From the daily archives: Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Today, Republicans in Congress demanded that any funding for the nation’s response to the Zika outbreak must be paired with harmful new gifts to their most extreme constituencies.

Taking a bold stand for the confederacy

House Republicans added an amendment to the bill that would block Planned Parenthood from providing contraception to prevent the spread of the virus (which, unlike most mosquito-borne illnesses, can be transmitted sexually). Another amendment eliminated an existing ban on flying the confederate flag at federal cemeteries, because we are still fighting wars from the nineteenth century, apparently. Others attacked clean water and the healthcare law.

Instead of insisting on a clean funding […]

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Bossie Lands On Trump’s Muddy Track

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Donald Trump has been so busy adding thugs to his smearing committee that his latest appointment of another cut-throat as his deputy campaign manager (whatever that means) hardly made the columns of many newspapers and newscasts.

We refer to David Bossie, whom Dan Rather described as a “professional political hitman”.

Rather warned us that you can expect the worst from him in the final two months of the presidential campaign.

Bossie has devoted much of his time with a shovel to dig up anything that might scandalize the Democratic presidential nominee. He’s also scandalized himself as the president of Citizens […]

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Three big time labor leaders—AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, AFSCME President Lee Saunders and AFT President Randi Weingarten—campaigned Monday in Cleveland on Labor Day with the Democratic ticket—Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine.

The campaign event is another trip to always important Ohio to solidify if not add to the ticket’s current +3 point advantage over Donald Trump, that can set up positive down-ballot results, especially for Ted Strickland, a former Democratic governor of Ohio running to unseat incumbent Sen. Rob Portman (R).

In coordinated action, Hillary for Ohio released a new video celebrating working people across the country. […]

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The sharks are circling, they smell blood in the water. In an election year drama unfolding in Ohio, the circling sharks are national media and their local corollaries who repeat with ease the entitled media’s rarely right prognostications.

Never The Twain Shall Meet

John C. Green, director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron, commented on a poll conducted by his group for a consortium of Ohio news organizations that found this year’s two major presidential candidates are reaching new levels of unpopularity in American politics. A political scientist himself, Mr. Green said that […]

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