Tag: Nancy Pelosi

Georgia Rep. John Lewis Says He Has Trump’s Impeachment on His Mind

Photo: Brendan Hoffman (Getty Images for Smithsonian Magazine) Donald Trump may be in line to get his comeuppance sooner rather than later, now that the “conscious” of the House Democrats, civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis, says he’s closer to making known his views on impeaching “this so-called president.” “My time is growing near,” Lewis […]

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The Border Wall Is Trump’s High Crime

There are, by the latest count, at least 130 House Democrats who support impeaching President Donald Trump, a number that has risen quietly but steadily in the wake of Robert Mueller’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee last month. While that cohort counts many senior members of House leadership among its members—including caucus Vice Chair […]

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Pelosi, Ocasio-Cortez Make Nice and Come to a Meeting of the Minds

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) walks out of her office after a meeting with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), on Capitol Hill July 26, 2019. Photo: Mark Wilson (Getty) Looks like Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have decided to bury the hatchet. The dean of the House Democrats and the high-profile star of the party’s progressive […]

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The Media Missed Mueller’s Clear Case for Impeaching Trump

Even before Robert Mueller’s appearance before Congress on Wednesday reached the halfway point, some in Washington concluded that it was a major setback for impeaching President Donald Trump. “So far, this hearing is not revealing new ground, perhaps making it less memorable than it might otherwise be,” The New York Times’ Adam Goldman wrote on […]

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Beyond Pelosi

Every time I see Nancy Pelosi patiently spell out the higher political wisdom of refraining from impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, I think of Alan Greenspan. That’s obviously not because the speaker of the House and the famously tight-lipped former Fed chair have any affinities of political outlook or personal temperament. Rather, it’s because as […]

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NAACP Puts It to the House: Impeach Donald Trump!

Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACPPhoto: Mark Wilson (Getty) Delegates to the NAACP voted unanimously Tuesday to have the nation’s oldest civil rights organization press the House to start impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. “This president has led one of the most racist and xenophobic administrations since the Jim Crow era,” NAACP President […]

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‘Does That Mean That the Dictionary is Now Racist?’: Diamond and Silk Stump for Trump in Failed Nancy Pelosi Clapback

Screenshot: Fox Nation (YouTube) Diamond and Silk live to say stupid things. As the GOP’s sock puppets of choice and ardent proponents of all things loud and wrong, Shuck and Jive aren’t always there when you call, but they’re always on time to deliver their unique brand of high-decibel absurdity with a side of contrived […]

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House Sees Red on Rep. Al Green’s Effort to Impeach Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi answers reporters questions July 17, 2019, including those regarding the articles of impeachment raised by Rep. Al Green (D-Texas).Photo: Win McNamee (Getty) Well, that didn’t take long. As many politicos predicted, the House on Wednesday rebuffed an effort put forth by Texas Democrat Al Green to impeach Donald Trump. As NBC […]

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Texas Rep. Al Green Formally Seeks to Impeach Donald Trump

Rep. Al Green (D-Texas)Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty) Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) set off the impeachment bomb in the House Tuesday evening when he formally submitted articles of impeachment against Donald Trump over the misgivings of House leadership and some of his Democratic colleagues. According to the New York Times, the move came hours after the […]

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Trump and His Deplorables

Hillary Clinton had a point. In September 2016, the Democratic presidential candidate, criticized some of her rival’s supporters for backing him. “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?” she said at a fundraiser in New York. “The racist, sexist, […]

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Trump Says Racist Nonsense Because He Means It and Because He Knows He Can Win on It

Photo: Photo by Alex Wong (Getty Images) Donald Trump, in a series of tweets from Sunday night to well into Monday morning, doubled down on his racist, xenophobic criticism of four Democratic congresswomen, Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. After calling on the congresswomen to go back to their countries and […]

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Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay Blasts AOC for ‘Using the Race Card’ in Her Pushback Against Pelosi

In this 2014 photo, Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) speaks to demonstrators gathered in Ferguson, Mo., to protest the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.Photo: Scott Olson (Getty) Veteran African-American Democrats in the House are taking freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to task over how she’s come for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and comments AOC’s chief of […]

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Nancy Pelosi Has Power—She Just Doesn’t Want to Use It

On Wednesday, Nancy Pelosi reminded her caucus who the real enemy is, telling them that they needed to present a united front in the fight against Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump. “Without that unity, we are playing completely into the hands of the other people,” Pelosi said, according to the Associated Press. “We’re a family […]

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Today in Congressional Clapbacks: Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar Respond to ‘Distraction Becky’ and Lip-Deficient ‘Racist Fool’

Photo: AP Ah, the long, glorious of days of summer: when the drink menus are filled with rosé, the racists are furious and sunburned, and our favorite freshman congresswomen have officially run out of patience for white nonsense. On this past Tuesday afternoon, the Congresswomen in question included Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), […]

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Tom Steyer’s $100 Million Vanity Project

What would you do if you suddenly received a check for $100 million? Many Americans would probably embrace a more lavish personal lifestyle: a bigger house, more expensive car, fancy overseas trips. Most would probably use the opportunity to pay off outstanding student loans, medical debt, or mortgages. Parents would invest in their kids’ education. […]

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Nancy Pelosi Keeps Coming for the Fab Freshmen of Congress But She Doesn’t Have the Range

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) listen as Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, testifies before the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill February 27, 2019 in Washington, DC.Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may have overstayed her welcome. For […]

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Do Democrats Really Want To See Trump’s Tax Returns?

On Tuesday, House Democrats finally, at long last, took the Trump administration to court over its steadfast refusal to obey a subpoena for the president’s tax returns. The move came almost exactly six months after the party retook the House of Representatives and two months after Representative Richard Neal, chairman of the Ways and Means […]

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‘I Don’t Believe the Administration on Anything’: Ilhan Omar on Debt, the Debates, and the Awful Border Bill

Photo: AP Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has only been in Congress for fewer than six months, but already, she’s made one of the biggest splashes in a high-profile freshman class. Months removed from the backlash over her criticism of the pro-Israel lobby, which led to (false) accusations by Republicans and some Democrats that her […]

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Pelosi Bows to Conservatives on Border Funding

Nancy Pelosi began Thursday by promising to remember the children. By midafternoon, she forgot them—and called it a “battle cry.” While much of the media was focused on the first Democratic debate, the Speaker of the House was trying to figure out what to do with the multi-billion dollar border aid bill that had passed […]

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Rihanna Comments On Trump’s Immigration Policy Amidst News Of ICE Raids

Getty Image Rihanna continues to make a name for herself as a musician, actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman. And she also continues to use her platform to voice her opinions on social issues. The “Love On The Brain” singer added to her resume in that regard by publicly throwing shade at Donald Trump over his […]

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