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If America is ever going to reach her potential the Democratic party must lead a progressive revolution that ultimately leads to democratic control of the Presidency, both houses of Congress and the Supreme Court. This is because the Republican party is deeply committed to trickle-down economics and we ...
The objective: rapidly retake state legislatures and governor's mansions in a bid to recapture some form of democratic control over the redistricting process. Their timeline, however, is quite ambitious. They're trying to somehow snatch back a dozen big state legislatures in one election cycle - after losing ...

The dire situation for the residents of Flint, Mich., is often used as an argument to support the privatization of public water systems. Equating public water systems with the situation in Flint is nothing more than a fear-mongering myth about private service, its quality and its affordability. Unlike publicly owned ...
But only in retrospect--at the time, it was denounced by opponents as authoritarian and hypernationalist and contested vigorously in the streets in May 1968. Mounk concludes with a series of policy recommendations that he believes will assist in re-asserting democratic control over the technocrats without ...
The objective: rapidly retake state legislatures and governor's mansions in a bid to recapture some form of democratic control over the redistricting process. Their timeline, however, is quite ambitious. They're trying to somehow snatch back a dozen big state legislatures in one election cycle - after losing ...
A major bill to increase the background check process for assault weapons has stalled despite democratic control of state government. Author: Natalie Brand. Published: 7:41 AM PST February 16, 2018. The shooting tragedy in Florida this week has renewed debate over gun control from Washington, D.C. to Washington ...

The prospect of unified democratic control of the White House, and Congress also opened up possibilities for legislation on health care and immigration. In some cases, institutional support by groups linked to the Democratic partylabor unions, environmental groups and Moveon.org ― was diverted ...
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has introduced amendments to his fiscal 2019 budget to offset the impact of state and local tax deduction (SALT) limits in the new federal tax law. In a press release announcing the amendments, Cuomo said they were designed "to safeguard our competitiveness and ...
John Weeks is a professor emeritus of the University of London's school of Oriental and African Studies and author of economics of the 1%: How Mainstream Economics Serves the Rich, Obscures Reality and Distorts Policy. His recent policy work includes a supplemental unemployment program for the ...
State lawmakers are considering several different pieces of gun safety legislation this legislative session, but a bill to enhance the background check process for assault weapons appears stalled, despite democratic control of the state legislature. "We need lawmakers to be as courageous as those poor ...
Lewandowski said, "Fifty seats have already changed hands from the Republicans to the Democrats since Donald Trump was elected." We found evidence of almost 40 seats that flipped from Republican to democratic control since Trump took office. The bulk happened at the state legislative level.
For Castro, the immediate work is "to expand democratic control at the state and federal level" in a country where Donald Trump sits in the White House. "This guy is taking the country in the completely wrong direction and he's hurting people while he's doing it," he said. "I have a completely different vision ...
Additionally, despite democratic control of both the House and the Senate, leadership in neither caucus has expressed confidence that the carbon tax will get passed this session. At the Feb. 13 press conference, Inslee was publicly confident that a carbon tax bill will reach his desk. "We intend to pass it.
The barrister said this demonstrated "a marked difference" to how the Civil Service acted, in granting planning approval to Arc21, in the absence of "ministerial direction". He said this amounted to "supplanting democratic control" in what he compared to a "Sir Humphrey" scenario - referring to a character from the TV comedy ...
United Republican control, united democratic control, party splits between the White House and Congress in both directions - all have produced the same result. For all that, there is no united Democratic position on how to handle the combination of issues presented by lumping together the fate of the ...
The Democrats' path to a majority in the Senate is "narrow," Wasserman said, but he noted that the victory of Democrat Doug Jones over Republican Roy Moore in Alabama made democratic control of the Senate in 2019 possible. The Jones-Moore race was to fill the Senate seat vacated by Republican ...
Donald Trump has certainly helped. But Democrats' massive success in flipping statehouse seats in special elections this past year isn't happening by accident. The party's dominance -- it's flipped 35 seats, and is hoping to make it 36 next week in a Florida House race -- is also the result of old-fashioned ...

