Thu May 16, 2019 AT 2:27 PM EDT
Most Americans see a vast disconnect between their national political leaders and their everyday lives, with nearly seven in 10 voters saying the Democratic and Republican parties have abandoned them, according to a national poll released Thursday.
An Ipsos-University of Virginia Center for Politics national poll found that a whopping 69% of voters — 64% of Democrats and 74% of Republicans — said the “traditional parties and politicians don’t care about people like me.”
The online poll showed that 71% of respondents — 79% of Democrats and 63% of Republicans — shared the view that “America needs a strong leader to take the country back from the rich and powerful”; and 70% — 84% of Democrats and 49% of Republicans — said “the American economy is rigged to advantage the rich and powerful.” Read Full Story
Wed May 15, 2019 AT 11:03 AM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said on Tuesday that the Senate will vote next week on disaster recovery legislation, even if negotiators haven’t reached a deal.
“We’re going to have a vote next week,” McConnell told reporters during a weekly press conference.
McConnell added that he hopes the vote will be on a bipartisan agreement President Donald Trump would sign. But regardless, he warned that he will force a vote before Congress leaves town for a weeklong Memorial Day recess. Read Full Story
Thu May 9, 2019 AT 12:43 PM EDT
Trump Derangement Syndrome has Democrats painted into a corner for the 2020 presidential election.
They’re moving to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt because he refuses to break the law, yet they know nothing is going to come of it. It’s all for show.
House Judiciary Committee Democrats voted to hold Barr in contempt for not handing over a completely unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, even though the law forbids him from releasing grand jury information. They’re basically trying to hold him in contempt for NOT breaking the law.
But Democrats have a bigger problem; they’re trying to placate their radical base that wants impeachment, without actually impeaching President Donald Trump, and Independent voters who do not want impeachment. The contempt action gives the impression that Democrats are making a move on Trump without actually doing anything, which won’t alienate Independents. Can they fool their base long enough to get through the election? Read Full Story