Here are a few of the people Minnesotans voted to send to Congress next year: a Muslim-American woman and Somali refugee who is a national left-wing icon, an arch-conservative rural Minnesotan who ran on being a “reinforcement” for President Donald Trump in D.C., and a millionaire entrepreneur who detests political labels and vowed to join a caucus of centrists if elected. Voters across the country made at least one thing clear in this year’s midterm elections: that a majority of them are ready for Democratic control of the U.S. House of Representatives after two years of the Trump administration and eight years of Republican control of the chamber. But the candidates who Americans selected to populate the new Democratic majority — which will number at least 227 members to Republicans’ 198 — are hardly all the same kind of Democrat. In the next Congress, Democratic leadership must work to reconcile an upstart, progressive vanguard of the party, … [Read more...] about The same state — and party — sent Rep. Collin Peterson and Rep-elect Ilhan Omar to Congress. What does that mean for Democrats’ agenda?
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Eliza Relman, provided by Published 10:01 am CDT, Wednesday, September 26, 2018 AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford are both scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. ET. Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when the two were in high school. Deborah Ramirez has also accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were in college. Kavanaugh is a deeply divisive nominee — more Americans (43%) oppose his nomination than support it (38%), according to a new poll. Here's where you can watch the Ford-Kavanaugh hearing live. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and one of the women who has accused the judge of sexual misconduct are scheduled to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, September 27 beginning at 10 a.m. ET. After opening statements from Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Dianne … [Read more...] about How to watch the Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh hearings live — and what to expect
Comedian Michelle Wolf on Monday stood by her performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner after drawing criticism from journalists and President Donald Trump. “I mean, I’m honestly — I wouldn’t change a single word that I said,” Wolf told NPR in her first interview since the dinner on Saturday. The interview is scheduled to air Tuesday. “I’m very happy with what I said, and I’m glad I stuck to my guns.”Story Continued Below Wolf’s performance drew criticism from a number of journalists, with the president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, Margaret Talev issuing a statement on Sunday saying the comedian’s monologue was “not in the spirit” of the dinner. Trump, who did not attend the dinner, criticized Wolf and the dinner over the weekend and on Monday. “The so-called comedian really ‘bombed,’” Trump said of Wolf on Twitter on Sunday.The president … [Read more...] about Michelle Wolf: ‘I wouldn’t change a single word that I said’
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Business by Rachel Siegel and Alex Horton by Rachel Siegel and Alex Horton Email the author April 17 at 6:35 AM Email the author The chief executive of Starbucks has called for “unconscious bias” training for store managers and apologized Monday for what he called “reprehensible” circumstances that led to the arrest of two black men at one of the coffee chain’s Philadelphia stores last week. “I will fix this,” Kevin Johnson said in a video message. Separately, the Starbucks CEO told “Good Morning America” that “what happened to those two gentlemen was … [Read more...] about ‘I will fix this,’ Starbucks CEO vows after ‘reprehensible’ arrest of two black men at store
Politics Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email Enlarge this image Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, physician and philanthropist Priscilla Chan (right), depart the office of Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, physician and philanthropist Priscilla Chan (right), depart the office of Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will face Congress in two separate hearings this week, as his company grapples with intense scrutiny over privacy and security on the social media site. It will be Zuckerberg's first appearance on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday afternoon, more than 40 senators will crowd into a hearing room, where members of the Senate judiciary and commerce committees will have four minutes each to question Zuckerberg. A similar … [Read more...] about Facebook In Congress: What To Expect When Zuckerberg Goes To Capitol Hill