Tag Archives: Democrats

Bernie Sanders Warns New DNC Chairman Tom Perez: The Same Old Democratic Party No Longer Works

Politico reports: Seeking to move the party ahead, Sanders issued a statement congratulating Perez shortly after the results were announced. “I congratulate Tom Perez on his election as chairman of the Democratic National Committee and look forward to working with him,” he said, a break from his earlier warnings that a vote for Perez would be a vote for the ...

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Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez Narrowly Elected DNC Chairman After Controversial Voting [VIDEO]

Former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez was elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee this afternoon in Atlanta on the second ballot after coming within a half-vote of winning during the first round. (Democrats Abroad get a half-vote each.) Perez narrowly beat Rep. Keith Ellison with a final second round tally of 235-200. Considerable controversy erupted during the first round ...

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Democrats Question Trump’s Mental Health

The Hill reports: A growing number of Democrats are openly questioning President Trump’s mental health. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) in a floor speech this week called for a review of the Constitution’s procedures for removing a president. He warned the 25th Amendment of the Constitution falls short when it comes to mental or emotional fitness for office. Sen. Al Franken ...

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RFK’s Son Unveils Bid For Illinois Governor [VIDEO]

The Chicago Tribune reports: Chicago businessman Chris Kennedy will join the Democratic race for Illinois governor, officially filing paperwork with the state later Wednesday, said campaign aides to the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy. “Today I am announcing my run for governor because I love Illinois,” Kennedy said in a statement. “But we have never been in worse ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Democrats Continue Speeches Against Betsy DeVos As Noon Vote Approaches

Mic.com reports: Democrats pulled an all-nighter on the Senate floor Monday to try and block Betsy DeVos from becoming secretary of the Department of Education, assailing her credentials — or lack thereof — in an effort to convince their GOP colleagues to vote against her nomination. One by one, Senate Democrats took to the floor throughout the night to make ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Democrats Filibuster Against Betsy DeVos

Mother Jones reports: Senate Democrats have announced a plan to hold the Senate floor for the next 24 hours to speak against President Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos. “In my mind, she is the least qualified nominee in a historically unqualified cabinet,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said from the floor on Monday. “On conflicts of interest, she ranks ...

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McConnell: Use Of Nuclear Option To Confirm SCOTUS Neil Nominee Gorsuch Is “Up To Democrats” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell left the door open to using the “nuclear option” and eliminate the Senate’s rule requiring 60 votes to confirm Supreme Court justices if Democrats attempt a filibuster. “I haven’t said what will happen at that point. I’m confident we will get 60 votes,” the Kentucky Republican told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Anthony Weiner May Face 15 Years In Prison Over Sexting With Teenage Girl [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: He’s keeping his mouth zipped. A silent Anthony Weiner fled from reporters Wednesday outside his East Side apartment building amid reports that his online wooing of a 15-year-old girl could land him behind bars. The media chased the disgraced ex-congressman down the block outside the Zeckendorf Towers, with the 52-year estranged husband of Huma ...

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Chuck Schumer Vows That Senate Dems Will Overturn Trump’s “Mean-Spirited” Executive Order [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York called on President Donald Trump to reverse his executive order on immigration, calling it “mean-spirited and un-American.” Schumer said Senate Democrats will soon introduce legislation attempting to overturn Trump’s travel ban executive order. An aide to Schumer says the legislation could come as soon as Monday. At a press ...

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MINNESOTA: Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton Collapses During Address, Strikes Head On Lectern [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton collapsed while delivering the State of the State address on Monday, striking his head on a lectern. The 69-year-old Democrat appeared to be conscious as he was helped into a back room several minutes later, and a top staffer said he walked out of the Capitol on his own and was spending time ...

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Hillary Clinton Tweets From The Inauguration

As she arrived at the Capitol Building with former President Bill Clinton, Hillary’s official Twitter account issued the above message. Nearly one-third of House Democrats, more than 60 at last count, have elected not to attend the inauguration, but all Senate Democrats are there today.

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Growing List Of Democrats To Boycott Inauguration

The Washington Post reports: A growing group of Democratic lawmakers will boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday as a protest of Trump’s worldview and his criticism of civil rights icon John Lewis, congressman of Georgia There are now more than 40 House Democrats — 42, at last count — who have declared that they will not attend the inauguration on ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Democrats Begin (Maybe) All Night Shame-A-Thon On GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Campaign

The Washington Post reports: House Democrats hit public relations gold last year when they staged a 25-hour sit-in on the House floor to demand votes on gun control. Now Senate Democrats hope they can re-create the glow for Obamacare. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced Monday that Democrats will “hold the floor late into the night” to protest GOP ...

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Cots Delivered To Senate As Democrats Plan All Night Live-Stream Shame-A-Thon Against Obamacare Repeal

The Huffington Post reports: Republicans are plowing forward this month with repealing the Affordable Care Act, and Democrats, with little ability to stop them, have plans to make it as politically damaging for them as possible. On Monday night, Senate Democrats plan to stay up late, delivering floor speeches and Facebook Live broadcasts attacking the Republicans’ drive to dismantle President ...

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House Dems Fail With Electoral College Challenge

All they need was ONE Senator to force a debate, but it was a lost cause from the start. Politico reports: A challenge by several House Democrats to Donald Trump’s election on Friday collapsed when they failed to convince a single Democratic senator to join their protest. The short-lived, doomed-from-the-start effort — spearheaded by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas ...

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House Democrats Mull Electoral College Challenge

Politico reports: Several House Democrats are weighing a formal challenge to Donald Trump’s election on Friday, when Congress meets in joint session to certify Trump’s Electoral College victory. Reps. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado, Bobby Scott of Virginia [photo] and Jamie Raskin of Maryland are among a group of Democrats eyeing challenges. Members have the right to lodge those protests when ...

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VIRGINIA: Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe Signs LGBT Rights Executive Order, Vows To Veto “Bathroom Bill”

The Washington Blade reports: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Thursday signed an executive order that bans anti-LGBT discrimination among state employees, contractors and subcontractors. “Today’s executive order is a huge leap forward in our goal toward becoming a state that is a safe, welcoming and equal place for all Virginians,” said Equality Virginia Executive Director James Parrish in a press ...

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Dem Bill Would Force Trump To Release His Taxes

The Hill reports: Sen. Ron Wyden (Ore.), the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, on Wednesday introduced a bill that would require President-elect Donald Trump to release his tax returns. The measure comes as Democrats are pushing to increase the financial transparency of Trump and his wealthy Cabinet picks. But it is unlikely to be enacted with Trump taking ...

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Chuck Schumer Vows Dems Will Fight “Tooth And Nail” Against Trump, Won’t Stand For “Twitter Presidency”

The New York Daily News reports: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), in his first speech as the chamber’s minority leader, laid out in sweeping terms Tuesday how he would use his new leadership job to hold President-elect Trump “accountable” to voters and to his own campaign promise to “make America great again.” In sharply worded remarks spanning 20 minutes on the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Joe Biden Swears-In New Senators

Vice President Joe Biden will swear in seven new US Senators at noon, five of whom are Democrats. In addition to the four women seen above, former US Rep. Chris Van Hollen will be sworn-in as the successor to retiring Democratic Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski. Watch below.

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