Americans aren’t the only ones with strong feelings about President Trump. Protest art and other depictions have cropped up in countries like Indonesia, Serbia, France and Japan, mocking and belittling the U.S. leader.
We have photos from L.A. and New York of protests, welcome signs at airports for arriving immigrants, and the like as new travel restrictions take effect.
Disability rights activists have now spent two nights in Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office, where they are holding a sit-in to protest the Better Care Reconciliation Act, which would cut $772 million from Medicaid by 2026. The members of the Colorado branch of the national disability-rights organization ADAPT arrived Tuesday and have been camping out on inflatable pool toys. “Cory Gardner, we will check out as soon as you commit a No vote,” they said online.
The longer the bill is out for the public to see, the better the odds of rallying support to halt it, progressives believe.
Bush went against his party in raising taxes, spurring outrage among conservatives -- especially an ambitious House member from Georgia's Sixth District named Newt Gingrich -- while Trump's position finally puts him in sync with his own party.
As the White House complains about Democratic obstruction in Congress, the left considers whether the tactic will carry them through the next election cycle.
The Kansas race has suddenly drawn national interest as a potential test of whether the anti-Trump organizing campaigns can move voters to the polls.
One race in Georgia has gained national attention, one has unexpectedly tightened, and one could yet catch fire with national Democrats.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, listens during the March 20, 2017, confirmation hearing for Supreme Court justice nominee Neil Gorsuch. TED CRUZ MAKES THE ‘MISSING’ LIST. The ongoing national campaign of hanging up “Missing” posters for members of Congress who are not holding town hall meetings hit Texas in March, as the local Indivisible chapter and other groups put up posters with his face around Houston.
Republican Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, represents Fresno and the agricultural Central Valley of California, a district he won over his Democratic challenger in 2016 by a whopping 36 percentage points. “Embattled Republican congressman Devin Nunes was met by about 300 angry protesters when he returned to his California district on Friday for a speaking engagement,” reported ABC News.
Protesters gather across the Chicago River from Trump Tower last Friday to rally against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. With the American Health Care Act apparently in the rearview mirror and the Affordable Care Act the law of the land for the foreseeable future, progressive and activist groups that helped fight the GOP Obamacare repeal effort are tallying up their contributions to the fight and reporting in. Five of the groups are responsible for facilitating more than 389,000 calls to Congress opposing the Ryan-Trump health coverage law, according to figures provided to Yahoo News.
EMILY’s List announced Wednesday that more than 10,000 women have reached out to the group since Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to say they want to run for office, a record number in such a short time for the group. “Over ten thousand women isn’t a ripple — it’s a wave,” said EMILY’s List president Stephanie Schriock in a statement.
On Election Day 2016, people vote at a polling place set up at the Kenter Canyon Elementary School in Los Angeles. A postelection political action committee founded by the email director of the Hillary Clinton campaign to encourage millennial Democrats to run for state and local offices reports that more than 8,000 people have taken the first step toward becoming candidates. Contacted by Yahoo News, Run for Something founder Amanda Litman explained what she thought was behind that astonishing number.
‘THE SHELTER OF AMERICA.’ Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny‘s remarks Thursday at the White House gained new attention the next day, St. Patrick’s Day, as a clip from the United Kingdom’s public service station Channel 4 showed him defending United States’ historic role as a beacon for immigrants seeking refuge.
Rachel Maddow and David Cay Johnston may have had “Trump tax returns” Tuesday night, as her Twitter feed announced, but they didn’t have the Trump tax returns. No one has seen those — the full itemized forms that list sources of income — and President Trump and his 2016 campaign surrogates have offered a conflicting and bewildering array of reasons for not disclosing them. Against this backdrop, a determined group of activists has vowed to amp up the pressure for their release and has spent the past two months planning April 15 tax marches in 80 cities in four nations to demand that Trump disclose his tax returns.
In 2003, columnist Charles Krauthammer accused liberals of having “Bush Derangement Syndrome,” which he described as the “acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency — nay — the very existence of George W. Bush.” Now Democrats have “Trump-induced anxiety disorder,” according to writer and director Sam Friedlander, who worked on the dishy summer medical drama “Royal Pains,” about concierge doctors in the Hamptons.
