How Democrats Spent Their Time on Day 1 of Questioning Brett Kavanaugh
Watching the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh can be an exhausting exercise for some. Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are given 30 minutes to ask questions of the nominee, but many of the Democrats are using their time to express their displeasure with the president, his administration, how the committee is being run, and what they believe is Kavanaugh’s “evasiveness” on certain topics.
These Democrats would do well to remember, of course, that now-Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, when asked to share their beliefs on a topic that could have come before the Supreme Court, opted to bypass answering hypotheticals, as well.
AR Intel did the dirty work of breaking down the first day of Kavanaugh questioning to determine how much time each Democrat senator gave to individual topics – some of which have nothing to do with his jurisprudence. To see that breakdown, sign up for a free 7-day trial of AR Intel!
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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Bernie Sanders wants to guarantee every American a job. But how?
Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders announced a plan that would call for the government to guarantee a job for every American with a base hourly wage of $15 an hour. This guarantee would entail funding hundreds of government projects that focus on professions such as infrastructure, education, health care, and the environment. The senator, and increasingly more Democratic senators claims these programs would also provide specific training for these various industries to all who enroll.
From there, the program predictably runs low on specific measures needed to undertake such an endeavor.
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Morning Consult: America’s Most and Least Popular Senators
2018’s first quarter was a volatile one for several senators, with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle seeing significant changes in levels of support from their constituents, according to the latest Morning Consult Senator Approval Rankings.
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SPOTLIGHT: 2020 Democrats’ 2017 Year-End FEC Reports
While most of the political world’s attention is focused on Capitol Hill, the White House, and the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, Democrats considering presidential campaigns in 2020 are quietly amassing their war chests for next cycle.
AR Intel broke down the fourth quarter fundraising numbers of four top Democrats considered to be 2020 contenders. Become an AR Intel Insider to learn more.