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GOP strategist says Rust Belt voters are ‘hardening’ their opposition to ‘insane fool’ Donald Trump

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As President Donald Trump travels to Council Bluffs, Iowa to shore up his political support ahead of his 2020 re-election campaign, a top Republican strategist explained why his political problems may lie to the east.

John Weaver, the architect of John McCain’s famous “Straight Talk Express” 2000 campaign bus, pointed out the weakness underlying the Trump campaign’s latest bluff.

CNN obtained a polling memo from the Trump campaign’s pollster, Tony Fabrizio theorizing the campaign should focus on “expanding the map” by campaigning in Oregon, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Nevada.

“The reason the low travelers at the Trump “HQ” are throwing out darts about competing (LOL) in Oregon, New Mexico, New Hampshire, etc. is because Michigan, PA, North Carolina and others are hardening against this insane fool of a ‘president,'” Weaver said, with scare quotes around the title “president.”

He hashtagged his tweet with “desperate.”

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Rep. Ted Lieu: Impeachment is coming — and so is a Democratic president

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Donald Trump recently called “impeachment” a “dirty, filthy, disgusting word,” but his continued stonewalling of legitimate congressional oversight requests are moving more and more House Democrats to embrace that “filthy” concept. That was the very point made by Rep. Ted Lieu of California, a progressive Democrat who sits on the House Judiciary Committee during our recent conversation on “Salon Talks.” That committee would be the starting point for an actual impeachment inquiry of the president.

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New report targets 15 House Democrats who ‘deserve’ progressive primary challengers

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As progressive candidates continue to announce their intentions to oust corporate Democrats, a new report names 15 House Democrats to unseat in primary challenges.

Published Monday by the left-leaning group RootsAction, the new report is entitled Bad Blues: Some of the House Democrats Who Deserve to Be 'Primaried.'

The list, the report notes, "is by no means exhaustive—only illustrative."

"There may well be a Democratic member of Congress near you not included here who serves corporate interests more than majority interests, or has simply grown tired or complacent in the never-ending struggles for social, racial, and economic justice as well as environmental sanity and peace," the report notes. "Perhaps you live in a district where voters are ready to be inspired by a progressive primary candidate because the Democrat in Congress is not up to the job."

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It’s Biden vs rest of Democrats in 1st 2020 debate clash

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For Democrats seeking to challenge Donald Trump in 2020, the rubber meets the road in Miami this week, where Joe Biden will defend his frontrunner status as presidential candidates finally square off face to face.

Americans are bracing for the nation's biggest political debate since the slugfests of 2016, a two-night showdown beginning Wednesday with 20 Democrats vying for a breakout moment that could showcase their talents, or see them stumble on the world stage.

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