Tag Archives: Democrats

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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US House Republicans Block Democratic Resolution Demanding Trump’s Tax Returns For The Tenth Time

The Hill reports: For the tenth time in the last several months, Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic resolution offered on the House floor to request President Trump’s tax returns. The measure was defeated on a procedural vote of 227-188 that fell largely along party lines. The resolution considered Wednesday was offered by Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), the top Democrat ...

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REPORT: Former AG Eric Holder Mulls Presidential Bid

Yahoo News reports: More than two years after leaving the Obama administration, former Attorney General Eric Holder is reentering the political fray. His goal: to lead the legal resistance to Donald Trump’s agenda — and perhaps even run against the president in 2020. Seized by a sense of urgency to oppose Trump and restore what he regards as America’s best ...

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Nearly 200 House And Senate Democrats Sue Trump Over Profiting From Deals With Foreign Governments

The New York Times reports: Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress are expected to file a federal lawsuit on Wednesday accusing President Trump of violating the Constitution by profiting from business dealings with foreign governments. The plaintiffs — believed to be the most members of Congress to ever sue a sitting president — contend that Mr. Trump has ignored a ...

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SERIOUSLY: House Dem Intros “The COVFEFE Act”

Via press release: Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Transparency Caucus, introduced the Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically for Engagement or “COVFEFE” Act. This bill codifies vital guidance from the National Archives by amending the Presidential Records Act to include the term “social media” as a documentary material, ensuring additional preservation of presidential communication ...

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House Democrat Intros Article Of Impeachment: Trump Has Caused Manifest Injury To The American People

The Hill reports: Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) unveiled a proposed article of impeachment Monday against President Trump for allegedly obstructing justice in a federal investigation. The legislative text argues that Trump’s alleged attempts to pressure since-fired FBI Director James Comey to drop the agency’s investigation into former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn amounts to obstruction of justice. “In ...

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Drops Multiple F-Bombs At NYU Forum: Has Trump Kept His Promises? Fuck No!

The Daily Dot reports: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) drew the love of Twitter after she dropped multiple F-bombs during a speech at New York University’s Personal Democracy Forum on Friday morning. The senator—whom some believe may be laying the ground work for a run at the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020—made several loaded comments during the forum, an annual conference ...

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Democrats To Sue Trump Over Conflicts Of Interest

Politico reports: Dozens of House and Senate Democrats plan to sue President Donald Trump in the coming weeks, claiming he is breaking the law by refusing to relinquish ownership of his sprawling real-estate empire while it continues to profit from business with foreign governments. The lawsuit follows months of threats from Democratic lawmakers that Trump, by refusing to sell off ...

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Democrats Issue Pride Month Proclamation And Call On Trump To Pressure Other Nations To Protect LGBTs

One year ago today President Obama issued his final LGBT Pride Month proclamation. We’re not holding our breath for any recognition from the current White House, but the Democrats have come through. From DNC chairman Tom Perez:   “From Stonewall to the Supreme Court, our nation has made great strides in LGBTQ rights. LGBTQ Pride Month is an opportunity to ...

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Joe Biden Officiates Wedding For Gay DNC Staffer

The New York Daily News reports: Joe Biden’s officiating duties have no limits. The former Vice President presided over the wedding of Henry Munoz, the Democratic National Committee Finance Chair, and husband Kyle Ferrari over the weekend. This marks at least the second gay wedding Biden has officiated: he also married Brian Mosteller, the Oval Office operations director for former ...

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Former Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Files For Divorce After Anthony Weiner Pleads Guilty In Sexting Case

The New York Daily News reports: Anthony Weiner’s bad day keeps getting worse. Hours after the pervy pol pleaded guilty on a federal sex charge, estranged wife Huma Abedin filed Friday for divorce from her disgraced husband, sources told the Daily News. Abedin announced her plans to end their marriage last August after another cyber-scandal — a creepy Twitter pic ...

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ALABAMA: Gay Environmentalist Dem Launches Long Shot Bid For US Senate Seat Vacated By Jeff Sessions

AL.com reports: Alabama’s special election to fill a U.S. Senate seat has a new and unexpected candidate. Michael Hansen, the openly gay executive director of Alabama environmental advocacy group Gasp, announced on social media that he is seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Luther Strange and vacated in January by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “Let’s not kid ourselves, ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Roy Cooper Promises Executive Order On LGBT Rights, Local Hate Group Screams

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday morning he will soon announce an executive order addressing protections for the LGBT community. The Democratic governor made the remark to a sympathetic audience in Washington, D.C., where he said he would also continue to fight against discrimination and push for voting rights and education funding. “My goal is ...

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Hillary Clinton Launches New Political Organization

The Associated Press reports: Hillary Clinton is launching a new political organization. The former Democratic presidential nominee unveiled “Onward Together” on Monday afternoon. The organization, whose name is a riff on her campaign theme, “Stronger Together,” aims to empower Democrats and liberal groups that are building a network of candidates in the 2018 mid-terms to oppose President Donald Trump. Clinton ...

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