Tag Archives: Democrats

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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Cots Delivered To Senate As Democrats Plan All Night Live-Stream Shame-A-Thon Against Obamacare Repeal


The Huffington Post reports: Republicans are plowing forward this month with repealing the Affordable Care Act, and Democrats, with little ability to stop them, have plans to make it as politically damaging for them as possible. On Monday night, Senate Democrats plan to stay up late, delivering floor speeches and Facebook Live broadcasts attacking the Republicans’ drive to dismantle President ...

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House Dems Fail With Electoral College Challenge


All they need was ONE Senator to force a debate, but it was a lost cause from the start. Politico reports: A challenge by several House Democrats to Donald Trump’s election on Friday collapsed when they failed to convince a single Democratic senator to join their protest. The short-lived, doomed-from-the-start effort — spearheaded by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas ...

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House Democrats Mull Electoral College Challenge


Politico reports: Several House Democrats are weighing a formal challenge to Donald Trump’s election on Friday, when Congress meets in joint session to certify Trump’s Electoral College victory. Reps. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, Bobby Scott of Virginia [photo] and Jamie Raskin of Maryland are among a group of Democrats eyeing challenges. Members have the right to lodge those protests when ...

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VIRGINIA: Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe Signs LGBT Rights Executive Order, Vows To Veto “Bathroom Bill”


The Washington Blade reports: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday signed an executive order that bans anti-LGBT discrimination among state employees, contractors and subcontractors. “Today’s executive order is a huge leap forward in our goal toward becoming a state that is a safe, welcoming and equal place for all Virginians,” said Equality Virginia Executive Director James Parrish in a press ...

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Dem Bill Would Force Trump To Release His Taxes


The Hill reports: Sen. Ron Wyden (Ore.), the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, on Wednesday introduced a bill that would require President-elect Donald Trump to release his tax returns. The measure comes as Democrats are pushing to increase the financial transparency of Trump and his wealthy Cabinet picks. But it is unlikely to be enacted with Trump taking ...

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Chuck Schumer Vows Dems Will Fight “Tooth And Nail” Against Trump, Won’t Stand For “Twitter Presidency”


The New York Daily News reports: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), in his first speech as the chamber’s minority leader, laid out in sweeping terms Tuesday how he would use his new leadership job to hold President-elect Trump “accountable” to voters and to his own campaign promise to “make America great again.” In sharply worded remarks spanning 20 minutes on the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Joe Biden Swears-In New Senators


Vice President Joe Biden will swear in seven new US Senators at noon, five of whom are Democrats. In addition to the four women seen above, former US Rep. Chris Van Hollen will be sworn-in as the successor to retiring Democratic Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski. Watch below.

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DNC: Trump Spox Sean Spicer Is A “Shill” For Putin


SNAP. The Hill reports: Democrats slammed Sean Spicer on Monday for saying there is “zero evidence” Russia influenced the 2016 election, accusing the incoming White House press secretary of being a “shill” for Russian President Vladimir Putin. In an email, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) called Spicer’s comments false and pointed to an interview where several former White House press ...

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YES PLEASE: Obama Wants To Help Find “New Talent” For The Democrats After Leaving Office [VIDEO]


The Hill reports: President Obama said in an interview broadcast Monday that he wants to build up the Democratic Party by helping to develop a “whole new generation of talent” after he leaves the White House. “There are such incredible young people who not only worked on my campaign, but I’ve seen in advocacy groups,” the president told NPR. Obama ...

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Senate Dems Seek To Force Trump Into Blind Trust


Politico reports: Five Democratic senators on Thursday unveiled a bill they plan to release next month that would require Donald Trump to divest assets that risk a conflict of interest and place the proceeds in a blind trust as well as require his appointees to step aside from official decisions that could benefit him. The legislation previewed by Sens. Elizabeth ...

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Democrats: Trump Must Sell His New DC Hotel


The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump will be in breach of contract with the General Services Administration (GSA) over his Washington, D.C. hotel when he takes office, according to a letter sent to the agency by Democratic lawmakers. The letter was sent to the GSA by Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Andre Carson (D-Ind.). ...

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Joe Biden On 2020 Bid: Never Say Never [VIDEO]


CBC News reports: Vice President Joe Biden is continuing his coy approach to a possible 2020 presidential bid. For now, it’s no. The Democrat told Stephen Colbert on CBS’ “Late Show” Tuesday, “I don’t plan on running again, but to say you know what’s going to happen in four years is just not rational.” He added, “I can’t see the ...

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Rep. Luis Gutierrez: I’m Boycotting The Inauguration Because Trump Continues To Spew Hatred [VIDEO]


The Hill reports: Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) said Friday morning that he will be boycotting Donald Trump’s inauguration to protest the president-elect’s rhetoric. “I’ve been to, let me see, two Clinton inaugurations, I’ve been to two of them for Bush, two of them for Obama,” Gutiérrez said in an interview with CNN’s “New Day.” “I’m not going to this inauguration,” ...

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Nancy Pelosi Reelected House Minority Leader


The Associated Press reports: House Democrats have re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader. The California lawmaker, who has led the party since 2002, turned back a challenge from Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan on Wednesday. Her win came despite disenchantment among some in the Democratic caucus over the party’s disappointing performance in the elections earlier this month. Democrats will remain in ...

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Obama’s Approval Rating Hits 7-Year High


CNN reports: Obama’s approval rating in the poll stands at 57%, his highest since September 2009. That figure is on par with Ronald Reagan’s approval rating shortly after the presidential election in 1988, and approaching the level reached by Bill Clinton in November 2000. Obama far outpaces George W. Bush’s approval rating in November 2008, when just 24% approved of ...

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Democratic Sanders Supporter Tulsi Gabbard To Meet With Trump For Possible Top Administration Job


CNN reports: Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team Monday for a possible top job in the new administration, a source said. Gabbard, who backed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary, is being considered for jobs at the Defense Department, State Department and the United Nations, the source said. Gabbard ...

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Anti-Trump Protesters Plan “Tea Party Of The Left” To Primary “DINO” Moderate Democrats Out Of Office


Politico reports: The protests that have roiled American cities since Election Day aren’t going anywhere. But rather than Donald Trump, the first political casualties they claim may be establishment Democrats. Leaders of the groups organizing some of the first outbursts of direct action in response to Trump’s surprise election are making plans to take to the streets through January’s inauguration ...

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