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Unleash the Investigations! What Dems Could Do If They Win the House.

by I'm Struggling
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Doug Chayka If Democrats win one or both houses of Congress in November, they’ll have a real say in how the country is run for the first time since Donald Trump’s inauguration. Even if the White House and the GOP won’t cooperate with them, there are still a lot of things Dems could do to bring back some checks and balances: Block bills: Republicans can’t repeal Obamacare or keep cutting taxes for the wealthy if they aren’t running Congress. Conduct oversight and investigations: According to Axios, the GOP is already preparing for Democrats to launch dozens of probes if they […]

The Most Important Election of Our Lives

by I'm Struggling
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You hear it almost every time: This is the most important election of our lives. And there’s usually an element of truth. Ronald Reagan defeating Jimmy Carter led to an orgy of tax cuts for the wealthy and a blitz of deregulation that altered the US government and American society. The 1994 election brought Newt Gingrich to power as House speaker and a so-called Republican Revolution that ensured a national health insurance program sought by Bill Clinton would stay dead. George W. Bush’s Supreme Court-imposed victory over Al Gore placed in office a man who would launch the disastrous Iraq […]