If you are enraged about Ohio’s vile forced-pregnancy bill (H.B. 182), debbie has compiled a list of the sponsor and co-sponsors the members of the Insurance Committee who began hearings on the bill last week.. I’m going to put them below the fold. Keep in mind that the Insurance Committee is hearing the bill and is not responsible for it. The Sponsor and Co-Sponsors want the bill to become law. Write, call, demonstrate! Let these people know what you think! Read more
American politics right now is basically a race of the registration tables against the mortality tables.
Charles Franklin has a great graph on Twitter looking at mid-term voter participation rates by age for 2010, 2014, and 2018.
There are a few take-aways here. First, the probability of voting by age pretty steadily increases as cohorts age until about age 75 or so and then it drops off. Secondly, the slopes are fairly similar over time; it is a matter of levels for the differences in turn-out. Young voters increased their voting rates faster than almost any one else in 2018.
Age is a strong dividing line. Pew shows this nicely from a poll in January 2019:
When Warren arrived at work Tuesday, she had no intention of calling for Trump's impeachment on Senate floor. Mitch McConnell made her do it, she said.
“I felt a responsibility to go to the floor to say: ‘Case not closed, buddy,’” she says in interview https://t.co/wuHOoq7Vnl
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) May 8, 2019
"I had never intended this to be any part of my presidential campaign. I’m running on how to make this government work," Warren says of impeachment. Dems say it's good for primary, potentially bad for the general
Seems "a popular position with the Democratic base," says Shaheen
— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) May 8, 2019
As is her wont, Warren is serving as point-person here. And — as is hers — Speaker Pelosi is proceeding, with all due deliberation, along the same path:
— The Hill (@thehill) May 8, 2019
Here is the complete exchange, via CSPAN, between Kamala Harris and Bill Barr — including the part where Barr couldn't say whether Trump or anyone in the White House has ever suggested that he open an investigation into anyone. It's worth a watch. pic.twitter.com/wJOdSFR7JR
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 1, 2019
Nadler stops short of calling on Barr to resign but says: “I think there are great difficulties for the attorney general at this point. Besides the fact that he clearly misled the American people, he seems to have testified non truthfully to the Senate and the House”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 1, 2019
— Jeffrey Toobin (@JeffreyToobin) May 1, 2019
Shorter Klobuchar: I read the damn report and you know this is obstruction.
Shorter Barr: I know. I don't care.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) May 1, 2019
Was Barr sworn in on a redacted Bible?
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) May 1, 2019
AG Barr is a disgrace, and his alarming efforts to suppress the Mueller report show that he's not a credible head of federal law enforcement. He should resign—and based on the actual facts in the Mueller report, Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against the President.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) May 1, 2019
Politico, “Democrats weigh a ‘Benghazi Trump’ strategy”:
Democrats may not be able to saddle President Donald Trump with impeachment proceedings or pry documents from his administration, but they have another means of bludgeoning him: hearings, hearings and more hearings.
Elijah Cummings says that even if the House moves to impeach Trump and the Senate votes against it, "history would smile upon us for standing up for the Constitution."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 21, 2019
Counter-argument, which refutes itself in the person of the panty-sniffer making it:
Ken Starr says Democrats shouldn't pursue impeachment of Trump because "it's so bad for the country" pic.twitter.com/EamjLAPK1U
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) April 19, 2019
I never thought much about impeachment. Viewed it solely as a “base” issue for political space.
Today, Mueller invites us to reconsider impeachment through the lens of politics and instead through the lens of fitness and Trumps loyalty.
So consider me accepting the invite. https://t.co/fmYHSaw2dS
— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) April 18, 2019
As I noted yesterday, if this was 2010 and the subject of the Mueller Report was Barack Obama, Tea Party Republicans would have finished impeachment by noon and would right now be building a gallows on the National Mall. https://t.co/1lPBfgsRGM
— Stonekettle (@Stonekettle) April 19, 2019
Every time the media asks what are the Democrats going to do on impeachment, they simultaneously should ask what is the GOP going to do on holding this administration accountable. We shouldn’t discuss one without the other.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) April 21, 2019