Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Bernie Sanders: Lion of the Left, but Not the Only One Roaring Supported by BySydney Ember Nov. 23, 2018 Bernie Sanders can still get a crowd. At rallies across the country before the midterms, from South Carolina to Michigan to Nevada, people came to see the Brooklyn-timbred senator from Vermont. They rattled the rafters in Wichita, Kan. They screamed his name in Iowa. Yet as Mr. Sanders ponders another presidential run, what is not clear is whether he can still get the votes. It is a question that has taken on new relevance as attention turns to the presidential election two years away: While the list of possible Democratic candidates seems to expand every day, political prognosticators have long assumed there would be a Bernie 2.0. But if Mr. Sanders, 77, was a sensation in 2016, electrifying crowds … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders: Lion of the Left, but Not the Only One Roaring
Weakening blue wave
By John Wildermuth and Tal Kopan Updated 4:40 pm PST, Sunday, November 18, 2018 Veteran Orange County GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, seen in Costa Mesa on election night, says money is what lost him his seat to a Democrat. Veteran Orange County GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, seen in Costa Mesa on election night, says money is what lost him his seat to a Democrat. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon / Bloomberg Photo: Patrick T. Fallon / Bloomberg Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Veteran Orange County GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, seen in Costa Mesa on election night, says money is what lost him his seat to a Democrat. Veteran Orange County GOP Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, seen in Costa Mesa on election night, says money is what lost him his seat to a Democrat. … [Read more...] about California’s blue tsunami decimates weakened GOP
The D.C. Memo is a weekly recap of Washington political news, journalism, and opinion, delivered with an eye toward what matters for Minnesota. Sign up to get it in your inbox every Thursday. This week, new lawmakers-to-be arrived on Capitol Hill, a group that included five Minnesotans, a diverse class of Democrats, and a lot of dudes named Mike and Mark. President Trump grappled with setback in a way we can all relate to: holing up in his room, getting irritable with those around him, and yelling at the British prime minister for no reason. This week in Washington Greetings from Washington, where the conventional wisdom about last week’s midterms — along with more than a few results — has shifted: what was looking like a pretty good election for Democrats has shaped up into a rout in the U.S. House, and an impressive hold in the U.S. Senate, all things considered. Flashback to last week: Democrats had won a House majority but not a commanding one. They were on track … [Read more...] about D.C. Memo: This new attorney general will make you feel revitalized and healthier than ever!
In the 2016 presidential election, “Law and order” became a hallmark of President Trump’s campaign, wherein he would routinely blast weak-on-crime politicians. On Wednesday, Trump reversed course on his “Law and order” platform, announcing that he would support the First Step Act, which is set to reduce sentences for drug traffickers and immediately release 4,000 convicted criminals.Just this year, in March, Trump told supporters in New Hampshire that in the midst of the opioid crisis — where drug traffickers have flooded American communities with fentanyl, cocaine, and heroin — the U.S. needed to review giving the death penalty to drug traffickers. “These are terrible people and we have to get tough on those people,” Trump said. “Because we can have all the blue ribbon committees we want, but if we don’t get tough on the drug dealers, we’re wasting our time … that toughness includes the death … [Read more...] about After Suggesting 2018 Election About ‘Law and Order,’ Trump Touts Weaker Penalties for Drug Traffickers
Colorado is going to change because of the way people cast their ballots this year. That’s true, perhaps, every election, but this one more than most.Yet it won’t be as awful or everlasting a thing as most giddy or depressed partisans will have you believe in the days and weeks ahead, especially those asking for political donations.The impact of this election will be seen in retrospect in two years when policies come to pass. Democrats control every statewide office for the first time in decades. The majority of appointees on the state Supreme Court were placed there by Democrats.The left is in the driver’s seat in our state for at least the next two years, the same way President Trump has controlled the national agenda the past two. Colorado Springs News Colorado Senate Dems choose Garcia as president; House Dems tap Becker as speaker Marianne Goodland Jared Polis is the nation’s first openly gay elected governor. And there are reasons for … [Read more...] about Honest Abe shared the ancient words: ‘This, too, shall pass away’