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The Daily BeastDec 14, 2019
The GOP Stops Pretending It Wants Black Votes — or for Black Folks to Vote at All
Where once the GOP was an inhospitable place for black and other people of color because it supported racially disastrous policies but gave lip service to caring about "black issues," it has since ceased bothering to pretend it cares about inclusion.

There was already a decades-high pile of evidence proving Republicans oppose democracy before the House took up the Voting Rights Advancement Act last week. The partisan vote on the bill—which saw nearly every Republican refuse to restore anti-discriminatory protections to the 1965 Voting Rights Act—nonetheless reaffirmed GOP investment in a compromised democratic facsimile that excludes black voters. 

Conventional contemporary punditry holds that Republican voter suppression tactics that target black and brown Americans—closures of polling sites, purges of voter rolls, and strict voter ID laws—are due not to racial resentments but those groups' Democratic reliability. Racist GOP voter disenfranchisement, according to this thinking, is less a manifestation of white conservative bigotry than colorblind power grubbing. But it's more probable that Republican hostility to black voting rights is about both G


New York Times PoliticsDec 13, 2019
McConnell, Coordinating With White House, Lays Plans for Impeachment Trial
Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, said he was taking his cues from the White House. Democrats are outraged.

Reuters PoliticsDec 13, 2019
Trump impeachment looms as U.S. House committee approves charges
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment by approving two charges against him over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden.

Reuters PoliticsDec 13, 2019
Trump at brink of impeachment as U.S. House committee approves charges
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment by approving two charges against him over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden.

CNN PoliticsDec 13, 2019
Democrats concerned about McConnell's White House impeachment coordination
Some Democrats are raising concerns about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's statement that he will coordinate closely with the White House on the looming Senate impeachment trial, with one House Democrat saying the Kentucky Republican should recuse himself entirely.

Fox PoliticsDec 13, 2019
Judiciary Committee approves articles of impeachment against Trump, as GOP slams ‘kangaroo court'
The House Judiciary Committee on Friday voted to adopt two articles of impeachment against President Trump - capping a contentious three-day session that Republicans panned as a "kangaroo court" and teeing up a historic floor vote right before the holiday break. 
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