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Chuck Schumer is flat out bad as Minority Leader. I mean, he is really bad at this job. Dayen: McConnell had a great insight as minority leader: There’s a finite amount of Senate floor time, and any one senator, regardless of party, can limit that floor time even more if he or she is willing […]
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If you had told me even 5 years ago that Republicans in 2018 would be openly moving toward attacking the direct election of senators, even someone as pessimistic as I am would not have believed it. But that is what we are seeing. With Republicans turning their backs on democracy and embracing authoritarianism, repealing the […]
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Throw Sand in the Gears

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On June 19, 2017
Chuck Schumer is finally slowing the Senate to a halt in response to the TrumpCare bill. “If Republicans won’t relent and debate their healthcare bill in the open for the American people to see, then they shouldn’t expect business as usual in the Senate,” said Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). Schumer said Republicans are […]

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On January 31, 2017

More of this please: Senate Democrats deployed a dramatic 11th hour maneuver to deny committee votes of two of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks Tuesday, arguing that those nominees had lied to

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