Tag Archives: Democrats

Hillary To Charles Koch: Not Interested In Your Support

Yesterday Hillary Clinton fired off the above tweet in response to news that Charles Koch might endorse her. CNN reports: Oil tycoon and conservative mega-donor Charles Koch had kind words for both Bill and Hillary Clinton in an interview Sunday, saying there was an outside chance he could support her in November. “We would have to believe her actions would ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: HB2 Repeal Bill To Be Intro’d Today

From Wilmington’s NBC affiliate: On Monday morning, Representatives Darren Jackson, Graig Meyer, Susi Hamilton, and Grier Martin will file a bill to repeal House Bill 2 (Public Facilities Privacy Act) in its entirety. As part of this effort, the four Representatives will hold a joint press conference on Monday at 11:00 am in the NCGA pressroom to further explain beginning ...

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90 Year-Old Former US Sen. Harris Wofford Reveals That He’s About To Marry A 40 Year-Old Man

Politico reports: At 90-years-old, a former U.S. senator has found love with a man — 20 years after the death of his wife. Harris Wofford, a Democrat who represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. Senate from 1991-1995, wrote in a column for The New York Times that he is set to marry a man this Saturday. Wofford retells the story of ...

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Dem Insiders: Bernie Sanders Should Drop Out

Politico reports: Democrats have a message for Bernie Sanders: Shut it down before the July national convention in Philadelphia. That’s according to The POLITICO Caucus — a panel of activists, strategists and operatives in 10 key battleground states — who worried a protracted post-primary clash for the nomination could hurt Hillary Clinton, the party’s likely nominee, in their states in ...

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Obama: Repeal Those Anti-LGBT Hate Laws [VIDEO]

The Daily Mail reports: President Barack Obama told British travelers that new laws in North Carolina and Mississippi pertaining to the treatment of LGBT individuals are “wrong and should be overturned” but they need not worry about being treated discourteously if they visit. “I want everybody here in the United Kingdom to know that the people of North Carolina and ...

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Bernie Sanders: I Still Have A Path To The Nomination

Bernie Sanders today shrugged off the result of yesterday’s New York primary, telling supporters that he still has a path to clinching the nomination. The Hill reports: “Our plan is to win the pledged delegates in this primary,” the Vermont senator said in an email to his supporters. “Next week five states vote, and there are A LOT of delegates ...

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Democrats Launch HB2 Repeal Website

Via press release: The North Carolina Democratic Party today launched a website to highlight how Gov. Pat McCrory’s job-killing discrimination law, HB2, is hurting North Carolina’s economy. The site lists the more than 400 businesses and organizations that oppose HB2 and spotlights the many good-paying jobs put at risk by this bill. “Governor McCrory’s decision is costing our state good-paying ...

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Democrats Cheer Transgender Rights Ruling: It’s Time For The GOP To Get Over Their Anti-LGBT Bias

“This court victory affirms that there is no commonsense reason to bar transgender students from using the restroom that aligns with their gender identity and that doing so is discriminatory and harmful. This ruling sets precedent in five states, including North Carolina, where Republican legislators and the Republican governor have embraced the exact type of discrimination that the court today ...

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NBC/WSJ Poll: Sanders Closes Gap To 2 Points

NBC News reports: Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders nationally by just two points in the Democratic presidential race, according to results from a brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Clinton gets support from 50 percent of Democratic primary voters, while Sanders gets support from 48 percent. That’s down from Clinton’s nine-point advantage a month ago, 53 percent to 44 percent. ...

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LOS ANGELES: Sanders Supporters Throw Dollar Bills At Clinton Motorcade To Clooney Fundraiser [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Bernie Sanders supporters showered Hillary Clinton’s motorcade with 1,000 $1 bills as she arrived at George Clooney’s house for a ritzy fundraising event Saturday night in Los Angeles. Clinton was headed to an event with Hollywood big wigs, including Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw and Haim and Cheryl Saban. Tickets started at $34,000. ...

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REPORT: Disgraced Former NY Assembly Speaker Had Affair With Lobbyist Hired By Catholic Church

As you’ll see, the affair is only the tip of the scandalous iceberg. Federal authorities yesterday unsealed records which show that disgraced former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had affairs with two women, one of whom is a former aide turned lobbyist who was hired by the Catholic Church to pressure legislators against a bill that would have extended ...

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Bernie Sanders Meets The Pope [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders met with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Saturday, calling the short visit an “honor and a joy.” “Today certainly was the highlight of the trip,” Sanders told NBC News of his 6 a.m. (midnight ET) meeting with the pontiff outside the papal residence’s breakfast room. He called the pope “one of ...

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$27: Sanders Launches First California Ad [VIDEO]

From the Los Angeles Times: As Hillary Clinton travels to California for a pair of high-dollar fundraisers with film star George Clooney, Bernie Sanders will launch his first paid television advertising in the state with a message highlighting what his presidential campaign sees as a key contrast. The new 30-second spot is called “$27,” a number that has become as ...

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Frank Bruni On Last Night’s Dem Debate

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni dissects last night’s Democratic debate: How much does President Obama mean to the voters in New York’s primary? Clinton is betting that he means a lot. She mentioned him every time she could. How do voters know that she has good judgment? She noted that President Obama trusted it enough to ask her to ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Democratic Presidential Debate

Tonight’s Democratic debate starts at 9PM Eastern from the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York City, where CNN’s Wolf Blitzer will moderate, with additional questioning from NY1’s Errol Louis and CNN’s Dana Bash. You can view the debate live online without a cable system login at CNNGo.com or watch the embedded bootleg YouTube stream below.

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NEW YORK CITY: Bernie Sanders Draws Massive Crowd To Rally In Washington Square Park [VIDEO]

Via Gothamist: Less than a week before what he called the “enormously important” New York Democratic Primary next Tuesday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drew an estimated 27,000 supporters to a jubilant rally last night in Washington Square Park. That head count comes from Sanders’s camp, but seems plausible—in 2007 then-candidate Barack Obama claimed 20,000 registered attendees at a Washington Square ...

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Democrats Applaud Louisiana’s Governor

“I applaud Governor John Edwards for continuing our party’s strong tradition of equality and protecting all Americans from discrimination. His executive order protecting state workers and contractors from anti-LGBT discrimination will help ensure that LGBT Louisianans have the equal protection under the law they deserve. “Governor Edwards’ leadership stands in stark contrast to the disingenuous arguments that we’ve heard from ...

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New York Daily News Endorses Hillary

From their editorial: On April 19, New York Democrats will have unusual say over the party’s nominee. They have in Clinton a superprepared warrior realist. They have in opponent Bernie Sanders a fantasist who’s at passionate war with reality. By choosing Clinton, Empire State Dems would powerfully signal that the party has gotten real about achieving long-sought goals. Clinton is ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Hate Law Repeal Attempt To Start Tomorrow, Faces Several Major Procedural Hurdles

From the Facebook page of Mississippi state Rep. Jay Hughes: HB1523 – Repeal? What will it take? Since the constitutional deadline for the introduction of new bills has passed, a “Suspension Resolution” will have to be filed in the House. Then, the Speaker will have to allow it to come up for a vote on the floor. It would then ...

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New Hillary Ad: I’m Tough Enough To Stop Trump

Watch below. The Hill reports: Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton early Monday released a new ad in New York claiming she is the only candidate strong enough to stop Donald Trump. The 30-second ad, titled “Stronger Together,” references comments made by Trump, starting with abortion. He says we should punish women who have abortions,” a narrator says, flashing pictures of ...

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