- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s blockade of Judge Merrick Garland’s 2016 Supreme Court nomination was a big motivator for hold-your-nose Trump voters. Now, McConnell has put Democrats on notice that if they don’t pick up the pace on Trump’s second nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, McConnell will hold the vote over until just before the midterm election and then jam it through before voters decide. The argument is that Democrats will be kept off the campaign trail in the fall and then suffer a depressing blow just before voters decide. Maybe… But early voting is becoming the norm, and Democrats would probably love to have ongoing hearings as the backdrop for GOTV. It’s also possible that the Democratic response would be rage rather than deflation. The other danger is that if there’s a hiccup, the seat might be open on Election Day. If the GOP lost in a Senate race contested over a Supreme Court seat, a lame … [Read more...] about To Helsinki and back
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His first official day at the Capitol comes at a Jan. 3 swearing in. House members’ first vote that day will be selecting a speaker, an issue that already has put Harder on the spot; he did not immediately publicly endorse Pelosi, who previously held the job from 2007 to 2011, but neither did he join a few Democrats preferring a fresh face who are dead-set against her. … [Read more...] about Josh Harder upset Jeff Denham. What’s next as he takes his ‘nerdiness’ to Washington?
Family Needs Newsom and his wife Jennifer Siebel Newsom made the move to Sacramento with their four children ages 2 to 9. If the family stays for the entirety of Newsom’s first term, they’ll all be enrolled in Sacramento’s schools by the last of the four years. … [Read more...] about A guide to Sacramento for the city’s most recent Bay Area transplants, the Newsoms
Food Newsom once told the travel website Peek that his favorite restaurant in San Francisco was Michael Mina, the Michelin-star, ultra-modern restaurant in the city’s Financial District. A Middle Eastern restaurant offering six-course dinners for $195 per person (wine pairings an additional $180) will admittedly be hard to find in Sacramento. … [Read more...] about Welcome to our ‘dull’ town, Gov. Newsom. Here’s why you’re wrong
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