Tag Archives: Democrats

GEORGIA: Stacey Abrams Wins Dem Gov Primary

NBC News reports: Stacey Abrams easily defeated Stacey Evans in the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday that attracted national attention. Now, Abrams will attempt to make history by becoming the nation’s first black female governor — and Georgia’s first woman governor — by winning the general election in November in a state that Republicans still dominate. “We are writing the ...

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Republicans Take Slim Lead In Generic 2018 Ballot

The Hill reports: Republicans hold a slim lead over Democrats in a generic ballot among registered voters, a new Reuters poll found, marking the first time the survey showed the GOP ahead in this election cycle. The poll showed 38.1 percent of registered voters said they would vote for a Republican candidate if midterm elections were held today, compared to ...

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Senate Votes 52-47 To Restore Net Neutrality

Business Insider reports: The US Senate on Wednesday voted narrowly in favor of reinstating the Federal Communications Commission’s net-neutrality rules. Though the vote on the measure has been expected for months, its outcome had been uncertain going into the vote. Fifty senators previously declared their support for it — one shy of the majority needed to pass it. In the ...

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ActBlue Raises Record $783M For Dem Midterms

Mediaite reports: As America gets closer and closer to the 2018 midterm elections, it appears Democrats will be going in with a substantial war chest if ActBlue’s fundraising numbers are any indication. The fundraising tech company announced that they have raised $783 million since January 2017 — the month of President Donald Trump‘s inauguration — to support pro-left causes and ...

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Key Democrat Backs Haspel, Confirmation Now A Lock

The Washington Post reports: Gina Haspel appears to have secured enough votes to be confirmed as the country’s next CIA director after stating in a letter to a top Democrat that the agency never should have detained terrorist suspects and employed brutal interrogation techniques against them. Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) said Tuesday that he had ...

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Midterms: Dems Run On GOP’s Obamacare Sabotage

Politico reports: Democrats are confidently running on Obamacare for the first time in a decade. They’ve got a unified message blaming Republicans for “sabotaging” the health law, leading to a cascade of sky-high insurance premiums that will come just before the November midterm elections. They’re rolling out ads featuring people helped by the law. And Tuesday, they’re starting a campaign ...

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Former Sen. Harry Reid Treated For Pancreatic Cancer

Politico reports: Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer, a person close to Reid said. Reid underwent surgery on Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, the person said. “His doctors caught the problem early during a routine screening, and his surgeons are confident that the surgery was a success and that the prognosis for ...

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Senate Dems Force Wednesday Vote On Net Neutrality

The Hill reports: Democrats will force a Senate vote on Wednesday on a bill that would save the Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality rules from repeal. Senate Democrats filed a discharge petition on the bill last week, starting the clock on the long-shot effort to preserve the Obama-era consumer protections. The legislation, introduced by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), would use ...

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Second Dem Senator Backs Haspel For CIA Director

Manchin was first. The Hill reports: Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) has announced he will support President Trump’s pick to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, increasing her chances of being confirmed. Donnelly said in a statement Saturday he believes that Haspel “has learned from the past, and that the CIA under her leadership can help our country confront serious international threats ...

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NEW YORK: Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Guilty Of Corruption At Retrial Forced By SCOTUS Ruling

The New York Daily News reports: Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted Friday of corruption charges in his Manhattan Federal Court retrial. The venerable politician’s second trial ended with the jury returning its guilty verdicts on all counts shortly before 5 p.m. in only its second day of deliberations. Silver was originally convicted in November 2015 and sentenced to ...

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NEW MEXICO: Local Television Runs Ad From Gay US House Candidate Saying “Fuck The NRA” [VIDEO]

The Huffington Post reports: A Democratic congressional candidate is out with a new TV ad using far more explicit language than the usual political spot. “Fuck the NRA,” Pat Davis says in the 15-second ad. “Their pro-gun policies have resulted in dead children, dead mothers and dead fathers.” Davis is an Albuquerque city council member running for the Democratic nomination ...

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Preet Bharara Waffles On New York AG Bid: We’ll See

The New York Daily News reports: Ex-federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, while not in the race for state attorney general right now, won’t entirely rule out a run. The corruption-busting Bharara, speaking on his podcast, shared his unease with politics while leaving himself some wiggle room in the contest to replace disgraced Eric Schneiderman. “The question about what I’ll do in ...

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MARYLAND: Kevin Kamenetz, Leading Dem Candidate For Governor, Dies Of Heart Attack At Age 60 [VIDEO]

The Baltimore Sun reports: Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — a Democratic candidate for governor and a fixture in state and local politics for nearly a quarter-century — died Thursday morning of a heart attack, officials said. Baltimore County police issued a statement saying that Kamenetz, 60, had been transported by ambulance early this morning to University of Maryland St. ...

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Joe Manchin Becomes First Dem To Back Gina Haspel

Axios reports: Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said Wednesday that he will vote to confirm President Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel. Why it matters: Several Republicans and outside groups were hoping they could get Manchin, a red-state Democrat, to fold on Haspel because, with his support, Haspel will go to the floor as a bipartisan nominee. They also hope ...

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Cynthia Nixon Goes After Cuomo With Reversal Of 1977 Anti-Gay Slogan: “Vote For The Homo, Not For Cuomo”

The New York Daily News reports: “Vote for the homo, not for the Cuomo.” Democratic gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon, a self-proclaimed lesbian, turned the tables on the governor at the 118th annual Legislative Correspondents Association show Tuesday. She switched up a campaign slogan he’s rumored to have coined during his father’s failed run against Mayor Ed Koch in 1977. “Andrew ...

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Cuomo Orders Special Prosecutor For Schneiderman

The New York Daily News reports: The public dismantling of ex-state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman took less than 24 hours, a fast and freaky plunge from powerful prosecutor to potential perp walk. Schneiderman’s dramatic fall from grace was capped off by Gov. Cuomo’s appointment late Tuesday of a special prosecutor to investigate allegations that the state’s former top lawman physically ...

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Pelosi On Dems Who Oppose Her For House Speaker:
If They Have To Do That To Win, Fine, Just Win Baby

Axios reports: Nancy Pelosi, at a Politico event Tuesday, was asked what she thinks about Democratic candidates across the U.S. saying they won’t back her as Speaker: “I think if they have to do that to win the election, I’m all for it. Just win, baby.” Last week Pelosi told the Boston Globe that she will take back the gavel ...

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Manhattan DA Opens Probe Into Schneiderman

The New York Post reports: The Manhattan District Attorney’s office said on Monday night that they were probing Attorney General Eric Schneiderman after explosive assault allegations were launched against him in a New Yorker article. “Our office has opened an investigation into the recently reported allegations concerning Mr. Schneiderman,” said a spokesman for District Attorney Cy Vance. A law enforcement ...

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NEW YORK: State AG Eric Schneiderman Resigns

The New York Daily News reports: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is resigning amid allegations that he physically assaulted four women he dated. Schneiderman, an outspoken supporter of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, bowed to pressure from politicians, including Gov. Cuomo, who called for him to step down. “It’s been my great honor and privilege to serve as Attorney General ...

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NEW YORK: State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Accused Of Assault By Four Former Girlfriends

The New York Times reports: The New York attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, was accused of physically assaulting four women with whom he had relationships, according to an article published Monday by The New Yorker. Two of the women, Michelle Manning Barish and Tanya Selvaratnam, who spoke on the record to the magazine, said they had been choked and hit ...

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