Democrats officially have a retirement problem



“This was a tough decision at a challenging time for our republic with the very pillars of our democracy under threat, but I am bolstered by the passion and principles of my colleagues in Congress and the ingenuity and determination of young Americans who are civically engaged and working for change,” DeFazio said, announcing his decision.

Here’s the thing: DeFazio is the sitting chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee — one of the most powerful perches in the House.

Democrats don’t have term limits on their committee chairs (Republicans do) which means that DeFazio could have easily served as chairman for as long as he wanted — assuming that Democrats stayed in the majority.

It’s that last part that’s the rub. Someone like DeFazio only walks away now — barring any unannounced health issues — if he think that there is a high likelihood that he will find himself in the minority come 2023.

And, by the way, he’s not the only committee chair heading for the exits. Late last month Texas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, the chair of the House Science Committee, announced she would retire at the end of this Congress. And earlier this year, Kentucky Rep. John Yarmuth, chair of the Budget Committee, also said he would step aside at the end of 2022.

DeFazio is the 19th Democrat to announce plans to leave the House. Just 11 Republicans have done the same. That pace of Democratic retirements is more than double what it was two years ago when just eight Democrats had announced they would leave the chamber by early December.

The whispers about the long-shot chances Democrats have to keep their ultra-slim House majority next fall have grown into shouts.

And unfortunately for the party, they are now caught in a vicious cycle. Wavering members look at a decidedly dark national political environment and decide to retire on their own terms. Those retirements, in turn, trigger an even more brutal political environment. Which leads other skittish members to pass … and, well, on and on it goes.

The Point: Democrats are now exactly where they don’t want to be — clinging to a narrow majority with members jumping ship all around them.



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January 6 committee moves to hold former DOJ official in contempt but gives him last chance to cooperate


Passing the criminal contempt report on Clark out of committee will set up a key floor vote in the House, though it’s unclear when that would happen following Clark’s agreement to appear before a Saturday deposition.

Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, said in his opening remarks on Wednesday that Clark will be given the opportunity to appear in front of the panel on Saturday for a new deposition in light of Clark sending a new letter to the committee stating that he intends to claim Fifth Amendment protection.

“Even though Mr. Clark previously had the opportunity to make these claims on the record, the Select Committee will provide him another chance to do so. I have informed Mr. Clark’s attorney that I am willing to convene another deposition at which Mr. Clark can assert that privilege on a question-by-question basis, which is what the law requires of someone who asserts the privilege against self-incrimination,” Thompson said. “We have just learned that Mr. Clark has agreed to appear again to continue his deposition.”

But, Thompson said the committee would continue to proceed with considering the contempt request, and all nine members voted to pass the report out of committee Wednesday night.

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the vice chair of the committee, said Wednesday, the committee “will not finalize his contempt process if Mr. Clark genuinely cures his failure to comply with the subpoena this Saturday.”

Following passage in the chamber, it would get referred to the Justice Department, which would then have to decide whether to prosecute.

The criminal contempt report marks another critical milestone in the investigation as the panel hopes that even the remote threat of jail time inspires more Trump-aligned witnesses to cooperate. A decision by Clark’s former department to prosecute him on criminal contempt charges would make him the second person to face a serious legal penalty for blowing off the select committee’s requests.
Former President Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon is awaiting trial for a misdemeanor criminal contempt charge after he refused to show up for a deposition or provide documents to the committee, citing executive privilege claims made by Trump.

The contempt report on Clark, which was released Tuesday night, outlines the efforts the committee made to get him to comply with the subpoena, and Clark’s failure to do so.

Hours before the meeting was scheduled to take place, Thompson told CNN the new letter to the committee that suggested Clark may invoke his Fifth Amendment right to not answer the committee’s questions.

DOJ moves to limit Bannon media circus over January 6 investigation

The letter indicates a new strategy by Clark, who has gone to great lengths to avoid cooperating with the committee, including claiming that any information he’d be able to provide is protecting by either executive or attorney-client privilege.

Clark has not formally invoked the Fifth Amendment with his dealings with the committee, but Thompson said his actions indicate that is the direction he is headed. The chairman made it clear, however, it is not something that will prevent the committee from moving ahead with its plans to refer him for criminal contempt.

“He walked out on a deposition,” Thompson said. “That kind of puts you in a weak position to make any type of assertion.”

Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California, one of the members on the panel described the new letter from Clark’s legal team as “frivolous” earlier in the day.

“They’ve just sent a very long letter that I’ve read through that just seems like frivolous honestly, but I want the lawyers on the committee staff to give us their advice,” Lofgren said.

The latest in the January 6 investigation

In its 22-page report, the committee said Clark had violated Justice Department policy when he met with Trump to discuss efforts to overturn the 2020 election and, further, held conversations with members of Congress about delegitimizing the election.

