With “go everywhere” strategy, Beasley breaks with Democratic playbook for statewide races
In her attempt to break the Democratic Party’s streak of losses in U.S. Senate races, Cheri Beasley has billed herself as a different kind of Democrat. Over the past year, perhaps the most convincing case for that has been the stops on her itineraries.
Obama at world climate conference: We are falling short
Returning to the world stage on climate change, former President Barack Obama on Monday told world leaders and young people gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, that time is running out to prevent life-threatening degradation of the planet’s climate, and he called on the world’s young people to demand better. “Collectively and individually, we are still falling short. We have not done nearly enough to address this crisis,” Obama said in an address broadcast from the main stage of the COP 26 world conference on climate.
New Obama initiative will train, organize volunteers across country to impact redistricting process
North Carolina will be a key target in former President Barack Obama’s new initiative aimed at ending partisan gerrymandering. Obama unveiled Redistricting U on Twitter on Monday as a free, in-person organizing training initiative. Dedicated trainers will be sent to cities across the country to “train volunteers, give them the tools to impact the redistricting process […]
Why Trump wants to diminish the U.S. Department of Education
Since his election, President Donald Trump has made no secret of his plan to diminish the federal government’s role in public education, a big-ticket item for conservative reformers who balked at Obama-era education initiatives like Common Core. That’s why it came as little surprise last month when the president proposed a merger between the federal […]
Republicans warn of steep consequences if Democrats plan to filibuster Trump’s SCOTUS pick
Republicans are going to confirm President-Elect Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, whomever it may be, one way or another, Democrats be damned, according to a Politico article posted this morning. Republicans won’t come out and say it, but there’s an implicit threat in their confidence: If Democrats play things the wrong way, they might […]
At least somebody’s working in Washington
“A sterling record. A deep respect for the judiciary’s role. An understanding of the way the world really works.” That’s what President Barack Obama is looking for in the Supreme Court nominee he intends to name soon, per his post on SCOTUSblog this morning. Despite protestations by Senate Republicans who announced yesterday that they would […]
The President’s call to action on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act
As the Voting Rights Act turns 50 and in the face of renewed efforts across the country to restrict voting, President Barack Obama called on Congress today to restore the Act to its fullest, saying that we need “to ensure every American has equal access to the polls.” The President recalled the incident on the […]