Tag Archives: Democrats

Who Is Missing From Obama’s Pitch?

With the Democrats expected to suffer huge losses in the midterm elections, the president has issued the below plea for support from the same people that put them in power in 2008: “Young people, African Americans, Latinos, and women.” Um, hello???

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More Accusations Against Eric Massa

Former Rep. Eric Massa has been out of office for almost a month, but fresh allegations of his sexual advances towards male staffers continue to come out. Beginning in March 2009 and over the next several months, male staffers complained that their boss had touched them in a sexual manner, came up with reasons to have staffers travel alone with ...

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Sarah Palin’s Gun Sights

Sarah Palin has posted a map of Democrats to target in the 2010 election with gun sight icons to indicate the district of each member. Some folks aren’t too happy about this. “RELOAD!” Sarah Palin shouted at right-wing supporters via Twitter on Tuesday after President Obama signed the House health care bill. On her Facebook page, she posted a U.S. ...

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GOP Refusing To Condemn Threats Of Violence Against Pro-HCR Democrats

Despite internet postings of the home addresses and phone numbers of Democrats who voted for health care reform, GOP leaders have still not condemned the threats of physical violence pouring in from teabaggers. Local police are now protecting the homes of some Democratic House members.

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WATCH: Obama Signs HCR Bill

UPDATE: The ceremony is concluded. We probably just saw the enactment of the most impactful legislation in our lifetime. If it sticks.

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The House Dems Who Said No To HCR

In alphabetical order, here are the House Democrats who voted against health care reform: John Adler NJ, Jason Altmire PA, Michael Arcuri NY, John Barrow GA, Marion Berry AR, Dan Boren OK, Rick John Boucher VA, Bobby Bright AL, Ben Chandler KY, Travis Childers MS, Artur Davis AL, Lincoln Davis TN, Chet Edwards TX, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin SD, Tim Holden ...

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WATCH: House HCR Coverage

Here’s a live stream of the votes regarding health care reform taking place in the U.S. House this afternoon. Shortly after a rules vote, it appears there will be yet another debate. With the Democrats said to have enough votes to pass the bill, expect a last-minute avalanche of crazy talk and grandstanding from the GOP.

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Nancy Pelosi Attacks Eric Massa

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Insurance Companies Launch National Ad Campaign Against Health Care Reform

Today a group of “major businesses” including health insurance companies is launching a nationwide ad campaign in opposition to the health care reform bill. The campaign will target moderate and conservative Democrats in their home markets after a few days on national cable outlets. Health insurance companies, excoriated by Obama over a recent spate of double-digit premium hikes, are helping ...

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Ethics Probe: Former Rep. Eric Massa Sexually Groped Several Male Staffers

Just-resigned Rep. Eric Massa says he’s only been guilty of “salty language” around his employees. But others say differently. Former Rep. Eric Massa has been under investigation for allegations that he groped multiple male staffers working in his office, according to three sources familiar with the probe. The allegations surrounding the New York Democrat date back at least a year, ...

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Rep. Eric Massa: Rahm Emanuel Is The Son Of The Devil’s Spawn

Rep. Eric Massa has probably burned his last Democratic bridge. Expect a party change announcement any minute. Outgoing Rep. Eric Massa went on a rant regarding White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel today during a radio interview calling him the “son of the devil’s spawn.” Massa (D-NY) went on to say, “He is an individual who would sell his ...

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Rep. Eric Massa: The Democrats Sank Me Because I Opposed Health Care Reform

Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) says that the male sexual harassment investigation that forced his resignation announcement was a revenge plot by fellow Democrats for his opposition to health care reform. “Mine is now the deciding vote on the health care bill,” Massa, who on Friday announced his intention to resign, said during a long monologue on radio station WKPQ. “And ...

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Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) To Resign On Monday Over Ethics Charges

Just days after he revealed that he would not seek a second term in 2010, freshman Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) announced today he will resign on Monday. According to reports, Massa was pressured to resign by fellow Democrats who are alarmed over an ethics committee investigation into charges that Massa sexually harassed a male staffer. In a statement posted on ...

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Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) To Retire Amid Male Sexual Harassment Rumors

First term Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) will not seek a second term in 2010. Although Massa cites a recent cancer diagnosis as part of the reason for his retirement, as yet unsubstantiated rumors in the U.S. House are flying that opposite-married Massa is being investigated by the Ethics Committee for sexually harassing a male staffer. Massa, whose departure endangers Democrats’ ...

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Paterson Could Face Criminal Charges

The witness tampering scandal surrounding NY Gov. David Paterson is getting worse. New York Gov. David Paterson appears to have moved from worrying about his political future to facing the possibility of criminal charges. A second New York Times story Tuesday on his involvement in shielding a close aide, David Johnson, from charges of domestic violence reported that Paterson, besides ...

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BREAKING: Paterson Ends Campaign

UPDATE: NY Gov. Paterson will announce today that he will not seek election in November. Embattled Gov. Paterson has pulled the plug on his election bid, a source close to the governor said Friday. Paterson will announce the decision later Friday. Paterson has been under fire for having contacted a woman who accused one of his top aides of domestic ...

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Bayh Retirement Caught Most By Surprise

The deadline to file to run for the Senate from Indiana is tomorrow.

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Sen. Evan Bayh To Retire

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) says he will not seek reelection this fall as the list of Democrats bowing out in 2010 continues to grow. “After all these years, my passion for service to my fellow citizens is undiminished, but my desire to do so by serving in Congress has waned,” Bayh will say. Bayh will announce the decision at a ...

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Maddow On The Myth Of Bipartisanship

The GOP’s strategy: “Whatever the president wants, we’re against it, no matter how good it may be for the country.”

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Garden State Equality: Stop Donating To Every Political Party

Garden State Equality is talking tough. Sending a bold signal that no political party should take the support of the LGBT community and its allies for granted, Garden State Equality’s Board of Directors has unanimously approved a new provision for the organization’s bylaws that immediately precludes Garden State Equality from giving financial contributions to political parties and their affiliated committees. ...

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