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Jeffrey R. Clark Jr, Blue Wave, Subpoena Cannon: 3 Stories You Should Read 11/14/2018

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In the category of:  Get some barrels of popcorn.

Democrats load “subpoena cannon” with 85+ Trump targets

House Democrats plan to probe every aspect of President Trump’s life and work, from family business dealings to the Space Force to his tax returns to possible “leverage” by Russia, top Democrats tell us.

What they’re saying: One senior Democratic source said the new majority, which takes power in January, is preparing a “subpoena cannon,” like an arena T-shirt cannon.

  • Based on our reporting and other public sources, Axios’ Zach Basu has assembled a list of at least 85 potential Trump-related investigation and subpoena targets for the new majority. (See the list.)




In the category of:  It was bigger than we originally thought.

It Was A Big, Blue Wave: Democrats Pick Up Most House Seats In A Generation

Votes are still being counted in several House races. But the AP has called another race in California, projecting Democrat Josh Harder the winner in the Modesto-area 10thCongressional District over incumbent Republican Jeff Denham.

That means, more than a week after Election Day, Democrats have increased their House gains to a net of 33 seats – and, when all the vote is counted, they may get to 39.

Make no mistake: That is a very big wave.

How big? It’s the most House seats gained by Democrats since the wave election following Watergate. Nixon resigned in August of 1974, leading to Democrats’ pick up of 48 seats that fall.




In the category of:  The problem with hate is it spreads.

Online Supporter of Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooter Arrested, Said Pittsburgh Was a ‘Dry Run’

Here’s the thing: Would police have found anything had Clark’s relatives not spoken up? You’d want to think Gab would be cooperative in helping authorities find people who might be using the platform to plan violent criminal acts, but the fact that the site exists at all shows at least passive acceptance of its ability to empower and incite white nationalists.

I shouldn’t have to note how scary it is to think we have to rely on white nationalists’ family members to out them before they commit violence— given that from the personal to the political level, white people have a terrifying predilection for protecting their own, even in the face of undeniable and indefensible acts of savagery. We know that many white people’s sense of protecting their own is protecting their power with irrational and extreme acts of violence. And we know there are people with a vested interest in turning a blind eye to these things, including police officers who have racist ties to a self-identified nationalist-who-happens-to-be-white Donald Trump.




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