Let’s Talk About Higher Wages

The nation, and the Democratic Party, desperately needs a replacement for the tired story that tax cuts drive economic growth.

#democratic-party, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #republican-party, #taxation, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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How Democrats Suffered Crushing Down-Ballot Losses Across America

In statehouse races, suburban voters’ disgust with President Trump failed to translate into a rebuke of other Republicans, ensuring the party’s grip on partisan mapmaking.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-state-legislature, #global-warming, #house-of-representatives, #police-reform, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How a Brooklyn Sisterhood of Black Women Became National Power Brokers

Ten years ago, the Olori Sisterhood was a small-time “political sorority.” Now they’re ready for a seat at the table.

#black-people, #brazile-donna, #brooklyn-nyc, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #new-york-state-assn-of-black-and-puerto-rican-legislators, #women-and-girls

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Why Did So Many Americans Vote for Trump?

To the dismay of Democrats, the president’s strategy of ignoring the pandemic mostly worked for Republicans.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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When Churches Rescue Americans From Crushing Covid

Churches are doing what politicians have been unable to do, rescuing Americans from crushing medical bills.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #christians-and-christianity, #credit-and-debt, #debt-collection, #democratic-party, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #medicare, #medicine-and-health, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #personal-bankruptcies, #protestant-churches, #sanders-bernard, #warren-elizabeth

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Senate Democrats Face Power Struggle for Top Judiciary Job

Senators Richard J. Durbin and Sheldon Whitehouse are vying to be the top Democrat on the panel that controls judicial nominations, reflecting a broader debate among activists about how to wield power.

#courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #durbin-richard-j, #senate, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #united-states-politics-and-government, #whitehouse-sheldon

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Oh, Brother! Tears for Trump

No arguments — or turkey — this Thanksgiving. Just a cocktail.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #fox-news-channel, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republicans-the-france, #thanksgiving-day, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Democrats Claim Veto-Proof Majority in N.Y. Senate, Pressuring Cuomo

Democrats in New York bucked the national trend on down-ballot races, and could pursue progressive initiatives without fear of a veto.

#cuomo-andrew-m, #democratic-party, #elections-state-legislature, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #state-legislatures

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Trump Stress-Tested the Election System, and the Cracks Showed

Even in the absence of a questionable outcome or any evidence of fraud, President Trump managed to freeze the passage of power for most of a month.

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Why Stacey Abrams Is Confident Georgia Will Stay Blue

Democrats agree that Ms. Abrams’ political vision helped deliver Georgia to Joe Biden. In an interview with The New York Times, she lays out why 2020 was the year it came together.

#abrams-stacey-y, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters

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Virginia Democrats, Thrilled With Biden Victory, Aren’t Looking for Carbon Copy

Suburban women who played a huge role in Joe Biden’s victory are not convinced that they need a white man to win their governor’s race next year.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #carroll-jennifer-sandra, #carter-lee-j-1987, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #fairfax-justin-edward, #indivisible-project, #mcauliffe-terry, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #virginia

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Georgia Is a Purple State, but Don’t Expect Centrist Politicians

Georgia flipped blue for Joe Biden, but in its all-important and costly Senate runoff elections, the Republicans are in full attack mode while the Democrats stick to a steady liberal message.

#conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #georgia, #liberalism-us-politics, #loeffler-kelly-l, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #political-advertising, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #warnock-raphael-g

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Can This Get Any More Pathetic?

The president and his enablers may look like fools, but they are causing real damage.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #game-of-thrones-tv-program, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #republican-party, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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What Makes Trump’s Subversion Efforts So Alarming? His Collaborators

The president has been trying to dismantle our shared beliefs about democracy. And now, his fellow Republicans are helping him.

#democratic-party, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #voting-and-voters

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Biden Team, Pushing Quick Stimulus Deal, Prepares for Renewed Recession

Economists warn that lawmakers must pass aid now, as a renewed coronavirus surge chills consumer spending and business activity.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #house-of-representatives, #labor-and-jobs, #law-and-legislation, #presidential-transition-us, #recession-and-depression, #republican-party, #senate, #small-business, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Who Will We Be Without Donald Trump?

He lost. We’ll have to stop obsessing about him.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #lincoln-project, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j

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In Detroit, Trump’s Postelection Offensive Has a Familiar Feel

In a city that is used to being disparaged, President Trump’s attempt to overturn an election that he lost seems both extraordinary and business as usual.

