In 1973, Representative Karen Bass traveled to Cuba with the Venceremos Brigade. “I didn’t have any illusions that the people in Cuba had the same freedoms I did,” she said.
Edward-Isaac DovereNEW - @KarenBassTweets spent significant time in Cuba, beginning in the 1970s with a group called the Venceremos Brigade. Here’s the story of what happened, why she says she flew to Havana at 19, and what she makes of her activism and Fidel Castro now.
Of the $38 million raised by the host committee for Charlotte, North Carolina, most has been spent, according to Republicans familiar with the finances.
Edward-Isaac Dovere“This is the cancel culture run wild,” said one top Republican donor
who was referring to Trump’s cancelation of the Republican convention, and apparently doesn’t understand what “cancel culture” means
Everyone knows I’m a Sen. Elizabeth Warren partisan. I thought she was the best option during the Democratic presidential primary, and I thought she was among the best VP options. I still think she’s more prepared to govern than any Democrat,...
Edward-Isaac Dovere.@markos, with some notable movement on the left:
"Everyone knows I’m a Sen. Elizabeth Warren partisan. ... Yet now, as painful as it is to admit it, I no longer think she is the best choice for VP. ... My choice is California Rep. Karen Bass."
Thursday's White House event featured a crane suspending three large 'weights' meant to show the burden of regulations are now revealed to have been fakes.
Edward-Isaac Dovere.@GeoffEarle: "But the three cartoonishly-large weights sitting in the bed of a blue Chevy pickup – meant to show '40 Years of Regulatory burden' – in fact weighed next to nothing."
The nation’s top public-health expert tells The Atlantic that he isn’t going anywhere, despite the Trump administration’s newest attempts to undercut him.
Edward-Isaac DovereFauci to @PeterAtlantic on the White House attack on him: “bizarre.”
“When the staff lets out something like that and the entire scientific and press community push back on it, it ultimately hurts the president.”
The California representative’s low-key manner and progressive credentials could strengthen Biden’s campaign when he needs it most.
Edward-Isaac DovereNEW from me: how and why @KarenBassTweets has snuck up as a veepstakes contender—in part it’s a reflection of Biden wondering if he should anoint the next nominee, or let the party fight it out w/o him
...b/c Bass told me she wouldn’t run for president
Show The Ticket: Politics from The Atlantic, Ep Senator Doug Jones - Jul 10, 2020
Edward-Isaac DovereNEW @DougJones on the latest episode of The Ticket talking the coronavirus spike in the South and the legacy of the Civil War.
“If you love freedom and you are a patriot, then you can't honor the Confederacy."
Listen and subscribe
“I’m always happy to talk to anyone about the importance of knowing when your time is up.”
Edward-Isaac DovereThis article says the photo @FlavorFlav tweeted of him with @stevenmnuchin1 "is several years old, taken before Mnuchin joined the government."
That's not true. It was taken in LA in late summer 2017, when Mnuchin was already Treasury secretary.
Larry Hogan, the Republican governor of a solidly Democratic state, who has drawn attention for his criticism of President Trump’s coronavirus response, writes at length about the experience.
Edward-Isaac Dovereit's not yet mid-July and the next GOP presidential primary race is underway, between Tom Cotton's op-ed media tour, Mike Pompeo's skipping the Kansas Senate race and now Larry Hogan's book
The effort to craft a clearer response comes after months of Trump downplaying the health crisis and mixed signals from the administration.
Edward-Isaac DovereFebruary: “by April... when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.”
March: “it’s something that we have tremendous control over.”
Late March: “WE WILL WIN THIS WAR”
Next: “The virus is with us, but we need to live with it.”
The Illinois senator and Purple Heart recipient is looking to leverage her military experience into a big promotion.
Edward-Isaac DovereNEW from me - @SenDuckworth putting a hold on hundreds of military promotions until she gets guarantee Trump won’t mess w/Vindman’s promotion in more revenge for impeachment
It comes as she’s blasting Trump more as commander in chief amid Biden VP angling
Amid a mountain of bad polling and stark warnings from allies, the president has acknowledged his reelection woes to allies.
Edward-Isaac Doverethe shadow corona czar is taking a break:
“Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, who effectively oversees the campaign from the White House, is expected to play an even more active role.”
The former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina tells The Ticket that she plans to vote for Joe Biden.
Edward-Isaac DovereNEW on the latest episode of The Ticket, former GOP presidential candidate @CarlyFiorina explains why she's voting for Biden.
“I’ve been very clear that I can’t support Donald Trump,” she told me. “And elections are binary choices.”
The Tulsa rally will be a safe space for the president—physically, psychologically, and politically.
Edward-Isaac Dovere.@PeterAtlantic: “Anyone who catches the disease will have sacrificed their health for the televised illusion that Trump is in control, the virus is in retreat, and the country is back to normal, when in fact cases are hitting record highs in OK&elsewhere“
With his poll numbers slumping, the president warns Republicans in a POLITICO interview not to abandon him.
Edward-Isaac DovereLikely for Nov:
-in some districts&maybe some states,Trump will be ahead on election night then fall behind b/c of mail in ballots/late reporting
-He will claim fraud
It’s what happened in 2018 AZ Sen race & some CA districts&he’s laying groundwork here
Jumaane Williams, New York City’s second-highest elected official, shares advice for protesters and his hope for change.
Edward-Isaac Dovere"Police union heads, at least in New York City, would make great police chiefs in the Jim Crow South. They have been terrible in trying to have discussions for better policing and safety. Just horrific." - @JumaaneWilliams