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2020 in Politics (So Far)

JRCF29

Inspired by @Kimmos thread, here’s a list of some key political developments so far this year: 

January 15: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) names the following congresspeople as Impeachment Managers: Reps. Schiff (D-CA), Demings (D-Fla), Nadler (D-NY), Garcia (D-TX), Jeffries (D-NY), Lofgren (D-CA), and Crow (D-CO)

January 16: Chief Justice John Roberts and 99 Senators are sworn in at the beginning of the impeachment trial; Senate votes 89-10 to approve the USMCA trade deal, with increased protections for workers and stricter environmental standards. 
 

Jan 22: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) files a defamation lawsuit against Hillary Clinton after the former Secretary of State claimed that Gabbard- then a presidential candidate- was a Russian operative.

Jan 28: The first stage of the impeachment trial wraps up

Jan 31: The Senate blocks witnesses and advances the impeachment trial

 

Feb 3: Iowa Caucuses take place, plagued by app malfunction, delayed results, and allegations of DNC corruption. 

Feb 4: President Trump delivers his fourth address and third SOTU to a joint session of Congress.

Feb 5: The Senate votes to acquit President Trump on impeachment Article I on a 52-48 vote; The Senate votes to acquit President Trump on impeachment Article II on a 53-47 vote.

Feb 10: A full week after the event, South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg officially upsets Sen. Bernie Sanders to win, and former Vice President Joe Biden places fourth.

Feb 11: Senator Bernie Sanders wins the New Hampshire Primary with 26% of the vote, and Pete Buttigieg finishes second with 24%. Former Vice President Joe Biden receives no delegates. 
 

Feb 29: The U.S and the Taliban reach an agreement that lays the groundwork for American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan over time; Biden wins the South Carolina Primary in a landslide, reviving his campaign.

 

Mar 1: Pete Buttigieg drops out of the presidential race 

Mar 2: Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar drops out of the presidential race, and endorses Joe Biden

Mar 3: Joe Biden coasts to victory on Super Tuesday with wins including Maine, North Carolina, and Texas (453 delegates in all). Bernie Sanders wins four states and roughly 400 delegates. Senator Elizabeth Warren wins 50 delegates. Mike Bloomberg wins 44 delegates. Tulsi Gabbard wins her first two delegates.

Mar 4: Mile Bloomberg drops out of the presidential race and says he will support Joe Biden.

Mar 5: Elizabeth Warren drops out of the presidential race.

Mar 13: President Trump declares a National Emergency related to the Coronavirus.

Mar 17: Marie Newman defeats conservative Rep. Dan Lipinski in House primary, boosting progressive movement.

Mar 18: Tulsi Gabbard drops out of the presidential race and supports Joe Biden.

Mar 20: Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), Inhofe (R-OK) and Feinstein (D-CA) are accused of insider trading related to stock market trades in the early days of the Coronavirus

Mar 27: Congress sends the CARES Act to President Trump’s desk, adding $2T to the deficit.


April 8: Bernie Sanders drops out of the presidential race, making Joe Biden the presumptive nominee.

April 13: President Trump is criticized by both parties for exaggerated claims about his executive powers; Bernie Sanders endorses Joe Biden.

April 14. Former President Barack Obama endorses Joe Biden.

April 20: President Trump plans a temporary immigration halt (i.e until employment reaches or approaches pre-pandemic levels)


May 1: The White House denies a request from the U.S House for Dr. Anthony Fauci to testify before committee, but approves his appearance in the Senate.


May 12: Republican Mike Garcia wins a special election in California to replace disgraced ex-Rep. Katie Hill.

May 19: Jo Rae Perkins becomes the first Q-Anon-supporting U.S Senate candidate to win a primary when she clinched the GOP nomination in Oregon. The seat is not considered competitive.

May 20: President Trump warns Michigan and Nevada not to proceed with mail-in ballot plans or they will lose federal funding. Legal experts, pundits, and legislators doubt his ability to do so.

May 25: George Floyd dies in police custody, after officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for close to 8 minutes. Video of the event begins to circulate on social media and some call for legislation to address police brutality.


May 29: President Trump announces his intent to withdraw the U.S from the World Health Organization over the body’s “China-centric” handling of the Coronavirus outbreak.


June 2: Rep. Steve King (R-IA) loses his primary to state legislator Randy Feenstra. The national GOP turned on King after a particularly objectionable interview questioning what was wrong with “white supremacy”, and his conference stripped him of committee positions; 

June 12: Minneapolis City Council votes to abolish the police force. 

June 13: Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA) loses a convention vote to ultra-conservative Bob Good. Riggleman, who was criticized by local party chairs for supporting same-sex marriage, disputes the integrity of the results. 
 

June 23: Moderate Amy McGrath defeats progressive challenger Charles Booker and advances to the general election against Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY); 16-term Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel is denied renomination in New York’s 16th District, losing you progressive Jamaal Bowman; Madison Cawthorn wins the GOP primary for NC-11, and at 24 could be the youngest person ever elected to Congress.

June 24: Senate Democrats block debate on a GOP police reform bill, refusing to even discuss it in favor of passing their own, more sweeping version. 

June 26: The White House disputes New York Times reporting that intelligence officials briefed the President on reports of Russian bounties places on U.S troops in the Middle East.

 

July 5: Musician Kanye West announces a third-party candidacy for President via Twitter.

July 6: SCOTUS unanimously affirms the right of states to remove presidential electors who vote for a candidate other than the one who won their state.

July 7: The Trump Administration releases a new rule requiring Student Visa holders to leave the country if their college doesn’t offer in-person instruction for the 20-21 school year.

July 8: SCOTUS votes 7-2 to let employers cite religious or conscientious objections to providing birth control coverage under Obamacare.

July 9: SCOTUS votes 7-2 to forbid Congress from obtaining President Trump’s tax record, but allows the Manhattan DA to access them; in a 5-4 decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch joins his more liberal colleagues in defining a wide swath of Oklahoma land as under tribal jurisdiction. 

 

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Maleficent

I just realized: since 1956, no veep has run and not won their parties primary, but only ONE veep has actually gone on to win the presidency (HW)

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Maleficent

Wait holy frick I didn’t realize how many similarities there were between Walter Mondale and Joe Biden 

Hart won the New Hampshire primary in March, but Mondale had much of the party leadership behind him

Bernie won the NH primary, but Biden had party leadership behind him

Mondale was determined to make a historic choice with his vice presidential candidate, having considered San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein (female and Jewish); Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, an African American; and San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros, a Mexican American, as finalists

Biden is determined to make a historic choice for VP, considering a female, and probably a POC. 

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Kapi09

Jul 12 - In Poland we chose once again anti-LGBT president :poot:

My name isn't Alice

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