Democrats

Louisiana Gov Calls For Three Days of Fasting, Prayer

Newsweek reports: In a press conference on Thursday, Louisiana’s Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards called for three days of fasting and praying during lunchtime from July 20 to 22. “I know it’s a little bit unusual,” Edwards said. “This will be a spiritual diet and exercise that I, as a Catholic Christian, believe is very important anyway.” He said the …

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Progressive Defeats 16-Term Dem Rep. Eliot Engel

The New York Times reports: Jamaal Bowman has scored a stunning victory over Representative Eliot L. Engel of New York in a Democratic primary, defeating the 16-term incumbent and overcoming the efforts of the Democratic establishment in a profound show of progressive political power. Mr. Bowman, a middle school principal from Yonkers, was declared the winner on Friday, after a …

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DNC: Democratic Convention Will Be Entirely Virtual

The New York Times reports: Democratic officials are instructing House and Senate members and party delegates to skip attending their national convention this summer, a sign of the ever-shrinking aspirations for their big campaign event in the face of surging coronavirus cases in the United States. “We have been working closely with state and local public health officials, as well …

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Dem Colorado Gov Finally Issues Statewide Mask Rule

The Denver Post reports: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis issued a statewide mask mandate Thursday afternoon, after days of pressure from his fellow Democrats to make the move. Polis announced at a news conference that he has issued an executive order requiring everyone age 10 and older to wear a mask or other facial covering while in public indoor spaces. The …

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Biden +15 Over Trump In New Quinnipiac National Poll

Will the Trump cult demand another apology? Former Vice President Joe Biden has widened his lead over President Trump to 15 points in a new national Quinnipiac University poll. The poll released Wednesday shows Biden garnering 52 percent of the vote to Trump’s 37 percent. That’s the widest lead for Biden recorded by a Quinnipiac survey to date. A similar …

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PENNSYLVANIA: Biden +13 In New Monmouth Poll

Pittsburgh’s CBS News affiliate reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a 13-point lead over President Donald Trump among all registered voters in Pennsylvania, that’s according to a new poll just released from Monmouth University. In age groups, it’s advantage Biden among voters under 50 and voters age 65 and older. President Trump holds the advantage among voters between the …

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House Dems Renew Push To Get Trump’s Financials

They’ll never get the records before the election but good for them anyway: House Democrats have renewed their push to obtain President Trump’s financial records after the Supreme Court ruled against them last week but allowed them to resubmit the case to a lower court. Douglas Letter, the House’s top attorney, wrote to the Supreme Court Monday evening, requesting that …

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ARIZONA: Mark Kelly +9 Over McSally In New Poll

The Hill reports: Retired astronaut Mark Kelly (D) holds a 9-point lead over Sen. Martha McSally (R) in Arizona, a state critical to Democrats’ hopes of reclaiming control of the U.S. Senate. Kelly leads McSally by a 52 percent to 43 percent margin, according to a new survey conducted by the Phoenix-based firm OH Predictive Insights. Kelly leads by 27 …

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Dem Ex-Sen. David Pryor Hospitalized With COVID

The Associated Press reports: David Pryor, a former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator, is hospitalized in Little Rock after testing positive for COVID-19, his family said in a statement Monday. David Pryor and his wife, Barbara Pryor, both received positive test results Friday for the disease caused by the coronavirus, according to the statement. David Pryor, who is 85 and …

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TEXAS: Joe Biden +5 Over Trump In New Poll

The Dallas Morning News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden has built a five-point lead over President Donald Trump in Texas as unease over Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic mounts, a new Dallas Morning News/University of Texas at Tyler poll has found. Biden had 46% support to Trump’s 41%. If the general election were held today, the outcome could …

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Powerful Health Care Workers Union Endorses Biden

Politico reports: The Service Employees International Union, which represents 2 million workers in health care, property services and the public sector, announced Thursday that it will throw its grassroots organizing power behind presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential campaign. How does this change the race? By winning SEIU’s endorsement, Biden can tap into a network of tens …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Lays Out Economic Recovery Plan

The New York Times reports: Joseph R. Biden Jr. will lay out a populist economic vision to revive and reinvest in American manufacturing on Thursday, calling for major new spending and stricter new rules to “Buy American” as part of an effort to more aggressively challenge President Trump on two of his signature issues: the economy and nationalism. In a …

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms Tests Positive For COVID

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms revealed moments ago on Twitter that she has tested positive for coronavirus. Current Georgia stats: Cases: 95,516 (+2,216 in 24 hours) Georgia has reported 2,000 or more new cases in seven of the last eight days. McClatchy measures new cases by subtracting the total number of infections reported at 3 p.m. from the total number of …

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Politico: Dems “Smell A Rout” Coming In November

Politico reports: Donald Trump’s collapsing poll numbers have Democrats thinking bigger than just winning the White House and seizing the Senate — they’re imagining a rout that extends all the way down the ballot. Intent on not repeating the mistakes of 2010 under then-President Barack Obama, the party is seizing on a once-in-a-decade opportunity to drive the redistricting process — …

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MAINE: Collins Challenger +4 In New US Senate Poll

The Bangor Daily News reports: A poll released Monday showed House Speaker Sara Gideon with a narrow lead over Sen. Susan Collins, with the Democrat receiving 46 percent support compared with 42 percent for the Republican incumbent. Both the primary and the general election will be decided by ranked-choice voting. Several independents, including former Green candidate Lisa Savage and conservative …

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Biden +12 Over Trump In New National Monmouth Poll

Politico reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to lead President Donald Trump by a wide margin nationally, a poll released Thursday shows, as the race for the White House stabilizes, at least for the time being, with Biden well in front. The Monmouth University poll shows Biden with a 12-point nationwide lead over the president, 53 percent to 41 …

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Biden Outraises Trump With Record $141 Million Haul

Reuters reports: Democrat Joe Biden edged out Republican Donald Trump in fundraising for a second straight month in June, data from the rival U.S. presidential campaigns showed on Wednesday. Biden and allied Democratic groups raked in over $141 million during the month, while President Trump and closely tied groups hauled $131 million. In each case, the figures were new monthly …

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Pew Research: Biden +40 Among Voters Ages 18-29

Just out today from Pew Research: In the presidential contest, Donald Trump faces a 10 percentage point deficit in his race against Joe Biden: 54% of registered voters say if the election were held today, they would support Biden or lean toward voting for him, while 44% support Trump or lean toward supporting him. By well more than two-to-one (68% …

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Joe Biden Roasts Trump’s “Dereliction” On COVID And Russia: He Doesn’t Seem “Cognitively Aware” Of Things

Fox News reports: While Biden’s press conference in Delaware was ostensibly about how he would respond to the coronavirus pandemic, the former vice president slammed the current White House occupant for his response to reports that Russian intelligence operatives offered to pay bounties to Taliban-linked militants who killed U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Trump on Sunday denied that he had been …

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“Large Bank Transfers” Back Intel On Russian Bounties

The New York Times reports: American officials intercepted electronic data showing large financial transfers from a bank account controlled by Russia’s military intelligence agency to a Taliban-linked account, which was among the evidence that supported their conclusion that Russia covertly offered bounties for killing U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan, according to three officials familiar with the intelligence. Though the …

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