Rural Democrats: Party Ignored Us, Suffered the Consequences

Democrats in rural America have a blunt message for the rest of their party: We saw the electoral disaster coming — and it’s your fault.Strategists and party officials say their warnings about the party’s lackluster outreach to rural voters went unheeded by Democratic leaders for years, culminating in this month’s shock defeat to Donald Trump. A presidential candidate who actually performed poorly in many cities and suburbs nonetheless scored an upset victory because of a surge in support from small towns and rural areas.

Top Senate Democrats List Requirements for Trump Nominees

The United States Senate has a rich, bipartisan tradition of vetting nominees to the President’s Cabinet. The Democrats are worried that many of the Trump's nominees are not being properly vetted. This is due to a report by NYTimes that says thate the vetting has been unusually slow and that the chamber could allow confirmations to move forward without vetting.