Tag Archives: Democrats

Lady Bears Against Sarah Palin!

From the Democratic women’s group, Emily’s List.

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He’s On A Cow

Dr. Daniel Freilich is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy in next week’s Democratic primary in Vermont. Here’s his take on the popular Old Spice commercials. (Via – Towleroad)

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DNC Chair Tim Kaine Talks LGBT Issues

Former Virginia governor and present DNC chairman Tim Kaine created this clip ostensibly to answer questions from the LGBT community, but mostly he just cites recent successes on our behalf by the Obama administration. There is no mention of DOMA, but Kaine does promise that Democrats “will do everything in their power” to pass ENDA.

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McCain Opponent Dodges Marriage Question At Netroots Nation

Former Tuscon city council member Rodney Glassman is considered the leading Democrat in the campaign for John McCain’s U.S. Senate seat. (That doesn’t mean he’s necessarily got a chance.) Glassman opposes marriage equality, as you’ll see in this clip from Netroots Nation when he dodges a shouted question from the audience.

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WASHINGTON: House Democrats Pledge LGBT-Inclusive Immigration Reform

U.S. House Democrats held a joint press conference with major LGBT and immigrant groups this morning to restate their support for a comprehensive immigration reform bill that provides for the equal treatment of LGBT couples. Democrats from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Congressional Progressive Caucus, and Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus were joined by ...

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Eliot Spitzer Lands CNN Gig

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who in 2008 dragged his scowling wife before the cameras to resign in a prostitution scandal, has been hired to host a new primetime show on CNN. CNN announced Wednesday that it had hired former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and conservative columnist Kathleen Parker to helm a new point-counterpoint show in the key ...

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Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC) Apologizes For Roughing Up Student Reporter

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VIDEO: Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC) Scuffles With Student Journalist

On his way out of a Democratic fundraiser headlined by Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC) got physical with a student journalist. Video posted to YouTube today shows Rep. Bob Etheridge, D-NC, tussling with two men who approached him on a sidewalk asking about his support for the Obama administration. One of the men, who identifies himself as a student, ...

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Al And Tipper Gore Separate

Former Vice President Al Gore is separating from his wife Tipper after 40 years of marriage. “This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration,” the couple said in an e-mail obtained by Politico. “We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, ...

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Who Were The House Dems Who Said No To The DADT Repeal Compromise Bill?

Here they are: Bright (AL), Berry (AR), Ross (AR), Bishop (GA), Lipinski (IL), Donelly (IN), Peterson (MN) Childers (MS), Taylor (MS), Skelton (MO), Etheridge (NC), McIntyre (NC), Shuler (NC), Pomeroy (ND), Carney(PA), Critz (PA), Spratt (SC), Davis (TN), Tanner(TN), Edwards (TX), Gene (TX), Ortiz (TX), Boucher (VA), Rahall (WV).

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PENN: Sen. Arlen Specter Loses Democratic Primary To Rep. Joe Sestak

Wow. Five-term Sen. Arlen Specter lost the Pennsylvania Democratic primary tonight to Rep. Joe Sestak. Specter switched to the Democratic side of the aisle last year after casting the critical vote in the Recovery Act. But, many believed he switched parties because he would have lost a Republican primary against Pat Toomey. Now it seems Specter was done anyway. After ...

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Florida Dems To Bill McCollum: You Owe The Taxpayers $120,000

The Florida Democratic Party is blasting Attorney General Bill McCollum for “fiscal recklessness” and demanding that his campaign reimburse the state for the money paid to “expert witness” Dr. George Rekers. Karen Thurman, head of the Florida Dems, writes: Even more disturbing than the total amount paid to Mr. Rekers is the fact that he was paid almost double what ...

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Florida Democratic Party Rips AG McCollum For Lies About Rekers

The Democratic machine in Florida is wasting no time in going after Attorney General Bill McCollum after this morning’s revelation that he personally sent a letter recommending Dr. George Rekers be hired for the state’s defense of its ban on gay adoption. As soon as the story broke that Bill McCollum’s expert witness for Florida’s gay adoption trial was photographed ...

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Dems Launch “Shirtless” Campaign Against GOP Senate Candidate Rob Portman

Portman’s name last appeared on this blog when it was revealed that Mary Cheney had contributed to his campaign. Former U.S. Rep. Portman (R-OH) opposes same-sex marriage and gay adoption.

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Dems Hit Back At Fiorina’s Demon Sheep

Remember California U.S Senate candidate Carly Fiorina’s much-mocked “demon sheep” ad? AmericaBlog tips us to the Democrats’ hilarious response.

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Controversial Biometric ID Immigration Bill Also Includes Rights For Gay Couples

Somewhat overlooked in Friday’s furor over the Democrats’ biometric ID proposal was the fact that the bill also slips in immigration rights for the partners of gay U.S. citizens. Christianists have picked up on that and are, of course, outraged. Not surprisingly, the move has been hailed by gay rights groups and condemned by Catholics. “Today’s inclusive framework is an ...

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Democrats Push For Biometric ID Card

Despite the public outcry about the new law in Arizona, Democrats are pushing to force all Americans to carry a biometric ID card. From their immigration reform bill: The national ID program would be titled the Believe System, an acronym for Biometric Enrollment, Locally stored Information and Electronic Verification of Employment. It would require all workers across the nation to ...

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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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