The report states that the committee communicated with Clark’s attorneys multiple times, even allowing an extension for them to produce records and appear for a deposition. But when Clark did finally appear, the committee said, his attorney handed the panel’s staff a 12-page letter objecting to almost every question on the grounds that Trump was entitled to confidential legal advice — what Clark’s attorney called a “sacred trust.”

The letter further argued that “the general category of executive privilege, the specific categories of the presidential communications, law enforcement, and deliberative process privileges, as well as attorney-client privilege and the work product doctrine, all harmonize on this point,” according to the report.

After being pressed to answer questions that the committee believed wouldn’t justify executive privilege claims, Clark “abruptly left” the deposition.

The documents Clark was asked to hand over included communications with Trump, senior members of the White House, Trump’s reelection campaign, John Eastman — a conservative lawyer working with the then-President’s legal team — and state officials.

Ahead of the vote, Thompson said he felt confident the measure will pass the committee with ease, but did not guarantee a unanimous vote.

“I think we’ve made the effort to be as agreeable as we can, and now it’s time for us as a committee to make a decision and move on,” Thompson said. “We can’t continue to waste time on a person who was subpoenaed who doesn’t follow through on what’s required.”

This story and headline have been updated to reflect additional developments Wednesday.



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Brett Kavanaugh, who touted importance of precedent during confirmation fight, downplays it as he considers reversing Roe



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23-year-old sentenced to 37 years for 2016 crime


23-year-old sentenced to 37 years for 2016 crime

A 23-year-old man has pled guilty to a crime he committed back in 2016.Martavious Powell was charged with armed carjacking and aggravated assault from Jan. 23, 2016.The Hinds County Circuit Court Judge sentenced Powell to serve 37 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, 22 of those years for armed carjacking, the other 15 for aggravated assault.Following his time served, Powell will be required to hold five years of probation.

A 23-year-old man has pled guilty to a crime he committed back in 2016.

Martavious Powell was charged with armed carjacking and aggravated assault from Jan. 23, 2016.

The Hinds County Circuit Court Judge sentenced Powell to serve 37 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, 22 of those years for armed carjacking, the other 15 for aggravated assault.

Following his time served, Powell will be required to hold five years of probation.



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A brand-new holiday experience opens this week in Baltimore County offering outdoor and indoor activities for the whole family. “We’re just so excited to get everyone out here,” said Matt Musgrove, president and CEO of Padonia Park Club and the Padonia Park Child Centers.The Padonia Park Club on Jenifer Road has been transformed for the first time into an immersive holiday experience.”We have fake snow, too. So, it snows every night out here in a magical way,” Musgrove said.The Padonia Winter Wonderland opens Thursday and offers a drive-thru light display and snow tubing with unlimited trips down a 120-foot hill.”Just hop in line and we’ll get you through as quickly as possible,” Musgrove said.You can also tube down a 30-foot slide as many times as you want. When you get cold, you can head inside a real gingerbread house. The 15-foot-tall Santa’s Castle took the chefs at Padonia a month to make.”Hundreds of pounds of flour and eggs and sugar and all that fun stuff,” Musgrove said.And you can eat the fun stuff with treats available at the store around back.The event is named after Beau and Tinsel — the talking reindeer made popular at the old Hutzler’s department store. Visitors can do meet-and-greets with the reindeer and Santa.The folks at Padonia hope this will become a part of every family’s holiday tradition.”We would love for this to be Baltimore County and Maryland’s place to be every December,” Musgrove said.Tickets are $28 per person and you can buy them online.​

A brand-new holiday experience opens this week in Baltimore County offering outdoor and indoor activities for the whole family.

“We’re just so excited to get everyone out here,” said Matt Musgrove, president and CEO of Padonia Park Club and the Padonia Park Child Centers.

The Padonia Park Club on Jenifer Road has been transformed for the first time into an immersive holiday experience.

“We have fake snow, too. So, it snows every night out here in a magical way,” Musgrove said.

The Padonia Winter Wonderland opens Thursday and offers a drive-thru light display and snow tubing with unlimited trips down a 120-foot hill.

“Just hop in line and we’ll get you through as quickly as possible,” Musgrove said.

You can also tube down a 30-foot slide as many times as you want. When you get cold, you can head inside a real gingerbread house. The 15-foot-tall Santa’s Castle took the chefs at Padonia a month to make.

“Hundreds of pounds of flour and eggs and sugar and all that fun stuff,” Musgrove said.

And you can eat the fun stuff with treats available at the store around back.

The event is named after Beau and Tinsel — the talking reindeer made popular at the old Hutzler’s department store. Visitors can do meet-and-greets with the reindeer and Santa.

The folks at Padonia hope this will become a part of every family’s holiday tradition.

“We would love for this to be Baltimore County and Maryland’s place to be every December,” Musgrove said.

Tickets are $28 per person and you can buy them online.



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