Democrats

Biden Family Mourns Death Of Champ Biden, Age 13

CBS News reports: The White House on Saturday announced the death of Champ, one of President Joe Biden’s dogs. Mr. Biden and first lady Jill Biden said in a statement that the 13-year-old German Shepherd “passed away peacefully at home.” “He was our constant, cherished companion during the last 13 years and was adored by the entire Biden family. Even …

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Charlie Crist Questions FL’s “Outsized Role” In Riot

CBS News reports: Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) on Friday pressed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to create a commission to investigate the state’s role in the events of Jan. 6. “I’m calling on @GovRonDeSantis to protect our democracy by ordering a non-partisan investigation of Florida’s outsized role in the Capitol Insurrection,” Crist, a former Florida governor and current state gubernatorial …

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Dem Resolution Seeks US Apology For “Hundreds Of Thousands” Of LGBT Federal Workers Fired For Sexuality

NBC News reports: LGBTQ civil servants and service members were systematically fired or forced to resign due to their sexual orientation or gender identity over the past seven decades, and a proposed bill is seeking to have the federal government issue an official apology acknowledging its past discriminatory policies. The bill, introduced Thursday by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., says the …

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Biden Signs Bill Making Juneteenth A Federal Holiday

The Washington Post reports: President Biden, having returned to the White House from his first trip abroad as president, plans Thursday to sign into law a bill creating a federal holiday to commemorate Juneteenth, the day marking the end of slavery in Texas. Because June 19 falls on a Saturday this year, most federal employees will get this Friday off. …

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Gay Florida State Rep Launches Bid For US House

Tampa’s Fox News affiliate reports: Another Democrat is tossing their hat in the ring for the District 13 seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Civil rights attorney and state lawmaker Michele Rayner announced her candidacy Monday morning in Largo with little fanfare, surrounded by a small group of family and supporters at her family’s church. Rayner was elected to …

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Schumer: Senate Will Repeal Iraq War Authorization

Politico reports: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced his support on Wednesday for repealing the 2002 war authorization for Iraq, vowing to hold a vote on scrapping the outdated measure later this year. The announcement from Schumer (D-N.Y.) comes as the House is expected to pass Rep. Barbara Lee’s (D-Calif.) bill on Thursday that would repeal the 2002 law, which …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Holds Presser After Putin Meeting

The New York Times reports: President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, speaking to reporters after meeting privately with President Biden on Wednesday, denied that Russia has played a role in a spate of increasingly bold cyberattacks against U.S. institutions, and said the U.S. was the biggest offender. The Russian leader’s remarks suggested that he was not interested in discussing what …

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Nuclear Engineer Dem Launches Bid For Arkansas Gov

NBC News reports: The race to replace Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who cannot run again because of term limits, is gaining another candidate — a nuclear engineer who says he’s running as a Democrat to offer voters another alternative to the Trump brand of politics. Chris Jones, the former head of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, a nonprofit organization based …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Holds Presser At NATO Summit

Starting any minute: A White House official says the delay to US President Joe Biden’s news conference is attributed to the NATO plenary session with leaders running long, as well as all of the one-on-one meetings he conducted on the sidelines of the summit. “There are a lot of people who want to see him here,” a White House official …

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Gay Dem Launches Bid To Unseat Cultist Elise Stefanik

Politico reports: Democrat Matt Putorti is launching a campaign against Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), aiming to knock out one of the Republican Party’s rising stars and a newly minted member of House leadership. Putorti is a 37-year-old attorney from Upstate New York focused on LGBTQ+ equality, reducing gun violence, and immigration. “Elise Stefanik is a threat to spaghetti dinner towns,” …

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Pelosi: I Haven’t Given Up On Joe Manchin [VIDEO]

“I don’t give up on Joe Manchin. When he was governor and Secretary of State in West Virginia he initiated many of the initial ideas that are in the HR 1, S.1, the For the People Act. I read his op-ed and you read a part of it, I think he left the door open. I think it’s ajar. I’m …

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VP And Second Gentleman Join DC Pride Walk [VIDEO]

Washington DC’s NBC News affiliate reports: Vice President Kamala Harris put her pride for the LBGTQ+ community on display Saturday in Washington, D.C. Harris surprised marchers by joining the Capital Pride Walk and Rally. She wore a pink blazer and a “love is love” shirt and walked with the procession for about a block. “Happy Pride,” Harris told members of …

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DNC Honors Pulse Victims With Call For Gun Reform

Just in via press release: 5 years ago, 49 LGBTQ people, largely Black and Latinx, were killed in the deadliest attack on LGBTQ people in American history. The shooting is also the second-deadliest mass shooting in American history. In response, DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, DNC Secretary Jason Rae and DNC LGBTQ Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes released the following statement: “Five …

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De Blasio Explains Ranked Voting With Pizza Toppings

The New York Daily News reports: Stunning pizza lovers across all five boroughs, Mayor de Blasio Thursday suggested vegan cheese and clams as potential toppings in an ill-fated effort to explain the newfangled ranked-choice voting system for New York City primary election on June 22. Hizzoner unveiled a bizarro chart of add-on’s as he tried to demonstrate how New York …

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First Lady Wears “Love” Jacket To Meet British PM

The Associated Press reports: The first lady wore a black jacket with the word “love” outlined on the back in silver beading as she and the president met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Thursday. She wore the same jacket more than two years ago to kick off Biden’s presidential campaign. “We’re bringing love from America,” she …

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Pew Survey: Global Trust In US Soars Under Biden

The Washington Post reports: President Biden has promised the world that “America is back.” As he takes his first trip abroad as president, a Pew Research Center global survey released Thursday shows that many in advanced economies believe it. Trust in the U.S. president fell to historic lows in most countries surveyed during Trump’s presidency, according to Pew. Under Biden, …

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COVID Scientist Fired By DeSantis To Challenge Gaetz

NBC News reports: The scientist who said she was fired by Gov. Ron DeSantis for refusing to censor Florida’s Covid-19 numbers said Tuesday she’s hoping to unseat another high-profile Republican politician in the state — Rep. Matt Gaetz. Rebekah Jones said the congressman, currently under investigation by the Justice Department for allegedly paying an underage girl for sex, is vulnerable. …

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NYC Mayoral Frontrunner Questioned Over Residency

Politico reports: Eric Adams announced he was living in Brooklyn Borough Hall to combat Covid last March. Now it seems he may have never left. The New York City mayoral hopeful has been staying overnight and keeping late-night and early-morning hours in the government building where he and his staff work, according to POLITICO’s recent observations and those from several …

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Val Demings Formally Launches Bid To Unseat Rubio

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Saying she’s ready for a “tough fight,” Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings of Orlando officially launched Wednesday her campaign to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio next year. “I know how to get through tough times, and I think we would all agree that we’re in some really tough, unusual times right now,” Demings told the …

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Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe Wins VA Dem Gov Primary

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports: Terry McAuliffe, the former governor seeking a return to the Executive Mansion, will represent Democrats this fall in a closely watched contest that will test Democrats’ political hold over the state in the post-Trump era. McAuliffe, 64, easily prevailed in a five-way Democratic primary where his fundraising, name recognition and connections to powerful Virginians made him …

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