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Tag Archives: Accountable Leaders

Formal transition to Biden-Harris begins as GSA finally recognizes Democratic victory

Excerpt: Administrator Emily Murphy has notified the Biden-Harris team that they will be able to access resources made available by the Presidential Transition Act of 1963.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Adam Smith: Trump’s “childish” firing of Mark Esper will embolden America’s adversaries

Excerpt: Members of Congress from the Pacific Northwest and beyond strongly condemned Donald Trump's dismissal of the fourth Secretary of Defense to serve in his regime, which comes weeks before he will be out of office.
Written by:Joel Connelly
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, National Defense, Open Government
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Donald Trump says that he and Melania Trump have tested positive for SARS-CoV‑2

Excerpt: Having spent months utterly failing to protect Americans from COVID-19 and completely disregarding the guidance of public health experts, Donald Trump now finds himself and his wife infected with the virus.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Netroots Nation 2020 opens with “biggest, baddest, blackest panel of the summer”

Excerpt: Speakers included Representative Joe Neguse of Colorado, Maurice Mitchell of the Working Families Party, likely future U.S. Representative Jamaal Bowman, and Stacey Abrams.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Analysis: U.S. Supreme Court expected to rule soon on trio of pivotal Trump tax cases

Excerpt: The Supreme Court is due to release rulings in three cases demanding access to Donald Trump's financial records. Here's what could happen.
Written by:Peter Orth
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Neofascist Donald Trump once again turns to Twitter to make threats, this time aimed at us

Excerpt: Trump embodies pretty much every vice imaginable, and yet the Republican Party -- once the party of Abraham Lincoln, widely regarded as the United States' greatest-ever president -- worships him like a cult. It's just sickening. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Oregon Republicans flee Salem again, forcing the State House and Senate to shut down

Excerpt: Members of the Party of Trump's Beaver State chapter have weaponized the state Constitution's quorum requirement in a hostage-taking move.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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What drove Donald Trump’s decision to kill Iranian General Qasem Suleimani?

Excerpt: The death of Iran's top military strategist has already sent shock waves around the Middle East and may put American soldiers and civilians in harm's way.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Terrorist Matt Shea must be expelled from the Washington State House of Representatives

Excerpt: The House Republican caucus must supply at least nine votes in order to meet the two-thirds threshold required to forcibly remove militant extremist Matt Shea from the House of Representatives.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Donald Trump has been impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

Excerpt: By a vote of two hundred and thirty to one hundred and ninety-seven, the House voted to impeach Trump for abuse of power (Article I),  and by a vote of two hundred and twenty-nine to one hundred and ninety-eight, the House voted to impeach Trump for obstruction of Congress (Article II).
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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As impeachment coverage takes over the news, can Democratic candidates benefit?

Excerpt: Donald Trump's looming impeachment. It's all CNN, MSNBC, and other media outlets can seemingly talk about these days. Can the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders adapt?
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Tim “Chairman” Eyman hearts militant extremist Matt Shea: “You’re awesome!”

Excerpt: Read a transcript and listen to audio of the disgraced initiative promoter's appearance on Shea's podcast, "Patriot Radio".
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Impeachment moves forward as Speaker Nancy Pelosi solemnly backs official inquiry

Excerpt: Impeachment is moving forward with the public backing of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, over the objections of furious Republicans.
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Kim Schrier, Denny Heck, Derek Kilmer join chorus for Trump impeachment inquiry

Excerpt: It's official. Every Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington State is calling for a Trump impeachment inquiry.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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