Democrats

Biden White House Will Restart Release Of Visitor Logs

Politico reports: The White House will restart the release of its visitor logs once President-elect Joe Biden takes office, Biden transition spokesperson Jen Psaki announced Friday. The move is a shift from President Donald Trump’s White House, which kept visitor logs to core offices of the White House, including the West Wing, private. The Trump administration faced legal challenges to …

Read More »

AP: How Biden Aims To Reshape The Presidency Itself

The Associated Press reports: In ways big and small, Biden will look to change the office he will soon inhabit. Incendiary tweets are out, wonky policy briefings are in. Biden, as much an institutionalist as Trump has been a disruptor, will look to change the tone and priorities of the office. Trump’s trail of tweets has roiled the capital for …

Read More »

Pete Buttigieg’s Confirmation Hearing Set For Thursday

The Hill reports: Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s confirmation hearing for the role of Transportation secretary will be held Thursday. Just a day after President-elect Joe Biden is slated for inauguration, Buttigieg will face questions from members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. If he’s approved, Buttigieg will be the first openly gay Cabinet secretary …

Read More »

Biden Taps Jamie Harrison To Be Chairman Of DNC

Politico reports: President-elect Joe Biden is tapping former South Carolina Democratic Party chair Jaime Harrison to lead the Democratic National Committee, according to three people familiar with the decision, a major victory for state party heads and the powerful House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn. Harrison, a current associate chair and senior counselor at the DNC, will be charged with leading …

Read More »

Pelosi: $5-10K Fines For Evading House Metal Detectors

From House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: Speaker Nancy Pelosi today announced that, when returning to session on January 21, the House will vote on a rule change mandating fines for Members who refuse to follow new screening protocols for House Chamber: “On behalf of the House, I express my deepest gratitude to the U.S. Capitol Police for the valor that they …

Read More »

Andrew Yang Unveils Bid For NYC Mayor [VIDEO]

Spectrum’s NY1 reports: After weeks of weighing a candidacy, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang announced on Wednesday night that he is entering the race for mayor. Yang’s campaign released a video showing him in iconic locations across the five boroughs. He plays the piano near the Coney Island boardwalk, rides the subway near Yankee Stadium, watches a skateboarder, and then …

Read More »

Nancy Pelosi Has An Outfit Just For Impeachments

People Magazine reports: Without even saying a word, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke volumes today as she arrived to Wednesday’s House impeachment vote wearing the same outfit she wore at President Donald Trump’s first impeachment. Pelosi’s office confirmed to PEOPLE that the outfit worn by Pelosi on Wednesday is the same one worn on Dec. 18, 2019, when she presided …

Read More »

DE Animal Shelter To “Indogurate” Biden’s Shepherd

NPR reports: President-elect Joe Biden is set to restore a bipartisan norm upon moving into the White House: presidential dogs. The Bidens have two German shepherds, Champ and Major. Major, in particular, has a “wags to riches” tail. He’ll soon be the first dog to go from a shelter to the White House. That shelter, the Delaware Humane Association, plans …

Read More »

LIVE VIDEO: House Introduces Article Of Impeachment

CNBC reports: The House will move closer Monday to impeaching President Donald Trump an unprecedented second time, this time for inciting his supporters who invaded the U.S. Capitol during Congress’ electoral vote count last week. Democrats plan to introduce an article of impeachment Monday that charges Trump with high crimes and misdemeanors for whipping up an insurrection and disrupting the …

Read More »

Pelosi: The House Will Proceed With Impeachment

The Associated Press reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday the House will proceed with legislation to impeach President Donald Trump, calling him a threat to democracy after the deadly assault on the Capitol. Pelosi made the announcement in a letter to colleagues. She said the House will act with solemnity but also urgency with just days remaining before Trump …

Read More »

PA Lt Gov. John Fetterman Floats 2022 US Senate Bid

The Philadelphia Enquirer reports: Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman says he is taking “a serious look” at another run for the U.S. Senate in 2022, an ambition he plans to share with supporters on Friday. “The 2022 cycle in Pennsylvania is going to be one of the most, if not the most, important races,” Fetterman told The Inquirer in a …

Read More »

LIVE VIDEO: Pelosi Holds Presser On Capitol Riots

CBS News reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is holding her weekly press conference Thursday afternoon at the Capitol, one day after a pro-Trump mob stormed the complex and delayed the counting of Electoral College votes. One person was shot and killed while three others died of “medical emergencies,” police said. Rioters managed to break into the Senate chamber and nearly …

Read More »

Congress To Resume Counting Electoral Votes Tonight

The New York Times reports: Lawmakers will resume counting Electoral College votes on Wednesday, hours after a mob of Trump loyalists stormed the Capitol, Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said as she vowed that the attack would not “deter us from our responsibility to validate the election of Joe Biden.” In a letter to colleagues, Ms. Pelosi said she had …

Read More »

Ossoff Defeats Perdue In Georgia Senate Runoff

USA Today reports: Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock both won Senate runoffs in Georgia, giving Democrats control of the Senate. Ossoff is projected to defeat incumbent Republican David Perdue in Georgia’s runoff elections, according to NBC News and CBS, giving Democrats a majority in the Senate. Ossoff’s victory came hours after Democrat Raphael Warnock prevailed over incumbent Republican Sen. …

Read More »

Chuck Schumer Declares Democratic Majority In Senate

Via press release from Sen. Chuck Schumer: It feels like a brand new day. For the first time in six years, Democrats will operate a majority in the United States Senate — and that will be very good for the American people. America is experiencing one of the greatest crises we have ever faced, and the Senate Democratic Majority is …

Read More »

Warnock Defeats Loeffler In Georgia Senate Runoff

The Associated Press reports: Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the party’s reach.  A pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. It was a …

Read More »

Carters Will Not Attend Joe Biden’s Inauguration

Reuters reports: Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. It marks the first time the couple, 96 and 93, will have missed the ceremonies since Carter was sworn in as the 39th president in 1977. A spokeswoman at The Carter Center in Atlanta said the Carters have sent Biden and …

Read More »

Joe Biden To Forgo Traditional Inauguration Parade

USA Today reports: President-elect Joe Biden won’t get a traditional inaugural parade down Pennsylvania Avenue after he takes the oath of office, but he will get a presidential escort to the White House. Biden and incoming first lady Jill Biden will forgo the traditional inaugural parade on Jan. 20, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Sunday. Instead, the Bidens will receive …

Read More »

BREAKING: Nancy Pelosi Reelected US House Speaker

The Washington Post reports: Pelosi was reelected speaker Sunday in a House contest marked by the absences of several lawmakers who have contracted the coronavirus. The 80-year-old California Democrat, the only woman in history to serve as speaker, secured what might be her last two-year term in the top post. She will lead a razor-thin Democratic majority in the House, …

Read More »

Pelosi Faces Difficult Vote For House Speakership

The Washington Post reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will embark Sunday on what stands to be her most difficult term yet — thanks to a diminished majority, a potentially fractious corps of left-wing lawmakers, the jockeying of would-be successors and the legislative ambitions of a Democratic president. First, however, she has to get elected. The speaker election will be the …

Read More »