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  • Playing Defense: How Progressives Could Push Democrats to Block the Trump Agenda

    By Michael Corcoran, Truthout | Report

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren listens to John Stumpf, the chief executive of Wells Fargo, testify before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee in Washington, DC, on September 20, 2016. (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times) Sen. Elizabeth Warren listens to John Stumpf, the chief executive of Wells Fargo, testify before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in Washington, DC, on September 20, 2016. (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times)

    Having lost control of every branch of government, the short-term objective for Democrats must be to minimize the worst elements of the Trump agenda. But Democrats have used a perceived absence of power to water down their own legislative agenda to placate corporate donors in the past.

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