He said: “For me, it was a call to action…at that moment I knew I couldn’t stand by and let Donald Trump, a man who went on to say… 'There are very fine people on both sides’ – No president of the United States have ever said something like that.” … [Read more...] about Trump news LIVE: President brands Kamala Harris a ‘liar’ and is surprised Joe Biden picked her as running mate
Well before the general election, the candidates will need to navigate the primary and caucus voters, where Democrats – even in less diverse states like Iowa – tend to be more progressive and want more change, not less. There’s no reason to think a candidate of colour cannot succeed there, where Obama did in 2008. The biggest difference this time around is that the largest state of all has moved forward its primary – with all its nominating delegates – to March, three months ahead of where it used to be. That state, California, is home to Kamala Harris. … [Read more...] about Will it be a black woman who turfs Trump out of the White House?
Pelosi began by sending the president a brief letter, instructing him to deliver a State of the Union address on 29 January. It opened by reminding Trump of the rules that are about to be enforced: “The constitution established the legislative, executive, and judicial branches as co-equal branches of government.” Some commentators called this sentence gratuitous and for any other president it would have been. But this one has more than earned a civics lesson, given that he notoriously claimed as he entered office that Congress works for him. Certainly, the Congress he’s enjoyed until now, under Senator Mitch McConnell and former Speaker Paul Ryan (who just left office with a dismal 12% approval rating), gave him reason to think so, and McConnell continues to do so. … [Read more...] about This is the Nancy Pelosi moment and Donald Trump should be very afraid
Joe Biden raised $26 million in the 24 hours after he named Kamala Harris as his running mate, doubling his previous one-day record and signalling enthusiasm among Democrats following the selection of the first Black woman on a major party's presidential ticket. … [Read more...] about Trump news LIVE: US proposes change to shower rules after President’s hair-washing complaint – LIVE updates
Of course, the Democratic party isn’t a monolith. But the insurgency waged by newly elected representatives such as the democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ro Khanna and others is still in its infancy. At this stage, it isn’t going to scare capital away from the Democratic party, it’s going to make Wall Street invest more heavily to maintain its stake in it. … [Read more...] about These 2020 hopefuls are courting Wall Street. Don’t be fooled by their progressive veneer