Frontman Chad Kroeger, guitarist Ryan Peake, drummer Daniel Adair and bassist Mike Kroeger of Nickelback attend a memorabilia case dedication on Feb. 22, 2018 in Las Vegas. (Getty) House Republicans and Democrats have found one more thing to disagree on: Canadian rock band Nickelback. Reps. Randy Davis, R-Ill., and Mark Pocan, D-Wis., were debating a criminal justice amendment to end the practice of prison gerrymandering on Thursday. Pocan had cited that only four people out 77,000 wanted to keep a particular provision in the body when the conversation shifted to the merits of the six-time Grammy-nominated group. TRUMP CALLS APPLE CEO TIM COOK 'TIM APPLE' AT WHITE HOUSE MEETING, SOCIAL MEDIA ERUPTS “That's probably about the percent of people who think Nickelback is their favorite band in this country. It's pretty low,” Pocan said, before seeing Davis’ reaction. “And I think if you look at – Nickelback's your favorite band? I apologize to the … [Read more...] about Nickelback debate breaks out on House floor, apparently Dems and Republicans can’t agree on that either
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close Video What should the message be for 2020 Democrats? Former Obama for America spokesman Zach Friend and Millennial Politics founder Nathan Rubin weigh in on the upcoming 2020 presidential election cycle. The voting machines from 2018 aren’t even cold yet and the 2020 campaign is already in full swing. If you’re a weary voter hoping for a little peace and sanity after a raucous midterm, you may want to start looking for a coping strategy. It’s that public weariness, combined with hyperventilating politicians and amped up activists, that put Republicans and Democrats alike at risk of political overreach – the act of doing or saying whatever it takes to get in a good jab in hopes of scoring the next big win. For Democrats the risk lies in pushing the limits in the name of oversight. Make no mistake, most Americans want oversight of the Trump administration. Anyone not blindly loyal to a political party can objectively see that Congress has … [Read more...] about As Democrats and Republicans barrel toward 2020, they must beware of this big political peril
Colby Itkowitz, The Washington Post Published 8:53 am PST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Demonstrators hold signs during a protest against the government shutdown in Boston, on Jan. 11. Demonstrators hold signs during a protest against the government shutdown in Boston, on Jan. 11. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Scott Eisen Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Scott Eisen Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Demonstrators hold signs during a protest against the government shutdown in Boston, on Jan. 11. Demonstrators hold signs during a protest against the government shutdown in Boston, on Jan. 11. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Scott Eisen Why can't Democrats and Republicans resolve the shutdown? Because their voters don't want … [Read more...] about Why can’t Democrats and Republicans resolve the shutdown? Because their voters don’t want them to.
U.S. A new Axios poll revealed that more than 20 percent of American Democrats and Republicans viewed the other party as “evil.” The poll surveyed more than 3,200 U.S. adults across the nation between October 30 and November 2. The results, which depicted growing division among Americans, were released on Monday. The majority of participants also viewed the opposing party as ignorant and spiteful, and believed the other side was responsible for destroying the country. Sixty-one percent of those claiming to be Democrat viewed Republicans as “racist/bigoted/sexist,” while 31 percent of Republicans saw Democrats that way. Nearly 55 percent of Democrats believed Republicans were “ignorant” compared to the 49 percent of Republicans who held the opposing party in the same regard. However, the majority of Republicans—54 percent—viewed Democrats as “spiteful,” compared to only 44 percent of Democrats with similar feelings about … [Read more...] about America Divided: More Than 20 Percent of Democrats and Republicans Think the Other Side Is Actually ‘Evil’
"So, let us not be blind to our differences -- but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal." When President John F. Kennedy spoke those words in the commencement address at American University, in Washington, D.C., on June 10, 1963, he was talking about world peace and the struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. Just eight months after the Cuban missile crisis had brought the world to the precipice of nuclear war, Kennedy was hoping to change the course of the Cold War from the path of "mutually assured destruction" to greater understanding and peaceful coexistence. That wisdom could just as well be applied today to … [Read more...] about Our political choices are now between anger and depression