Tag Archives: Democrats

House Democrats Bid To Formally Censure Trump

Heavy.com reports: Three House Democrats have announced a censure resolution against President Donald Trump in response to his response to the Charlottesville violence. If it’s voted on, it would be the first time since President Bill Clinton’s Monica Lewisnky scandal. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, was joined by Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey ...

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House Democrats Demand Records On Government Payments To Trump Organization Properties

The Associated Press reports: As President Donald Trump spends much of August at his New Jersey golf club, Democratic lawmakers are making a new push for information about how much money the federal government is spending at his for-profit properties. Democrats on the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday asked departments to hand over information about their Trump-related spending by Aug. ...

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Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin: “I Just Don’t Give A Shit” If I Get Reelected, Don’t Care If I Get Defeated

The Charleston Gazette reports: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is one of three Senate Democrats who didn’t sign a letter establishing the party line on tax reform, though he said he agrees with all its components. Manchin, who is up for re-election in 2018, said even though he supports the Democrats’ fiscal ideas, he won’t sign on without efforts to bring ...

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Maxine Waters: Trump Believes In Nothing [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said she doesn’t think President Trump believes in anything or cares about anything. During an interview with “The Breakfast Club,” Waters was asked if she believes President Trump is the worst president the U.S. has ever had. “The worst I’ve ever seen, the worst I’ve ever experienced, yes I do,” she said. “I ...

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Dem House Rep. Judy Chu: Nevertheless She Persisted

PERFECT: The first Chinese-American woman elected to Congress clapped back at a top White House aide’s defense of legislation aimed at curbing legal immigration on Wednesday. Stephen Miller, a policy aide to President Trump, was responding to a CNN reporter quoting lines about “huddled masses yearning to breathe free” from the poem “The New Colossus,” which is found on the ...

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Dems Encouraged About Midterm Prospects In House

The Hill reports: Democrats are feeling encouraged about their prospects of winning back the House next year despite a string of special election losses. A turbulent White House has left President Trump’s approval rating at a dismal 40 percent, and Democrats ended the House session watching the ObamaCare repeal effort collapse in the Senate. “There are a lot of reasons ...

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Sen. Cory Booker To Intro Bill To Legalize Marijuana

The Hill reports: Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is introducing legislation to end the federal prohibition on marijuana and encourage states to legalize pot. The legislation, which Booker will formally roll out later Tuesday during a Facebook event, would amend the Controlled Substance Act to eliminate marijuana’s status as a Schedule 1 drug—a move that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal ...

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Dem Senator Blasts Jared Kushner: I Don’t Trust Him Just Based On His History Of Lying About His Finances

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., wants Jared Kushner to testify openly before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and said Congress shouldn’t assume he has told all of the truth about his meetings with Russian officials in his early morning statement Monday. “It is imperative that the public hear Jared Kushner testify in an open session […], under oath, ...

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Man Who Sued To Marry His Laptop Sues US House Democrats Over Pride Flags Outside Their Offices

Remember the nutcase who sued Apple in 2013 because his computer didn’t block him from accessing the porn which ruined his marriage? And then in 2014 when he attempted to intervene in one of Florida’s same-sex marriage cases so that he could marry that porn-filled laptop? And then last year when he tried the same thing in Texas? And then ...

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House Dems Introduce Resolution Of “No Confidence” In Trump: This Is Not How A Free World Leader Behaves

This morning a group of 24 House Democrats introduced a resolution of “no confidence” in Donald Trump. The primary sponsor of the measure is Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) said, “This is not the behavior of a leader of the free world, the commander in chief.” Cohen pointed to Trump’s daily lies and said that this is ...

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POLL: Trump Not Seen As Major Factor In Midterms

ABC News reports: A majority of Americans prefer to see the next Congress controlled by the Democrats to counter President Donald Trump rather than the Republicans to support him — but without the level of anti-Trump motivation the opposition party may be banking on. Despite Trump’s historically low approval rating, opposition to him is not producing appreciably more 2018 voting ...

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McConnell Blames Dems For Obamacare Repeal Fail: I Hope They Consider What They’re Celebrating [VIDEO]

“I imagine many Democrats were celebrating last night. I hope they consider what they’re celebrating. The American people are hurting, they need relief, and it’s regretful that our Democratic colleagues decided early on that they did not want to engage with us seriously in the process to deliver that relief.” – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, blaming Democrats after the ...

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Files Bill That Could Make Married Gays Eligible For DOMA-Related Tax Refunds

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: A new bill led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) in the U.S. Senate would make gay couples potentially eligible for a refund on their back taxes if they married more than three years before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act. The legislation, called the Refund Equality Act, ...

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DO NO HARM: House Dems Again Seek To “Correct” RFRA Law With Amendment Banning Discrimination

Via press release: With the support of leaders from the civil rights, social justice and faith communities, Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-04) and Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), Ranking Member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, today reintroduced legislation to amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The Do No Harm Act would clarify that no one can seek religious exemption ...

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Trump Blames “Can’t Win” Democrats For Blocking Nominations, But Hasn’t Named Anyone To 384 Jobs

Politico reports: President Donald Trump once again on Tuesday blamed Democrats in the Senate for the slow pace of confirmation of his nominees, accusing the minority party of engaging in obstruction even though its votes are not needed in order for the president’s picks for key government jobs to win approval. “The Senate Democrats have only confirmed 48 of 197 ...

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INDIANA: Obergefell Attorney Launches US House Bid

One of the lawyers who represented the Kentucky plaintiffs in the Obergefell case is running for the US House. The Indianapolis Star reports: A prominent local civil rights lawyer announced this week that he will challenge incumbent Rep. Trey Hollingsworth for his seat in Indiana’s 9th Congressional District in 2018. Dan Canon, a Louisville lawyer who is best known for ...

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House Dems Draw Groans With Proposed 2018 Slogan

The Hill reports: The campaign arm for House Democrats on Wednesday tried out a new slogan: “I mean, have you seen the other guys?” The sticker slogan, one of several floated as part of a fundraising effort by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), caused a stir on social media, where many wondered why the party would try out such ...

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Sen. Cory Booker Dodges On 2020 White House Bid

CNN reports: New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker seems to tread carefully around speculation of a potential 2020 White House bid. “I don’t know what the future’s going to bring,” Booker told David Axelrod on “The Axe Files,” a podcast from the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN. “I’m not making predictions, but I want to unleash the fullness ...

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Dem Rep: Dictators Attack The Media [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) on Monday compared President Trump’s attacks on the media to a dictatorship, asking whether Trump has any understanding of the importance of a free press. “Pretty much every president before this one has understood that the media is absolutely essential to our liberty,” Himes said on CNN’s “New Day.” “Dictators attack the media.” ...

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Dan Savage On Maher: Don’t Be Surprised At Trump’s Latest Assholery, He’s Always Been An Asshole [VIDEO]

The HuffPost reports: Dan Savage says President Donald Trump’s latest outrageous Twitter outburst simply saw him become “the asshole he’s always been. Again.” On Friday’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the outspoken LGBTQ rights activist and author didn’t appear totally shocked as some people have been by Trump’s misogynistic tweets about “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski’s appearance. “Sexist bullying asshole ...

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