Tag Archives: Democrats

Menendez Warns Enemies: To Those Who Were Digging My Political Grave, I Know Who You Are [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: A tearful Menendez thanked God, his family and the jurors outside the courthouse in Newark, New Jersey, as well as two senators who testified on his behalf as character witnesses, Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Lindsey Graham. “The way this case started was wrong,” said Menendez, flanked by his grown children. “The way it was investigated was wrong. ...

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UPDATE: Mistrial In Menendez Bribery Trial

UPDATE BELOW. The Associated Press reports: The judge and lawyers in Sen. Bob Menendez’s bribery trial are interviewing jurors as the jury says it remained deadlocked. Menendez’s defense lawyer on Thursday asked Judge William Walls to declare a mistrial. An attorney for co-defendant Salomon Melgen asked Walls to poll the jury individually to confirm they are deadlocked. Federal prosecutors have ...

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Sen. Al Franken Apologizes After Groping Claim

The Washington Post reports: Broadcaster and model Leeann Tweeden said Thursday that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) “forcibly kissed” her and groped her during a USO tour in 2006, saying that “there’s nothing funny about sexual assault.” “You knew exactly what you were doing,” Tweeden wrote in a blog post for Los Angeles radio station KABC, for whom she works as ...

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House Dems To Introduce Five Articles Of Impeachment

Six House Democrats have announced that they will today be filing articles of impeachment against Trump. Newsweek reports:  The move was led by Representative Steve Cohen of Tennessee, who first declared his intention to initiate the impeachment process following Trump’s controversial “both sides” remarks in response to deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Cohen is joined ...

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GOP Fears Second Rout In 2018 Midterms

McClatchy reports: The Tuesday night rout of Republican candidates up and down the ballot has triggered alarm bells in Republican circles that a deteriorating political environment could set in motion a Democratic wave in the 2018 midterm elections. The most dramatic results unfolded in Virginia, where Democrats swept up victories in the governor’s race and delegate contests across the state, ...

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CHICAGO: Obama Reports For Jury Duty [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Former President Barack Obama, free of a job that forced him to move to Washington for eight years, showed up to a downtown Chicago courthouse for jury duty on Wednesday morning. Whether he will be selected to sit on a jury, and presumably be selected jury foreman, was not known. But if he is like other ...

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Obama Congratulates Winners In Democratic Wave

The Associated Press reports: Former President Barack Obama is congratulating the two Democrats who won gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey. In a Wednesday morning tweet, Obama said: “This is what happens when the people vote.” Democrat Ralph Northam beat Republican Ed Gillespie in the race for Virginia governor. In New Jersey, Democrat Phil Murphy trounced Republican Lt. Gov. ...

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Seattle Elects Openly Lesbian Mayor

The Advocate reports: Jenny Durkan has been elected mayor of Seattle, making her the city’s first out lesbian mayor and its first woman mayor since the 1920s. Durkan won 61 percent of the vote, more than 21 percentage points ahead of her opponent, Cary Moon, The Seattle Times reports. Durkan is a former federal prosecutor, having been appointed U.S. attorney ...

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VIRGINIA: Democrat Ralph Northam Beats GOP Trump Acolyte Ed Gillespie In Tight Gubernatorial Race

NBC News reports: Democrat Ralph Northam handily defeated Republican Ed Gillespie in the Virginia governor race on Tuesday in a contest that was being closely watched for signs of the national electorate’s mood. With 99 percent of the vote counted, Northam had 54 percent and Gillespie had 45 percent. Gillespie conceded in a speech last night to supporters several hours ...

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Joe Biden: I Still Don’t Know About 2020 Bid

The Salt Lake Tribune reports: When asked whether he would run for president in “three short years,” former Vice President Joe Biden, a practicing Catholic, made the sign of the cross over his heart and laughed. But he didn’t rule it out entirely. “Yes, I think I’m qualified, but that doesn’t mean I should be president or that I will ...

