Democrats

Seth Moulton: Trump Voters Know He’s An Asshole

Politico reports: Rep. Seth Moulton thinks voters know Donald Trump is an “asshole” — but he says Democrats are wasting their time launching a “moral crusade” against the president. Moulton is polling at the back of the pack seeking the Democratic nomination for president, and he didn’t make it on the stage for the first primary debate last month. But …

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Harris Proposes $1B Fund To Clear Rape Kits Backlog

Newsweek reports: There are currently hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits in police evidence storage facilities around the country and 2020 Democratic hopeful Kamala Harris has a plan to end the nationwide backlog. On Thursday, Harris said she would spend $1 billion in order to help states clear rape kit backlogs. The money would also help law enforcement reform …

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Joe Biden Vows Return To Daily Press Briefings [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: White House hopeful Joe Biden vowed his administration would revive daily press briefings, a tradition that has become less and less frequent under President Trump. “We believe in the power of free press. That’s why I’ll return immediately to daily press briefings in the White House, the State Department and the Defense Department,” the former vice president …

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House To Vote On Contempt Charges For Barr And Ross

Politico reports: House Democrats will vote next week on criminal contempt charges against Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for failing to comply with a congressional subpoena over the 2020 census, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday. The vote — the second time a sitting attorney general would be found in criminal contempt by the House — has …

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House Votes To Overturn Trump’s Trans Military Ban

Reuters reports: The House on Thursday approved an amendment to the annual defense policy bill aimed at reversing President Trump’s policy banning most transgender people from serving in the military. The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would enshrine in law that any person who meets gender-neutral occupational standards can serve in the military regardless of race, color, …

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Mayor Pete Unveils Sweeping Plan On Racial Disparity

NPR reports: South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg got a really big boost to his campaign recently, announcing a staggering $24.8 million fundraising haul over the past three months. But that hasn’t changed one of the toughest realities his candidacy faces: support among black voters that barely registers in the polls. Countering skeptics who doubt he can win crucial African …

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Pelosi Scolds Progressive Reps On Tweeted Infighting

Politico reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi chided progressives in a closed-door meeting Wednesday, calling on them to address their intra-party grievances privately rather than blasting their centrist colleagues on Twitter. Pelosi’s comments, which were described as stern, came during the first full caucus meeting since a major blow up over emergency border funding last month between progressive and moderate lawmakers as …

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McConnell Challenger Raises Record $2.5M On First Day

NBC News reports: Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath raised more than $2.5 million in the first 24 hours of her campaign against Mitch McConnell — over $1 million of it coming in just the first five and a half hours after she announced, according to her campaign. McGrath campaign manager Mark Nickolas said it’s the most ever raised in …

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Dem Rep To Kellyanne Conway: Take A Seat And Keep My Name Out Of Your Lying Mouth, Distraction Becky

The Hill reports: Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) lit into White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday after Conway took aim at the freshman Democrat for voting against a President Trump-backed border aid bill. Her tweet came in response to a tweet Conway made in which she mocked a disagreement between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Pressley and other progressive Democrats …

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Manchin Intros Equal Pay Bill For Women’s Soccer Team

The Huffington Post reports: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) introduced a bill Tuesday that would prevent any federal funding for the 2026 World Cup until the U.S. Soccer Federation agrees to provide equal pay to the U.S. women’s and men’s national teams. The bill would cut off “any and all” federal money that would otherwise be spent when the United States …

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Former USMC Fighter Pilot To Challenge McConnell

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: Former Marine Corps fighter pilot Amy McGrath announced Tuesday that she wants to challenge U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November 2020, ending months of speculation about whether she’d try to take out one of the most powerful political figures in the country. In a three-minute video on social media and on the MSNBC show …

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Activist Tom Steyer Announces 2020 White House Bid

NBC News reports: Billionaire activist Tom Steyer declared his candidacy for the presidency on Tuesday in a video, reversing an earlier announcement several months ago that he intended to sit out the 2020 Democratic primary race. While he is not well known and the candidate field is already overstuffed with two dozen candidates, Steyer’s money could give him an edge, …

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AOC Gets Wild Welcome At NYC Drag Show [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was met by an eager crowd chanting her name when she attended a drag show in New York. “You are beautiful. You are accepted,” the freshman lawmaker told the audience at Bartschland Follies, a drag and burlesque show at the McKittrick Hotel. Ocasio-Cortez appeared alongside performer Joey Arias, who shared footage of the …

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It’s Official: Eric Swalwell Drops Out Of 2020 WH Race

The Daily Beast reports: The 2020 Democratic field is starting to winnow. Three months since he entered the historically large primary ring, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) announced Monday that he will bring his long-shot campaign to an end. Swalwell, the 38-year-old member of the House Intelligence Committee, focused his presidential bid on confronting gun violence but failed to gain any …

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Warren Raises Whopping $19M In Second Quarter

The Boston Globe reports: Senator Elizabeth Warren raised an eye-popping $19.1 million for her presidential campaign over the last three months, tripling her haul for the first quarter and narrowly overtaking Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ fundraising for the same time period — a major victory for Warren as the two battle for liberal grassroots donors . The total released Monday …

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REPORT: Eric Swalwell Expected To Drop WH Bid Today

The East Bay Citizen reports: Eric Swalwell will hold a press conference on Monday afternoon in Dublin. The event was announced Sunday amid rumors his presidential campaign is nearing its end. The campaign gave no further description about the subject of the press conference, which is set for 1 p.m. at Swalwell’s campaign headquarters at 6250 Village Parkway. In the …

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CNN To Hold Live Drawing For Dem Debate Lineup

CNN reports: CNN will conduct a live draw to determine which night each candidate will appear in the highly anticipated Democratic presidential primary debates airing later this month on the network. Dana Bash, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper will moderate the Democratic National Committee-sanctioned debates over two nights, July 30-31, from Detroit, said a network spokesperson. Both nights will air …

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Iowa And Nevada To Allow Caucus Voting By Phone

The Associated Press reports: Democrats in the early presidential contest states of Iowa and Nevada will be able to cast their votes over the telephone instead of showing up at their states’ traditional neighborhood caucus meetings next February, according to plans unveiled by the state parties. The tele-caucus systems, the result of a mandate from the Democratic National Committee, are …

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REPORT: Activist Tom Steyer To Enter WH Race After All

Politico reports: Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmental activist who toyed with a 2020 presidential run before deciding against it, has told people he plans to announce that he’s entering the race for the Democratic nomination, according to three people familiar with his plans. Steyer had said in January that he was passing on a 2020 run. Steyer held a private …

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Pelosi: If I’m Not Left Enough For The Left, So Be It

“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world. But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got. If the left doesn’t think I’m left enough, so be it. As I say to these people, come to my basement. I have these signs about single-payer from 30 years ago. I understand …

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