
Power Play Against The Prez???
President Donald Trump has taken to referring to his impeachment as a "coup." In October, for example, he tweeted: "As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP intended to take away the power of the........People."
Senate Minority Leader (D-N.Y.) on Monday renewed his call for key Trump administration figures to testify during the Senate impeachment trial in the wake of a New York Times report detailing the White House's efforts to withhold nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine.
Turnout Is EVERYTHING
Details: Third Way and the Joint Center conducted nine focus groups of black voters and non-voters in and around Atlanta, Detroit and Philadelphia. They also commissioned a quantitative survey that goes beyond the 2020 horse race to better understand how these Americans are feeling and thinking about things like the economy, immigration and other issues central to the next election.
Court Win For Team Trump
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit that former Trump national security official Charles Kupperman had filed challenging a House subpoena for him to testify in the impeachment inquiry after the chamber withdrew their subpoena.
Life Is Give & Take
Who do you admire most in the world? You could answer that question a number of ways; a family member might be the first person to pop into your head, or maybe it's a revered figure such as the Dalai Lama.
You decide . . .