Tag Archives: Democrats

Man Charged For Smashing Dem Senator’s Window

Roanoke’s ABC affiliate reports: The Roanoke Police Department is investigating after they said someone threw a brick into Sen. Mark Warner’s office. Warner’s press secretary said the individual threw the brick through the front office window around 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 23. Police said officers were called to the office on 2nd Street and Kirk Avenue, S.W. after a person ...

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REPORT: Eric Holder 2020 Bid Appears More Likely

The Hill reports: Eric Holder is poised to make a late-night TV appearance early next week as chatter swirls that he’s eyeing a 2020 White House run. The former attorney general will sit down with Stephen Colbert on CBS’s “The Late Show” on Monday, the network announced Friday. American Urban Radio Networks’ White House correspondent April Ryan had reported Friday ...

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NEW YORK: AG Candidate Seeks Trump Tax Returns

The Associated Press reports: Is there a backdoor to getting at President Donald Trump’s tax returns? At least one Democratic activist says yes, and it’s through a New York state investigation into Trump’s charity. State attorney general candidate Zephyr Teachout held a news conference in front of Trump Tower on Wednesday calling on the governor to grant authority to state ...

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Comey: If You Believe In America, Vote For Democrats

CNBC reports: Former FBI director and long-time Republican supporter James Comey is urging American voters to support Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections. Comey’s tweet comes as tensions continue to boil over in Washington, following President Donald Trump’s extraordinary press briefing alongside his Russian counterpart in Helsinki on Monday. Speaking next to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump repeatedly rejected the ...

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Democrats Seek Federal Ban On “Gay Panic” Defense

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: The use of a panic defense to justify anti-LGBT violence in federal court will come to an end if new legislation introduced this week by a pair of Massachusetts Democrats becomes law. The bill, introduced by Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.) in the U.S. House and Edward Markey (D-Mass.) in the U.S. Senate, ...

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Black Christian Group: Don’t Vote For Ben Jealous, He Thinks Men Having “Raw Naked Sex” Can Be A Marriage

This statement is REALLY something: The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) a faith-based coalition of 34,000 churches comprised of 15 denominations and 15.7 million African Americans, is letting all Christians of Maryland know that Ben Jealous does not respect religious liberty and the authority of the Church. We are not speaking politically, we are speaking morally against him. His actions ...

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Rep. Maxine Waters On Death Threats Against Her: If You Shoot Me, You Had Better Shoot Straight [VIDEO]

Buzzfeed News reports: California Democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters told would-be assassins to “shoot straight” Saturday in response to death threats she says she’s received since encouraging people unhappy with the president’s immigration policies to publicly confront members of the Trump administration. Waters, who has long been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, made the comments during a speech at ...

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New Jersey Hours Away From Government Shutdown

The New Jersey Advance reports: The Democrats who lead New Jersey agree: They want to raise somebody’s taxes. But the debate over exactly who pays could shut down state government at midnight. Again. So the stage is set Saturday for another dramatic day in Trenton, one that could hit people across New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders remained ...

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Obama To Dems: Stop Pining For A Magical Savior

Politico reports: Barack Obama’s message to Democrats: Stop dreaming of him. Speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser Thursday in the lush backyard of two Beverly Hills megadonors, Obama warned of a country and world on the brink — “you are right to be concerned,” he told the crowd — but said they’d flub their chance to change that if ...

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MARYLAND: Former NAACP Head Ben Jealous Wins Crowded Democratic Gubernatorial Primary [VIDEO]

The Baltimore Sun reports: Former NAACP chief Ben Jealous won Maryland’s Democratic primary for governor Tuesday, promising to deliver a progressive agenda that makes college free, legalizes marijuana and raises the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Bolstered by support in the Baltimore region, spending from outside groups and an aggressive union-backed turnout machine, Jealous emerged from the six-way ...

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COLORADO: Rep. Jared Polis Wins Dem Gubernatorial Primary, Would Be First Openly Gay Governor [VIDEO]

CBS Denver reports: Jared Polis claimed the Democratic nomination for governor in Colorado with a clear victory Tuesday after he spent $11 million of his own fortune to vanquish three rivals. The five-term Boulder congressman would become the nation’s first openly gay man elected governor if he wins in November, and his candidacy represents a sharp leftward shift that will ...

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Major Upset Rocks New York Dem House Primary

CNN reports: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Latina running her first campaign, ousted 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district on Tuesday, in the most shocking upset of a rollicking political season. An activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America, Ocasio-Cortez won over voters in the minority-majority district with a ruthlessly efficient grassroots bid, even ...

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Bloomberg Mulls 2020 Presidential Bid As Democrat

CBS New York reports: Maybe the fourth time is the charm. Michael Bloomberg is revving up to run for president in 2020, making him both the oldest and richest person to seek the job. Bloomberg considered running in 2016 as an Independent, but sources tell CBS2’s Political Reporter Marcia Kramer that if he runs in 2020, he would run as ...

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Democrats Celebrate Anniversaries Of Obergefell, Windsor, And Lawrence Rulings For LGBT Civil Rights

Just in from the Democratic National Committee: On the 3rd anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges, the 5th anniversary of U.S. v. Windsor, and the 15th anniversary of Lawrence v. Texas, DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement: “Before the Supreme Court handed down its decision in U.S. v. Windsor five years ago, Edie Windsor said, ‘I think justice will ...

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Rep. Maxine Waters: Confront Trump Staffers In Person

TIME Magazine reports: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is calling on her supporters to confront Trump administration officials and staffers in public amid widespread backlash to the President’s zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration. “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up,” Waters told a crowd in California over the weekend. “If you see anybody from that cabinet ...

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Schumer Reveals His Lesbian Daughter’s Engagement

The New York Daily News reports: Sen. Chuck Schumer introduced two brides-to-be from the packed Pride Parade — his youngest daughter Alison and her fiancée. Schumer’s daughter, Alison Schumer, is set to marry her partner, Elizabeth Weiland, on Nov. 18, according to a registry for the couple. It was not known how long the couple has been engaged and a ...

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Dems React To JacketGate With “We Care” Shirt

The Hill reports: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is capitalizing on the controversy over first lady Melania Trump’s jacket choice during a visit to a Texas migrant detention facility this week. A shirt for sale in the DNC’s online store mocks the “I really don’t care, do u?” emblazoned on the back of Trump’s jacket, which she wore while boarding ...

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GOP Rep Summons Sergeant-At-Arms When Dem Rep Won’t Stop Playing Audio Of Crying Children [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Two lawmakers got into a scuffle on the House floor Friday when a Democratic lawmaker defied demands to stop playing audio of crying immigrant children separated from their parents during a speech in the House chamber. Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., started his remarks by saying “if the Statue of Liberty could cry, she would be crying today. ...

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Bloomberg To Spend $80M On Flipping The House

The New York Times reports: Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has decided to throw his political clout and personal fortune behind the Democratic campaign to take control of the House of Representatives this year, directing aides to spend tens of millions of dollars in an effort to expel Republicans from power. Mr. Bloomberg — ...

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20 Dem House Candidates Vow To Reject Pelosi

Politico reports: Clarke Tucker’s first general election ad for an Arkansas-based House race tries to defuse one of the GOP’s most potent attacks: “I’ve said from Day One,” the Democrat declares, “that I won’t vote for Nancy Pelosi.” Tucker, an Arkansas legislator who’s running against Rep. French Hill (R-Ark.), is one of at least 20 House Democratic challengers who’ve publicly ...

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