#absentee-voting, #black-people, #democratic-party, #detroit-mich, #duggan-mike, #michigan, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #trump-donald-j, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Democratic Leaders in Brooklyn Mingled at a Party. Few Wore Masks.

As New York reinstitutes tough virus restrictions, local Democratic leaders had to apologize for socializing at a birthday party without masks.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #new-york-building-congress, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seddio-frank-r

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Republican Resistance Looms in the Senate for Biden’s Nominees

The polarization of the confirmation process, once a matter of giving the president the team he chooses, will present the new administration with a challenge in filling out its upper echelons.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #presidential-transition-us, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why Trump Will Fail in Michigan

His only success will be in ruining what should be the celebration of a successful election under highly challenging circumstances.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #constitutions, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #michigan, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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If Biden Wants to Be Like F.D.R., He Needs the Left

Radical agitation helped bring Social Security and much of the New Deal into being.

#communist-party-usa, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #national-urban-league, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-security-us, #unemployment, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The 46th: Progressive Democrats’ Next Moves Under Biden

In the first episode of this special pre-Inauguration series from “The Argument,” Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and “Sway” host Kara Swisher join the debate.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #jayapal-pramila, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #the-crown-tv-program, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth

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A Free-for-All Mayor’s Race to Lead New York Through Crisis

Next year’s election will decide who will steer the city through a difficult recovery from the pandemic.

#adams-eric-l, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #garcia-kathryn, #mcguire-raymond-j, #menchaca-carlos, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #stringer-scott-m, #sutton-loree-k, #wiley-maya

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Even Without Peter King, G.O.P. Retains His House Seat in New York

Andrew Garbarino, a Republican state assemblyman, defeated Jackie Gordon, overcoming a Democratic edge in voter enrollment.

#democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #garbarino-andrew, #gordon-jackie, #king-peter-t, #long-island-ny, #new-york-state, #united-states-politics-and-government

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For California Governor the Coronavirus Message Is Do as I Say, Not as I Dine

A meal at the French Laundry? A junket to Maui? California’s Democratic leaders have put strict measures in place. If only they would follow them.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #feinstein-dianne, #french-laundry-yountville-calif-restaurant, #newsom-gavin, #pelosi-nancy

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When Trump Goes, Can the Democrats Hold It Together?

An intense battle between moderates and progressives has already spilled into public view.

#black-people, #democratic-party, #democratic-socialists-of-america, #elections-house-of-representatives, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #justice-democrats, #police-reform, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sunrise-movement, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Adam Schiff, Trump’s Chief Antagonist, Ponders Life After Trump

Having raised over $40 million this election cycle, the California Democrat is weighing his next moves, including the possibility of a Biden administration post, a Senate run or even House leadership.

#democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-committee-on-intelligence, #house-of-representatives, #schiff-adam-b, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Actually, Joe Biden Can Get Big Things Done With Mitch McConnell

Divided government sometimes overperforms expectations.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #mcconnell-mitch, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Runs Red Light. Almost Kills Lady Liberty.

With Biden’s election, American democracy narrowly escaped disaster.

#democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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In Georgia, a Republican Feud With Trump at the Center

Double-crossing. Accusations of lying and incompetence. And a bitter divide over whether to endorse President Trump’s false claims of fraud. The G.O.P. in Georgia has a messy feud unfolding, with two Senate seats up for grabs.

#bacon-don-1963, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #collins-douglas-a-1966, #democratic-party, #graham-lindsey, #kemp-brian-p, #kingston-jack, #loeffler-kelly-l, #perdue-david-a-jr, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #rumors-and-misinformation, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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In Georgia Recount, a Republican Feud With Trump at the Center

Double-crossing. Accusations of lying and incompetence. And a bitter divide over whether to endorse President Trump’s false claims of fraud. The G.O.P. in Georgia has a messy feud unfolding, with two Senate seats up for grabs.

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As Pelosi’s Majority Thins, House Democrats Are in a Tight Spot

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is on track to keep her post, but with a slim majority that leaves little room for defections, party divisions could prove disastrous. Republicans can’t wait to exploit them.

#congressional-progressive-caucus, #democratic-blue-dog-coalition, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #pelosi-nancy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Loneliness of the Red State Democrat

Liberals got “trounced” in Montana, and the party will spend the next few years in the wilderness.

