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The Roseanne Test

In February, Chuck Schumer delivered a lecture at the McConnell Center of the University of Louisville. The center’s namesake, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, listened as Schumer described the Democratic strategy for the midterm elections. “You cannot just run against Donald Trump,” Schumer said. “It is the job of we Democrats to put together a strong cohesive economic group of proposals aimed at the middle class.”

San Diego County to Consider Joining Federal ‘Sanctuary State’ Lawsuit

San Diego County officials are weighing whether to join forces with Orange County in a revolt against the state’s so-called sanctuary law.

The County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday announced it would consider proposals to join two lawsuits involving federal government policies at its next closed-door session April 17.

‘Ready Player One’ Review

Ready Player One is pure Spielberg: fun and slick and perfectly constructed, filled with melodrama, spiced with a bit of self-aware hokeyness, and striving for relevance beyond mere entertainment. Not quite as mired in nostalgia as its source material—or, at least, more expansive in the references in which it is mired—Spielberg’s film is probably a more appropriate setting for the subject matter than Ernest Cline’s novel.

McCaskill: ‘It Would Be Terrific’ if Obama Campaigned Across the U.S.

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is up for reelection in Missouri in November, said Wednesday that it would be “terrific” if former President Barack Obama campaigned across the country this year.

McCaskill told reporters in Kansas City that she does not know whether Obama will agree to campaign for anyone, but then encouraged him to do so.

State Dept. Blasts Russia for Expelling U.S. Diplomats: ‘There Is No Justification for the Russian Response’

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Thursday castigated Russia for expelling 60 U.S. diplomats from the country and closing the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg, saying that Moscow has “no justification” for doing so.

Louisiana Democratic Party Chair Suggests Repealing the Second Amendment

The chairwoman of the Louisiana Democratic Party is the most high-profile Democratic official in the country to date to call for a repeal of the Second Amendment.

Karen Carter Peterson on Tuesday shared a New York Times op-ed by former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who argued that the Second Amendment should be repealed because the initial reasons for its creation are “now a relic of the 18th century.”

Democrat: Voters Are Too Stupid to Fill Out Ballots

The Democratic secretary of state in New Mexico thinks voters are incapable of filling out their ballot without help.

Maggie Toulouse Oliver penned an editorial in the Albuquerque Journal advocating for the return of straight-ticket voting, which would allow voters to check one box, such as Democrat, and vote for every Democrat on the ballot.

Kathy Griffin to Play Kellyanne Conway in Comedy Central Special

Comedian Kathy Griffin will play White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Comedy Central’s “Make America Great-A-Thon: A President Show Special,” which airs next Tuesday at 11 p.m.

The special will be Griffin’s first television role since she sparked controversy by posing in a photo shoot holding a fake severed head of President Donald Trump, the Daily Beast reported.

Trump on North Korea: ‘The Rhetoric Has Calmed Down’

President Donald Trump said Thursday that the rhetoric between the United States and North Korea has “calmed down” recently.

Trump was speaking in Richfield, Ohio to tout his infrastructure plan, but he also discussed other issues including tensions on the Korean peninsula. He first told the audience about a recent trade deal that the United States reached with South Korea.

Trump Agrees With Audience Member Calling Second Amendment Repeal ‘Tyranny’

President Donald Trump agreed with an audience member at his speech in Ohio on Thursday calling repealing the Second Amendment “tyranny.”

“We want to protect our Second Amendment,” Trump said during his remarks. “You saw the other day where a very important and respected—in some circles—Democrat said we should get rid of our Second Amendment … That’s really–”

“Tyranny!” an audience member shouted.

Trump chuckled and pointed at him, saying, “Could be right about that.”