Tag Archives: Democrats

Pelosi Blasts Trump For “Disgraceful And Incendiary” Lies Unmasked Today By FBI Director James Comey

The Hill reports: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Monday that President Trump must apologize for “disgraceful and incendiary” claims former President Barack Obama wiretapped him last year. Pelosi said in a statement that FBI Director James Comey’s testimony earlier in the day “put the last nail into President Trump’s mendacious wiretapping claims.” “President Trump owes President Obama and ...

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WASHINGTON: Man Rips Down And Stomps Pride Flag Outside Capitol Hill Office Of Rep. Alan Lowenthal

Via press release: Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today called the attack on the Pride flag outside his Capitol Hill office “a shocking demonstration of hate” and yet another example of a wave of intolerance that has spiked across the nation over the past several months. Yesterday, a visitor to the Cannon House Office Building entered the Congressman’s office and angrily ...

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Former Dem Mayor Pleads Guilty In Meth/Sex Sting

The Washington Post reports: After three decades of public life, Richard “Scott” Silverthorne was known simply as the mayor around Fairfax City. But online, a prosecutor said Monday, he used a sexually suggestive screen name that would lead to his stunning downfall. Using the online moniker, Silverthorne, 50, arranged an orgy with an undercover police officer in exchange for methamphetamine ...

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Democrats Savage GOP’s Obamacare Replacement

From Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer: Trumpcare doesn’t replace the Affordable Care Act, it forces millions of Americans to pay more for less care. This plan would cut and cap Medicaid, defund Planned Parenthood, and force Americans, particularly older Americans, to pay more out of pocket for their medical care all so insurance companies can pad their bottom line. It ...

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Eric Holder: Obama Is “Ready To Roll” Back Into Politics With Dem Fundraising And Redistricting Efforts

Politico reports: Barack Obama is getting closer to making his public reappearance in politics, his friend and former Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday. Holder said he’s been talking to the former president about ways — including fundraising and interacting with state legislators — that could help the new National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which Obama asked Holder to chair ...

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Senior House Dem Won’t Shake Trump’s Hand Tonight

The Hill reports: A senior House Democrat well known for securing a prime center aisle seat to shake the president’s hand at joint sessions of Congress announced Tuesday he won’t follow the tradition for President Trump. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said in a House floor speech early Tuesday afternoon that he won’t be making the bipartisan gesture when Trump walks ...

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Obama Congratulates New DNC Chairman Tom Perez: He’ll Unite Democrats Under The Banner Of Opportunity

The Associated Press reports: Former President Barack Obama has congratulated Tom Perez on his election to lead the Democratic Party and commended his decision to ask runner-up Keith Ellison to be his deputy. Obama said in a statement that he knows “Perez will unite us under that banner of opportunity, and lay the groundwork for a new generation of Democratic ...

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Bernie Sanders Warns New DNC Chairman Tom Perez: The Same Old Democratic Party No Longer Works

Politico reports: Seeking to move the party ahead, Sanders issued a statement congratulating Perez shortly after the results were announced. “I congratulate Tom Perez on his election as chairman of the Democratic National Committee and look forward to working with him,” he said, a break from his earlier warnings that a vote for Perez would be a vote for the ...

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Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez Narrowly Elected DNC Chairman After Controversial Voting [VIDEO]

Former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee this afternoon in Atlanta on the second ballot after coming within a half-vote of winning during the first round. (Democrats Abroad get a half-vote each.) Perez narrowly beat Rep. Keith Ellison with a final second round tally of 235-200. Considerable controversy erupted during the first round ...

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Democrats Question Trump’s Mental Health

The Hill reports: A growing number of Democrats are openly questioning President Trump’s mental health. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) in a floor speech this week called for a review of the Constitution’s procedures for removing a president. He warned the 25th Amendment of the Constitution falls short when it comes to mental or emotional fitness for office. Sen. Al Franken ...

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RFK’s Son Unveils Bid For Illinois Governor [VIDEO]

The Chicago Tribune reports: Chicago businessman Chris Kennedy will join the Democratic race for Illinois governor, officially filing paperwork with the state later Wednesday, said campaign aides to the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy. “Today I am announcing my run for governor because I love Illinois,” Kennedy said in a statement. “But we have never been in worse ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Democrats Continue Speeches Against Betsy DeVos As Noon Vote Approaches

Mic.com reports: Democrats pulled an all-nighter on the Senate floor Monday to try and block Betsy DeVos from becoming secretary of the Department of Education, assailing her credentials — or lack thereof — in an effort to convince their GOP colleagues to vote against her nomination. One by one, Senate Democrats took to the floor throughout the night to make ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Democrats Filibuster Against Betsy DeVos

Mother Jones reports: Senate Democrats have announced a plan to hold the Senate floor for the next 24 hours to speak against President Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos. “In my mind, she is the least qualified nominee in a historically unqualified cabinet,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said from the floor on Monday. “On conflicts of interest, she ranks ...

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McConnell: Use Of Nuclear Option To Confirm SCOTUS Neil Nominee Gorsuch Is “Up To Democrats” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell left the door open to using the “nuclear option” and eliminate the Senate’s rule requiring 60 votes to confirm Supreme Court justices if Democrats attempt a filibuster. “I haven’t said what will happen at that point. I’m confident we will get 60 votes,” the Kentucky Republican told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Anthony Weiner May Face 15 Years In Prison Over Sexting With Teenage Girl [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: He’s keeping his mouth zipped. A silent Anthony Weiner fled from reporters Wednesday outside his East Side apartment building amid reports that his online wooing of a 15-year-old girl could land him behind bars. The media chased the disgraced ex-congressman down the block outside the Zeckendorf Towers, with the 52-year estranged husband of Huma ...

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Chuck Schumer Vows That Senate Dems Will Overturn Trump’s “Mean-Spirited” Executive Order [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York called on President Donald Trump to reverse his executive order on immigration, calling it “mean-spirited and un-American.” Schumer said Senate Democrats will soon introduce legislation attempting to overturn Trump’s travel ban executive order. An aide to Schumer says the legislation could come as soon as Monday. At a press ...

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MINNESOTA: Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton Collapses During Address, Strikes Head On Lectern [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed while delivering the State of the State address on Monday, striking his head on a lectern. The 69-year-old Democrat appeared to be conscious as he was helped into a back room several minutes later, and a top staffer said he walked out of the Capitol on his own and was spending time ...

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Hillary Clinton Tweets From The Inauguration

As she arrived at the Capitol Building with former President Bill Clinton, Hillary’s official Twitter account issued the above message. Nearly one-third of House Democrats, more than 60 at last count, have elected not to attend the inauguration, but all Senate Democrats are there today.

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Growing List Of Democrats To Boycott Inauguration

The Washington Post reports: A growing group of Democratic lawmakers will boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday as a protest of Trump’s worldview and his criticism of civil rights icon John Lewis, congressman of Georgia There are now more than 40 House Democrats — 42, at last count — who have declared that they will not attend the inauguration on ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Democrats Begin (Maybe) All Night Shame-A-Thon On GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Campaign

The Washington Post reports: House Democrats hit public relations gold last year when they staged a 25-hour sit-in on the House floor to demand votes on gun control. Now Senate Democrats hope they can re-create the glow for Obamacare. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced Monday that Democrats will “hold the floor late into the night” to protest GOP ...

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