As part of its nationwide effort to flip the U.S. House of Representatives back to democratic control in November 2018, the committee, a campaign arm of congressional Democrats, has targeted House races -- including five in the State of Texas -- where it is seeking to provide national visibility to potentially ...
"democratic control in Congress and democratic control in state houses is very important to many unions. With Congress, they want to mitigate the damage the Trump Administration does to working people with legislation." Still, the electoral map shows a tough road ahead for Democrats in the Senate.
... a decent position," said Geoffrey Skelley at the University of Virginia's Center for politics, one of the experts the USA Today Network consulted in developing its list of bellwether districts. A win in the House -- which has been out of democratic control since 2011 -- would be a sea change in Washington, ...
A return to democratic control of the House (and/or the Senate) would serve as a check to the excesses of the Trump Administration. The election, though, should not be solely about political parties. There has to be a focus on best governing practices. That means electing both Democrats and Republicans ...
With no incumbent, the seat could more easily flip from Republican to democratic control and it has drawn the interest of many Democratic hopefuls. Democrat Ashley Lunkenheimer of Media has announced she is in the race for the nomination. Lunkenheimer is a former assistant U.S. attorney in the ...
Castro sees urgency in the work of expanding democratic control at the state and federal levels with President Donald Trump in the White House. "This guy is taking the country in the completely wrong direction and he's hurting people while he's doing it. I have a completely different vision for the country ...
Given the direction of the political tides -- and court rulings potentially forcing less gerrymandered maps -- Democrats may win control of the legislature before the next redistricting in 2021. But it will be a loss for everyone if under democratic control the gerrymander, chameleon-like, turns blue. The News ...
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand also spoke at the dinner, saying that when voters flip the House and Senate back to democratic control, the party will work toward social and economic equality. Democrats would need to win 24 seats in the House to flip the majority. Towards the end of 2017, polls showed ...
... in the bank, Federal Election Commission filings show. New Jersey's 11th District is one of two open-seat races in the state. Besides Frelinghuysen, Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd Dist., is retiring. Both men were elected in the 1994 House Republican landslide that ended 40 years of democratic control.
The analogy falls apart, however, when you realize that the House and the Senate, while both under democratic control, are operating with different playbooks. Senate President Peter Courtney and Majority Leader Ginny Burdick suggested holding off on passing the cap-and-invest legislation known as the ...
These nominees will put a stamp on judicial decisions for a generation. democratic control of the Senate would dramatically limit the president's prospects for filling future court appointments, including possible vacancies on the Supreme Court. A similar fate would befall Trump's nominations for Cabinet ...
Even if the House did vote to impeach Trump -- perhaps under possible democratic control in 2019 -- it would take a two-thirds vote of the Senate to remove him from office, a threshold that could be met only with the help of a sizable number of Republicans. That appears an extremely remote possibility.
(When Mr. Green pushed for a vote for the second time in January, that number rose only slightly, to 66.) Even if the House did vote to impeach Mr. Trump -- perhaps under possible democratic control in 2019 -- it would take a two-thirds vote of the Senate to remove him from office -- a threshold that could ...
Moreover, Republicans control both the state legislatures and the governors' mansions in 25 states, compared with total democratic control in seven states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In the other 17 states, power is divided between Republicans and Democrats.
New City-County Council President Stephen Clay, a Democrat, center, appointed several Republicans to serve as committee chairmen. Republican Mike McQuillen, right, pushed for more but he was opposed by Democrat Monroe Gray, left. Newly elected President Stephen Clay has elevated Republicans ...
Local Democrat lawmakers and the lone Republican in the area gathered in Aberdeen on Jan. 5 to set out their legislative agendas for the coming session. All of them predicted that with democratic control, this year's legislative calendar in Olympia should last just 60 days, without the need for a special ...
