SF Chronicle: Bad news for Dems: Trump’s rating is rising where it counts in California
All that talk of a Democratic blue wave sweeping congressional races in California could be for naught if a new poll is on target: It shows President Trump’s approval rating surging to 50 percent in Orange County, site of four tight races that could determine if Republicans hold the House.
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NRCC’s Matt Gorman: Minnesota Could Be a Bellwether for the House in 2018
Keep an eye on Minnesota. That’s the advice of Matt Gorman, the National Republican Congressional Committee’s (NRCC) communications director, who sat down with AR Intel this week to discuss the upcoming midterm elections.
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Read the Message Sent by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Warning About ICE Raids
During a White House meeting on Wednesday, President Trump told Attorney General Jeff Sessions he should consider prosecuting the mayor of Oakland, California, Libby Schaaf, for obstruction of justice for her role in thwarting raids conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents back in February.
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While Claiming Populist Bona Fides, 2020 Hopefuls Cash In On Book Deals
Writing a book a few years before an election is often a sign that a politician has presidential ambitions. In their recent personal financial disclosures, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) all disclosed recent book deals or royalties. However, in a political climate dominated by populist grassroots, these lucrative book deals cast doubt on these 2020 hopefuls’ ability to relate to middle- and working-class grassroots that have taken control of their party.
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30 Days Of Crucial Democratic House Primaries
The next thirty days will provide key answers for Democrats’ attempts to take back the House, as more than a dozen states hold primaries and runoffs to determine general election nominees. Will the DCCC’s preferred candidates survive primary challenges from progressives? Will Democrats even have a candidate on the ballot come November?
One thing is for certain, as these primaries come to a close, they will only become nastier, more divisive, and a bigger problem for Nancy Pelosi and House leadership.
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WaPo: Pelosi says she’ll run for speaker, as more swing-district Democrats look for alternative
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi reiterated Tuesday that she will run for speaker of the House if her party wins a majority in the 2018 midterm elections, telling the Boston Globe that it’s “important that it not be five white guys at the table” in negotiations between Congress and the White House.
“I have no intention of walking away from that table,” Pelosi said.
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Politico: Crowley prepares to pounce if Pelosi falls short
Rep. Joe Crowley — buoyed by a caucus thirsty for change and his rising national profile — is angling to become the next House Democratic leader if Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats fall short.
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Anti-Trump Author: Trump’s ICE Is ‘Very Similar’ to Hitler’s Gestapo
Former Wall Street executive and current blogger Amy Siskind, author of “The List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump’s First Year,” joined billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer at a town hall meeting in Oakland, California Wednesday night, during which she compared the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to Adolf Hitler’s Gestapo, the secret police who served the Fürher in Nazi Germany.
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In Risky 2020 Move, Kamala Harris Endorses Alleged Harasser
As the 2020 presidential primary election chatter grows, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has increased speculation about her White House ambitions with a string of endorsements this past week.
Her endorsement of Aaron Ford in the Nevada Attorney General’s race garnered the most attention, since Nevada is a significant and early primary state for Democrats on the presidential nomination calendar. However, an endorsement from her home state of California might be more politically contentious.
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WaPo Fact Check: Pelosi’s Claim About Middle Class Tax Hikes
“Eighty-six million middle-class families will see a tax increase while they advertise it as a middle-class bill.” — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), at a town hall in Culver City, Calif., April 4, 2018
Pelosi has been using this line for months and we have never gotten around to fact-checking it. But a reader saw this news report and wondered if it could possibly be true, given other news reports saying most Americans are getting some kind of tax cut.
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