#bozeman-mont, #bullock-steve, #daines-steve, #democratic-party, #elections-senate, #gianforte-greg-1961, #hickenlooper-john-w, #interior-department, #land-and-water-conservation-fund, #montana, #national-park-service, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #tester-jon

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This Election, Latinos Sent a Warning Sign to Democrats

In the past, Latinos have reliably voted Democratic in the Rio Grande Valley and Miami-Dade County. So what happened this year?

#arizona, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections, #hispanic-americans, #maricopa-county-ariz, #miami-dade-county-fla, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Our Political System Is Unfair. Liberals Need to Just Deal With It.

There are few if any pathways to changing either the Electoral College or the structure of the Senate in the near-term.

#abrams-stacey-y, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-national-committee, #democratic-party, #manchin-joe-iii, #politics-and-government, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Groupthink Has Left the Left Blind

A constricted view of the world leaves progressives surprised by the world as it is.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #new-york-magazine, #news-and-news-media, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #substack-inc, #sullivan-andrew, #trump-donald-j

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As Tensions Among Republicans Mount, Georgia’s Recount Proceeds Smoothly

Election officials discovered about 2,600 new ballots, but they are not enough to affect the outcome of the presidential race in the state.

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #raffensperger-brad, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Division Among the Democrats

After the party lost seats in the House of Representatives on Election Day, some are pointing fingers and debating which wing was at fault.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #lamb-conor-j-1984, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Man Who Wouldn’t Concede

When it comes to Trump, there is no bottom.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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There Was No Knockout, So Democrats and G.O.P. Regroup for Next Round

Voters delivered a convincing victory for Joseph R. Biden Jr. but a split decision for the two parties. Now they face perhaps the most up-for-grabs electoral map the country has seen in a generation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #states-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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What Democrats Are Up Against in Georgia

The Senate contenders face not just Republicans but also the state’s political history, which shows that change doesn’t come easy.

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Economic Demands Test Biden Even Before Inauguration

With the recovery slowing and coronavirus cases surging, Democrats must decide whether quick action on federal aid is more important than its scale.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #democratic-party, #federal-aid-us, #house-of-representatives, #recession-and-depression, #republican-party, #senate, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Democrats Work to Defy History in Georgia Runoffs That Have Favored G.O.P.

The special elections were devised by white Republicans to dilute the power of Black voters. But those involved in earlier contests say demographic change and Democratic energy could allow the party to finally beat the odds.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #loeffler-kelly-l, #perdue-david-a-jr, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warnock-raphael-g

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How President-Elect Biden Has Managed Trump’s Refusal to Concede

Joe Biden’s first week as president-elect included conversations with world leaders, a little time at his beach house and paying minimal attention to the president who refuses to concede.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Liberal New Yorkers Threw Money at Doomed Candidates All Over the U.S.

Donations went to glamorous but unwinnable Senate races. Meanwhile, a representative in Brooklyn may lose to a first-time candidate and QAnon supporter.

#democratic-party, #elections-senate, #new-york-city, #political-action-committees, #politics-and-government, #qanon, #senate-majority-pac

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What Biden’s Election Could Mean for Student Loans

The incoming administration has proposed a series of changes that could affect more than 42 million student loan borrowers. Here’s what to expect.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #colleges-and-universities, #corinthian-colleges-inc, #democratic-party, #devos-elizabeth-1958, #education-k-12, #federal-aid-us, #for-profit-schools, #law-and-legislation, #obama-barack, #personal-bankruptcies, #personal-finances, #presidential-election-of-2020, #student-loans, #warren-elizabeth

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Abby Phillip of CNN on Donald Trump and More

In an election dominated by fast-talking policy dudes, her deliberate commentary and context stood out.

#black-people, #cnn, #democratic-party, #phillip-abby-journalist, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Padma Lakshmi: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Moved Me to Tears

Imagine how wide the ripples of impact can be when a woman of color is vice president.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #women-and-girls

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Progressives Press Biden to Limit Corporate Influence in Administration

As the president-elect begins making personnel choices, the left of the Democratic Party is demanding ethics rules that would ban lobbyists and some consultants.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #demand-progress, #democratic-party, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #presidential-election-of-2020, #presidential-transition-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #warren-elizabeth

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Rep. Max Rose Is Defeated as Republicans Take Back N.Y.C. Seat

Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican state assemblywoman, flipped a district that is considered the most conservative in New York City.

#democratic-party, #elections, #malliotakis-nicole, #new-york-city, #republican-party, #rose-max-1986, #staten-island-nyc, #united-states-politics-and-government

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