Tag: Democrats

As Democrats Seriously Consider How to Remove Trump, Republicans Plea to Biden to Save Him ‘in the Spirit of Healing’

Photo: Samuel Corum (Getty Images) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has instructed members of her party to get ready to go to work in the coming week on a plan to remove President Trump from office, given the clear and present danger his continued presidency poses after his gang of supporters overtook the U.S. Capitol building. Coincidentally—just […]

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Republicans in Pennsylvania Refuse to Seat Newly Elected Democrat, Which Seems to Be What the GOP Is About Now

Pennsylvania State Capitol buildingPhoto: Shutterstock Republicans are still going full speed ahead with their attack on America’s democracy, despite the dangerous consequences of this behavior as seen in the nation’s capital on Wednesday. Ahead of the madness in D.C., GOP senators in Pennsylvania launched their own upending of standard operating procedures on Tuesday by deciding […]

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Jon Ossoff Defeats David Perdue in Georgia Runoffs, Giving Democrats Control of the Senate

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) Well people, against all odds it happened: Georgia has turned blue. Yeah, I know, the Peach State turned blue when it handed President-elect Joe Biden his win over President-reject Donald Trump, but that shade of blue just got a little bit deeper now that Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff […]

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Chuck Schumer to Mitch McConnell: I Thought a Broke Senate Majority Leader Said Something

Photo: SAUL LOEB (Getty Images) On Wednesday, when it appeared that Mitch “Turtleneck” McConnell was on the verge of no longer being the Senate majority leader, Chuck Schumer reportedly grabbed the Kentucky senator by his flabby neck skin and told him, “Look at me! I’m the captain now.” Schumer then asked McConnell “Why did the […]

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Bernie Sanders and Trump Are Teaming Up Against Mitch McConnell to Get You $2,000

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. They say politics makes for strange bedfellows, and the fight over $2,000 stimulus checks certainly has. In the red-hot political battle over whether to raise the latest round of direct stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000, President Trump and Vermont Sen. Bernie […]

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The Unacceptable Costs of Appeasing MAGA Nation

It’s thus no accident that Donald Trump, the twenty-first–century president of white grievance, has opened fire on these ideas. Last fall, he issued an executive order prohibiting their dissemination through the ranks of the federal bureaucracy and, by extension, into American society at large. In a stunning reversion to Lost Cause-ism throughout all levels of […]

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Georgia Senate Races Will Decide ‘Whether Weed Gets Legalized,’ Cory Booker Says

In case Georgia’s Senate races weren’t high-stakes enough, legal weed is also on the line. The pair of runoff races will determine which party controls the Senate—and whether marijuana legalization has any chance in the coming Congress, Sen. Cory Booker said on VICE’s Cari & Jemele (Won’t) Stick to Sports on Thursday. “Look, if you’re […]

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Democratic Lawmakers Urge Joe Biden to End the Federal Death Penalty on His First Day in Office

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) The death penalty—a thing supposedly reserved for perpetrators of the most heinous crimes, typically involving intentional and cold-blooded murder—arguably makes sense in theory; but in practice, its flaws and potential for racial discrimination are undeniable. According to figures compiled by the NAACP, Black people represent 42 percent of inmates on […]

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The GOP Wellness Tycoon Bankrolling Election Fraud Vigilantism

Dr. Steven Hotze, president of Conservative Republicans of Texas, speaks at a Restrain the Judges news conference, while Janet Porter of Faith2Action listens at right, in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. By day, […]

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Ex-Cop Held Man at Gunpoint to Search for Fraudulent Ballots That Didn’t Exist, Prosecutors Say

An image from the transportation industry of a truck driver being held up at gunpoint. (shotbydave/Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A former Houston police captain ran an air-conditioner repair man off the road and held him at gunpoint after becoming convinced the man had masterminded […]

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‘Credible Threats of Violence’ Resulted in Michigan Closing Its Legislative Offices Ahead of Electoral College Vote

Photo: weberjake (Shutterstock) Before Michigan’s electors voted to certify President-Elect Joe Biden’s electoral win, the threat of violence resulted in all legislative offices being closed in the state. Advertisement Michigan, sadly, is no stranger to (probably) white folks who’ve lost their goddamn mind because reality hasn’t aligned with their expectations. Earlier this year, a group […]

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The Democrats Are Too Old

In the lead-up to Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings in October, Democrats fretted that the party’s ranking member on the Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein, wasn’t up to the task. Fear among congressional Democrats was “widespread,” according to Politico. The 87-year-old Feinstein “gets confused by reporters’ questions, or will offer different answers to the […]

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The Problem With Putting a BlackRock Alum in Charge of Greening the Economy

Usually, though, it’s up to governments to impose those constraints rather than leaving them up to corporate discretion. In the United States and the EU, BlackRock’s apparent strategy has been to have as much of a voice as possible in that process and chip away at such constraints—in part by hiring government alums like Deese […]

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The Democrats’ Maddening Cowardice Is Carrying Over into the Biden Era

The debate over how to characterize what the country’s been put through over the past three weeks will carry on for the rest of our lives. And Donald Trump’s waddle through the stages of grief is sure to last through January. But his election gambit is functionally over. Results have been certified in Georgia, Michigan, […]

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Democrats’ Fear of the Green New Deal Is Tearing the Party Apart