Here's why Issa, Royce retirements could help lead to democratic control of the House. Mark Z. Barabak. By Mark Z. Barabak. Jan 11, 2018 | 3:00 AM. Here's why Issa, Royce retirements could help lead to democratic control of the House. Darrell Issa's announced retirement spares the Vista Republican what promised to be ...
"I don't think ultimately it will make any difference at all because we still have very close Republican control of one branch of government and democratic control of the other branch of government," he said. Republican Sen. Steven Newman, who represents District 23, which covers Craig and Botetourt ...
Despite control of all branches of the government and major leads, it's becoming increasingly clear that the GOP is going to squander all of their political capital in the 2018 midterms, likely putting one - if not both -- chambers of Congress back in democratic control. Arpaio's newly announced run?
Between each of these successes were many failed initiatives, all marked by conflict with special interest groups, party infighting, and insufficient democratic control of Congress. History shows that for the Democratic party to pass single-payer legislation, they must gradually build upon existing reform.
And instead of merely taxing capital, they would bring a considerable portion of the national wealth under direct democratic control. For the first time since the 1930s, socialists have some real political traction -- at least in terms of grassroots enthusiasm. Their first objective, as Jacobin's Bhaskar Sunkara ...
"I would say that democratic control in the Senate is most significant because it allows for Democrats to set the policy agenda," Rep. Nicole Macri, D-Seattle, said, who has been advocating for House Bill 1570, which would preserves funding for homelessness and affordable housing. "All of the committee ...
When the state Legislature convenes the 2018 session Monday, Democrats now in control of both the Senate and the House plan to get right to work to pass a capital spending plan that could fund several projects for the harbor. Local Democrat lawmakers and the lone Republican in the area gathered in ...
In the second case, the justices will hear arguments by Maryland Republicans that the Democratic-controlled Legislature redrew House districts to flip a Republican-held seat to democratic control. The Supreme Court has struggled without success for decades to develop a legal standard for determining ...
FILE- This Jan. 7, 2009 file photos, former House Speaker Jody Richards, D-Bowling Green, acknowledges the applause of fellow lawmakers during a standing ovation in Frankfort, KY. Richards announced Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 that he will not seek re-election this year. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File).
Meanwhile, a judge last month invalidated parts of the clean-air rule that Inslee created through executive action, which was intended to cut greenhouse-gas emissions. Despite democratic control now of both the state House and Senate, Inslee this year may not fare better. Lawmakers are in a short, 60-day ...
Candidates for statewide office in California can breathe a sigh of relief: Liberal activist Tom Steyer is not running for office in 2018. Instead, he's going to plough millions of dollars into his two national political organizations, NextGen America and Need to Impeach, to try to oust Republicans from office.
But with the shift of 15 House seats to democratic control on Nov. 7 -- with legal options leaving two districts potentially still in play -- Democratic leaders want a say over who will serve on committees and subcommittees that will determine the fate of legislation they think the election gave them a mandate ...
When the state Legislature convenes the 2018 session Monday, Democrats now in control of both the Senate and the House plan to get right to work to pass a capital spending plan that could fund several projects for the harbor. Local Democrat lawmakers and the lone Republican in the area gathered in ...
When the state Legislature convenes the 2018 session Monday, Democrats now in control of both the Senate and the House plan to get right to work to pass a capital spending plan that could fund several projects for the harbor. Local Democrat lawmakers and the lone Republican in the area gathered in ...
When the state Legislature convenes the 2018 session Monday, Democrats now in control of both the Senate and the House plan to get right to work to pass a capital spending plan that could fund several projects for the harbor. Local Democrat lawmakers and the lone Republican in the area gathered in ...
Allen was a crowd favorite, frequently cheered for his robust denouncements of democratic control of California as well as his full-throated support for the Trump Administration, including urging the president and his attorney general to sue California over its "sanctuary state" policy. Cox tried to paint Allen as ...


 

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