Tag Archives: Democrats

US House Republicans Block Democratic Resolution Demanding Trump’s Tax Returns For The Tenth Time

The Hill reports: For the tenth time in the last several months, Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic resolution offered on the House floor to request President Trump’s tax returns. The measure was defeated on a procedural vote of 227-188 that fell largely along party lines. The resolution considered Wednesday was offered by Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), the top Democrat ...

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REPORT: Former AG Eric Holder Mulls Presidential Bid

Yahoo News reports: More than two years after leaving the Obama administration, former Attorney General Eric Holder is reentering the political fray. His goal: to lead the legal resistance to Donald Trump’s agenda — and perhaps even run against the president in 2020. Seized by a sense of urgency to oppose Trump and restore what he regards as America’s best ...

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Nearly 200 House And Senate Democrats Sue Trump Over Profiting From Deals With Foreign Governments

The New York Times reports: Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress are expected to file a federal lawsuit on Wednesday accusing President Trump of violating the Constitution by profiting from business dealings with foreign governments. The plaintiffs — believed to be the most members of Congress to ever sue a sitting president — contend that Mr. Trump has ignored a ...

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SERIOUSLY: House Dem Intros “The COVFEFE Act”

Via press release: Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Transparency Caucus, introduced the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement or “COVFEFE” Act. This bill codifies vital guidance from the National Archives by amending the Presidential Records Act to include the term “social media” as a documentary material, ensuring additional preservation of presidential communication ...

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House Democrat Intros Article Of Impeachment: Trump Has Caused Manifest Injury To The American People

The Hill reports: Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) unveiled a proposed article of impeachment Monday against President Trump for allegedly obstructing justice in a federal investigation. The legislative text argues that Trump’s alleged attempts to pressure since-fired FBI Director James Comey to drop the agency’s investigation into former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn amounts to obstruction of justice. “In ...

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Drops Multiple F-Bombs At NYU Forum: Has Trump Kept His Promises? Fuck No!

The Daily Dot reports: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) drew the love of Twitter after she dropped multiple F-bombs during a speech at New York University’s Personal Democracy Forum on Friday morning. The senator—whom some believe may be laying the ground work for a run at the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020—made several loaded comments during the forum, an annual conference ...

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Democrats To Sue Trump Over Conflicts Of Interest

Politico reports: Dozens of House and Senate Democrats plan to sue President Donald Trump in the coming weeks, claiming he is breaking the law by refusing to relinquish ownership of his sprawling real-estate empire while it continues to profit from business with foreign governments. The lawsuit follows months of threats from Democratic lawmakers that Trump, by refusing to sell off ...

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Democrats Issue Pride Month Proclamation And Call On Trump To Pressure Other Nations To Protect LGBTs

One year ago today President Obama issued his final LGBT Pride Month proclamation. We’re not holding our breath for any recognition from the current White House, but the Democrats have come through. From DNC chairman Tom Perez:   “From Stonewall to the Supreme Court, our nation has made great strides in LGBTQ rights. LGBTQ Pride Month is an opportunity to ...

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Joe Biden Officiates Wedding For Gay DNC Staffer

The New York Daily News reports: Joe Biden’s officiating duties have no limits. The former Vice President presided over the wedding of Henry Munoz, the Democratic National Committee Finance Chair, and husband Kyle Ferrari over the weekend. This marks at least the second gay wedding Biden has officiated: he also married Brian Mosteller, the Oval Office operations director for former ...

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Former Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Files For Divorce After Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty In Sexting Case

The New York Daily News reports: Anthony Weiner’s bad day keeps getting worse. Hours after the pervy pol pleaded guilty on a federal sex charge, estranged wife Huma Abedin filed Friday for divorce from her disgraced husband, sources told the Daily News. Abedin announced her plans to end their marriage last August after another cyber-scandal — a creepy Twitter pic ...

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ALABAMA: Gay Environmentalist Dem Launches Long Shot Bid For US Senate Seat Vacated By Jeff Sessions

AL.com reports: Alabama’s special election to fill a U.S. Senate seat has a new and unexpected candidate. Michael Hansen, the openly gay executive director of Alabama environmental advocacy group Gasp, announced on social media that he is seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Luther Strange and vacated in January by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “Let’s not kid ourselves, ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Roy Cooper Promises Executive Order On LGBT Rights, Local Hate Group Screams

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday morning he will soon announce an executive order addressing protections for the LGBT community. The Democratic governor made the remark to a sympathetic audience in Washington, D.C., where he said he would also continue to fight against discrimination and push for voting rights and education funding. “My goal is ...

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Hillary Clinton Launches New Political Organization

The Associated Press reports: Hillary Clinton is launching a new political organization. The former Democratic presidential nominee unveiled “Onward Together” on Monday afternoon. The organization, whose name is a riff on her campaign theme, “Stronger Together,” aims to empower Democrats and liberal groups that are building a network of candidates in the 2018 mid-terms to oppose President Donald Trump. Clinton ...

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VIRGINIA: Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Crushes Ambulance In Ad Posted Minutes After Trumpcare Vote

Blue Virginia reports: Minutes after congressional Republicans voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a law that could lead to millions of Americans losing insurance coverage, Tom Perriello, Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia, is releasing a powerful new TV ad vowing to protect Virginians from the crushing agenda of President Trump and Republicans in Washington ...

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Democrats Reintroduce LGBT Equality Act [VIDEO]

Via press release: Today, HRC joined with bipartisan lawmakers and an unprecedented number of businesses to announce the re-introduction of the Equality Act — federal legislation that would finally guarantee explicit, permanent protections for LGBTQ people under our nation’s existing civil rights laws. The bipartisan legislation would provide clear and equal protections under federal law for all Americans in vital ...

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House Dems Call On Senate To Reject Army Secretary Nominee Mark Green For Anti-LGBT Comments

USA Today reports: Nearly three dozen House Democrats are asking the Senate to reject President Donald Trump’s pick for Army secretary, arguing he cannot be trusted to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender soldiers are able to serve without discrimination or harassment. “LGBT soldiers are willing to make tremendous sacrifices to protect our rights and freedoms,” the lawmakers wrote ...

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Dems Try Again On National Ex-Gay Torture Ban

Dominic Holden reports at Buzzfeed: Name something on the agenda for Democrats in Congress and it’s likely DOA — including a bill to protect LGBT kids, which the Republican majority let die last year without a hearing. And yet, buoyed by their progressive constituency and resolve to set themselves apart from the Trump administration, Democrats will take another shot this ...

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OPEN THREAD: Georgia US House Race Results

The Associated Press reports: The eyes of the political world are on Atlanta’s northern suburbs Tuesday as voters go to the polls in a special election that’s about much more than the House seat up for grabs. Democrat Jon Ossoff is aiming to win the seat outright — topping 50% and avoiding a runoff. If he succeeds, it would deliver ...

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Warren Plays Coy On 2020 Presidential Bid [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Tuesday she has no plans to run for president in 2020. “No,” Warren answered when asked on NBC’s “Today” show if she was plans a White House bid. “I am running in 2018 for senator from Massachusetts.” Host Matt Lauer appeared to question her response, saying “a lot of people are already ...

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NEW JERSEY: Dem Gubernatorial Frontrunner Vows To Fight The Trump Administration On LGBT Rights

The Asbury Park Press reports: New Jersey governor hopeful Phil Murphy told LGBT leaders in Asbury Park Thursday that having a Democrat in office would help defend gains made by the community. While speaking at the headquarters of Garden State Equality, the state’s largest LGBT advocacy and education organization, Murphy said that President Donald Trump’s election had been “worse than ...

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