Tag Archives: Democrats

Gillibrand Bill Pitches Banking At The Post Office

CNBC reports: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is proposing legislation aimed at putting an end to current payday lending practices by giving some banking services a new home: the U.S. Post Office. The legislation, called the Postal Banking Act, would make retail banking services available at all U.S. Postal Service locations. That amounts to 30,000 post offices nationwide. Services would include ...

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NEW YORK: Dem Flips Deep Red Assembly Seat

Vox reports: In a Tuesday night special election race on Long Island, Democrats flipped a long-Republican State Assembly district to mark their 40th Trump-era takeover of a GOP-held seat. The seat had been held by a Republican since 1978. The New York State Assembly is firmly in Democratic hands, and control of the New York state Senate is caught up ...

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RNC On DNC’s Lawsuit: This Is Desperate Garbage

Mediaite reports: The Trump campaign has responded to the lawsuit filed by the DNC against the Trump campaign, Wikileaks, and Russia. In a Trump campaign press release, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said, “This is a sham lawsuit about a bogus Russian collusion claim filed by a desperate, dysfunctional, and nearly insolvent Democratic Party. With the Democrats’ conspiracy theories against ...

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TEXAS: Cruz Challenger Closes Gap In New Poll

The Hill reports: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) holds a narrow lead over Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), a poll released Wednesday showed. A Quinnipiac University Poll, conducted April 12-17, deemed the race too close to call. Cruz leads O’Rourke, by 3 percentage points — 47-44 — which falls within the poll’s margin of error of 3.6 percentage points. Support ...

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SCOTUS Rejects Appeal Of Former Illinois Governor Imprisoned For Trying To Sell Obama’s Senate Seat

The Chicago Tribune reports: The U.S. Supreme Court has for the second time rejected an appeal by imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his convictions on corruption charges. The justices did not comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term that Blagojevich is serving. He’s scheduled to be released in 2024. His convictions included trying to extort ...

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Democrats Blast “Unconstitutional” Airstrike On Syria

NBC News reports: Congressional Democrats blasted President Donald Trump on Friday night for circumventing Congress in authorizing U.S. strikes against Syria, calling it “unconstitutional” and questioning the strategy. Many Republicans, on the other hand, applauded the president’s move. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who has pushed Congress to pass a new authorization for the use of military force, deemed the president’s ...

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Steyer Mails Impeachment Guides To 5100 Candidates

Via email from billionaire Tom Steyer: We just mailed more than 5,100 impeachment guides to federal and state Democratic, Independent, and third-party candidates running for office in 2018. “Impeachment: A Guide for Candidates” contains a letter to candidates, information about public support for impeachment, an explainer about the meaning and history of impeachment, a list of Donald Trump’s eight impeachable ...

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MISSISSIPPI: Former Dem Rep Unveils US Senate Bid

The Washington Post reports: Former congressman Mike Espy said on his website Friday that he wants to rise above party and partisan wrangling as he pursues the seat longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran resigned from on April 1 due to failing health. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant appointed the state’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith to the seat. But ...

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Record Number Of Female Democrats Have Filed US House Bids Thanks To Donald Trump And GOP Policies

The Associated Press reports: The number of women running for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives set a record Thursday, the vast majority of them Democrats motivated by angst over President Donald Trump and policies of the Republican-controlled Congress. Their ranks will continue to grow in the weeks ahead, with filing deadlines still to come in more than half ...

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WISCONSIN: Walker Warns Of November “Blue Wave” After Liberal Easily Wins State Supreme Court Election

Talking Points Memo reports: After the Democratic-backed Wisconsin state Supreme Court candidate pulled off a double-digit defeat of her GOP rival on Tuesday evening, Gov. Scott Walker warned his state that a “blue wave” of the “Far Left” was imminent in November and encouraged Republicans to “counter it with optimism and organization.” In Tuesday’s election, liberal candidate Rebecca Dallet easily ...

