Tag Archives: Democrats

Lincoln Chafee To Unveil 2016 Bid Today

Via The Hill: Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is set to enter the Democratic presidential field Wednesday afternoon, making a bid to become the foreign policy foil to front-runner Hillary Clinton. While the majority of presidential contenders launched their bids at large rallies in their home states, Chafee will announce his candidacy during a foreign policy speech at George ...

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Debbie Wasserman Shultz: Celebrate Pride With An Eye On Work Still To Be Done

“These Republican candidates want to take us backwards, undoing the progress we’ve fought so hard to secure. Jeb Bush has said that, ‘the institution of marriage is under attack in our society.’ Marco Rubio said one would need to have a ‘ridiculous and absurd reading of the U.S. Constitution’ to think same-sex couples have the right to marry. Rand Paul, ...

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Candidates React To Beau Biden’s Death

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Beau Biden Dies Of Cancer At Age 46

Former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, has died of brain cancer at the age of 46. The vice president has issued a statement: It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

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ALABAMA: House Kills LGBT Rights Bill

Via the Montgomery Advertiser: A House committee Wednesday killed a bill that would have banned discrimination against individuals based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Christopher England, D-Tuscaloosa [PHOTO], would have added the classes to state protections against discrimination in employment, housing, accommodations, financial transactions and voting. “I believe in order to protect those ...

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Quote Of The Day – Daniel O’Donnell

“As for many, there is a deeply personal element to this historic victory for me. I am very recognizably Irish-American, from my face to my name, but until these last few weeks, I have often felt that I don’t belong. Last month I was invited to Ireland by the Lawyers for Yes Campaign to help kick off the final weeks ...

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Joe Biden Celebrates Ireland, Calls On More Nations To Improve LGBT Rights

Vice President Joe Biden today published an op-ed in the Advocate, the Washington Blade, and the Irish Times in which he celebrates Ireland’s historic vote for same-sex marriage and calls on more nations to improve their own laws on LGBT rights. The White House provides us with the text: Last weekend, more than 1.2 million Irish voters took a courageous ...

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TEXAS: Hate Group Celebrates Democrat Who Revived “Defy SCOTUS” Bill

Earlier today Texas state Rep. Cecil Bell’s bill to super-triple-extra ban same-sex marriage was revived when it was attached as an amendment by Democratic state Sen. Eddie Lucio. Texas Values is so pleased that they’ve photoshopped Lucio into the photo of Bell cutting the “celebration” cake marking the tenth anniversary of the Texas ban on same-sex marriage. That anniversary doesn’t ...

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US Rep. Ted Lieu To Introduce Bill To Ban “Ex-Gay” Torture As Fraudulent Practice

Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: On Tuesday morning, Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu of California will introduce a federal bill to ban commercial efforts to change people’s sexual orientation or gender identity — often called conversion therapy. “The public views conversion therapy as quackery, as something that harms people,” Lieu told BuzzFeed News on Monday afternoon, just after landing back in ...

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Politico: The GOP Is Literally Dying Off

Via Politico: Since the average Republican is significantly older than the average Democrat, far more Republicans than Democrats have died since the 2012 elections. To make matters worse, the GOP is attracting fewer first-time voters. Unless the party is able to make inroads with new voters, or discover a fountain of youth, the GOP’s slow demographic slide will continue election ...

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Tweet Of The Day – The Democrats

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97% Of Liberal Dems Approve Of Obama

From the latest CNN survey: For the first time since May of 2013, more Americans polled say they have a positive impression of how Obama is handling the presidency than a negative one: 48% approve of the way Obama is handling his job, while 47% disapprove. As among young people, other shifts in Obama’s favor have come largely from the ...

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Sen. Cory Booker On Obergefell Case

Here’s the fiery speech on same-sex marriage delivered yesterday by Sen. Cory Booker, who is being touted by some as a potential running mate for Hillary Clinton.

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Dems To Intro Federal LGBT Rights Bill

Via USA Today: Congressional Democrats said Monday they’ll push for federal legislation to prevent discrimination against gays and lesbians in states that lack broad non-discrimination laws. “It’s time for Congress to weigh in on what is happening across the country,” said Rep. Steve Israel of New York, who heads the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. “The recent examples of ...

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BREAKING: Gay Couples Star In Hillary Clinton 2016 Announcement Clip

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Hillary Clinton To Announce This Weekend

Via Business Insider: A source with knowledge of Hillary Clinton’s plans has confirmed that she will officially announce her 2016 presidential bid on Saturday or Sunday. This will be imminently followed by campaign travel. A spokesperson for Clinton’s campaign team did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider. Clinton has long been expected to enter the ...

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Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee Announces 2016 Exploratory Committee

Via Rhode Island NPR: Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has announced that he is considering a campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president. The 62-year old former U.S. Senator and governor said in an interview that he wants to give Democratic voters a choice for president. “The Republicans have lots of choices, I feel that Democratic voters deserve ...

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TRAILER: The Runner-Up

Billboard reports: The political baptism of Clay Aiken will be explored with the premiere of the new docu-series, The Runner-Up, premiering Tuesday night (April 7) on the Esquire Network. From the very first frame, the cameras follow him from his initial days stumping door to door to the nail-biting drama leading to the results of the primary election as the ...

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Sen. Harry Reid To Retire In 2016

The New York Times has the big news: Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obama’s ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance. Mr. Reid, 75, who suffered serious eye and facial injuries in ...

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