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Anthony Weiner Reports For 21-Month Prison Sentence

ABC News reports: Former Rep. Anthony Weiner reported to prison Monday to begin a 21-month sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. Weiner is being held at the Federal Medical Center Devens in Massachusetts, a Bureau of Prisons spokesperson said. The facility in Ayer, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of Boston, has over 1,000 inmates at the medical center ...

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TWEETSTORM: Trump Demands Criminal Probe Into Donna Brazile’s Claim Of “Rigged” Democratic Primaries

CBS News reports: Donald Trump has seized upon former acting Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Donna Brazile’s assertion that the DNC rigged the primaries in favor of Hillary Clinton. In a new book, Brazile says that former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton effectively took control of the DNC months before she won the nomination. The DNC issued a statement claiming ...

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Obama Hits Campaign Trail For First Time Since Leaving Office, Supports Democrats In Virginia And New Jersey

Reuters reports: Former President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, venturing out to support Democrats in two governor’s races that could offer a clue about the national mood before next year’s midterm elections. Obama, who has spoken at private party fundraisers but largely steered clear of electoral ...

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Dem Sen. Dick Durbin Warns Trump Will Be Reelected If Democrats Become Too Liberal: “Don’t Overdo It”

The Hill reports: Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) predicted that Democrats would lose to President Trump again if they are too liberal. Durbin — the second highest-ranking Democrat in the Senate — said on local Chicago radio station WLS-AM on Sunday that Democrats shouldn’t “overdo it” by acting too liberal in response to Trump. “We don’t give up on our values, ...

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DNC Slams Trump/Pence On National Coming Out Day: We’ll Fight Their Anti-LGBT Actions “Tooth And Nail”

Via press release from the Democratic National Committee: “Today, on National Coming Out Day, we celebrate the fact that love is love and are resolute in our belief that all people deserve to be treated with dignity. We remember a time not long ago when living openly as a member of the LGBTQ community was nearly impossible. And we honor ...

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Announces Reelection Bid

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced on Twitter this morning that she will run for reelection in 2018. For the last few weeks there’s been considerable speculation that Feinstein might retire in the face of a potential primary challenge from a progressive Democrat. Just yesterday Feinstein hedged somewhat during an appearance on Fox News. Feinstein, who had a pacemaker implanted in ...

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ARIZONA: Democratic US House Rep. Kyrsten Sinema Announces 2018 Bid To Unseat Sen. Jeff Flake [VIDEO]

The Arizona Republic reports: U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema is running for the Senate seat held by Jeff Flake, ending months of speculation about her political future and giving Democrats a top-tier fundraiser with experience on Capitol Hill. In a video announcing her bid,the Arizona Democrat recounts her upbringing in a family that fell from the middle class into homelessness. She ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Three Democratic US House Reps Arrested At DACA Protest Outside Trump Tower [VIDEO]

Three Democratic members of the US House were arrested after refusing to leave Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower this afternoon. Talking Points Memo reports: “We’re taking the necessary steps to make it clear to President Trump, the Republicans and the Democrats that we will continue this peaceful fight for DREAMers and immigrants as long as it takes to enact legislation ...

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Dem House Candidate Mikie Sherrill Rips Trump In New 2018 Ad: The Nazis Were In The Wrong, Period [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A Democratic candidate for a New Jersey congressional seat is firing back at President Trump’s comments that “both sides” were to blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. Mikie Sherrill, a retired U.S. Navy helicopter pilot and former federal prosecutor, is running in the Democratic primary to unseat Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.). ...

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Schumer Caught On Hot Mic: Trump Likes Me [VIDEO]

Talking Points Memo reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was heard saying Thursday morning that President Donald Trump “likes us” and that “it’s going to work out,” perhaps referring to a potential deal shielding young undocumented people from deportation. The comment was picked up by a CSPAN microphone and broadcast live. “He likes us!” Schumer is heard saying, referring ...

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