Tag Archives: Democrats

Hillary Clinton Unveils Broad LGBT Rights Plan: End Ex-Gay Torture, Protect Trans, Support PrEP, More…

This is pretty major. Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: Hillary Clinton unveiled on Thursday her comprehensive policy platform aimed at continuing advancements in LGBT rights. The Democratic presidential front-runner said in a statement her proposal would build off the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling this year in favor of same-sex marriage. But the document announces a few new initiatives, ...

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Ricky Martin Launches “LGBT For Hillary” Group

This weekend pop superstar Ricky Martin announced the launch of an “LGBT For Hillary” group. The Hill reports: “Growing up in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, I never dreamed that I would one day be a proud, out gay father of two beautiful little boys, in a country where marriage equality was the law of the land. Now, that’s ...

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New Hillary Clinton Pro-LGBT Campaign Ad Is First To Show Same-Sex Kissing [VIDEO]

Mark David Stern applauds at Slate: On Sunday, Hillary Clinton released a campaign ad touting her record as an advocate for LGBT rights. The 70-second spot is a pretty low-budget affair, interweaving Clinton’s pro-LGBT speeches (including her landmark Geneva address) with clips of lovey-dovey gay couples. Democratic candidates release stuff like this all the time, and the ad would be ...

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Jimmy Carter: I’m Now Cancer-Free

Via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday his cancer is gone. Carter, 91, made the announcement near the beginning of the Sunday School class he was teaching at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, a close friend and fellow church member said. “He said he got a scan this week and the cancer was gone,” Jill Stuckey said ...

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LOUISIANA: Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards To Protect LGBT State Employees From Discrimination

Well, this is a welcome surprise coming from someone who campaigned on opposing same-sex marriage. NOLA.com reports: Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards plans to issue an executive order to protect the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community from firing, discrimination and harassment as state employees and government contractors. Edwards’ directive would cover state workers and government contractors in agencies and departments ...

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NEW YORK: Democratic Former State Assembly Leader Sheldon Silver Found Guilty Of Corruption

Former New York Assembly Leader Sheldon Silver was today found guilty on all seven federal counts of extortion, money laundering, and influence peddling. Among the charges were that Silver received millions of dollars in referral fees after pushing state grants for a cancer researcher who then sent mesothelioma patients to Silver’s ambulance-chasing law firm, which airs incessant television commercials offering ...

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President Obama’s Final SOTU Set For January 12th

President Obama’s final State Of The Union address has been scheduled for January 12th. TIME reports: The timing was announced by newly installed Speaker Paul Ryan, who will host the president’s speech. It will be the 10th time Obama has addressed a joint session of Congress and his seventh State of the Union. (His first, 2009 address is not considered ...

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REPORT: O’Malley Campaign Near Financial Collapse

According to a report issued today by the Washington Post, Martin O’Malley’s campaign is just about out of money. They write: With barely 10 weeks before Democrats start picking their presidential nominee, former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley’s campaign is perilously close to financial collapse. The Democratic hopeful this week began asking the roughly 30 staffers at his Baltimore headquarters to ...

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Virginia Mayor On Muslim Refugees: Maybe Those Japanese Internment Camps Were A Good Idea

Democratic Roanoke Mayor David Bowers today issued a press release which suggests that those WWII-era Japanese internment camps were not only a good idea then, they might be the way to go now with Muslim refugees. Who he totally doesn’t want in his town. “Better safe than sorry.” Bowers: “I’m reminded that President Franklin D. Roosevelt felt compelled to sequester ...

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LIVE THREAD: Second Democratic Debate

This morning CBS News announced a last-minute change in the focus of tonight’s debate, which will now center on terrorism and foreign policy. Watch along with us via the live-stream below or at the stream hosted at CBSNews.com. No cable system login is required.

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CBS News Changes Focus Of Tonight’s Second Democratic Debate In Wake Of Paris Attacks

The three remaining Democratic candidates for president will debate in Iowa tonight where the questions will now center on terrorism. The New York Times reports: In the hours after the deadly attacks in Paris, CBS News significantly reworked its plans for the Democratic presidential debate it is hosting here on Saturday night to focus more on issues of terrorism, national ...

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Hillary Leads By 19 Points In New National Poll

Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders by 19 points in a national poll released by the New York Times this morning, but many Democrats told the pollsters that they haven’t yet made up their minds. The Hill reports: Half of Democratic primary voters in the latest poll said it’s too early to say definitively which candidate they will support, but 54 ...

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Democrats Debate Hillary Clinton’s VP Selection

We’re just inside three months from the first primary and already top Democrats are openly mulling Hillary Clinton’s running mate selection. The Hill reports: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is a favorite. His backers think the 41-year-old would give the Democratic ticket a youthful face and help the party with Hispanics. But he’s hardly alone, and other Democrats ...

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LIVE THREAD: Democratic Candidates Forum

It’s not billed as a DNC-sanctioned debate, but the three remaining Democratic presidential candidates are in Rock Hill, South Carolina tonight for a “forum” hosted by Rachel Maddow.  The event will air live on MSNBC and can be viewed online with your cable system login. Watch along with us. Some believe that tonight will be Martin O’Malley’s swan song unless ...

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Al Franken: Democrats Can Flip The Senate In 2016

Sen. Al Franken has launched a year-long battle to help Democrats flip the five Senate seats needed to assume the majority in 2016. Politico reports: In a rare interview in his Capitol office, the Minnesotan described his most ambitious effort yet to help elect Democrats in his more than six years in Washington. Franken is using his celebrity to help ...

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Religious “Nones” Now Dominate Democrats

Well, this is encouraging. From a just-issued study by Pew Research: Pew Research Center surveys consistently show that not all religious “nones” are nonbelievers. In fact, the majority of Americans without a religious affiliation say they believe in God. As a group, however, the “nones” are far less religiously observant than Americans who identify with a specific faith. And, as ...

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Bernie Sanders Issues First Television Ad [VIDEO]

Sen. Bernie Sanders today launched the first television ad of his campaign. The Hill reports: The ad titled “Real Change” will air statewide in Iowa and New Hampshire and is part of a buy exceeding $2 million, according to a release from the Vermont Independent’s campaign. The ad’s title recalls President Obama’s theme of “hope and change” from 2008, but ...

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Hillary Clinton: Vote “YES” On Houston LGBT Rights

Hillary Clinton today jumped into the Houston battle today in a tweet that preceded the below White House announcement by two hours. The Human Rights Campaign and Houston Unites are also going all-out in the last few days before the referendum.

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Rachel Maddow To Moderate Democratic Forum

Rachel Maddow will moderate a “forum” for the Democratic presidential candidates which will be held at South Carolina’s Winthrop University on Friday, November 6th. The event will be carried by MSNBC and coverage will begin at 6PM with a special live edition of Hardball co-hosted by Chris Matthews with Steve Kornacki. Anderson Cooper hosted the first Democratic debate so this makes ...

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REPORT: De Blasio To Endorse Hillary Clinton

In January 2014, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in by Bill Clinton, but so far de Blasio has been coy about making a presidential endorsement. That will soon change. Via the New York Daily News: After months of playing hard to get, Mayor de Blasio is finally planning on endorsing Hillary Clinton and will publicly declare his support ...

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