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Now we can see why Speaker Pelosi held back the article of impeachment until Senate Dems took over

Today was a master class in skill and preparation. And we would have seen none of that had Pelosi allowed Mitch McConnell to get his hands on the article of impeachment while he controlled the majority.

Fast and strong is often the way to go. But just as often, deliberate, thoughtful, and stronger is even better.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Feb 9, 2021, 05:35 PM (48 replies)

I am so proud of the Democrats!

That is all.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Feb 9, 2021, 02:39 PM (1 replies)

Why is the press so obsessed with trying to get President weigh in on the impeachment?

If they had put a tenth as much pressure on Trump about his taxes or his lies or his racism or ... well, anything, as they are trying to get President Biden to say Trump should be convicted, we might not be in this mess.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Tue Feb 9, 2021, 08:04 AM (13 replies)

Keith Boykins brings some context

https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/1358767956520558595

Keith Boykin
@keithboykin
Trump is gone and going on trial tomorrow. Netanyahu is on trial today. Mitch McConnell is no longer Senate majority leader. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been banned from House committees. Fox News has canceled Lou Dobbs. And people are getting vaccinated.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Mon Feb 8, 2021, 06:14 PM (4 replies)

WP: Senior Democrats to unveil new $3,000-per-child benefit as Biden stimulus gains steam

Senior Democrats on Monday will unveil legislation to provide $3,000 per child to tens of millions of American families, aiming to make a major dent in child poverty as part of President Bidenís $1.9 trillion economic relief package.

The 22-page bill to dramatically expand direct cash benefits to American families was obtained by The Washington Post ahead of its release.

Under the proposal, the Internal Revenue Service would provide $3,600 over the course of the year per child under the age of 6, as well as $3,000 per child of ages 6 to 17. The size of the benefit would diminish for Americans earning more than $75,000 per year, as well as for couples jointly earning more than $150,000 per year. The payments would be sent monthly beginning in July, a delay intended to give the IRS time to prepare for the massive new initiative.

The bill, spearheaded by Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, emerges as congressional Democrats accelerate their plans to enact Bidenís stimulus plan within weeks. It also comes days after Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) surprised policymakers with a proposal to send even more in direct cash per child to American families, lending bipartisan support to the major push for child benefits.

Bidenís proposed child benefit has quickly emerged as a potentially defining feature of his administrationís economic agenda ó one that could make a lasting imprint on American welfare policy. Its execution could also prove crucial to deciding Democratsí ability to maintain control of Congress, given its likely direct impact on the lives of tens of millions of voters.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/02/07/child-benefit-democrats-biden/

Posted by StarfishSaver | Sun Feb 7, 2021, 09:10 AM (32 replies)

I'm glad Liz Cheney is standing up to the crazies. But she's NOT our friend and bears close watching

She has effectively launched her 2022 fight for Speaker and, possibly, a 2024 run for the presidency.

We need to watch our backs where she's concerned.
Posted by StarfishSaver | Thu Feb 4, 2021, 06:28 PM (20 replies)

The FBI has been offering rewards for leads on some rioters, but not for info on Sicknick's killing

They also haven't released many details about his death.

Could this mean they already know who did it and are just building a case?
Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Feb 3, 2021, 05:26 PM (16 replies)

I think the Dems should remove Greene from her committees, but it won't make any difference to her

Committees are a lot of work and require her to work with her colleagues. She seems shallow and lazy so she'd probably be thrilled not to have that responsibility. And no committee work would also leave her more time to do crazy stuff.

So, while I think she should be taken off of committees, it may be like throwing her in the briar patch ...
Posted by StarfishSaver | Wed Feb 3, 2021, 12:44 PM (10 replies)
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