Common Dreams: NARAL Statement on GOP Decision to Blow Up the Senate for Donald Trump

April 6, 2017

By: NARAL Pro-Choice America Ilyse Hogue, President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, released the following statement in response to Senate Republicans’ decision to blow up the Senate for President Donald Trump. Seven in 10 Americans strongly object to Republican attempts to use political tactics to strong-arm Trump’s nominee through the confirmation process: “Through this entire nomination […]

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The Hill: Dem Ossoff raises $8.3M in Ga. House race

April 6, 2017

By: Lisa Hagen Democrat Jon Ossoff raised an eye-popping $8.3 million for his House campaign in a Georgia special election, according to a release from his campaign. Ossoff reportedly has $2.1 million in cash on hand going into the April 18 “jungle primary” to fill the seat left vacant by Health and Human Services Secretary […]

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Roll Call: Moderates Could Get More Attention in Post-Nuclear Senate

April 6, 2017

By: Niels Lesniewski As the Senate moves toward getting rid of the ability of 41 senators to block Supreme Court nominees, moderates could see their profiles rise in any post “nuclear option” reality with a renewed emphasis on party unity. Conventional wisdom is that presidents would be able to pick more stridently partisan nominees for the […]

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Medium: Gorsuch will Enable Trump, the Citizens United President

April 5, 2017

By: Tiffany Muller During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump called his opponents “puppets” of big donors and promised to forgo big money donations. Since then, he’s put on some puppet strings of his own. Trump has raked in millions in donations, Super PAC contributions, and secretive dark money spending from those same mega-donors, and he’s […]

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Politico: Morning Score

April 5, 2017

By: Elena Schneider Q1 FILINGS — Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp raised $1.6 million, has over $2 million on hand: It’s a first-quarter-of-the-off-year record in North Dakota (something you may be hearing a lot this year, as both parties’ fired-up bases attack records like ‘roided-up East German shot putters). Still: “The disclosure suggests Heitkamp, who will […]

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Daily Kos: ‘People’s Filibuster’ turns out in 14 cities to urge that nominee Neil Gorsuch be rejected

April 1, 2017

By: Meteor Blades Lauren McCauley at CommonDreams writes: “… Gorsuch has ‘refused to outright state his stance on critical Supreme Court decisions certain to face challenges in upcoming years, such as Roe v. Wade.” However, many are concerned about the ultra-conservative, dark money groups backing his confirmation and what that could mean for the balance of the U.S. […]

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The Hill: Shaun McCutcheon misstates his case for Judge Neil Gorsuch

March 31, 2017

By: Tiffany Muller  In his piece advocating for Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court this week, Shaun McCutcheon writes that the Supreme Court case named after him “empowers voters.” It’s a ridiculous, but unsurprising, claim. The decision was entirely about allowing a handful of big political donors to gain even more influence over our […]

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Huffington Post: Tester Takes on Big Money in Big Sky Country

March 8, 2017

By: Tiffany Muller Unashamed by his transactional approach to politics, the 20th century Montana Copper King William Andrew Clark once brashly remarked, “I never bought a man who wasn’t for sale.” But generations of Montanans and US Senator Jon Tester have had something to say about Clark and the idea of buying off politicians. After […]

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