Tag Archives: Democrats

Brian Sims At The Party For LGBT Delegates [VIDEO]

Yesterday afternoon I collared Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims for a brief live-stream at the DNC welcoming party for LGBT delegates. Watch below. Also below is a bit from my live-stream with Sims and New York state Sen. Brad Hoylman. For more live-streams and photos during the convention, please “like” the JMG Facebook page.

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PHILADELPHIA: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Speaks At Event For LGBT Delegates To DNC [VIDEO]

Yesterday afternoon Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe attended a welcoming mixer for LGBT delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Watch my video below as McAuliffe proudly notes that his first act in office was to ban discrimination against LGBT state employees. McAuliffe added to great cheering that he was the “first Southern governor” to perform a same-sex marriage.

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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Resign

I’m a little late to this story due to being out at a couple of homo DNC events here in Philadelphia. CNN reports: Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she is stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the party’s convention, which is set to begin here Monday. The Florida congresswoman’s resignation — under heavy ...

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Bloomberg To Endorse Hillary At Convention

The New York Times reports: Michael R. Bloomberg, who bypassed his own run for the presidency this election cycle, will endorse Hillary Clinton in a prime-time address at the Democratic convention and make the case for Mrs. Clinton as the best choice for moderate voters in 2016, an adviser to Mr. Bloomberg said. The news is an unexpected move from ...

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Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin Lands Speaking Slot On Final Night Of Dem Convention

The Democratic National Committee today unveiled an extensive list of convention speakers in addition to the top-billed names released in previous weeks. Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin will speak on the convention’s final night. Here’s the new list via press release: Monday, July 25 Congressman Keith Ellison (Minnesota) National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia Congressman Raul Grijalva (Arizona) ...

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Bernie Sanders: Schultz Must Step Down [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Jake Tapper asked Sanders for his reaction to those emails. Sanders said, “It’s outrageous, but it is not a great shock to me… It’s what we talked about six months ago.” He firmly insisted that he’s not an atheist, but made it abundantly clear that this changes nothing and he’s still committed to helping Hillary Clinton defeat Donald ...

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QUARANTINED: Debbie Wasserman Schultz Loses DNC Speaking Slot Over Leaked Anti-Sanders Emails

CNN reports: The head of the Democratic National Committee will not speak at the party’s convention next week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee’s impartiality during the Democratic primary. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose stewardship of the DNC has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process, will not ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Hillary Introduces Sen. Tim Kaine

Hillary Clinton is in Miami Beach where she is about to formally introduce Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate. Watch below.

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BREAKING: Sen. Tim Kaine Named As Hillary’s VP

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has just been revealed to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, per the New York Times. According to MSNBC, the Clinton campaign reached out to Sen. Cory Booker and Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack to break the news shortly before tonight’s announcement. More to come here shortly….

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LIVE VIDEO: Hillary Rally & Possible VP Reveal

Hillary Clinton is about to take the stage in Tampa where it’s possible that her running mate will be revealed. HOWEVER, the still unfolding terror attack in Munich has many wondering if the rally and reveal will go on, especially considering that Trump cancelled his event with Mike Pence due to the Nice attack. Watch below and stand by.

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REPORT: Hillary’s VP Announcement To Come Today

The Hill reports: Hillary Clinton and her tight inner circle have made a decision about who her running mate will be and the campaign is expected to make that announcement Friday, sources say. One source familiar with the process said Clinton is expected to let her supporters know who she picked sometime Friday, possibly before an afternoon event in Tampa. ...

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FEC Complaint Filed Over Melania Trump’s Speech Because Speechwriter Works For Trump’s Corporation

Via press release: This morning the Democratic Coalition Against Trump filed a federal campaign complaint against Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign with the Federal Elections Commission. The complaint alleges five violations including illegally accepting direct corporate contributions, accepting services from a volunteer that were actually compensated, use of the Trump corporate name or trademark to facilitate campaign contributions, illegal use of ...

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Dem Rep. Mark Takai Dies Of Cancer At Age 49

While still a Hawaii state rep, Takai played a critical part in the 2013 passage of his state’s same-sex marriage bill. He was elected to the US House in 2014. NBC News reports: U.S. Congressman Mark Takai, who served as the representative for Hawaii’s first district, has died, NBC News has confirmed. Takai, 49, announced in May he would not ...

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WaPo: Top Candidates To Be Hillary’s Running Mate Are Sen. Tim Kaine And Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack

From the Washington Post: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Sen. Timothy M. Kaine of Virginia have emerged as the leading candidates among a longer list of finalists Hillary Clinton is considering to be her vice presidential running mate, according to interviews with multiple Democrats with knowledge of her deliberations. Although her list is not limited to those two, Clinton has ...

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Bernie Gets Top Speaking Slot At Dem Convention

Bernie Sanders will keynote the opening night of the Democratic Convention. Via Politico: In a move meant to portray party unity, Sanders is scheduled to speak on Monday alongside First Lady Michelle Obama and Astrid Silva, a prominent immigration reform activist. The theme of that night is “United Together.” Sanders’ slot on Monday is the latest signal that Democratic convention ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Congressional Equality Caucus Holds Gun Control Vigil For Pulse Massacre Victims

On the one month anniversary of the attack, the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus is holding a “evening of remembrance” honoring the victims and survivors of the Pulse Massacre. “Speaker Ryan, no more moments of silence without moments of action!” – Rep. Mark Pocan. Watch below.

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LIVE VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Campaigns With Hillary UPDATE: Happy Endorsement Day, Everybody

Bernie Sanders has joined Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail for the first time. His endorsement is expected shortly. Watch below, live from New Hampshire.

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INDIANA: Former Sen. Evan Bayh Enters Senate Race After Democratic Nominee Barron Hill Drops Out

Whoa. The odds of flipping the Senate just got a big boost. The Hill reports: Former Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh is jumping into the Indiana Senate race, a move that upends the race for the majority in 2016. The former senator will announce his plan to run for Senate while the party’s Democratic nominee, former Rep. Barron Hill, steps aside, ...

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TOMORROW: Bernie To Campaign With Hillary

Mic reports: Bernie Sanders will join Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail on Tuesday, the Clinton campaign announced early Monday morning, news that comes after the erstwhile primary rivals have moved closer together on issues like health care and higher education. Sanders, who has yet to formally concede defeat in his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination but has indicated ...

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NADER REDUX: Presumptive Green Party Nominee Jill Stein Invites Bernie Sanders To Take Over Ticket

The Guardian reports: Bernie Sanders has been invited to continue his underdog bid for the White House by the Green party’s probable presidential candidate, who has offered to step aside to let him run. Jill Stein, who is expected to be endorsed at the party’s August convention in Houston, told Guardian US that “overwhelming” numbers of Sanders supporters are flocking ...

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