Tag Archives: Democrats

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI) To Retire

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI) announced tonight that he will not run for reelection in 2012, making him the fifth Senate Democrat to declare their retirement at the end of the current term. Akaka was first appointed to the Senate in 1990 after Sen. Spark Matsunaga died of prostate cancer. After months of thinking about my political future, I am announcing ...

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Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) To Retire

First-term Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) announced today that he will not seek reelection in 2012. Webb’s decision, long anticipated by many in Virginia politics, will make his seat more difficult to hold for his party. Ex-Sen. George Allen (R), who lost the seat in 2006 to Webb, is running to win it back, and a handful of other GOP candidates ...

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As You Were

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Grayson: Here’s What Dems Did Wrong

Man, I hope we haven’t seen the last of him.

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Thank You, Speaker Pelosi

On her final day as the first woman Speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi says she has “no regrets.”

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Primaries For Palin

A website has sprung up with instructions for Democrats on how to vote for Sarah Palin in states that will hold open primaries in 2012. From the site’s FAQ page: Our purpose is to have Democrats and Independents help to nominate Sarah Palin as the Republican candidate for president in state primaries. In numerous head-to-head polls, Palin is the only ...

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV): I’m Sorry I Wasn’t There To Vote Against DADT Repeal

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who was the lone Democrat to vote against the Defense Authorization Act when it included the repeal of DADT, now says he regrets not being in DC to also vote against the stand-alone version of the bill. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin apologized to his constituents Tuesday for missing two key votes over the weekend. Manchin has ...

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Sen. Carl Levin: The President Needs To Use His Bully Pulpit On DADT Repeal

“I don’t see the kind of willingness to fight that hard.”

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Do As They Say, Not As They Do

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Rep. Barney Frank On House Democrats’ Rejection Of Obama’s Tax Compromise

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Tweet Of The Day II – Nancy Pelosi

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CA Attorney General-Elect Kamala Harris: We Will Not Defend Proposition 8

There wasn’t any doubt, but it’s nice to hear her work it into her victory speech.

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CALIFORNIA: Democrat Kamala Harris Wins State Attorney General Race

It took weeks of the tedious counting of provisional ballots, but San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris has at last been named California’s Attorney General-elect. Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley has conceded. Aside from completing a virtual Democratic sweep of all of California’s top offices, Harris’ win is good news for the gay community as she has vowed not ...

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Democratic Senators Hold Press DADT Conference: We Will Get This Done

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi Re-Elected Leader Of House Democrats

But 43 Democrats voted against her. Officials said that Ms. Pelosi defeated Representative Heath Shuler of North Carolina in an internal party vote, 150 to 43. Mr. Shuler acknowledged before the vote that he had no chance to win, but he wanted to give disgruntled Democrats a chance to register their opposition to Ms. Pelosi’s leadership just the same. Earlier ...

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New York Times Says “No” To Rep. Nancy Pelosi As House Minority Leader

In an editorial published today, the New York Times says that House Democrats would be better served by a Minority Leader other than Nancy Pelosi. Ms. Pelosi announced on Friday that she would seek the post of House minority leader. That job is not a good match for her abilities in maneuvering legislation and trading votes, since Democrats will no ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Rep. Nancy Pelosi

There was some question as to whether Pelosi would run for House Minority Leader and since Tuesday night a couple of House Democrats have gone as far as declaring they’d oppose her. Over on Twitter, teabaggers are claiming to be ecstatic over this news, so Pelosi can continue “dragging the Democrats down.”

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WASHINGTON: Dem Patty Murray Declared Senate Winner Over GOP’s Dino Rossi

Last last night Sen. Patty Murray was declared the winner against GOP challenger Dino Rossi. All the ballots still aren’t counted yet, but Murray’s 46,000 vote lead was judged to be insurmountable. Murray has a near 100% record on LGBT rights, but supports civil unions over full marriage equality. Rossi had been endorsed by the Tea Party, but steered clear ...

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You Can Thank Iowa Sen. Mike Gronstal For Vowing To Protect Gay Marriage

Yesterday many of you expressed admiration for Iowa state Sen. Mike Gronstal’s vow to thwart NOM’s attempt to repeal same-sex marriage. You can now turn that gratitude into action because immediately after Gronstal’s pledge, an Act Blue donation page sprang up. Activist Joe Mirabella writes us: “He alone can preserve my right to marry the love of my life, Joe ...

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Rep. Alan Grayson: I Lost Because Young Democrats Just Didn’t Come Out To Vote

According to Grayson, only one House Democrat who won in 2008 with a less than ten point margin was reelected on Tuesday. Grayson and 22 others were not. Grayson closes the interview with “we’ll see” when asked if he’ll run for office again.

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