The national party’s animating force in the Trump era has been to oppose the president. Now that he’s been defeated, what comes next? It’s not easy to surmise what the party stands for now. Slogans like “believe science” and a grab bag of policy stances brewed up by consultants to win over white suburbanites doesn’t […]

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The Million MAGA March in DC Got Ugly

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The culture wars of Donald Trump’s America materialized into a battlefront near the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, for the so-called “#StoptheSteal” protest or “Million MAGA March.” Galvanized by misinformation and fake news, more than 10,000 Trump supporters—including QAnon conspiracy […]

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President-Elect Joe Biden Becomes First Democrat to Win Georgia in Almost 30 Years

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Well, get ready for yet another temper tantrum from y’all’s bitch-ass president, as it’s been projected that President-Elect Joe Biden has become the first Democrat in almost 30 years to win the state of Georgia. Advertisement According to CNN, with the projection of Georgia for Biden, and North Carolina for […]

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All’s Fair in Love and Warnock? Georgia Senate Race Heats Up as Sen. Kelly Loeffler Unleashes Attacks Against Reverend

Photo: AP Photos (AP) Just as Rev. Ralph Warnock predicted last week, Sen. Kelly Loeffler unleashed a torrent of attacks on the Georgia Democrat as the two face off in a crucial senatorial race that could determine the balance of power in the Senate. Advertisement Following the lead of conservatives around the country, Loeffler baselessly […]

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Trump Allies Are Losing It

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Everyone processes crushing disappointment in their own way, and that’s particularly true for President Donald Trump’s biggest allies who are—very publicly—grasping for answers to explain why their MAGA hero has apparently not won the election in a landslide.  And they’re pushing baseless […]

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Will the Democrats Ever Make Sense of This Week?

So how did he win? Was it policy? Those already proliferating the thesis that his victory proves, again, that America is a center-right country should reckon with the fact that Biden has likely won with a platform that, particularly on climate, housing, and poverty, was more progressive than Hillary Clinton’s. Trump, meanwhile, abandoned the heterodox […]

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Stimuluses for Err’body: What Democrats Need to Do Should They Take Over Congress

There are unwritten rules in just about everything in life. Advertisement In baseball, if a pitcher hits your guy with the ball, then once your team’s pitcher is up to the mound, it’s a must that you bean their opposing team’s batter. Doesn’t even matter if he had anything to do with it. He’s on […]

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Grassroots Democrats Are Preparing to Swarm the Biden Administration

For the last few months, a team on Joe Biden’s campaign has been drawing up plans for the transition, compiling lists, and vetting potential appointees. Meanwhile, a network of left-wing organizers, operating under the maxim “personnel is policy,” has been doing opposition research on a prospective Biden White House. In some cases, they’ve run public […]

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Amy Coney Barrett Was Just Confirmed to the Supreme Court

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Judge Amy Coney Barrett will be the next associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. The Senate voted 52-48 to confirm Barrett to the nation’s highest court on Monday evening, just eight days ahead of the November 3 presidential election. Barrett, a […]

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Republicans Move One Step Close to Shoving Amy Coney Barrett Onto the Supreme Court

Photo: Sarah Silbiger (Getty Images) Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee moved one step closer to making America eat the goddamn cake on Thursday, as they advanced the nomination of Ruthless Records’ own Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, despite her being a heartless Neo fight-style dodger of questions. Advertisement Democrats boycotted the […]

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Amy Coney Barrett Still Won’t Say If Systemic Racism Is Real

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, declined to answer questions about racism, LGBTQ rights, birth control, and more in her responses to dozens of written questions from senators. In written responses submitted Tuesday night, Barrett reiterated her refusal to […]

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The Cruelty of Washington’s Cynical Stimulus War

Over the weekend, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave the White House a deadline of 48 hours to complete negotiations on a new pandemic relief package to be passed before the election, which is now two weeks away. This was the latest volley in the ongoing Congressional wars over a much-needed stimulus bill, and Monday’s headlines […]

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Amy Coney Barrett Won’t Say If Trump Has the Power to Postpone the Election

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court, has so far refused to answer questions about how she’d treat a dispute over the 2020 election. On Tuesday, the second day of Barrett’s confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee, […]

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New Poll Heaves Blame On Democrats & Trump Over Failed Stimulus Talks

Source: MANDEL NGAN / Getty The stakes for this upcoming presidential election have never been higher amid the coronavirus pandemic and the economic downturn due to nationwide shutdowns. With talks of a new stimulus bill eradicated from the conversation, a new poll heaves almost equal blame on President Donald Trump and Democrats for the failure […]

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Populism Is the Key to Climate Action

Forty-nine percent of West Virginians are “worried” about global warming, and 64 percent think citizens should be doing more to address it. That’s in the state that’s least worried about climate change—everywhere else, the numbers are higher still.  Getting people to care about climate change isn’t the primary problem anymore (although it would always help […]

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America’s Conspiracies of Profit

Over the summer, homegrown American conspiracism surged in tandem with the pandemic. On edge after months of lockdown, widespread infection and death, and a highly acrid political climate, people across the political spectrum nurtured a handful of increasingly fantastical explanations for the dismal state of things. On the right, the assorted delusions of QAnon converged […]

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