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1000 Days: This President Continues To Be An Embarrassment

1000 Days: This President Continues To Be An EmbarrassmentGARYWORDS by The Real GabbyGary – I’m sorry, but, any truly conscientious person who has been paying close attention to the daily, real news coming out of Washington, D.C., the home of the United States Congress, White House and various federal agencies, should already understand why the Impeachment Inquiry in the House of Representatives is […] ….. Read More.GARYTALK – Conversations & Commentary | This, That and The OtherWed, October 23, 20192 months ago


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The Battle Brewing Between Progressives and Pelosi Over Drug Pricing

The Battle Brewing Between Progressives and Pelosi Over Drug PricingA brewing standoff between the progressive and moderate wings of the majority Democratic party in the U.S. House of Representatives over a drug pricing bill is exposing a power struggle within the caucus and could preview larger ideological battles ahead. That’s according to reporting Monday from The Intercept‘s Ryan Grim and The American Prospect‘s David Dayen on the potential for a blowout fight between the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her moderate allies on a drug pricing bill, H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act. There’s a huge pharma fight in the House this week. On one side is Sanders, Warren, the Congressional Progressive Caucus (@PramilaJayapal, @MarkPocan and @RoKhanna) & @AOC. On the other side is Nancy Pelosi and her centrists up for reelection. https://t.co/n1hABmrQkU w @ddayen — Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) December 9, 2019 According…


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Trump impeachment: US House judiciary panel to vote

Trump impeachment: US House judiciary panel to voteThe judiciary committee debates two charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. ….. Read More.BBC NEWS – World | World News & EventsThu, December 12, 20193 hours ago


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Pentagon Spending Bill Won’t Reverse Trump’s Transgender Ban

Pentagon Spending Bill Won’t Reverse Trump’s Transgender BanLGBTQ rights groups are blasting the latest version of a massive Pentagon spending bill after congressional negotiators removed language that would have reversed President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender service members. In July, Democrats amended the House version of the annual National Defense Authorization Act to prohibit discrimination in the military on the basis of gender identity. Ten House Republicans voted with Democrats to lift the ban, but the version of the bill passed by the GOP-controlled Senate did not even address the issue. The compromise bill, which emerged late Monday after conference negotiations between the two chambers, leaves Trump’s ban in place. In place of the original Democratic provision, it mandates that the Pentagon periodically release data on service members affected by the ban and track how many exemptions are granted by military leaders. “It is unconscionable that thousands of honorably serving transgender service…


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Can You Make a Progressive Defense Bill? Democrats Tried, and Now Think They Failed.

Can You Make a Progressive Defense Bill? Democrats Tried, and Now Think They Failed.Five months ago, progressives stacked the annual defense policy bill with dozens of provisions sure to make any hawkish Republican queasy. Win Without War, a liberal anti-war group, praised the “big progressive victories” in the bill and lawmakers roundly proclaimed it the “most progressive” defense bill in history. But the legislation set to reach President Trump’s desk this month is a far cry from the one progressives dreamed of getting when a Democratic majority took control of the House this year.  In July, the House passed a National Defense Authorization Act that included a host of provisions progressives had long pushed for. That bill would have blocked Trump from using the Pentagon’s money to build a border wall, ended American support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, and required the White House to seek congressional approval before…


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