Democrats

House Democrats Intro Resolution To Ratify The ERA

Axios reports: Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) on Thursday introduced a resolution to recognize that the Equal Rights Amendment has met all legal requirements to be considered the 28th constitutional amendment. If the resolution passes in both Congress chambers, the ERA would be officially added to the constitution and would guarantee legal gender equality under the Constitution. …

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Biden To Discuss Gun Violence With Adams In NYC Visit

Gothamist reports: President Joe Biden plans to meet with Mayor Eric Adams in New York City next week to discuss the steady rise in gun violence across the five boroughs. The visit comes after Adams had been pressing the federal government for help in battling gun violence, specifically since the fatal shooting of two NYPD officers last week. A spokesperson …

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Nina Turner Announces Second Bid For US House

Cleveland’s ABC News affiliate reports: Former State Senator Nina Turner is setting up a rematch with Congresswoman Shontel Brown after announcing her plans to run in the Democratic primary on May 3 for the still to be drawn congressional district representing Cuyahoga County. “The reasons that I ran last time during the special election, those reasons have not changed. I …

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Pelosi Announces Plan To Run For Reelection [VIDEO]

CNN reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Tuesday that she plans to run for reelection, aiming to extend her more than 30-year run in Congress. “I am running for reelection to Congress and respectfully seek your support,” Pelosi, a Democrat from California, said in a video message posted on her political Twitter account. “I would be greatly honored by …

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Dem Rep To Retire Due To GOP Shredding Of District

Politico reports: Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper, a 32-year veteran of Congress, will retire at the end of this year, after Tennessee Republicans shredded his Nashville-based seat into three pieces in redistricting. He is the 29th House Democrat to leave the chamber to retire or seek higher office during this Congress. “No one tried harder to keep our city whole,” Cooper …

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Judge Strikes Down New York Gov’s Mask Mandate

The New York Times reports: A New York State judge ruled on Monday that the state’s mask mandate had been enacted unlawfully and is now void, according to court documents. In December, amid a winter virus surge, Gov. Kathy Hochul renewed a mask mandate at all indoor public places throughout the state — including in schools and nursing homes and …

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Adams Lost $1000 In Paycheck-To-Bitcoin Conversion

The New York Post reports: Maybe he should’ve stuck with cash. Mayor Eric Adams may have lost more than $1,000 of his first City Hall paycheck in just four days after converting it into cryptocurrency during a plunge in the market, a Post analysis shows. Adams, who pulls an annual salary of $258,750, said Friday he converted his first biweekly …

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Corrupt NY Dem Sheldon Silver Dies In Prison At 77

The Associated Press reports: Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful figures in state government for two decades before his conviction on corruption charges, has died in federal custody. He was 77. Silver died Monday, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. The person could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke …

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Arizona Dems Censure Sinema Over Filibuster Vote

The Arizona Republic reports: Members of the Arizona Democratic Party executive committee passed Saturday a resolution to censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema over her vote to keep the filibuster. The closed-door vote Saturday morning came after an avalanche of anger from liberals who characterize Sinema, D-Ariz., as an obstructionist who helped doom Democrats’ chances at passing voting-rights legislation. The censure has …

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100+ Congress Members Got Death Threats Since 2020

Roll Call reports: CQ Roll Call asked every member of Congress whether they had received a death threat since 2020. Of the 147 who responded, 110 — or about 75 percent — said yes. While more Democrats replied to our inquiry than Republicans, 95 to 52, death threats were pervasive among both parties: 74 percent of Democrats said they had …

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NYC Mayor Eric Adams Accuses City Agencies Of Fraud

Gothamist reports: At a news briefing announcing the consolidation of the city’s technology agencies, Mayor Eric Adams leveled a time-worn accusation at city government, typically expressed by fiscal watchdog groups and disgruntled New Yorkers. “Taxpayers are just not getting their money’s worth,” he told reporters on Wednesday, later adding without proof, “Trust me there’s fraud and mismanagement in these agencies …

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NYC Mayor To Convert First Paycheck To Bitcoin

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor Adams revealed Thursday that he will convert his first City Hall paycheck into cryptocurrency, seeking to make good on a campaign promise to use and promote the virtual cash system while in office. The first paycheck, due to arrive Friday, will “automatically be converted” into Bitcoin and Ethereum, two popular cryptocurrencies, via Coinbase, …

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Sinema And Manchin Sink Vote On Changing Filibuster

The Associated Press reports: Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed late Wednesday when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, emotional debate. The outcome was a stinging defeat for President Joe Biden and his party, coming at the …

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FBI Raids Home Of Dem Texas US House Rep [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A Democratic House member said he will “fully cooperate in any investigation” amid reports that the FBI raided his Texas home Wednesday. Rep. Henry Cuellar, whose South Texas district includes San Antonio and Laredo, said in a statement that he is “committed to ensuring that justice and the law are upheld.” An FBI spokeswoman said agents were …

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NY Gov’s Proposed Budget Allows Casinos For NYC

Gothamist reports: Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed a $216 billion state budget Tuesday that would provide bonus payments to health care workers, bolster funding for schools and clear the way for casinos in New York City. Hochul’s spending plan comes as the state is in a relatively strong financial position, thanks to a large influx of federal aid and stronger-than-expected tax …

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Sen. Mark Kelly Backs Limited Change To Filibuster Rule

The Arizona Republic reports: Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., will support a change to the filibuster rule, The Arizona Republic has learned, showing for the first time a willingness to bend on an issue that has tied the Senate in knots for a year as the Democratic legislative agenda has stalled. Kelly, who is up for reelection this year, will back …

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Bill De Blasio: No, I Won’t Run For New York Governor

NY1 reports: Former Mayor Bill de Blasio will not run for governor this year. De Blasio made the announcement in a tweet Tuesday morning. De Blasio had long been considered a possible challenger to Gov. Kathy Hochul. The announcement comes as a new Siena poll found Hochul is comfortably in the lead of potential Democratic contenders. The winner of the …

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NYC Mayor Defers To Ethics Board On Brother’s Job

Gothamist reports: When Mayor Eric Adams decided to appoint his brother, Bernard Adams, as head of his security detail, it attracted renewed attention to a small city agency charged with holding the conduct of city elected officials and employees to certain ethical standards: the New York City Conflicts of Interest Board (COIB). When asked about the appointment, which comes with …

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WA Bill Would Ban Guns From School Board Meetings

NPR reports: Guns and other weapons would be banned from election-related locations and at school board meetings in Washington under a pair of proposals that received a public hearing in the Democratically-controlled state Legislature on Wednesday. In addition, people would be prohibited from openly carrying firearms at local government meetings — such as meetings of city councils. Violations would be …

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Sinema Refuses To Budge On Changing Filibuster Rules

The Independent reports: Sen Kyrsten Sinema ripped apart Democratic voters’ hopes of seeing changes to the filibuster that would allow voting rights legislation to pass in a speech on Thursday that reiterated her support for both the legislation itself and the 60-vote threshold that is keeping its passage an impossibility. In a floor speech, the Arizona Democrat portrayed the Senate’s …

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