Category: Donald Trump

Donald Trump still wants to take away your healthcare — and he’s still lying about it

Donald Trump still wants to take away your healthcare — and he’s still lying about it

Regular readers of Eclectablog may remember my personal Affordable Care Act (ACA) story — and the many others I shared over the last few years. There’s no denying that the ACA is saving lives and keeping people healthier. There’s also no denying that just like every other policy or law enacted by Barack Obama during his presidency, Donald Trump will […]

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Unfortunately, money still matters a lot in politics. Here’s how to make the most of yours.

Unfortunately, money still matters a lot in politics. Here’s how to make the most of yours.

Be the Mike Bloomberg you wish to see in the world. If you can, please help us raise $10,000 for Run for Something — an organization that recruits, trains, and helps down-ballot Democratic candidates for office nationwide — by Super Tuesday. Read on to find out how this group’s work electing state and local candidates is part of the solution […]

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The Republican Party is doing everything it can to keep you underpaid

The Republican Party is doing everything it can to keep you underpaid

Trump has done nothing but rob Americans of raises As we end the first decade without a minimum wage increase in the history of the minimum wage, Wall Street is celebrating. The Dow burst through 29,000 on news that the December 2019 jobs report was below expectations. Why would traders be thrilled about a bad-ish jobs report? Because wage growth […]

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Trump is celebrating war crimes and promoting the mass execution of his enemies — where is the 🚨Civility Police🚨?

Trump is celebrating war crimes and promoting the mass execution of his enemies — where is the 🚨Civility Police🚨?

Welcome to 2020 Recall the great civility freakout of 2018. Polite society rose up to speak on behalf poor Sarah Huckabee Sanders who — in the midst of an uproar over the unlawful kidnapping of thousands of children, many of whom still haven’t been returned to their families, by this administration — was asked to leave a restaurant after receiving […]

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Impeachment must be about protecting voters from Trump stealing the 2020 election

Impeachment must be about protecting voters from Trump stealing the 2020 election

The case for Trump’s impeachment is proven but the message must be hammered New documents sent to the Center for Public Integrity confirm both articles of impeachment for Donald Trump passed by the House of Representatives last week. In files a court ordered the Department of Defense to release on Friday, we learn that Trump asked about aid to the […]

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The one huge assertion in the whistleblower’s complaint that still must be investigated

The one huge assertion in the whistleblower’s complaint that still must be investigated

We need to know William Barr’s role in the Ukraine scandal Besides all the things he wasn’t impeached for, the most remarkable thing about the impeachment of Donald Trump is how accurate the whistleblower’s complaint has turned out to be. This was a point Marcy Wheeler made to us several weeks back, and she suggested that this is why Trump […]

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Trump Doesn’t Care About Children and Families. He’s Not Welcome in Battle Creek.

Trump Doesn’t Care About Children and Families. He’s Not Welcome in Battle Creek.

The following opinion editorial was written by Cayley Winters, the West Michigan Communications Organizer for Progress Michigan. She is from Battle Creek and shares her perspective on Donald Trump and Mike Pence holding a rally there today, in the Congressional District of Congressman Justin Amash, an ardent opponent of Trump who left the Republican Party over his opposition to Trump’s […]

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Democrat Elissa Slotkin takes principled stand on impeachment with tremendous support from her constituents

Democrat Elissa Slotkin takes principled stand on impeachment with tremendous support from her constituents

“The partisan divide in the country was on stark display Monday as U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin explained her decision to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump. A small contingent of Trump supporters chanted, hollered and booed throughout the entire town hall, making it difficult to hear any of her explanation. The majority of the audience, however, was in Slotkin’s […]

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The simple reason Republicans back Trump — they know they have to cheat to win

The simple reason Republicans back Trump — they know they have to cheat to win

The GOP gave up on elections when they saw how well stealing Florida in 2000 worked Consider three stories from this week: 1. Georgia closed 214 polling places from 2012-2018. That prevented between 54,000 to 85,000 people from casting ballots, finds new @ajc investigation. Stacey Abrams missed runoff by 21,000 votes. Black voters 20% more likely than whites to be […]

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Predictions for the Pittsburgh Public Education Forum 2020

Predictions for the Pittsburgh Public Education Forum 2020

Given that education consistently ranks among the top issues for voters in most public opinion polls, with the vast majority (82%) of parents of school-aged children reporting that they are either “somewhat” or “completely satisfied” with their child’s education, one could be forgiven for being flummoxed by the near-absence of questions about teachers, schools, or education in general at any […]

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A Note on “Bipartisanship” and Impeachment…

I keep hearing that this impeachment is “baseless” because it has not been a “bipartisan” process. Let’s be clear: Many, if not most of the “fact witnesses” who have testified were appointed by and have served Republican administrations, and although our intelligence community is ostensibly politically neutral, there has been an acknowledged conservative ideology apparent in the FBI and CIA […]

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