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Special Report | Democrats Cave-in to GOP After 2018 Mid-term Elections

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  • Part 1: 'A Staggeringly Bad Idea': Outrage as Pelosi Pushes Tax Rule That Would 'Kneecap the Progressive Agenda'
  • "This is a very bad idea, House Democrats. It makes no sense whatsoever to give Republicans veto power over progressive legislation."
  • Part 2: 'This Is Political Cowardice': Fury at Schumer for Offering $1.6 Billion for Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda
  • "We need Democratic leadership who are going to have a goddamn backbone and reject this racist ideology."
  • Part 3: Left Winger Barbara Lee Loses Contested House Democratic Caucus Chair Race
  • "We are for strong border security," Schumer declared when asked about Trump's request for $5 billion in border wall funding.

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Part 1: 'A Staggeringly Bad Idea': Outrage as Pelosi Pushes Tax Rule That Would 'Kneecap the Progressive Agenda'

https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/users/user20/gettyimages-1058677342.pngHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds a news conference following the 2018 midterm elections at the Capitol Building on November7,2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

"This is a very bad idea, House Democrats. It makes no sense whatsoever to give Republicans veto power over progressive legislation."

Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/It%20Would%20Be%20A%20Profound%20Mistake.jpgFriday, November 16, 2018 | Nearly three-quarters of the American public and a historic number of Democratic lawmakers support Medicare for All, but the House Democratic leadership is considering using its newly won majority to impose a rule that would "recklessly betray" the grassroots forces that put them in power by making single-payer and other progressive priorities impossible to enact.

According to a list of Democratic proposals obtained by the Washington Post, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)—who is currently fighting back against efforts to prevent her from becoming House Speaker—is pushing for a rule that would "require a three-fifths supermajority to raise individual income taxes on the lowest-earning 80 percent of taxpayers."

Jake Johnson, staff writer, Common Dreams

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Part 2: 'This Is Political Cowardice': Fury at Schumer for Offering $1.6 Billion for Trump's Anti-Immigrant Agenda

https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_large/public/headlines/gettyimages-10733375182_0.jpg?itok=DVvgFKy6Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) calls on reporters with Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) following the weekly Democratic Senate policy luncheon in the U.S. Capitol November27,2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

"We need Democratic leadership who are going to have a goddamn backbone and reject this racist ideology."

Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

https://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_large/public/headlines/ds4gcjgvsaahn7p.jpg_large.jpg?itok=vwtLS7EeWednesday, November 28, 2018 | With the brutal consequences of President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant agenda on full display after U.S. Border Patrol fired tear gas at asylum seekers in Mexico, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) sparked fury from progressives and immigrant rights groups on Tuesday by telling reporters that he is perfectly willing to cede ground to the president's xenophobic policies and offer up $1.6 billion for "border security" funding in upcoming budget talks.

"We are for strong border security," Schumer declared when asked about Trump's request for $5 billion in border wall funding.

Jake Johnson, staff writer, Common Dreams

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Part 3: Left Winger Barbara Lee Loses Contested House Democratic Caucus Chair Race

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5bfeb4d92100001a07ca2aad.jpeg?cache=ftru2upuvm&ops=scalefit_720_noupscaleRep. Hakeem Jeffries (above) beat out fellow Congressional Black Caucus member Barbara Lee to take the Democratic Caucus chairman position. / AP

The congressman from New York beat fellow Congressional Black Caucus member Barbara Lee of California.

Matt Fuller, HuffPost

11/28/2018 | In perhaps the most contentious battle for House Democratic leadership, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.) beat out fellow Congressional Black Caucus member Barbara Lee (Calif.) to take the Democratic Caucus chairman position, the No. 5 spot in Democratic leadership in that chamber.
Jeffries won the race with a vote of 123-113.

With the top Democratic leadership positions uncontested, the caucus chairman position became somewhat of a proxy election for calls of new blood in leadership.

Matt Fuller, Congressional Reporter, HuffPost

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