The Big First is one of the most deeply red Congressional districts in the nation, having been in Republican hands since 1955.
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As an emboldened President Trump continues to speak the language and project the image of a tinhorn dictator, Americans keep waiting for signs that Congressional Republicans have reached a point where they’re ready to put country over party, or refuse to sacrifice our democracy for fear of a presidential tweet.
A normal president of either political party would have read by now the dark milestone that the country passed this week, when American deaths from coronavirus passed 105,000 in a space of three months. A normal president would have acknowledged when jobless claims passed 40 million.
Imagine for a moment this was your town.
On April 4, 1968, just hours after Martin Luther King was assassinated, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy broke the news at a large gathering in a predominantly black neighborhood in Indianapolis, Ind.