Protesters rally outside the White House on March 6 to protest President Trump’s revised executive order on refugees and six majority-Muslim nations. Outside the White House, a group of 100 to 200 people gathered first on the Pennsylvania Avenue plaza in front of the building before being shooed away by Secret Service and regrouping in Lafayette Park. There, an array of speakers condemned the order, but remarks from the newly emboldened American Civil Liberties Union stood out for their obvious taunts of a president who has sought to make his personal brand synonymous with winning.
K Young leads a Swing Left house party in Tribeca, New York, on March 5. NEW YORK — In the shadow of the Freedom Tower, 16 liberal New Yorkers came together in a Tribeca storefront robotics workshop Sunday night to figure out how to help rebuild the Democratic grassroots and retake the U.S. House of Representatives from Republicans in 2018 — a breathtakingly ambitious goal. Pretty much everything he does … it couldn’t possibly be worse,” said K Young, a 38-year-old digital executive and host of the meeting.
When the staff of Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., sent a cease-and-desist letter to a man who had reportedly called Johnson’s office hundreds of times, Citizen Action of Wisconsin wanted its supporters to pledge to tell Johnson, “We will NOT Cease and Desist!” PolitiFact rated Citizen Action’s statements on the matter “false.”
A protest in Washington, D.C., defied darkness and rain. Signs of Trump fatigue are appearing. Democratic candidates in special elections showed some electoral energy. And Sen. Marco Rubio lost his Tampa office as a result of persistent protests outside it.
The president and members of Congress are picking guests who highlight their policy views for tonight’s presidential address to a joint session of Congress, reports Yahoo News’ Chris Wilson: “The White House announced that six guests would be joining first lady Melania Trump at the address. Half of that group have lost family members in killings by undocumented immigrants.” Meanwhile, “Many Democrats have invited guests who benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the proposed DREAM Act to draw a contrast to the president’s messaging and policies.” And Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), invited Tom Perez, the former labor secretary, who just beat him out for the post of chair of the Democratic National Committee. Democratic women will wear white at the Trump speech tonight, to highlight their disputes with the administration on women’s issues and situate themselves in the history of women’s political activism.
On Saturday, Democrat Stephanie Hansen won a special election for a key state Senate seat in Delaware, ensuring that her party controls the upper legislative chamber. Now, a Democrat winning a Democratic-leaning state Senate district wouldn’t normally be all that newsworthy, but given that the Democrats’ first step toward rebuilding nationwide involves an urgent need to stop losing ground, a heavily contested win that maintains the status quo is being seen by those looking for signs of revival as a green shoot after a long winter.
Former Rep. Gabby Giffords speaks during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, in this July 27, 2016 photo. Holding town halls with Flat Marco, a cardboard cutout, is just the latest in a series of creative measures progressive activists have taken to shame reluctant members of Congress into holding town halls and draw media attention to their concerns.
ON THE TOWN. Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas held a town hall for the ages in Springdale, Ark., Wednesday night, drawing pointed questions from an Obamacare supporter, a Lutheran pastor, a descendent of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence and a 7-year-old boy.
Activists hung a banner saying “REFUGEES WELCOME” on the base of the Statue of Liberty in New York on Feb. 21. Tuesday, Feb. 21, was a big day for Resistance Recess activists, as members of Congress held town halls across the country and got yelled at by constituents and activists (and activist constituents). LOVELY LADY LIBERTY. A group of activists tweeting under the account @AltStatLiberty — named after the “rogue” or “alt” federal government accounts purportedly written by bureaucrats about what’s really happening at their agencies — unfurled a banner reading “REFUGEES WELCOME” at the base of the Statue of Liberty.
“They give voters the chance to hear candidate views. In their own words. In real time.”
“There is campaigning, and there is governing. Two different things. … In the end, it is governing that really matters.”
“We are in a crisis of democracy, and we need to be able to figure out how to disagree.”
“In very close races, small mistakes can prove decisive, or at least knock a campaign in the wrong direction for a few days.”
“The debates themselves are shaping up to be major campaign issues. It’s tedious, and it does not serve the voters.”