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Philly To Host 2016 Dem Convention

The other finalists were New York City and Columbus. The GOP convention will be in Cleveland.

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Democrats Introduce Bill To Create Special International Envoy On LGBT Rights

Via Reuters: U.S. lawmakers in both houses of Congress introduced on Thursday a bill to protect and promote the rights of the international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The International Human Rights Defense Act, spearheaded by Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Alan Lowenthal of California, both Democrats, would appoint a special envoy within the U.S. Department ...

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Politico: Hillary Is Definitely In For 2016

Via Politico: Hillary Clinton is in the final stages of planning a presidential campaign that will most likely be launched in early April and has made decisions on most top posts, according to numerous Democrats in close contact with the Clintons and their aides. Campaign advisers say the likelihood of a campaign, long at 98 percent (she never really hesitated, ...

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Alabama GOP Chair Has Marriage Sadz

“The far left-wing radical agenda of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party have brought to Alabama’s front door their effort to redefine marriage. I urge the Attorney General’s office to use every resource available to challenge, to the fullest extent, this ruling and stop the federal government’s overreaching power in this case. The fact that a federal judge in Alabama ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Democratic Party

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NEW YORK: Dem Assembly Speaker To Be Arrested On Corruption Charges

Federal authorities are expected to arrest Democratic New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today on charges of corruption.Via the New York Times: The investigation that led to the expected charges against Mr. Silver, a Democrat from the Lower East Side of Manhattan who has served as speaker for more than two decades, began after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in March ...

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CALIFORNIA: AG Kamala Harris To Make 2016 Bid For Barbara Boxer’s Senate Seat

Via USA Today: California Attorney General Kamala Harris formally launched her campaign for the U.S. Senate and immediately pushed the nascent 2016 race to a new level. “I want to be a voice for Californians,” Harris said in an message to supporters posted on her website. “I will be a fighter for the next generation on the critical issues facing ...

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Sen. Barbara Boxer To Retire In 2016

Via CNN: Sen. Barbara Boxer announced Thursday that she will not run for reelection in 2016, setting up a big money political battle for her seat in the nation’s most populous state. Boxer, the 74-year-old Democratic junior Senator from California, said that she is not retiring altogether and will continue working on “the issues that I love” through her political ...

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New Life For Full DOMA Repeal

Via press release from Freedom To Marry: Today Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure that the federal government respects all valid marriages across all agencies. The bill has 42 original cosponsors in the Senate, including every returning Senator to ...

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Former NY Gov. Mario Cuomo Dies At 82

Via the New York Daily News. Ever-eloquent Mario Cuomo, a son of Queens who rode his rhetorical gifts to three terms as New York governor and tantalized Democrats by flirting with a run for President, died Thursday, two sources close to the family said. He was 82. Cuomo passed away six hours after his oldest son, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was ...

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ORLANDO: Mayor Buddy Dyer To Officiate Mass Gay Wedding At City Hill

But there’s a big catch. Via the Orlando Sentinel: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has agreed to officiate at a big same-sex wedding at City Hall on Jan. 6, the first day a federal judge has cleared gay and lesbian couples to lawfully get married in Florida, according to a local business association. According to the association, the City Hall event ...

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Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) To Introduce Sweeping Federal LGBT Rights Bill

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today announced that in the next session he will introduce a sweeping federal LGBT rights bill that will cover employment, housing, credit, and public accommodations. Justin Snow reports at MetroWeekly: Merkley said that while the Senate’s passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in November of last year by a 64-32 vote after the bill failed by ...

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Obama Reacts To Garner Decision

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Democrats Sell “I Hate Tea Parties” Cup

The Democratic Party yesterday tweeted the above pitch for their “I Hate Tea Parties” tumbler, prompting howls of outrage from the people who sell Hillary Clinton toilet paper and Barack Obama urinal cakes.

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Three Democratic Reps Make “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Gesture On House Floor

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Democratic Party Vs Gov. Scott Walker

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President Obama Marks Fifth Anniversary Of Signing The Matthew Shepard Act

Via White House press release: Five years ago, I was proud to sign the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crime Prevention Act into law – a law that strengthened the protections against crimes based on the color of our skin, the love in our hearts, the faith we practice, or the place of our birth. This law gave ...

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Final Senate Prediction Map

From the Washington Post: All three models agree on the six Republican pickups that should hand the GOP the majority — either Tuesday or, potentially, on Dec. 6 after a runoff in Louisiana. Election Lab, LEO and FiveThirtyEight give Republicans a 70 percent or better chance of winning: Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia. The latter three ...

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Tweet Of The Day

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