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A new Democratic plan to expand Medicaid hits a big snag: Republican governors

A new Democratic plan to expand Medicaid hits a big snag: Republican governors

As part of their Covid-19 stimulus bill, Democrats are trying to cut a deal with Republican-led states to plug one of the biggest holes in Obamacare: the so-called Medicaid expansion gap. But conservative state officials don’t sound interested in taking it. Based on an informal survey of the states yet to expand Medicaid, the provision…
Top Democratic lawmaker says an impeachment vote will come this week

Top Democratic lawmaker says an impeachment vote will come this week

Democrats have been working rapidly to prepare articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump — and House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) told Fox News Sunday a vote on those will come “probably Tuesday, maybe Wednesday.” Punchbowl News co-founder and Capitol Hill veteran John Bresnahan reported Sunday that the House will hold a brief session…
AOC Says “We Need New Leadership In The Democratic Party” — She’s Absolutely Right

AOC Says “We Need New Leadership In The Democratic Party” — She’s Absolutely Right

Over 300,000 people in America have died from COVID-19. Between the months of May and October, the number of Americans living in poverty has grown by 8 million. Last year — for the third year in a row — the number of Americans without health insurance increased, this time to 10.9%. Basically, a lot needs…
New Democratic sheriffs in Georgia and North Carolina have vowed to cut ties with ICE

New Democratic sheriffs in Georgia and North Carolina have vowed to cut ties with...

Three Democratic sheriffs who have promised to cut ties with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement will soon assume office in some of Georgia’s and North Carolina’s most populous counties after defeating hardline Republicans. All of them have promised to end longstanding agreements with the federal government under which sheriffs can question people about their immigration…
Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, who left the Democratic Party to back Trump, wins reelection

Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey, who left the Democratic Party to back...

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (NJ-2), who was elected to the House of Representatives as a Democrat before switching parties and declaring his “undying support” for President Donald Trump, has won reelection. The now-Republican first-term Congress member defeated his Democratic challenger, Amy Kennedy (yes, she’s one of those Kennedys), according to a call by Decision Desk.…
Yes, AOC Can Still Be A Democratic Socialist & Wear A $14,000 Suit For Vanity Fair

Yes, AOC Can Still Be A Democratic Socialist & Wear A $14,000 Suit For...

While it's common knowledge that clothing worn for magazine photoshoots is usually loaned, this was simply just an excuse: It’s easier for people to criticize AOC because she is a threat — both to Republicans, for whom she challenges the tenuous grasp on power they currently hold, and to establishment Democrats, for whom she risks…
Democratic Party leaders are “banging their head against the wall” after private meetings with Facebook on election misinformation

Democratic Party leaders are “banging their head against the wall” after private meetings with...

After months of working with Facebook to safeguard the 2020 election, several national Democratic Party leaders say the company has failed to meet promises to stem the tide of misinformation spreading on its platform. If the election’s results are contested after November 3 — which is an acute concern since a surge in mail-in ballots…
How key Democratic Senate candidates would tackle Covid-19

How key Democratic Senate candidates would tackle Covid-19

Cal Cunningham, the Democratic candidate in North Carolina’s US Senate race, pointed out that the US is capable of coming together for the national good — just not, apparently, on Covid-19. “If it had been a terrorist attack, there would have been an address to the nation, probably to a joint session of Congress. There…
The Democratic platform calls for a bold remaking of the federal judiciary. It’s not nearly enough.

The Democratic platform calls for a bold remaking of the federal judiciary. It’s not...

No president in recent memory has done as much to reshape the judiciary as Donald Trump, thanks in no small part to the Republican Party’s unprecedented efforts to prevent President Obama from confirming judicial nominees during his presidency. And, on many key economic issues, Trump’s appointees are the most conservative batch of judges appointed to…
Read Obama’s 2020 Democratic National Convention speech

Read Obama’s 2020 Democratic National Convention speech

Former President Barack Obama’s speech endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday at the 2020 Democratic National Convention focused largely on criticizing President Donald Trump, whom Obama described as unfit for office. I did hope, for the sake of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously; that…

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