“Dear centrist Democrats, you couldn’t even get 10 GOP votes to convict the guy who sent a mob to kill you all. You think you can get them to vote on issues like immigration/climate? Come on,” immigrant rights activist Erika Andiola has tweeted. “You have to end the filibuster and use every tool at your disposal to get things done.” It’s a good point, but why not think big? What about eliminating the Senate altogether?The U.S. Senate Is a Global Problem | The Smirking Chimp
“We cannot begin to address this threat and rebuild trust unless we send a clear message that future presidents cannot incite an insurrection at the end of their term and get away with it.”‘The Senate Must Convict. America Is Watching’: Watchdogs Demand Trump Be Held to Account | Common Dreams News
McConnell is refusing legislation to make sure that they spend it in ways that will really lock down their systems. He’s refusing legislation that puts Russia on notice of sanctions for continuing to do it. He’s refusing to acknowledge publicly that Russia IS interfering in the 2020 election.
It’s hard to come to any conclusion other than McConnell is welcoming Russian interference because he’s counting on it to keep the White House and Senate under Republican control.
Yet again Trump got less votes in the Senate but still won (ODT)
Ok, I suppose most of you have heard about the Federal Government’s submission to the minimum wage case. Apparently, heaps of these low-paid workers “are often found in high-income households”. (By that I presume that the government meant that they were members of the household and not just the cleaning lady or someone who’d wandered…
Breitbart.com’s request for permanent Capitol Hill press credentials is sparking concern from former members of the committee that approves those passes, who say Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon’s new White House advisory role could pose a “shady” conflict.Politico recently reported that Brei