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TEXAS: Cruz Challenger Reports Huge Donations

The Texas Tribune reports: U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, raised over $6.7 million for his U.S. Senate bid in the first quarter of 2018, according to his campaign, a staggering number that poses a new category of threat to Republican incumbent Ted Cruz. The haul is easily O’Rourke’s biggest fundraising quarter yet, more than double his next-closest total for ...

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Dem House Rep To Retire Over Staffer Scandal

CNN reports: In the immediate aftermath of revelations that Rep. Elizabeth Esty kept her chief of staff on the payroll for three months after another former aide made allegations of harassment against him, the Connecticut Democrat insisted she would not resign. “For those who have asked, I want to be clear that I am not resigning,” Esty said in the ...

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KENTUCKY: Dem US House Candidate Pulls Ads From Sinclair Station Over Mandated Pro-Trump Propaganda

Posted this afternoon to the Facebook page for Democratic US House candidate Amy McGrath, who is challenging GOP Kentucky incumbent Rep. Andy Barr: Today, I have instructed my campaign team to cease and pull all campaign advertising on WDKY-TV (Channel 56), the Sinclair-owned television station in our congressional district, as soon as possible. Sinclair’s corporate-mandated “must-read” right-wing script on its ...

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Former AG Eric Holder: I Might Run For President

The Hill reports: Former Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday night did not dismiss rumors he will run for president in 2020. He told The New York Times that if he ran for president, he would do so because he felt he could unify and advance the country. In a Q&A interview streamed online, Times reporter Alex Burns asked the ...

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DC Federal Court Boots Lawsuit From Anti-Gay Nutjob Seeking To Ban Pride Flags From Democrats’ Offices

Via press release: Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) today applauded the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for its ruling today dismissing as frivolous a lawsuit against the Congressman and three House colleagues that sought to bar the LGBT Pride Flag from being flown in the Congressional office buildings on Capitol Hill and reverse the U.S. Supreme Court decision ...

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Washington Now 11th State To Ban Ex-Gay Torture

Via press release from Democratic National Committee: Today, Democratic Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a bill banning licensed therapists from attempting conversion therapy on minors. Washington becomes the 11th state in the nation to ban the practice. In response, DNC LGBTQ Media Director Lucas Acosta issued the following statement: “Today, Washington State takes a huge step forward in protecting ...

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Literal Clown Runs For US House

South Carolina’s The State reports: This clown wants your vote for Congress. In this case, that isn’t a negative description. Steve Lough, a candidate for Congress in South Carolina’s 5th District, is a former professional clown for the Ringling Brothers circus. Lough is leaning into his unusual resume, appearing in clown makeup in a promotional photo and registering the domain ...

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Tony Perkins Wails “Indoctrination” After New Study Shows College Grads Increasingly Identify As Dems

Pew Research reports: As the 2018 midterm elections approach, women and especially college graduates have moved toward the Democratic Party. By contrast, the Republican Party’s advantage in leaned party identification among white voters without a college degree has never been greater, dating back more than two decades. A new analysis of party identification, based on more than 10,000 interviews of ...

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Insiders Predict Dems Will Pick Up 30-45 House Seats

Back in 2010 political analyst Stuart Rothenberg predicted that the GOP would pick up “55 to 65 House seats” in that year’s midterms. The GOP ended up gaining 63 seats. From his column today: The problem for Republican congressional candidates this year is that there are plenty of clouds hanging over the president and the country despite the strong economic ...

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ILLINOIS: Dem Billionaire Wins Gubernatorial Primary, GOP Incumbent Squeaks By Right Wing Challenger

The Chicago Tribune reports: Democratic billionaire J.B. Pritzker will take on wealthy Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in November, a race expected to easily shatter Illinois campaign spending records and make a run at the national mark. Both candidates enter a nearly eight-month general election campaign needing to unify their respective parties following bruising primary campaigns. More than half of Democratic ...

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